On today's show, a company that isn't Facebook is also working on Wi-Fi drone
A room that can take you anywhere in the world you want to go, okay, well kind of
That's pretty much it.
It's, it's smart hair.
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On a Monday, Khail Anonymous.
Freshly after this weekend of extreme media, there's so much stuff to watch.
I was gonna say, it's like extreme Coachella, watching [INAUDIBLE]
I didn't even get to go outside that much between Game of Thrones,.
Last Man on Earth.
It's all coming down.
But I'm done now.
And we can actually talk about it.
What's going on in the world.
So they can move on with their life.
So let's do that.
Let's do that.
It's a headline.
Okay, so we know Facebook is working on Internet drones.
We talked about that like a couple weeks ago.
It's cray, but yeah.
Which is really insane that they're gonna be, I feel like this is now gonna be a trend after reading this story, because there is now another company working on Internet drones, so.
I have this dystopian image of drones flying in the sky giving us internet.
Its so weird.
So this company Quorkson has completed a test flight and they actually have video of this.
Its not just them saying at a conference.
Like oh hey, like we did this.
This is they're sky orbiter drone and this is actually a model.
So it's a small model of what the actual, these are like big drones.
Remember we talked about the wingspan of the Facebook drone?
It was like the size of a Boeing 737, the wingspan.
So these ones are pretty similar to that.
Like, they have really big wingspans.
This is where they did it, they, they don't want to say where.
Because they, they tested it in a secret location.
Because the, the country they're, they're the Portuguese government is like we don't like this we don't approve of it.
So they I don't know where exactly they did this test.
But this is a video of it and they said it went really well they had they said that obviously they had kind of a makeshift runway.
And, and didn't really have like optimal.
An, an optimal setting to do the testing.
But they said it went well enough.
And they were able to beam down a wi-fi signal.
Which is pretty cool.
And they said that the, these drones that they are planning on.
They want to keep them in the sky for weeks, months, or even years.
And they are solar-powered drones, the same as Facebook.
And they they did get information optimized, the prototype, but they didn't spend a whole lot of time in the sky.
I think because they didn't want anyone to know really that was kinda what they were doing.
So and they, actually their CEO thinks that mass production of these could start in four to six months.
Which is pretty soon.
And that's like a kickstarter.
It's like 4 to 6 months' delivery, and then he also thinks, and this is kind of unfortunately, I guess, for Clarkson.
He thinks that, he is, they are going to have to move their company either partially or entirely out of the country to be able to actually move forward with.
These drones because there are a lot of governments that kind of frown on this.
Like they're not real keen on the idea that you know, we don't want these drones flying around in the sky giving, giving people [UNKNOWN] access.
I don't, it's like I kind of understand cuz I'm sure there's a concern of like espionage or hacking them and then crashing them into stuff.
But, yeah, I, I, there's a lot of countries that are not too, too thrilled about it.
So, they're saying they might have to leave, Portugal.
How do they expect to keep them in the air if Portugal doesn't want them in the air?
Yeah, I mean, well they wanna go to.
Through another country where the government's like more willing to let them text.
So they want to do it in a different country, realistically, not Portugal.
Well, yeah, I mean, it might have to end up being that they go to a different country and, and only do it there.
But, I mean, there are other.
Countries I'm sure where they wouldn't move their company but they'd be able to take the drones there and say, well we'd like to offer you the opportunity to have these drones.
Bring wi-fi to people to otherwise can't have internet.
Did they ever say how good the wi-fi is from these things?
So, I've been hearing, a pretty varied range on speeds.
Like, I think a lot of them are kind of like.
[INAUDIBLE], like they had so not.
Like, they're not you're not getting like, you know, 2-G.
So you're not gonna be so frustrated.
But it's not.
It's no Google Fiber.
It's no, no fiber Internet.
I mean, it, it's very reasonable, pretty OK.
And for a lot of these sort-of underserved areas.
They are not going to be running around with a whole bunch of, you know, Galaxy Note 4s and iPhone 6 plus.
They are going to have feature phones that are inexpensive kinda these like entry models that you see from Microsoft and like Windows phones and then Android has has kind of these like emerging market devices.
