Tomorrow Daily 110: Why SpaceX's rocket failure is okay, the Golden Globes gets diverse, and more
On today's show SpaceX makes an attempt at reusable rockets and we'll tell you how to launch one.
The Golden Globes happened last night and they gave major awards to streaming services and that's big news so.
That is a big deal.
I want to talk about that.
And also Disney research is testing a robot who's creating giant.
Works of art in sand.
Aw, all those little kids are going to be out of a job.
Suck it, kids.
Greetings, citizens of the internet, welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best geek talk show in the known universe.
We're back in our own studio.
And that's the first quote you wanted to say.
Suck it, kids.
Suck it, kids.
With their, their little sand buckets.
It's just like, you get so mad when they're just like.
Little Sally and little Billy.
They're just taking up all of the real estate on the beach.
You get real annoyed.
I don't know.
It's like I wanna go hang out in the water without having to accidentally kick over some kid's sandcastle.
That's like some personal problems.
Anyway, so yeah.
Hopefully you guys got to join us for our c, CES coverage for, for CNet.
If you weren't aware, I'm Ashley Esqueda and this is Khail Anonymous.
Did you not say that?
I didn't yet.
But, but I just did so we're good.
So you, check some of that out.
We got to cover some of the feature tech
It was awesome
That was at.
I mean, everybody else was covering like cellphones and television and-
We got spider dress.
Yeah, spider dress.
Oh, spider dress showed up.
Spider dress showed up, Travis.
It was really, really pretty.
Sorry, I get distracted.
Check out that content, and it's, it's episodes 109, 108, and 107.
It was a lot of fun.
and, for now though-
We had special guests too.
We did, we had special guests.
Jeff Troback, Trish Hershberger, and John Rettinger.
It was pretty delightful, Source Fed Nerdist, Technical Buffalo, it was all pretty good.
Thanks to any of you watching live, we appreciate that.
We can feel it in our brains when you're watching live.
and in our hearts.
And you're watching now so I can feel that.
You are, so let's hit the headlines.
Alright so, we have to talk about SpaceX.
This is gonna happen during [CROSSTALK]
Just a bummer.
Well kind of.
Okay so I'll explain why.
So SpaceX has been wanting to make reusable rockets.
And this is actually kind of a big deal in terms of commercial space travel, tours, and things like that.
Because if you could make a reusable rocket,.
Then, the cost of doing things in space becomes much, much cheaper obviously->>Ya
Because you don't have to keep rebuilding a new rocket every time.
Recycle, reduce, reuse.
Reuse, ya, ya, I gotcha, you got to close the close the chain.
So, SpaceX had last week planned a launch in the middle of the week that they scrapped, and it actually went down on Saturday instead, so we were sleeping through the weekend after CF but here is the rocket launch this is Falcon 9.
And the point of this mission was to send a cargo capsule up to the international space station.
So they launch the rocket send this cargo capsule up and then, and then and this is the important part land on a floating pad in the middle like in the Atlantic Ocean.
And it's not that big.
It's not big at all.
The entire pad is like a hundred by 300 feet.
It wasn't that big.
And it but the target was like 10 meters by 10 meters, so it's 30 by 30.
It's tiny parts.
They want to catch it so they can reuse it, ok.
They want it, they want to land it there.
Ok, there it goes going up.
And see if they could do it.
And so how'd it go?
So two of three not bad.
It-it-it-it launched; it sent the carbon capsule up.
But crashed into the landing pad, not on the, not on the target.
Well it was on the landing pad so I would imagine like, within you know, 300 feet.
Which isn't terrible.
Elon Musk even tweeted.
He was like.
He said close but no cigar this time.
Bodes well for the future, though.
And that's the thing so-
He would say that.
So so, here's the, here's the deal with this SpaceX thing, th-they actually had originally said that there is maximum of 50 percent chance of this being successful so they were actually kind of expecting it to fail, but here's the important part is that, and this is a very important life lesson, everybody listening, is that failure is an important part of learning.
And so they're learning a lot based on this failure and they're hoping.
I love how they described this.
They likened hitting this bulls eye on this floating pad to quote trying to balance a rubber broomstick on your hand in the middle of a windstorm.
So that's pretty tough.
I mean Kale does it every week.
It's like an old woman came up with that metaphor or simile or whatever.
Elon Musk's grandma.
She told every.
But that's pretty cool that it did land there.
Kind of a planned failure kind of planned failure.
It did get very close.
