Saudi Spies Infiltrate Twitter + Bloodhound Land Speed Record | Digital Trends Live 11.7.19

Saudi Spies Infiltrate Twitter + Bloodhound Land Speed Record | Digital Trends Live 11.7.19

On the show today: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping to select customers; U.S. officials charged two Saudi nationals for infiltrating twitter and stealing account info on people who posted negatively on Saudi Arabia; The Bloodhound rocket car…

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It's Thursday, November 7th 2019. Digital trends live is about to start here. Some of the topics we'll be covering today. The Microsoft Hollow lens to is now shipping out to lucky customers everywhere. But the focus is clearly on commercial uses has got some of the great applications of their holographic technology. And from a R V. R will be joined by Chris Strickler, the CEO and co founder of Mind V. R. Couple, using virtual reality to improve the cognitive health and happiness of seniors in the bloodhounds. Supersonic cars reach an incredible speed of 501 miles per hour in an African desert, but that's only a small step for their goal of smashing the current land speed record. James Early will join the show. He's the founder of Region Villages, a Stanford University spinoff company focused on regenerative and resilient technologies to help all of us better live our lives. That and more all on today's digital trends live and Hello, everyone, this is digital trends live. Thank you for joining us. We broadcast live here every week day, not a M Pacific Noon Eastern, bring you tech headlines, news discussions and more and we're broadcasting from our Samsung que led four K studio live across a number of different platforms on periscope, Twitter, twitch, Facebook linked in YouTube, Daily Motion, Apple News, two different mobile apse, a smart television app and a digital trends dot com slash live. So wherever you're finding us, drop in, let us know what you think about what we're talking about. If you have thoughts, opinions, whatever it may be, we want to see those. So put those into the comments section. But to start off, I'm Greg Miller, joined by Sam Slaughter. Hello. Hello, Sam. Thank you for having me. Yes, indeed. Sam is the spirits. Enter the food and Spirits editor food and drink, and I corrected myself right there. Actual leader also works. There we go of the manual, which is a brother site of digital trends dot com the manual dot com. Also one of the hosts of the manual podcast. You can check that out where you get podcast. I hear it's very good. I hear that as well. Well, let's talk about some technology, Sam. So let's let's go to this. So we've got ah, few different things that are leading right now different stories that are trending in the news, and I think we have to go thio well to start off. Let's let's talk about Microsoft Hololens and that's one of the big stories that we've got. So the hollow lens to is something that's been been talked about for a while. That Microsoft unveiled some images and videos of it earlier this year is the of course, the second version of the hollow lens, which is their holographic, augmented reality system. And this is something that, personally, I have been very excited about. I think augmented reality is pretty exciting. This, though, is clearly targeted toward a commercial use, and we've got some different applications for that. So it started shipping out. So people who have pre ward of it are going to be getting it right now. And and let's talk about some of the different things that it's that it's able to do. Have you followed along with Hololens too much? Not a bunch, but it is something that interests me like the the concept of it and sort of moving forward into this kind of movie like reality that we're hitting with holograph ce and that kind of technology is something that while I don't engage in a lot, I would definitely before it. Yeah, and taking a look at what they're talking about with it so less the consumer side, but taking a look at some of the commercial applications. So there it is, demonstrating, like with a doctor. You're in surgery, so essentially you could have these different screens up you can get actually, actual three D renderings of organs and veins is they're showing right there to assist in that. And it's it's kind of something that could really actually help out a lot of professions. In that aspect, they showcased something along those lines. You also have the idea for mechanics and and something to say if you're in a manufacturing sense, where this is somebody new is how they're showcasing this in the video. And they're like, OK, they don't know where to go with this. With this motor, this will tell you what to do. And you're just seeing this in real time over laid in three D in the real world. And that's what part of this incredible technology I think is really gonna be great for now. Eventually when this does get into the consumer side of things. Imagine you're at home and you want to. You want to fix something or do it yourself home, but you don't know how to do it. You could just have a program that would instantly overland or even for me, recipes. Cocktails like that. You know, cocktail bartenders If they don't know an obscure drink that some consumer comes in and wants to just see the recipe right there. I think that would be amazing. Yeah, and have it all over Lady in front of you. So it's It's pretty cool stuff. It is very expensive right now, so it's up $3500. So that's part of the reason that this is pretty much exclusive to commercial and industrial applications right now, it does have some pretty amazing tech behind it. Like I said, the holographic side of it is something that make her soft has been working on for a long time. You also have powered by a Qualcomm snapdragon 8 50 S. O. C. So it's definitely powerful. Wait and see is very low, is what they're saying on it. So it's it's pretty impressive. It's one of those things. I'm looking forward to seeing it eventually filter down to something that we all use, but that's where it's at right now. If you could read more about it at digital trends dot com and stay up to date with what's going on with the hollow ends to a lot of training stories going on today. So let's let's go to our next one here. And this has to do with the event of the new video game wars. They're gonna be coming on and this is Google Stadium. So the Google Stadia APP has now showed up in the APP stores and you can download it doesn't launch quite yet. It's November 19th believes when it actually launches, which is which is Sam's birthday. Which is why I wanted to talk about this today of perfectly timed Google stadia. You know, this is this is one of those systems where if it works like that claim it is, it could really disrupt the video game industry, and that's what I want to know. I know there's some very big opinions about this about this kind of gaming. So this cloud based gaming, where like I said If it works as promised, you'd be having four K streaming gaming all through a browser. Yeah, and I think there's great potential for it. Um, I will not be like getting in on the ground floor. I want to see how this plays out first. Yeah, especially like you can have it, you know, on a PC or on your TV or whatever. And they talk about having it on your phone. But I wanna wait till that all kind of yeah stabilizes before I buy in and get the controller and then start by yourself to buy the games. You do still have to buy the game. Like 60 bucks a game is still a significant investment. Yeah, for what this is doing. Yeah, and there's there's an option where you can buy it for ah, like a premium pass. I'm trying. Remember exactly what is your approach? Mediapro with the city A pro. Thank you. Yeah. So stadium pro, where you would get a certain amount of free games per month. Kind of like a like a PlayStation subscription or Xbox, where yet sale games that you play for free. But it was enough of a scare for what Google's doing. Like I said, if it does work as they claim it would, and Google certainly has the money behind it to where they could make this work, you would think in theory, although they've also had other projects that have failed to this one, though, they're really banking on. And Sony and Xbox even saw it as much as as a big enough competition that they needed a team up and work on their cloud platform. So those were the two biggest rivals, like, Okay, let's work together on this side of things. Yeah, set up some standards so that we can combat whatever this, whatever this end up being, Yeah, I think it's gonna be really interesting. I mean, it's the same thing with, you know, Netflix and all those other stream movies is Disney. Plus, whatever. Whatever you want to look at, like the next few years are going to turn into a bit of a Wild West and you get tau reap the benefits of that. Yeah, and that's true. This is another thing where I feel like, yeah, we're going to win out at least right now before everything goes up in price is just like the television streaming wars, reading tons of content and really low prices. We'll see how long that lasts. You know, an Apple has their thing with their arcade. That's that's up where you can play. That's more just mobile based games. But everybody's starting to dabble in this and seeing how much money is being made