So, I think is kinda what you would see.
Which is totally usable than.
So there you go.
<< Cool, well that's yeah.
So it's Facebook and then these guys that are working.
<< Also Google, right?
<< Google's doing project loon with the remote control balloons that give internet.
<< That's the worst name of all of them.
<< [INAUDIBLE] loon, loon, it makes me feel so whimsical.
<< It, cuz it's a balloon, right?
All right, so let me tell you about, let me tell you about singaplural, all right.
Singaplural, that's exciting.
Singaplural very clever name, it means a person in Singapore.
And it's, it's about, it is a convention celebrating design.
So we have one thing that came out of this that really kind of, impressed us.
And it was actually a booth done by Airbnb.
If you don't know, that is an online b and b bed and breakfast thing.
Where you can have, you can, like, book somebody's house in-
Or like an apartment, or [UNKNOWN]
All over the world.
So, they decided to show that off by showing you one room that could be any number of rooms.
So here it is, it's a, it, basically what, what, what they have here is they designed this one white room, it just has.
A bed and a couch and a TV and it's all white but they use a projector to project what it would like in different locations.
So they do a lot of exotic locations and it's really cool.
Oh, look at that one.
Yeah, they do, they do, there's different stops.
The first stop is Bali.
Where you get tropical images, bamboo screen and the ocean outside your window.
Then they go to Malaysia, then they go to.
Paris, you can see it swapping to different locations.>>I love this.>>It's really cool, ya, it looks like a little hut on the outside.
You got a Paris and you can see the Eifel Tower outside.
Then you go to Tokyo and there's sliding screens.
It's just a creative ad.
It doesn't look like they are like, trying to make this like a, like a destination.
But you can see.
There is the room without any of the projections on it, and then when they show the projection.
Even the TV is a projection.
Look, there is the-
That's, I'm gonna assume that's Bali.
But yeah, there you go.
This is, so it's basically just, to show off Airbnb.
And these are real locations, right?
These are actual places you can like, book.
On Airbnb, which is, I've liked them.
I think it's pretty awesome.
So, there you go.
It's just a creative way to do advertising.
But it's also kind of like, a cool look at how you can use future tag.
I like that.
Would you put this?
This is what my bedroom looks like.
I was gonna say, like, would you put this in your, I would love to have something like that in like, a bedroom or the living room or something.
Yeah, but mine would be.
Like mine would be like.
I was gonna say Fallout, like post apocalyptic, hostile you're like [UNKNOWN]
One is just clown faces, like mine would be [CROSSTALK]
Kale's nightmare fuel, like nope you can't sleep in this room.
Well that actually brings us to our hashtag of the day which is.
And the question is exactly what we were just talking about.
You could put this in your bedroom, what would you have it, what would you have these projections show?
What would you want to project?
So what would be like the dream like room that.
Now a lot of people would expect me to say pizza but I would feel saddened by this.
And wouldn't be able to eat any of the things around me.
Can't do it.
So no, mine would probably be something terrifying.
Like, it would be an alarm clock for me.
It would be, you know how the, we, we talked about the thing that projects a light on your face that wakes you up.
Oh, yeah, okay.
Well, imagine like, I have, sometimes have trouble getting out of bed.
Imagine if I woke up and everything was clown faces?
Horrible, scary clown faces?
Get out of the room, running into the shower.
And you're awake!
And I'm ready to go.
So I think.
I guess my answer's clown faces.
That is a very, that's a very interesting alarm clock that I think says a lot about you.
What about you?
I think I would go with, okay, kind of a weird tangent story.
I'll try to keep it short.
Went to this restaurant one time and I think it was called Atlantis.
And on the walls they had, they, I dont think they were projections, I think they were actual like screens that were built into the walls.
And they had three different areas you could go to.
You could go to Atlantis, you could go to the, the Serengeti, or you could go to, gosh I don't remember the third one.
But it was like a living one that I was in the Savanna.
So it was like, you sat down to eat and the sun would rise and the sun would set and you would see animals that actually live in Africa like walking through, going to the water hole.
Like everything, you'd see lions chasing after gazelles and stuff.
It was a very realistic depiction of that world.
And I thought that was so cool at the time.
