NOLA Ransomware + Instagram Wants You To Play Nice | Digital Trends Live 12.16.19

On the show today: Instagram launched a new feature today that’s asks you if you want to post something, if the A.I. thinks it’s offensive…


It's Monday, December 16th 2019. Digital Trends Lab is about to start here. Some of the topics will be covering on today's show because we are broadcasting live. Want to let everybody know about some of the great things we're gonna be talking about? It's a lot to cover. We're broadcasting in them a number of different platforms. Announcement from Instagram today indicates a new effort from them to prevent bullying by utilizing a I to let you know if you might be a jerk. And we've got a lot of great guests, including the president and CEO of Ocean Yone Circuits, who's gonna be discussing their non invasive orthopedic technology. And we'll also have Dr Dave Rabin and Katherine Fantozzi on to discuss the Apollo Apollo wearable, which helps you, which helps your body adapting, demanded stress. And Maura, I need it right now clearly, and we'll be joined by the head writers of the People's Podcast editorial director for Up Rocks Steve Rem, UCI to discuss their platforms, which helped draw connections between music, politics and pop culture. All that more days episode of digital trends live well. Hello there we are alive and we broadcast across a number of different platforms. But first off, I want to say thank you. This is digital trends Live Daily Show Here From digital trends, we bring you the trending tech topics of the day news, interviews, headlines, discussions and so much more. Ah, well, broadcasting live across a number of different platforms around periscope, Twitter, twitch, Facebook, YouTube linked in daily motion Apple news to defer mobile apps, smart television app. And it does real trends dot com slash live. So wherever you're finding it, you can join in the conversations that we get to have here on the show talking about all the latest and greatest news in technology. But let's get that started right now. I'm Greg Nibbler, joined by Nicole. Ready? Hello to go. Good morning. Morning. Thank you so much for joining us here. Thanks for having me a lot to talk about as usual on the show. And again, I do want to remind everybody since we're on these different platforms, let us know what you think. Whether you agree, Disagree? We're bringing up the news to you. We want to know how you feel about all these things were gonna be talking about. mitts start off with this one. That has to do with Instagram So Instagram of making some announcements today about different ways that they are trying to curb bullying. So Instagram in itself has made quite a few changes over the last several months experimenting with different things, hiding likes. They did some of those for people changing up the ways of how you see how many followers somebody as But this is something that they're doing now. And it has to do with again combating bullying to where, Starting today, they're going to have a warning. If you start typing something as a comment or a post, they will say, Hey, um, this seems like it could be potentially offensive. So they're going to let you know that this is very what it would essentially say is that your caption looks similar to others that have been reported. So it's gonna give you a warning, basically, ah, chance to do over what you're about to post before it could potentially get flagged. And so the idea here is again. It's less of like a oh, baby, you're using the F bomb or something like that, Or maybe your opinion uh, may not be liked by people. It's more of like you're a jerk or something. Yeah, on Then it's gonna be flagging that comment. But the thing is, it's only for your feed posts. It's not actually for comments yet. Oh, so it is just for your feet. Yes. So if you're painting, if you're just posting a photo or a video to your feet, not instagram stories. Ah, basically, in streams like a, I will be able to say like, Oh, you use the the J word against, like, a jerk or something. So maybe you want reconsider whether or not you wanna post that. That being said, it is just a warning. So it's not going to be like just flagging that the comet might be offensive. It's not going to restrict you from actually making that post just yet, which I think is a good way to go about it. I mean, I think letting people know, you know, because a lot of times people just post in the heat of things over there, all fired up about something, and you post something, and then afterwards you regret it. So it's I think it's a good thing just to be like, Hey, just to let you know, this might be kind of a jerk ish thing. You're about to dio and letting people know about that. I mean, it's it's something that I do want to know what people think, because when it comes to come to the social media, anything that people are posting on, everybody has. Very a lot of people have very strong opinions one way or the other about what should be posted, what can't be posted. I mean, it is important to remember these are private platforms. They could make whatever rules they want. So when people start talking about, it's my First Amendment, right? Well, no, it's not on a private platform, but that being said, these are where a lot of us post our opinions and thoughts on on everything. And, uh, I think this is a good start. I like the idea that, like you were saying to call that it doesn't necessarily keep you from posting that, because I think that's an acknowledgment that the A I may not understand context of what could be posting something about or satire, because there certainly there's no way it's gonna be able to pick up on that. But this is a way that at least it could give somebody just a heads up like, Hey, take a breath for a second. I want what? I really like this idea. I mean, we get kind of flagged whenever we're deleting a file. Are you sure you want to delete this file? I think this is a great idea. Just a way of kind of going. Are you sure you want to post that? Yeah. I would like to see this rolled out into the commenting platform. I think because I think it's a little bit it makes a little sense. You know, when you're posting something to your feet, it's already something. I think that most people think about a lot, especially when it comes to Instagram. It's not necessarily just like a tweet, like you're firing off a text, you having to post a photo of video. Think about the caption that goes along with that. But I would love to see how successful this is. A mother, not they're going to roll it out to the actual comments at any point. Yeah, and if you see it, you know, if we see having some success with Instagram, will this eventually go to other platforms? Twitter being one that I'm I think we're all probably thinking about where that's where people post the most horrid things, you know? Are you tube or YouTube? Yeah, that's true. YouTube as well. YouTube's another one s o. Seeing how that could all work out and seeing these different social media platforms start experimenting with it. At least it's. At least it's an idea that there are where there are issues. There are where there, there are problems and it is it tough thing to tackle of How do you regulate that? To a point where people could get upset. Maybe they don't. What's that? Right Balance. I mean, that's gonna be hard sticking. Look here on Facebook. I love the take a breath concept for comments, especially, Yeah, that's what I think would be good. Because people get, you know, you get passionate about whatever it is you're talking about. Whatever you're gonna be posting the comments side. That's definitely something. Yeah. Yeah. It would be great to roll out too, So it'll only be available in a couple countries right now. I'm assuming just because from, like, a language perspective, Maybe Instagram is targeting like English language. Yeah, uh, my comments to begin with, but hopefully we'll see that. Rule it. Two more countries and more aspects of the app in the future. Yeah, Let us know what you think about it again. We're broadcasting live. So we want to see your comments about that. Just like Steven who just posted his. So let us know, all right, continuing on here with more trending tech news. There's a lot that's been happening in the world. We want to catch up to date with things that happened over the weekend, and this has to do with an arrest that was made. That's also kind of a symptom of a lot of things that are going on when it comes to streaming content. So two people were Well, we're pled guilty rather to copyright infringement. And that has to do with the platform ice dream it all and also the platform jet flicks. So these air to computer programmers for behind I streaming on ice cream at all in case you're not familiar, is one of those places on the Web where you can go and find virtually any kind of streaming television show or movie possible. They claim that they have Maur than Netflix. They said that the service offered 118,479 episodes of TV shows and about 11,000 movies, which is more than the libraries of Netflix, Zulu, Voodoo and Amazon prime. And all of this was their available for you to go stream with a subscription service. On top of that, they were actually making money off of this, which clearly is highly illegal that it turns out you have these. These people who are producing these shows aren't very happy about that. Yeah, I think this would be kind of interesting because there was a larger group of people that were arrested in charge and two people pled guilty. But they're sentencing is until March of 2020 so they can be kind of interesting to see what what the actual like. I guess punishment or sentence would be in this case and how the rest of the trials go, because I think it could have some implications about similar surfaces on the Internet. But I also find these interesting because they were a pay, a paid model, which I thought was kind of interesting, right? Yeah, but it is. It is. Like you said, it's a symptom of something like the streaming wars we have right now. It's like, Why pay for Disney Plus and Netflix? And who, if you could play for Jet Jet flicks right and then have it all and get them all there? Yeah, at the same time. And that's that's I mean, there's a lot of these service is out there that are like this. We talked about how