and spent on video games, you have to think that more and more cos you're gonna want to get in on the action, right? And I think also one of the things that I would I would wait on is a fortnight is not on this. Yeah, And yet seeing the I guess, the biggest game of the last year, two years, however long it's been little, it seems like fortnight has always been there, right? Yeah. The fact that that's not there is a I think will give people some pause, right? Yeah, we'll see. Maybe they're waiting for a big unveiling like fortnight now, on Google stadia. Who knows? Although I mean the fact that they had ended the world, you know, that would have been a great time to tie all those things together, right? Yeah, marketing wizards, man, but they do know kind of what they're doing. They are making a lot of money, but it's true. It's like they're professionals or something, right? So that's Ah, talking about Google stadia again and what that's gonna be like. And I want to know what people think. Is this something that you're excited about? It gonna be subscribing right out of the gates. Do you want to wait and see? Kind of like what Sam was saying. I would probably be more along those lines. I want to see what the games are. That's gonna be the biggest driving factor for me if they have some premium, really amazing games and you really can't just play them anywhere like that. You know, that's that's pretty goal. And if it is four case dreaming along those lines, I mean, that's pretty amazing. Technologies will have to wait and see. We can read more about Google stadia at digital trends dot com and stay up to date right there. Alright, continuing on. We've got some scandal that is going on right now, and this is actually pretty interesting and also kind of scary of what's happening. This is a trending story has to do with Twitter and has to do with an indictment that's come out against two employees. Former employees of Twitter who are accused of spying on Twitter users accounts for Saudi Arabia. That's a lot to unravel right there. It's pretty. It's it seems like it's something out of out of a book. It's political intrigue is what it is. Political Inge intrigue and actually happening. Eso These former Twitter employee was arrested on November 5th, a couple days ago, accused of spying. There's another one who is already back in Saudi Arabia, so they're probably not gonna be arresting him. One of these employees out there accused of accessing up to 6000 Twitter accounts in 2015 and it was at the behest of the Saudi Arabian government who were paying them to do so. And they wanted to access different people who were journalists were speaking out against the government or dissidents or people and basically anybody who would say anything against the Saudi royalty or anything along those lines. And as we know, Saudi Arabia kind of has a track record of not really liking journalists who speak out against them to an extreme amount. And this is something that these two Twitter employees were able to get access to, and they were able to see some misinformation. It's kind of scary. It is being a journalist, like the very fact that this is happening to other journalists. You just people in general. Yeah, you think it's 6000? That's not gonna be all drinks. That's gonna be someone who maybe at one point said something right. One comment on Twitter Twitter is where you go to make those like dumb comments, yes, and to complain about things so it could be a sort of off the cuff thing. And then you're on this list fromthe government. Yeah, from the Saudi Arabian government potentially be very impactful on your life in very negative ways. Yes, exactly, Andi. We've seen the exact examples of that. So the according to this is according to an AP report that cited the federal government. Apparently, these two were both approached by the Saudi government and their promised tens of thousands of dollars and a designer watch, and that's what it took for them to go ahead and start accessing these accounts and feeding that information to their contact in the Saudi Arabian government. I want to know what kind of designer watch honestly. Like a thousands of dollars? Yes, Totally get it. Yeah. Money talks, but a watch leg out. You have a smartphone. You have all of these other things to keep your time right? Yeah, Well, so we'll have to see what else comes out of this. This is just these two right now. Um, maybe there's more than that that's unveiled about it. Twitter did respond. They said that they've taken efforts to secure those accounts and make sure that that information is not accessible. But you'd have to think if you're already on the inside, that's gonna be a lot easier. This isn't the public going to it. These were two employees. So they do have access to some information. So we'll have to see what happens as far as that. If there's more information that comes out, it's a lot to unravel. And this is just kind of a breaking story right now. You can read more about it at digital trends dot com. Let us know what you think. And one more a trending story here before we go to break with Luke Larson coming in in just a few moments to talk about a new laptop. But this is something we followed along here at digital trends a little bit before you with a company called Bloodhound or a racing team. I guess, if you would call it that, it's a supersonic car project. And Bloodhound is trying to get to the goal of breaking the land speed record, not just breaking it, shattering it. And they're going through these testing phases right now. And this is the vehicle right there. And they just hit another milestone where they have this car go 501 miles per hour. I can't conceive of that as a person where when I hit like 100 in my car, Yeah, I feel like I'm going way too fast. Yeah, some comparison was reading something in here that Boeing 7 37 186 miles per hour. When it takes off, you know, it gets up to 600 miles an hour. So but this is a car, this guy in it. So he actually this Ah, this pilot of it is and named Andy Green and he currently owns the land speed record. As it is, he said it in 1997 going to 763 miles per hour. So he's the same pilot in this. Just went 501 on that one. And the goal is to get this up to 1000 miles per hour, 1000 mile per hour land speed record. That's so fast. It's something you can't even concept there. It just it seems. Hey, I have to get out. This group really just should be called the Bloodhound Gang. Yeah, I had to get that one. Okay. There you go. You got it was on fire. Have been all right. Well, there it is. All right, well, there there's the car. That was really yet. That just happened. Right now we're life s O. They also runs on aluminum wheels. So it's solid aluminum so that they don't melt during the process, but it's pretty incredible. You can read about it digital trends and check it out there. That is the bloodhound racing team. They're supersonic. Are also I really want to know how he gets back because he's going really fast and fairly far like you. know, like slowly travel. I didn't think about her to get him. And it might be a long time that he's sitting out there. Yeah. How long does it take to slow down? These are all questions we need to get answered, but we'll have to do that. Another segment. So I want to say thank you to everyone who's joining us here on Israel. Trends live. We need to get to a break. Because Luke Larsen's I'm gonna be in here talking about the new X P S 13 or view went up, but before we do so I want to say thank you, Sam. Thank you, Mr Sam Slaughter. Follow him. Slaughter writes. Slaughter it. Slaughter rights. Follow him online and pick up his book. All right, we will be back here in just moments. Are dropping your comments or questions? Whatever you wanna bring up back in a second with mortise, it'll trends live. Second or a moment, we'll see. I know, huh? Apollo 11 years go for separation. TV is making history again. Groundbreaking Samsung Que ele e d eight k. Welcome back to digital trends live. Thank you for joining us wherever you find us. we do appreciate it dropping your comments and questions as we go throughout the show. Let us know what you want to talk about. And I suspect there might be some questions right now. I'm Greg Nibbler, joined by Luke Larson. Hello, Luke. Once again, we have a new laptop to take a look at. Yes, once again, a new laptop and once again, eh, Del X P s laptop, which you love The Del X P s is Yeah, there. You know, I think there's a go to you go to for most people, I think. And, um, we have here is a kind of it was like Well, actually, I was gonna say mid year, but it's pretty late in the year late year late 2019 update to the X p s 13 which is their flagship. It's the one that a lot of people go to. So there's some interesting updates here. Excellent. So as far as well, let's walk through them, I guess. Let's walk through some of the update This is there the newest version of the express X p s 13. Yeah. And you know, if you take a look at it, it looks pretty familiar right there. Any big design changes you're not gonna notice. Really? Any design changes? We have the standard black version Silver on the top here. Um, and, yeah, there's nothing really different in terms of the design. The big changes that were made to the experts searching were made earlier this year. Okay, um, things like the the Webcam