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Wednesday to separate teeth. 2019. Digital Trends Lab is about to start here. Some of topics recovering on today's episode is a tech version of the League of Justice or the Legion of Do. We'll give You the details of Google. Amazon and Apple, teaming up in what it means for the future of Smart Homes, have also got some amazing guests on the show, including Henrik Tie Spec, the CEO of A Oh Technologies, to talk about their autonomous Fourcade cameras that contract soccer players on the pitch. Also, 2020 will be the 50 year anniversary of the iconic comedy powerhouse National Lampoon, and we'll be joined by their president, Evan Shapiro, to talk about the greatest adventure in podcasts. Plus, we have an actual cooking segment on the show with head of culinary for Impossible Foods. Joining us J. Michael Milton will be in our digital trends Kitchen Cooking Up Some meatballs and chili celebrate the impossible launch grocery stores near you. All that and more on today's digital trends live. It's a lot to pack into one show, but we're gonna do our best to make that happen. Hello, everyone. This is digital Trans Live This is our Daily show here from digital trends bringing you the training tech topics of the day news, interviews, headlines, discussions and more. All while broadcasting live across a number of different platforms were on periscope, Twitter, twitch, facebook, YouTube, link, Tyne Daly Motion, Apple News to defer mobile app, smart television app and digital trends dot com slash live. So wherever you're fighting us, you can join in the conversations that we get to have it. We have a lot of phone conversations tohave today, so we want to hear your comments. Drop those in whatever platform you're on. We will find them. We will read them. We may even address them on the show. Depends on what they are, but all right, Thank you for tuning in. Let's get this started. I'm Greg Miller. Joined now by Mr Reilly. Wind. Hello, Riley. Good morning. Good morning. How are you doing? I'm doing wonderful the last time I'm gonna be here. Good. Good to have you here. The last time we were on camera together was in Maui, So Yeah, a little bit different weather in a little bit. Different weather. Yeah, No Hawaiian shirts today. And now I know, unfortunately, but we'll try to see if we could make that happen. All right, let's get into talking about some trending tech because there is a lot to get to here at the top of the show today. To start off with this, a surprise announcement about some of the biggest smart home companies that are out there. As far as manufacturers were talking about Apple, we're talking about Amazon and Google, all of them teaming up together. And this is something that's been talked about as possibly a trend, something that a lot of people wanted for quite a while, in the fact that you have all of these different ecosystems in particular Google and Amazon. I mean, they're definitely the leaders in that, um, but when you buy the smart home devices, everybody says they want to connect to these main hubs. But sometimes they'll connect to Google with more connected Amazon advice. First are they work with Apple, but they don't work with Amazon. Sometimes they work with Google. It's really confusing for consumers and for manufacturers to make this all work together, and these groups, along with some others, we'll talk about some the others to our have announced a new partnership. It's called the Project Connected home over I p, which is not the greatest marketing name, but that's not what we're going for you. It's about the back end of all of these sinks, and this is why it's important to you. It means they're gonna work on a universal I p system. So all your devices can connect the same way. That's huge, you know, it really is. I mean, a lot of these smart home devices, their appliances. Yeah, smart washer, smart speakers, things like that. And when regular washers regular plants is were being built, they had to have a standardized plug standardize like voltage like they had a standard. They had all these different standards that they had to follow, so manufacturers could work with it so consumers could work with it. And it's just basically upgrading that standard. Yeah, make a high tech. Yeah, I think it's good. I think it's a good thing, too. I mean, you can definitely see we've seen some of this in like computing before, where you have some universal ports you still have the divide between Microsoft and Apple are a lot of their platforms. But these this with these three teams come together, and this is a highly competitive space. I mean, it is growing exponentially. Some of the growth figures that they put out there. I mean, it's billions and billions of dollars per year, and it's just gonna keep on growing. This is really important. This needs happen, and they're forming this group to get this going. There's also, you know, the speculation. How long is it going to take for them to work this out? When will these we see these products? And that's something that we don't know. But at least the fact that they are meeting and working together means they're acknowledging that there is a problem. You know, this. This is something that needs to be addressed now before we go any further, and it's good to see that happening. Yeah, like you said, the the length in which this will get done. Yeah, I think that's really interesting because Amazon and Google in the past have fought. They haven't played nice with each other. Yes, so at least that they're like in the same room. I assume it's like some like mediation, like some room like that without someone mediating the conversations between the three tech giants. The apple feels that you're being so, uh, I think it's a good start that they're in the same room. But like I said, we don't know when it's gonna happen. And I think it's going to be a long process. Yeah, before we get these standardized tests standardized system a couple of things with that, they're also working with some of the product manufacturers who were creating these products for it. They're all for it, of course. So you got a Samsung Smart thing. Schneider Electric Signify, which is formally Philips Lighting I Kia and Expose semiconductors was Presidio. So these are all companies that are making products that they're like, Please figure this out and make this all work zig b alliance really quick just to address that. That's the standard that Amazon uses. But it's not the same standards. Google. What is not the same standard example is that's what hopefully we have this unifying factor. So that's the news that came out from them today. Somebody check out can read more about it at digital trends dot com, continuing on with some other training news. We have addressed this because it seems like every day there's been something else coming out, and I just want to bring it up here on the show to talk about it and talking about the hacks of ring cameras. Now Ring is not the only one who's had access in the past nest. It's certainly had some. Every manufacturers had some. But Ring has really been in the news for some particularly almost heinous ones that have happened. And this is where somebody has hacked into some of their home security cameras, in particular the internal ones and where to where somebody can control the voice, the camera that can speak through it. There was one last week where they hacked in, and they were speaking to a little girl telling them they were Santa Claus. That one's just offer really, really creepy. And now there's another one where somebody hacked in this Ah, doorbell in Calabasas, California Or know that I'm sorry. There's so many of them. There's another one where a women in Calabasas, California, had someone hacking her camera and just talking to her and saying, You know, lewd things to her. Yeah, in both. In both cases, it was the same. Same camera, same device. Yeah, And Ring also said that in both cases there was an issue with the two factor. I don't are often of authentication. Yeah, I did. That way we don't go in, for example, authentication. Yeah, s Oh, there's issues there, but still, man these air creepy like if you actually watch the videos, the things they say just so And it's one of those things is the worst nightmare for anybody who's been considering getting a smart home device or for people who have been reticent to even get involved with that. It's just validates a lot of their opinions now that that password thing is big. And that's why it's important across any device or any account that you have two factor identification I got you doing uh, is, uh, is definitely something that's that's very important. It's very important to do that because of the fact that, you know that adds that extra layer of security where it's hard to hack in. Also, don't make your password very simple because they're what they're saying is, this is somebody who hacked into the password and got it. Regardless, though, it's definitely unnerve ing. And it's something that everybody should be aware of that this is possible. There was a couple other ones where one person hacked into a doorbell and then was actually talking to a police officer saying things to them as as they were hacked in and tracking them down. It's very hard. It's very difficult to do that. Yeah. And the crazy thing, too, is with these cases is you know, that you've been hacked once. They finally, like, talk to you or address you. Yeah. You don't know how long they've been watching you recording you listening to you. So you don't know what they know what they've seen. Yeah, and that is the really scary part. You don't know how You don't know how long you've had your privacy violated. See? And this is just making me in your heart. Just installed entire homes just like this. So, like, last week, I just put this in. So now I'm like, Okay, I need to make sure that I have to factor. I have some good passwords. Yeah, I gotta make sure my passwords are good. I'm not that there's anything exciting, but we don't want to talk about you on this show. I don't want I just want to report the news. All right. Well, Karl is something that we should all be be thinking about and just be aware of it. Make sure you protect your passwords, and you could be more about all of that at digital trends dot com Continuing on with news This is something that rally in particular I want to bring up because you were here on the show. Now we know we've got a lot of streaming service is out there right now. I mean, Disney plus definitely changed the game, but you have Apple TV plus, Oh, they're just launched. They've only been launched for just a little over a month, really a month and 1/2 for Apple TV, plus less than that for Disney Plus and already seems like they've always been here. There's a lot of them. There's a lot out there, but there's more coming because you have HBO Max on the Way and Nbcuniversal's Peacock Network and the Peacock Network. Both of these actually have a lot of programming on them. Peacocks got one show in particular that's gonna having about well over a year that's gonna drive some people. But 2021 2021. Where were finding out more about how they might handle their pay structure? So is a couple of things. One is, Ah, that that it's believed that if you're a Comcast customer since NBC owns that, you would probably get access to this for free. The other idea is whether it's an ad supported network where you could pay 10 bucks a month and get at free. So with the office and friends and all of these other shows, his iconic shows, they're gonna be going there in addition to some