Friday, February 17, 2017

TechTalk with February 14, 2017

So, when it comes to technology, gadgets and tech issues or news who do you turn to?

Jatin Mava joined the show to talk about the tech he was thinking about and as usual there was a great conversation along the way.

The Bose SoundSport ear buds were on the agenda to speak about and a whole bunch more.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Here are the show notes and links.

Bose Soundsport Wireless sport Headphones.

Comfort and sweat proof
-6hr battery life (2hrs to full charge)-hmmm why not faster and longer?

-the open design allows you to hear what is going on around you, good for sports, running...

-from the unboxing to the 1st use these are a very classy product.
-The app is fantastic and through a simple visual explained how to get the earbuds in properly.
-they sit in the ear not deep in at the outer edge and there is a little lock with a rubber hook to hold it in place.
-the app is great and the 1st thing it does is ask you to name the product or it will generate a name, Lonesome sundown is what I got.
Software update and boom we are in business.

-what I love about these headphones is they do stick out a bit so they are noticable and they are crazy comfortable

-what are others saying, best sport headphones on the market, really!

-cool feature you can stream to another friends headphones if they are bose!

You got the drone!

-Passenger drones in Dubai?

Cool idea for pushing digital content

FB and record labels!

FB popup posts

  1. The smart baseball
Each aspect of Strike is designed to better understand a pitch so players know what needs to be worked on. When the smart baseball is through, it records five different measurements. Using an algorithm to track the ball’s path, it instantly generates a 3D representation of its trajectory. Other measurements like spin rate, velocity, and rotation axis allow the pitcher to better understand their strengths and weaknesses with different types of pitches. For accuracy, Strike is able to detect where the ball would hit within the standard strike zone.
By connecting the baseball to the mobile app, players can view their performance in an easy-to-read chart. Coaches and scouts also have more ways to keep track of a pitcher’s progression. Built-in achievements also serve as motivation for improvement.

3. Blackberry sale! 2 phones will you buy one?

4. VR and Google this is cool
Google announced that its Chrome browser now supports virtual reality films, games, and other experiences. People can view virtual reality content in the Chrome app on Daydream-ready Android devices. Megan Lindsay, Chrome’s product manager said it’s now “as easy to step inside Air Force One as it is to access your favorite webpage.” Adding WebVR to Chrome will be an important step in giving VR creators a larger platform to showcase their designs… (Read more on Google Blog)
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5. More additions to google maps a foursquare type list!
You can now create Spotify-like "playlists" of your favorite local spots on Google Maps that your friends can share and follow. The feature, which Google recently rolled out to Local Guide users, lets you create "Favorites," "Starred Places," "Want to Go" and your own custom lists. The idea is to "start flexing your local knowledge muscles," Google said, and benefit from the inside info of other folks by following their lists.
The feature is very similar to those on Foursquare, right down to the nearly identical icons, showing that Facebook isn't the only company willing to copy a smaller competitor. Once it rolls out to your area (I don't have it in France yet and I'm a Local Guide), you just find a restaurant or other place in Maps and hit the "save" icon. That'll let you add it to one of the above lists or a new one you create like "Favorite Pho Spots" or "Best Veggie Burgers."

6.range extenders this is a good deal!

7. Samsung making OLED screens for Apple!

8. YouTube kids!
YouTube Kids, the app offering a curated selection of age-appropriate videos sourced from YouTube, is launching its own original programming, the company announced today. The four new shows are a part of the YouTube Red subscription service, and were created with the kids’ app in mind. This is also the first time that YouTube Red has invested in creators who are making original shows designed for family audiences, says YouTube.
The series come from established creators, including DanTDM , Joe and Cody of TheAtlanticCraft, tween music act L2M, and Fruit Ninja. The shows will launch this spring on the service, while others are in development for premieres throughout the year.
Now two years old, YouTube Kids aims to offer a safer alternative to YouTube’s larger video network. Until its arrival, many parents were hesitant to allow their children to use YouTube, or were constantly struggling with their kids happening upon inappropriate or adult content on the site.
While far from perfect, YouTube Kids has become a better starting point for parents looking to control kids’ YouTube experience, thanks to the app’s kid-friendly user interface, curated selection of programming, and parental controls that let you do things like disable the search function.
YouTube Red’s subscription service expanded to include YouTube Kids last August, offering an ad-free experience on the kids app along with all of Red’s other key features, like offline access and background play, for example.
YouTube says that its kids app has seen over 30 billion views to date and now has over 8 million weekly active viewers. The app had originally focused more on videos that appealed to younger children, like singalongs and Sesame Street, but today also includes those that extend up the age spectrum, like science videos, magic tricks, and more.
With the launch of the new original programming, it seems that YouTube Kids will continue its expansion beyond the preschool crowd and up into the tweens.The slate of programming isn’t all cartoons, nor toddler-focused fare. One show called “Hyperlinked,” for example, stars music act L2M and tells a story of five girls who come together to create their own website for girls.
The other programs include “Fruit Ninja: Frenzy Force,” “The Kings of Atlantis,” and “DanTDM Creates a Big Scene.”
Alongside the news of the new series, YouTube Kids will also soon arrive on smart TVs, including LG and Samsung TVs, says YouTube.
9. Use of AI!

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