being kind of shrunken down, put in that top vessel right knows. Cam. Yeah, the nose cam. That was something that was That's a That's a good improvement. It's a very good and pure those words. Those were not good years. When when people were doing that a lot. So, yeah, that's fixed. Number of the other things, like the, um oh, the hinge opens a little bit easier now than it used to make these, like, subtle adjustments, right? At the beginning of this year, Like I said, subtle. But those air those are important. Adjustment. Meaningful. Yeah. Yeah, to something that was already in my mind. Pretty close to you know where it should be. Yeah, um the the big difference that I wanted to talk about here is the performance. Because that's really what this update is about. It's really about performance. So ah, lot of laptops right now are getting these the 10th Jen update Intel processors. And, um, this one is a particularly special one. So this is a special variant of the core I seven, and you'll have to despair with me as I get through into the into the actual like aspect of this because this is actually really cool. This is the actual functionality. I mean, once you're using this. Yeah, Okay. It looks great, but what are you getting out of it? And you'll be important. And it is. And this is a big kind of like, I would say it's a big milestone for laptops, especially ones of this size. Okay, um and you know, as I was writing the review for this, I was just thinking back men we have come so far in the past two or three years in terms of performance on laptops. Yeah. Um, Quad core came toe laptop just a couple years ago, and now this is a six core laptop. Six Courtland, eh? Probably the smallest footprint you can imagine in a 13 inch laptop. Yeah, that's actually that's really powerful Yeah. Um, I mean, again. That's like desktops a few years ago. We're not as powerful as this little thing, at least according to the specs. So with that kind of power, what would expect like the use cases to be? What? What could you do with exactly so, so sick? Scores more cores always means you can. It's good for two things in my mind. First, it gives you improved multitasking. Second, it gives you than most. Most importantly, because quad core is already pretty good at multitasking. You're not. What I would say is like, if you buy this, you're probably not gonna, like, notice being really, really fast or anything in your in your day to day. Yeah, if you're just kind of like on the Web, you know, doing your thing. But when you open up something and you're doing some kind of video encoding to video editing to do some photography, you're really gonna notice the difference between this and what used to be the top of the line expiate 13. Okay, quad core. So those two extra course go. Really? Yeah. And what was crazy as I was, I was comparing this thing next to you. Six course is pretty common in something like the razor blade or the extra 15 bigger laptops that are meant for content creation or frightening or something like that. Okay, so that's common. But this is again really small, small laptop. And I was comparing this to those I was like, I wonder how this, you know, this little thing could handle six cores and in benchmarks and whatnot, this thing actually beats a lot of those laptops. Like I'm pairing it directly with the razor blade 15 and razor blade. And it was beating it in in a lot of the main benchmarks that we run. And I was just like, I'm blown away by that, you know? I mean, that's pretty incredible for something that's that small. And I love the idea of how quickly that this is advancing. You know, that we're adding in more cores into laptops and making laptops. Really? I mean, which which I mean, let's be honest for most of us, that is our primary computer. Totally, you know, And seeing it reached performances like That's pretty amazing. Yeah, because in the past, you would have had to get, you know, your photographer video editor You want to Do you have a big 15 inch laptop, right? And lugging that around on the road is not easy task. Yeah, so? So I think, you know, in real life, like, yeah, those are gonna perform a little bit better in those tasks. But this is a huge improvement over the past, and I think that alone is a is a pretty big milestone. And this is the one of the first laptop to come out with this particular six core core I seven. We're gonna see a couple more commit later this year. But, like, as far as I can tell, this is the one you sit like. Yeah. So, um and this of course, comes to the fore case screen that's really well calibrated. So, like, this would be a great option for a photographer that starts at around, I think, $1700 for a particular configuration. Um, so obviously they have cheaper version of the experts writing, but if you want that a little bit of extra power for K screen, like now there's a really solid option for you. If you like this design and you, you know already like the Express 13. Yeah, it's a great option. Fantastic. Well, any other things, Any other improvement? So that's the big one. I mean, that is really huge. And pre ad, that's the main one. And, you know, I I came on and talked about the the experts searching too, and one recently the eligible. And I like a lot of the changes that Del made to that laptop. So coming into this, I was like, Oh, there's a couple things I wish they, you know, just toyed with you brought over to this laptop like the taller screen. Yeah, some of the keyboard changes. It's a wider keyboard on that one. So none of those things are here on this one. Um, and I'd like to see that change next year. Maybe, but for now, it's the event of a as just ah, processor bump like this is a pretty significant one, as opposed to like, you know, other years where they just threw throwing a new processor. This feels like an actual again change to your workflow if you're that kind of content creator or something like that. Well, this is, uh, the reviews up right now. reviews up this morning. The U T reviews also up so nice like that. If you want more of the details Yeah, go there and check it out. Well, Luke, as always, thank you for bringing in these laptops were gonna find out about all the new stuff. And there's always reviews going up. Lucas always reviewing laptops. Turns out there's a lot of the laptop. A lot of laptops. They're out. There s o that one, though. That's that's really cool. Slidell X P S 13. Check that out. Digital trends dot com. And I want to say thank you, but he's joining us here. So we are broadcasting live. Let's talk about who's coming up Next we have Chris Bricklayer from Mind V are gonna talk about virtual reality a little bit more and different ways that it's being utilized to help senior citizens. And this is one of the things that I really like learning about with V. R. A. R and different applications for in the medical field of helping people out and changing changing lives. So let's discuss what mind of yours doing that's gonna be after this break, Luke, Thank you. Once again, back here a minute with more digital trends. Live 11 You're go for separation. TV is making history again. Groundbreaking Samsung Que ele e d eight k, huh? Walk back to digital trends lab again. Thanks for joining us. We are broadcasting live, so our guest is gonna be joining us here shortly. But in the meantime, we have some more things we want to talk about with you. And since we do talk about trending technology, there is certainly nothing more trending than Disney. Plus right now, Disney Plus is gonna be launching on November 12th. It's next week. We've been talking about a lot here on this show, and that is because it is one of the biggest things to happen in this television streaming wars if you want to call it in quite a long time. So just to kind of take a look at where we're at right now in this, because there's more than we gonna be coming out next year. We just had Apple TV plus roll out, not as much content and some of it getting some mixed reviews. Disney Plus, though, with ah lot of content and we've got some great guides of digital trends right now as well. But I think a couple of key things for you to know in case you haven't been following along get November 12th is when it's gonna launch. You can also order it now. Ah, pre subscription. It's seven bucks, and this is part of the thing where I feel like we're having a really great advantage as people who wanna watch content. This is a good time to do that because everybody's offering it for pretty cheap. But that is not going to last. And that's what I'm curious for. People were watching live. How you feel about this whole landscape of streaming service is there are so many of them that are out there right now. How many do you subscribe to? How many are you getting? I'm probably subscribing to more than I need because I certainly don't watch all the content that are that's available, but it's so nice to have it right. So this is the Disney plus side of things. There's a few different things t go through with it as far as what's gonna be included in it. In case you again. In case you haven't seen, they're gonna have a whole Pixar sub channel where you have all the Pixar movies, plus new content. And that's one of the key things. You get the old movies and new content, and it sounds like I'm selling Disney. Plus, I'm really I'm not. I'm just trying explain