original programming. Riley being the biggest friends are off, at least. Obviously, we don't want to put rumors. The biggest office fan that I know in this room right now, uh, how much? How much would you be willing to pay for this? Well, so I want ever pay for this? Okay, that's interesting. I am an outlier because I have all the seasons on DVD. Salt. Okay, DVD in the washer. I've already paid you already already paid my dues to watch the office for the rest of my life. You have the entire collection on. Yes, I have the entire That's my thing. Black Friday? Yeah. Get Siri's movies super cheap. I went and got all the office threat level midnight on there, though. No. Well, that's a new thing s o threatening woman. I did just release a YouTube like full episode. So if you are an officer and there is the threat level midnight episode where they screen it, But you don't get to see the whole film that Michael made recently the offices YouTube channel, which I'm surprised they still have someone running it because the show's been out there for eight and 1/2 years. Yeah, but just, uh, what, $500 million on one of the recent deals. That's true. So they could They can afford to be thinking about Facebook page every day. Yeah, and so they dropped a full episode. That is the entire threat level midnight episode, and I highly recommend it. If you like the office. So going from there, though, if you didn't have the duties, would you pay 10 bucks a month to get access to this? A lot of people? Yeah. You know of course. So we've talked about this before. To where I'm also I don't like paying for content. Yeah, like I I listen, toe ads on Spotify listen to ads on Pandora. I will sit through it, but I know a lot of people won't. And I mean $10 isn't that bad. Especially since you're getting more than just office. Like the worst office every night. Only worth it in itself. But then you have Seinfeld. You have friends, you know, you have all these iconic TV shows. 0 30 Rock would be on there to 30 miles, actually. So there's AC. That's actually a list of all of the shows that are on there. I'll take a look. There's not gonna be coming to it. Yeah, that's the sign, ful. I believe Seinfeld actually signed with with Netflix. So they have all these different platforms air kind of snatching up with candy out, I believe. Fell. Netflix snagged. OK, so wait May have to wait a couple of years until they can throw it onto Peacock. Yeah, So it'll have Frasier. Cheers, Parks and rec 30 Rock the office. All that's going to be on there. I mean, honestly, there's there's so many different platforms launching and all of these franchises were going all around. It is a little bit difficult. Friends actually might be on HBO, Max. I could have had that wrong. So that's that's how confusing way talk about this all day long and it still gets confusing. Who has what? But how much is everybody gonna pay for? Exactly? What are you paying for Disney? Plus, are you paying for Netflix paying for who are gonna pay for Peacock like come here? Where does it stop? I think it comes down to you. What show really drives you the most? People decide that, and then pirating is going to be a big thing, Which it already. It's pirate way up right now. Look at the man DeLorean. So many people pirating that show. And so I think that's gonna be the other thing where people are just going to start having these other platforms. They're going after an arresting people more. Yeah, they did. They just arrested a couple of people I'm taking on the names of these service is, but, uh, it's they're going after him, but then they just another one pops. It's like the early two thousands with like the music pirating all over again. That's crazy. Yep, it's a new age of LimeWire like, Oh my gosh, Everything. Not that I ever so many viruses. Not that I did that. George did say I just donated my collection of the office this weekend. Taking up too much space, George. All right, let's get anywhere. We got one more topic here, and we're gonna take a break, and then everybody know we're bringing something back we haven't done for a little bit of a little while here. We're gonna have some reading and weep on the way. But before that, let's talk about flying taxis, and that is something that we see a lot of companies working on. We're gonna have Drew Prindle joining us here later on. The show could talk about this trend in general, but there's a new video that was just released today from a company called William and Liliom Jets is We've seen some other videos from them before, but they're working on the all electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle that will allow it Thio. And this is that one of you is that they have before here. Look at this. This is when that they previously had, where it's showcasing what they could do. So that's this one is actually pretty good demonstration. This is how it would work. So a vertical takeoff, all electric. It's got like a 1,000,000,000 propellers on that. There's a technical number of propellers, but I can't remember what it is. Well, that's a 1,000,000,000. But this is their idea. Two of these many different companies to increase this urban mobility toe better urban mobility to where you could get from one place to another. And you could be able to take these Air Taxi's fly around. This is the new one that they just released. So this is just another video showcasing it going around and, uh, and and you know, some of the different angles that they can take. Which that was what Really this demonstration shows that it's versatile, all electric, but that's what we're looking at with it. So another another one from William coming. Yeah, this one's really crazy, too, because it's one continuous shot. So when you've seen these, these electric drone, these air taxi videos in the past, it will be like a three minute long video, but it's really edited. Yeah, because the flight time on these things because they're electric, most of them, Yes. It's so short. Yeah. And so reaction is actually kind of misleading on how long they can fly. Right? But with this one, we get one shot, we see it up in the air, do its vertical take off, and then come back down three minutes. Not very long time. I don't know how far you can actually fly in three minutes, but it's just showcasing that it can be done. Yeah. And that and all of that asked on that one. Yeah, it really does. I mean, I think for a lot of these eventually it's gonna be about, like, half hour flight times because they're meant to be shorter. Yeah. You last night at everything and stuff like that. Yeah. And jump over traffic, which is enough to travel 10 miles and jump over traffic if you're in l. A or something like that or New York, which is key. I mean, you could say that hours of time with something like this. So I'm all for it, but they're one of the companies in this race again. We'll be talking to Drew parental here in a little bit to talk about just how crowded this field is becoming with air taxis and where it's going. So it's definitely an exciting field. All right, we need to take a break because we're gonna We're gonna prep ourselves here. We're gonna Riley now gonna do some stretches. We're gonna get ready way. Have some redeeming way. Be reading your comments, live here on the air and comments from across the Internet. We read the comments all the time, but we're gonna read some right now that you've come across our platforms, things that people are talking about, we'll address them directly. We want to hear your comments to If you're watching live joining the conversation with this, whatever platform you're on, we do appreciate it. So stick around back here in a minute with more digital trends. Welcome back to digital trends live. I'm Greg Nibbler here with Riley Wind, and it is now time for some. Read it and weep. This is where we take a look at some of the comments that have come through across our platforms and across the Internets in general. Internets planning on we address what? Some of the things are that you are saying some of the trending topics and we want to talk about them right now. So we're gonna take a look, live with you as you see as we get to see these and and we'll just address what some of the trending things are that people are discussing and since we are alive, could take your comments live as well. She have a comment about a comment. It's getting a little metal in here. We can actually take that century this Graham No, no eating baked beans and boiled eggs before bedtime. Oh, my God. So I'm taking a look here. Eso These beds can save you if you're in the event of an earthquake. So these are the ones I've seen this video than death traps. They're deaf people calls like, if it if you feel senses shaking it like boom basically drops you into essentially a coffin and then you're supposed to be safe in there. But it seems like, Yes, it's a coffin because it's what, like, nobody's gonna be able to hear you. You're surrounded by a mattress. It's literally like steel steel box. Yeah, and it's supposed to be ableto with sand debris, so obviously it's gonna be really sturdy and really thick. Yeah, you're gonna hurt. Nobody's gonna know. You're gonna know, like, Oh, this house has one of those earthquake boxes like no survivors here. Move. Gonna be able to sniff. You know that's true. Maybe that's why there are big things. Well, thanks. I think I'd rather just take my chances. I think that's where I'm going with that. All right. Joyce J. Thaddeus Toad. Frank's a lot. So much to unravel right there talking about this again. I had this bed, and then my farther than top came down and cut off my head. And now my head is off. Would not recommend. Okay, so there it is. They got me to say that on the, um that is that's That's yes. Again. Something that I would be concerned with. How much the cat, but more? The head issue? Yeah. No, no. Head sleeping with a cat? Yeah. Not exactly a catch. Yeah. This is what people are talking about Online's trending topics. This is the internet. This is the Internet. Do it, Deacon, The interesting thing about Keith Richards is that when his name trends on Twitter you don't have to worry that he has died. You already know he never will. Happy birthday. Young had that even reference Thio Richard's birthday. So yeah, that is true, though Keith Richards is one of those people that he'd seems like he's, I don't know, he sold the soul or something. Yeah, there's there's no way, Kim. And never mind. I'm not gonna So I names. I was going to say another name, but I'm supposed to see this person next July and concert, so I'm not gonna say that name. Uh, yeah. Keith. Happy birthday. Happy birthday. Happy. That's where we're going with red terror legend do the legend himself. All right, so, uh, music. Okay, John Williams, After 42 years, this is the last time you'll see the credit appear This credit appear in a Star Wars movie taking the moment. What is that? Oh, yeah. Music by John Williams. Yeah, sorry. As I'm looking this at live as it happens that one of your screen looks like the currents for law and order. No, that's not the cutest from law and Order. John Williams. Look not do the credit. I know what it looks like it if you after nickel executive producer, that's what that is. Not a dick. Well produced film. Kind of Star Wars. The rise of Skywalker here. Riley. It's a very exciting movie. Yeah, It's not getting great reviews, is it, Greg? I don't I don't care about the reviews. Whoever's out there reviewing it right now, nobody. Nobody wants to see your opinions yet. Wait until it's out so that everybody can see it before you start posting your