I wanna say, god, I was like 16 when I saw this.
Oh, my god.
So t's super outdated.
But this is so much better but I feel like that would be so cool to be able to see, like I love the Airbnb idea of being able to pick a city but being able to watch it maybe from the outside in real time?
Like where you can watch people like, walking, or
Oh, real time would be cool.
Like a live feed?
Ya, real time satellite feed from like, inside a different place in a, in a different part of the world.
So it's like, today, I would like to be in Australia.
And then it's like, you hit the Australia button, and there's a live feed of the, for the window that show you like, what's happening right outside, like in Sydney
I think that would be really cool.
So I would go with like.
Live webcam, public webcams all over the world, where you could like different locations, and it would give you the interior, that would give you an idea of like what the architecture was like in that city, in that place.
And maybe you could also pick a time period.
So, you would say like, "I want to say in the Edo Period in Japan, and you could go way back and you could stay in like these big elaborate sort of houses.
And it's like the time he can see Samurai training out in the yard, all this stuff.
That would be awesome.
So time, I, sort of a time machine for my.
So you didn't have a very short answer for that.
No I didn't.
Yours wasn't like clown faces for that one.
No, to wake me up, no.
And I'd also like to interject that mine could be fire too.
Everything could be on fire.
Fire, everything could be on fire.
I wake up and I'm scared cuz everything's on fire.
See I'm telling you, it's limitless.
TD stay, tell us what you would say.
I really love that idea.
It's so funny to be.
Okay, so the very last one.
This is smart hair, it's called hair ware, and
I responded the the same as this, as you did, where you're like "okay", like not sure.
Sounds a little weird but this actually has the potential to kinda be something cool like I thought this was sort of neat.
So Katie Vega is the researcher in charge she created a hair extension with a capacitive wire inside of it, so you could use these little hair extensions as a touch input for your Smartphone.
So notice as she touching it the phone is noticing which one she's touching, so one, two, three.
Okay I'm waiting for the applications for this.
Okay so she's gonna, yeah, so okay.
So you had said okay so you can, it has okay it's got a remote touch sensor there's like a barrette that has an [INAUDIBLE] controller in it and Bluetooth so that you could send the commands to your phone and.
Basically they have three different locations on the hair extension that you can touch, like three different sections.
And based on how you touch it, so if you just give it a tap, maybe it activates an app on your phone.
And then maybe if you press that lock, then it will do something like, send your location, take a selfie, record a conversation, like do whatever you program it to do.
So like here she is taking a selfie with her hair.
This, this is like some spy stuff right here.
It is, it's totally.
You know like you get, you're in a situation and you're just like, oh Mr.
Evil Guy w- w- what's your plan exactly
It's like oh Mr.
Hit record, record the whole thing.
It's like oh Mr.
Like that's crazy, anyway.
I like how it makes you look flirtatious to have to like.
Do all that stuff.
But it's crazy.
Okay, you got anymore?
So it connects, they're saying, she's saying that they already tested this at a conference in Atlanta, people were able to try it, and they were able to take selfies with it.
And so it is an actual functioning thing.
It is, this is a real thing.
No word on commercial use, things like that.
I have a feeling like some government is going to like buy this lady.
Like not the hair, it's just to buy her.
Never develop it, like, in-house, like [LAUGH], like put her in some sort of secret facility somewhere.
Yeah, I can't see many of my lady friends being like, oh, I wanna touch my hair and, like, take pictures or whatever.
It seems like it's not really answering a, a problem, but I, I do like the-
Well, spies, there's a course like a spy use
Or like safety.
That's the big one.
Where it's like, if you don't feel safe in a situation, it might not be the best thing ever to like take your phone out and text somebody
Dial nine one one.
So basically, yeah, you would program maybe your, you would program your hair, if you moved it in a certain way, to.
Text a friend, say" I'm, I'm at this location, here's my GPS coordinates, please help." Or you would send it, you could text 9.
I think it some countries you have the ability to actually text 911.
I think we do too in certain states.
This is another one I feel like most of our audience would have a better, would have better ideas for this than we would.
Like mine was immediately like.
Well you know you're, you're, you're drunk at a club and you can't like you're drunk you can't drunk.
