As a kid, Helen Greiner was inspired by the robots in Star Wars and knew then, that she was going to change the world with her own robots. And that she did! From the Roomba, bomb-detecting robots for the military, and now Tertill, the robot that weeds your garden, Helen has made a huge difference in the world and will continue to do so.
Hitchhiking robots were just the beginning. Ed meets with Dr. Frauke Zeller and Lauren Dwyer, two leading social robotics scientists at X University in Toronto. Together, they go over the inspiring and viral story of hitchBot and all the amazing work Dr. Zeller and her team have been up to ever since. They discuss the latest and near-term use cases of robots in society and uncover a series of fascinating insights. From building the perfect robo-companion, to fundamentally altering our industries and what it means to be human, you will never look at your Roomba the same way again. Featuring: Dr. Frauke Zeller, Associate Professor and Director of The Creative School Catalyst & CCK at X University and Lauren Dwyer, Doctoral Candidate in Communication and Culture, Technology in Practice at X University. This episode of Innovation Heroes is brought to you by HP Inc Notebooks on the Intel Evo platform. Visit SHI.com/HP to learn more.
The Metaverse Is Big Brother in Disguise: Freedom Meted Out by Technological Tyrants By John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead November 9, 2021 “The term metaverse, like the term meritocracy, was coined in a sci fi dystopia novel written as cautionary tale. Then techies took metaverse, and technocrats took meritocracy, and enthusiastically adopted what was meant to inspire horror.”—Antonio García Martínez Welcome to the Matrix (i.e. the metaverse), where reality is virtual, freedom is only as free as one's technological overlords allow, and artificial intelligence is slowly rendering humanity unnecessary, inferior and obsolete. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, sees this digital universe—the metaverse—as the next step in our evolutionary transformation from a human-driven society to a technological one. Yet while Zuckerberg's vision for this digital frontier has been met with a certain degree of skepticism, the truth—as journalist Antonio García Martínez concludes—is that we're already living in the metaverse. The metaverse is, in turn, a dystopian meritocracy, where freedom is a conditional construct based on one's worthiness and compliance. In a meritocracy, rights are privileges, afforded to those who have earned them. There can be no tolerance for independence or individuality in a meritocracy, where political correctness is formalized, legalized and institutionalized. Likewise, there can be no true freedom when the ability to express oneself, move about, engage in commerce and function in society is predicated on the extent to which you're willing to “fit in.” We are almost at that stage now. Consider that in our present virtue-signaling world where fascism disguises itself as tolerance, the only way to enjoy even a semblance of freedom is by opting to voluntarily censor yourself, comply, conform and march in lockstep with whatever prevailing views dominate. Fail to do so—by daring to espouse “dangerous” ideas or support unpopular political movements—and you will find yourself shut out of commerce, employment, and society: Facebook will ban you, Twitter will shut you down, Instagram will de-platform you, and your employer will issue ultimatums that force you to choose between your so-called freedoms and economic survival. This is exactly how Corporate America plans to groom us for a world in which “we the people” are unthinking, unresistant, slavishly obedient automatons in bondage to a Deep State policed by computer algorithms. Science fiction has become fact. Twenty-some years after the Wachowskis' iconic film, The Matrix, introduced us to a futuristic world in which humans exist in a computer-simulated non-reality powered by authoritarian machines—a world where the choice between existing in a denial-ridden virtual dream-state or facing up to the harsh, difficult realities of life comes down to a blue pill or a red pill—we stand at the precipice of a technologically-dominated matrix of our own making. We are living the prequel to The Matrix with each passing day, falling further under the spell of technologically-driven virtual communities, virtual realities and virtual conveniences managed by artificially intelligent machines that are on a fast track to replacing human beings and eventually dominating every aspect of our lives. In The Matrix, computer programmer Thomas Anderson a.k.a. hacker Neo is wakened from a virtual slumber by Morpheus, a freedom fighter seeking to liberate humanity from a lifelong hibernation state imposed by hyper-advanced artificial intelligence machines that rely on humans as an organic power source. With their minds plugged into a perfectly crafted virtual reality, few humans ever realize they are living in an artificial dream world. Neo is given a choice: to take the red pill, wake up and join the resistance, or take the blue pill, remain asleep and serve as fodder for the powers-that-be. Most people opt for the blue pill. In our case, the blue pill—a one-way ticket to a life sentence in an electronic concentration camp—has been honey-coated to hide the bitter aftertaste, sold to us in the name of expediency and delivered by way of blazingly fast Internet, cell phone signals that never drop a call, thermostats that keep us at the perfect temperature without our having to raise a finger, and entertainment that can be simultaneously streamed to our TVs, tablets and cell phones. Yet we are not merely in thrall with these technologies that were intended to make our lives easier. We have become enslaved by them. Look around you. Everywhere you turn, people are so addicted to their internet-connected screen devices—smart phones, tablets, computers, televisions—that they can go for hours at a time submerged in a virtual world where human interaction is filtered through the medium of technology. This is not freedom. This is not even progress. This is technological tyranny and iron-fisted control delivered by way of the surveillance state, corporate giants such as Google and Facebook, and government spy agencies such as the National