opinions. Whose was terrible? What's a Star Wars movie like? What more do you want? Come on. Its space Ninjas. I don't care what happens in it. I'm gonna like it. I'm just saying it right now. I'm already gonna like it. So just in spite of everybody, So I I am. I get upset about these things. I can tell. I'm being told. I need to stop talking about it right now. All right, Mr. Mo. Me on Twitter. Avoiding Star Wars reviews it. Spoilers. Yes, I think that's really what it is. I think that's why I get upset about because like I would on Twitter last night. There's already some dude who's like, Here's my opinion about it, and this is what didn't happen. Buddy, come on. Do you really need to post like specifically what you're upset about? You're not gonna be able to get on the Internet until you see it. I can't. I do love this. It's a gift and you can actually see it. But it's Michael going to Toby like so that is That's appropriate. Its various. That's that was me yesterday reading a comment that was retweeted by somebody that I know who I was gonna get blocked for. I'm gonna start between every single star blocking. I'm reporting you rescue Star Wars, then now forever. Star Wars rise. Skywalker digging with their kylo ren. So, yeah, that is, that's what we're out of. The driver's been in a lot of movies lately. He's been a ties. Watch the report on Amazon. Really good. Is it really good? He's also on that the new neck. The story is very story. Yeah, it's something like that. Yeah, that's actually getting a lot of praise, too. Yeah, And then he apparently walked out of an interview too, for NPR. Oh, he doesn't like to watch. This is true. He doesn't like to watch himself on video or listen to himself. And we're gonna play a clip of him singing, I guess. And he's like, No, you can't do that. And then they did. And so he's like, about boss? Yeah, it doesn't. Yeah, I know. Okay, you know what? If somebody you're interviewing actually specifically says, don't do this or I will leave don't. And then they leave. I mean, I guess, you know, he kind of told you what was gonna happen. It's gonna my opinion on it. I don't know. It's It's weird. All right, there we go. Let's do this. Let's go to a break. So coming up here on the show, uh, this is part of our new show. This is our test pilot right here with you. Let's go to a break, Greg. Let's go. All right. Coming up. Next we have Henrik tie spec. Who's the founder and CEO of Veiled Technologies. We have great guests today, and Henrik is leading company that has four K cameras that can autonomously track soccer players what they've been demonstrating it on right now. Soccer players on the field It's really pretty incredible. Tak utilizing a I that actually can understand what it's seeing. Exciting stuff to talk about. We're gonna be having that here coming up. Next, we got seven ship Pyro, the president of National Lampoon. We've got J. Michael Belton from Impossible burgers, who I believe is in R D T Kitchen right now and and cooking up some food from possible food. So ah, lot of stuff coming up here on the show. We're gonna take a break and then get ready for Hendrick before that, though. Thank you. Rather. Hey, thanks for having me. I was fun. Oh, and thank you for everybody who's tuning in. We are broadcasting live. We take your comments, your question. So stick around back here in a minute with more general trends. Five. Huh? Back to digital trends live. Thanks for joining us. We're broadcasting live. We'll take your comments since we are alive and want anybody to hit subscribe on whatever platform you're on that we get the notifications win. We're life. So let's talk about some camera work right now, though, because we have some things that are very interesting talk about with Vale Technologies. We have the founder and CEO Henrik Thais. Beck, who's joining us right now. Henrik, thank you so much for joining the show. Thank you. Is happy Trio So I want to talk about your utilization of artificial intelligence and four K cameras, but to give everybody just kind of overview. Can you talk about your company and what problems you maybe saw that you wanted to solve with your technology? Yeah. So the company is four years old. We founded the company, actually, because my co founder came too late to censor football match Andi In this match, his son's son scores a goal which you miss it. And then we started talking. How come he couldn't watch that match? How come nobody is? He's filming, you know, all the youth and amateur matches. And it turns out that recording out those forthis is quite difficult because you need advantage point. You need the yokai standing for me. The substitute to build a scaffold didn't need a guy filming through nine minutes. After that, you need someone to check up on and ended the match on and in youth, an amateur sport. Nobody had the results to do so. Yeah, that's that's a very usually very expensive prospect. Exactly. So So you see these issues going on, and then you take a look at what technology is out there and let's talk, talk through solving some of these problems and what your platform is. Yeah, So we we started out, actually, first trying to write software for for smile folds. She want a view of the player would set off a smartphone and a collection, then feel the match on we took. Turns out that that didn't really that didn't work out. So we spend three years developing, first of all, the camera. So it's a small camera, high resolution panoramic camera that you could place on a on a tripod on Dhe. Then that comes with building artificial intelligence. They're disabled to recognize the all and understand the match just as a camera operated with Duke. So the way it works is that the camera films before fields on dhe. Then afterwards, our intelligence can then recognize that all of the automatic assume and follow that, just like a camera man would do that. That means that you basically just have to bring the camera to the field. You don't need to move. It doesn't have to. It doesn't require anything else and just present president star on dhe. Then you can actually automatically still your match. So all the computing in the rendering that's going on it's all about in that box is not a thing. Cloud computing based or all the artificial intelligence is 11 box solution. Essentially, it is one box solution apologetic on the sits in the cloud or the camera does the filming and the love that process happens in Okay, so it's so it's connected. And then, uh, then is able to yet process everything that's going on. I mean, that's That's pretty incredible in its own right, if you could think just the fact that it's one box, because you're right. Normally that's something you have multiple camera people working on, you know, trying to track that. And even they kind of script sometimes. So you've got this air that can process this and follow along. What are some of the other? You know, I guess Let me ask you what the reaction has been to bringing this out. And what are some of the use cases that you're finding with this kind of technology? No, it's been It's been quite overwhelming. So we launched it. The year go and we'll feel more than them on a 50,000 matches. The possible months. Wow. And we're in. You have more than 5000 teams and 50 countries on dhe. We just launch this weapon in the U. S. Will be a very rapid pick up Scott later, um, and interesting than what we see is that it's arrived here, both actually professional clubs that uses for the academy's on. It's also youth youth teams across the world at court matches. So the feedback could have been a ballooning. Well, that's that's amazing. And talking about those use cases, I just want to break that down a little bit, going from, you know, your your co founder, missing his his kid's soccer match to now you have these giant clubs that are utilizing this tech. What are some of the things that they're using it for? That they've found, is an advantage versus having someone they're actually trying to film it. Yeah, that's I think, the importance that in in soccer, video analysis is super important aspect off telling development s O I think video and analysis has been around for the past 15 20 years, but it's just not been available for everybody. So what we do is we make it possible for more teams to use video in the out telling development. So our product is designed primarily for that for the coaches. So the coaches used the footage to develop technical and technical skills for the players because players are visual learners. So much easier to see how you know how to do the turns after the passes. When you see yourself on footage, um, so so the primary use case in the cloths, coaches using it for political purposes, I could imagine it being just invaluable. It's just something I could just bring it along and be able to get that footage because, like he said, video learning is huge in sports at all levels, but definitely at the professional level for developing. Um, you're in soccer now, clearly, or football, depending on where you're at looking at it from that angle, Do you see the expansion into other sports or other kind of use cases for this tech? Yeah, yeah, absolutely. Yeah. So you see the same same problem in that could be an across Iraq, be it could be basketball volleyball. So So at the professional level, you have other saluted. You have solutions. You have resource to film it. But when it comes to the youth to the crash, to the amateurs, there's just not a solution that can automatically film beast matches up on the fourth hole and float away. What I'm talking about affordable to, uh, try just didn't mean to interrupt you. So continuing T o you know, talk about for the use cases, right to see the prime of use case E for our problems is the coaches using internalized that matches? But you know that the other benefits of using more videos that suddenly the players are having great fun watching themselves and also sharing those great moments, right? So for the first time, they could not share that great tackle that amazing cool they can now share that with, you know, with their friends Andi and thirdly anymore. Video, too, with sport also enables the clocks to actually engage more with that with the members. So the members can now follow the first team or see the best goal from the U teams. The parents connect track more went on. So actually, except for along the life on the field. So so It's not only the clothes that benefits. Just adding more video into the sport just makes the sport better. I'm talking about the affordable side going going to that because you mentioned that. Yeah, maybe it's Some of the professional clubs have a lot of resource, is sure, but these the the idea of who you're bringing this out, too, and what it could mean to them and the affordability factor. Let's talk about how much it is and where it is that people can actually get it. Yeah, so you can order the straight on our on our website. Be right, Seo the the camera is $1500 then they say monthly subscription, which is about $800 a year subscription for the service. And so so what also includes in the product is an online video collaboration to so the coaches can begin. He can create his own clips, shadows cliff with the players, actually communicate on the clips. What they can also do, which is pretty cool, is that they can actually also overtake steer the camera steering, meaning that only I will follow the match like a cameraman. But if you know the fullest money, you want to see how your teeth and Lana you Cole is doing, you can actually also pan the virtual camera in another direction and that by you know, see any