Sunday, April 16, 2017

TechTalk With Nexa April 11, 2017

Tech, Tech, Tech who doesn't love tech and have a question or 2 about what is hot and what is not?

Andrew Thomas joins the show from and we have a good old chat about travel, sim cards, productivity apps and more.

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Microsoft Surface

-travel and the 1st thing people do is get a local sim
-uber is not loved in Bali
-google maps change the way we travel! An attraction can really game google  which is good???
-Tesla tech or car company?

What we need to be thinking about with electric cars is the service sector! Charging!

Huawei, LG, Samsung, Sony it is phone time!
Apple coming!

Cool idea

Teens love iPhones!hmmm is the survey flawed?
The latest survey of around 5,500 teens, average age 16, was released on Monday. It revealed staggering things, such as that teens love Snapchat.
But it also offered something that few might think possible, or even believable. 76 percent of these teens said they owned an iPhone, the highest number the survey has ever recorded. Six months ago, the survey said 74 percent did.
In that last survey, 79 percent said that their next phone would be an iPhone. In the latest survey, that number has risen to 81 percent, also a record.
Skeptics might mutter that Piper Jaffray is an investment bank that's always seemed a touch starry-eyed and giddy about Apple.
My own suspicions rest in the crevices of online virality, where Samsung has often done markedly better than Apple. Teens live and breathe viruses, don't they?

Hmmm this sounds too good to be true!

Interesting how google image search works for products! Need to be on this!
Making the products eligible to serve up as a similar item requires marketers to add and maintain product metadata on the brand's Web pages. The markup helps Google find product offerings on the Web and give users a summary of product information.
Along with detailed instructions on how to use the feature, Google says it's important to ensure that the Web pages have an image reference number, products with names, image, price and currency, and metadata on the host page. These are eligible for the Similar items.

Free Android game!

Disney is getting close to HUMANS! Seen the show?

I just think a levitating lightbulb is cool

We want tech in the car but we don’t want to pay a premium!

Facebook AI assistant, too much intrusion?

Stateside, Facebook Messenger users can now expect a little help from M, the AI-powered virtual assistant that Facebook has been developing for more than a year.
M will make its presence known to Messenger users by popping right into their active conversations and suggesting what it considers to be relevant content and actions.
Among a small percentage of users, Facebook says it has been testing such suggestions for the past few month and deems it a "great success,” Laurent Landowski and Kemal El Moujahid, both product managers at Facebook, note in a new blog post.
When M recognizes intent in a user’s conversation, it may suggest a relevant sticker to share with friends and family. If it recognizes when people are discussing payments, M might offer gives them the option of sending or requesting money.
If the subject of travel comes up, M might suggest an option to share one’s location during a conversation.
Additional suggestions could include content related to making plans, starting a poll, and even getting a ride using a ride sharing service like Lyft or Uber. The new service could obviously benefit service providers like Uber and other businesses if they can score recommendations from M.

Fact checking is alive with google searches but they aren’t doing it
Google has started showing a 'fact check' label in search results next to articles containing claims that have been vetted for veracity.
The fact-check tagging system, which is rolling out globally on Google Search and News, expands on a program introduced by Google's Jigsaw group to Google News in the UK and US in October.

Tim Berners-Lee has suggested empowering the internet giants do more to combat the abundance of 'fake news' on their respective platforms.

Now some results will display a summary showing what the claim was, who said it, and which organization fact-checked it.
Only articles that have been fact-checked by news publishers and fact-checking organizations will display the label and summary.
Google itself does not vet articles or facts but has decided to include the labels, not necessarily to clamp down on producers of fake news, but to highlight articles that have been fact-checked in accordance with its own news publisher rules.

Google Duo Update
n March, Google announced it was beginning to roll out support for audio-only calling in its FaceTime and Whatsapp competitor, Duo, which had previously focused on video calls. Initially, support for audio calls was available in Brazil, but the feature is now live for all users worldwide, a Google engineer and technical lead for Duo announced on Twitter late on Sunday evening.
If you’re having trouble keeping track of Google’s numerous communications products, Duo was the video calling app announced in May 2016 at the Google I/O developer conference. It launched last summer as a Google-powered alternative to other popular video calling apps.

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