A wearable for your four-legged friend (Tomorrow Daily 227)
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A wearable for your four-legged friend (Tomorrow Daily 227)

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On today's show, a bunch of kids much luckier than us get some pretty cool Star Wars stuff. And a crazy dog collar that turns your dog into a Giga Pet, and also, television may be coming to VR. What? This is Tomorrow Daily. [MUSIC] Yeah, you killed it! Yes! Hey everybody. Hello, humans. Welcome to Tomorrow Daily. We got a bunch of science, tech, and geek stuff for you today. But actually Esqueda is not here today. Nope. Instead, we have Cyber Nova. You know there was a little mix up. She got abducted on the spaceship, I got beamed down, so now we're here. Let's roll with it. You're an alien? [LAUGH] Apparently, yes. Oh, okay. That's cool. Mm-hm. Let's hit the headlines. All right, then. [LAUGH] [MUSIC] So everybody loves dogs, right? Who doesn't? Come on, they're way better than people. Do you have a dog? I do. Okay. Not with me but I have one. They are better than people and some people are obsessed with dogs. You mean fur babies? [LAUGH] Some people are obsessed with dogs and this. Brand new high tech collar is gonna help those people become even more obsessed. Kickstarter launched Buddy Collar. Intriguing. And now I'm going to launch right into the features cuz there's a ton of them. Okay so, besides having a super multi-colored flashing collar which would be really good at raves, it has. It has a temperature sensor so you can see if your dog is too hot or too cold. Wearable dog tech. Something I'm worried about. Heart rate stats and a three access accelerometer so you can tell how fast your dog's running, you can tell how fast his heart's beating, if he's getting tired. Has a GPS, and the GPS you can create a virtual gate. And if your dog leaves that area, it will alert you, it will text you. It also has the programmable colors, the colors, you can make it different colors, make it flash or whatever so you can see your dog at night. The app also lets you check your dog's status from anywhere, see they're doing it right now. Activity monitoring. From your phone, from your smartwatch, anywhere. It's crazy, also you get social alerts. This is the social alerts. Wow. It'll tell you if a fellow dog that has one of those collars, like if he's his friend He's like, he's at the park running around you can be like, cool! I'll bring Ginny to the park and we'll go hang out with your big rottweiler friend, huh? Social media for dogs. Yep. Now, i knew this was coming, we already have the Instagram accounts completely devoted to your pets, well guess what? Now you can stalk all of their insides too! [LAUGH] You're not exciting me about it. I hate those social accounts. [LAUGH] You can also scan their, but see it's not even done. Yeah. You can also scan their food to find out if they need to start losing weight, if they're eating too unhealthy. Aw, there we go. There's programmable features, so it'll tell you when the dog needs a walk, when it needs to go to the vet, and when it should eat. So this is a Kickstarter. Things. So it's not fully funded yet. Right. Okay. So let me ask you cyber noble, how much would you pay for this? Probably, if I'm guessing how much I would actually pay for this. Now if this comes in a small dog size, this changes the game. If this comes in five pound chihuahua size I would drop a good 75 bucks on something like that. 75. Monitoring temperatures, think about it. Especially where we live in LA Where you'll see people with huskies in 100 degree weather. That will be such a great technology to kind of monitor how your pet's doing. But wouldn't you freak out? I feel like I'd be worried all the time. Oh my God, is my dog too hot? Is it eating enough food? Should I take it for a walk? Is its heart beating really fast? Well I mean I don't even use that type of technology on myself so it might be a stretch to worry about that for a pet. But I could imagine that. A lot of people take so much better care of their pets than themselves. This is just the next extension. Yeah, look at that. I could be tracking her stats right now. So just for your information, on Kickstarter, if you adopt early, it's $180. 100, see there you go. [CROSSTALK] I don't think that's too bad considering how much, I'd pay that much for the light up collar. [LAUGH] Yeah, just for the glowing aspects, okay, rave dog. So they want 281K To actually make this thing. Oh, wow. And they've raised 100k so far. So far? Yeah, they're not doing bad. So when did it start. Do we know how long it's taken yet? I didn't see that. Okay, so we don't know how long, but still. But that's pretty good. I think they'll make it. About halfway there. They'll make it. They want this. People like things that glow. Logan, you don't have a dog. Do you want this? I have a dog, and I do want it. There you go! Perfect! There's two souls. You need a chihuahua sized one, the size of your little finger. Tiny, tiny size, that would be great. Look at that, okay. So, there's the stats. 