Adventures In Tech
Adventures in Tech: Just the SkitsEnjoy the surreal comedy moments from CNET's Adventures in Tech, all in one handy-dandy video.
[MUSIC] US takes could only save 60 minutes of video. That meant if you tried to record a movie off the TV you'd find it cutting out half way through. [NOISE]. [INAUDIBLE] No! Sony's first robot dog was the ERS110 which came out in 1999. Aibo looked cool but it was stupidly expensive. With limited features and none of the charm of a real dog. Fido, fetch Inefficient. Fido will not fetch Fido, Fido? It wasn't long before Apple brought down a rain of legal fire upon Samsung. Steve Jobs and pals accused the company of slavishly copying the iPhone and iPad. Pointing to similarities in design, icons, and even packaging. CNET has advised me to have a lawyer present for this next bit, but let's be honest. Apple's had a point. These phones were blatant [UNKNOWN]. The Galaxy S3 crammed in all these bizarre apps. that is so weird, you'd have to be the kind of person who eats breakfast with their toaster to use them all. You know I've never loved you. Its processing power wasn't noteworthy. It only had a few buttons, and its tiny monochrome screen could only handle four shades of gray which sounds some like lackluster erotic fiction. And then she kissed his hair or something. But he didn't like it. Tetris got it's full hooks on it's famous Taipei music, which is actually a Russian folk tune and is the source of a mental phenomena called Tetris Syndrome, which can cause hard core players to see falling shapes while drifting off to sleep, or in the corner of their eyes.>> [MUSIC] Luke, hey.>>I just, I just got a off the phone with Cape Gwinneth [INAUDIBLE] Expense report? Is it true, you actually commissioned an entire wax work statue of, of you? Of the office? This made the iPhone 4 particularly impractical for left-handed folks. But, hey. Maybe, lefties don't really feature in Apple's vision of the future. [MUSIC] Geniuses. Freeze it. iPhones. [NOISE] Or cast your mind back to 2004, when it was predicted that Apple would soon be crushed by increasingly sophisticated, low-priced iPod rivals like the Dell DJ, though I think we can be glad that that never happened. [MUSIC] I wanted to explore the science behind smartphone passion. Why do online discussions about Android and iOS so frequently turn aggressive? But, as it turns out, grasping the intricacies of the human mind. It's harder than we thought, You come across a tortoise lying face down in the dessert. Do you mean the desert? Subject uncooperative. Sega had basically invented the concept of the Wii U years before Nintendo. Something that Sega and I have in common. [MUSIC] Sega, on the other hand, was losing money, slashing prices in an increasingly desperate bid to make the Dreamcast a success. But shoppers just weren't interested. Welcome back to Hour 500 and Sega's Everything Must Go Sega Dreamcast price crash! We still have 150,000 units left, and I've just been told that if you order now, you will get me thrown in. I've been told that's legal, so why not pick up the phone. It dawned on them that by removing the key feature of their product, they could create something much more exciting. An ingenious moment of discovery that we've been unable to replicate. Boosting the gadget's popularity by hiring young couples to walk around Tokyo listening to the Walkman and presumably looking dead trendy. It's a nice idea that I suspect would work less well in cold, unfriendly London. [MUSIC] Oh, this? It's called the Sony Walk. [INAUDIBLE] Oh. Yeah, sure, sorry mate. This tech was adored by businesses, who saw a way to be in touch with employees 24/7. [NOISE] Han Booby yes let's talk business. Blackberry is famous for one feature that big business are absolutely crazy for. Security. Sorry mate, you're not getting in. Seriously Lou? Yeah it's Lou. Yeah. He's [UNKNOWN] again. But then it clicked. Samsung has made sure that no matter where you are in the world, or how much cash you have to spend, there was a Galaxy gadget for you. It did raise questions, though, about how exactly Samsung comes up with new phones. [NOISE] 5.3 is size of screen, but what is the clock speed? Hm, two giga hertz. And we'll call it the Samsung Galaxy Legs S. Say there are so many Galaxy devices that animating them all has killed my video producer. Yes I need a new one because it's all, just send someone quickly. All right. Oh, see if you've got one in blue. Because it will match my eyes, and also because HTC famous clock widgets which tells you what the weathers like where you are. I've never really understood the appeal of that one. Hey excuse me, sorry, do you know what the weathers like No I forgot my phone! Oh that's fine I'm sorry! Cheers, bye! Have you seen my family? In short, the S three broke the one X for Carthaginian general Hanible shattered the roman legions at the Battle of Cetrebia. Look we can do it if we green screen the river and then the Numidian Cavalry and then we get the Roman's played by extra's, batting a thousand, lots of catering. But on my signal the animal handlers release the war elephants across the river for the big climax and scene. We can't [UNKNOWN]. Aah! It was more secure than Windows 98, though could be prone to the odd virus. And certainly wasn't above occasionally crashing, causing you to use all your pro-. And featured security pop-ups so annoying that they could hobble even the most futuristic operating system. [NOISE] Aah! The project took off with a shorter name, and a few years later, we got our first look at the Xbox, which was shown off looking like a massive silver X. It's a good job they changed it, cuz that design would have made for a problematic sequel. Ladies and gentlemen, the sequel to the Xbox. [APPLAUSE] Leaving Sony scrambling to think of a blockbuster shooter of its own. [MUSIC] And that's why Siri doesn't always handle accents well, and can make major mistakes in nosey chaotic environments. We're doin fine, we need to keep those fuel cells charged. Siri Get me Yoben Field Okay I'll lower the shield. Siri! But what if it also used you phone's camera to monitor your lips and gather extra speech data? This could filter out background noise or even help