And it it looks like you know, [UNKNOWN] has a lot more data that's going to enable them to hopefully make the next version of it a success, or maybe even just a closer success, so I am sure they are already [UNKNOWN] through all of the information that they got out of this, out of this rocket launch, but, you know, I think, good job, I think that, you know, let's look at [UNKNOWN] failure is kind of the way forward sometimes in science, you gotta
Failure is th way of life.
Yeah, you gotta fail a little and you keep learning.
You get better.
Nobody didn't fail.
Nobody hasn't failed.
That would, that's, I failed in that sentence, but I learned something.
But you did, and now, you're gonna get it right.
But now I'm gonna get it right, what, with the next story?
That's where we're going with this is?
Yeah, we're gonna get it, no, but I mean, I thought you were just gonna say the next sentence,
But, you can just
Nobody doesn't fail, everybody does fail,
Good, see, now you learned.
Okay now tell me about, we all watched the Golden Globes last night.
I mean, well.
I mean, like, I watched it, but I don't think everybody watched it.
But I would, I would debate that the Golden Globes are the most entertaining.
Because there's not it's, it's formal but it's not stuffy so.
Well they're all given alcohol at the tables.
They all have tables.
They can all talk to each other.
It's not like the Oscars where they're just seated like a movie theater.
It's like very friendly.
Everyone gets into it and people get drunk which is also really fun.
Buzzfeed has people doing breathlizers.
Oh, that's exciting.
That's just next year.
So, I think it was the 72nd annual, yeah.
You could be wrong, but I don't know.
yeah, it is now Tina Fey and Amy Polar,
Thirty In or out, trashed it.
They did, they did a joke that was a little [UNKNOWN] but that's not what we're talking about.
That's not what we're talking about.
We're talking about the fact that some of the biggest winners were streaming services.
Yeah Amazon and Netflix
I'll be Amazon and Netflix thank you for allowing me
Oh, I'm sorry I [UNKNOWN].
E, I am sorry, go ahead.
that, that being Amazon and, and Netflix.
Amazon winning with Transparent, their, their show.
This show's been getting a lot of really good notices.
I haven't seen it yet though.
Yeah it's, it's, it's really good.
And then, also Jeffrey Tambor who played.
The main character in, in Transparent also won.
He had a great speech.
You know, he thanked the transgender community, but the fact that these streaming services are winning big awards.
Against these like, you know, giant print, like production companies.
It's, it's so good.
For the progress of entertainment on the internet.
Cord-cutting and putting and putting the stuff back in our hands.
Now everything is happening on your, you know, your streaming device, and-
Quality entertainment on streaming devices.
I think that's a really important thing is like.
Kevin Spacey also won last night.
Best actor in drama for House of Cards finally.
But finally got a do on this and honestly, this is a huge deal in terms of you're getting, you're getting like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Transparent.
You know, you're getting all these great bits of scripted television from streaming services that are self producing.
You know, and, and distributing that content not on your television.
And this is a huge deal.
I mean, you're a big cord cutter.
I'm a huge cord cutter.
And I've always seen these new, these new companies, like Netflix and Amazon, as risk takers.
Because they don't really have a whole lot to lose and they're putting a lot of money out there because they want to try to create this content.
And they're creating is specifically for us.
If you didn't know, House of Cards was made
Through an algorithm of finding out what people are watching on Netflix.
Finding out that they wa, they'll watch a lot of Kevin Spacey movies.
That they're watching a lot of-
A lot of the West Wing.
A lotta political dramas.
And they siphoned all that together and they created House of Cards.
Which is so cool.
Amazon is deciding they want to go all kinds of different directions with creating like a transgender show, like.
And these are all, risk take.
Very diverse, very diverse.
Not risk-taking, but they're very smart moves.
And it's hotter then.
I think they're risky.
Risky in the sense of traditional TV.
And we're also.
Cuz that's a show you're never going to see on, you know, Fox.
Like, you're never going to see that show.
And think about the use of, of, think about the way that we consume things.
And, and how much more we're consuming of, of [UNKNOWN].
Probably about 60% of you are watching this phone on a mobile device.
That's usually about the statistic.
So you gotta think of the way that we're consuming this.
And the use, the age of these digital companies is like two, three, four, five years.
Really, really short amount of time and winning awards.
I mean, it's amazing.
So this is really good.
I'm a really excited about it because these sorts of outlets are so exciting to me.
No, it's super thrilling, I mean somebody hoping to like cut the cord and have this contact.
We exist on this.
