Meetings are easy with Meeting Owl. Tell us which gadgets you liked the most.
Meetings are easy with Meeting Owl. Tell us which gadgets you liked the most.
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– You know what’s great? – What’s great, Matt? – Technology.
– Nah, it’s terrible. – Terrible, but I mean, that’s kinda how you
built your entire career. – Stone Ages is where it’s at. Polio, man, big fan. – Speaking of the Stone Ages, did you know that a lot of the technology that you are using is actually
way older than you think? – No, I didn’t know that. So, what exactly is the plan today? You said that there’s
a game of some variety. – Yes, I’m gonna give you
some pieces of technology that are super common today that you probably think
are maybe 10 years old. – But I’m going to be
mistaken, is my guess. – And, for every time you are mistaken, Ken gets an additional $500. – 500, wait, no no. – For the Mystery Tech budget.
– Why 500? How many questions are there? – There are three. – $500?
– Yes. – But you’re just gonna
throw trick questions at me ’cause you just want a
better Mystery Tech budget. – [Ken] I mean, thank you? (Matt and Austin laughing) – All right, so the
way I have it laid out, I’m gonna give you three
pieces of technology and you’ll have multiple choice. You have to pick the decade that this piece of
technology was invented. – So, do I get a shenanigans vote if you try to say that
something is wildly off or I don’t agree with it? Is there some–
– No, because I, no. No, because I’m the mediator, I’m the one who’s done the research. – Well what if you’re wrong, Matt? You’re just trying to say, “Oh, I’m the mediator, I’m
the boss, I’m the judge, “I’m the jury, and I’m the executioner.” – [Matt] Yeah, that’s pretty
much exactly what I’m saying. – But I’m the one who has to pay for the Mystery Tech budget. – Yeah, that’s why it’s
fun for us and not for you. And so, I’ve, like a good
host, set Austin up to fail. – All right, so let’s play
whatever this game is called, starting with question number one. – When do you think in-car
navigation first was a thing? – Can I get some more
specificity on the question? Are we saying GPS navigation? Are we saying grandma with a map in the back seat navigation? What do you mean by that? – Something that’s
built into your vehicle. Is it A, the 1990s, B,
the 1930s, C, the 1910s, or D, the 19… – (laughs) You don’t
even have it memorized. – [Matt] ’60s?
(bell dings) – Okay, well I’m gonna
guess it’s not the ’60s since you forgot that one. Or no, maybe it is the 1960s. I’m just trying to play
mind games right now. – I just couldn’t remember which one I actually already said.
– Oh, okay. I’m gonna say the ’10s are
probably out because basically, no one had cars back then. My inclination is to say the 1960s because that was an era in which there was a lot of really weird mechanical stuff, like all kinds of things in cars where we have a lot of
the modern conveniences, but it was done in a very
old school way of ratchets, and clanks, and I actually don’t know what I’m talking about, but there’s a lot of weird stuff there. However, I think that
you’re about to pull out something really weird. I’m gonna guess the 1930s, final answer. – Final answer is 1930s?
– Yeah. – You are actually correct.
– Yes! – I am really upset by this. 1930s is the one I thought you might get because you’re a car guy. So, these numbers were
not just random numbers I threw at a dart board. In 1910, they did actually
have an integrated system. The Baldwin Auto Guide, which
was based off of Kodak film, and it attached to the steering column, and it was a map inside with
directions to different things. – Whoa!
– So, you turned left, you had to turn the directions then. So, the 1930s was from an Italian company. – Oh, that looks real. – It is real. (Austin laughs) It was the Iter Avto. And so, it would have
– What? – the map here, and as you’re going, it included some gas stations, some restaurants, some hotels. You got Ken’s Hotel, you got
Austin’s Barbecue, Jimmy’s Gas. You loaded these guys
up in this cartridge, but it connected to the speedometer, and it would scroll
proportionately as you’re driving. – What I love about this era is that before there was digital anything, you had to be so old school mechanical, and there was so many
weird, so many interesting, so many ingenious approaches to delivering this kind of tech, because you couldn’t
just throw in a screen and a chip or whatever, you had to actually develop
the pieces of paper, and the winding mechanism,
and the cartridges. It is so cool, but the most
important thing is, I was right. – I’m impressed that
you got the first one. – I’m not gonna get cocky
here, but I’m feeling good. – You do, generally, get really cocky.
