"Tomorrow Daily 107: CES 2015, robot beer pong, Intel Spider Dress and Nerdist's Jessica Chobot"
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Tomorrow Daily 107: CES 2015, robot beer pong, Intel Spider Dress and Nerdist's Jessica Chobot
On today's show, we talk about all of our favorite announcements so far at CEF 2015.
A robot that's gonna beat you at your favorite drinking game.
And a dress that you're gonna have to see to believe.
And some of the people in the audience are probably gonna run when they see it.
Because of arachnophobia.
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I'm your host Ashley Esqueda.
Joining me, as always, the man, the myth, the legend, the arachnophobia ,. There's the one.
The arachnophobia guy still anonymous.
How's it going?
I notice you've got a little a little device over there.
I, you know I do.
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2015 and they let me use this fantastic little L.G. G3 and it's really, really fun.
So behind on the times.
I don't know if you noticed but they announced the LG G Flex 3.
No, the G Flex 2.
G Flex 2, sorry, but they will.
You know they will.
That, maybe next year.
The, the G Flex 2, so I don't know if you've you've heard of that.
Well I'm a little bit jealous I'm gonna be honest with you.
I'm just gonna hang onto this one for now.
If you wanna know more about it, however, you can go and check it out.
We have some more information.
I'm gonna have to go check it out, the information out.
Because Khail took it.
Khail took my G Flex 2.
I've been taking selfies like crazy.
Well listen, so we have a lot of things to talk about today on the show.
If you've been watching our coverage all day, this is gonna be kind of a little palate cleanser for you.
We like to have a lot of fun here.
so, let's not waste any time.
Let's hit the headlines.
So first up, we always like to talk about the things that we've seen that are our favorite.
Personally, at CEF 2015, every year, we see stuff that just makes us say, wow, and we get really excited about it.
Really excited, yeah.
We get really excited about it.
So, Kale, I'm gonna let you go first.
See, I know you wanted to talk about what Dish has going on this year at CES.
So, I'm a cord cutter, I'll, I'll, I'll admit that right now.
Are there any other cord-cutters in the audience?
[CROSSTALK] There's one, two, okay so there's only two cord cutters.
We'll change all of you guys.
But basically what that means is we're getting, we don't want to be on cable.
We're, you know we're those kind of people.
Because it's really expensive.
Well Dish announced something called, Flex tv.
So check this out.
Your flex TV, you're still on this flex kill.
It's sling TV.
I'm in flex mode.
So sling TV has ABC, ESPN, Maker Studios, TNT, CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network Adult Swim, Food Network, HGTV [NOISE]
You're gonna run out of air.
You outta air?
Take a breath.
And all of this for $20 a month.
That's a good deal.
A big sell for a lot of people is ESPN.
Because that usually costs for like an extra it's an extra package cost whenever you buy cable.
Cable's like $100.
So if you add this up to you know, HBOGO and then a couple of other you know, things and what's important for me on this.
It's available on the XBox 1. Woo!
He's the only, he's the.
Okay, there you go.
Yeah, yeah, some of you will clap I guess.
There's the gamers.
You know what I really liked about Sling TV is that there is no box request.
Not a set top box just a subscription service you can subscribe and then if you have Rourke 2. Amazon Fire TV.
If you have any of those devices already in your home, which you probably do you can connect to Sling TV, which is pretty awesome.
Like, I think a lot of, lot of us millennials, we might, might be interested in that.
So I'm sorry I wasn't another, I wasn't excited about another 4k TV.
I know, I know.
Or I wasn't excited about a phone that had, you know, like a, a, no bevel.
I am excited about this
Fair enough, fair enough OK so
So what do you got, what are you excited about, what's your wow
I have to say for me, the wow moment was when Toyota came, they had a thing going yesterday and they brought out a very notable, it was, it was so great but the real big thing is they showed this hydrogen car.
And they said we're going to make this a generator for your house so they plugged it in.
And there was like this beautiful like oh, we're going to power your house for up to a week Vida said.
So here it is that we see it.
Look at that.
And the greatest part about it for me was that they really.
5,680 Fuel Cell Patents for everybody to use, everybody to work on.
For you, for you guys.
For you, for you.
If anybody wants to work on.