Security Agency. So consumed are we with availing ourselves of all the latest technologies that we have spared barely a thought for the ramifications of our heedless, headlong stumble towards a world in which our abject reliance on internet-connected gadgets and gizmos is grooming us for a future in which freedom is an illusion. Yet it's not just freedom that hangs in the balance. Humanity itself is on the line. If ever Americans find themselves in bondage to technological tyrants, we will have only ourselves to blame for having forged the chains through our own lassitude, laziness and abject reliance on internet-connected gadgets and gizmos that render us wholly irrelevant. Indeed, we're fast approaching Philip K. Dick's vision of the future as depicted in the film Minority Report. There, police agencies apprehend criminals before they can commit a crime, driverless cars populate the highways, and a person's biometrics are constantly scanned and used to track their movements, target them for advertising, and keep them under perpetual surveillance. Cue the dawning of the Age of the Internet of Things (IoT), in which internet-connected “things” monitor your home, your health and your habits in order to keep your pantry stocked, your utilities regulated and your life under control and relatively worry-free. The key word here, however, is control. In the not-too-distant future, “just about every device you have—and even products like chairs, that you don't normally expect to see technology in—will be connected and talking to each other.” By the end of 2018, “there were an estimated 22 billion internet of things connected devices in use around the world… Forecasts suggest that by 2030 around 50 billion of these IoT devices will be in use around the world, creating a massive web of interconnected devices spanning everything from smartphones to kitchen appliances.” As the technologies powering these devices have become increasingly sophisticated, they have also become increasingly widespread, encompassing everything from toothbrushes and lightbulbs to cars, smart meters and medical equipment. It is estimated that 127 new IoT devices are connected to the web every second. This “connected” industry has become the next big societal transformation, right up there with the Industrial Revolution, a watershed moment in technology and culture. Between driverless cars that completely lacking a steering wheel, accelerator, or brake pedal, and smart pills embedded with computer chips, sensors, cameras and robots, we are poised to outpace the imaginations of science fiction writers such as Philip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov. (By the way, there is no such thing as a driverless car. Someone or something will be driving, but it won't be you.) These Internet-connected techno gadgets include smart light bulbs that discourage burglars by making your house look occupied, smart thermostatsthat regulate the temperature of your home based on your activities, and smart doorbells that let you see who is at your front door without leaving the comfort of your couch. Nest, Google's suite of smart home products, has been at the forefront of the “connected” industry, with such technologically savvy conveniences as a smart lock that tells your thermostat who is home, what temperatures they like, and when your home is unoccupied; a home phone service system that interacts with your connected devices to “learn when you come and go” and alert you if your kids don't come home; and a sleep system that will monitor when you fall asleep, when you wake up, and keep the house noises and temperature in a sleep-conducive state. The aim of these internet-connected devices, as Nest proclaims, is to make “your house a more thoughtful and conscious home.” For example, your car can signal ahead that you're on your way home, while Hue lights can flash on and off to get your attention if Nest Protect senses something's wrong. Your coffeemaker, relying on data from fitness and sleep sensors, will brew a stronger pot of coffee for you if you've had a restless night. Yet given the speed and trajectory at which these technologies are developing, it won't be long before these devices are operating entirely independent of their human creators, which poses a whole new set of worries. As technology expert Nicholas Carr notes, “As soon as you allow robots, or software programs, to act freely in the world, they're going to run up against ethically fraught situations and face hard choices that can't be resolved through statistical models. That will be true of self-driving cars, self-flying drones, and battlefield robots, just as it's already true, on a lesser scale, with automated vacuum cleaners and lawnmowers.” For instance, just as the robotic vacuum, Roomba, “makes no distinction between a dust bunny and an insect,” weaponized drones will be incapable of distinguishing between a fleeing criminal and someone merely jogging down a street. For that matter, how do you defend yourself against a robotic cop—such as the Atlas android being developed by the Pentagon—that has been programmed to respond to any perceived threat with violence? Moreover, it's not just our homes and personal devices that are being reordered and reimagined in this connected age: it's our workplaces, our health systems, our government, our bodies and our innermost thoughts that are being plugged into a matrix over which we have no real control. It is expected that by 2030, we will all experience The Internet of Senses (IoS), enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 5G, and automation. The Internet of Senses relies on connected technology interacting with our senses of sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch by way of the brain as the user interface. As journalist Susan Fourtane explains: Many predict that by 2030, the lines between thinking and doing will blur. Fifty-nine percent of consumers believe that we will be able to see map routes on VR glasses by simply thinking of a destination… By 2030, technology is set to respond to our thoughts, and even share them with others… Using the brain as an interface could mean the end of keyboards, mice, game controllers, and ultimately user interfaces for any digital device. The user needs to only think about the commands, and they will just happen. Smartphones could even function without touch screens. In other words, the IoS will rely on technology being able to access and act on your thoughts. Fourtane outlines several trends related to the IoS that are expected to become a reality by 2030: 1: Thoughts become action: using the brain as the interface, for example, users will be able to see map routes on VR glasses by simply thinking of a destination. 