Samsung's Smart Truck helps drivers see the road ahead from behind 18-wheelers (Tomorrow Daily 196)
On today's show, NASA is head to Jupiter's moon Europa, and we're gonna give you all the details.
And Playstation's got some big news!
It's not actually big news, okay if it's bigger, it's big, I'll tell you.
And also Samsung has an 18 wheel truck you can see right through, so if you wanna pass it on the highway, you're not gonna die.
Greetings citizens of internet.
Welcome to Tomorrow Daily the best geek talk show in the know universe.
Im Ashley Esqueda joining me as always post E3 haze Khail Anonymous.
You had a good show.
I did but I immediately went home and played video games.
Because you don't play a lot of games, you're standing in line to wait more than you play video games.
I played like four games.
And so the thirst is real.
But if you do have any questions about our thoughts on Any of our E3 ideas, what we played or whatever, feel free to hit us up on Twitter or whatever.
But for now we're just gonna hit the headlines.
All right, so I have to tell you about this see-through truck.
I saw this video and I thought it was really interesting, and honestly now it has me wondering why we don't just do this with every kind of car and truck ever.
So Samsung has what they're calling Samsung's Safety Truck.
It's an 18-wheel truck, a big rig.
What are other names for big rigs?
We call them-
We call it 18-wheeler.
I don't know.
I don't know.
A lot of people, there's like different names for them all over the country.
So it's really cool.
It's a concept idea.
Might save some lives which I always like.
It is a giant truck.
Cargo truck with a screen on the back of it and a front mounted camera.
So Let's say you're driving down a highway and it's only two lanes and you can't pass a truck unless you know if there's a car coming in the other direction, it's super dangerous, right?
Have you ever been in that scenario where you have to pass somebody and you're like, I don't know if there's someone coming cuz this is kind of a big vehicle.
Yeah, like a mountain.
Yeah, now you're gonna be able to pass this big truck without any issues.
So there ya go.
That's what it looks like.
And even bigger trucks can pass, cuz the thing is you can see if there's any oncoming traffic, which is really, really handy especially on roads like this.
So because they needed to test on roads like this, a really good place for that was Argentina.
So they did a lot of pretty extensive testing in Argentina.
It's got night vision mode, which is pretty great.
You'll be able to see this screen day or night.
It won't wash out too much in the sun.
You'll be able to take a look at it.
I think this is a great idea.
And they were saying that basically after testing again pretty extensively in Argentina The truck is not currently operational but they would like to continue to move forward with more testing.
And they have proven, they feel they've proven that the technology can work.
And they wanna develop the system and get it out to companies that have Shipping trucks, which is pretty awesome.
What do truckers think about this, did they get any truckers opinions?
I did not see any.
I tried to look around to see if there were any truck drivers opinions because I do feel like this is a very interesting thing.
Truck Drivers, I'm curious, would you want this technology, If I had to guess I would say yes because It keeps their truck safe, and them.
Because so many people drive dangerously around big trucks like that.
I mean here, in southern California I see it all the time, people cut those trucks off, I think they have it in their minds That the trucks can stop quicker than they actually can.
They just don't really consider what it takes to drive a truck like that.
So for me, if I was a truck driver, which I'm not, I would say that would be a really great thing if they could keep-
You're not a truck driver?
Only Monday through Friday when I do the show.
But on weekends.
I remember there being in the comments, at least on YouTube, a lot of people that were truck drivers that watched this show.
So First of all, this.
And then, second of all, we'd love to know your opinions on this to find.
Cuz I know, they care about weight and everything so, I'm wondering if that weighs down the truck.
And, if it makes it harder to open the back of the truck and actually do your job.
But, Samsung working on this is perfect.
I mean, [CROSSTALK]
Yeah the sort of wacky things yeah and they make the screens and everything so yeah.
It is really great.
But I also like that it's promoting safety and I mean it.
The thing is if you can just make any road safer, I guess I'm all for that.
True that so that's a question.
Okay so that brings us to our hashtag of the day which is #TDSEE, S-E-E, like you're seeing something.
I'm just curious like what kind of, what thing if you could have anything in the world be transparent to see through doing something for work, what would that be.
Like, what's the thing.
It doesn't have to use this type of technology just you could make something transparent, what would it be?
If I could, like anything transparent?
I like the see through refrigerators.