That guy in the back, who raised his hand.
No, not you.
Not you, definitely not you.
We don't know what you're going to do with the technology sir, we just don't know.
[LAUGH] We can't be sure.
But yeah, they're going to, they want to kick start fuel cell fuel cell.
And this is a really exciting way to do that.
And I think that this has kinda been a little bit of a theme in the last maybe year where we've seen some patents get released.
Elon Musk with Tesla and we saw seeing this now with Toyota and of course OSVR over at Razor so.
And we're gonna talk about that in a minute.
Yeah perfect, perfect choice for our future text show.
You have to tell me though about.
The, a the drinking game robot.
Okay, lets get down to business, so we got this robot.
We love robots.
Yeah, we love robots, we're big on robots, we just hope that they don't you know.
Murder us all.
So Empire Robots, Robotics is working on this thing called versa ball it's supposed to.
It's supposed to be simple, versatile, inexpensive.
It's like a gripper.
It's a little ball that grips on to stuff.
And it can hold pretty much anything.
Well they're showing that off this year-
by letting you challenge it to beer pong!
So anybody out there love beer pong, you gotta go challenge this robot.
If anybody think that they spent enough time in college working on beer pong.
You can look at it on the screens right now.
If you've ever seen one of those stress balls that are kind of filled with sand.
It, i grips in the same way.
So it pulls air through and it holds things.
And it holds thing and can.
Air goes out there's like sand inside.
Hold things that are really fragile even.
Grip, grips around it.
Yeah that was the big thing that they're doing.
Then it throws out a ping pong ball.
They're trying to show off the device can handle delicate objects and grip things.
Constantly and that obviously it, it actually shoots with precision.
I was watching it the whole time, and I'm like, this time it's gonna miss, this time it's gonna miss.
No, it doesn't miss.
Right now, this time it's gonna miss, right now it's gonna miss, it's gonna miss.
No, it's not gonna miss.
It's gonna miss.
It's not gonna miss.
It's not gonna miss, didn't miss.
It'll miss next time.
But they're basically challenging, they've brought a bunch of professional beer pong players to come and play against this robot.
Wait, wait, wait, I'm sorry.
And it's happening now, like it's happening.
To all of CES.
There are professional beer pumpers.
You aren't one?
I was not invited to the league.
Well, you know.
I'm really sad about that.
It's Vegas so.
We'll, we'll see what happens so.
There you go.
You can go check it out.
It's it's Empire Robotics the, their.
That's over in tech west.>> Mm-hm.
So if anybody wants to see that.
But first of all, they're.
It's more than beer pong, I'm told.
The whole things, whole things that, that you know, that humans maybe can't handle or [INAUDIBLE].
Give it a challenge.
There you go.
Give it a challenge.
So there you go.
Robotics, what do you got?
All right so our very last headline today is something that we are very excited to show you.
We saw this about a month ago and actually covered it on our show and we were really excited to be able to have it.
I talk about it here at CES.
This is there is a, Intel has this robotic spider dress.
And I don't know if any of you have actually seen it quite yet, but it looks absolutely terrifying.
We have video of it.
We have it, there was a teaser trailer that was released.
Here it is.
This spider dress looks absolutely incredible.
It has proximity sensors on it, so when people get a little too close, like they like to do here at CES.
It lashes out.
And the most exciting part about it is, we actually have the dress with the designer, Anuk [UNKNOWN],
Everybody be careful, here comes the dress.
right here, at our booth.
Here it comes.
Everybody don't get to close, it might attack you, I just wanna let you know.
Can we, can we grab, so we have them coming up to the stage.
They're gonna show off this beautiful creation.
Anook actually has designed, other designs and other 3D printed dresses for Sienese.
Ooh, it's gonna lash out, I'm frightened!
Kale, do not touch the model!
I'm staying really far away right now.
Keep your hands off the model.
You will lose an eye.
But it will, this is one of my favorite I like when we combine different things.
So it's like, it's like future tech, fashion, and you know, robotics so.
So can you tell us a little bit about the process of designing this and also you know, what your inspiration was in creating this beautiful piece.
I open one?
[LAUGH] yeah, first of all, welcome to [INAUDIBLE] so, what we have here is the robotic spider dress.