everything that's on there is a lot. So they got the Pixar side of things where you have all of that. You've also got the Disney classic side of Things where it's Disney, the classic films, the vault, if you will. And the vault is the side of things where you didn't used to be able to get these movies like the old ones. You know, the Bambi's in the Cinderellas and the Lion Kings of the world, where they would release him for a little bit and then take him back off the market and couldn't find him anywhere. That's the vault, while the vault is what they what they had said. What Bob Iger said is that it's all gonna be released on two that channel within Disney. Plus, you also have Star Wars, and then you have marvel. And so Star Wars, of course, is going to have the man DeLorean, which is going to be launching the man. DeLorean is going to be huge, and that's something that you could definitely you know, I'm looking forward to. When the man DeLorean launches, you have the Star Wars side of things, and then you also have within that National Geographic, which is another huge one. National Geographic Going to be another big jails that's talking about Disney. Plus, you can follow along a digital trends dot com and check out all the information about that right there. Pretty, pretty exciting stuff. All right, let's continue on with digital trends live. We like to bring you all kinds of content and talk about technology and interactive. We'll take your comments, your questions and virtual reality augmented reality, mixed reality, something that we talked about a lot on here, on the different use cases for it, and and more than just gaming, how it can actually help people out. And that's what we're gonna discuss right now. Joining us. We have Chris Bricklayer from Mind V. R. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you. Appreciate that. Excited to talk about this, and I like I said, I love talking about virtual reality in different use cases. Can we walk through what mind V R is for anybody who doesn't know. And what kind of maybe the impetus was for it for founding this? Yeah, sure. Yeah. So, um, might be Are we started about two and 1/2 years ago, and what we wanted to do was kind of re imagine virtual reality away from sort of the youth based gaming platform. Ah, you know, and over to a very senior friendly platform that would adhere to the needs that we think growing and growing with the population of sixty, five hundred five years old. So quite a different audience, for sure. But what we wanted to do is do that for a number of reasons. Number one, This is the fastest group of population that's growing in the country. This is also a group of population that are going to need more more care as they age and as they grow in life. So we think virtual reality spans. The technology has so much promise for, um, health and wellness that that's really our focus. So my NPR is really a health and wellness company that's really focused on that aging population and really helping them to do things that they might not normally be able to do in their daily lives. As you get older couple things after number one, you get a little less mobile. Uh, so that means you can't travel as much, and that becomes a little depressing. Um, you also my unfortunately have some sort of cognitive decline that that could happen over time or other age related conditions. Alzheimer's and dementia czar being diagnosed at a higher rate than we've ever seen. Unfortunately, at this case in this time frame and in this snapshot in our society, and what we do think is that mine BR provides at the foundational level. Our strategy is to really help with, um, those feelings of isolation, those feelings of depression as people get older. And I think that's ah, if we can do that with this technology than we've, you know, we're halfway there. Well, I think that's, ah, wonderful use of it because you're right. I mean, things change. And the good thing now, though with this kind of technology, is that it just provides that another outlet that hasn't been available before to help mitigate some of these things. So can we block through what? Some of the actual programs aren't that you're utilizing some of the programs that were utilizing? Yeah, as far as like when you're in there using virtual reality, what are some of the different things that they're doing? Yes, sure, sure. So again, what we do is we go back, and I have observed over two and 1/2 years of research and development some of the areas that older folks kind of lose connection as there, possibly a senior living community right where the Four Walls might feel like they're shrinking over time. They're less mobile. They can't do the things that they used to do. So when we think about connections with art and with music with museum tours with animals, okay, at zoos, all these type of things, those are the types of experiences that we really bring back, too. Uh, these folks, um, on the most basic level. And then beyond that, you know, we we provide a sense of adventure as well. So we have a lot of veterans, for instance, that we serve across the country. Numerous veteran company veteran um state run veteran homes throughout the country. And what we found with a lot of those folks is they really, like adventurous kind of things. I mean, I never thought I'd see as many 85 year old women one of take off on a on A U. S. S Eisenhower. Which the video I'm looking at right now? Yeah, um, or skydive over the Swiss Alps. Or go to a music event where we can created music spectacle that time teleports them back to a spurt. Specific time in their life, maybe 50 60 years ago. Um, so the sort of the idea of reminiscence therapy becomes very, very strong with this medium. I mean, I think that's a really amazing use for it. How is the how have they been adopting it? How the senior says, You know, I mean, there's there's statement for some good reason that sometimes newer technology is a little bit difficult for those that are older and utilizing it like, how quickly have they adopted to putting on virtual reality glasses? Well, I think with any technology, you know, you do have a growth curve for sure. Yeah. Uh, what we do, see? And what we do. Poor late is that some of the fastest growing segments of social media adoption and for smartphone adoption are actually not with millennials in the youth group, but with people's 65 or older. So we don't think that this particular boomer generation and the seniors that exist out there today are adverse to new technology. Uh, what are challenges is to make sure that they understand that this is a very provocative and one of most engaging technologies that they would ever ever use. So more than and then. And by the way, this generation also grew up, obviously, with the advent of of black and white television, color television, right mono radio to stereo radio, too on the Internet, eventually to smartphones to social media. So virtual reality is another extension. I think it's probably have powerful of an extension is anything we've seen but, uh, two inches specific questions about adoption? Um, you know, we are, I mean, in a very short time, have rapidly grown into 30 states serving community operators all over the country with this technology. So there is a very much a thirst for not only the staff that that administer this technology, But the resident engagement is really off the charts. So I think, um, when we see continued use and continued excitement around like a what adventure we're gonna do next Thursday or, um, you know where where can we take somebody that might have dementia or Alzheimer's? That might have for gotten about the fact that they've been to Paris five times in their lives. All right, well, if we take them back there, um, it is absolute tears of joy because the imprint in the mind is so powerful with this technology that we can actually bring people back. And they and they then start showing signs of increased socialization, increased discernment, increased deduction. All these wonderful things that we're seeing in our early studies are just just phenomenal. Um, so I think I think that technology is a lot of promise. We're not making any claims as a company at all on medical claims, because these diseases are very complex in nature. But what we are doing is saying that Hey, listen, Arthur, side effects that come along with dementia such as agitation or depression. Um what? You know how could mind we are helping that equation, and that's that's kind of where we're We're focused right now. Well, it's an incredible correlation, seeing from the going from virtual reality to seeing tangible benefits, even if it's just somebody crying because they're excited cause they're going back to Paris. That's an actual tangible benefit that somebody's reaping from that from that kind of technology. So pretty incredible stuff for for people who want to learn more about Mind V. R and programs. Or maybe there's a developer out there that wants to bring programs to you. Where would they go? Well, I mean, obviously, our website mind B R M Y N d v r dot com is the number one place to go. We are building a platform, a very expansive network, so we do create a lot of the content ourselves, but we licensed a lot of great content. So the folks do have, um, applications that might be interactive in nature. Or they might be passive