This our home, so it's really interesting to us.
You probably consume a lot of content on there.
You're probably not sitting there watching TV.
DVRs are the future anyway.
Yeah, set top boxes, DVRs, I mean, it's all that, so that brings us to our hashtag of the day.
Sorry, I was just.
Kale gets really into this topic, you guys.
If you ever see him at an event, talk him up about cord cutting.
He's super into it.
Okay so, our hashtag of the day today is TDGlobes.
And I want to know what your favorite non, not, not J-Lo, not J-Lo.
That was another thing that happened last seg.
Oh, that good joke.
That was a good joke.
That was a pretty good joke.
Super sexist, but I laughed.
What was your favorite nontraditional show of 2014?
So what on streaming services was your favorite show?
Oh, well I watched a lot of shows that were like on cable that I streamed.
Does Black Mirror count?
I think so, cuz you can't find it on.
Our, you can't find it on our cable network?
Like it doesn't air there so
I watch a lot of YouTube.
So I watch a lot of
Like highly produced YouTube [CROSSTALK]
That's traditional, that's non-traditional programming.
So I watch a lot of stuff like that.
What would you give a Golden Globe to on YouTube?
What's just so good that you gotta give it an award?
You go first.
Give me a second to think.
Oh wait, no, no, no.
There's this guy that makes this list called it's called top ten memes.
It's, it's not top ten memes.
But he does top ten lists of like Valve or, he did an Illuminati one.
So he does like a whole bunch of different types of stuff.
[CROSSTALK] But they're, they're really, they're really interesting.
Give it a shot.
Like go look at his lists but it's, they're really interesting.
They're not like click bait-y.
They're very, very well done.
So, yeah, I love it a lot.
I think I really like Orange is the New Black.
So, so good.
So that's your hashtag of the day and then, we're going to hit this third story really briefly, because it's adorable and I want to talk about it before we go to break.
Well, yeah, you gotta have something before the break that's adorable, besides Ashley.
We got to talk about this beach.
[LAUGH] Yeah, hilarious.
2015, year of the compliments.
You're a compliments guy.
You guys look great today.
You guys look amazing.
Have you been working out?
You look like you've lost a little bit of weight.
Except for that guy [INAUDIBLE]
Except for you.
Anyway, go ahead.
So Disney research direct.
We've talked about them before.
They, they did the eyeball.
The creepy eyeball.
The, the rendered eyeball?
They're back, but they have something a little less creepy and kind of adorable now.
It's called, it's like a beach box, and, [LAUGH] and what this is is, we have footage of this, it's adorable.
It's a little tiny robot that can draw art in the sand.
And so it's, the, the people who created it are like sand is a totally reusable medium, it's a canvas that can be wiped clean and started over with all over again without having to waste anything.
The robot has wi-fi.
It has an inertial measurement unit and a laser scanner on board.
And what it does is you put four poles on the beach that sorta gives it its boundaries as a canvas.
And it uses a rake to draw in the sand so that you can like program it and tell it exactly what you want it to make.
So here it is making this really beautiful kind of spirograph design.
The tires are designed to not leave heavy tracks in the sand.
So you won't see like the driving of it.
It's just the rake part.
Unfortunately, they still have to.
Here's one of the, look, it's Simba.
It's The Lion King.
They still have to manually adjust the robot's path for really big drawings, like they'll have to readjust it.
But some day they want you to be able to just upload any picture you want to this robot, and then have the robot compute a path and then draw it completely autonomously, which is pretty cool.
So here it is drawing Nemo which I thought was awesome.
So this is their own.
And it's like
They got like their own little invention which is pretty cool.
They said that someday their goal is to create art as large as Nazca lines, if you're familiar with those in Peru.
The big Nazca lines, or Nazca, I'm not sure how it's pronounced.
But yeah, so I thought this was just super awesome.
That's the beach bot, you can check it out online.
I think it's super cool.
and, just something interested and weird, and fun.
Like, if technology is not fun then why is, why would it exist?
Oh but it's so fun.
Yeah that's really cool.
So lets lets take a quick break.
Lets come back.
We have a really awesome concept for back it or hack it that even Kale was really into but it might be a little bit pricey.
So stick around and don't click away.
It's tomorrow daily.
Welcome back to the show.
we, we didn't get to do Back It or Hack It.
yeah that's true.
But I'm really glad that we're coming back in 2015 with this.
This is our first one officially like in the studio back it or hack it.
Cause it's kind of exciting.
So this is back it or hack it.