pirate bay is back so you can go stream on there or download these. There's there's no shortage of places where you could do this. But, you know, looking in all the streaming service is, there are a lot of them. People essentially aren't going to pay for all of them. The Mandalore IAM being one of the ones that's really driving this from Disney Plus, in part because it's only really available in a handful of countries anyway, so worldwide people can't even get it yet. Everybody's aware of Baby Jonah, so they want to go straight, but no surprise there that a bunch of sites are gonna take advantage of that and post those episodes and have them available for download. But how do you streaming service is combat this? That's gonna be something that you know, they've got to figure out. It does feel kind of like when, um when you know, when music started getting posted online everywhere, everybody started downloading music, like back in like the LimeWire days, those kinds of things. Yeah, I'm not too concerned about it. I mean, piracy is gonna exist. No matter what you have, these two sides might have been taken down, but there's just gonna be another site that happened That comes into it, comes in it's place, right thing. Just the biggest difference is still asking somebody to pay for it. Which I thought was kind of interesting. Yeah, with all the free places that you could stream content illegally, right. Why would you go to another paid service? But I think their idea was that they had everything. I mean, this is a least what they went from what I'm reading about them, that they had everything right. They're easily accessible instead of maybe they curated it somehow. I don't know. I'm not sure, Exactly. Sure, But yeah, that that is an interesting way to go about it. But with that, you know, I think I'm gonna guess that the sentences will be fairly stiff. Yeah, against them. That's a lot of entertainment power. That's that's going against them. And I know this is the justice system, but still, you're going to see ah, lot of money being pumped into the attorneys. They're going in some way, but I guess it's gonna be and are, at least for the prosecution side. So, yeah, there's a lot that could be opened up there. But I think the entertainment mystery is definitely upset about this. But they do need to figure out some kind of a way to manage. People need to see baby Odin context everywhere, Baby Oda man, you created a monster, all right, But that's just part of the news. You want to catch you up on some other news here as we continue on through the show? Just taking a look at some of the trending topics. This has to do with New Orleans over the weekend, becoming the latest in a series of cities who has to deal with a malware. Ransomware attack. Now there's a couple of things with this one. New Orleans declared a state of emergency. This was on a Friday evening, just a couple of days ago. From when we're talking about this right now, declared a state of emergency talking about how they discovered Ransomware on some of their servers. And they confirmed that this was, you know, this malware that was in their their systems were under attack. So they did shut down their their servers. They're able to cut themselves off of the Internet. Actually, the city was because of some preparation that they had, Uh, but they did say that they didn't actually end up getting any any specific ransom. There was no specific ransom was sent to them, and maybe they stopped it early enough. But this is something that's been happening a lot. Baltimore has been battling this a lot. A number of different cities were going through this rent. A couple of small state and local governments have been the target of these attacks. I think what's interesting about New Orleans cases that they were actually super prepared? Yeah. So they shut down all the computers they shut down the servers. They made sure every device was disconnected from the Internet and things were still going along right. So emergency service is that the city provides are still available, even sort of like some of those, like closed circuit, um, recordings that they have to deter crime. They're still being recorded, so there's still like the city is basically able to function. Justus normally is just a normal that would, except in a few cases, that they're having to do, like, schedule things, using pen and paper, just like a super old school way. So no one is very prepared. So I think this would be kind of an interesting case to see if other cities or state governments will sort of learn from their example because they were able to react really quickly, keep things up and running. And then now they're still investigating to see what exactly caused the the attacks or if there was any big information stolen or anything like that. Yeah, but just this the fact that they are prepared Yeah, that that really is a big difference. Because Baltimore's have has a ton of issues you could follow up on that at Digital trends dot com There's a huge thing going on there with ransomware attacks and, yeah, how how prepared are cities? Because we're so used to having everything. You know, this, this interconnectivity that we have with all of our everything, especially when it comes to government with Internet access. And it could really smooth things along, make things work faster processing is way easier for everyone. But then you're also so vulnerable to these types of attacks, and these aren't going to be going away. They're just gonna keep on coming. Yeah. How do cities Handler do You need to have an entire backup structure set in place to disconnect and still be able to function. And certainly New Orleans was on top of it. So kudos to them for being prepared. They did say something along the lines of just for a city has been shut down before because of natural disasters. All kinds of things, like we have experience understanding how we need to be able to operate, no matter what the circumstances are. So they're prepared. We'll see if other other cities and states start taking taking note from this just to be prepared for it. But definitely an interesting attack that's going on. So a state of emergency declared by them, Um and again like Nicole said, you know, we're still finding out details are still doing some research on it, but certainly a symptom of the times right now with Ransomware, so you can read more about that at digital trends dot com. I don't think we're gonna talk about here in the news is a training video, and you probably all remember last year the glitter bomb. So this has to do with the ah, from a former NASA engineer who is now a YouTube stars Mark Rober. And last year we all saw the video where he created a fake package. Did that for to stop porch thieves. Porch parrots are the worst, and this time of year, especially, there's a ton of them. And so he created this thing that went out when they stole it, that it ended up spewing out glitter everywhere and then taking their videos. And then he could track it well. This year he decided to do this again, But he enlisted his now millions of fans on YouTube and selected some of them to take part in this, too, where you sent out these new packages that he created. Thio. You also take part in the experiment, and it is amazing you put out this video yesterday. It's had, ah believe at this point right now at this moment. About 8,000,009 million views in less than 24 hours. I think it's cool to like you said he enlisted the help of some of his friends are some fans to test of the different than note new and improved version of the package to see what would happen. And I really liked the idea that a couple of people actually returned the package or hit it for them. Someone case you can see in the video the planted package, right? It's sitting right in front, and somebody actually just walks up to the porch, moves it behind a pillar and then keeps on going. Yes, I think it was kind of an interesting look at Yeah, there's a lot of people who will still here packages, but the flip side there's a lot of just random people were kind of looking out for you, too. Yeah, there's good people out there as well, but some of the, and that's great to see in there. But some of these videos of just like last year, how satisfactory it is, seeing somebody who stole something and then watching them just get busted in real time. And then this thing, they're also puts out. An extremely offensive smell, apparently, is what they talked about. Macaulay Culkin's involved in this, too, lest I forget that Macaulay Culkin's involved in beginning of It Talking and Mark talks about how Home Alone was his inspiration for this of setting up traps for thieves. There is the one thing I did appreciate, too, in all of this was somebody and all those people that he sent these packages out to with all these phones and tracking systems, decided to steal it and then not write him back. So these are the people that he enlisted. One of them stole it, and then he decided to go and get revenge on them. And I appreciate that so much what he what he did there because he called up. Well, I'll let you watch the video for it. He found some really creative ways. Thio get back at this person for ghosting them he's like of all people. Don't want to do this to me. Yeah, you're messing with the wrong person. So it's Ah, it's great. And it just It does remind you, though, how much of this goes on and how much you know packages get stolen and millions of packages every year, especially this time of year we'll be needing. Taking off a porch is something to watch out for it. Make sure that you are being aware of where your where your packages air put. I mean, I guess you have a lot of choice in it, but it's always good to get some surveillance or investing a lot of litter, invested a lot of glitter and just teach me a lesson. It is. It's nice to watch. So congratulations to Mark Grover for that. If you could check that out, we'll have a write up a digital trends. But of course, follow him on YouTube is that's where you can watch all of his videos and experiments that he comes up with. All right, we've got a lot to cover here on the show today. A lot of technology to talk about a lot of things that we're gonna be bringing up and interviews. But first I want to say thank you, Nicole. Thanks for having me. Thank you very much for joining us here today. And thanks to all of you who are watching wherever you're at, we do appreciate those comments. Let us know what you think about what we're bringing up. And like I said, we've got some great interviews coming up, But up next, we're gonna take a break and come back and play one of our interviews from Janet Leigh Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Maui, which was about a week and 1/2 ago. But the technology has to do with everything that's gonna be coming out of this next year and beyond. How five G's gonna change everything? We talked to Miguel to Miguel Nunes from Qualcomm About that, we're gonna roll his interview on what he thinks the future of computing is gonna be with these new five g Qualcomm snapdragon chips. So a lot let's talk about There are a lot of fun things to discuss where live back in a minute with more digital trends live. Greg Nibbler with digital trends here in Maui for the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit talking. All things. Five G connectivity, everything along those lines. It's so exciting. And with us right now we have Miguel Nunes, who's the senior director of product management. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks, Greg. Great to be here. Good to talk to you again. And, Miguel, you know, we talk a lot about phones and that side of five G connectivity. Tell us about some of the other aspects that five G is going to change when it comes to s and technology. Yeah, we're super excited. I mean, we're hearing Mal, we talking about how we're expanding our computer portfolio. We're introducing a new entry tear material and premium tier with five g, you know, really enabling snapdragon for everyone. Um, and five G. We think he's going to transform the even. Enterprise uses businesses. Are people use their devices. It's coming. It's there. You'll see some of the performance you get here on a five gin and multi gigabit speeds. Just the possibilities are endless. So we're super excited to be changing the PC industry across old hears it really? Is that something that's disrupting what we normally do? And I don't mean that in a good way. But this idea that you know, you have computing anywhere you want to go, you're always on. No matter where you have to worry about that. Do we have a good WiFi signal? Do I have some kind of connection? I want to upload a video, but I ran out of red and arranged like that's something that's gonna be a thing of the past, right? With a little. And if you look a next generation of users, they don't know what it's like not to be connected. You asked them. They're like, Look, for what? WiFi that like what? What does that even mean? Just works. And so you're connected. You're productive anywhere, Any time it's coming. Once you use this, the experience is a phenomenal Nobody wants to go back. And with a long battery life, I think is important, too, because they're connected everywhere you have battery and we see people here with like bugs trying to find a charging. We got a solution for them, see, and that's great. That's exactly what we want to do is change that up. It's it's time to see that. So, um, one other thing while two other things. I wanna ask you a really quick one. You said that you're bringing different levels that normally you think of something five gs, like a premium. It's a high level thing right now. You're bringing in different tiers to try to help get other people connected. Yeah, we've got trying to enable these experiences of always on always connected long battery life experiences across away from $300 price from $1000. There's other places and other markets. I want a benefit from these capabilities. So not just premium is bringing this old down the tier. So everybody gets to enjoy the same capabilities. Well, something we're asking everybody to when it comes to five G. We've talked about a lot of different ways that five G's changing technology and changing our lives for you. On a personal level, what are you most excited to use? Five g four? Yeah, one of the things that we're showing a demo here, which is really cool. I mean, today, if you look at it when you use a PC, depends what you do. But you know, usually when you have a mobile PC and you want a workstation. Those two don't go together. It either it's big clunker or it's a nice mobile device like winners and snapped. And so once you get this capability of five g high bandwidth low latent see, you have these virtual machines in the clouds. And so anyway you are. With that performance, you have a workstation experience, whether it's auto cad, whether it's like massive amounts of data you processing, it makes every mobile device a workstation device, and you can do anything you want with that with the power of the club. If I wasn't excited about five year already, your enthusiasm would have just convinced me. So again, we are down here at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, talking about five G technology in the different ways that it's changing everything. If you want to find out more about everything, we just talked about everything. Miguel. Just talk about Snapdragon for everyone. He's got the got the marketing on point this seriously, that's what it is. That's what it's about about changing our lives with technologies. If you want to find out more digital trends dot com Welcome back to digital Trans Live. Thank you, everyone for joining us hit that subscribe, but no one ever platform. You're on that. We get the notifications when we do go alive and get to join in the discussion that we get to have about cutting edge technology. And that's what we're gonna do right now. So I'm here in Portland, Oregon, Studio. We're gonna head to our New York studio. We're standing by. We have Jeremy Caplan with Yon Sigurdsson, who is the president and CEO of a sword to talk about noninvasive orthopedics and all of this amazing technology that we have that can prove people's lives. We're gonna pass enough to them, Jeremy. Take it away. Thank you very much. Yeah, Always a pleasure to be here. And we're bringing you a really interesting story here today. Company called. Oh, sir, Poster of saying that right there. Yep. Correct. Ah. Leader in prosthetics, of course. But the world of prosthetics has really been transforming, and we have a lot of brain control over these things. We have bionics that are coming out, and it feels like a really interesting time to be talking to the world leader in this. So you on Thank you very much for joining us my pleasure. Can you give us a quick overview of the company? How long you guys been doing this? What's the main focus? Yeah, well, the company is the sub list. When 1971 went up into the stock. Icelandic stock market in 1999. We've been growing 20% compounded in 20 years. So we're we again here. So we're about $700 million. 4000 people on that. I've been there BCU for 23 years. So So we have a lot of people in us or have bean being there for forever. Were ringing the stock exchange bill. That NASDAQ? Yeah, Yeah, yeah, yeah. Thank you. Thank you. Very excited. We've Bean listed on the stock for 20 years has helped us a lot way. You know, when I when I entered the company, I was employee number 38. Okay. And now we're about 4000. So that it is a pity Pretty good girl. It has been fun. Fun. So you guys been focused on prosthetics? Of course. Yes. But what I'm really interested in is the changing world of prosthetics. So the potential for mind control over these devices we talk on the show. A longboat, the power of a eye and mind control over silly things like video games. But you're neat in all its fun. But is that really meaningful? Is that changing people's lives? So you can do this? You have mind control over prosthetic limbs? Yes, yes, we have on DWI, and this is not a thing that's coming, but a thing that exists. Yeah, yeah. No, I mean, there are. I think there's a eight persons now. Two of them has has had it for, like four years. So and we're working off FDA approval, which is the biggest hurdle. The technology didn't turn out to be the biggest hurdle the regular tour yet because this is our implanted device. Okay, on the FBI needs a pretty good proof off. You know, that is really necessary, because before they allow us to put a lot of things into people's body, understand, which we can't take out again. So tell us how it works. It basically works like there is a small implantable device into the residual limb. Because when you have amputation, there is a limb that is lost. But you still have the nerves and you still have the brain signals and the brain knows even though you let's let's say you lose your your your food. Your brain knows how to push the uncle for exams even though there's no uncle. And that's the reason why people get phantom pains, for example, because, I mean, you can you can you can pee amputee and you have, ah, uh, egg in your big toe. So isn't there, but you're still so the nerves are there, and it's ran it really easy to pick up those nor signal. So if you if you think about moving your uncle or your finger or your wrist or whatever, you you have the right signals there and you just need to pick them up. You need to you need thio. Energize the things from outside because you can't do it. You have to thio run the device from the outside on dhe. Then you have to pick up the signal and move. It. Used a Bluetooth link chip T prosthetic limb, Yes, or the food or lack of whatever and so So this is what we do on Dhe. It's really is really easy with the good thing about it is that the most Most of the processes, specifically the mechanical one they need to some kind of training. It is not natural. You led to lift your hip. You have to, and which is not very good, because obvious person, they walk about two million staff for years. So this is this is really difficult technology from that perspective. So well, I ask you about that, is there You look a device like a prosthetic limb. It it feels like like a clunky It looks sort of clunky to the average I What sort of range of motion can you get? Is it is it comprehensive? Oh, yeah, yeah. I mean, it is so and specifically lower, you know, lower extremity feet basically, but but the hand are different and they're very, very difficult to they so complicated. And it's it's so many arranged off motions and also that this the sensory function in the