in nature, depending on the age group of thieves. Seniors were absolutely open to partnering with folks along those lines. All right, well, Chris, I want to thank you very much for joining us here in digital trends live and talking about this great used to V r. And and thanks for sharing this with all of our viewers. Well, thank you so much for having us today. I really appreciate it. All right, So learning about virtual reality, different ways that v r can be utilized, and that's a really incredible use case for it. So we want to see more and more of that. I think we'll see a lot of that coming up as we as we CVR advance and become more more available to a lot more people. All right, here's what's gonna happen Now we're gonna take a break and then we're gonna come back. We have really news coming up. We have Aaron and Riley. We're gonna bring you up to date on the biggest movies. They're happening this weekend. They will fill you in on what the watch and why you should watch it. All of that's coming up. Stick around. We'll be back in a minute with more digital trends. Live 11. You're go for separation. TV is making history again. Groundbreaking Samsung que Led eight K. Hi, I'm Erin Kinney and I'm Reilly Wind, and this is really news the show that helps you decide what movies deserve your money at the box office this weekend. First up, Christian Bale and Matt Damon take to the tracks in this film based on one of the most famous racing rivalries in history. Let's take a look at Ford versus Ferrari. That's it, folks. Ferrari wins 24 hours of Le Monde for the fifth consecutive year. Mr. Ford Ferrari has a message for you, sir. What did they stay? Said Ford makes ugly little cars in ugly factories. Uh, God, you fatso! We're gonna bury Ferrari at Le Monde. So the great Carroll Shelby is gonna build a car to beat Ferrari with a foreword. Correct. And how long did you tell them you nated? Two or 300 years? 90 days? Most racing movies are about rivalries, and this one hints that competition in the title. But it's really a story of friendship. Matt Damon and Christian Bale played too colorful racing icons from the 19 sixties who team up with the Ford Motor Company. They're planned to beat the Italian sports car designer Enzo Ferrari at the 24 hours of Lamont, the oldest endurance sports car race in the world. Ford's grandson was so determined to break Ferraris winning streak, he actually set out to buy a racing title. Yeah, but Damon and Bails characters are determined to convince their bosses at Ford that they can win the Lamont. Well, we know this story has been around, of course for decades, and Matt Damon said he saw several script federations for this but thinks that this one is actually going to work because it's focus is on these dynamic men and their and their friendship. Well, Matt Damon went for accuracy in playing Carroll. Shelby is brash Texan. He had the 10 gallon hat, accents, all of the mannerisms. He says he's not a big race car enthusiast or hasn't been in the past, but he really understands the wanting to build something with his friends. So that's what got him interested in this movie. Well, Christian Bale decided to make 10 miles his own take on the former World War two tank commander who was British. And in this film Riley, we actually hear Christian Bale's real life British accent. I don't know if I've ever actually heard it. I make it award shows or something. But sometimes we forget that. Raised in England, he's played so many American characters over the years. And speaking of which, he also had to shed some weight from playing a former vice president. Dick Cheney and vice remember him that he was amazing, but he had to get in that lean racecar driver shape. But neither actor, unfortunately, was able to meet these legends for research because they both passed away. But there's just plenty of material out there, and they said they dove into all these documentaries and articles, and he's kind of hidden radio interviews. And Bale said that he and some of the other cash members also got to meet with Peter Miles, who is Ken Miles son. So to get some of the never heard before stars and some of the colors of their personalities, well, the film is directed by James Mangled. Now we know him from Walking the Line, which was another amazing film, and Wolverine and Logan. Um, and he said they shot everything in camera for this, really. So it was no cg I This is a biggie I filmed. The whole idea was to give the audience the feeling that they're actually in these race cars. So I think it's gonna be really cool going back to, you know, making it feels really is possible. Matt Damon actually learned how to drive a Shelby Cobra for the film. I also think it was so sweet that they hired some of the drivers sons to play the drivers in the film. The lodge, I thought, was really, really sweet. And then also, you know, Ken Miles in real life. He died just two months after taking home the title at Lamont. So this is kind of, ah, story of his of his legacy, which I think is beautiful. But most importantly, Riley, I need to know, Do you have a need for speed? Um, I have a little bit of a need for speed, but I'm more of a shake and big kind of guy. What about you, Aaron? I don't think I have a need for speed, but I definitely have a lead foot. And if you would see the number of speeding tickets that I have on my record, but it would blow your mind for sure. We'll board versus Ferrari races into theaters November 15th and Speaking of sons playing their dads and films. In this next film, Shyla Buff takes on the familiar role of his recovering alcoholic father. Let's take a look at Honey Boy. You have to have good instincts. I got rodeo clown in six. What could never make it in Hollywood couldn't start when I did. How do you think it feels to have my son paying me? How do you think that feels You wouldn't be here if I didn't pay you? Honey Boy is actor Shiloh Buff Screenwriting Debut The autobiographical film follows 12 year old Otis, who starts to find success as a child TV star in Hollywood when his ex rodeo clown dad returns the service's guardian. The film star Shyla buff has his own dad with Noah Jube and Lucas Hedges as Shyla buff Hey, Otis! Yeah, well, this film is just a Ron unpolished look at show his relationship with his dad. So it explains a little bit. You know what led to both his downfall and partly gave him probably the capability to be the Hollywood star that he came to be? Sure I wrote this film during his stint in court ordered rehab if you remember back in 2017 had some run ins with the law, and when he was in rehab, he started to journal and was writing in his therapy sessions. You have some of his childhood memories and growing up in Hollywood with his dad, well, he sent the writings to his friend and collaborator, director Alma Carol, who later became the director of a boy. And I guess, immediately, was from the get go, she said, Okay, this is a movie. And she convinced SIA, She's like, You've got to play your dad Well, Apparently, his team said, No bad idea. Do not play your dad, Don't do it. But she said, Well, you know, I really had nothing to lose at that point. So So he took the risk, and I think it's gonna pay off, and it definitely shows on camera. Shyla Buff was so determined to channel its father's essence that he actually started smoking a lot of cigarettes to a gym, some crazy right well with the smoking, along with nose plugs and breathing through his mouth. It also helped him capture his dad's voice, too. Surprisingly, his dad has been pretty happy with the reviews in the reception. This movie's been getting the to have a better relationship now. It's not perfect. It's still complicated, but better because they're both in better places, just kind of surreal. Could you imagine? But I'm always rooting for Shiloh. But if I have to say he's such a true talent, I think this is just such a brave undertaking. He's already getting rave. Reviews are ready for this project, and I'm always excited to see people coming back to life after some major setback. I think it's inspiring. I'm really excited to see this movie because of how raw and emotional it's going to be. There's this one scene in the movie in a motel room that's really, really intense. After the scene was done, filming, Shiloh is crying. The director was crying, and I think audiences will be shutting some tears as well, for sure. Well, Honey Boy hits feeders that Marie next up, the sequel to the Shining that sure to keep us all awake at night. Let's take a look at Dr Sleep. There's a place you sure you want to do? Yes, you and then I'll find you. You'll scream for years for ever. Doctor sleep is the ball up to the shining. Nearly 40 years later, innit? Ewan McGregor stars has grown up Danny Torrance, who attempts to build a normal life in the shadow of the traumatizing events that went on at the Overlook when he was a kid. He's looking for a quiet life, but Aaron, go out. Go out the window when you meet Sabra, a team who shares a supernatural gift of the shot to team up to battle. True, not a cold whose members try to become immortal by feeding off people with supernatural powers. Rebecca Ferguson Remember her from the greatest showman? Yes, she's amazing. She also stars as Rose the Hat. Well, this is based on Stephen King's 2013 novel of the same name. So this film is really a melding of