On episode 91 of Digital Trends Live, DT’s live morning show, hosts Greg Nibler and Parker Hall explored the biggest news stories of the day and spoke to some interesting guests.On the docket for this presentation: Google debuted its video game streaming service, Stadia; Apple is giving the AirPods a design upgrade (but it might not be enough to catch our interest); and Instagram is rolling out an ecommerce feature, allowing users to buy products within the app.Later in the show, editor-in-chief Jeremy Kaplan spoke to Sam Foos of bicycle company Trek.Foos came by the studio to talk about the company’s new invention, the WaveCel helmet, which the company claims is 48 times more effective than a typical bike helmet.Back in the Portland studio, computing editor Luke Larsen rolled into the studio to unbox the new Alienware Area-51m gaming laptop, a mighty beast of a laptop that bucks the recent trend of slimming down.Within that big, beefy frame is a lot of processing power.
On Tuesday’s episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Adrien Warner discussed trending tech news, from the latest rumors about Google’s keynote at the Game Developers Conference to MySpace losing more than 50 millions songs due to a server failure.We were joined by Spencer Gerrol, founder and CEO of Spark Neuro, a neuroanalytics company that’s applying neuroscience to marketing and entertainment.We also welcomed Arthur Orduna, chief innovation officer of the Avis Budget Group, to the show to talk about how Avis is digitizing businesses.Kim Wetzel, Digital Trends’ Smart Home editor, also stopped by the studio to discuss the differences between the Amazon Echo Dot and the Google Home Mini, including the voice assistant, appearance, and overall quality of both smart home devices.Digital Trends Live airs at 9 a.m. PT from Monday through Friday, with highlights available on demand after the stream ends.For more information, check out the DT Live homepage and be sure to watch live for the chance to win occasional prizes.
On Friday’s episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler and Adrien Warner discussed a number of trending tech topics, including the unveiling of the Tesla Model Y crossover, Google’s keynote at the Game Developers Conference, and new Nuro delivery robots.We were also joined by Shira Lazar, co-founder and host of What’s Trending, to discuss her latest show and South By Southwest appearance.Andrew Rossow, an attorney and cybersecurity expert, also stopped by the show to talk about practicing good digital hygiene in the age of online trolling and cyberbullying.Ryan Waniata, DT’s A/V and Entertainment section editor, also came by our Portland studio to talk about Laika Studios’ latest stop-motion animal film, Missing Link, and how the company’s use of replacement animation and 3D-printed faces makes for more realistic and expressive movies.Digital Trends Live airs at 9 a.m. PT from Monday through Friday, with highlights available on demand after the stream ends.For more information, check out the DT Live homepage and be sure to watch live for the chance to win occasional prizes.
On episode 88 of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Drew Prindle ventured into the world of tech news in search for the biggest stories.The topics on today’s episode include Apple’s surprising reveals of a new iPad Air and iPad Mini, the New York Times report on Apple’s upcoming TV service, and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo getting some assistance from robots.Later in the show, they spoke with Michael Holton, television studio analyst for the Portland Trail Blazers.The subject of the day was March Madness, the tournament that caps off the college basketball season.Holton talked about his own experience playing in the tournament, the factors he looks at when making his bracket predictions, and the rise of artificial intelligence programs that predict the tournament results with startling accuracy.
On Thursday’s episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Chris DeGraw discussed trending tech news like Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao breaking a Guinness World Record by calculating 31.4 trillion digits of pi, and the Great Facebook and Instagram Outage of 2019.We were also joined by Jake Chamseddine, a photographer and member of the Sony Alpha Collective, who has documented the lives of musical artists such as Lorde, Galantis, Panic!at the Disco, and more.Digital Trends correspondent Pavi Dinamani also dropped by the show to discuss the best of SXSW, and emerging technologies editor Drew Prindle talked about the latest version of the OneWheel, the OneWheel Pint.Digital Trends Live airs at 9 a.m. PT from Monday through Friday, with highlights available on demand after the stream ends.For more information, check out the DT Live homepage and be sure to watch live for the chance to win occasional prizes.
On episode 85 of Digital Trends Live, DT’s live morning show, hosts Greg Nibler and Caleb Denison broke down the biggest news stories from the world of tech, and talked to some interesting figures.On the docket today: The World Wide Web is officially 30 years old, and many internet pioneers are reflecting on how the Web has changed the world, for good and ill. Also, the Wall Street Journal reports that Verizon’s 5G plan will cost an extra $10 a month, and Nissan is trying to build augmented reality into windshields.Later in the show, Greg spoke to Matt Teske, founder of Chargeway, a company that wants to make it easy for electric vehicle owners to learn where and how they can charge their cars.Finally, Pavi Dinamani checked in from SXSW, where she sat down to talk with Alex Williamson, chief brand officer of the dating app Bumble, about the company’s latest innovations.
On Tuesday’s episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Luke Larsen discussed trending tech topics including Apple’s March event, a possible Boring Company Tunnel in Las Vegas, anda warning from the U.S. to Germany about not using Huawei’s 5G equipment due to security concerns.We also sat down with Titania Jordan, the chief marketing officer and chief parenting officer at Bark.us, to talk about keeping teenagers safer in the digital age.We then joined DT Live correspondent Pavi Dinamani live at South by Southwest (SXSW), where she spoke with Kimberly Bryant, the founder of Black Girls Code.Automotive Editor Ronan Glon also stopped by the show to discuss highlights from the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, including cars like the Polestar and Tesla Model Y.Digital Trends Live airs at 9 a.m. PT from Monday through Friday, with highlights available on demand after the stream ends.For more information, check out the DT Live homepage and be sure to watch live for the chance to win occasional prizes.