You know, they have the glass you can see what's in a refrigerator instead of opening it up and finding out.
Oh, that's good.
I like that.
But that's already done, so I'm going to say people's heads.
I wanna see what you're thinking.
I know that's a very abstract thought, but I just saw Inside Out and I feel like I need to get to bottom of this.
I like it.
That or tablets because I usually
Am watching Game of Thrones or whatever.
Semi transparent [INAUDIBLE] yeah.
And I'm one of you people who hold it up, and I'm too busy to-
It's a bad thing, people.
But anyway, I'd love to be able to see through it and see the show at the same time.
I would say my hand, because sometimes you're writing something down, you want to see through to what you're actually doing.
Or if you're You can do touch typing, you look through and see the keyboard, you won't have to look about moving your hands.
I mean, I don't need it for typing.
Would it be hard to put rings it, like put your wedding ring on it?
It would be a little bit weird, maybe just project one on there, that'd be good.
But yeah, I would like if I'm writing down notes.
I tend to write notes by hand.
Okay and that's good that's good.
And if I'm breaking down like a story or something sometimes they're just kind of like fiddling with notes and little scribbles and I wouldn't mind being able to see through my hand so there you go.
All right so td
So we want to know what do you want to see through, buddy.
Basically, our next story is a little one that came after E3 for some reason and it's from Sony Playstation, they have a big announcement like I said, not actually big.
They decided that post-conference, they're going to announce a brand new Playstation which has One terabyte of storage drive.
Their other one had 500 megabytes of storage drive.
Their big announcement is one terabyte.
They're calling it the ultimate player edition.
500 gigs now.
500 gigs now, whatever I said.
One terabyte now.
Of course we know that Microsoft and Xbox announced that they were gonna upgrade to one terabyte.
They announced this at E3 and now Playstation says They conveniently skip doing it.
This is not the first time that it seemed like Playstation's moves were based on retaliation.
But I mean, it's coming out really, really soon.
In Europe, it's going to come out on July 15th.
Oh, so less than a month away.
It's pretty soon, but maybe that's enough time to turn around.
It is kind of like, remodeled.
It's got a more matte finish up on top of the glossy one.
You know, I would rather have that than the glossy.
For me, the glossy is kind of annoying.
I don't care at all about either of those things.
It just sits on a shelf and I'm not sitting there ogling it.
But there you go.
July 15th and other Releases in the US, we have no idea.
I'm sure it'll be soon.
So we're just gonna sit around and twiddle your thumbs, here's 500 megabytes.
I mean, this is great.
We need that extra space.
Why didn't we do this at launch?
And it just stinks.
Oh, why didn't we do backwards compatibility at launch?
Do these things at launch, guys.
They're trying to sell more consoles, I get it.
I get it.
It seems [CROSSTALK].
They're trying to give people that haven't upgraded a reason to upgrade.
Which is you.
Are you gonna upgrade?
Would you upgrade to either of these now?
Oh, you're saying to go from my Playstation 3 to my.
To a PS4 or from your XBox 360 to an XBox One.
Like, now that these are out and backwards compatibility, are you are you thinking like, "Well maybe."?
Look I'm going to be straight up.
I'm not going to use backwards compatibility.
No that's great.
It's going to be a fun toy for maybe a weekend to use backwards compatibility
so it wasn't that big of an announcement.
But no, because it's games that sell the console, not the console necessarily.
Not for me, at least, I have a PC gamer.
I hook it up to my TV, I can play all my screen games.
I'm totally fine.
You already have consoles?
Backwards compatibility is totally wasted on me because, as soon as I got my Xbox One, I gave my Xbox 360 to our next door neighbor.
He's like 8. So I just gave it to him for Christmas cuz he's a nice kid and I gave him all my games.
So I was just like here you go, take my Xbox 360.
First of all, I'm not gonna go back and disturb hey kid, give me those games back.
Not gonna do that.
And then two yeah it's for new games.
I don't need backwards compatibility just like I don't need my consoles to play old games.
I don't mind paying for them to work.
Like on Wii U, I'll buy a virtual console game it's fine.
It's like five bucks, it's not a big deal.
I still think, and this doesn't even have a place necessarily in this article, but I still think there was some sort of, it was a strategic move.
It wasn't for us.
It was for Microsoft because they either worked something out with Game Stop or.