Ok, Kel, bear with me.
Imagine a world where you turn on your television and you're playing what's your favorite first-person shooter on console?
Time Spl- Time Splitters Three.
Ok, Time Splitters Three.
You've got it on your television; you're playing.
And then all of a sudden, everything around your television including all of the walls in your room turns into Time Splitters Three all around you.
Aw that's awesome' cause it takes place in different time periods.
Yeah, and so you can just re- [INAUDIBLE]
So we've kind of heard of this technology with Microsoft's Illumiroom, but this is, this one in particular is taking it to a whole new level.
Apparently, supposedly, allegedly.
This is called [UNKNOWN].
And so this is to be used with video games, photospheres.
So if you have an Android devise.
Or if you use the photosphere app on iOS and panoramic videos.
This is a projection like I said, not unlike Microsoft's IllumiRoom.
But it's really cool because it's a real-time adaptation of the image to the shape and size of the room you're in.
It's using an optical system that connects to your computer, and will project any 3D made content in 180 degrees.
[INAUDIBLE] So not full 360 degrees immersion.
So it has to, it has to already be 3-D.
Like for a 3-D system, yeah.
If it is a flat image, it will display it as flat.
Like a flat projection.
The one thing I really like about this is it also integrates your TV, monitor, or tablet into the projection.
So let's say you have your TV.
If you are playing a game, it will.
Keep playing the game in the middle of your screen and then readjust the room based on that.
So here is the hundred and-
How very cool.
180 degree view.
If the room is bigger, it will adjust that.
See, it just showed you it'll readjust it.
Very contextual, which is pretty cool.
It is compatible with Unity 3D, so there is already a plug-in for content created with Unity, the Unity engine.
There is an Unreal Engine plug-in already in beta.
So they're really not messing around with this.
I, I as far as I saw on the Kickstarter page it looks like they were they have some, some pretty good interest from folks like Nvidia.
Which is a pretty big deal.
And delivery starts in May of this year.
Yeah but you.
Yeah but you didn't say a price at all.
I didn't and here's the thing guys.
It's gonna be kind of expensive.
Yeah it's a giant projector with four k.
Really good trade.
Okay, so it's starts at, I believe the, the backer, like early bird is already all gone, the first two early birds, so it's gonna be 1,200 starting like right now.
And then it goes up to, but it says like, save $1,500, so I think even like, when you get, when it releases, I think they're.
From what I saw, it looks like they're looking at selling it for like over two grand.
For the, that and the development kit, like you get a dev kit and all that other stuff.
But yeah, I don't know.
It's a little pricey.
But, but here's the thing.
For the, for the upwardly mobile gaming connoisseur, is it something that they would buy?
I feel like maybe it is.
For two grand.
I mean, it's like, that's expensive for a lot of people, including me.
But, on that same note, there are a lot of people with a lot of cash to burn who'd be like, that's really cool.
I want that in my living room.
Just like somebody would buy, a really expensive surround sound system, or, it's around the same price as that.
Like a starter surround, like really high quality surround sound.
You'd pay around that price.
That's your own thing, that's all.
You've made the case.
Made my case.
But, it is a little pricy for the average gamer who's like $60 is expensive for a game.
How many, how much do they need?
For the sketch art.
They're already, as far as I've seen this morning they're already halfway there.
I think they were asking for like 100 grand or something.
Like not a lot.
It doesn't seem that bad.
Not a lot.
They weren't asking for a lot.
But they, I have a feeling it's gonna be a pretty limited run if that's all they're asking for.
Like the first but they're already at like 50,000 so I think they're gonna go way over.
So what is yours?
Back it or hack it?
I say, if you have the money, I highly recommend that you get one, as Ferris Bueller would say, but if you don't, if you don't have the money, it's ok.
Wait because I have a feeling we're going to see stuff like this in the next like year or two come way down way in price and you're gonna be able to get it with like, you know, a connect add-on or something like that.
That's what I think so right now I'm going say no.
I say wait.
Save your money,.
Buy some extra games.
Unless you have to have it right this second.
Well, people have to adopt 3-D first.
I can't, I can't really support this until, like, there's not enough, not going to be enough 3-D stuff to immerse yourself in when you buy this thing for like.
Five million dollars.
Let me ask you this.
So, Oculus is supposedly coming out later this year.
Between let's say around the time that this ships.
And the end of the year.
Like May to December, November.
So, let's say that you had one of these and you could experience that 3-D content that was made for Oculus, but in your
It isn't flourishing right now.