– I do. You know that about me, which is, I think, part of the reason why you’re gonna try to trick me with these things. You’re gonna make
something really obvious, and I’m gonna be glued to it. See, I remember when we did
the hidden camera thing, and you tricked me like that. I can learn. – So, Spotify, you’d say is,
oh, 2011 is when it started, but when do you think streaming music actually became a thing? – Okay, I’m gonna need way
more specificity on this one. When you say streaming music,
we’re not talking a radio. – No, well, I’m gonna say
music that you don’t own, that you don’t have physically,
that you hear on demand. – So, if I wanna listen
to my Justin Bieber song, I can use this service,
in whatever decade it is, to listen to that song
pretty much instantly. – Not quite that cut and dry, but yes. – There’s no physical media
involved though, right? It’s not a mail service where they’re sending
me records or something. – Correct, it’s not a mail service. So is it A, 1900s, B, 1980s,
C, 1880s, or D, 1920s? – Okay, it’s not the 1980s because knowing the way that
you’re doing research on this, it’s not gonna be something normal. It’s gonna be something weird. It’s gonna be like you get it through the telegraph or something. You hook up your telegraph
machine and it goes like, ♪ Click, click, click, click, click ♪ ♪ Click, click, click, click, click ♪ ♪ Click, click, click, click ♪ – Are you saying they streamed
Morse code to you in music? – Yes, I wouldn’t put it past you to pull something like that, so I’m gonna throw 1980s out.
– Okay. The 1880s feels too old, because the fact that you
could even record music was something that if I recall right, only really became particularly
popular and relevant in that sort of decade. Well, I guess the mid 1880s
or so, something like that. It wasn’t very common to record music. It’s possible, but recording and streaming feels like a little bit much. So, through my powers of deduction, I’m going to guess either
the 1900s or the 1920s. I’m going to guess the
1900s, final answer. – No!
– Did I get it right? – No!
– Yes, I got it right? – Yes.
– Yes! – [Matt] You’re two for
two, I’m disappointed. – Wait, can you explain to me, what exactly could you
do in the 19 whatevers. – So, you were wrong about the 1880s. So, the device that this guy built, he started designing it in the 1880s and started building it in the late 1890s, and then finished in, I
think, 1902, sorry, 1901. – Okay, just in sight. – And it was Thaddeus Cahill – That’s a great name
– who built the, I can’t even pronounce it, it’s just one of these old-timey
words, the telharmonium. – The telharmonium?
– T-E-L harmonium. – Thanks for spelling it for me. – Yeah.
– What exactly did this thing do? – So, the telharmonium was an organ that converted the music
into electrical signals, and then those electrical signals go through wires and
everything into a paper cone, so one of the first loudspeakers. And then that loudspeaker, basically, was playing into a telephone, and that was being
broadcasted, technically, even though it’s all just
one big telephone system, to restaurants, and hotels, and
even homes around Manhattan. The organ itself was in the
main area of a concert hall, and then the actual device itself, and there’s the organ right there. So it was a 150 key organ. Now, you could actually call in and request songs to be played. The reason this didn’t take off. – (laughs) Oh, okay, go ahead. – Again, this is super groundbreaking. – Groundbreaking ’cause
it weighs 800 tons. – It literally was groundbreaking. It took up the entire basement of this, – (laughs) Yeah.
– of this concert hall. And this was before electrical
vacuum tubes were invented, so they used these massive
electrical dynamos, which required about the equivalent power of an entire home to run per hour. – All right.
– Next item. – I’m hoping to stump you with this one. – This is the third and final question. What’s your confidence
level right now, Matt? Do you think you’re gonna stump me, or am I gonna go three for three? – I think I am gonna stump you. – Shoot your shot, my friend. I’m feeling pretty confident right now. – When do you think downloading games? – Oh, Matthew Ansini, this is a topic I know a
thing or two about, go ahead. – [Matt] When do you
think downloading games was first invented? Was it A, 1960s, 1970s,
1980s, or the 1990s. – Okay, so I know that both the Genesis, as well as, I believe, the Super Nintendo had a modem component where you actually, specifically in Japan, you
could download games to them, and I believe that was either
late ’80s or early ’90s, but I’m assuming we’re
talking older than that. I’m throwing out 1990s for sure, and I’m still gonna throw out 1960s. You might throw me a
curveball with some weird, old military program that
they downloaded or something. I don’t think so. – WarGames, it’s a great movie. – I feel pretty confident that
there was some weird thing in the ’80s that you
could stream games from. I’m gonna say the 1970s. Ah, oh!
– You’re wrong! – [Ken] Yes.
– When was it? – You talked yourself out of it. It was in the 1980s.
– Really? (Austin groans) But I thought that the… – 1981, the Mattel Intellivision. – [Austin] It was the Intellivision, it was ’81?
– ’81. – I thought the
Intellivision was like ’79. – [Matt] Maybe in development. – No, man I was so close!
(Matt laughs) It was the one I should have known! Wait, so it was, yeah, it was some attachment for
the Intellivision, right? – It was the PlayCable,
and it wasn’t a modem, it was a cartridge that
you rented from Mattel. It was $12 a month, so half
the cost of a regular game, and it plugged in via coax cable. – Oh, okay.