hand is really difficult. You can put your hand on the table here and you can put them the other one. And you know, where were you know where it is? Yes, and it's a spatial awareness, which is really difficult. Oh, so Is that something you guys are working on? Oh, yeah, Yeah, we're working on it. But But the first, the first hard hurdle is gapping the range of motion so you can pick up a glass. You can You can do things and doing it in the right way. You want to smush whatever you're exactly and you can't squeeze too hard on you. It's It's a really difficult technology, so Oh, sir, also makes the blades right. That Oscar Pistorius war in the Olympics. Yes, yes. Is that something we're going to see in the upcoming Olympics as well? Oh, yeah. Well, yeah. On we we've Bean. We've been very fortunate that we have ah way Haven't a sortie that is consistent. Fantastic. Athletics on. We will be in Tokyo, that's for sure. I wonder to what extent athletics are being transformed by this sort of. It feels like we're creating a world where bionic enhancements are almost more capable than flesh and blood. Humans? Yes. Yeah, maybe, but But we as a company, we're not there. I mean, we are. No, I mean conceivably we could make people run 50 miles per hour. I guess if we would set on mind to it, but that's not our and what we are doing. We are our our logo is and our motto is live without limitations that we are taking people that are mobility and hums Fifties, for example Ability, challenge and nobody challenged and help them perform a normal life. That's really what? The extreme mathematics. We are kind of using those to test our our equipment on dhe. They gave us a great feedback, but those people are not normal users by any means. Sure, that makes sense. It sort of sounds like a tamale. Asean racecars for Formula One. Yeah, exactly. So you you test those devices under extreme circumstances on Do you take that? Noel is from that from that and transform that into into your more normal device. Yeah, we were talking earlier about some of the challenges you guys face in the U. S. Market where it sounds like I don't want to say these devices air expensive, costly, but it's probably out of the range of the ordinary human so that you end up working with insurance companies. You work with the other ways to finance these types of devices, right, But but tougher in the US than it is not free. No tougher in us. Andi, I shouldn't complain too much because we've been showing 20% compounded annual girl, so yeah, so wait, get these devices into the hands. Yeah. I mean, it is hurdle on dhe those devices that cost a lot. I mean, the cost. 10 pence off thousands of dollars, Andi. But they they enhance the life off. The of amputees are great. Great deal. So the thing is, you have to convince the reimbursement system, you know, Medicare, veet, or private insurance that this is something that that they should use. And we, ah, health economic shows Have I very clearly that that it's, it's you have to keep people mobile and two keep keep the mobility level off is essential, and we can prove it. And, you know, armed with those, you know, clean studies. We we can talk to insurance companies and we can convince them, even though it's not, that takes a lot of time and is cumbersome, which is the right thing to do. And it should be difficult. I mean, you shouldn't be selling very expensive devices to insurance companies without being able to prove that they do their job. So we're nothing against that one last question for you. I know you guys were working on an exo skeleton as well. Yes, Can you tell us a little bit about what it does to the market? Is there is a little bit different that it's a vast mark because those the what we're working on is rehabilitation for stroke patients on the mobility impairment because off stalk and it's a fast number of people. Fast number of people on DWI can weigh have indications that show that we have, ah, up to 25% lusting improvement in mobility with this real vice and it is really meaningful. We were very exciting about it, and this is basically you. You learn how to walk again and there's a assistant active assistance helping you walk, and you can train how to walk and that the brain is really strange. It's remarkable as a remarkable yes, so you can you can. You can improve your mobility by teaching people how to work, and we can use artificial intelligence. We can use basically the same technique and tame same algorithm than we're using in our bionic prosthesis. That's fantastic. Well, it's funny. I went into this conversation thinking We're gonna talk about superheroes and it sounds like you guys are the real world. Superheroes were building these devices that are enhancing people's lives in so many ways. Our our customers are the super fears. That and it sze really remarkable bulls toe work with those people because you can see dedication. And And you you look into the mirror every morning. Is it? What's your problem? Really? Because those people will have to toe overcome obstacles, which that's what you're gone. It's been a pleasure talking with you. Thank you very much. We've got lots more tech coming up just around the corner, so please stay tuned. We'll be right back after this short. Welcome back to you. Digital trends live. Thank you for joining us. Wherever you find us, we appreciate it. We're broadcasting on a number of different platforms. Get to talk about really cool technology here. That's part of the fun of it. I'm Greg Nibbler, joined now by Drew Parental for another segment of awesome check You can't buy yet. Awesome. Awesome, Jack, we're to get the Sounders and explosions in here at some point for that, but right now I'll make sure the naked you know, at least voices. Yeah, I like Monday, Monday, Monday. All right, let's do it. Let's talk about some awesome technology. So again, for those either, don't know, this is a section at digital trends that Drew's been running for a long time, where he scours the Internet looking for the coolest crowdfunding campaigns that are out there. And we've got three today. So what you want to start off with? What's the first on your list? Let's go with the EOE Blaster, the EOE Blasio blast. So this thing is like basically, the core idea is it is a way to ensure that you never have to buy, like, cleaning chemicals ever again. So I was taking a look at this beforehand and, you know, and I'm following along here and learning at the same time. So yeah, it's like a spray bottle. Yes, we know without fancy your display on it there. What exactly does this do that makes it so special? So what it's doing instead of using like harsh chemicals like, you know, whatever under you have under your sink at home. It right? You're basically filling it with tap water, Okay? And I think a little bit of salt. Maybe, but basically what it's doing is using electricity to create electoral ized water. Okay, And that's what is it disinfected? Because it basically breaks down into two different molecules. One of them is hypo Cloris acid, which kills bacteria, and the other one is sodium hydroxide, which they also know, like Okay, I completely thought that electoral eyes water was just some like, basically, like essential oils type nonsense, like it sounds like it's complete B s. But that's gonna be honest. That's what I thought, too, because it's just like another Oh my Claude, Wait, what we talked about. But it's actually not. It's something that's been around for quite some time. It was invented in I think it was by in Japan. And was it pretty widely for sushi restaurants because they don't want to be spraying chemicals where people are eating or whatever. And this stuff also, when you spray it and it kills the germs, it evaporates and basically dissipates and becomes non toxic like very quickly. I mean, that's what they're after. Amazing Why have we not been doing this? I don't know for apparently because it's difficult to make the reaction happen like reliably and make sure that it's like a powerful enough disinfectant that hasn't given it like approval to be used in a ton of different electronics. But apparently these guys have figured out the formula. So this is again walking through here for awesome. Take it by by Z e Great e o Blaster, Next generation cleaner and deodorizer. So that's I mean, that's pretty great. As far as being able to do that is, if you could do that. And so it comes in this this quirky looking control looks like Yeah, yeah, but But if it works, you know, you don't have to buy cleaning chemicals ever again. I meet no more Windex. That's pretty boring. But it's one of those things where I'm like, Okay, that sounds too good, right? Yeah, but yeah, I want to get up. Yeah. Okay. So we're gonna get one, maybe into test? Maybe. Yeah, we should possibly shot him. We would like to test that. Um so take a look at it. So this is on Kickstarter right now, and it looks Take. Their original goal was about $9000. It's real specific. 