On today's show, Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon are working on a way for you to control your smartphone with sound.
There is a drone fashion show coming to town that we're gonna tell you all about.
And a wet suit you can wear to your wedding.
Greetings, citizen of the internet.
Welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best geek talk-show in the universe.
I'm your host Ashley Esqueda, and joining me as always, my co-host Khail Anonymous, the man of mystery.
I'm not that, oh, because of the anonymous thing?
Because of the anonymous, yeah.
They gave me my card for the office today, like they gave me a new entrance card, and they put.
They're like, we made a mistake in your name.
We put Anonymous Khail.
I was like, alright, yeah, sure, whatever.
That's the least offensive mess up anybody ever made to anyone's name ever
Usually people are like, this is not your real name.
give us your real name
Yeah, no, they're like, your first name's Anonymous now.
And your last name's Khail So that's cool.
So why don't we just get 'em the headline?
Let's do that!
I really hope we don't fall off the rails early this, this time.
I guarantee it.
It's only Wednesday.
So this is a meanwhile in Japan story.
Because this, this story is coming from Quicksilver, Japan.
I don't know if you know Quicksilver, but they make
Aquatic gear for the ocean and they have decided that everybody would really like it if they had a wet suit that wasn't only a wet suit.
God I am waiting for the video to catch up to me.
I know I am waiting for the video to catchup.
They are creating a wet suit that is not only a wet suit, but it is also a business wet suit that you can wear into the ocean
So this is a, see, he's wearing a suit in this video.
I love it so much.
He's just about to jump straight into the ocean.
So this is called, so True Wet Suits were developed with the board room and surf board in mind.
Look at this.
This is amazing, look at this guy.
He's so, you guys are missing it if you are listening.
This story is purely a visual.
This is a visual.
This is definitely a visual story.
Do you see this guy in a business suit, it's got a tie?
I love that he unbuttons the button as he hits the waves.
He's like, yes.
So the shirt's made with Dri-Fit, which is a fabric that's usually, that's actually water-repellant.
Now, some, it's it, the jacket and pants are n, Neoprene?
The same material as a regular wetsuit.
So that, so you got Neoprene and Dri-Fit.
I, that's the sure.
The surest dry fit.
Yeah, the surest dry fit.
These are details.
[CROSSTALK] And these are details you need.
So, let's say, you want one of these, right?
I want one.
Let's say you want one of these.
Yes, I'm in.
Well good luck with that.
So these are made to order, so you know they're gonna be expensive.
The cost is 300,000 yen, and that's
2,500 dollars in U.S.
That's a lot of money.
And they take about, it takes about two months to arrive.
They come in [LAUGH] You make like, you make a little noise after everything I say.
But the, the two it comes in two colors, navy and black, business suit, or tuxedo style.
The tuxedo style seems like the way to go [CROSSTALK] if you wanna get James Bond.
Yes, there you go.
Can I just say this is like the perfect formal wear for Southern California?
I mean because after a meeting you want to jump right into the ocean.
After that meeting before your screenplay, you jump right into the ocean.
And then you go surfing.
You probably are really warm in that suit, until you get into the ocean.
I tell you what, though.
If you want to send us one, what is it?
Yeah, Quicksilver, fi you want to send us one, we'll try it out.
Producer Logan will try it out.
We're going to have producer Logan wear it.
Even though he's a drone, let's be [UNKNOWN]
Well they are custom fitted.
We will not be getting
We'd love to have them on.
So that brings us to our hashtag of the day
Oh, what is it?
It is hashtag TDSUIT
So, we wanna know, what kind of suit do you need and what's the second function, what second function would it provide?
So, what, what would your suit do?
A special suit.
Yeah, so what was yours?
But it has to actually look like a suit, you can't be like, I would have Iron Man's suit.
That's not a suit.
Yeah, I guess, yeah, that's a good caveat.
Okay, so what is yours?
I feel like, this is going to sound really weird.
