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Ep. 64: Shiny, happy futureDonald and Eric comment on RIM's dull vision of the future and are only slightly more enthusiastic about Microsoft's competing vision. A Nokia researcher show's off a genuinely interesting vision of what flexible touch screen devices might be able to...
Hey it's Tuesday November 1. Your experience -- crave podcast it is a day full of ones. And -- here with the number one podcast. On the planet. I'm Donald bell. I'm Eric Franklin all -- Winnable that number one podcast beast. -- -- -- -- -- my editor and here right now in the building as you say yes but now. Now he's -- he's tending to his -- Hampshire. Baghdad here we are tending to the future into our crave mobile visions of the future. And we are helped is somehow last week. Multiple visions of the future plans were apart put forth yeah from companies that you -- to expect. I'll be providing the future -- It is a couple that I was like okay to see that speaking specifically of ram and Microsoft. -- -- I would maybe I'll add make the argument these are two companies have to -- need to be thinking about their -- -- -- future yeah I should and media if they can brainstorm on some of the equal vision of the future. Then they can they can rally around that. We can make the future happening and get people excited right. About rim and -- -- Yes. Feel like you know someone. I admit maybe this is obvious and it sounds weird but you know. Uncle Perry -- medical privy but I am gonna go kind of weird place time. You know since the death of Steve Jobs may be there is an opportunity for someone else to be -- -- the company to be had that kind of vision of the future you know I mean like this kind of appealing vision of the future that. Our people kind of get behind their yellow thing is -- -- as -- Really good point you can -- -- -- the past like twenty years is like. Or maybe I'm -- when you and -- these past decade yet gimmick that the decade where did the tech field was basically. Apple's you know imagination. In incarnate yeah products everyone for a while about exactly now if someone else's turn -- -- -- minor eye is probably getting nothing else it is -- in time. For the kinds of production houses that make these kind of on the cheap presentable. The -- skate videos and visions of the future happened -- customizing identity package you gotta get a YouTube video real. I'm so black -- was leaked and I posted are my my FaceBook page. And island -- video link that got taken down now this YouTube video version today I doubt it's -- -- and screams like Flickr but that's leaking is the future. -- he's got his aptly book like tablet or visit the remembers and I can -- Americans the intro. That has very happy with himself in this -- -- his. Middle of the road five inch. No Basil. Happily be Smartphones -- list applies to both monitor his house. Needs like is that utilities. And report on -- power loss in this house okay. So this guy's somebody can do in the future this guy apparently with his open. Church is just as it -- of the initiatives he is able he's he's in charge of the targeted and in this care is way too for -- -- -- -- -- To be in this I don't know how -- really working there. Like Matt Damon's little Brothers either to mechanic IV at this point on the offered to early this yeah right he's still is out party last night -- he -- a box. At an excuse to pick -- -- that I had -- -- applying the the actual technician here to fix the power grid on his larger. You know rim Blackberry tablet. And that his tablets becoming his in dash navigation -- say. He said. -- he really knows what's going somehow he had the docket in -- is in our furnaces in Florida has GPS technology this is where it was town where he and look -- confused yes now he's actually be led down the street by his tablet. These and a mind control that looks like them in my Angela -- control -- in the future we -- it can't count lake. -- -- -- -- At the Apple have a tablet lead -- to places. I think this is the new Craig's -- what I'm really seeing here and I think that that's the result is gonna go down in this -- from wherever they are the earth. That I think that's why he though as I hate to work very able it could be missed connection after this you know right -- -- really -- -- rest tock. You know it's not easy -- this guys is like well. That looks more right now it's his unit houses in good shape you can browse -- -- deny anything I wanna -- -- ago were. Do you. I own -- -- a good place to put the first bush and this year. -- nice these dictating his review of these -- via. Customer service the guy looks like that the guy from love it was -- guy who owned the above lost island. -- lost was in his name. So there's reveals that they. The British -- -- addition pennies -- -- and that. Iso. That's Britain's version vision of the future one of them there's that -- like three to root against that was the -- most tablet focused. Pretty pretty white male that -- that future they're Canadian organization. Okay well there are no females and then Canada Canada we don't know what. Completely stink and media -- a significant and added that. So yeah it's it's kind of corporate he you have very core pretty. -- Virgin's device if you're an old to -- -- There's no -- -- that the future gadgets no Basil just -- and screen we can agree sit back and relax I just I feel like. Is gonna be awesome they gambling -- the Apple thing. Rim. Needs to hire some more -- owners in the organization and speak as if that is like -- throw it out. -- wall -- imagine that yeah there is with go crazy with this if you were not -- jet packs or flying unicorn -- aren't with us that let's just