14 days to go. Okay, 14 days left, so they have $101,000 raised so far. That's pretty crazy. What do you think, Jenny? I think they're gonna make the goal. I think they are, too. Jenny doesn't care. She doesn't care. She doesn't care about being on TV. Okay, let's move to our next story because VR has been a hot topic but it hasn't really made any real headway. We're like, oh games would be good on it. Where are the games? I feel like making fun of it has made a lot of good titles though, a lot of good head way. That's true, the whole VR face. The whole falling down. Here, will you hold my dog for me? Absolutely. Okay, well, we got some new breakthroughs because Variety's reporting that Cable Labs is looking at VR now. Now, Cable Labs is actually a nonprofit wing of the cable industry. Mm-hm. And the reason they're looking at it is they saw that there's a lot of response So these 360 degree music videos like Taylor Swift release, sports things, concerts. Absolutely. They're seeing that a lot of people are having really great reactions to it. VR and cable is getting really excited about it. Now, the reason they're getting excited about it is really, really Stupid and mean and I hate them because they're getting excited because people will have to upgrade their wireless, I mean their wired internet connection. Exactly.>> Because it's going to be more data because they're going to need a 360 degree in high picture [SOUND] but. Yep. That's still good for us, because we may get some brand new content from maybe some of our favorite shows. Hey. Maybe they'll do a 360-degree episode of Always Sunny in Philadelphia or something. Now, there are some shows that I would not want to get 360 with. This action sequence right here. Might not wanna be behind a jet, but it would be really cool to just kind of simulate flying and sort of things that we can't do in our day-to-day life. That definitely interests me. Yeah. A lot of these TV shows are creating vivid worlds. Like you think of the Minority Report show coming out. Any of these ones, like even Breaking Bad. If they have a scene and, it's too late but whatever. Again, they aren't announcing anything. They're just going like this. Hm. Something to consider. They are losing a lot of money. Everybody is going digital these days. A lot less people are subscribing to cable plans, so obviously they have to jump on the bandwagon. Find some way to take more of our money. That is exactly what the article was talking about. There you go. It's a very good theory because they need to start creating ways to keep up. Right. So who knows? You may be in Westeros watching Daenerys playing the Game of Thrones. Live. I didn't even think about that. If I could ride the dragon, goal right? [CROSSTALK] life complete. But that actually leads us to maybe you can add something to this. Yes. This is our hashtag day and we're asking you guys. You. This one is. #TDTVVR. Sorry I get to choose the hashtag. It's complicated. You did a really good job with that one. [LAUGH] Thank you. [LAUGH] Not enough abbreviation. But we wanna know what television show or series would you like to see? Some sort of 360 degree, 3D element- Right Introduced and obviously heard some of ours. I wouldn't mind an episode of like Rick and Morty where it was 360 humans would be a great one. Humans would be a great one. Get up and personal with some with some VR. Yeah. The ladies. Hello. They're robots. [LAUGH] So, the world is your oyster. Let us know what you What you think and which ones you wanna see. I can't wait. I'm excited. Yeah. I can't wait to see these. These people are gonna be like [LAUGH] the Wire. We'll be like whoa, whoa. Calm down. Hold on, there. [LAUGH] Okay. So our next story, it's really adorable. This is yours. You got really adorable for it. I am really excited about this. So in Dads who were [INAUDIBLE] in my news. [LAUGH] Apparently. [INAUDIBLE] Now this is really exciting. So there are actually a lot of things that can go wrong with the human body, but there are some really creative dads who have come up with a solution to make their kids feel cooler about protecting themselves. So, there are a couple Really cool dads, we have today. Now the first dad, his son is recovering from a surgery, from craniosynostosis. So basically, it causes the bones in the head. You know when kids are young, their skull, it's still developing. It has to harden up. So basically it just hardens up a little bit incorrectly, so it causes some malformation. So his son needed to wear a helmet. So instead of. Dorky giant foamy helmets that you see in the store. He created Star Wars inspired helmets. Look at this guys, this is insane. Aw. This is the coolest dad ever. So he made R2D2, which is [LAUGH] one of my personal favorites. Yeah, that is the best one. Amazing, now Porkins I liked, because it really looks like the Porkins character on the bottom right. Oh, cuz the fat cheeks. Yes, the chubby cheeks. I love that they used that picture for it. And then they also have Bigs and Luke as you can see there, pretty cool. Oh, look at that. Stay on target. Stay on target. He's even got a Batman shirt in that one. This kid's gonna be so nerdy. Yeah, no, coolest dad ever, now what's so cool about these