8986. I think that's because it was from, like another country. And they had, like, a dollar amount and that in the different currency. So, yeah, they have 38 days to go, but they're already at $54,000. So it sounds like a lot of people are very interested in this. I mean, definitely, you know, if you have you have some kind of cleaner. That's just water, water, electricity. All right, that's it. I'm sold on that. It was both of those things. They're cheap and I have to pay for them. Yes. So it's 130 bucks right now for backing that and, uh oh, yeah, Looks like it from from China. So you have 100? Yeah, the conversion rate. I see what you're talking about there, but that's still this is a pretty a pretty good deal. So that's what you can see right there. You can read more about that at digital trends dot com Walking through awesome check. You can't buy Yet, as Drew fills us in on some of the coolest things that he has seen. When it comes to tech, let's go on to this one. Say, bagel, jeans, bagel. I get that right. Yes, you are. So Okay, let me explain this one a little bit. I don't actually think the product is called like bagel genes. And so the thing is, it's from this startup called Bagel. And I think a year ago they made They took kick started by storm with this new digital tape measure things. So instead of being like a roll of metal tape with, like, not just cut it into whatever, it was actually just like a piece of string that had a digital measure on it. So when he pulled it out, it would automatically show on a little display, like how far how long? The string was okay. And what that allowed you to do was measure not just like ST things, but you can, like, wrap it around yourself and measure like the circumference of random objects. Okay, Um, and they have found a ton of success with that, and now they're coming back. And they've basically figured out a very unique use case for this. So what? They'll do is they will mail you a smaller version of one of these tape measures, which you can then use with the help of an app to basically make, like, custom tailored genes at home. So instead of going into like a tailor and getting your measurements taking, yeah, doing all of that, they mail you this. You measure yourself pairs with a nap. They send Eugene's that are like custom fit. Alright, Eh? So it's made to measure genes that you could do at home without having to do anything. It's like it's all done through the mail. Okay, I I like that a lot. I mean, not thio shock everybody at home, but who may think that I'm a giant, towering person. I'm short and it's really hard to find genes that actually fit. You don't bunch up with the bottom so I would be all for this. Yeah, I mean, it's a really neat idea, and I've seen other cos try and do this in different ways, like there's some of them that use like visual recognition. It's like just stand in front of her webcam and, like hold up something like a CD or a magazine that has, like, form, shape. And then, well, guess we'll figure out your measurements from there, but none of them worked very well. So this is all based off this, essentially a measuring tape. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's a really clever use of a thing that they already have produced. So there's not I don't think there's like, a big production time on this. You're not gonna have to wait for them to go to the factory and like, make sure that all the electronics work. It already works there, Just basically mailing it to you in a box. They send you the kit, you measure it, then they make the genes. Do they say where they're getting the genes from? Are they? I'm not entirely sure. Okay, so it's bagel Labs Taylor genes just to just to clarify the bagel genes not made from bagels. So so Bigelow's by bagel jeans like jeans made from bagel. Somebody would. I guarantee there's a project out there somewhere trying to turn that into jeans. That's my guest. But this is This is what we're looking at with that So again awesome can buy yet, and so it's you order this design kit and taking a look on Kickstarter right now so that one still in the process of getting its backers. But it really just launched. And, uh, yeah, that's that's a pretty cool use of that technology. Yeah, it's also 99 bucks for a pair of made to measure genes, which is, I feel like pretty pretty reasonable. Yeah, not too bad, as long as the genes of quality. Oh, just just to see what it's like. I was going to myself for that, but that's that's what we're looking at right now. So get walking through. These are three things from awesome. Check it by yet s Oh, there we go. Let's go to the 3rd 1 here that we have, which is the draft top. So that that's what this is so awesome. I'm kind of busy that I didn't know that something like this existed. Apparently, they had an earlier version of this, but effectively, what it is is a thing that opens your beer and like a totally new way instead of just like popping the top or more or less just removes the entire top and turns a can of beer into a cup of beer. Yeah, So instead of like, doing what everybody does like poking holes in the top and stabbing it with a knife or whatever because you wanted your fastest exactly like this is like the perfect bro tool. It really is. This'd I love other stories. All these different use cases, like we all know, what it's for is to see who could slam and fastest right now. I mean, that gives a whole new way to shotgun, but yeah, that little tool itself. It is one of those things. It's like, Wow, why didn't anybody think of that? Yeah, it's really, really clever the way that works, too. Like it's not actually cutting anything there. No, like blades. And it doesn't leave the can with any sharp edges. The way that even shut their floats like you out there. You know, sweat. A rabbi slammed on the houseboat that you rented and still like, don't worry about this sinking to the bottom. That's exactly what that is. The way that it works, though, instead of like cutting anything, it has this really unique, like a hinge system underneath it, basically where it pushes out these four like rollers on as you squeeze on it and spin it. It kind of like stretches the rim of the can just enough to detach it from the the lid part. That's kind of like adhesive to it or whatever. And then you just push it down into the beer and it's gone. Oh, you drop it into the beard. Yeah, OK, so it's gonna be all sharp or something. No, no. So there that by virtue of doing it that way, there are no sharp edges for you to cut yourself on, All right, this is that's That's pretty smart, I've got to say, Plus, it's only 16 bucks. Yeah, 16 bucks. And on top of that, looking up there there, see? Where did they have here now? 2020 thousands. What they wanted to up to about 100,000. So it looks like a lot of people want to take advantage of that. That's pretty good for something to wear. Like people are only pledging like less than 20 bucks per time. Like this is a popular one. That is a good That's a good investment. I will say somebody here. A digital trends earlier today did say that That's cool, but I could do that with my teeth, eh? So I'll let you everybody at home. Guess who that was here on the Digital Friends staff who makes appearances on this show who claim that they could do it with their teeth. It wasn't true. It's somebody that you've seen here on this show before. Go Jake Rossman. He's a wild man. That sounds that sounds right. Yeah. No, it wasn't. It wasn't. I'll let everybody at home vote well, create a voting system, but anyway, that's I think what we need to do is a comparison sample size. But that's what we're looking at right here. So this is all subject to get my yet checking out a digital threads dot com drew. Thank you so much. It's always a player, always fun to talk about this stuff in. It's always fun to talk about cutting edge technology in different ways. It's being utilized up. Next we have the two co founders of Apollo, so we've got it right Here is a new smart device that actually uses vibrations to help control stress and help you with a lot of things. That's really interesting. So when we're talking to them about that. That's coming up. Stick around. That came in with more digital trends. Live. I know, huh? This is digital trends live. Thank you for joining us. Wherever you're finding us. We broadcast live on a number of different platforms. So you'd hit that subscribe button and get the notifications. Women go live to join in the discussions we get to have we get to talk about a lot of technology, including talking about how technology can change and help our lives. This is one of the funniest things. I think that we get to discuss your on the show, and right now we're gonna be doing just that. We have the two co founders of Apollo Neuroscience. We have Dave Raben, Katherine Fantasy joining us right now. Thanks so much for being here on this show. Well, thank you for having us. And I really like how you pronounce my name, right? Well, fancy seems great, but it's Fantozzi. Fantozzi. Alright, Fantastic. All right, There's something there. I'll work on that later on. Katherine Fantozzi. Thank you so much. So, David Catherine. And what I want to do is is talk about Apollo and talk about this product that we have here, but to give everybody a little bit of a background. Can you talk about what this company is and why it is that you're creating these products? So Apollo Neuroscience is a translational neuroscientist neuroscience company. And so, essentially, what we're on a mission to do is take discoveries out of the lab and to accelerate how quickly people get to use these things so that we can improve quality of life. And Apollo itself is a technology. It's a wearable technology that we developed at the University of Pittsburgh. Originally, uh, that we found helps the body recovered from stress. And so it helps people fall. Sleep faster helps, um, focus better on. And we're really excited to bring the product market and taking a look at the product right here. So we've got an example of it. Let's walk through to give everybody Justin idea of context, how stress is normally managed, and why and what this system does. That's that's different. You wanna be that sure. So I think stress is managed by lots of different things in our day to day, and we know that when we're stressed, a lot of the time. It almost always makes Ah steel worse. It makes us perform less consistently. It makes a sleep worse. It makes us irritable with our loved ones. Ah, and we just aren't as present in our day to day environments. And so lots of things that we typically do to manage stress are, you know, lots of regular exercise, healthy diet, meditation, deep breathing, yoga, biofeedback, ce therapy, all these different things, which are great and they work. But they take a lot of time and a lot of effort to practice into masters that you can get benefits from them in the moment of need. And so what we've learned from my work at the University of Pittsburgh and working with look, studying resilience and stress the last almost 15 years now is understanding how the body responds to stress. And then how we naturally using things like yoga and touch and music on meditation. Deep breathing, too, make ourselves and help ourselves feel better and start the healing research healing process again. We figured out that there are certain frequencies, like what we deliver with Apollo that can sort of prime the body to enter more healing and more recovery based states that help us just recover from stress. Better so that when stress comes, we can perform our best every time. Yeah, and I think the other key thing about this and it's really kind of the sick joke of stress is that when you are stressed, your