try it out. And then they ended on. What happened -- Report a power failure and -- home. On his tablet -- And then another guy uses his tablet to drive their breaks it yeah cause we all own homes right in we'll have a -- straight right guys. Hey everyone and his meeting -- -- old home. And we've all they experience the fear that. Overcomes us we have -- failure fear of the outside world fear of that. That 9% -- -- and so our neighborhoods and our houses write like we all felt that -- This talk about that he -- let's -- speak to -- This and I I think in Canada though there are more of like yeah aimlessly of the torrent rock -- -- -- -- -- incorporated. The American version of a lot more fear like you have that -- does the tablet that can do that does 3-D body -- on the guys seat he's packing eat right yeah that through the door right yeah. -- By if I guess I had to say that that was a pretty boring. I was very glad I admiral company that really needs to get some people excited about yeah now. Their products being -- Even vaguely cool or -- certain that at all that -- -- -- not calling me when year. -- cool hip and whole flicking the flies off the screen I didn't really get what. Why that would be human. We'll we'll get to gestures in a minute to better than -- to just -- native. That. Involve involve a little bit of this is the bottom my issue -- I'll -- -- -- That that would be cool like -- -- -- -- as an Easter -- at the end of that video have -- the issue phone -- -- -- Maxwell Smart like -- phone -- necessarily immediately a little Pico projector in the -- the so the -- the issue that project out. Like the -- into walked to the house and the that it allot cooler to have like an -- navigated -- -- -- -- -- poultry killed your house. If you're like drunk stumbling -- that in those and I -- rendered as chat and actually services team is stumbling. That they -- that's how they knew Craigslist -- -- like. Just follow this gets my house operatives like seriously that these people have to -- -- -- throw this much money at creating it. -- really exciting and daring vision of the future. You got -- no more India. You got our failure -- I mean that's not even -- also how does -- -- not have liked. Free energy and like the -- the manhandled grid that's literally -- have to worry about the power cell that's on that like we're gonna have this kind of near utopian future where everything's free -- clean and stuff. -- -- They went to practical on this one. I have been Microsoft says they analyzed -- my disease and low at this point show. Next update you know at least they've got some cool people in the organization. Making like Xbox working on share you know windows. Eight the next exercise. Whatever. Tablets -- their courier tablet which they killed right first of all points for a -- a woman. Starting -- and Manges LB on -- -- -- classes are doing something good friends translating all of the next -- Into English. Opens this -- a hook up right there. Those two people a way to go what and just -- Russia to -- and watch a single video -- and I. I just enough venting some kind of weird relationship percent and -- It's it's it's it's. I can see it. There's always like somehow the windows in the car hi relating. The building she's going to be -- how old is she holding -- she's holding -- like okay I think in the future not only are the screens. Edge to edge but they're just hard it's date date pull their power from the universe. You know and are immune to the kind of power failures in -- version of rights -- -- And no radiation. Lorimer radiation are now Venus as it edges though and on that -- -- -- as just click the ballet is just check on the Cardiff like this lady's effort in details. Well -- is so far at least women people -- I like this -- Or dissident groups and little girls -- kits and exists in this future that's good. Is -- It's it's a little more range -- -- and it definitely definitely it's they're going a little further with this. Then rim -- This guy's got the you can use this -- and I don't mean to -- and charity looks nervous. He should be happy about what he's doing. To -- -- with a better place there but then they can. When was that it -- -- -- 382 and somehow some glasses free VD honest and -- -- a subtle subtle. -- these apartments their soul. Modern. To Seoul lake. Yet and that's as my common -- FaceBook post it was based -- all the entries in the future it's like we're living in dwell magazine will protect it or if -- like. His life as a white person and architectural giant. -- the future. -- I think you're right. So I'd like this does it taps you on here with -- aid -- -- basically bars piece of Paper guy tablet that really need to be -- tablet fully kind of busy and folds. -- -- -- -- -- -- I don't use possibly deploy him speak and -- it. So here's another when I was in both -- version of the future and Microsoft's which -- where you have -- your cards. Become. Basically your cards are yours your phones -- tablets. All are like via the processor for even desktop computing. Right -- that you you bring your tablet -- put on your desk and and that becomes. Yet projected onto your monitor and at least these people are watching. European -- pop culture you know that's very minor order report on the pilot Tony Stark are meant to come interface thing going on there they do and -- like -- I would love to see my desk in this vision a future where it's like. The same might desk which is covered in like -- of butter and poppy -- -- a -- crowns. Like garrido -- -- salsa from years. Get a slightly re -- Halloween it's it's a -- crackle -- Minimum -- -- mr. Cook it -- and the Nam. Okay -- -- -- yes very clean and -- and and maybe this is also