angle from Wow, that's pretty amazing. Well, congratulations on the success so far. So it's vo dot ceo is where you can go and in order one and utilize some of this tech and congratulations on the success. I mean, that's a lot of work. Just seeing an issue like that. How can we solve it and everything that you've gone through to get to this point? So congratulations. That's amazing. And thanks for being here on digital trends live. You're welcome. Thank you so much. So really need use case. I love talking about stories about that where somebody sees, like, an issue, you know, And this this soccer match, how do I get the get the footage? How can we solve that? Walking through in solving a problem like that? Which is what they did, Sophie. Oh dot CEO. Check out that there. And we've got a lot to talk about here when it comes to technology. So we're gonna take a break. We're gonna come back. We're gonna be actually talking Thio. Mr. Drew Printer is gonna be in here. We'll talk about more about those autonomous flying cars and flying taxis and what that means for a future. There's a lot of companies working on it, so we'll discuss that and more coming up here on digital trends live. This is digital trends live. Thanks for joining us for broadcast live every week. Day 9 a.m. Pacific noon Eastern Bringing you all kinds of tech headlines, news, interviews and discussions and we'll have a discussion right now. We're live so we can take your comments as we go through this. But let's talk about autonomous flying taxis, and everything is going on in that space to do so. We have joining us, Mr Drewe. Parental. Hello, Drew. How's it going? Doing well. I love this topic. We talked about it a lot here on the show, and there's so much going on. Yeah, um, where do you want to start with this? Um I mean, where do you want Okay, so let's explain just how crowded this field is. So when I'm talking about autonomous flying taxis, war just flying taxis in general, where my mother's future of actually having air rights that we can take where you skip traffic, you go from maybe ah, building rooftop to another building penthouse, depending on us. Let's be honest. Yeah, houses that we have here, or giant facilities that could be built for this. And there are so many different companies that are working on it. Let's look at it this kind of the breath of how many different companies or maybe mentioned and walk through a couple of Yes. So, um, a rough estimate of, like, how many start ups and other companies are working on these? There's like 100 and 30 or more. Right now they're working to develop a vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, typically, which are like quadcopter looking drones, or were and these air from some of the biggest, most like, well respected aerospace companies in the world. Like Boeing, Um, And then there's also other companies, like up incomers uber's working on yeah, on basically uber flying taxis that you could just flying Uber's that you like here, pick me up. Take me there. Yeah, the traffic they have the whole idea for even like facilities go to that would be, You know, you'd taken uber car to this facility and then hop in their uber autonomous flying drone thing. Let's get it that you fly around, go to your next destination. I mean, it's it's pretty amazing what they're actually conceptually coming up with. Yeah, and so they're all working against each other and kind of racing toward this goal, which is ultimately, you know, just like flying taxis. Right? But the problem is, none of them. Despite the fact that they've all been in development for, like, you know, the better part of a decade. At this point, none of them have come out. Yeah, and one of the biggest hindrances to that is the fact that FAA regulation, like standards, are so tough to pass. So in order to bring a new aircraft into the market and get it like certified and make sure it passes all these tests, you can't move a bolt on the frame without telling the FAA like having like re analyze and making sure that it's not gonna kill people in the air. So one of these companies are doing is often they're trying to reinvent the wheel. Yeah, so that's what I like about this new company. We just did a story on these guys. It's called Sky Rise. Yes, they have this new thing, this new system called Luna. And basically, instead of reinventing the wheel like every other company is trying to dio, they're basically taking it aircraft. So they're already certified and have our widely used, in fact, and just making him autonomous, which seems like a really, ah, lot quicker way to get it. Yes, space. It's interesting because I feel like a lot of, ah lot of these these taxis, startups and, you know, whatever they're using quad copters. The reason they're using quad coppers because quad copters are mechanically simple, like you don't need, literally. Just by controlling the speed of the four rotors, you can control roll pitchy on acceleration, so there's not a lot of other stuff you need to figure out. However, in comparison, helicopters are much trickier to control, which is probably why nobody's tried to make them autonomous before. But these guys, they have a pretty stacked team. They've got like X space, X engineers bowing and NASA and everybody. So they figured it out. And yeah, that video that you just saw was, yeah, the guy, this guy's hands free And he's just like issuing, like voice command. And I think a guy next to him in a computer like making sure everything's there's something about that. It just makes me cringe like I'm so nervous watching that I'm in a helicopter, I'm nervous. And helicopters that have flown by people, right, let alone justice Do take his hands off the wheel like Okay, helicopter go right like I don't know. I don't know, man, there's something that just really, instantly is cringe worthy. But the idea of it is pretty amazing if they've got this tech that can actually do that and retrofit something, and that, I think like you mentioned is a really big achievement. We talked about some other ones, even just today, like the Liliom jets showcased another version of their all electric vehicle. And that's another thing. Is the the electric side of things because you need a big battery to be able to go very far. Yeah, and that's that's another challenge. Yeah, the bigger the battery gets, the heavier it is, which it's kind of like there's this law of diminishing returns. You can only make an aircraft so big before. It's like, Well, we're not really gaining any extra flight time. We're just adding extra weight. Yeah. Um, so, yeah, that's that's what's really exciting about this. They're taking a proven platform, and it might potentially bring about flying taxis sooner than a lot of these start ups that are trying to do electric quad copters. That's I mean, that's tremendous. Right there. So that's again what? We have the article on here, a digital trends right now talking about sky rise. Is that right? Yeah. Sky rise Hottest. Why s right? Yeah, it's very stylized. Yes. Could be also a late nineties new metal band. But But regardless, sky rise, Isa good to great. But look at that. So you have them. And then, like you said, you know, all these other players are coming into the space. Which one do you think is going to win first? Who's going to get the FAA approval to actually go through with this? I mean, my money's on, like Airbus or Boeing or any of these companies have, Like a love Ian ro history of developing, you know, flying things. They know all the ins and outs. They have massive work forces that can build these things they can generate quickly. I think if anybody is gonna do it, it's probably gonna be one of them. However, this this is this little startup. Yeah, this scrappy little crew, it shows some promise for sure. I could see some of those bigger companies just seeing one that works really well and just buying it up. Just okay. Yep. We'll take that sky, right? Exactly. You know, sky rise by Boeing or something like that. You could see you could see it along those lines happening, but it's definitely exciting. I mean, my question for you is that demo right there? You know, you're the daring person here on the show. Would you get into that helicopter right now? With that demo like that? I think I would Okay, I think just just more to say that I did it than anything else. Yeah, yeah. So you would. So sky rise if you're out there watching right now, we do appreciate you tuning in and Drew is ready to take a right. Hook me up. Oh, that's that's something that I think that we could maybe let me see if that could happen. But I'm gonna guess Well, Seymour of this country analogy to it. See? Yes. Which is coming up in just, you know, less than a month right now. Yeah, a couple of weeks. There's always some sort of weird flying contraption at CS. Every year there's a very least at least one. Well, it's getting better and better, though. I mean, there's gonna be some or that yet, you know, as the tech gets better and so many companies are working on it, somebody's gonna crack the code on this. Oh, yeah, it just won't be able to fly it at C s. Yeah. Oh, yeah. That's true. Wait, What if you go out in the desert? I mean, he's gonna I suppose Drogo Alright. I'm volunteering you for everything s so you could dream or about sky rise. You can read more about just autonomous vehicles and autonomous error traffic in particular at digital trends there. So much exciting. Something's going on with that so check out all that right there, Drew, As always. Thank you so much. Thanks, everybody who's tuning in live. We always have a lot of fun things to talk about here on the show. And we got some fun stuff we're gonna be talking about. Next we have. Evan Shapiro is the president of National Lampoon. Who's gonna be on the show? National Lampoon? Yes, the iconic comedy outfit. I mean, it's it's amazing. We're gonna be talking about some of their new ventures and how they're utilizing this amazing catalog, but also going forward with all of the new things that they're gonna be bringing to s so a lot to cover right there. If you have questions, drop him in whatever platform you're watching back here in a minute with more digital trends. Lot, welcome back to digital trends live. Thanks for joining us. Broadcast live across a number of different platforms. And since we're on all those platforms, we continue comments as we go through the show. So if you have questions, you can drop those in there. This is interactive. You're a part of the show. And I am really excited about what we're gonna be talking about. Next. I'm Greg Nibbler. In 2020 it will be the 50th anniversary of National Lampoon. I mean, talk about iconic comedy. There are very few outfits that have this level of notoriety and just an extreme success rate of putting out really funny things that made us left for 50 years. And they're still going. And there's a lot that's happening in the future. And right now we're gonna be talking to the president. We have Evan Shapiro who's here with us. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you. As a long longtime fan of everything that National Lampoon does, it's very nice to have you here on this show. I'm excited to talk about this and just to give a little bit of context from your standpoint, I wanted to ask you, you know, you've accomplished a lot in entertainment, obviously, But coming here to national lampoon, What was it like when you took over as that president role? And what did it feel like for you? Um You know, I I've been ah ah, lover of national Lampoon for almost the entire time. It's been around. Maybe not the entire time. I was a little young at the start, but it was a huge influence on my idea of what was funny. Is it as a young person and still resonates inside my brain as I think about comedy today. So the opportunity to help reanimate that brand for a next generation not only of audiences but also of talent um was just, you know, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Yeah. You think about just how many people have come through and work for National Lampoon? I mean, from the very beginning, just what they did was really revolutionary in comedy and then Thio take it from there and still be going 50 years later. You know, with all of the things that they brought us, and you have this huge back catalog, and I guess there's several things I want to ask you, but I guess I'll start off with before we talk about the future of stuff. You have all of these amazing properties, but we're going into this age now where we have so many different advances in technology is and so many different ways to bring these properties of people that you didn't have before How are you utilizing those and what you plan to do with this incredible catalog and and all the different means that you have to deliver these two people? That's a great question. Ah, you know, the first big initiative we're doing is resurrecting national improved radio hour, which is, um, you know, the magazine started in 1970. A couple of years later, Michael O'Donoghue, who was a writer at the magazine, started the radio hour. He became the head writer of it, and he brought in John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Gilda Rhetoric, That is, uh, and we decided to go first at that as ah ah, reanimation of part of our intellectual property. Because of the way the comedy lifestyle works today. People who love comedy fit into a comedy lifestyle in the way that people who love music did it. You know, previous Arizona's still do today, but, you know, comedy lifestyle aficionados, they listen to three or four comedy podcasts week. Go see live shows. They watched a shit ton of, uh uh stand up on YouTube on DSO, creating the radio hour for next generation of talent and audiences. using today's audio platform, which is podcasting. That was an easy idea for us to embrace and also one of the fastest and smartest ways for us to get this new version of the brand out to audiences. I think that's a really interesting move to a certainly a smart one looking at it, you know, just from comedy. I'm a comedy fan myself, and there's so many different avenues now for different types of comedy or different ways for people to get exposed. It's not just in comedy. This works for music or any kind of entertainment, really. But between YouTube or videos or posting online and podcasts opens up this whole range that you could really expand upon and really dig into different, different beach areas of comedy. Whatever it is, you want to go for it. So taking something as iconic as this and bring it back and utilized in this fashion just ask you, you know, as far as the format for people who aren't familiar with the original format, how is this going to sound? What is it gonna be like? What's the format of this podcast? Yeah, the original, and I use the words reanimation as opposed to reboot or re invention because it is really faithful to the original format. So the original format was 1/2 an hour, not an hour that Michael Donahue used to say The second our second half hour was censored by the government. Um, it is a sketch scripted sketch comedy format s so all the pieces are written and performed by the cast on the writing team. Um, it some of the sketches are a short as three or four seconds. Some of them are longer. And actually, there's one runner, um, that comes back and forth. That's could be as many as 10 minutes long in each episode. So it's not improvisation. It's crucially not to comics talking into a mic, which is a lot of what podcasting in comedy is these days. You're actually watching the video version of the podcast right now, which we shot like a documentary film to a certain extent, but then reinserted the sound effect. I mean, that's the other crucial part. A big part of the writing is the sound effects. The sound is so incredibly well designed. So you've got all this great young, diverse group of writers and performers who wrote and performed all of the sketches themselves creating these great comedy scenarios, by the way. Crucially, no politics. It's really ah, sad arising popular culture versus Satya rising, particular people who might be eating up all of the oxygen in the news cycle on a weekly basis. Um, and but it is very unlike anything else that's out there. That was the other big reason to go into podcasting with this big format was we don't see ah great scripted comedy podcast out there anywhere, despite the long history of that being away that, um, that comedy got out so that got out. The people was through scripted comedy on the radio, and that is that there's such a storied history and that I come from a radio background myself, and so I love this idea of bringing back something that's stupid. There's such an art form to it that you can't see the way the comedy communicates is just so much different than something on video so much different than something. It's just like you said two people talking which all those can be great. But this is something unique, and it's a different way to consume comedy. And so, yeah, the fact that it's coming back and it's National Lampoon who's doing It just seems to make perfect sense. And crucially, we went to the first generation of National Lampoon Radio hour was John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest, Richard Belzer and beats Michael O'Donoghue. And we went and we legitimately got the the true heirs to those geniuses. Cola, Scola, Jo Firestone, Mega Millions, Salter, Martin or Bono Um, Alex English Brett Davis. These folks are considered the rising stars inside character driven comedy. Right now, Cole Scola is kind of considered the, you know, kind of quintessential online sketch comedy genius. Right now, um and so we have this great next class ready to go. What this also speaks to is the, um the what I call the monetization of the development process. So we see this as a really great easy adaptation for television. We've also already adopted another podcast into TV format that we've sold under the National Lampoon Umbrella. We're also using live comedy as ah adaptation for television as well and a za way to monetize the process. So it's also a different approach to the creative generation of new ideas for different platforms than have come from. You know, some of the previous generations of studios interested. Yeah, that's that is an important thing. I think a lot of people do forget about to you. I mean, you have to make money on these things. It's not free to make this. And everybody wants to make a living. The more that people could make a living, the better comedy that you get, the better product that you get. So that's an interesting concept of thinking of it, You know, several steps down the road of how this would be used tied about the show itself. Thio. I wanna just give everybody the info on when it comes out where it is, where it's gonna be available, how often it comes out. What are your plans on that side of things? Um, so we launch tomorrow. Two episodes will drop its our Chris. It's the National Lampoon Christmas present to the world. Um, and so two episodes drop everywhere. You get your podcasts tomorrow. Um, actually, two episodes of video podcast job drop on our YouTube channel tomorrow as well on then, for three weeks, Spotify is gonna have a next loose of window for a new episode sofrito everybody who has the Spotify after you log on and we should be front and center because there are promotional partner on this. They've been really great to us. I'm and then right after that, subsequent episodes will roll out to the rest of the podcast. Well, congratulations just on the success of this. I mean, taking over such an iconic franchise, what you're doing with it that just seems like the right thing of kind of bridging this gap between, you know, the classic accommodate. Like you said, you're bringing in all the new faces and the new voices, if you will for this and bridging it into this new new medium that's available. So it's it's really great, I think, for everybody out there who wants to enjoy joy. What National Lampoon has is a great way to do it. I want to thank you so much. Thanks so much for joining us here, too. On general trends live any time it great. Yet anytime you have a project, let us know we would love to talk to you about it. So we have more coming soon, so thanks so much. All right. Thank you. Thanks for being here in digital trends. Life. You too. All right. So really, really fascinating. Right there. Like I said, just talking about national lampoon and talking haven't really appreciate him joining us here on the show. We have a lot of fun things to talk about here on this show. And that's why we love bringing it to you every single day. That's what we try to do is bring you a variety, if you will. And coming up next, we'll talk about some news. So we have some more news that we want to bring you up to date on, and then we're gonna be heading into the kitchen where cats is standing by with impossible foods. We have J. Michael Milton, who's gonna be in there cooking up some some food. I'm just gonna leave it is that it's gonna be a teaser. You've got some very new things we're gonna be talking about. This is gonna be live on the air. It's really fun. And that's part of the fun thing about doing a live show is we get to bring it to you. As it happens, stick around back here in a minute with more digital Trans Live. No back to digital trends. Live again. Thank you, everyone for joining us wherever you find us. We do appreciate it. Broadcast live here every single week day non am, Pacific Noon Eastern so you can join in the conversation that we get to have. And I mentioned that Impossible Foods is on the way. We also have Damn Pavlovich. Yes, the drummer for Panic at the Disco. It's gonna be on the show talking about three D printing, so that's coming up. But first, let's get you some more trending news and let's talk about this, which is definitely something that's been trending today. It has to do with NASA's X 59 experimental aircraft, so you'll probably see this popping up today, and I wanna give a little bit of an explanation of why you're seeing it and why it matters what's important about it. So this is something that's NASA's been working on for about 10 years with Lockheed Martin, and it's a way that they're looking at. I mean, there's a lot of different experiment aircraft that are out there. But this is something that they are working on to try to fix the issue of breaking the sound barrier. So what's the issue with that? What's the sonic boom that happens? It's very loud. Have you ever heard one? It's quite loud. It's quite jarring, and it can actually cause quite a bit of damage. So let's talk about what a sonic boom it's. Sonic boom happens when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier, and the sound barrier is about please 760 miles an hour ish right around there. And ah, and what happens is when it breaks when something breaks. The sound barrier is it's pushing sound waves up in front of it. And when you breach those, they get to a point where these things where were the waves, can't continue, want they bunch up. So when you punch through it, it creates a crack. It's kind of like a double crack, so you hear it punched through