That's a really good point.
Or they work something out with, who was the other place that's going to start selling used games now?
Someone else just announced they're going to start selling used games.
But even Gamefly, I mean, Gamefly sells used games.
They do the rental system.
This is like, a really big boon to those types of companies.
I would imagine you're probably not wrong.
Who was it that's starting to sell.
Was it Amazon?
Amazon sells these games.
I don't know.
There's a lot of used games though.
It's a strategic move, but anyway, so there you go, but that's good news for any man that doesn't have it and realizes that they can now get an upgraded version.
There's no bundle, so you're not getting a game with it or a cool controller or anything.
It's just like, here you go, because the Xbox one.
Here you go, one terabyte.
There you go.
One terabyte, there's your article.
That brings us to our question of the day, Are you gonna use backwards compatibility?
Every single day.
You can answer that question too, I'm good with that.
Alright, so anyway.
I've gotta tell you about NASA.
This is really exciting.
We are, as a human race, heading to Europa.
It's a big deal.
NASA has been working on a kind of pitch, a concept if you will, to head over to Europa which, if you're not aware, scientists are pretty sure there is a liquid ocean under the frozen surface of Europa.
It's one of Jupiter's moons and so one of the things we have found here on Earth is that
Life exists in water, pretty much anywhere.
Even in the super frozen, old water that you find in Antarctica that is just like you know millions of years old.
They still have been untouched they find microbes there.
So they think NASA thinks that the best shot to find.
A simple alien life form is gonna be on Europa.
So now, it's moving forward.
It's in the development stage.
It's not a concept anymore, it's been approved.
Concept of proof moving forward.
It has funding now to start development and through designing and building.
So they can actually start working on this spacecraft.
And here's what they're gonna do.
They were gonna send the spacecraft out to Jupiter.
They're not gonna send it directly to Europa because there's a lot of radiation surrounding Europa and Jupiter throws out a lot of radiation.
So, any object, any spacecraft that heads straight to Europa is basically gonna get shredded by radiation.
Not a good idea,it won't last very long.
So they'd be able to do a very short mission and basically spend a lot of money to do a very short.
Sort of exploration slash informational trip.
But what they wanna do is they're gonna send this space craft out, they're gonna put it in orbit on Jupiter and then when Europa does close fly, they're gonna do fly bys when Europa gets close to Jupiter.
And they're gonna check out.
They're gonna that images.
They're gonna try to make a fully understood image of the entire surface of the moon, which is cool.
And then they also think that, do you remember a while ago when they had, we had this story about Hubble Telescope taking a picture of it, and saw these what looked like water spouts, like really big water spouts coming from the surface?
Well, they said if that's the case, this would be miles and miles high.
And they would fly the spacecraft through those waterspouts, and be able to kinda test to see if there are, in fact, markers for potential life.
So they're not testing for life specifically, but they're testing to see if Europa could In fact harbor life living organisms.
So this is really exciting, I'm always super thrilled when NASA get's a new project going and this is a really exciting one, I think for a lot of people, not only at NASA but Who follow kinda the space program because this really is.
This is a really good shot of finding life on [CROSSTALK]
Yeah, man, that's all we need is one little shred to say that life could exist out there and that shakes up the whole planet.
Wanna shake it up like a snow globe.
But, yeah, that's crazy.
How long does it take for the Satellite to go around Jupiter cuz Jupiter's the big momma.
Probably, a really long time.
But, they were saying that they would be able to use Europa's gravitational pole to figure out exactly when the best times would be and how fast it would be moving.
I mean, it's all kind of crazy now.
Is this gonna be one of the
Kids are gonna like know this,
Maybe and I'm gonna be dead.
It might be.
No, no, I don't think you'll be dead.
I think this will be, this will happen maybe in the next, like I think they actually had a time frame on NASA's website.
And I'm sorry NASA because I'm forgetting it off the top of my head.
That's my totally my bad.
But I want to say within 20 years.
So you'll still be alive.
This is a thing that's going to happen, but it's going to take a lot of time to get that space craft out there, one, and then beyond that, to get those images and data back, it's going to take
Take some time.
So for sure, it's in the future, it's a ways in the future, but hopefully it will happen at some point.
I just think it's exciting.
Yeah, that's pretty cool.
Well now we're gonna take a quick break.