2: Sounds will become an extension of the devised virtual reality: users could mimic anyone's voice realistically enough to fool even family members. 3: Real food will become secondary to imagined tastes. A sensory device for your mouth could digitally enhance anything you eat, so that any food can taste like your favorite treat. 4: Smells will become a projection of this virtual reality so that virtual visits, to forests or the countryside for instance, would include experiencing all the natural smells of those places. 5: Total touch: Smartphones with screens will convey the shape and texture of the digital icons and buttons they are pressing. 6: Merged reality: VR game worlds will become indistinguishable from physical reality by 2030. This is the metaverse, wrapped up in the siren-song of convenience and sold to us as the secret to success, entertainment and happiness. It's a false promise, a wicked trap to snare us, with a single objective: total control. George Orwell understood this. Orwell's masterpiece, 1984, portrays a global society of total control in which people are not allowed to have thoughts that in any way disagree with the corporate state. There is no personal freedom, and advanced technology has become the driving force behind a surveillance-driven society. Snitches and cameras are everywhere. And people are subject to the Thought Police, who deal with anyone guilty of thought crimes. The government, or “Party,” is headed by Big Brother, who appears on posters everywhere with the words: “Big Brother is watching you.”
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all around us. Do you see it? Do you know when you're experiencing it? From your friend suggestions to your thermostat, from chat bots to Google searches, AI is ever-present and always learning. With enough power to help during a global health crisis and enough specificity to help resolve your personal banking dispute, the use cases for AI are truly endless – with opportunities spanning across industries. Three experts, consultant Nia Christian, researcher Peter van der Putten, and CEO and Founder of NewVantage Partners Randy Bean discuss what AI is and where to look for the data that's used to power it. Key Takeaways: [2:58] What is artificial intelligence, and why should it matter to your organization? AI is already very much immersed in our lives, from social media friend suggestions to driving a Tesla, predictive text, even passport, and ID scanners. AI is everything from Roombas to full-scale robotic, back down to Zoom calls and banking apps. [4:47] AI is an ever-changing definition, but one constant is that the processes require loads of data to build intelligence. AI data processing can save lives if we know what data to look at. [5:41] As a Big Data and AI thought leader, Randy has some important examples of how AI helped in the time of COVID, to accelerate vaccines and help us learn from data. [6:30] For Peter, he is most excited about the impact technology will have on society. He discusses an example of how the Commonwealth Bank of Australia not only used customer data to deliver better customer empathy through AI but built its AI systems around delivering financial well-being. [9:15] Randy explains how organizations must optimize first hand, with an example of working with the US Department of Defense to help them learn how to use their data more effectively in case of a drone strike. [11:48] What data matters, and how can you tell the difference between useful data and excess? Randy explains that it is synergistic, and your digital system must interact with your real-world system, not seek to replace it. We also must plan for how it will affect everyone from our vendors to our customers, employees, and CEOs. [14:49] It will be up to us to take control of how we apply our technology if we want to make sure that our AI programs do not harm anyone. [17:49] The key principle will be to make sure our AI accounts for mistakes and biases, and that it is empathetic and accessible to everyone. [19:08] AI already responds to user values based on clicks and engagement, especially in social media. How does this translate into us holding AI responsible for its “intelligence” and decision-making? Peter suggests that AI is a reflection of our values and our actions, and it's possible we can use that information to foster human connection and support. [22:00] Developing useful and ethical AI means putting in the work ourselves and knowing what your organization or mission stands for. Quotes: [6:30] “I think what I'm most excited for is all of the people that the technology is going to impact.” - Peter [10:40] “Organizations are drowning in a sea of data, essential data, that could be used more effectively towards their goals, which could have small and large scale implications.” - Jo [12:08] You need to be laser-focused in terms of understanding what data is most important and what data is most crucial.” - Randy [13:39] Whenever new technologies are brought into an organization, people effectively have to change their behaviors. These are things that can take years, and in some instances, even decades.” - Randy [17:23] If we want computers to learn values we aspire to, we must first be clear about what those values are.” - Jo [22:08] “Eliminating biases and implementing AI programs that treat customers and clients the way you'd like to be treated seems to be at the heart of successful data transformation.” - Jo Continue on your journey: pega.com/podcast Mentioned: Nia Christian Digital Fastforward Peter van der Putten Randy Bean Fail Fast, Learn Faster
The newest Roomba robot vacuum cleaner is so smart it can learn how to navigate floors, remember specific rooms and even detect and avoid pet waste. Kiran Smith, CMO of parent company iRobot, joins the pod to detail how the brand is going to market, including with a new campaign that gives the revolutionary vacuum a personality.