I feel like I would want an edible suit made out of, I don't know, chocolate.
And then that way if my blood sugar got low or if I got sad I could just take a little piece off of it and eat it, eat the sleeves.
So if I wanted, I would go for a chocolate suit.
And then that way it's like, I'm wearing my suit.
And then during the day I keep eating like the sleeves until finally it's casual.
And then I can like go out of night.
I can change it into a different thing.
I'm saying like in a per, this is special neoprene and dryfus.
So it's the technology where the chocolate-
I think you're forgetting a lot of stuff.
Like that we live in California, it's 91 degrees out there right now.
I think it would be technology where I wouldn't melt.
Oh, oh that would be.
We'd get special chocolate that doesn't melt.
The second teacher.
Wouldn't melt, it wouldn't melt.
It would be cool.
And then I could just take a little bite.
Mine's not any better.
No, yours are terrible.
No, it's not going to be any better, any better.
Mine, just off the cuff.
It would be a little bit of an inflatable suit.
It would fill in with, with helium so that I could go up in the air.
And the second feature would be that if there would be like hands built in or like some sort of propulsion-
You'd like push yourself around.
So that I could fly to locations.
Because it takes me a half an hour to get to work, when it should take me five minutes.
Because of LA traffic.
Why not just be the bubble boy and float over everything?
Just be little Baymax.
You'd be like a little Baymax.
I would look, I would look like Baymax [CROSSTALK]
And be like, and then fly around.
And people would mock me.
But be early to everything.
You would never be late to a meeting.
That's a good business function.
So click on that.
What is yours?
Okay, I got to tell you about accoutrements.
So, this is really weird, but it's kind of awesome.
So Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon have been working on this for a while, and these are low cost, powerless, you don't have to power them, low cost powerless plastic mechanisms that use acoustics to input commands on smart phones.
So you can see their kind of in a circuit.
Like either they go around, like they kind of go around the phone, or there's like a little circuit underneath the phone, like at the bottom.
So what they did, was they thought about things like the slide whistle, and they were like that changes, the, the sound waves, so why can't we teach a phone to have an imput based on changing sound waves.
So here's how it works, so there's a little plastic pieces that is 3 printed and it has a continuous ultra sonic path running through it, okay?
So you attach that to the bottom of your smart phone and then there's another part that plugs in the microphone, so you can't hear that ultra sonic path, the frequency, but your microphone in your smart phone can So that means you can add these little 3D printed attachments like dials and switches and you can actually control the image you put on the smart phone without needing any power at all and also a for very, very, very cheaply.
And here are all the different options they came up with, right?
Yeah, those are all the different options.
So they'll show a few of them.
LIke some of these ideas they have here like rocker switches, multi turn knobs for volume or You have different things like that, this ball out so you can like shift through stuff.
You can swipe.
So one, this could be really great for somebody with a disability in of some kind.
They might be able to develop accessories.
But the big thing is is they were saying that the, the kinda point of this is you can make even, even bigger things.
So like an alarm clock.
So here is this little alarm clock they made.
And its an end-user application and obviously you know, yes, you have an alarm clock on your phone, its very simple but this has like you hit the toggle, turns it on, and you have this like little wax screen and then there's a little button inside the box where it keeps interrupts that ultrasonic frequency and you're able to you know, sneeze it.
And they also show just like smart case where, Depending on how you're gripping the smart case, it knows exactly what you want from it.
So, if it's on the table and not being gripped it knows that.
And you pick it up and it's in your hand, oh, I know that, too.
Or if I'm using it as a camera, like, I'm interrupting the frequency.
Holding it in different ways and then they have these like little toys and stuff like that.
But they're all, again, powered by your smart phone, and they're really low cost so they were saying this could pave the way for cheaper mobile accessories.
All different kinds of mobile accessories, and, and also mobile accessories that don't require power to use, and Would also take up less of a carbon footprint.
They would be easier to recycle because it's plastics.
That is so clever.
That is incredibly.