We'll be right back with a Back It or Hack It that you don't want to miss.
It's just that they wanna revolutionize audio the way goPro did video.
So, pretty cool.
But before we go on break,
Check out this old man and his cat on a motorcycle.
Welcome back to the show.
We're finally back from E3.
I felt like we were there for so long.
We're not still there?
I think maybe this is a virtual reality space.
Oh, we're still in the Morpheus?
We're still in the Morpheus, guys.
But for now, it's time for back it or hack it.
So, this company thinks they're going to revolutionize audio recording the way goPro did video, are you ready for this?
All right, so this is called Instamic and its not like
An instant Michael like you is just suddenly a person named Mike shows up.
Not the case.
It is like that, but okay.
This is a really tiny little device.
Look at how small this is.
That records high quality audio.
And they're saying you can literally attach it to like, yeah, the inside of a dryer.
Like places you would not be able to normally record.
High quality audio.
One of the ones that I thought was really interesting was, they literally attach it to a guitar amp.
So you would imagine that would be completely distorted.
This actually records really good Good audio.
They attaching it to a drum kit.
They're like this is a great way to get all kind of sound effect sounds,just everything.
It records in 48 kilohertz, 24 bit audio.
There are two different models.
There's a go model and that go model is splash proof so you can take it out in the rain and stuff.
You don't have to worry about it.
It's like an inch by an inch and a half.
It's very, very little.
There are quick mounts.
So they have velcro, tape, and magnet quick mounts so you can pop it onto a car.
If you wanna put it next to the exhaust film Fast and the Furious 8 they could do that if they wanted to which is pretty cool.
You control it through an app that's on your phone.
It's bluetooth four point O and they have a pro model that is actually water proof.
You can take it up to five feet under water, which is pretty cool.
and it also does stereo recording, the Pro version.
The Go version just records, I think its like mono and dual channel.
It can record up to four hours of audio.
They wanted about $50,000 on Indigogo and they already have over $100,000 so a lot of people are really excited about this.
So they're not doing well.
I want to back the crap out of this.
I knew you would like this.
Because you could take it to, you go to a lot of concerts, and this seems like.
I'm glad you already saw exactly where I was going with it.
I can pretty much rip the music from a concert.
Just put it on.
And I can listen to it anywhere I go.
Have your own live show.
And basically, steal from the artist.
But you're gonna be hearing all the people cheering around you too.
That's the best part of listening to a concert.
Saying, it's like everyone's going to get excited.
But you're gonna get like your own personal mix of the show, and then they have like a wristband where you can like wear it and not have to worry about it in your hand, you don't have to like hold it.
So, it's like 99 bucks, it's the same price as a Zoom H1, which is one of its, I'd imagine, direct competitors.
And then I think the pro is 129 but I think they said that price would go up once the [UNKNOWN] is over.
That's not that bad.
No,not bad for something waterproof that you can literally throw into a pool.>>So I still would need to hear the quality of each of these things.
I trust that it's better but I wanna know how much better, how much worse?
I'm sure it's fine.
I'm sure they figured that out.
I love to go around and test it.
So, send it to CNet!
Yeah, so the Zoom H1.
I was looking at a chart, the Zoom H1 records in 96kHz, and this records in 48.
So, it is a little higher quality on the Zoom H1, but it also can't do a lot of the things that you can do with this.
So, you can't patch it, it doesn't have any of these little quick maps, it's not as invisible, like the Zoom H1 is this tall system.
It's literally like a little microphone that you would hold.
But, this you'd be able to attach someone inside's caller, or there's all kinds of ways that you can do it.
I see a lot of espionage applications, people tape it to their chest to get information from people.
Logan, what do you think about using this at a concert?
I like it, not at a concert, but I like it for other use.
For other use.
Yeah he likes to produce stuff, so.
He wants to produce some audio.
That too yeah, so it's my mailbox
Gets you going at [UNKNOWN] so I thought that was really cool so nice work instamic.
But yeah they really wanna revolutionize audio the way that goPro did video, that's what they keep saying.
Very cool, yeah, like it.
Okay guys it's time now for your user feedback.
You are getting taller.
As we speak you're getting taller.
Longer, it's weird.
Okay, so user feedback we didn't give you guys any hash tags last week.
So sorry about that.