You just call your Uber.
Like touching your hair.
Well cause you're already like oh hi I'm so getting wasted.
I would say like if I'm stressed out.
Like I maybe you pull on your hair a little or you're just like frustrated and then all of a sudden like a massage place comes and they're like we noticed you were stressed out.
We're gonna give you a massage.
See, we're not good at these.
We're not good at these.
You will come up with ones better, please.
So that's that's hair wear.
They're just basically a prototype.
She's a researcher at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Di Janeiro.
So this is her big thing.
So I would say, number one, use safety, number two, espionage.
Those are your two options really.
I think number one.
Safety in espionage.
You need to get out of a drop point you just use your hair.
All right guys, we're gonna take a quick break.
We will be right back.
And when we come back we have a kind of a back in a racket?
It's not a crowd fund, it's actually a voting thing.
So I found this though, and I thought it was interesting.
And we also have your user feedback from last week.
And our phone-tographer for the day is [UNKNOWN]
So a really brief update on that poor, poor drone, that was swatted out of the sky by the monkey in our break video.
The drone did not survive.
It's a terrible attack but the goPro did.
That monkey is wanted now in 15 states.
Yeah he's on the run.
If you see that monkey, please call your local police officer.
He's armed and dangerous.
I feel like this is a little different, but I feel like we could give them maybe votes.
Because that's what they're looking for, they're looking for votes in this situation.
So I guess we vote or don't vote.
Ok, wearables, Smart Watches, really big right now.
Apple Watch preorders happened last Friday, they make a big deal out of it.
A lot of wearables trying to, kind of, ride on the Apple Watch's coat-tails and pickup people who are like, I don't want an Apple Watch, but I maybe interested in something else that sort of suits my needs.
[INAUDIBLE] There are a lot of people who decided not to get an Apple watch.
So, that's where Digitocks comes in.
So, this company is called Digitocks.
Kind of a weird alternate to a smart watch because, in essence, it makes your actual watch that you use right now into.
A sort of smart watch.
Yeah, this is pretty clever.
So it's a little disc and it attaches to your, any watch that you have.
Any, any regular old watch that you have, and you can, so you can make your favorite watch.
Kind of an, intelligent watch and then they have this you have this ability to kind of do a deep dive into your apps and say, I only want notifications like, if this happens.
Or, so here is the, the app.
So it'll say like, only if I get the, these are the only notifications I want to get.
If I get messages from these people, calls from these people, emails from these people.
So, and you can also keywords.
So it's like maybe you get a regular email from somebody with, I don't know, like a daily run down of something at your job that you don't necessarily need to look at right away but.
You want emails from them.
If they, if it's not that email, if it's something else, you want to make sure you're notified.
You can get those notifications.
You can like program it very specifically to like notify you.
So you're not getting like that fire hose of notification where it's like your wrist is constantly buzzing.
So that's, that's the gist of it.
So you get a message and it vibrates your watch.
Yes, the disc has like a little [INAUDIBLE].
<< But it's not like it changes the screen on your phone?
<< No, not at all.
<< It's just a little vibrating notification thing.
<< Okay, how much is it?
<< Okay so the voting thing is actually, that's it's.
<< They're voting, they're not getting [INAUDIBLE].
<< They're not selling it.
It's not crowdfunding yet.
It's part of a contest, I guess.
Like, Virgin Mobil is doing this contest called Pitch to Rich.
It seems like a little shark-tank kind of thing, where people pitch their ideas and everybody votes on it.
I think it's a U-K contest.
So people can vote on good ideas there, and like I said, they basically say, two things.
Their goals are, they want you to be able to digitally detox on your smartwatches and stuff.
They're like, basically this is kind of the notification that most people really need with a smartwatch.
They don't need to get every notification through their wrist.
You really only want the most important things and that will help you not look at your phone as often.
You see what I'm saying?
And then the other part of it is a lot of people have a favorite watch and they don't want a smart watch.
They want to be able to use their watch.
Watch, and get some notifications.
Do a lot of people have a favorite watch?
I would say there are a lot of people who wear a watch that have a favorite watch, and wouldn't necessarily be interested in upgrading to an Apple Watch, but might be interested in something like this.