– Not a modem. – Yup, yup.
– And you could, in theory, download any of
their games to the cartridge. Now, it was a super cool concept, because you had access
to their major titles, like Frogger, and Pitfall, and I can’t believe that those are, I’m saying those are A-list titles. It was significantly cheaper, and basically you just
rewrote over the cartridge every time you download the game. They even got Mickey Mantle to come on and do a whole series of commercials. – The Intellivision was big. – Yeah, it was huge. – This is a really well thought-out game. I’m still happy with two out of three, especially considering
that two out of three were definitely guesses, and only one of them I felt confident in, and I was wrong about that
one, so congratulations. – So, what I figured out for next time is I need to make these way harder, – No, no, no, no, it’s fine.
– and pinpoint the year – No, how dare you?
– instead of the decade. How dare you? I’m never gonna get the, it’s just gonna be a
one out of four chance, ’cause I’m just gonna guess. The decade is the way we should this. – Okay, so if you have a challenge you think I should issue Austin, let me know in the comments. And I’m gonna say well done.
– Thank you. – And I’m looking forward to this extra $500 for Mystery Tech. – Look, it could have
been a whole lot worse, a whole lot worse. – It will be next time.
Aikoper Space Heater For better health and well being.
– Hey guys, this is Austin. And today it’s time for the best of CES. First we have the Royole FlexPai. This is the first commercially available foldable smart phone, so you actually can buy
one of these right now, and the entire thing is built around a super thin OLED panel, so the actual display itself is a 7.8 inch OLED with a 1920 by 1440 resolution. It’s not exactly the sharpest or the crispiest thing in the world, but considering that
it is a flexible phone, I can give it just a little bit of props there for, you
know, actually working. Even though the display is so thin, it actually feels reasonably sturdy. A big part of that is that the hinge actually does have a
lot of strength to it, and on top of that it does have magnets so when you close up the phone, it does stay flat. Now it does actually kind
of fit in the pocket, although just like the Surface Book, it doesn’t actually go completely flat. You do have a little bit of a book shape. What’s cool about this is this is actually on sale right now. Now at $1,300, probably not a lot of people are on board, but it is really cool to see something like this, which even though it’s in a little bit of a rough state right now, it’s actually coming out. I feel like this in a couple years is going to be super cool. Uh, RED Hydrogen. – [Ken] Really? – Yeah. – [Ken] Are you sure? – Yeah, look. It’s cool. The main issue is is that it doesn’t quite have that level of polish, right? The hardware is decent, but especially the software has a lot of bugs, and of course it’s an early unit, but this is something
that’s shipping right now. It tries to detect sort of if I’m using it from
one side or the other, but in my experience, it just wasn’t particularly smooth or worked well. Next up is the Honor View 20. Now this bypasses the standard notch of 2018, or what is known as a hole punch display. The front facing camera is literally right in
the middle of the screen. Or well I guess in the
corner of the screen. Personally, I don’t really mind notches all that much, unless it’s something like the Pixel 3XL, but I will say that something like the OnePlus XT is probably closer to what a lot of
people will appreciate. Now this does have a little bit of a cutout, which means stuff like the status bar does
come down a little bit, so in reality it’s actually not a huge difference than having a notch, but you still get to
get rid of the bezels, as far as watching video content, it’s not quite as much of an obstruction. There’s a lot more going for the View 20 than
just the display though. First of all, it has a really cool laser edged finish on the back, which I personally think looks cool, and on top of that, it
has some serious specs. Around back, you have
a 48 megapixel camera, and that is augmented by a 24 megapixel camera up front. That my friends is a lot of pixels. So if it is in the same
500 dollar price range as its predecessor,
you’re getting a lot here. 4000 milliamp hour battery. You got that Kirin 980, and the headphone jack. No, when you talk about CES, especially this year, there are so many displays, so first of all we took a look at some of the stuff that LG has cooking up. So not only do they have a fully rollable OLED, so when you’re not using it, it can just disappear, and on top of that, they have a killer
looking 88 inch 8K OLED. What’s also impressive
is the Samsung QLED 8K. So 8K is actually a little bit of a buzzy thing this year at CES. There’s quite a few TVs around, and the Samsung one is
seriously impressive. It is a massive 98 inches. Even if you look past the size, what you’re getting is such a bright and clear picture. The dynamic range, in especially some of