Siri understand us when we've had one too many white wine spritzers. Siri, Siri, I need to know everything that you can tell me about monkeys [INAUDIBLE] I seriously cannot wait for the robot uprising. Suddenly we can shazam songs, read Kindle books, or chug a virtual pint of beer. In fact, it felt like there was an app for just about anything. [MUSIC] You there! Do you know where your monarch is? How do you know they're safe? What if they need your help? Every English [UNKNOWN] should install Where's My Monarch. Always know where your monarch is with the Where's My Monarch app. And never be accused of treason again! [MUSIC] When the Mayans predicted the world would end in 2012, I wonder if they'd been looking at Apple Maps. [MUSIC] The number of these would be iPods was staggering. Presumably they all ended up in some landfill in the desert for future archeologists to find and use to make assumptions on how we lived. The dig told us much about life in the primitive 21st century. Experts now believe the find was intended as an offering. To a great and terrible god known only as android. If the iPad was a lumbering Tyrannosaurus, the Nexus 7 was a velociraptor. Smaller, but just as lethal. Aah! Oh cool the Nexus 7. With iOS becoming more open and interconnected, it feels like Apple is suddenly much more relaxed. Which is weird. This iPhone is terrible. It doesn't make calls [UNKNOWN] I don't know. The wider its ecosystem, the more money Apple can make and the more valuable data it can collect. Though we do hope it doesn't use this irresponsibly in the future. Luke Westaway your home tells. You spent the weekend in your underwear eating cereal straight from the box. It's time for you to invest in a bowl. I'm trousers. Get down to Barry's Trousers warehouse 500 square feet of trousers, trousers. The international game has been munged by the comparably high price of Sony's machine. Especially in the UK. [MUSIC] How mad! You might think this was cheating, but what Beats did is spot a gap in the market. Products for people who would have never have considered spending $300 on headphones. Plus it gave me the courage to launch my own line of indoors technology. Knowing that they had been forbidden just made beats seem even cooler. Some people are just born to break the rules. Aah! As well as a bafflingly simple, it's Galaxy Note slogan, they've got the name stuck in shoppers' minds. Wonder how they came up with that one. It's not a phone, it's not a tablet. It's Galaxy Note. There you go, it is Galaxy Note. Yes. It's Galaxy Note. [APPLAUSE] Popularity in the Asian market moved its sales of big screen phones, while shoppers found themselves unable to go back to a smaller screen, having had a taste of something larger. It would be like going back to sterlet caviar after beluga. [MUSIC]. Poison, poison! In other words it was hideously un-equipped for any serious feats of computing pro S. I have the shut down code, how do I upload them to the satellite main frame. Don't worry agent, any windows compatible lap top should do. Okay, there's a small chance these things work terrible. The netbook dream was just that, and I had woken up. Blau, oh, had this weird dream I bought this horrible little laptop. Had these tiny little buttons and these. wuaagh. [NOISE]. [MUSIC] Aah! [INAUDIBLE] who led the iPod's development was brought in by Apple, having shopped the contract of a better MP3 player around to other tech companies. You wouldn't want to be the CEO of the past on that one. Wilkins, this iPod business looks familiar. You turned it down, sir. Said we'd be better off investing in a cloud army. Yes. The grand clone army. [MUSIC] In 2002, sales hit 10 million, then 42 million in 2005. Adjusting for inflation, that should have made Apple a grand total of. 2000 dollars, that can't be right. 2000, and then the. No, no. Point, point one, by point three. I, I did the point one, but. No you haven't. No. No. A lot of money. Acted too late, and we'll never know what kind of wonderful devices could have been created, had it embraced Android earlier. Unless we change history by building a time machine. This is experiment one. I'm going back to find out what would have happened to Nokia. I'm going in. Luke, I'm you, from the nightmare Android future you're about to create. Don't go back. Just make this episode using your imagination instead. Oh, okay. Yeah. Cool. Sure. As with that famous Nokia ringtone, which incidentally comes from a 1902 composition for solo guitar. [MUSIC] So horrible. And sorted out the Mac line-up pairing strategy down to a simple grid of four. Computers for at home or on the go, for personal or business use. God, so simple. We should do that for more stuff. As a majority of delegates agree, there are simply too many animals, the Un proposes a new taxonomy it hopes will be less confusing. Almost as well as deploying a giant video feed of Bill Gates looming over everyone. An on stage gaff that called to mind a futuristic dystopia in which Microsoft rules the world [NOISE] The same as. Was worried that having two things to look at would prove distracting. All the prodding with the stylus would take all the challenge out of tougher games. [NOISE] What? What the hell? You can't use that you've got to use the joystick like everyone else that's just cheating. Game out. [MUSIC] Meanwhile, the DS's two screens, microphone, and touch interface burst a slew of excellent adventure games. While nongame software turns the DS into a cookbook and a portable library. It seemed like there was nothing it couldn't do. [MUSIC] A nobel peace prize, a papal knighthood, OB, Oscars, Tonies, and the first game's console [UNKNOWN] Tell me DS, what's next? Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. I think we can all learn a lot from DS. Weapon invented the image disectitude and was the first to demonstrate an all electronic way of transmitting moving images, allegedly drawing inspiration from the minds left on a plowed field. Television. Sets were expensive. Some countries had only a few hundred viewers and loads of programs were weird variety shows full of juggling, marionettes, and dancing. So, can we try like a sitcom or a nature documentary or a car chase? No! People like dancing