And like really ingenious, like it's a really smart way, with the sound waves in the microphone
I've seen, I've seen you, you like use your phone as an ocarina, how much you blow on it and stuff like that, but creating it's own noise and stuff like that, that's incredible.
They were totally inspired by that, they were like, we were inspired by instruments and so that's why they're called Acoustriments, so it's like either accessory and instrument put together.
Yep that's a portmanteau, way to go.
Yeah, nice portmanteau guys
Ok, so I gotta tell you about Silicon Valley Fashion Week.
Now, we heard about Silicon Valley Comic Con, which is gonna be smashing together pop, geek pop culture and technology, which we love here.
But I also am a lover of fashion and technology, and this sounds like the fashion week for me.
As opposed to LA or New York Fashion Week.
This is Silicon Valley Fashion Week, being put on by Beta Brand.
And they're using things like drones as supermodels to walk the run-, to fly the runway, as it were.
Giselle retired just in time.
She out of a [UNKNOWN].
A job anyway.
Yeah, this [INAUDIBLE] ' s thinner anyway.
So you know, they eat, and they eat those just about the same backstage.
Which is nothing.
So yeah this is a really interesting kind of event that they're doing.
Data brand is putting this on.
I'm sure that there'll be other designers who do stuff.
Maybe Cute Circuit, which is one of my favorite, futuristic designers that I like to keep tabs on.
It kicks off on May twelfth, so it starts next week.
So this is not actual footage from it.
This is them practicing.
So this is beta brand footage of them practicing for next week.
They have some other crazy stuff.
Like they have, so they have this like Space, kind of like NASA looking jacket, which is always kind of cool.
Space, kind of a space theme jacket.
And they also have this disco thing that was super weird.
So here's the disco thing.
So they, obviously it's being fluttered around in the air from the drone like the, the Copters on the ground.
Right, it doesn't seem a perfect science.
Just being judgemental.
No, it's just being like, flapped around, all over the place.
And then they're gonna land it, and it's just really bizarre.
Like, these are, it's just so strange, but it's so weird that I love it.
And, I totally wanna go.
And I wish I could.
But I just, I don't have time.
I don't have time to get up there.
So, like, I'm gonna have to check out on videos or something.
It's Silicon Valley Fashion Week.
You can, like, supposedly you are able to go, and this is like a thing that you can attend.
But yeah, lookit they're gonna walk it down the runway just like that.
Walk a little, walk a little drum right down there.
Like, laying down on the ground.
Oh, there it is.
That's very, that's very interesting.
[LAUGH] But for sure.
Which I just love it so much.
But that's it for the headlines.
We are gonna take a quick break.
We're gonna be right back with an Avenger's inspired mod squad.
And of course, we are going to have a continuation of our user feedback, with our Konami feedback.
And then, our [UNKNOWN] of the day, don't click away, it's Tomorrow Daily.
Welcome back to the show, we've returned it's a Wednesday.
And it's also the Wednesday before The Avengers: Age of Ultron launches.
Oh that little 'ol thing?
That tiny indie movie as we all know?
We don't know if it's gonna make any money.
It's gonna be close.
May not ever see another one.
But yeah it's we wanted to do a really cool kind of Avengers-themed Mod Squad and there was a perfect candidate so let's hit it.
I worked hard on that graphic.
I really, really did.
Are you familiar with Patrick Priebe on, YouTube?
The laser guy.
He's like a super laser enthusiast.
Is he the guy that burns stuff with the lasers too?
A lot of times he does.
He's, well, there's a lot of, I was gonna say, there's probably a lot of laser enthusiasts.
There's a lot of laser dudes, yeah.
What has this guy got?
Okay, so Patrick Priebe is part of a popular YouTube vibe.
You've seen his videos before.
And he was really excited that [UNKNOWN] and said he built this iron man hand that has a laser in the hand.
It's a really, really strong laser.
It's actually got two lasers on board.