two is that he also made a DIY video. So if you guys, you know someone, even if you just want a Cool bike helmet, for no medical reason whatsoever, you can check out his DIY and try to do it yourself. Yeah. That'd be cool. Pretty cool. Which one would you wear? Which is your favorite? I'm actually kinda disappointed there was no Darth Vader one, but I guess he wants his son to stay totally legit, or a Yoda one. Hello, light side. Do not corrupt the young Padawan. The force is strong in him though [LAUGH] So that's pretty cool. Now there's another pretty cool dad. Now this is something you might want to wear a helmet for, so it kinds of ties into product number one. He created a rocker for his child that looks like the speeder in Star Wars. So this is really cool. His name is Tez Gelmer and he also has a DIY up on YouTube. I don't know if you guys have seen it, it's really cool. But Look at this thing. He made it for a baby. Oh, my God, it's so cute. Be careful. Yes, I know. Be very careful, but here's what I like about it the most, too, is I'm just kinda thinking of the full play scenario. Think about it. You can get pool noodles, pretend to be the trees that you knock your babies off the seat with- Oh, God. But don't knock the baby off. No, don't. Just saying, you could simulate with pool noodles. [LAUGH] Swing by your baby. [LAUGH] I know. [UNKNOWN] No, this is great because Star Wars doesn't have a lot of good dads in it. If you think of- Yeah. You know what? You're right. Looking at you, Darth Vader. Not a lot of good dad stories. [INAUDIBLE] This is really great. Here's another DIY video. Yeah, so the [UNKNOWN] video, I did watch it. It is probably past my skill set, but if you have the tools, it definitely seems like something you could make with five or six tools. If you have a workshop. [LAUGH] Not like me. The two of you that have a workshop. The two of you watching who are good at things in real life. Okay, if you got this, send us a picture. [LAUGH] All right, well, that brings us to our break right before we come back with some really cool new releases- Much needed, much needed break. Yeah, she's already, Jenni's knocked out. RIP, Jenni. But we have a break video for you, and please be ready because for this break video we're gonna need you to blow on your screen. Seriously. Trust me, it'll be great. And go. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO] [INAUDIBLE] We lost one, we're down one. [LAUGH] Well this is the worst episode of Tomorrow Daily ever. We killed a dog. Anyway I- I promise the dog is alive, I just have this effect on animals. [LAUGH] Aww you're charming. So it is Tuesday, and you know what that means. Whoa. Tacos. [LAUGH] God, I wish we had Taco Tuesday. No, that means it is time for the New Releases of the week. Yeah. [MUSIC] All right, we got three of these suckers in today. Some of them you may be interested in, maybe some you won't be. It's a real grab bag. I'm gonna read off some information about each of them. We're gonna start off with American Ultra, have you heard about this one? Oh yes, I've heard of this! Okay, here's my synopsis. Jesse Eisenberg is a stoner slash slacker that doesn't know he was trained by the CEA to be, CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills. Turning the mild mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself, and his girlfriend is played by Christine Stewart, so there's got that. Well it's got the teenage angst factor so I'm excited. I can't do nothing. It's basically a Bourn Identity meets Seth Rogen movie. So big news is that it's got a 38% on Rotten Tomatoes. Yay! Crap. Well look. You know what you're getting into when you go see this movie. You know exactly how you're going in to see this movie. It's not supposed to be intelligent humor, ladies and gentleman. Appreciate it for what it is. But can I just say If I am some sleeper cell, feel free to wake me up, because that would be such a cool way to discover your powers, just saying. I would be scared of you. I'm already scared of you as it is. A little bit scared? Yeah. We don't want me to get powers. See she woke up. The animal kingdom is united, Swear to God. The next one up is Hitman: Agent 47 and let me read this off to you. Based on a somewhat, kind of popular video game franchise where you mostly **** around killing people or strangling them, Hitman:Agent 47 played by Rupert Friend is the perfect genetically engineered assassin who must take down a corporation that plans to unlock The secret of his engineering slash training, to create an army of killers more powerful than him. And he teams up with a sexy young lady. Also, Zachary Quinto is in it. Also, he must try to save this film franchise series. cuz the first one was terrible [LAUGH] Alright, well I mean they do have some good names in there. Thankfully they have some people who have already done some pretty cool titles. You know, Heroes, big shows like that, so you know, maybe they finally got the cast down and this will be the big break this series needs on film. Wow, you really are supporting this one, I mean you're like- Hey Playing devil's advocate. I really like that video game, and since we don't