it and punch back. And that's the sound of the sound waves reconnecting. And that's a very loud noise. And it's a very big issue, so much so that it's been banned by civil aircraft over the United States, since I believe 1976 that it's been banned that that civil aircraft wouldn't be able to do that. So that's why you have things you go through. You look like the Concorde, which could fly at about 1350 miles an hour and so almost double the double the sound speed of sound or not double, and that was banned from flying over the U. S. So could fly over those Atlantic Ocean flights. That's why if you remember what the Concorde was, that's why it would only fly from like England to the U. S. Because that's where it could actually utilize that speed. But what NASA is doing with the X 59 is figuring out how to lessen that noise, that you can bring back supersonic flights, and that's bringing it back somewhere where we could actually have these extremely fast, fast airlines, you know, in protect potentially if we're able to do this. So the way they've done it is with this design in conjunction with Lockheed Martin, they've slammed it down. It's so aerodynamically designed that it would actually not be much more than they said that I like the sound of a car door closing for the sonic boom. That's a that's a big difference, like a car door closing. No big deal. So if they're if this works, this is gonna be something that could change up how we travel. There's a number of different people that are working on different ways for us to travel, but this one is something. It's a little more conventional, but just a really fast blame. And right now they've entered into this phase two, where they're going to be able to finally assemble the full experimental craft and then start testing it out and seeing where it can go. We're probably years and years away from anything actually being developed, but still it's got to start somewhere. And this x 59. Like I said 10 years in the making, where they got to this point and now they're finally gonna be building the craft. And that was the announcement that NASA made some pretty exciting stuff. You could check out more about that at digital trends dot com. All right, let's continue on here and talk about some other news. Let's talk about Google utilizing artificial intelligence and cameras to help wildlife. So here's what we're talking about with this. So Google has announced, and this is something that they've been doing. But they have a, uh, led by Google and Conservation International. So what it is is stream lighting Ah, wildlife conservation monitoring to better protect animals. So it's called wildlife Insights and Uses a I and the Google cloud and all of those different cameras that are out there around the world to come together to help monitor wildlife without actually disrupting them. And this is important for a lot of reasons. You see this happening all over the world, but you know, I don't even need to go into the environmental issues or the issues of populations of animals and how you know some of them are very endangered. Whether it's poaching or whatever it may be, there's a lot that needs to be monitored, and the more that we can utilize these cameras, the better it is that we can understand what's happening in their environments. So this organization, this Google and Conservation International are using their systems to monitor 4.5 million different animals. There are a lot of different organizations out there monitoring, and there's a lot of different cameras that are out there. But the problem is when it comes to just humans trying to take a look at what's going on, that's a very tedious task, and it's very hard to just have a group of people scroll over thousands and thousands and thousands of hours of video to find issues or find animals, even if it does have its said. So it says, Hey, there's an animal here, But with artificial intelligence, you can scan through millions of hours of video all at the same time and be able to identify whatever it is that it's supposed to be identifying whether it's this is a certain species of animal that's here, Okay, we didn't know that was here. Well, to be able to isolate in and showcase, just like we're showing right here with this video, perfect example of taking a look at what's up there and then then isolating it and understanding and then being able to take that information, dissect that information and provide it to the actual conservationists that yet they can utilize that information for good. Pretty cool. So wildlife insights again, That's what it's called. So this technology? Yeah, they said Google's Ai ai technology can analyze, and I just wanna get this stat right 3.6 million photos an hour and automatically classify an animal. I mean, that's huge, that that helps people understand what's endangered, what needs to be looked at, what's doing well. I mean, that's important as well, just to understand how populations of animals are doing. And they're also working with other people out there. So that thing, if there are other people out there with cameras, they want to work with those organizations to drive more data. So they're looking to partner with a lot of different people and all for the good of trying to trying to utilize artificial intelligence and cameras to better conservation. I mean, that's that's really what it comes down to, So it's a pretty cool organization. We've got an article up right now. A digital trends dot com. You can take a look at it, read about what they're doing. It's more information, but just give you that. That's one more use of big data and artificial intelligence, but utilizing it for a good way and you took that out like I said, a digital trends dot com final topic here that I want to bring you and then we'll be taking a break. Then we've got damn politics. Who's gonna be joining us? Let's go on to some little Whitmore artificial intelligence. So we bring a I up a lot here on the show, and we talk about it in different ways. It's being utilized, but really what it comes down to it. Education about a I is also important. It's a term that we've known about clearly for a long time. But what is a I really? Well, that's something that the Finnish government is working on helping educating people with. So here's just a little bit of a background. Finland right now is the has the rotating presidency of the European Union, So the Finland representative is the president. This rotates to all different countries. One of things Finland had done previously is for its own citizens. To get a jump start on technology, they came up with an education platform, four artificial intelligence to walk everybody through from the very beginning to what it does to how it's being used in the real world. So they're going to take a look there. It's like a series of classes. It's a series of online classes and some of the different things that are being utilized for artificial intelligence and what it actually means. What what are the different implication? I mean, there's just so much There's so much that goes into this, and that's why you need a platform to learn about it for so they created this for their own citizens and it was available to them. Then they making it available for the European Union. This is what they're doing as they're leaving the presidency of the European Union. They're saying, Hey, you, here's this free course. We're giving it to you. You can take it in a couple of different ways to take it at your own pace. You can take it as classes believe. It's like a five or six week course that you can take where you do it at the pace that they recommend. But it's available in four different languages right now. So five English, Swedish, Estonian finish and German currently, but it's expected that will probably come out to more and more as this thing gets used more so it's called the elements of a I great way to try to educate yourself about it. Do it at your own speed. Learn about what it means. Learn about what some of these future technologies that we're gonna be seeing, how it's being utilized in our world. So it's pretty pretty cool little platform right there. Just want to make sure people were aware of it. If you want to help educate yourself. All right, so a couple of things to tell you about right now coming up next after a break. We have Dan Pavlovich, who is the drummer for Panic at the Disco. Now you may be thinking, That's awesome. What are we talking to about? Well, we're gonna talk to him about three D printing instruments and how important that is, like that's actually a really cool use of three D brings. We're gonna be discussing that, Dan, he's coming on next on the show. And then after that, we're gonna be heading to the Digital Trends Kitchen, where we have J. Michael Milton standing by. There they are with their own Matt Katz in the Digital Trends Kitchen Possible foods. We're gonna be cooking up some things. He's got some amazing things on tap for us. We're discussing some of the uses of their new product that's going to be in grocery stores. We near you very soon. We'll cover all of that in different ways that we're going far beyond the impossible burger. There's so much you could do with this. We're gonna talking to J. Michael Mellman, and that cat's about that. I don't know what I'm talking about. We'll discuss that here coming up. But let's take a break coming up next and POV It's right here on digital trends. Five. This is digital trends live. Thanks for joining us. We really appreciate anybody who turns into this show every day. We're live at 9 a.m. Pacific, Noon Eastern and get to talk about technology and all of the cool use cases for it. Three D Printing is something we bring up here a lot on the show. It's always exciting to find new uses for it and how people are adapting it and something we haven't ever discussed on here is musical instruments, three D printing musical instruments. But we're gonna talk about that and more to do so. We have Well, a man. You probably know him. One as the drummer for panic at the disco. But also, we're gonna talk about three D printing technology. We have damn politics joining us here right now. Dan, thanks for being here on digital trends live. Thanks for having me, Greg. Appreciate it. Appreciate it a lot and excited to talk to you. I mean, just as a musician who's outperforming all the time on stage and the different ways that we've seen tech evolve in that aspect as faras on stage sound. But three d printing is not something that I don't think that I've ever actually heard of being used for. Musical instrument. And this is something that you're working on right now. I want to give everybody just kind of an overview. Can you talk about how you came into this, This spectrum and what it was about it that attracted you? Ah, yeah. Well, it was initially just an idea I had as a young musician or a young drummer. Um, t kind of taken apart my drum kit when I was when I got bored of, like, how it looked or the color of it. Um, and just in doing that. It kind of got me started on what makes drums tick or what makes drums resonate in this case. Um and so it was just an idea that always stuck in my head of how I could improve upon this design that has been largely unchanged since they were since, like more traditional drums that we're familiar with were first made. Um, and then fast forward Thio. About six or seven years ago, I was just cruising YouTube, and I saw a video of ah person who went into a three D printing facility with ah riel, crescent wrench and they they three d scanned the crescent wrench. Excuse me, and then they Ah, And then they