So, he made a cool working replica of an Iron Man glove.
Unfortunately, you won't be shooting any missiles out of it, or anything like that.
So it has sound effects, and it, it has lasers in the palm and on the top of his wrist.
Like see it do that.
So, there's the laser right there.
He's like, oh, pow.
So ss soon as he opens his hand up, it pops the laser.
It's made of aluminum.
The firing mechanism is brass.
And there's two lasers on board.
The red that you're seeing right now, out of the top of his hand is a, 300 milliwatt red laser.
And then the one on his palm on the other side is actually really powerful, it's a 700 milliwatt blue laser.
And that one he uses to pop balloons and also etch wood.
He was etching a design into the wood.
Do we have footage of that?
Yeah, there he is, doing that.
So yeah, he's etching some wood.
Probably drawing a picture of Robert Downey, Jr., of course, as one would do with a laser.
What would it do with that orange.
Probably burn a hole right through it, if I had to guess.
But, yeah, so he's, he's got some great stuff over on the laser gadget YouTube channel, which is pretty neat.
He sells a lot of his creations on his website.
There he goes, with the orange.
Yeah, see him burn a hole right through that orange.
Life gives you lemon, just use a laser.
He also did, like a whole.
But yah, so cool.
And it said, he said it took three weeks.
He's real, I mean this is like, this is what he does.
So he's got that whole website where he sells like little contraptions and things with lasers.
Yah here he goes.
There he goes!
Oh, get it!
Pew pew pew!
Get em Ironman!
It's actual pew pew.
Kill that, kill that balloon.
He says a note to self, aid aiming laser which I like.
[INAUDIBLE] see the red one takes a lot longer, obviously, cause it's less powerful.
But, yeah, it's pretty cool.
Yeah, that's pretty scary as well.
So I think, you know, if Tony Stark was hiring, Marvel was hiring, Jeez, like hire that guy.
Good, cause that means I gotta take on those balloons.
Yeah, those evil balloons.
The robot balloons.
But that's crazy that he made the full glove.
So yeah, three weeks.
Nice job Pat.
Nice job Pat.
Nice job Pat, Pat [UNKNOWN].
Okay we gotta continue our discussion from yesterday and the day before about [UNKNOWN].
So let's talk about user feedback.
Settle in, This is gonna be a long email
Get comfortable, okay?
This email is from Nick.
Nick has never written into the show before.
So he made up for lost time, yep.
Made up for lost time 170 episodes in today, this is his 170th episode email.
So talking about Konami, we are wondering what's going on at Konami, he has some very good points.
Bare with us, because it's a long email, but I think he makes a lot of great points First of all, love the show.
I try to watch everyday, most of the time over my lunch, but this is my first time responding to hashtag of the day.
Second, on the topic of Konami, I think you're spot on that they are restructuring.
I happen to be a project manager at a large bank, so when you reported they were cancelling major projects, letting people go, delisting, it immediately me they were refocusing their efforts strategically.
I did a quick Google and found an article explaining Japan is on the verge of legalizing casinos
There it is
Casinos that, that is Konami's home turf and is a very lucrative market for them.
It makes sense they would advise their capital plan to focus on that.
Without boring you with too many details, US regulators tend to not like it when you completely revise your capital plan mid year That may be one reason they delisted themselves in the US but not other markets.
Like London, Berlin, Tokyo.
Lerlin, London, Berlin, Tokyo exactly.
Not to mention the firestorm that would come from the rating agencies of Konami, not clearly articulating why they're making the changes.
speaks to uncertainty in the company and what could have gotten them de-valued which obviously would have hurt their plans to invest in more casinos.
On that topic, the article I found on Reuters explained Konami's positioning itself not only to supply casinos with machines, but to become a full partner in the casinos.
This guy did his homework.
They apparently plan to make this division a subsidiary of the larger Konami company.
This tells me they need to strengthen their brand name, which may be why we're seeing them push it rather than the creators' names.