Do a lot of people have a watch?
Well it depends.
I mean, it depends on where you are in the world, one.
And then, two, it depends on, I mean like, I, most people I know my age in this area,.
Don't wear watches.
But my husband wears a watch every day.
But he doesn't have any interest in a smart watch.
So how can this be, how can, how is this better than if they had created an app that only makes my phone vibrate when I get an important message?
So I think as long as-
How, how is that, how is that different?
Especially since if this vibrates, and it's like.
Oh, I got an email from my boss that says fired, and that's the keyword that I'm looking for.
How does, how does the watch vibrating make any sort of difference then.
My phone vibrating, whereas when it vibrates, then I look at it.
I think that.
How is that.
I think that's a really good point and I would say, that only thing I would argue with is that a lot of people might not have their phones handy, like, if they sit at a desk.
Maybe their phone is, like, you know, across the desk or maybe they have it in their computer bag, a lot of people, especially in the UK, a lot of people take the tube.
A lot of people walk everywhere.
So, they're constantly using messenger bags.
Things like that.
Maybe your phone would be in there as opposed to in your pocket.
So I would say, in that way, in your purse, in your messenger bag, your computer bag, your backpack whatever, you keep your phone in there, and then that way you know if something important comes in you can get your phone out.
So if you don't carry your phone in your pocket, and you also wear a watch
If you're a.
Yeah, and you also wear a watch, but you also need notifications with specific keywords because you get messaged that much
Then this is the device for you
[LAUGH] So I figured it be [UNKNOWN]
No, I wanted to bring this to you because I thought you have interesting things to say about it, which you do.
I think those are really good arguments.
I think that's a really niche.
A very niche use.
It's very specific.
I feel like they could work something out here.
Like it could make sense.
There's some potential.
But you gotta have a watch, already?
We'll I mean maybe you could probably do that with.
This is like.
This is like almost like, almost like half tech.
Like this is almost.
I feel like a.
[CROSSTALK] with a leather cup.
You could probably do it with a cup.
You could probably do it with a sticker bracelet.
Because it doesn't look huge.
So I mean, you could probably put it on one of those things.
Like, you wouldn't necessarily be beholden to a watch.
But I think that's sort of what they are marketing.
[INAUDIBLE] So, would you give it a vote or no?
I don't know any of the other contestants of this contest.
But, I mean, regardless.
But I don't [INAUDIBLE] because, I'm gonna do like on Shark Tank.
I don't really know much about watches, nor do I wear a watch typically, so I'm out.
I think I'm with you.
I think I'm with you.
I also, it's not what I watch.
It's not that, it's not cool tech.
It also well, it feels like this will be-
But it's just not cool enough.
To me it feels like this will be really useful in areas where people, a, use a lot of public transportation and have their phones in bags and stuff, like.
The fact that your having to list stuff, all ready.
But that's it, right.
It's very niche.
Like this, this is a very narrow youth case.
For, like, I would say it's a very narrow use case.
So I would say no.
I can't even think of messages that, again, my phone vibrates when something is up.
Like, you know.
And I can tell it like, hey, don't alert me unless this happens.
Right, right, right.
And then, and then not only that, when it goes off.
Oh, my girlfriend is, you know, observing me and then I can look at it and go like, oh no.
She said you're fired.
Yeah, like sad emoji.
I don't know.
But there are apps that allow you to really kind of dig deep into white listing and all that stuff.
So I, I say no, but I did think it was interesting enough to bring on the show.
Logan, your vote?
He says nope.
But hey, but hey, maybe they came up with a new use for it.>>>.
I'm telling you there needs to be another another use there.
So, let us know what you guys think.>>> What's it called again so you can look it up?
It is called digit, digitocks.
But tock like the clock.
Yeah, like tick tock.
Which [UNKNOWN] Avengers.
Ok guys it's time to talk about what you think about different things we put up on the show.
It is time for user feedback.
OK so last week we saw the adorable dog Brutus.
you have four prosthetic legs?
"Posthetic legs?" I know...
This is the second time you have tried to use that joke.
So, you guys have some really great ideas on what you would also like to add to Brutus's repertoire of abilities to make him sort of a super dog.