I mean, like there's a lot of content.
But it will.
It'll catch on.
Right, it will.
I know that.
Would you want to be a first adopter?
That's the question, really.
No, you don't care.
I don't think most people care anymore about being a first adopter.
So, but I will say for a 100,000, that's not that bad, if you want to get, get in on this.
I think it's 100,000.
I really hope it is.
Should I check, I feel like I should look.
Just get a 4k TV or projector.
So just get a 4k projector?
So right now, I'm going to say hack it.
I know we rarely-
We rarely do thumbs down.
No I have no problem with the tech, like I think we should be supporting that kind of thing but-
I do to, but they want 100 grand and they get 54 thousand out of it [CROSSTALK]
You know I always wanted to be the rich guy that has a projector that shows the whole screen [CROSSTALK]
Yea me too.
I invite people to roam away.
But we're not.
But we're not.
That's called in our dreams.
Probably in like five years like we'll have this.
Maybe in five years they'll be able to get innocuous experience that will enable me feel as if I'm a rich.
Plays like a rich person.
That would be really nice.
Drown out my world with whatever 3D projection I want, so okay.
Drown out my sorrows.
On that note, I think we gotta talk about you guys.
It's time for user feedback.
Last week we asked you guys at CES to use the hashtag td ces cars to tell us what you need in your car of the future.
What, what's the thing?
And so there were a lot of really cool concept cars at CES.
Siddharth wrote to us and said in my next car I want to have wireless charging on the dashboard so that I can charge my phone not to hook up with cables.
Cause it's like yeah.
It's like tentacle porn in the car,
Pop round there
it's like all these wires everywhere.
Sherry wrote to us and said, I really want a future car to be eco friendly, have free wi-fi, but most of all be comfortable and driverless.
I like the free wi-fi.
[CROSSTALK] Those driverless cars, man, free wi-fi, that's good too.
Tony wrote to us and said, I want my car to do everything KITT can do, especially turbo boost and drive by itself.
I can't, I can't do that, Tony.
Jerome, lastly wrote to us and said, proper automated climate control.
Home systems have done it for ages.
And then also included this lovely picture of a French bulldog.
Which we asked him to Photoshop.
We asked you guys to Photoshop us as french bulldogs last Thursday.
Us and John Rattinger from-
In honor of his french bulldog Lucy who is adorable.
All done, yeah.
great work Jerome.
High, high five.
Not only did you answer the, you answered the call to TD, CES cars.
You also sent us a french bulldog photoshop.
He already had that photo.
He, he just made it.
And he's been waiting for his moment,
and he's like, finally!
Use my French bull dog Photoshop that I've been sitting on since July.
Yea, well, I mean there's an autopup feature on the new
Is that in the new seven creative cloud now?
Wow that's amazing.
Like, command, P, O, P.
P O P or P U P?
It's time for our very last piece of user feed back which is our phonetagrapher for the day.
Robin wrote to us, you know.
It's about time.
What have you been doing?
Robin says, "Hi Ashley and Kale, love the show.
Keep up the good work.
Here are some pictures taken while I was on vacation in Hawaii last week, using my Galaxy S5 with no editing.
Yeah, it's 5.
Really nice pictures.
I want to just lay, I bet he, I bet Robin is in a hammock.
Just taking pictures like while laying in a hammock, does that seem like a thing you would do in Hawaii?
Ya, well, ya, you gotta hammock it up while you're there.
But, ya, this looks great.
Looks really good.
I like, I like, it's really hard to see the color on our little screen.
I know, we have a tiny monitor, so it's it's sort of hard to see, but it looks really, really good.
Ya, you know what, my favorite, my favorite viewer, right here.
Wow, new favorite, I dunno, I'm
First of the, first of the year, technically.
I still don't have a favorite yet, you guys gotta, I mean, you really gotta bring your A-game.
It's easy to impress Kale, it's not, it's pretty tough to impress me.
No, it's not.
It really isn't.
But, if you'd like to try, you can email us tomorrow at cnet.com.
You can also send us your user feedback, if you want to use the hashtag of the day.
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Kill anonymous if you, if, he's a mumbler.
So that is it for today's show, you guys.
We'll be back tomorrow with a whole new docket of weird, wonderful future tech and strange things.
It feels strange not having a studio audience anymore.
I miss the studio audience.
So he's our [UNKNOWN]
Come, come to the studio.
And sit right there.
We will be back tomorrow, but, until then, be good humans and we'll see you next time.
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