Which would be why they would take Hajim off of the site.
Overall, as long as they didn't royally tick anyone off tick any of their creators off, they may still be able to release the canceled games in the future.
Actually, if their casino business goes well, it may bolster their gaming division as well by allowing them to hire on more new, more new and exceptional talent.
Unless of course they go the opposite way and exit the gaming market all together to focus on the casino business.
Wouldn't that stink!
Just my thoughts.
Sorry it's so long.
I tend to be long winded.
Keep up the good work.
No, you keep up the good work Nick.
That was real good.
You keep it up.
That was real good.
Our new host of Tomorrow Daily, Nick.
Thank you for checking in.
Our new financial analysts on Tomorrow Daily, viewer Nick.
Boy, that did not give me any hope at all for Kunomi, honestly.
Well, you know, if you think about it, a lot of people don't realize.
Nintendo used to be they used to be a gaming company.
Like [INAUDIBLE] card, like they, like bicycle, like playing cards.
They used be, like they used to do that stuff.
And even before then, Nintendo been around for a really long time.
And they did not do video games until the 80s, but they been around since I think the 1890s.
That company has been around since like the late 1800's.
So, they, they have done a lot of stuff, and this is just sort of a blip on the radar for them in terms of like.
I mean, this is what they're known for, but they've done a lot, other things before, previously.
And they're, they'll probably do more things in the future.
And just gaming.
But again, if they're so excited about their whole gambling area, I see them even wanting to do games anymore.
Wanting to bother [INAUDIBLE].
They want to strengthen up.
It looks like they're dropping their games.
So if they got Metal Gear out, they don't really need Kyojin anymore.
You know, they can sell off their properties or just like, lease them out to ha, have other people make them.
Let me ask you this.
If Kojima left, if Kojima leaves Konami-
Where does he go to make games?
What's the, what's the game Gaming publisher or the gaming developer.
Where's the game company that he should go to to make games?
I'm just kidding.
That is a terrible answer.
Oh, we kid around here.
I have no idea.
I would like Be-, hm, maybe Bethesda.
His own IPs at Bethesda.
Not work on current, current franchise but like his own, do his own thing and Bethesda.
That would also be good?
That's also good.
Those are both I think the only options.
If you want to do exclusives I could say maybe like a Microsoft developer, Bungee.
You can do Bungee.
That could be good.
But yeah I think probably those would be the best choices.
Good call, good call.
So any way alright, so that was our user feedback.
Our only piece of user feedback.
And we're going to do T D Bullet and T D Chute tomorrow.
But thankyou Nick, that was a very good email [CROSSTALK] and I really did want to save it cause it was so big and I didn't want to cut any of that out.
Alright guys, it's time for our very last piece of user feedback, which is our phonetographer for the day.
Jani wrote in to us.
I don't know if the J is silent.
[LAUGH] That's like three different names.
I'll explain why.
Writes, greeting from Slovenia, love the show.
Finally some barbecue time.
Took this picture on my iPhone 6. Slovenia.
So is the J silent in Slovenia?
Is it Yani?
Is it a Y?
Is it Sovina?
Yeah pretty good Sovina.
Agreeing for Sovina.
I've heard of Sovina.
No you haven't.
Yeah, barbecue time.
We've got the meat patties.
Yeah, where's the after picture?
I hope that's cricket meat.
I'm just kidding.
For Kale, Kale loves crickets.
Where's the after picture.
There is no after picture.
That's what I'm gonna call you.
Oh, my god.
I'm gonna say Johnny.
Like Johnny Fife.
So many giants.
Call him J.
J. Send us an after picture of some burgers the next time you barbecue, because I'm assuming you've eaten them at this point.
I hope you have eaten them at this point.
Otherwise they're gonna be like charcoal, charcoal blocks.
It's gonna be really bad.
Looked real good though.
You overcooked them if you're still waiting.
Yeah, that was pretty good, yeah.
But that's it for phonetography today.
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So until Til then-
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