body has a harder time doing the things that needs to do to recover from stress, right? So the ways that we normally recover our sleeping, doing yoga, meditating, exercising. But everyone can relate when you feel really tired and run down, those are the things that are easy to do. When your mind's racing from stress, it's not easy to sleep. And so the Apollo technology, we've learned, actually increases the body's ability to enter those recovery states so that you can feel calmer so that you can focus. They can settle down to go to sleep, and so really, it's a tool to help accelerate how quickly your body can recover from stress, because, as you can see in our in our normal lives, you know, in modern life, I mean our bodies were not really designed with the way that we're currently living And so we decided to create this tool when we, uh, found that was so effective to help people basically bounce back so that they had more control over how they felt. That's and that's huge right there. And I think, you know, just walking through everything you said. Clearly you guys are experts in this, But this with this right here, you know, a different way to manage it and be able to handle it in that moment, like you were saying that when it happens, I'm taking a look here. You'll get in the board meeting, right? Right? Yeah, Exactly, Exactly. So let's walk through how this works, how the device itself works, as I put it on here and and showcase what would happen. So let's say I'm out at work and I'm here and I get stressed out about something and I'm feeling it. I know something is happening. What would I do with this device? And how would that work to bring me to a better place? Well, there's two things you can do. The first thing you can do is use the mobile app on the mobile APP has basically simple goals, right? So I want to feel focused or I want to feel Ah, clear on and calm. Right. And you pick the program that you want, and then the device will start. The other thing you can do. Then one of the things were working out its scheduling. So if you know that you're gonna have something stressful, come up or you know what time you want to go to bed. You can schedule when the program start. Um, and then if you already haven't preset, you can actually just press both buttons at the same time right here, and it'll be the last program you had on back on. Well, so you can say specifically down to that To that, you know, specific request against that. I would like to be clear headed right now. And then it was the vibrations for that because of the science behind it. Correct. So, basically, the stress response is related to the two parts of your nervous system. Your fighter flight sympathetic and arrest and digest parasympathetic. And so frequencies that are in the, uh, Maura wake category kind of boost up your sympathetic activity just slightly so that you can stay awake if you're feeling very sluggish without drinking coffee and then frequencies that are lower. So these and the way they feel, um, I think that's really important to understand is that the frequencies feel very natural. So it doesn't feel like a vibration from your cell phone or a massager or anything like that. They're actually based on how your body naturally works when you deep breathe. And so the slower ones, like in the sleep category, the relax category, actually boost up parasympathetic activity so that you can rest and relax and basically recover. That is incredible. Yeah, thank you. Say just that. Just add on to that. I think part of the science of where this came from is from the neuroscience of touch and understanding that evolutionarily when you know not just humans but millions of years beyond humans before humans. We know that touches the way we nurture relationships with each other, and its evolutionarily conserved such that it's hard wired into our system. When somebody that you like, touches you in a nice way or even gets close to you, it makes you feel good and it makes you feel good because you feel safe and when you feel safe, it allows your recovery system just turned right back on. So in the moment, this is activating the same nervous system pathways as touch by just clicking the two buttons on your wrist. You can activate it right in the moment of stress, and over time it will learn about you and gradually start to do that for you. But this is the start of that technology. That's actually what I was gonna ask next. Does it learn and adapt to your daily routine? I'm other than just programming it. But it's learning that this time of day, you know, you seem to be stressed out. So where could automatically do that? Is that right? So over time, what we learn about in the very beginning is your behavior. So when are you using it? How are you using it so that the programs can start to curate to you? The other stuff that we're working on is data integrations with health data. So, for instance, sleep and other health metrics to be able to do the kind of thing that you're talking about well, for people out there who want to use this to I want to talk about the product itself, where you're at in that process and how people can actually start Thio to use this. Sure. So are pre order is available for a little bit longer. Um, and you can just go to Apollo neuro dot com to be one of the first to get the product. We start shipping in January on dhe. Then we will be going live sometime in January for regular shipping. Well, congratulations. You know, on getting this out and such a such a great use in combination of science and technology to help improve somebody's life. This is Ah, this is great. I mean, like you said, we're all there's so many people that are stressed out right now, just as a consequence of, I don't know, a number of different things, but definitely the way that we utilize technology now I'm sure, is a big contributing factor. And so, using tech to combat that, I think it's just a great thing to do. So thank you so much for joining us to here to talk about this Very fascinating. Like I said, congratulations. And thanks for being here on digital trends live. Thank you. so much for having us. Thanks for having us. Really appreciate it. So yeah, What a great use. Right. So that's something that we like to talk about is how technology, and in particular biomedical technology, can help improve lives. So that's the Apollo using using those vibrations, actually counteract some things that you're doing already in your body. All right, let's do this. We're gonna take a break. We've got more news coming up. This is the thing with digital trends live, it goes quick. We've got a lot to talk about in a short amount of time. We try to keep you up to date, but we could take your comments as we go through the show. So we're back here in just a minute with more digital trends. Hello. This is digital trends. Laugh. I'm Greg Nibbler. Thank you for joining us. It's time for some more trending news here as we continue through the show. And these were some things that I think you should be aware of because it said some advancements in technology that are going on some of these air spec advancements. Some are actually happening right now, and this 1st 1 is one that we all knew this day would come. We've seen it happening a couple of different places already. But now in particular, we're talking about drones with guns. Yes, I'm talking about Amy, a machine gun toting drone. So this is coming from a company in Turkey and there's video that is out there showcasing this, and it's actually a product that they have. So it's from a company called Assist Guard, and they created the song guard Rome. So this drone in itself has eight blades on it, so it's a very stable drome. But there it is right there, showcasing these kind looking gentlemen with their drone that they're bringing out, which has a machine gun attached to it, attached robotic arms on the drum. So this is what they have created, and this really is a product that is out there. So it holds 200 rounds. That's a lot of rounds, all packed in there. The one of the key things with this is talking about the tech side of things is how you keep something stable with with someone kicking back that hard on with machine guns, and they had to put a lot of thought into this. So that's why you have eight different blades on there. That's why you have these extra hanging robotic arms, that how counter act the kickback on the machine gun itself, the recoil, if you will, and this thing is extremely accurate. So some of the statistics that they're touting is that it could, um, hit it. It's so accurate that they said they could hit a 15 centimetre area from 200 meters away. And to put that in context, you're talking about hitting something about the size of a mango from two football fields away. That's how accurate this, this drone and its gun iss. That's in credit. That's incredible. Just talking about that sort of thing I'm talking about the terrifying is out of it, but that's what what we're talking about. They also said that it has night vision so it can see in the dark. It can be controlled by somebody with that controller they showcased, or they said that one of the other things you can do is just simply press a button on where you want it to go on what you wanted to shoot and it will go there and shoot it. That's what it could do with this. So it really could come down to a simple. It's just like pressing it on a map and being like Go shoot there, they said. It can also be deployed in a group of three, so you could have three different ones of these coming from different angles to converge on a target and simultaneously fire on it. The result. This is what the company has set. This is true when it comes into this. Discard and and that's what they're showcasing. So they said, Yeah, the pilot can be in interacted, the pilot can select a target or you can control it. So I'm sure there's a lot of different options that maybe they're not even discussing publicly. Obviously, this is war military use, and that is something that this company has come up with. So it's It's at general trends dot com right now, and I think the further we see drones develop, and that's that's a category where we're seeing so much happening with it, and you see all the autonomous factors that are being put into drones and different use cases. That's what we're gonna be