ended up printing that crescent wrench in a three D printer. And when they took it out of the printer and dusted the whole thing off Ah, there's a gear that was printed with it, and the jaw was printed with it. And without even having a having thio assemble anything, the crescent wrench worked red of the printer. And at that moment I knew that the three are three. D printing was something that I wanted Thio research further and get into. Yeah, I mean, it really is pretty amazing. What I'm just that example alone. Just the fact that you could print a wrench and have it work. And you think about that from a drum standpoint. I think that's hilarious, that you're taking apart, trying to figure out different ways to do it. I I know a lot of drummers who would do the same thing, trying to figure out a different way to change up the system with look or or what's going on with it. And there's so many different aspects and facets to that that I imagine that'd be a difficult thing to change that. It seems like there's a reason that it's been, you know, a standard drum set for so long because it's been hard to change that up. But with three D printing, it sounds like now you have all these different possibilities for design and structure that you didn't have before. You can talk through some of those aspects. Oh yeah, that's actually a perfect perfect thing to talk about. So what's actually different about this drum, as opposed to traditional drums, is, um, traditional drums would be a wooden shell with a whole bunch of metal parts kind of screwed to it, Which, you know, traditional drums are fine. They all sound great. They are obviously still my favorite things to play. Um, but when you when you clamp on or screwing a whole bunch of things to them, they kind of lose their natural resonance. Three D printing allows me to do. And what you're actually kind of seeing in this video right now is the parts that are normally metal that are screwed to the drum in this case are actually printed at once. You're seeing it on video right now. That printing actually happening? Uh, those, um, those pieces that are sticking up from the side of the show, uh, have never been created as part of the drum shell before. Um, and I mean, there's certain methods you could probably use between machining and molding, but the specific possibility of doing something exactly like what we've done here can't be done any other way except for three D printing on. And that's, uh, that's kind of what again? Got me started on this whole thing. And now at this point, it's been about six years since I've been working on it in designing it and getting it to this point. So I got caught looking at the video there myself. Pretty good, isn't it? It is. Yeah, because I've been thinking about that. So So with the actual drum itself, there's no metal fasteners that are on there. That's all three D printed into it and then just says it was showcasing. So the actual The body of the drum itself is completely three d printed from the ground up. Yeah, well, we did as much as we possibly could. D'oh. But eventually, uh, it has to mate with industry standard parts parts, which would be the metal hoops. Uh, the mylar drum heads, um, and to actually put tension on that drum, it has to withstand pretty great forces. Yeah, um, so that these were all taken into account, um, in the design phase, which took about three and 1/2 years before he actually printed the 1st 1 I wanted to make sure that we didn't get it, and it was just a novelty. I wanted to I wanted to have the first print, um, be able to be used and last on the road for as many years as we possibly could. And at this point, um, I mean, it held up for for, uh I mean, at least 45 Tours in a row so far. Wow. To two full record cycles. And it's it's flawless and unfazed whatsoever. Um, I could go on forever, but, um, tour is really tough on the people that are involved in the tour and the instruments that are involved in the tour, and it hasn't been phased whatsoever, So I think it's gonna last a lot longer. Yeah, three or four tours in a couple of albums cycles. That's that's a lot of stress. Oh, yeah, let alone, you know, accidental droppings or whatever could happen. You know, things happen. It all happens. Yeah. So the fact that held up that's that's amazing. So so with this, you know what are and you've been doing this. How are you bringing this to other people? And how can other people start looking at it and thinking about how bacon three d print their instruments? Well, actually, uh, it's, um things similar to this have been done before. Ah, as faras. I know some good guitar bodies have been printed. I imagine someone's probably tried to print an entire guitar. Um, I know about maybe 45 years ago, someone printed, printed like, ah, hold drunk. It worth of just the shells that didn't involve. They actually still use the traditional method of clamping metal lugs onto the shells and the shells were hollow. It was cool. It was more of an art piece. Um, so I think people are People are definitely experimenting with three printing a lot already. And I didn't I didn't get to the version of the dream that I have now or or even the version of the drum that I can imagine we might see in the future without being inspired by other people that are already I'm doing really amazing things with three D printing. I mean, last week I saw that someone had printed an entire boat hole with, like, a robotic arm on. I mean, the thing is like 35 or 40 feet long, so we're just messing with something that's 15 inches wide diameter. So right, the sky's the limit, and I just need to get some robotic arms on your kick drum and then you know you're set. Oh, I don't know. I need some job security. Never mind. I didn't mean that way. Yeah, right. It'll just hold the symbols for you. This isn't live, right? We'll get that out. Well, I mean, going from there, you know, And what you've done, How you know, for other musicians out there who are inspired by this and want to, you know, a start experimenting. What would you recommend for them to do? Ah, uh, for musicians. I mean, I mean, as far as experimenting with printing their own drums or doing something like what you're doing, Uh, you can contact me if you want. No, Um ah. Right now, I kind of see this whole idea as, um as the ground floor or the basement of where this is going to go. Um, you know, until this came up, I I don't think there was There was a lot of room for this large oven innovation in the drum industry, and and it really wasn't calling for. I mean, no one was knocking my door down for this in the first place. Um, but where I see this going in the future, it is somewhere that I I can't even really think up yet what we did with this with this drum. And there's actually there's five in existence right now. They're all slightly different, but they're they're based around a traditional looking drums. So at first glance, um, you might not even notice anything is different. I mean, I don't have drummers when we're on the road just catching, catching this out of the corner of their eye going well, what is that? Uh, they kind of have to get a little closer to, But when they do, um, they can see and hear something that reminds them of a traditional drum while also still inspiring them and thinking, I've never seen anything like this before. What's possible from here? So what we're concentrating on is is showing showing that it that it does work. It does sound amazing. Um, and with the help of Stratus is direct. Um, we've also recently learned that just by manipulating the materials and the print process alone, literally unchanged in the actual Estelle file that is used to print the drum, um, Stratos is direct. Helped me to to realize that with a different material and a different print method. We can make three drums or 100 drums that all sound drastically different depending on how we manipulate that. And again, this is the ground floor of where we can go in the future. Um, I want to look, look back at this 10 years from now and just just think I could have never imagined where we where we are now. But it all started with a traditional drum and now we can just man, just start using your imaginations eso back to answer back to answer your question real quick if musicians want to start messing with this kind of thing, Um, go for it, uh, go for it and let me know what you come up with because I'm super interested in I'm I'm Ah, I'm a student of three D printing or any cool innovation or engineering marvels that people still can come up with. I mean, this could be like what the effects pedal did for the guitarist. I mean, this could be you know what? What it could do for the drums changing up the phone, and I mean that Yeah, exactly. That whole world is still amazing. Me I mean, even a fender offender is constantly coming out with these new guitar pedals that it's like How? How did someone not think of that until now? But look, there it is. It's It's unbelievable. I mean, there's no stopping that industry. It's It's very cool. Well, thank you so much for joining us. Talk about this. I mean, it's really exciting. And Stratos is directed. Want to direct people there, too? If that's Oh, yeah, that's where you're working with. Yeah, they're great. Yeah, you know what? I should have said that. I should have said it if you if you have any cool ideas, are crazy ideas that you maybe think aren't possible. Go to Stratos is direct for sure. And we'll show you. We'll show you the responsible. We'll edit that in, and then I'll edit out the robot arms comment. So we'll pretend that Yeah. No, Keep it. That was fun. Dan, Thank you so much for joining us. Really appreciate it. You being here on this old friends live. Of course. Thanks for having me. Right. So that is just awesome. Talking about three D printer and how it's changing music. What? That could mean, I think that key moment that he just said, you know, 10 years from now where we're gonna be What's that gonna look like? I mean, that's just so cool to talk about. So we have more cool stuff, though. I need to get out of this room because we're gonna head to our kitchen, Our digital trends kitchen, where we haven't been in a while. There it is right now, taking a look. So we got J. Michael Mills from the possible food cooking up something amazing. That looks delicious. We have Matt Katz standing by. We'll see if he's already eaten it. We're gonna head on in there. We'll come back from the break. Matt J. Michael will be talking. I'll join them here in a few minutes. So stick around back in a minute with more digital trends. Live 43 Thio. Welcome back, everyone. I'm Matt Katz here with J. Michael Belton, the head of culinary at Impossible Foods. And we're gonna do a little bit of cooking with the impossible burger today. Thanks for having. Of course. Thanks for joining us. So tell me a little bit about what we're doing here today. Yeah, we're just gonna do a couple holiday recipes. Just the show with cookies, the versatility of the product. Ultimately, you could do anything you would do with traditional ground in that mindset. So we're gonna do a holiday meatball as well as a chili con que so a couple of tips appetizer style stuff for your holiday parties. Now, this is, I guess, the biggest news. And it's not that new news is that this is in the grocery store. You go to the grocery store in a lot of places, actually buy it and cook with it. And we were talking a little bit before this segment, and it seems like it pretty easy to actually make all the things we're gonna make today. It is. We launched retail in late September and Nelson's in L. A. As