have VR and I can't immerse myself in it yet, yet, this is the next best thing for me. All right. A little bit of optimism, I like that. Yeah, positivity. [LAUGH] Okay, all right. Cuz the first one got a 14% on Rotten Tomatoes. You know what? I'm sorry! Maybe it's Rupert's friend [UNKNOWN]! He's Got it. Get it, Rupert. Believe, believe in the hitman. We believe in Rupert. Team Rupert. All right, and the last one that we have is Sinister 2. Let me read the synopsis for you. A woman and her sons encounter the evil spirits of Bagul in a house that's marked for death. That's all I've got. Bagul? You wanna run that by me again? That's what it is, Bagul. Bug cool, alright. Bug cool? I don't know what that is. Murder mystery. That's always exciting. It's a scary girl, person, monster thing in this series, so it's like sinister two. You know what you're getting again. This comes from producer Jason Blum. I don't know if you know him. I'm not familiar Insidious, Oh, okay. The Surge, Paranormal Activity, so this is what he does. Okay. He makes these movies. These movies always make a trash bag load full of money. And this will be no different. That's a lot of jump scares and a lot of twists. I'm looking forward to it. It will be fun. The twist is there's nothing scary in it. You just go and it's Hitman agent 47 team Rupert. There we go.>> We got your back Rupert don't you worry. Alright so that's it for new releases. No more new releases That's it i'm sorry. At least we still have puppies! At least we got puppies. Yes! Now we're gonna move onto what you guys had to say this week. This is user feedback. [MUSIC] We make that sound kind of sexy. Yeah, I know, I'm getting kind of mixed signals now. [LAUGH] [LAUGH] Hello. So, user feedback, last--yesterday, actually, we... We talked about it was #TD23, we asked you, what surprise announcement would you liked to hear at the recent Disney convention, D23. That's a very good question actually. Yeah. What do you think, what would you like to hear? I would like to hear more I guess infinity. More about what they're gonna be adding to Disney Infinity, some cool worlds I could explore. As a You Tuber I'm all about finding cool things to do online. Gotta try it out. [LAUGH] Aw, you bring such a positivity to this show. I'm sorry. I have a puppy sleeping on my lap. It's hard to be angry. Aw! All right, let's go to you guys. So, Dustin Connell says, they should have announced they are making JJ Abrams The king of Disney World!!!! King of Disney. Let him live in the castle? Right, I mean they already have the castle. Lord J.J. welcome to your castle. I can see it. And I would like to be the Queen, just throwing that out there? With J.J. Abrams? Yes. Let's do this. That's not a bad- If I get to live in the Disney castle, anything. That's not a bad man crush Monday. [COUGH] All right. And now, moving on to Spike Tiger. Spike Tiger says, newest Pixar movie ComicsBot, which is actually a recurring character on this show. Yeah. ComicsBot, a robot to make your life easier turns bad. But turns out to have a heart of gold. Awww. Man he's a very deep character, it's really hard to understand Comic Spot. Spoiler alert. Comic Spot separates out your comics, and has a wealth of comic books on it. Okay, so there we go, you seem to know a lot about this. Yeah, well one of our users Created him, and slowly we've learned his back story. Created, okay. So you're that So now he's gonna The leading expert on this show. Comics spot, yeah. Okay, and our last one come from Johnny West, solid name. Yeah. Disney should announce they're gonna free Mickey from his unconstitutional perpetual copyright prison. Free Mickey! Free Mickey! Free Mickey! Free Ruford! Free Mickey! All right, so there you go. That's your user feedback. Don't forget that your hashtag today is #tdtvvr, so don't forget to send us in some. You can send any of your user feedback, anything. If you want to send in any praise about Jenny or anything, you can e-mail us at tomorrow@cnet.com. You can find us on Twitter, or pretty much any social network. If you type in Tomorrow Daily on Google, you can find [INAUDIBLE] Any of those things. And don't worry. The regular host will resume her chair next week as well. [LAUGH] God, I don't think she's cut out for the entertainment industry. I now. So Cybernova, where can we find you on this wonderful [INAUDIBLE]? On the YouTubes. I am Cybernova everywhere online, so you'll find me sooner or later. I'm there. What're you doing on there? I do mainly a lot of video games. Like to get in the game. But I'm on everything, Periscope, Twitter, Instagram, you name it, I am on it. [LAUGH] Okay. All right, yes. So go check her out. She's a funny, funny lady, that's why I brought you in. So thank you again Oh, thanks, Bud. for coming in. And thanks for the puppy. [SOUND] Yeah! Aw, now I feel bad. Aw, sorry, it woke her up. Go back to sleep. Dude. [LAUGH] All right, guys, that's it for today on Tomorrow Daily. Ashley will be back tomorrow, but the dog won't. So we'll see you guys next time for a bunch of great, nerdy, science fiction-y stuff. [INAUDIBLE] Bye. [MUSIC]

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