seeing. We're gonna see a lot more military use cases. And there it is, a machine gun toting drone from Turkey. Remorse about that at digital trends dot com Continuing on talking about some cutting edge technology in different ways that we see tech being utilizing. They're just some interesting stories that show up on our digital trends emerging tech section. So I want to make sure that people are aware of them. If you are out there and you're a fan of scuba diving, this may be a solution to get rid of that pressurized tech. So this is taking it one step above snorkeling, even snorkeling with one of those floating platforms. We've seen that before. That's nothing new that you couldn't snorkel with, ah, floating basically a bobber that would be able to get air. However, there's a limitation on that limitation on this barber's because you can only go so deep before the fact that the pressure happens and you're not able to pull air in from it. So sometimes when you see those have ever got a vacation, you see people snorkeling with those you go an extra few feet down, which is nice, but this doesn't completely different. This actually allows you to dive down to 16 feet. So what it's called is an XO lung, and there's a couple of reasons why it works. It's important. Understand the science behind this. Once you get down that deep, your chest, because of the pressure, can't inflate to pull in the air. That's why you have pressurized air in scuba tanks because it has to be pressurized in order for your body to be able to pull in there. But getting rid of that would actually free you up in a lot of ways, not even carry that tank. You have freedom of time, and we're not talking about deep sea diving here. We're talking about, you know, 16 feet under, though, and the way this would work where they figured out how to be able to pump the air to you without using that pressurized tank is utilizing your own body. Your own bodies swimming. So what it isyou. See that aqualung or ex? So long? Excuse me, that strapped onto the front there, the way it pumps the area is by your body. See, his legs are connected to some straps there. That's the motion that's bringing the air down. That's what's pumping it from the surface because you can't do it with your own lungs. It pumps it down there so you would have to be continuously continuously moving. But, yeah, it's It's another way to tryto use science to overcome some some heavy equipment that we wouldn't necessarily need and some heavy, expensive equipment. So that's what we're talking about. The XO long. Right now it's still a prototype, but it's certainly a part of tap enough to where they've created one. They're looking for funding for it to bring it out, but I could definitely see this taking place at all kinds of resorts. I'm gonna guess you would probably be able to get rid of a lot of the training that goes in to scuba diving. Whether that's good or bad, I don't know, but you would probably be able to cut down on some of that that learning curve that's Ah, that's something that they're showcasing the XO lung kind of combining a little bit of snorkeling technology with some diving technology and coming up with something in the middle right there so you can read more about that at digital trends dot com. And finally, that's mother cutting edge tech that's gonna be out there in the world, and this has to do with farming. So just putting a brief, bigger picture on it. We all know that the population, the world, it's not going down and the food supply is gonna be very important. How we grow our food, how much waste is in growing our food, our important problems that need to be tackled. And this is a company that is working on that. So it's called the small robot company that's actually the name of it. Start up from the UK, and they're now offering a trio of robots for farmers. And maybe they could expand the on that to help get rid of weeds and maintain their crops, all without using chemicals. So these little robots that where there's a big one right there, obviously, but there's some smaller ones that they have. So there's one. The 1st 1 um, is called Tom. This is the name of the robot, and what Tom does is Tom goes around a field and is able to identify what is a weed and what is a plant that they they want to be there and then essentially marks it, so it gives it kind of a geo tag where Let's go like, OK, this is a weed right here. So this is a week here, and it will do this by itself going over, they said, up to 50 acres per day, sorting the plants from the wheat. Then there's another robot that would be going along named Dick. So it's Tom, Dick and Harry. That's where they're going with this. So dick then comes along and is able to zap these weeds and get rid of them by essentially boiling their insides without using chemicals. So you get rid of all those chemical factors that come in that can do all kinds of damage. We don't even need to get into all of that. But this would actually get rid of that that side of it. So Dick comes along, boils the weeds from the insides, killing them and being able to identify them in between What is a plant that you want in plant? You don't, they said. Because of this technology, and then there's further things that they'll have. That'll come along with it. D'oh! There's Harry that's gonna be out there as well. Harry is gonna come along and then dio like, be able to plant seeds so we'll be able to essentially autumn eyes. Thats farming system and said so that would be a plant. You could be able to plant different crops in the same field. You would be able to take advantage of the soil, not damage as much with all the fertilizer, or at least not with some of the chemicals to get rid of the weeds. So there's a lot of ventures that could come from that. And they say once it's out there, which is finally there, this could help really feed a lot of the world's population, get have some of that waste that happens and plus saved the time that it takes to go through and spray for all of those pants and just have them zapped. I would like to see this used in my backyard, so all right, we've got some tech right there. You can read more about that at digital trends dot com, all those different stories have been talking about, and as we go through the show, this is one thing I do Wonder manual of were alive and we have all kinds of interviews talking about all kinds of different technology that we find interesting. But up next we've got Steve removed and Steve is the head writer for the People's Party podcast and also the editorial director for up Rocks. We'll talk about their platform, how they're engaging their audience, kind of combining music and culture and politics, help educate people and all the different things that they're doing. So we're excited about this interview. If you have questions, drop those into whatever platform you're watching on right now that we can bring those questions to the table and I can ask him directly. But we're back here in a minute with more general trend spot, huh? This is digital trends live. That's our daily show here from Digital Trans. We bring you treading tech topics and just talk about all kinds of different things. And that's part of the fun of this, this program that we get to have and we're also broadcasting on a number of different platforms because that's where you are. We're gonna find you where you're at, and that's one of the one of the fun things about where we're at right now. There's a lot of different ways to engage people. We're going to talk about engagement. We're gonna talk about amazing programming. We're gonna talk about a lot of it right now because we have the editorial director for up Rocks Life and the head writer for the People's Party podcast joining us right now. Steve Bucci. Steve, Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you all for having me. I appreciate it. I'm excited to be here. There's there's so much to talk about with with everything that you're doing. But I want to give everybody just kind of a base level to go on. Can you explain up Rocks, Life and the People's Party podcast just to give everybody that understanding and we'll go from there? Jurors. So The People's Party podcast is a podcast and a show on YouTube with rapper Talib Kweli, and he has guests on, ranging from people in Hollywood to activists, people in the political sphere, also a kind of classic hip hop names, and they talked to him about their music about social justice, about these big issues that are facing our culture right now. And Talib. I follow him on Twitter and I listen to the show. He is always entertaining. That guy will team. I don't know how he manages to be on Twitter, so, so much going back and forth with everybody. It's he's got a lot of energy s Oh, yeah, He said to me once that it's like flies against the windshield, So he just he hasnt endurance for it. And I certainly don't have for social media, but I appreciate that he does it. You know, sometimes those conversations I do see them turned the tide. It's interesting. It really is. Yeah, and just how he engages just how how you are engaging in general with your platforms. And I kinda wanted to talk about that. Just how you've seen this with so many different mediums out their ways to engage people, how do you decide what to focus on and how you actually, you know, connect with with your audience? I mean, I think I think really what it is right now is we are in this era where potent storytelling and, um, you know, urgency of the moment is what draws engagement. I think people connect with, you know, certain things gained steam, and I think people connect with that on a really deep way. So that quality in his show or the stuff we're publishing on up rocks or my section of life section those are all things that seem to be in the cultural conversation. But then we're trying to take to a deeper place, trying to really unpacked, trying to really dive into, in a way where, where someone might look at them and say, OK, something new has been added to the conversation. Certainly I feel that with the episode that just dropped a couple hours ago. I tell us about that episode. So Michelle Wolf, the comedian she's from The Daily Show. She did Seth Meyers Late Night with Seth Meyers. But she's most famous, probably in many circles, for doing the very last to being the very last