Alright let's hear them.
I'm going to try to pronounce this and I'm sorry if I mess it up.
Ndumiso says I would give Brutus a pair of sleep fangs, fangs that inject sleep serum into bad guys.
Leaving them knocked out for the cops.
[LAUGH] Holy Crap.
I love that.
Gregory wrote in and said I think Brutus should have telescoping legs so he doesn't have to jump up on your to lick your face.
He could walk long distances in just a few steps.
He could fetch kites while they are still in the air.
I love that one!
That's like Megaman's dog.
I was gonna say, Go Go Gadget, like Go Go Gadget dog.
Yeah but Megaman's dog already has those extendo legs.
I forget what his name is.
Tell me what his name is if you remember.
Somebody's screaming at us right now, that dog's name is.
Cut it out.
Michael wrote in and said I would make Brutus like Spyro the dragon and give him Fire breathe.
I don't get, what was the goal here?
To make him kill people?
No, he's a super dog, he can fight crime.
Sleep serum, it can put him to sleep!
It sounds like the judgment, it's like Batman.
Like, you, he's making the judgement call to burn someone.
Or, [CROSSTALK] put them to sleep and leave them for the cops.
Again, also scary.
Noah just made a really good point.
Not an upgrade, [UNKNOWN] said "Brutus still needs a poop catcher".
And sent us this which I did not realize that is a real product PooTrap.
It's like a harness on a dog with a bag on the bag which, man, if you're putting your dog in that.
We need to have a talk you guys.
I like the idea that he has to like carry it around.
Oh my god, ok so.
That was great.
He used the toilet.
That made me laugh.
Frank wrote in and said hashtag BatDog.
He looks like Batman's dog.
Give him a bionic BatWing so when he gets tired of walking he can just fly away.
Again with the flying.
I like it.
No, no, that's where you use the bat.
I like it.
I like the bat one.
And then very lastly, I thought this was very sweet.
Neil wrote in and said, I would give Brutus a hug.
And now we all feel good about ourselves.
Except for Caleb.
He has no heart.
[INAUDIBLE] And then you give Brutus a hug and Brutus would bit you with his sleep fangs and knock you out and run away.
See I don't wanna make him more deadly.
He's just a sweet guy.
I love him.
All right so our very last, very last piece of user feedback as always is our phonetographer of the day.
You're gonna like this.
This picture's from Tim.
Tim wrote in and said, good morning to our daily team.
I'm living in an old beautiful city in the northern part of Germany called Lubeck.
By the way, this is a city where marzipan was invented..
I always liked the old charm of it, but never really discovered it completely.
So when my exchange partner from France came, me and my friends went on a small tour through the city.
When we were on the St.
Petri church tower, I took, I took this picture of the Holston Gate in the bottom right which we'll be able to see, see a little there.
It's got the little peaks and then there's the little arch there.
He said, the only thing I added was a gradient map and Photoshop for the black and white filter, quote unquote.
I hope you like it.
Best wishes and a successful show.
He took that with an iPhone 4S.
That looks incredibly cinematic.
It's such a nice picture.
That's like one to frame, maybe.
I like it, you chose right with the black and white.
Yeah, that's- [CROSSTALK]
Makes it look really old.
And got a really nice, like, foreground with the beam and then there's like the gate, and then all the way in the back, you can sort of see, like, the rest of the city.
It's kind of cool.
nicely done, Tim.
Very good, Tim.
We like it.
We like it.
It looks like he actually took this photo from the past, and [LAUGH].
Sent it in a time machine.
Hello, I'm Tim, just sending this wonderful photo to you.
From fabulous German city of Lubeck.
Good luck with that internet.
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I'm Khail Automan.
And I'm Ashley Esqueda.
And that's it for today's show, we will be back tomorrow with some new releases Tuesday, and we'll also have some other cool, awesome, science tech, science facts, science fiction all crashing together.
Oh my god, Grand Theft Auto comes out tomorrow on PC.
We're never going to see Khail!
We're never gonna see Kale again after tomorrow because Grand Theft Auto.
So say bye to Kale forever everybody, and we'll see you guys next time.
Be good humans, bye.