their solving power grid problem from m.'s version of the future given. Really talked much in the -- -- -- now and there's that there's a big demand finally gotten over talking for. These Andy's -- gestures the music that is just hopeful an idealistic and can go for about five minute yeah on the same. You're okay if I because it be known until they can do and their -- Kids exist. At the new war and warcraft. That has -- -- -- -- has been -- enemy -- they have ever seen in my life like what is this this but we've that we take a step back in gaming graphics obviously murky. It's -- -- so it's better. I guy you know you -- -- blackboard read there checked out like it like it. -- you -- you like twelve he's probably like that that's probably what -- -- the late forties. So I -- makes sense you know he he -- of that -- you know the type of data you know like me like I have is gonna have kids and then later in life. You know I like it liked how -- acting yet to establish his architectural accuracy of this is -- and it has an on time -- And -- like the young life. Course -- when she was in the refrigerator without opening it. Apple time. -- what they just feel like Apple could -- MST three K is just non corporate visions of the future I love it I love it. Test could remind me how to open a huge. So audio model actually get food out of there are different but it's cool and all legacy stuff from the outside but -- actually like at some point. -- and where's the. Robot that makes you dinner -- they don't have we given up on hand what they and they. And so -- to this need ever. No they don't actually ever get -- out -- there -- -- in the cleanup that's true this year. -- -- -- I like I and what do you part of future -- be -- part of Microsoft's future -- boards and yeah for sure but even in the Microsoft wants a little boring I feel -- -- -- this is how this is how it -- it was -- slow decline of western civilization. Where we stopped. Having the capacity -- like dream big. About like me in the sixties we had Star Trek and we dreamed up. Tell -- transportation. And freezers and life. Food synthesizers and share all kinds of amazing. Green -- lying in cars the jet packs -- tickets to work. Yeah and now we have -- refrigerators in light. Extra efficient productivity tools it with ever thinner screens it's. All about getting more work done it does mean its -- -- and or and that's that's that's the new society that's the best in WO right there like more work. For you. It's like with do more or less. Data that is if that's the future Donald OK. I mean seriously it's it's that's what they're gonna pushing there's like to work done and -- to -- I'm telling you -- this does nothing but -- first to discourage me from my more late. -- apocalypse. Butter churn and steam powered television version in the future that is just -- year but just way more -- satellite now -- -- kind of kind of a Star Wars kind of like dirty used. Future well you know futuristic just -- that they elect. -- landslides uses cantina scene in Star Wars and had copied a future in any notice there is yet you rather -- rather be -- there. We agree ago and I I let the -- would have blood on his -- -- the father I am glad that this is probably what the -- -- Morgan look like in the cantina scene in star award rhetoric just personally when I like to think about. Like oh my god future's gonna be so cool I'd rather think about space travel to the cantina scene. You know we're gonna get my -- like taken -- -- a light Saber as I said the wrong thing by some old did. Yeah that you expect things you are banking exactly less than any of its work well anyway there I will say this I'm -- I'm not the audience -- are all kind of corporate presentation videos and stuff but that. That's a corporate like exactly seeing that that BDE -- really -- -- a good -- that PG they get inspired by that. -- -- -- look at that a little it's like it's kind of a pipe dreams kind of cool but -- expect -- ever. The -- you don't realize -- -- whole corporation like this he spent so much you gauges sending excel files back and forth to each -- writing gets so insular that. You've probably just lose sight of the fact that a -- -- were. We're actually the ones who were in charge of making the future that I -- that's us again we don't do that. It doesn't anything exposed to give -- little bit of a warm Fuzzy picture part of -- the future right but just don't get too -- -- ran out. I on this last bit here is that it Nokia actually showing us. Or one of their researchers showing us a flexible OLED screen which we've seen -- stuff before. I am but what intrigue me enough about this video. Is here is that it showing. -- engineer Aaron. Aura a researcher who's actually done stuff with the technology is showing off how this had the flexible screen actually. Leads to more -- seeing in our actual -- -- open source being just a little flexible screen right so he's twisting and -- in and it's actually controlling. And flicking through albums he's news pinching in and out with the screen and or to zoom in or zoom out. -- like maps or menus. -- -- to -- as a person who reviews tablets every week. And it is due dealing with so much. To test this dream with -- -- but finger or prefer to expand its that's that's a bit cooler than it answered it like not having the smudges pretty proud dad. Then you probably have a much stronger. Hands and mouse on what I can imagine you're doing restraint yeah yeah exactly if you possibly have a lot of snapped -- imagine that you have to stress test these things -- -- -- -- Your -- the first thing I would do I would want to like just like. Well I'm gonna break it like we had a meeting would -- -- -- with Nokia