the 1980 film and the sequel book, and we have Mike Flanagan at the helm as director for Dr Sleep. If you see his resume, it's just filled with horror film, but apparently he made a very wise decision to not recreate Coburg style. He didn't even try toe try to go there, but instead he just went his own way on. There are a lot of emotional twists and turns in this movie and early reviews. Air saying that Dr Sleep is the best Stephen King film since Shawshank Redemption. Yeah, that's saying, Well, Stephen King even tweeted his ecstatic response to the movie. Hey, said Quote, You'll like this film if you like the Shining, but you'll also like it if you like. Shocking. It's immersive. So you have Stephen King's seal of approval. That's a big deal, I guess. I'll believe you know, it's been an amazing last couple of years for Stephen King films. It's Chapter one into In the Tall Grass, The Dark Tower and More. King is one of the most prolific writers out there. And Aaron, no matter what your fears are, there is a Stephen King story out there for you. That is so true. Are you with me? Riley The Shining, The scariest movie of all time? Yeah, scared twins because of it. Whoa, you look now it is terrifying. Well, yeah, when we were kids, we used to watch movies in our neighbor's basement, and the biggest dare was who could watch the shining the largest before closing your eyes or running out of the room, and I always lost that dare. But I'm gonna go see Dr Sleep because now I know it's just a movie. I cover my eyes, but yeah, I'm gonna go. I'm excited to see Dr Sleep because of how much detail went into creating this movie throughout the movie there, tons of Easter eggs to our favorite Stephen King's stories, which is a fun thing to look for but also Stanley Kubrick's estate left behind blueprints for recreating the sets of the shiny That is so cool. It is amazing, and it shows when you look at clips of the two movies side by side. That's really cool. Well, Doctor Sleep heads to theaters November 8th. If you're going to see one movie this weekend, make it midway. You can get your tickets at Fandango. Thanks for watching real news. We'll see you right here next week. Apollo 11 years go for separation. TV is making history again. Groundbreaking Samsung Que ele E. D. Eight k. This is digital trends live. I'm Greg Nibbler. Thanks for joining us. Whatever platform you're watching on dropping your comes to questions as we go throughout the show. And we like to talk about cutting edge technology here. And certainly university research is where a lot of that happens. We're gonna discuss something about super computers right now. Some artificial intelligence, some of different use cases do. So we have a Nixon Arenas who is the founding director for the University of Miami Center for Computational Science. Joining us, I want to make sure I got all that in one breath there. That is as an impressive title. Nick, thanks for joining us. And you think very much for having me here. Yes, that was great. Actually, appreciation. My name was fantastic. Look perfect. Thank you very much that you said that. Now I'm gonna screw it up again, but, uh, now that we're going through, let's let's talk about this. So let's talk about supercomputing and university research and really get into, I guess, for everybody to get kind of a base level. Can we talk about what it is that you do with this particular facility? Yes. So sober commuting in general is changing basically our lives, you know, for for the past 2 2030 years and beyond. However, this is also a very changing times in our new supercomputer that we have is changing our lives because we are actually having so much data. That's now what we're trying to do is that actually not only doing calculations but actually moving a lot of data terabytes, lots of data, lots of zeros back and forth and try to extract meaning wonderful information. So that's what supercomputers, dough and what we are using. The server computers is from a climate prediction all the way for mopping informal cities in Latin America, for example, just to give you the breath and everything in between. It is where this era of I mean big data and nowhere else you would call it, but something along those lines where we just have access to so much information and it's happening so fast, it's changing exponentially. So you are are acquiring data from I'm sure a myriad of sources. And then once you get that, you use that thio work on that project you mentioned a couple of in there. Can we talk about some specific projects, some other ones that you're working on? Absolutely. So actually, you have to understand the need specific project we may have over 122 150 projects that each time that they're going through our supercomputer s. So what is happening actually these days is because we have so much data, they're coming so fast and there's a variety of data. So as I said, we're in big aged from climate prediction. So just to give you an idea climate prediction, we have kept traditionally, about 456 years ago, it was done only once a year. These days we're doing climate prediction every month. And actually, soon we're goingto everywhere. And this is actually the result off supercomputing and especially this new generation of supercomputing that allow a lot of data to be processed very fast. So that's one concrete example that we're running here, the University of Miami, and we're producing the global climate data for the new our agents. So with the access to all of this data that you're going to be getting you talking about, you know this using supercomputers and super computation that you can dio how is the access to the actual hardware? Is that something that's readily available? Or does that need to catch up to the access to the data. So I think that this is where actually that we have the evolution of supercomputing, this new super computer, that we have actually acquired the natural partnership with IBM. It allows us to do exactly what you said because now the main issue is no. It's just how many calculations but how fast the data. We can get it into the city, you and back and being able to do a lot off intelligence. Um, processing that basically it gives us more process results that in the age off, the big data is also this speed off Making decisions is the artificial intelligence and intelligence systems that their combined. How do you think the role of artificial intelligence place in this utilizing these kinds of computers and being able to analyze that data fast and extrapolate that information from it? I have to say that when this is actually an age that we are just only scratching the surface, the artificial intelligence intelligence system, it's going to be the new generation of how we are processing the information in pretty much really time or me. Really, I must like to say in the computer world, because just to give you a little bit off. A hint on the aerial time would mean half a second delay versus, you know, a few microseconds. Pilate Kriel time. So And for us and computers, that's huge. And I'm sure you understand that. Yeah, definitely. I mean, the faster it is, the more you can process, the more you can do with it. I mean, exactly. And more decisions you can make just to give you some idea. So, for example, you know, sometimes it's not unusual when you're and simulations, for example, for a new chip design or for its chemistry purposes in order to start the drug development. And so far, it's not unusual to do 30,000 simulations today. Wow. I mean, you need a supercomputer, however, with a power off a I. What we can do is that we can reduce this by an order of magnitude. So you want can go 1000 to 2000 simulations, because now very quickly the way I can predict, basically, what is the spectrum off the simulations that we can know so we can reduce the space? This is gonna be exciting time for you with this kind of technology just rapidly advancing and constantly I mean, it seems like every month there's some new development. What are you most excited about? Going forward, saying the next couple of years. Well, I have to tell you some of the most exciting things that I see is that we're not only how it effects, actually the sciences and engineering, that it's actually a tremendous and the people in these fields on come from those fields effect, but also comes. It affects our day to day lives. And that's actually how we can use this. Actually knew supercomputers, basically on our phone and with a five g edge computing. Actually, you think about this, that we can bring the supercomputer that we just got with his A. I enable on our cell phone. Yeah, that's that's amazing, you know, and again that happened so fast, and then the next couple of years, who knows where we'll be? Exactly? Exactly. How do you feel about the possibility of quantum computing and where where that could end up going? Oh, I think that quantum computing in the next 3 to 5 years, I think that will give us an A the next level of boost, if you will, because that's going to be the next big thing that we can bring. And then, as I said, we can bring it down to what we're doing with our cell phone with our pads, you know, with our best stop computers. I think the kind of computing is still I think it needs about 3 to 5 years. But think about it in our times in five years is not that long. It's around the