communion at the White House Correspondents dinner. And she was hysterical in that performance. Trump didn't go, but she was hysterical, and it really kind of created a sea change in a conversation around that dinner around politics and comedy around where all those things fit together. She was deeply insightful, not just about that night, but also about this kind of constant current movement of cancel culture and social media fear and people retracting statements And all this kind of, you know, thing that you and I are both swirling around because we're very online, right way we see these controversies evolve. And she had a lot of interesting thoughts on it. Yeah, I mean, it really is one of those issues where you just see somebody could go from being one thing and then boom, all of a sudden that you have that tied that could turn on you, you know, online on my culture, good or bad. Whatever it is, it just happens really quick. And it's tough to stay on top of all of that and understand the context of everything. Um, for you, you know, looking at it for connecting with your ears because I want to touch on something that you brought up where you're trying to connect with essentially pop culture and music as well. But then bring this further understanding of it. How have you seen success with that? What are some different things that you do to try to get people in the door and then understand maybe a subject or a story from bigger, bigger context. I mean, I think people are moving online right now in a way where they want to know kind of the big stories that everyone's talking about, right? So they might have seen that story on Twitter. They might have seen that story on, you know, some other social platform, most likely Twitter. Oh, or maybe Instagram. They might have heard about it on a TV show or a late night show, but ultimately they want to be informed. But you know, one thing that being very online has taught me. And it's a good thing is that even when all that information seems to form some sort of kind of content bubble or groupthink, there is still very much a, uh, you know, humans air still individuals, and we still come to these things with our ideas and our thought processes, and they're informed by how we were raised and who were talking to on a regular basis. All these other elements certainly race, gender, sexuality, all of those and so people you know there are original ideas and original takes out there and I think that those are some of the stories that we try to tell her express, and that's that is a perfect example of some of the problems in some of the benefits of all that social media. Right, You have some of the group think thing, but then you also you get exposure to some original ideas that maybe you never would have been exposed to you are you never would have heard before looking at what you're doing right now. So let's let's talk about the People's Party podcast just a little bit and and where you're heading with this, you know, and and what? Some of the things are obviously Michelle Wolf. That's a great great get right there. I mean that I can't wait to listen to that one. But what are some of the big topics that you see that you're tackling right now? Maybe going forward, you see kind of prognosticating a little bit for the next few months. I mean, I think the election is in people's minds. I think we'll be asking some of our guests about that some of our guests, because many of them are luminaries and hip hop Some of them get very involved in the political conversation. Some of them don't get particularly involved. You know, we had LP of Run the jewels on the show and he talked with us about Barry Sanders. But through the prism of his bandmate killer, Mike, who is a huge Bernie Sanders advocate and an LP doesn't get us politically involved. The game who we had on last week, obviously a mega star, but someone who doesn't you know, he made a joke. He said he goes Justus far into politics, as Busta Rhymes told him to, which is right before you get the dark and that dart in the neck from the Illuminati, Huh? I loved having the game on, by the way, is a deeply insightful gassed. It really a thoughtful guy. That's that is awesome. Number one. Yeah, I wanna listen to that one, too, because the game, yeah, whatever he's got to say, I'm gonna listen to it. But But talking about up rocks as well approx life. What are some of the big things that you're gonna be covering that that what are some of the different ways that you cover that section? So you know, in my section, you know, we look at culture, We we write pieces about those you know, these topics that are coming up. We also kind of prognosticate. As you said, culture, what is gonna be trending one of the movements. You know, I I was raised as a travel writer. That's how it came into in traditional contest industry. And so travel is often the tip of the spear. So to speak. For me, you're where I look at it at these conversations. I think social justice is huge. I think that the current protest movement is truly one of the biggest and most important things in modern American history. I think that's the sort of statement you could say at the wrong dinner party and get laughed at. And I think that that will not bear out. I think that it is a being deal, the modern protest movement, and I think people have done a great job. I think, you know, helping people understand that movement. Young people who say wow, I want to be a part of something. How do I get involved, or where did I get involved or how do I have these conversations Or which side of these conversations do I want to be on there? There is so much nuance to wrestle with here, but it's important for us to help people impact that sometimes with show, sometimes with writing by me, sometimes with pieces that don't truly seem social justice adjacent adjacent. But are you know, travel is an interesting one. We talk a lot right now about travel and burning, fossil fuel and the environment and Greta, Thornburg and all these things. You know, there's a huge movement right now going on called flight Shaming. Um, and it has created, you know, this year is the first year that train train fares outside of London from London throughout the UK have exceeded affairs of flights. Wow, thinking about these conversations worldwide and they're looking for ways to implement them into their day to day lives. Well, it's It's fascinating, you know, not only the section, but also the podcast. Just like you said, You're trying to unpack all of this. It makes sense for everybody is it's a monumental task that takes a lot of work. Oh, yeah? What's going on? Uh, yeah, more than a full time job. Yeah, exactly. Well, what does he thank you so much for joining us To talk about this even just for a minute. To cover some of that. My final question I had for you with all these amazing guests that you've had on the people's party. Is there one that you have that's like your white whale? The one that you've been wanting to get forever? Oh, that's a good one. Wanting to get forever. I mean, so many. Um I think we had a Bernie Sanders surrogate on a couple weeks ago, and he was deeply, uh, just just so informative, but also impactful about who Bernie Sanders is. I'd like to have Bernie Sanders on. I would like to have whoever the Democratic nominee is on the show. I would love. There's a lot of hip hop legends I'd still love to have. Um I'm trying to think of, like, my absolute personal favorites. Well, I love Cameron. Uh, I think he would be great. I think Kanye would be great. Jay Z would be a dream guest. Beyonce, You know, dream guest of these, you know, quality and Jay Z have been on songs together. I think they would have a lot to talk about. Especially as as people you know, Polly has been in the Social justice conversation for so long now, and he's done such a good job with it. And when I talked with him, you know, as this producer and its writer, it's wild to see how his his brain works because he is so buttoned up on these conversations, you know he has. He's thinking eight chess moves out in front. Um, you know where most people are just like drinking out of a fire hose, learning how to process some of these conversations, He's way out ahead of it. And so I think, as some of his contemporaries in hip hop come around to these conversations that he's been involved in for a long time, I think there's a lot, a lot to be said there. I think there would be a great conversation with comment or Kanye or people who he was close to coming up, and and now they've kind of circled around and they're involved in building up communities. Well, I'm thinking about how he's eight steps ahead. That makes sense how he's so prolific on Twitter because That's the only way it could be able to do that. It puts you and that's that's the interesting thing is like, That's why I trust it. So much is because he you know he has a plan. He's a person with a plan. I think people with plans are fascinating, and he seems to know what his endgame is there. And, uh, you know, never seems bothered by the fact that he's really often dealing with Racists and people who are just trying to go to a negative reaction out of him. So, yeah, it's it's amazing how he does well, The show is great. The site is great. I'm listening. Thank you so much for joining us here to just have this conversation. This is fun. And it's always great to unpack this and hear out. Somebody else, you know, creates their work and what you're working on right now. And thanks for being here on digital trends live. Yeah, literally. Any time. Thank you all for having me truly was tons of fun. Fantastic. Thanks so much. Right. All right. So what a great conversation. Right? These are the things that we get to do here on this show. That's why it's so much fun, you know, talking into a proxy to Steve about how they create their creating curate, you know, their content. And that's one of those things that, you know we do every day here. We try to curate content that we think you're gonna be interested in, but also keep you up to date on what's actually happening in the news. And that's what we've been covering today. Tomorrow will be right back here. We're covering the ongoing cyber tracked versus Ford tug of war and how to make it a true apples to apples comparison. 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