It's based on the Ansel Edison small micro-computer module of intel that's that's going inside the wearable industry.
So what you have here is an dress.
As soon as you step into her personal space, which I want to try to do here, she's she's attacking you.
[LAUGH] Stay, stay back.
I'm walking to her very closely now.
Like if I do this, a little bit faster.
So yeah, basically the the dress is all 3D print outs.
In in collaboration with.
Philip H. Wilk.
It's all [UNKNOWN] in a technique called selective [UNKNOWN] So that's a really, a really cool way to create this kind of geometry.
You see here the mechanic legs.
They are servo-based.
And in the front of the dress you have two proximity sensors so those are measuring the, the intimate space, the personal space, the social space, and the public space that she has around her body.
Fantast, well, I guess that's really helpful for when you're walking around the Intel booth freely.
You're like, you're just very aware.
Now, can I, can I-
Can I get this for Kale?
Can we get one?
I think he would look really good in that.
No big deal.
In white or in black?
I like white.
It looks so angelic.
You've, you've made a dress before this, the synapse dress, correct?
That's correct, yeah.
That's the one with the, where you wear it and it, kinda, it detects where you focusing, and whatnot?
Where to you wanna go next?
Oh wow, that's, that a good question.
we, we just released this one this morning, so it's a very newborn baby.
Well yeah due to the use of the Intel Edison, I'm doing much more with [UNKNOWN signal] in collaboration with a team at Intel, the new devices group.
Working with a wireless biosignals is really interesting for me.
Normally, I use proximity sense [INAUDIBLE] so my designs were able to sense the surroundings.
But they were not really able to sense the body and to connect my interactions to the body and her surroundings sort of, yeah.
So working with that is really has really.
Pulls up some really interesting things.
For example, Whitney's using a respiration sensor here.
So as Whitney's walking in the Intel booth, and she doesn't want to go in tech mode all the time, she's just breathing in deeply, and her system goes to a, a little bit of a rest mode sort of, so she can stop her dress teching by her own body for example.
That is fantastic.
I have one more question.
Of course you do.
What are the benefits and and you just, the pluses of using 3D printed, like, clothing?
You don't have to sew any more.
[LAUGH] On that, yeah, there you go.
No, no pokes in the fingers.
I gotcha, all right, right on.
[INAUDIBLE] I like that, you just put it right into a and how long have you been creating 3D printed design?
3D printing has been, [UNKNOWN] for, four years now.
Material lights, who's also at TS at this moment.
I'm printing a lot with them.
And they, they guided me into the world of 3D printing, which has been very fruitful.
Yeah, it's super cool.
You can create such complex designs, sort of, with it.
That you are not able to do with your hands or do with the sculpting or such things so.
But that is really cool.
It's so impressive and.
If anybody wants to actually see it, you can go to the Intel booth if you are here at the show.
Please feel free to stop by.
She's walking around and, and you can take some pictures of it and, and check it out.
I know it's up onstage, so she's not walking around in the audience or anything, but.
Also BK at his speech of today at 4:30, I think, that is, BK of Intel.
He will also highlight the, the [INAUDIBLE] in his talk.
Thank you so much.
Thank you so much.
Thank you, we really appreciate it.
Yeah, thank you for wearing that.
All right everybody.
Those are our headlines.
We will be back in a, after a quick break.
Are you a little bit scared?
Khail's afraid of spiders.
So we will be right back.
We're gonna have Jessica Chobot, Chobot from Nerdist.
Give her a round of applause.
She, we're gonna have her up here talking about gaming and VR, so don't click away, it's Tomorrow Daily.
Welcome back to Tomorrow Daily, the best geek tech show in the known universe.
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We are here.
We have a wonderful guest.
Today, you might know her from Nerdist News.
You might know her from her podcast, Bizarre States.
This is Jessica Shup-, Chobot, ladies and gentlemen, I'm sorry, Chobot.
[INAUDIBLE] Give her a hand, give her a round of applause.
I'll give myself a round of applause.
You're like, I will clap for myself.
If everyone there could.
Fighter jets, so.
[CROSSTALK] [UNKNOWN] frightening.
Just kind of like reeling from that.
That was a little, it was gorgeous but unnerving all at the same time.
It's a little intense.
Would you both wear that dress?