the really bright areas, was super, super impressive. I’ve gotta say, I’ve seen a lot of really cool TVs here at CES, but some of these 8K units from both LG as well as Samsung are way, way better than I expected. Last year, Samsung showed off the Wall, the first foray into micro LED, but this year it’s pretty much ready for prime time. All it is is a series of panels that you can put together, and what’s really nice about this is it does give you a lot of flexibility. So yes, it’s not quite as nice looking as something like that 8K QLED, but especially when you have a giant, giant display of them, it looks really impressive. Now if you haven’t had enough of 8K yet, well how about a camera to shoot it that doesn’t cost $50,000? Well that’s what Sharp has. So this is a mirrorless camera that has a micro four thirds sensor. Definitely a little bit on the small side, but the idea here is that for less than $5,000, you have a consumer-ish camera that can shoot that full 8K video. Now Sharp says that it will be able to do this onto an SD card, so if you wanna light your SD card on fire with 8K footage, I guess that’ll be nice, but the important thing about this is that it is still slightly a concept. They’ll be showing a more final version a little bit later in the year, but this is something that should be on sale this year. My main concern though
is that because it has that micro four thirds sensor, what kind of lenses are
you going to be able to put on it that will be able to resolve full 8K detail? I mean that’s something like well north of 30 megapixels. And that’s a lot. That’s sharp, so, oh I said sharp. Oh, sorry. Next up, NVIDIA has the BFGD Omen Emperium X 65. It stands for big format, okay? It stands for big format gaming display. Get your minds out of the gutter. Now when you’re talking about specs, this thing has it all. 65 inch HDR display. It’s a full 4K. It runs at 144 hertz. It has G-Sync, and it costs $5,000. So it’s a cool idea, and essentially this is a giant gaming TV, which is a little bit
more on the monitor side. It does have an NVIDIA SHIELD built in, but I mean if you really want the ultimate gaming display,
this is probably it. Or you could buy a car. Coming back down to earth, we have the Samsung Space Monitor. Now there are two sizes, a 27 inch 1440p, as well as a 32 inch 4K, but what’s really cool about these is not necessarily the
displays but the stands. So what’s cool about it is that it’s super flexible. You can drop it all the way down. You can pull it forward. You can push it back. There’s a lot of flexibility here, which is nice to see. Monitors have been kind of boring lately. The Space Monitor is actually available on Amazon right now for pre order. I’ll have a link in the description, but what is not available just yet is the Razor Raptor. Now we did cover this in our Razor video, but essentially to catch you up, this is a 27 inch 1440p high refresh rate FreeSync display, with a really cool stand and some interesting functions, but it’s also 700 dollars, so yeah. LG also had a brand new
ultra light monitor, with a massive 49 inch size. Now the name of it is the LG 49WL95C 49
inch Ultra Wide monitor. (exhales) What’s cool about this though is it is not only a giant, giant screen, but importantly it’s basically a pair of 2560 by 1440p monitors stuck together. So with a 5K by 1440 resolution, this is going to be awesome for gaming. It’s not going to be out just quite yet, but you better believe I’m gonna get my hands on one to take a video of. NVIDIA took CES as a great opportunity to finally announce RTX for laptops, so there are a few options right now. There’s RTX 2080, 2070, as well as 2060, as well as the various Max-Q implementations, and there are a ton of laptops that are updated at the show. If it’s time for you to maybe consider upgrading a gaming laptop, this is probably a really good time to do so. There are way too many designs for me to go over in one video, but some of my highlights were definitely the Razor Blade, which can go all the way up to a 2080 Max-Q. Also side note, the Razor Blade is getting a full 240
hertz display option soon as well as a 4K OLED touch screen. I’m excited about that. But on top of that, Asus showed off the ridiculous ROG Mothership concept. I say concept, but this
is actually something that will be shipping very shortly in the next few months. What you’re getting here is essentially the ultimate gaming grade Surface Pro, so it has a kickstand. It has a keyboard which pops out and is detachable. But inside it has the specs of the most ridiculous, over the top gaming laptop you can imagine. There’s a lot more graphics action than that, though. So on top of the RTX 2060, which is finally on sale. $350 is a little bit expensive, but it is roughly equivalent to something like a 1070 Ti, and on top of that, AMD surprised everyone with the announcement of Radeon 7. Now this is essentially
an upgraded version of the current Vega architecture on a 7-nanometer process, and at $700, it is
meant to go head to head with that RTX 2080, so we’ll see exactly how it performs when it comes out early next month, but it is really cool to see all of this momentum. It was a little bit of a, not gonna say boring year last year, for the most part, but it’s nice to see all of these different graphics cards and all of these different options showing up in the market. It is a good thing for everyone. Third generation Ryzen
also made an appearance, so that brings a lot of power into a 7-nanometer process. It should be roughly equivalent to a Core i9 with less power, which is exciting, and on top of that, Digital Storm had one of the smallest gaming computers I have ever seen. I mean I guess there’s like laptops and stuff, but. Oh hi. – What’s up? Is that you? – That is definitely me. – This guy’s a legend right here. Keep doing what you’re doing. – Excellent, thank you.