So, we have news, we're thinking about getting a Roomba. I know, this is a big step, but I assure you—we've thought long and hard about this. You see, after conducting an extensive amount of research, we've come to the conclusion that simply can't carry on living this miserable, Roomba-less life any longer. We're adults, and adults have Roombas. It's as simple as that.Get silly with us on social:FOLLOW THE PODCASTInstagram: @pessimisticatbestWebsite: pessimisticatbest.comFOLLOW SAMANTHAInstagram: @samgeorgsonTwitter: @samgeorgsonWebsite: samanthageorgson.comFOLLOW JAMESInstagram: @daycatcher_Twitter: @daycatcher_Website: thedaycatcher.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/pessimisticatbest)
After clearing the top level of the catacombs it's time to spend all of that hard-earned gold! Roll For Combat, Agents of Edgewatch Podcast is a playthrough of the Pathfinder Adventure Path, Agents of Edgewatch, and the second book, Sixty Feet Under. Don't forget to join our Discord channel, where you can play games, talk … Continue reading "Agents of Edgewatch S2|30: Roomba of Blood" The post Agents of Edgewatch S2|30: Roomba of Blood appeared first on Roll For Combat: Paizo's Official Pathfinder & Starfinder Actual Play Podcasts.
Between you and Nikki, it's best to stay positive and to stop wanting others to have what you have. Nikki tells Andrew that her cankers are back and it doesn't want to make her want to go to bed early. Andrew learns about the steam function on the dryer. They talk about organizing, Nikki likes the Amy Schumer method and explained why Roomba is locked in the bathroom. You Heard It Here First, assertive vs. aggressive, raunchy lyrics from 1981 and Andrew's Sports Moment rails again cancel culture. Besties bring it in the Fanthrax segment and we discover an early video of Andrew. In the Final Thought, they talk about the "men" in mental health. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In episode 5, Shea shares her weekend shenanigan's with the group (RIP $50 Athleta shirt). Never ever invite us to your dinner table, well....actually do, cause it will be fun. Brina shares her tales of diet adventures and 3 blueberries. Bret shares her feelings for Rip (watch out girl). Do you still use MapQuest? Turns out Shea does. Last updated in 1999. Give it a listen and tell your friends mother fuckers! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/shitshowsshenanigans/support
The only thing wore than dealing with a bad customer service agent is dealing with THREE of them, and that's what happens in today's Phone Tap. Jose is introducing three different characters to a guy who just wants help with his broken Roomba.
The only thing wore than dealing with a bad customer service agent is dealing with THREE of them, and that's what happens in today's Phone Tap. Jose is introducing three different characters to a guy who just wants help with his broken Roomba.
Its a little crossover action in this episode with the boys over at the Goin' Deep Show which means we go from Robot butthole licking to maggots inside a woman's nose. We wrap-up with Beetlejuice death, and someone really really intoxicated. DETAILED TIMELINE 1:00 Smell my fingers check this out 2:00 No time for that - Roomba name 3:00 Butthole play is not gonna do it for me 4:00 Finger in my butt 5:00 I gave that bitch a run for her money 6:00 Explains alot about non sexual Fiona 7:00 Exploding blood and 60 man buttholes 8:00 She Loves Anal 9:00 Say you've never done it 10:00 Okay we should do that 11:00 Bot Flies 12:00 Something is moving in her nose 13:00 Dumping out of her face 14:00 Hopefully she had no idea 15:00 Beetlejuice died 16:00 Do you think she's in heaven 17:00 Motherfucker couldn't see shit 18:00 Maybe she just lost the will 19:00 You were Doc of the month 20:00 Half of him is alcohol 21:00 You are pathetic 22:00 Fat in my room and a sammich --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/drnursef/support
This week's construction tech news with Jeff Sample (@IronmanofIT), and Rob McKinney (@ConAppGuru) Featuring: - Interview with Ardalan Khosrowpour from OnSiteIQ - Construction Tech News of the Week Follow @TheConTechCrew on social media for more updates and to join the conversation! Listen to the show at http://thecontechcrew.com Powered by JBKnowledge Learn more at http://thecontechcrew.com or follow @JBKnowledge & @TheConTechCrew on Twitter.