corner. Really? Wow. In just a matter of think about the problems that we can solve, you know a lot faster. So how the data we can process by the way, there's except I took data that we produce as a human race parent every year. Wow. I mean, it's It's amazing how quickly advances, and certainly you are at the forefront of it. With your research and everything that you're doing there at the University of Miami, can you give everybody on idea of where they could go if they want to follow along or learn more about your projects, where would be the best place for them to go? So definitely, actually you can visit us out. Ccs dot miami, don't you? This is actually our center. That is basically university center. So it touches pretty much everything from the hard sciences all the way to architecture and arts and humanities, which is actually very exciting to you, Toby. Well, thank you very much for joining us here. Additional friends live to talk about this and talk about this exciting advancements of just how quickly it goes. We have to check in with you a few months down the road and see where you're at. Right, Dex? I'm sure something else will have developed and really appreciate you being here on digital trends live. Thank you very much indeed. Thank you. All right. So exciting stuff. Learning about how supercomputing is changing everything that we do like you mentioned. You know, you have one essentially on your phone when five G comes around. When EJ computing happens, these are the things they're going to advance and affect us in our daily lives. We need to get to a break. Were to come back. We have some more artificial intelligence news. I want to bring you up to date on some different things that are happening right now. I feel like you're gonna want to know about these. We'll be back in a minute. With Maura. Digital Trends live 11 Years go for separation TV is making history again. Groundbreaking Samsung Que ele e d. Eight k Welcome back to digital trends live keeping you up to date on everything that's going on in the world of technology. And we have some things to talk about right now. Some trading stories I want you to know about. I'm Greg Nibbler. Let's talk about artificial intelligence and deep fakes and three different things that are going on right now. The 1st 1 is this. Ah, while ago there was an aye aye that was announced that could generate text that seemed very human like, and it was deemed actually so dangerous because it was so appear to be so much like a human writing that it couldn't be released to the world, actually shuttered the program a little bit and kept it off of being available for everybody to use. However, now it's out there, it's out there for everybody to use. They decided to put it out into the world, so this comes from a group called Open a I and their their system runs on G P T dash, too. That's a little bit complicated. Let me explain what it is. It's generative. Pre trained transformer to generative means that what it does it predicts or generates a sequence of tokens and unsupervised way. What it's doing is generating texts. So that's take a look at what we're gonna do is is show. We're showcasing this right now, So there it is. This is a website you go to. It's called talk transformer dot com, and we're doing this live. I did not type in that text, but there's what it is. People come have a nickname. Primetime Greg. I work for Microsoft in the Microsoft. See the rest of that? Is it generating the text on its own now? Clearly, I don't work for Microsoft, but if you didn't if you were reading that and he took a look at it, it's actually pretty close to sounding like something that a human would. Right now, I'm not saying it's perfect, but the more information that you put in there, the closer it gets, and this is what we're talking about with this program. So the one that's actually released is even better than this, so it's the next version of it. But this is an example of what that is. It's a It's a little bit unnerving and especially especially something that's concerning for a lot of people in the age of where we worry about whether the articles of the news that we read is riel or fake or generated their number different sites that have a I generated content like this. And it's something that we're gonna have to get used to. And how do you determine what's real or what's not that one? I think if you read it enough, you can tell the difference. However, it's pretty amazing what it can do, and that's something that's out there right now so you can check that out. I would say Go there, take a look at that later on. Today is is Yep, I agree with that statement. That's that's a good statement. Ah, but let's see what what the Aye aye has to say about this as it completes it. They have been around since the early days of video that's right, very old here and are the most knowledgeable in the industry I highly recommend them. Well, I think this is pretty much what's going out in our marketing packets from now on. So we've got this figured out. So there it is. I've got it right there. That is the Aye, aye. So I guess you guys are friend today. We'll see what else it says, but check it out. You read more about that at digital trends dot com, Continue on. We're talking about artificial intelligence and go into the deep, thick side of things. This is something that's concerning for a lot of people. And now there's a new system from Nvidia, which they're constantly coming out with new operations and different, different processes that they can do with with this kind of technology. And this one is now one that can make you dance. So here's what they did. They took ah, bunch of images. Normally, he would have to take a whole lot of images in order to create something like this. They were able to take one image, and if you see on the left there, that's the pre programmed dance moves that are coming from somebody. Put that in there at some point. Those images are just images they put in, and this is what it was able to do. They just put that image once you go in which a person read it through that and created a dance, and they're obviously doing it with the statue and that now it's not perfect. You can look at it and you can see some differences. But if you're just glancing, that's some pretty amazing tech that they just debuted right there that they're showcasing in that And this is Ah, this is something that they're doing that this is a lot of research is being put into in video. There's another one where they took the faces and they were able to change people's faces. And this is where it gets a little bit unnerve ing. So you see, right there on the top, wrote those air just a still image of someone on the left. Those air two people actually talking. What they did is combined those two and made it look like that person is speaking at exactly the same manner as the other one. Now, if you imagine if you put in a voiceover that camp, Mona Lisa is talking right there but putting a voice over that who's gonna really know unless you're really paying attention, the better this gets. This is something else. That's that's pretty unnerving. Now there's a bunch of companies working on different ways to be able to detect software like that. But I think as we get closer and closer to the 2020 election, these are things that we have to really pay attention to California right now, trying to put forth some legislation that would ban it. How do you enforce that? That's a whole other issue. I think software is really gonna be the key thing to Dio, but that is something to pay attention to you. So another neat advancement, although a little bit unnerving investment from in video. Check that out. General trends dot com Final thing we want to bring you up to date on when it comes to when it comes to this is hello there. Hi. So, you know, if I was an A, I I would follow that right along. Ah, that's what we're talking about. We're gonna have a A ay, a ay, actors. This is a story that's breaking right now, and it's something that A lot of people are upset about particularly actors in Hollywood, and James Dean has do with James Dean. Now if you know James Dean is he was an actor in the fifties. He did I believe three movies and then died tragically in an accident. It was very popular. He's one of those people that just still sticks around popular for his time. Well, now James Dean has been cast in a brand new movie about Vietnam. Here's what's going on. So this movie is called Finding Jack, and it's about the movie itself is about some of the military dogs that were left behind in Vietnam when we left. So that's an actual story. That's kind of secondary to what we're talking about right now. What happened is they have this technology now where they are casting a C G I. James Dean in this movie. So where he is going to be an actor in it, and here's what one of the directors said. One of the one of the producers actually said We searched high and low for the perfect character to portray the role of Rogan, which has some extreme complex character arcs and after months of research, we decided that James Dean, they decided on somebody who died over 50 years ago. That is pretty ridiculous in my mind that this is what they're doing. And certainly there's been some responses from actors themselves. Chris Evans Talk about this Elijah Wood. Nope. This shouldn't be a thing. I