there is a new tablet and -- just -- it came to me. Cook me odd I try to break elderly Miami Atlanta nine Halloween is -- made his first time -- -- in this little close the glow -- three cracked the right arrow glass capsules and factor imagine that you get a lot of yeah yeah exactly -- is not a glow stick. They should make that affect though just in case you break -- at least you get -- -- latter title holder ultimate in our radiation leakage and what it warrior run to the nearest rave and celebrate the death of your phone -- -- I mean its -- Me it's like is as more practical than just having -- in the screen I was yeah I think asking I. For -- the past year are seen tons of flexible only the screen. You know Samsung hasn't whoever has it right making this -- -- that's cool but what do you do with it right -- meal to have. Like the Samsung or that Sony's Smart -- economic wrap all your wrists yeah okay AS. But actually be able to gesture controls with the flexibility -- -- -- a cool new feature via. Yeah its -- great. That's it I'm done with that that's my that's my part except they'll say we didn't get -- -- at an email from Don and in saying that he wanted to say thanks TU. For recommending the misfits. It is awesome in some anyway it's -- share. These are watching. Well you should listen to dot com -- that at least -- a -- -- -- cool. I'm glad I think is an -- listen to what you got to say there are people really do listen. On MTV. Or wind -- when they listen to you in your segment at the and half of the show which is called. -- -- -- Don't you forget. I like the in the picture of -- is like three women. -- And I'm -- it is is that now is as below and with something and amounts of ice holiday get blended their doing that -- -- as strong -- Think they're -- draws -- and video. I -- secret account to supporting work as well this will blow a one woman has something. But they -- geeks apparently it's right there it relates it's totally topical -- -- additionally. Words and I'd become. When you have -- there. Piloting the news this week -- but I feel like I don't give enough love to -- PlayStation. And lot of reasons 'cause I'm hoping is he deserves a lot com. And what I mean that -- like. A lot of games come out on both systems and I usually prefer plan Xbox is because. Only friends and Xbox like amazes -- is easily get that many exclusives that are great. But the uncharted series. Is the exception to turn a series is awesome. The current valid -- I I don't know and it's and think of let's think of it in the crowd and Indiana Jones. Video game is -- -- our video game done really really well. With like. That all. From firefly as the main character -- Nathan Drake is. Is Mel from he's basically you know council. -- -- Indiana Jones -- with -- -- from firefly which is basically Hansel com. Like its and it looks amazing in other Odyssey. It's all of these entries it pushes these entries as when it's this is this is that you Cyrano uncharted three is as -- com. A trailer project three. But it has -- kind of that that in the -- type humor. That kind of quirky is really really tight -- writing witty I'll like really witty writing -- witty dialog and stuff. Really -- character is really great voice acting and up to say. Some of the best. Female -- the area air modeling. And gaming yeah like. Almost as good as ninja theory which. Bill's guys. Via he'd -- saying and he's the kind of thing that notice. -- not everyone does it right well when your deadly ninja assassin. Nothing helps you out. -- -- -- -- -- -- We giant tunnel and know that -- -- -- -- you like and enter -- what Apple. Does does the -- -- don't like when -- model. This is like. I'd like it to look like a real person as -- aren't so I don't go too far with -- you get uncomfortable -- -- -- This -- -- so it's like you know the conflict and the guy just such. Legally -- he -- August 16. And you know it insured are so great so anyway there's -- -- I have an air -- -- -- that anywhere in Japan they're promoting this. This game. With. The kind of -- one of the inspirations. Behind the character of these knee injury com. While the actor who. Lasers you know -- import is promoting this in Japan is great video column of him playing the game. In this -- you know he looks. You -- just its rights to. -- Like I mean that's it looks like -- seven year old grandfather played -- game because basically that's what he is now. Harris import is old RI in -- can -- frustrated. But you know me and I'm sure he is acting a little bit in there and everything but there is still cool so -- -- import an average. I've always threatens to lake videotape me while I'm playing ball box is like your face. And if you know what you look like when you're playing these games her -- As got to be the most and sexy thing you guys like you are treated me so much right now iPad is the continued so it never that meant nothing quite so well. -- that weren't there like. -- your wife -- look at that he was MI however an Emmy playing video games simulate looking to stop playing their right now. Take accurate enough to stick it is right in each year wrap. Brain right and so it's it's like having someone just poke around in your just primal -- -- Look like -- -- I -- looked like a version of that are slightly less grizzled but it's time. The media they -- ST -- this -- that's -- Pink -- and if you want to know will be talking man next week you can check out our crave blog which is right here -- -- -- his mouth. And you can email us at crave at cnet.com. And I email something cool and we will read it on the yeah -- bond buying your way into Donald's mouth you'll everything will be. 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