Roomba updates, Hot Wheels, Deathloop, and more.Homepage | Hot Wheels"DEATHLOOP” | Official Website | First-Person Action from Arkane Lyon | Bethesda.netAlan Wake RemasteredBen on Twitter: "It seems the new Rockstar Launcher update from today has began preparing for the new remasters for the GTA Trilogy. https://t.co/qgqu9aegdL" / TwitterOrthur on Twitter: "Leak : Unlocking GeForce NOW reveals a huge list of games, including long rumored GTA Trilogy! You can even do it yourself to check the list. Source : https://t.co/g2LUwP5RrT https://t.co/vg1njFJlX0" / TwitterKena: Bridge of Spirits - WikipediaSerious Park News on Twitter: "EXCLUSIVE: In honor of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary, select delis and park quick service restaurants will offer limited edition Mr. Toad Sandwich Loaf for sandwiches. https://t.co/8UR6oVtii0" / TwitterFeldhues Billy Bear Ham 100g | Sainsbury's
If you enjoy this podcast, please leave rate this show and leave a review! Even a few words will help. Just go to ratethispodcast.com/openloopsTo catch Open Loops LIVE, make sure you follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OpenLoopsPodElizabeth Kipp, Ancestral Clearing Practitioner, Chronic Pain Management Expert, Addiction Recovery Coach, Best-Selling Author, and Yoga Teacher, joins Greg to talk about how she overcame her reliance on drugs and conventional medication to heal her pain through simple and empowering spiritual practices. Imagine using the quantum field to wipe away thousands of years of intergenerational trauma. Ya know. In an afternoon. And if you're having trouble imagining that...no worries. Elizabeth demonstrates it on you in this episode. Elizabeth's Links: https://Elizabeth-Kipp.com/ancestral-clearing
Scott and Gil welcome Nikki Valens, designer of Mansions of Madness: Second Edition, Eldritch Horror, Legacy of Dragonholt, Quirky Circuits, and the upcoming Artisans of Splendent Vale. We talk about making programming games like Quirky Circuits, app-driven games like Mansions of Madness, and campaign games like Legacy of Dragonholt. SHOW NOTES 1m27s: Brown College 3m22s: Robo Rally 3m50s: Colt Express 5m53s: Magic Maze 8m18s: The Mind 12m26s: Ra, Medici 35m49s: Betrayal Legacy 42m00s: "FFG" refers to Fantasy Flight Games, where Nikki worked for several years. 43m07s: XCOM: The Board Game 52m24s: Here's a compilation video of cats riding Roombas...
About this time every year, Amazon announces a slew of new products. Some of them are fairly normal: new Echo devices, smart screens, video doorbells. But sometimes the company will roll out something truly bonkers, like a flying home security drone or a Roomba-like robot with an extending periscope camera that wheels around your house. Outlandish or otherwise, the company's output offers a look at where it's headed. And this year, Amazon seems increasingly intent on becoming a home security company. This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED senior associate reviews editor Adrienne So joins us to talk about Amazon's deluge of new products, including that absurd Astro robot. Show Notes: Read Lauren's story about Amazon's Astro robot. Check out everything Amazon announced at its September event. If for some reason you want to buy Amazon's Ring home drone, you'll have to get on the invite list. Here's Adrienne's story about the Amazon Halo fitness tracker that listens to your tone of speech. And here's Lauren's review of the Amazon Dash shelf. Also read Engadget's story about how Amazon is turning into a security company. Recommendations: Adrienne recommends the Back Bay Tempo 30 earbuds. Mike recommends the “Folk Fabrique” playlist on Spotify. Lauren recommends Anne Helen Petersen's column “The Counterintuitive Mechanics of Peloton Addiction” from her Substack newsletter, Culture Study. Adrienne So can be found on Twitter @adriennemso. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys. If you have feedback about the show, or just want to enter to win a $50 gift card, take our brief listener survey here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abhay Venkatesh is a Software Engineer at Anduril Industries where he focuses on infrastructure and platform engineering. Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google PodcastsWe focus this episode on drone engineering - exploring the theme of “If I wanted to start my own technology project/company that manages drones, what technology bits would I need to know?” We discuss the commoditization of drone hardware, the perception stack, testing and release cycles, simulation software, software invariants, defensive software architecture, and wrap up with discussing the business models behind hardware companies.Highlights1:56 - Are we getting robot cleaners (other than Roomba) anytime soon?5:00 - What should I do if I want to build a technology project/company that leverages drones? Where should I be innovating?7:30 - What does the perception stack for a drone look like?13:30 - Are drones/robots still programmed in C++? How is Rust looked at in their world?18:30 - What does software development look like for a company that deploys software on drones? What are the testing/release processes like?20:30 - How are simulations used? Can game engines be used for simulations to test drones? Interestingly - since neural networks perceive objects and images very differently from how brains do it, adapting drone perception to work on a game engine is actually really hard.26:30 - Drone programming can be similar to client-side app development. But you have to write your own app store/auto-update infrastructure. Testing new releases manually is the largest bottleneck in releases.30:00 - Defensive programming for drones - how do you ensure safety? What is the base safety layer that needs to be built for a drone? “Return to Base” logic - often separated out into a different CPU.33:00 - How do hardware businesses look different from traditional SaaS businesses? 38:00 - What are some interesting trends in hardware that Abhay is excited about? Get on the email list at www.softwareatscale.dev