well. It's fairly marketed weapons on the Eastern Seaboard so into our element in retail. But we didn't launch 2.0 in January of this year, so that really leaned into a more versatile product, very forgiving product. So that home cooks take it on. It's really except work. All right, So what are we gonna make first? Let's just showcase the meatballs. Super. Just the raw product. We're just gonna add some dress seasoning, some onion, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper. Really simple. No big deal. And if you take a look at this, I'm gonna just show it to the camera. And this really does look like, exactly like ground before it handles exactly the same. You know, our secret ingredient name is transformative. So if you're cooking a burger or anything like that, you want to cook it to temperature. It actually changes from red to brown as you cook it. So the visual cues are exactly the same and will represent the internal temperature of the product. That's juicy too. It was just a real nice I say, This is a burger lover, traditional burger lover. I've tried this before. Andi, think the juiciness is probably like the biggest difference from a traditional veggie burger that I've had in the past that you knew that was something we looked at improvement as well. But this is just makes the dry ingredients. And there it is. You know, Justus, you would expect it. Uh, did any other grandmother crazy? Yeah, it seems like it sticks together really well. and you don't need. You know, when I'm making meatballs at home, I'm usually thrown in eggs, bread crumbs, things like that. Just to get it to buying. Yeah. With this you can omit the bread crumbs in the eggs. Of course, if you want to add on the added some additional mouth, that familiarity. But it is not binding. So you can ultimately you so simple dry ingredients put it together, roll it up into me. I like your little meet ice creams. Yeah. So this is just a little bit perfect. Throw a great tool for you at home, but you can use a spoon in it to do that. I'm just gonna fortune. He's out. He's super simple to work with. Exactly how I would do it if it was any traditional Grammy. I know I sound like an infomercial here, but this feels really easy. As someone who gets home at the end of day. I'm like, I want meatballs, but I really don't wanna have to go to the effort of making them just scooping him with an ice cream scoop. Good call. Yeah. You could make a make a larger amount of seasoning ahead of time and just, you know, pull from that, sir. Just we're gonna take this. We're just gonna throw it in the oven. Basically. Yeah. Ball. He's up. Throw it in the oven. Korea were 400 degrees. Right now the's this size scoopers around 4000.75 ounces just under an ounce. It really is about 6 to 8 minutes. Simple. And, you know, for your holiday parties, you you could take this and you could take him off. Obviously. Crock pot it on low holding for your party. Keeping on stovetop on low. Look, hold for a couple of hours. So if you're someone who's used to cooking with ground beef, it's pretty much the same method, right? Like if you could, I take my my traditional meatball recipe and just use the impossible. Absolutely lean into the pitch. Take place. It's really simple toe push into this and treated like you would any of your old school recipes, family recipes, anything work ground beef is involved, just just inserted. I would say that the only differences, like chilies and those sorts of things, attended 20% additional liquid for impossible is the only 10 to 20% is going to be coming out or you need to add is that just because it's going to absorb it doesn't deserve a little more. Does that make it more flavorful? Is gonna take on more of that flavor. I would say that the flavors do balloon. Look at what's on it. So in that sense would say, it's a great, great call. It sounds delicious, right? I know the viewers at home can't smell what we're smelling right now, but it just smells Fanta. It's been smelling fantastic in this kitchen all morning. So we got those in the oven. What are we doing next? Let's let's play up some chili. Try that. All right. So you made this earlier today. This is truly okay. So just just in the back here is gonna start. Basically, this is sort of the same approach You could put this on. Preserving Mass is full of chips. Here is a cheesy chili. My favorite kind of chilly. Very simple. Gonna bowl it up, Plate it up. Get this all together. This looks like something that I could order a restaurant. Which makes sense because you have a restaurant background. Yeah. Hey, you know, it's a great it's a Fundacion. If there's any left overs, I mean, feel free to take this on top of burger making. Combine it all together. All right, so we got these chips, We're gonna throw a little bit launcher on top. Take a look at this beautiful bull. All right. Now, here is the scariest part of any live TV cooking demonstration. I'm gonna try it and trying not to spill it on myself. I thought the judgment of the dish might be the scariest part for me. A plus. That is really, really good. And if you told me that that was beef, I would believe it. That's the thing. Like I really can't tell. The flavors are fantastic. Everything comes together. Texture is there. It's the exact same thing. And you know this. This tell me a little bit about the environmental benefits of this compared to something like a traditional 96% less land, 89% less emissions, 80 85% less water. I mean, it's a great product to lean into sustainability. Obviously touched on the note that the leading thing for us is to make sure that it's delicious because it's not good. What's there to talk about? But in delivering all those other elements of the product, whatever's important to you to make sure that we're providing a product, that is that no compromises alternative? That's what we're trying to do. And over 95% of the folks we're ordering our product or self identified meters, that's our goal. That's our mission in creating a delicious product helps do that. So I would you, when you're making a recipe like this specifically for impossible meat, are you just sort of taking an existing beef based recipe and converting it over, adding that 20% more in most cases? Absolutely. Yeah. I mean, there are ways right now that you know, you could obviously at real cheese or play bass cheese to this. It's your options, depending on your dietary preference. But in that realm, in some cases, I'm a cater. The rest to me fully a baby store. I try to meet the need of a liver. Birds were the audience is that's all right. So you made in advance some of those meatballs that just threw in the oven. Put a little sauce on them. This is like a nice, sweet meatball. My favorite kind of meatball. Kind of like the meatballs that you get a little Southern influenced. This this, You know, Smokey's BBQ balls that holiday parties is comfort food. Basically, it's super comfort food. I mean, great color. Super delicious. I'm gonna have a little Oh, man. Just lost year. It was a nice portion that we got. Wait, you gotta put the flag. Of course. Impossible. Like me. All right. I'm gonna give this a shot because I'm just here to try food. That's why they got me on this segment. All right? I don't want to burn myself. Still factor? Yeah. Yep. Has real good. All right. So we got Greg Nibbler, host of D T Live coming in, and you want to give one of these a shot coming in at the perfect time. This is why it's awesome. I want to try the chili con case. Chili, I like these both. I think today I'm Maurine a chilly moon. Yeah, um, but they're both excellent. This is really, really good. That was also impressed that you didn't smoke. That was really good. There's a reason why we're the black shirt. Right? Gonna show? No, these are amazing. Actually, it tastes really good. The one thing I was really impressed by is that it turns brown. Yes. Yeah. So it actually, it still has that fuel of cooking. Yeah. I mean, like I said, what we lead with product messaging that we lead with was a burger, But you can utilize in a bunch of different ways, but if you're utilizing it as a burger, that transformation, transformative quality of our technology and team allows you to. Representative Lee cooked the internal temperature to that as it browns. You could eat a medium rare impossible burger, and the center would be a cz visually red, as you expect it to be with beef. So it doesn't that transfer of education when it comes to cooking is just basically, just take it transfer right to this. You got it? Yeah. Sizzles on the grill, just like I guess it makes my job easier, right? Yeah, but no, it's so great. It's great to see the evolution of this too. So, going from you know where you started, we have the impossible burgers which are everywhere. But now, seeing this and this is what I want to talk about. Two for people at home who want to cook with this. We want to use this. It's it's starting to roll up to all kinds of places, right? Yeah. So? So, again, L. A. The Eastern Seaboard. We are doing it in the same way Credibility, Credibility Partners has been sort of our go to market strategy. We did it with chefs when we entered the market in food service, and we wanted to partner with the best of the best of retail. So we've done that with a few partners. Nelson's Fairway Wegmans. And as we're doing that, you know, it's, uh, we're accessing a different experience with the impossible products because in restaurants you order, you get it. It's finished in the culinary experience of having to purchase it, interested in a retail setting on be able to go home and cook it yourself. You see that transformation that you're talking about? It's really special. I mean it really. Transfer transforms in a way that delivers that same experience. And while while it's compelling in restaurants, it's even more compelling when you get to that culinary experience at home, Writing opens up that understanding for everybody to really get their hands on it, you know? And what? I've got my favorite recipe. Well, let's try it with this. See how that works and actually get to understand what it is and the familiarity with it. I mean, you know, I think that there's always this plant a stigma. What is it? What? What can I do? But because this performs exactly like if it were meeting you halfway Yeah, it's just really incredible. So we're talking about these leaps forward. Last year you unveiled at CS 2019. Impossible burger two point. Oh, we have digital trends, actually. Name that our top tech of CS, which was kind of a controversial pick, because when you think top tech, you think like a gadget. But this this was just so impressive that we decided to give it our award. You've got some big news coming. It sounds like it's CS again. Should we be excited about it? Be very excited. Wait, Do you have news? You know, you have to stay tuned for that. We do appreciate the award last year being the first product showcase that CS Way feel that that was our arena to really show Showcase ourselves as a food tech biology because that's exactly what we are. Andi Plan Thio do that for you? No meat, fish and dairy products of the future. I mean, that's that's really where technology lives. So we're looking forward to this year and seeing you guys, they're really excited yet we'll be covering whatever it is that you announce, which I'm excited now to try that and eat this. Which is why we're gonna wrap before I spill over. Michael, thank you so much for for coming in. Thanks for joining us in the studio and cooking. This is just awesome. Thanks, Deputy. 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