But what we did do was I wondered over to our E3 and virtual reality, our 360 experience that CNet put up on YouTube.
And we pulled some of the comments from there to make us just feel really good about ourselves because everybody seemed to like it a lot.
Which is pretty cool.
Here's the experience.
If you haven't seen it yet, it's really fun.
If you pull it up on your phone, you actually can move your phone around as if you're looking around in the space, which is pretty neat.
It's a little bit more counterintuitive on a desktop, where you have to click and drag to move the camera around.
But, it's really fun on a smart phone.
We highly recommend that you check it out.
Okay, so let's get into our user feedback.
First one is from Casey.
Casey says, I really hope this catches on.
And he got five thumbs up.
Take those to the bank, Casey.
Take those thumbs up right to the bank.
Danny CD 17 says, why is Khalil on cnet?
It's a really good question.
What the heck?
You're so new.
I have no idea.
He's never, ever done anything.
I've been asking myself that every single morning.
Ultimate Ruffles wrote in and said, I was watching this in iPad and thought it didn't work, until I picked up my iPad and I could look around.
Hey, Ultimate Ruffles.
Not regular Ruffles.
Good to see you, we'll live stream later.
By the way that guy said Khalil, not Kale.
He said Khalil.
So I can ask you the same thing, yeah.
A lot of people ask about Khalil, and I'm not sure who that is.
You know what fair enough that's more name than my name is.
So you win this round.
Your like touché friend.
And then lastly everysecond wrote in and said ok this was awesome.
Not true EVERYSECOND.
[LAUGH] just no, it's cool.
I think it's 100 percent true.
No, it's really cool.
If you didn't get a chance to check it out you really should.
There's been a lot of positivity around it because it should have been done a long time ago.
But now that YouTube is allowing 360 in 3D stereoscopic, you can now create videos like that.
Cnet hopped on board with that almost immediately and ultimately was one of the first to do it.
Yeah, super cool.
I'm not even trying to brag for them, I've just been looking for this type of content.
I remember I pitched it to them a while back though.
Yeah, it's easily accessible, I think is the big thing, where you're saying like Google is finally offering this on YouTube like you don't need
You can download the IM360 app to view the content, but now you can just literally go to the YouTube video and it will automatically load the 350 video, if your phone has a gyroscope in it.
Show it to people at bars like I did.
Yeah, you'll blow their mind.
And they're like, whoa.
This [INAUDIBLE] cuz they're holding the phone and they're drunk.
It's the best.
Thank you everybody for all of your very nice comments.
This will mark the first and likely last show where we do 100% YouTube comments for the user feedback.
Which is a bummer.
And also a blessing.
Also a bummer and also the best.
So that being said, let's hit our very last PC User Feedback, which is our phonetographer for the day.
So Rolo wrote in, our good friend Rolo, who I think he's been on phonetographer of the day before.
I hope so.
He said Tomorrow Daily, I visited my sister.
I went road tripping to see the sunrise at Haleakala summit in Maui, Hawaii.
I did not expect to have below-freezing temperature in Maui.
Are you kidding me?
The sunrise there was spectacularly gorgeous, and to capture the moment I set my Note 3 in HDR mode and had my sister be my human tripod.
I composed and framed it for her.
When I wanted to capture I told her not to move the phone.
Then I immediately ran on top of lava rock and posed.
Go shoot it!
The picture turned out an epic shot.
Once again I love your show, your avid fan, Rolo.
So Rolo's sister took this picture, but he was the mastermind behind the framing of it.
And it's amazing, that is a really good picture.
That might be one of our best pictures that we've had.
It might be, I mean it's up there.
Just because of composure, and.
And the color.
I know he did HDR ,which I mean could be like hacked but still,
I'll take it.>> As long as you're using it correctly.
And I like that he gave his credit to his sister.
For being a human tripod.
Well done, well done [UNKNOWN] sister, high five.
But yeah, so, so good.
I saw this in our inbox and I was just like oh man.
You get to fast pass to the front of the line Because we have a huge bay of phone-tographers that I have lined up.
And I was just just like, "oh, we've got to get this one on right away" which is pretty cool.
So thanks, Rolo.
If you want to submit your phonetography or a story idea you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We'll be back tomorrow with a brand new [UNKNOWN] of weird wonderful science facts, science fiction but until then be Humans.
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