Tesla launched full self-driving mode for its cars, but the problem is the speed limit (there isn't one). Aurora Cannabis's stock has fallen 95% from its all-time high because it's one vice different from the others. And Zillow's been buying up 1,000 American homes every month… and then a viral TikTok video happened. $Z $ACB $TSL Got a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @JackKramer @NickOfNewYork Want a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Got a SnackFact for the pod? We got a form for that too: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe64VKtvMNDPGSncHDRF07W34cPMDO3N8Y4DpmNP_kweC58tw/viewform Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Our monthly Q&A episode is all over the place in September, addressing such wide-ranging subjects as the fastest Internet we've ever used, surviving bear attacks, why they're so stingy with the USB-C ports, when exactly the week begins and ends, and a housewares block including electric kettles, cleaning bathrooms, letting go of boxes, and a debate about that age old matchup, oatmeal versus grits. Thanks to everyone who wrote in!Support the Pod! Contribute to the Tech Pod Patreon and get access to our booming Discord, your name in the credits, and other great benefits! You can support the show at: https://patreon.com/techpod
Bomani Jones shares his reactions to Lamar Jackson leading the Ravens to victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on SNF (1:37), as well as Deshaun Watson's continued unexplained absence for the Texans (14:10). Plus, an IYHH including rapper Nicki Minaj's claims about her cousin's friend's swollen testicles in Trinidad (23:32) and your voicemails from the worst instances of “hearsay” you've ever witnessed (43:10). Although, it ended up really just being the wildest lies! IYHH Stories @dalvin_brown says Roomba's AI may avoid dog feces now, but data security issues persist: https://wapo.st/3AtEbPl A study conducted by The University of Michigan finds U.S. college students hit 40-year high for marijuana use: https://bit.ly/3nR7at1 @EOckerman: No, Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend doesn't have swollen testicles from the COVID vaccine, says the Trinidad and Tobago health minister: https://bit.ly/39rHsCM
In the last couple of years there has been a tremendous amount of hype for machine learning and artificial intelligence as a way to improve the world. Plenty of companies have tried to implement ML/AI to generate more revenue or improve their products, often with mixed success. However, I recently saw a place where I think AI might shine. I've never owned a Roomba or any robot vacuum, and I've never encountered a poopocalypse scenario. I do have a cat that is an avid hunter, so I certainly could envision something similar with a carcass in the house, but apparently, some owners of these vacuums have had a very messy experience when they pet has an accident and the robot vacuum attempts to clean the floor. Read the rest of A Great Use for AI
We kick the episode off with 'Of the Weeks' including "If I can't have it no one can moment of the week and repeat heaters such as "Bossman of the week" and "If you want something done right, you do it yourself moment of the week". We then move into Backpage News, your source for the hottest and weirdest stories coming predominantly out of the American south with headlines such as, "New Roomba promises "poopocalypse" stories are a thing of the past", "Naked woman drove golf cart through armed standoff in Dunedin", "Kentucky man accused of firing shots out of hotel window, says he was shooting at aliens" and lastly, "Florida Mom helped son beat up a kid". In sports we talk about the true America couple that saved a cat from falling to its death at a football game with their trusty American flag and our fantasy football highs.
More vaccine mandates are coming to workplaces and offices including one from the Biden administration on companies with more than 100 employees. For now, many places are just operating on the honor system where health information is given voluntarily, but some employees feel nervous because they are not sure if everyone is following the rules. Ray Smith, lifestyle reporter at the WSJ, joins us for how businesses are handling mandates so far. Next, a new study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse says that college students are smoking marijuana and using psychedelic drugs at record levels, but binge drinking less. How this relates to the pandemic is unclear, but tracks as larger parties and gatherings were mostly shut down last year. María Luisa Paúl, reporter at the Washington Post, joins us for more. Finally, the latest Roomba vacuum is packed with new artificial intelligence and cameras that can detect dog poop, snap a picture and send it straight to your phone. The latest improvements can make it much more effective at cleaning your floors, but it does come at a cost of more or your personal data in the form of pictures and other details of your house. Dalvin Brown, innovations reporter at the Washington Post, joins us for how some of these new features concern privacy experts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dale and Scott are talking about Britney's new freedom ring; a Bob Ross controversy; the California political shit-show; no one will stop placing bets on the next James Bond; Bill Maher, Pat Sajak, and Vanna White will continue; Roomba can now detect poop; a woman calls in a bomb threat in order to catch her plane; you can go to a real Queen's Ball as seen on “Bridgerton;” and, lots more pop culture silliness.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand begin the third hour with calls on the Patriots defense, Tua Tagovolia making Mac Jones look better, and Jones' arm strength. (9:17) More calls come in on yesterday's loss to the Dolphins and the outlook of the Patriots are starting the season 0-1. (19:36) Chase Winovich joins Zolak & Bertrand to discuss the Patriots loss against the Dolphins yesterday, why he supports Portsmouth, New Hampshire so much, and selling his Roomba. (33:01) The guys react to the top highlights and soundbites from Week 1 in the NFL with this edition of “Sounds of Sunday”.