Like is this?
Well, after some working out I would wear that dress.
Yeah.>> But yeah.
I'd have to lose about half my body.
[LAUGH] I think just saw me in half and I could wear it maybe and that would be good.
So you are.
You are a big gamer.
Like, you, you and I and Kale are all actually really big video gamers, we've all been playing video games forever.
One of the things we always love, all three of us checking out at CS 2015, is gaming, and a big part of this year's show is virtual reality.
So we're finally, like, kind of getting into a point where virtual reality is going to be really exciting.
It's starting to become an actual thing that consumers might be able to buy.
So, what have you seen at the show?
Yeah, well, you know, just a lot of.
Third party people are finally getting in on the act.
I think one that we've been talking about which is really interesting is the Razor, what, OSVR?
Right, open source virtual reality.
Open source virtual reality.
Which is basically a, a dev kit for anybody.
But still the fact that they're kind of just letting that happen for the co, for lack of a better phrase, the common developer.
You know, you don't have, it's not just for companies.
Is going to be very interesting because of Indies.
I think you're going to see a lot of games coming out of there that you wouldn't normally see, you know, it's just very innovative.
And you're not going to normally see that portrayed in your typical companies.
[LAUGH] I wasn't going to name a single one.
I was like!
The price point is really good.
It's two hundred bucks to get into VR development and it's the, the software is all open source.
You can develop at will as much as you want which I think is great.
[INAUDIBLE] Is kinda glazing over though.
Is that it, it's, it's kinda bonkers.
You can take out the little screen they have in there and slip in a phone.
You can develop for your phone
And make it accessible to anybody.
Well, and what's interesting about the phone thing, too, and, and a different company is Samsung's Milk V-
Yeah, Samsung's VR.
I think, what, Milk VR?
Is that what they're calling it?
Well they have two.
So they have they have the Gear VR.
Which is the headset where you can put in the Note.
Or the no edge, and they have that around the show.
And then they've been talking about Milk VR as well.
But the one that everybody's really familiar with, consumers are, is the Gear VR.
So the Gear VR, I, I went by their booth.
I talked to them a little bit about it.
It looks really cool.
You know, there's no wires attached.
That always is a big plus.
I don't know if I necessarily want to carry around an extra peripheral that's a giant headset and my
Over encumbered yeah.
I talked to one of the guys that was there kind of promoting the booth and he said he used it on the plane and that it wasn't a big issue for him.
I could imagine that would be helpful it's like you you know, I guess you're in a meadow or what are you doing on a plane?
You're like I'm in a meadow.
Yeah I mean.
Yeah, oh, yeah, you're in Vegas.
I, I guess for, like, super-long flights, great idea.
I just don't know how.
How well it would travel.
How well it would travel.
That makes sense.
I buy that.
I'm very surprised to not see Morpheus on the show floor.
We were too.
We were at the Sony press conference last night.
We really thought that they would maybe say something about.
[INAUDIBLE] The word Morpheus.
There were, well they were trying to sell us on Annie.
He was, cause they're all right, he was really gung ho about Annie you guys.
So if you apparently, and then Khail of course you know, encouraged him by yelling Annie in the middle of the press conference.
I thought we were at a monster truck rally, just shout stuff.
Not, not how press conferences work.
That's what I learned tonight.
He's a really big fan of Annie.
Sony's big push seems to be stepping away from more fees for this show and really.
Pushing their Play Station Now stuff.
Which I totally understand I again was talking to one of the guys at the booth there and I was truly to get them to spill the beans on why they didn't have more P.S. at the show.
And he avoided it fairly well but did mention the fact that you know they've been hitting everybody so hard with it.
That's so true.
A buzzword for the gaming, for gaming at the show, that they wanted to kinda step away, let their own press cool down, and focus on a little bit.
Of their other products.
Like you said, we talked about this a little bit earlier.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
[CROSSTALK] E3 is one that'll let it out, yeah.
Well, their one-
One of the other things that, that we've seen are new and different ways to sort of play games on your TV.
We've seen a lot of you know, Android TV, is, is going to be a thing, where you're going to be able to play Android games from your phone on your television, you can stream it right to that.
You can use the controller.
It's really, really interesting And there are lots of other, Forge TV, Razor has.