tend to agree with this. I'm a fan of technology. But this just seems wrong, doesn't it? Apparently, his estate is okay for it. But, I mean, really, his estate are people that are barely related to him 50 60 years down the road s Oh, yeah, they're probably like, Yeah, sure, we'll make some money on it. I'm just saying that I'm That's not exactly what you know. Maybe they said, But still, I think that I think this is really strange. And that's something we're gonna seymour and more of. They even talked about bringing back. This is specifically what they said to They talked about bringing back other actors and celebrities like Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve, Ingrid Bergman, Neil Armstrong, Bette Davis, Jack Lemmon and bringing them back. And they want this to be a thing. How do you feel about that? Should we be utilizing someone like that? Someone's likeness? I mean, the other passed away. But was that something that they would want? Did they sign off on this? I feel like it's a little bit wrong. A little bit creepy, but let us know what you think. You can check that out. Digital trends dot com. All right, let's do this. We're gonna go to a break. We have more coming up. More to talk about more tech, Caleb, Dennis is gonna be joining us here in just a little bit. But before that, we have James Ehrlich, the founder of Region Village, is talking about regenerative, regenerative and resilient communities. There we go. So he's gonna walk us through what that is and talk about utilizing things at our disposal are at our disposal. Thio live better lives. There we go. Got it out. That's why we have experts. Come on. So he's gonna be joining us in just a minute. To ground back in a minute. With more digital trends live. Uh uh. TV is making history again. Groundbreaking Samsung Que ele e d. Eight k. Uh, welcome back to digital trends. Live again. Thank you, everyone for joining us. Whatever platform you're watching on, we do appreciate that. We broadcast on a number of different ones. So hit that subscribe button, let everyone know, share the show. It's fun. We got to talk about all kinds of different things. And that's why we really enjoyed bringing you this show every single week. Day 19 Pacific Noon Eastern. And I'm Greg Nibbler here in our studio in Portland. But we have a lot more that we can go to. And what we're gonna be doing now is heading to Caleb Dennison, who's in a V room. Who Caleb is our television expertise, our senior editor, and he's gonna actually walk through something pretty interesting, which is that intersection between technology and design and what that means. We're gonna be talking about the Samsung frame, so I'm gonna go out and toss it to kill. Kill me. Go ahead. One of those console TVs is a pretty bulky tube TV inside a big wooden cabinet. I guess the idea at the time was to try and make the TV look more like a piece of furniture in the room. But times have changed. Obviously, we know how flat panel TVs that are very thin on very spelt, which looks nice up on the wall or on a stand. The only problem with that is that it still looks like a TV when you turn it off. It's basically a big black void on the wall, and for somebody that's trying to integrate their home entertainment with their decor doesn't really work very well. So to solve that problem, Samsung developed the frame TV, which is what we have right here. The idea is to have a TV that seamlessly integrates with your court doesn't look like a TV at all. It accomplishes this in a number of different ways. First of all, the aesthetic of the television is a little bit different than your typical TV, and that it has a frame that looks like a matted piece of art rather than just a standard television. So that works great whether you hang it on the wall or use it on an easel style stand, as we have here. Also, thanks to Samsung's one connect box, there aren't a bunch of cables going to the TV that would distract you from it being something other than a piece of art. That's the construction of the frame. But now let's talk about what it puts on the display. Now. When you watch TV, it just looks like television. It's very bright and colorful. Everything that you had expected. It can also look very cinematic if you're watching movies. But when you turn the TV off, it goes into art mode, and it starts displaying any number of different pieces of art digital art, your own photos up on the screen. Now it doesn't just put the art up on the screen. It actually optimizes the display so that it looks more like art than a television. It means balancing the brightness in the contrast toe look more like art than television, which has a much more prominent look to it. Also, the TV is outfitted with sensors that reads the brightness of the room and optimizes the brightness of the image to look, just write, no matter how bright or dim your room might be. Now, when you leave the room, you don't necessarily want the TV on all the time. That's where the motion sensors come in. If it detects no motion that will power down the display until it does detect motion, at which point it comes back to life. I think the next natural question is, What kind of art do you want to put on the TV? Right out of the box? You get the Samsung Collection. This is 20 pieces of art that come with the TV, no extra charge included. It's broken down by contemporary classic. Or you can search by artists if you want to, but that's really just scratching the surface. We can also pop into the art store, which for 4 99 a month gives you access to a dizzying array of works broken down by subject medium curated pieces as well as partnerships that Samsung has developed. Now this is available again for 4 99 a month, but users get one month free, and if you don't want to do the subscription thing, you can also purchase pieces. ALA cart Now, once you've settled on a piece of art that you would like to display, there's actually a few different ways that you can display. It will pop up to the options section here and here. We'll find options for different matting you can go with no matter at all, which fills the entire screen. There's also a standard modern mat, and a shadow box met, which I'll select so that we can see the art looks a little bit more like it's in a traditional frame. Now, as you explore all the myriad options in the arts story, you're probably gonna find some you like better than others. Which is why Samsung makes it easy for you to favorite those works that you prefer. Here we have Claude Monet's water Lilies. Not sure Allegra's blue Patio, as well as GM Yoon's yellow field, and you can add its many as you like, with easy access anytime you need it. This is also a good time to mention that you don't have to just stick to the artworks available through Samsung's art store. You can also implement your own photos and have those presented up on the frame, just as if they were a piece of art themselves. Now the frame looks great on an easel style stand as we have it here, but I think that wall mounting is gonna be a very popular option and in fact, wall mounting opens up a whole bunch of new possibilities. If you're gonna wall mount the frame, I would advise that you check out the no gap Wall Mount available just from Samsung. This is a very special kind of mount that gets the TV extremely close to the wall. And it maintains that wall hung art sort of look. And once you place this up on the wall, it opens up. As I said, a whole bunch of new possibilities select a piece of art that you like, and then place more wall art around it to create sort of an art wall. As soon as it no longer looks like a TV and looks like a piece of art, you can get super creative with this. And, Greg, you know, along those lines of personalization, I would probably use something like this. This is a shot I took of Mount Hood. You know how gorgeous it is out there on with this up on the wall? I probably build it out with more artwork taken from the region to kind of bring the outside in. That's that's how I like to go. And that's the kind of creative power that you have with something like the frame Thank you so much. Caleb, That is awesome. I can't want to get one of those myself. It's pretty incredible stuff. That's what we like to do here on general trends is talk about cutting edge technology, different ways. You can utilize it, whether it's something that you're gonna utilize now, that'll speculator or something that will affect you later on or something you can actually purchase. Right now it's fun. We talked about a lot of different things, and that's what we always like to do here and just roll. Trends live, and we will be back tomorrow. We've got more coming up. We're gonna have Ross Martin on tomorrow. Ross Martin is from Blackburn CEO. Gonna talk about five G marketing and different capabilities that they have. We've got Ken Young from FLIPBOARD. He's gonna be joining us for tech briefs where we catch you up on all of the biggest stories in technology that's coming up on tomorrow's episode. And, of course, between the streams. We'll tell you about everything that's going on the world of movies and entertainment. There's some big casting news when it comes to Batman will recapture Disney, plus news about Rick and Morty and all kinds of things. And we've got a special guest. 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