This episode will be the first Strange Shorts that is released on the free platform. We will only be releasing these eps on Sandu Stories Week, each month! (For Patrons, Strange Shorts will still be a weekly event, that Andy will be involved in, moving forward, and will still be released every Monday on Patreon. Thank y'all so much for your support!) Andy joins me as we discuss Dylan Roof, Roombas that won't run over dog poop, and a lady that ruined a standoff in true Florida fashion.
And we're back! The Notes: Reminder that Nelson is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Robot Corps! Robot rights and an end to robot racism! How much do Roombas cost!? Aunt Sandy's still got the one eye! Don't mention the finger! Athiests can talk to the robots without souls! What side will Nelson fight for in the impending robot wars!? Some stuff to watch, some of which is dystopian! Date night at Applebee's! What are they trying to hide!? Contact Us! Follow Us! Love Us! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter & Instagram: @doubledeucepod Facebook: www.facebook.com/DoubleDeucePod/ Also, please subscribe/rate/review/share us! We're on iTunes, Android, Libsyn, Stitcher, Google, Spotify, Radio.com, RadioPublic, pretty much anywhere they got podcasts, you can find the Deuce! Podcast logo art by Jason Keezer! Find his art online at Keezograms! Intro & Outro featuring Rob Schulte! Check out his podcasts at Pink Jeans! Brought to you in part by sponsorship from Courtney Shipley, the foul cur Applebee's, and listeners like you! Patreon launching soon! Check out the Lawrence Times's 785 Collective at https://lawrencekstimes.com/785collective/ for a list of local LFK podcasts including this one!
Brandon is hurting (his neck AND his back) and Kelly wonders why some men are such babies. The first thing Brandon sees when he picks up his phone? Kelly's in the market for an Alpaca. Judge in KY rejects divorce and tells couple to work it out? Brandon wonders what is on Kelly's workout music play list. Brandon finds his favorite toy from childhood. 20 Year Anniversary of 9-11. Roombas can now sense dog poop! A-STATE home game vs. Memphis.
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Poop lovers beware, the new Roomba is here! With new technology, the all-new Roomba now avoids poop. The gang reacts and gives their vacuum cleaner horror stories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Devindra and Cherlynn chat with Wired Reviews Editor Julian Chokkattu about Apple's upcoming launch event on September 14th. What will the next iPhone be called, and what new features will it bring? We'll bring down everything we know so far, along with other new hardware to expect from Apple. Also, Devindra and Engadget Senior Editor Karissa Bell chat about Facebook's first smart glasses, the Ray-Ban Stories. Are we ready for a world where everyone has cameras on their faces? Probably not! Expectations for the September 14 Apple event: iPhone 13(?) – 1:19 Could we see a new basic iPad? – 21:29 Updates with Apple Watch Series 7 – 27:43 Breaking: Hands on with Facebook's smart glasses from Ray-Ban – 38:47 The Matrix Resurrections trailer looks great – 53:13 The new Roomba will detect pet poop – 57:56 Working on – 1:01:46 Picks – 1:04:54
On Smart Tech Today, Matthew Cassinelli and Mikah Sargent discuss the new iRobot Roomba j7+, a robotic vacuum that can identify — and avoid — pet waste. Full episode at twit.tv/stt95 Hosts: Matthew Cassinelli and Mikah Sargent You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/
Ray-Ban Stories, Amazon's new TVs, Roomba's poo update Facebook's Ray-Ban Stories make the case for smart glasses Amazon is officially making its own smart TVs Luna's Couch feature enables co-op play even if your friends aren't subscribers Flic Twist is Coming Fi Series 2 smart collar review: Peace of mind for an active dog and its busy human Hiro revamps home insurance for smart homeowners New iRobot Roomba j7+ can dodge pet poo Sony HT-A5000 soundbar goes vertical for true surround sound Logitech's Logi Dock is an all-in-one conferencing and USB-C dock solution Microsoft Teams is getting more hybrid work improvements and Apple CarPlay support Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with AirPlay 2 & Dolby Atmos now available Control Meross' affordable new Wi-Fi air purifier with HomeKit How I saved money on HomeKit smart bulbs with Philips Wiz and a Raspberry Pi Aqara Hub M2 review: An affordable way to add HomeKit sensors to your home Thinka launches the first certified HomeKit controller for Z-Wave The Rayz Rally Pro is the first "Designed for Google Meet" device Google Home adds 'Air Quality' setting for Nest Hub AQI Google investigating Lenovo smart display software issues Google Photos Expands Print Service with More Sizes, Unlimited Volumes Google Assistant rolling out a new trigger that starts routines when dismissing an alarm Picks of the week Matthew: TOLOCO Massage Gun Mikah: Awair Element Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/95 Sponsors: Command Line Heroes - STT hover.com/twit
Facebook announces new smart glasses called Ray-Ban Stories, iRobot announces the Roomba j7+ robot vacuum featuring built-in machine vision, BMW showed off two e-bike concepts, the I Vision AMBY and Motorrad Vision AMBY and Amazon released its own house-brand TVs running it’s FireOS smart TV system. Starring Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Amos, Joe MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org Follow us on Twitter Instgram YouTube and Twitch Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or to give as little as 10 cents a day on Patreon, Thank you! Become a Patron! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to our mods Jack_Shid and KAPT_Kipper on the subreddit Send to email to email@example.com Show Notes To read the show notes in a separate page click here!