What do you think consumers are really gonna be drawn toward in terms of, and we also saw that Sony, as, we've been talking a lot about Sony.
But they mentioned that they're going to allow Samsung.
To sell TVs that have the ability to download the Playstation Now app.
So you're gonna be able to play Playstation, I guess for now, Playstation 3 games.
Via Playstation now subscription.
And it comes with the tv.
[UNKNOWN] I, I mean that just blows my mind.
All, all of their smart tv's four K's are, here's the thing I thought interesting about that kind of deal they worked out.
One, they're accessing a whole new demographic, somebody like.
For example, maybe my father, who dabbles in gaming.
But, you know, he's older.
he doesn't necessarily wanna punk down 600 for a new console, but if he does enjoy like everybody else that I know of, a good TV in their living room.
So if he can get that with it built in, he actually might be kind of a new person to step into the game
A new demographic.
A new demographic.
So there's that.
But then on top of that, when, it's already a 4K TV.
So if you, if and when, and I'm gonna go mostly with when.
And this is my own personal conjection
Cuz they wouldn't necessarily support>> Well, they never tell us.
They wouldn't tell me this.
[LAUGH] But, you know, it makes sense that when developers start.
Making games that are applicable to 4K television.
Sony's right there.
They already have it.
Instantly, in your home, on this TV.
So that's, I think a kind of a, a pretty smart move.
I mean, that's you know, I, I'm kinda gooshing about Sony right now.
But that's because they really are making a very concerted effort to literally get into everyone's home, in one way or another.
Whether it's through the tv or their Playstation tv, or the remote play, or however it is that their doing it.
I mean it actually gets pretty confusing.
Playstation Samsung DV4 Game.
Like, I'm sure it'll be some really long name.
But yeah we, I, like, it's a very exciting time.
But, but, but worth looking at.
Super worth looking at.
That's why we're talking about it so much.
They've, they're trying so much more.
And Microsoft isn't even here.
Yeah, I know.
I was so surprised.
So I haven't been to CES for at least, what?
Three or four years?
I think my last one was when I was here for G4 way back in the day, and they stuck me doing ,. Smart fridges which is awesome.
But it's frigid.
Everyone loves a smart fridge guy.
Oh, does it order your milk for you?
I'm so excited.
You're drinking too much orange juice.
Obviously this is Jerrold Head.
You know, but I'm, all of a sudden I show up on the show floor, and there's no Microsoft.
And I was like, what?
Lot of changes.
Lot of changes.
So we have a hashtag of the day here on Tomorrow Daily.
And the hashtag of the day today is #TDCESgames.
We want you to tell us what kinds of gaming tech that you are most excited about in 2015.
Jessica, we have, really enjoyed hearing your insights, you are fantastic.
Where can we find you on the internet?
I know there are many places.
There are many places, but you should go to nerdist.com for nerdist news.
We also have our nerdist YouTube channel-
and you should subscribe there
for nerdist news, and we do a bunch of other things.
Bizarre states on nerdist.com and Itunes which is my own weird little paranormal podcast that I like to do-
because I'm into weird stuff.
I'm a hopeful believer.
And and you can follow me on Twitter @jessicachobot.
Everybody, give a round of applause for Jessica Chobot.
Thank you so much.
For coming onto the show.
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Should I stay here or?
We're gonna keep you for User Feedback.
We're gonna keep you here because we have two things.
A lot, I'm sorry, this sort of a thing that we have to kind of continue from 2014 so it's not quite an inside joke, but.
We have two Photoshops.
somebody, we asked our viewers to Photoshop us into crazy things.
And they're real good.
And they're really good at it.
And we asked them at one point to Photoshop us as greyhounds.
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We have that as well.
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I really like how he did my hair.
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They're not messing around.
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So here's what we're gonna do, Internet.
The three of us are gonna pose and we want you to put velociraptors into our faces.
Oh, So we [INAUDIBLE] velociraptors.
So are you ready?
We'll wrap those right now.
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All right so there ya go.
We didn't even make a face.
We didn't replace our.
Just a screen grab and affix our faces.
Alright so that is that is gonna be it for the show.
We have to wrap it up.
We usually do a phone tographer for the day.
We are going to skip it today because we ran out of time.
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