Facebook announces new smart glasses called Ray-Ban Stories, iRobot announces the Roomba j7+ robot vacuum featuring built-in machine vision, BMW showed off two e-bike concepts, the I Vision AMBY and Motorrad Vision AMBY and Amazon released its own house-brand TVs running it's FireOS smart TV system.Starring Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Why the new abortion law in Texas has so far managed to avoid being shut down by the courts. Then, a different way to calculate age that's a more accurate way to assess a person's health. And, teamwork is an inevitable part of life, so how can you turn a dysfunctional team into a success? Also, on today's show: why an alpaca is at the center of the bovine tuberculosis crisis in the UK; the trouble with lionfish and how the Roomba inspired a design for a lionfish-catching robot. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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One minute Health update On the Needles:(0:45) Genevieve worked on Jasmin's Theano test knit Jasmin FINISHED! her Theano test knit Gigi cast on a pair of autopilot socks for Jasmin Gigi Genevieve wound Subito Farms, Estabrook in "Marigold" Genevieve wound Tess Yarns,Kitten,Sliver Gigi is working on the Bramwell shawl out of Tess Yarns Kitten for Grandma Naheed Jasmin is making good progress on the Pyramis test knit for Ainur Berkambayeva Jasmin changed the collar on the Cabled Raglan pullover for Dr Gemma Genevieve worked on her hat Gigi cast on another Musselberg hat by Ysolda out of Oink Pigments Ladybug Love Jasmin is test knitting the Ursa Canis Dog sweater by Jacqueline Cieslak for Han in Little Skein Targhee Sweater "Juniper" In Stitches:(15:18) Genevieve wore her Gryffindor Hat, her Hearthstone, her Manos Sweater, her Water's Edge cardigan(our of Abstrct Fibers Perfect red), her Sweet Im-peach-ment Hat, her scarf she made herself, her Barberry Sweater, and her Anna Cardigan Gigi snuggled under the Halloween quilt, and the KAL King quilt Jasmin wore her Odds and ends cardigan and her Bandit cardigan Events:(19:20) Stash Dash is over! Knitgirllls are giving away prizes Jasmin has posted her Stash Dash spreadsheet here Bay Area Fiber Fair - JUNE 25 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 RHINEBECK! October 16-17 2021, and Indie Untangled ! Mother Knows Best:(24:17) When you get it done, is when you get it done! Purloined From Sheepspot When Knitting Attacks(28:33) Jasmin neglected to add the bust darts to her Pyramis. Rrrrrip Gigi is foiled by a model, the Roomba, and not using the KnitCompanion app. Straw into Gold(37:41) Finished plying the Lisa Souza Ultrafine Australian Merino Roving (Emerald city) , for the INCREDIBLES set of family sweaters Finished plying the white Sue Reuser cormo (“Farrah”) Genevieve wound Skeins of finished Sue Reuser cormo 3ply and 4ply (4 skeins wound,3 left to wind) Genevieve counted yardage for her mom's Liza Souza, Australian Superfine Merino, 4ply,in Emerald City(four skeins) (total yardage for this is 1,386 (not multiplied by 5 yet)) Genevieve practiced winding bobbins Knits in Space:(43:03) Visit with Dr Gemma Wollkanal. Frieda und Laura, Saga of about 300kg colored wool, Röhnschaf, And Sew On: (42:55) Trouser Drafting class at Cañada College started. Jasmin measured Mood mystery box! Gigi need s to consult Fabric for Fashion The Swatch Book, so she can figure out what they got Jamin installed a nose wire for Dr Gemma's mask
Frank and Tim return to discuss Kara's return, Andrea Rojas's tactics, and a sorry excuse for a Roomba. SUPER FRIENDS REUNITED! – As Supergirl and Zor-El make their return to National City, they are determined to keep the Phantom Zone behind them and enjoy being superheroes together. Unfortunately, their overzealous efforts backfire, creating a whole new threat to National City.
Comic Robby Hoffman joins Jared in the Luxury Lounge this week to hear your complaints about dating a cheap guy with money, farting on leather seats, Roomba's not working correctly, subtitles not looking right, people playing loud music on the beach, dishwasher anxiety, and wanting friends to make more money. Check it out and Enjoy!Stream Jared's new album 'Always A Momma Bear' here: https://orcd.co/vcn-jaredfreid-mommabearSponsored By: Rothy's (rothys.com/jtrain) & Ritual (ritual.com/jtrain)Subscribe to the JTrain Patreon now at www.patreon.com/jaredfreidinstagram.com/jaredfreid // // instagram.com/robbyhoffman // instagram.com/classicshelbSubscribe to The JTrain Podcast on Apple Podcasts: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/By: Jared Freid