On episode 83 of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Ryan Waniata hunkered down to discuss all the biggest stories from the world of tech.First story on the docket this time: Although Tesla recently announced it would be closing its physical retail locations and moving entirely online, the company is already walking that move back a bit.The company now says that it will reopen some of its stores in higher-profile locations, albeit with fewer employees.The physical locations will be there largely so that prospective buyers can test-drive a Tesla if they want to try before they buy.An Apple event is coming in March, and the next iteration of the iPad may be on the way, according to reports.Those hoping for a revolutionary take on the tablet may be disappointed; the rumors suggest that the 2019 iPad will be keeping the headphone jack, TouchID sensor, and possibly the same size screen as the latest model.
On Friday’s episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler discussed trending tech topics such as the release of the Galaxy S10, a Google Chrome exploit that allows hackers to install malware, and Apple’s new AR glasses.We also sat down with the general manager of CyberHat, Yifat Bar-Eli, to discuss cyber security, and were joined by Digital Trends’ photography editor Daven Mathies to talk about the Panasonic S1 and S1R.A vulnerability has been found in Google Chrome that the tech giant says attackers are “actively exploiting.” The exploit allows hackers to install malware unbeknownst to the user.While Google Chrome is known for auto-updating relatively quickly, it’s important to make sure you are using the latest version of Google Chrome on your device.An update that addresses this vulnerability was released March 1.Based on patent filings, Apple has been exploring virtual reality and augmented reality technologies for more than 10 years, but the Apple AR Glasses may debut as an iPhone accessory in 2020.
On episode 81 of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Drew Prindle convened to break down the biggest news stories from the world of tech.The first story on the docket this time: Facebook has been embroiled in a number of scandals over the last few years, particularly in regard to the way the company has handled users’ data.CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently made a post on Facebook outlining his vision for a new era of Facebook, in which the platform will be more committed to protecting users’ privacy.“I believe the future of communication will increasingly shift to private, encrypted services,” Zuckerberg wrote, “where people can be confident what they say to each other stays secure and their messages and content won’t stick around forever.This is the future I hope we will help bring about.”Zuckerberg goes on to cite WhatsApp’s achievements in encryption as a guidepost for the new Facebook and emphasized that the new model will be built on several principles: Private interactions, encryption, impermanence, safety, interoperability, and secure data storage.
On episode 80 of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Matt Smith stood firm in the face of the terrifying Portland snowstorm and broke down the latest stories from the world of tech.First story on the docket: Samsung’s Galaxy Fold smartphone isn’t even out yet, but reports indicate that the company is already planning two more foldable phones.Those same reports suggest that Samsung will be experimenting with different forms, including one that folds like a clamshell.In other news, Google is working on a way for users to store digital driver’s licenses on Android devices, according to a report by XDA.In theory, a digital driver’s license would be more convenient than a classic one: You wouldn’t have to worry about misplacing it, and you could update your information without having to go to the DMV.Digital data is never as secure as we would like it to be, however, so Google would need to demonstrate that its digital driver’s license tech is very secure before society at large would risk adopting it.
On Tuesday’s episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler discussed trending tech topics like Congress’ push to restore net neutrality, the new, faster USB4, and a flying car at the Geneva Auto Show.We also sat down with actor and comedian, Jason Horton of the podcast Ghost Town, and Joel Comm of the podcast Bad Crypto, and joined DT editor-in-chief Jeremy Kaplan at the Museum of Natural History for a T-rex VR experience.Known as the “Save the Internet Act,” House Democrats are set to introduce a bill on Wednesday, March 6, to the reinstate the net neutrality rules repealed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2017.The text of the bill is not currently available.Later in the show, we joined by Joel Comm, a New York Times-bestselling author and blockchain enthusiast to talk a bit about cryptocurrency security and his latest project as the co-host of the Bad Crypto podcast.“We always hear the sensational stories about people being hacked and their crypto being stolen and we need devices that are going to make people feel secure with their crypto before mainstream adoption can happen.”
On episode 77 of Digital Trends Live, DT’s live morning show, hosts Greg Nibler and Luke Larsen basked in the rare sunny day and in the hottest stories from the world of tech.Top news of the day: Twitter is testing new moderation features, including giving users the ability to hide replies, thus allowing people to avoid seeing unwanted comments on their posts.Given the fact that nearly every conversation on Twitter seems to devolve into meandering rage and mob mentalities, it could be a welcome feature for those who hate Twitter but can’t seem to quit.If you’ve wanted to buy a Tesla but have balked at the price, you’re in luck: Tesla announced that it will be offering a $35,000 model of the electric vehicle.Customers can place their orders on Tesla’s website.In other Elon Musk-related news, SpaceX was set to test its new crew-bearing craft, the Crew Dragon.
On Thursday’s episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler discussed trending tech topics, including the best products from Mobile World Congress 2019, Volvo’s answer to the Tesla Model 3, and an A.I.We also sat down with Briscoe Rodgers, co-founder and president of EzCater, and John Hall, co-founder of Calendar.com.DT editor Caleb Denison dropped by the show to discuss how Apple thinks it can revolutionize TV the way it did the phone.This year’s MWC, a yearly tech expo held in Barcelona, Spain, that focuses on the mobile industry, highlighted many new products that are pushing the boundaries in their respective categories.Digital Trends’ editors found some of the best tech at MWC, and awarded best in show to a number of products, including the Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone, the SanDisk Extreme 1 TB microSD card, and Huawei Mate X foldable phone.EzCater connects working professionala with more than 60,000 reliable local caterers and restaurants across the U.S., and lets you easily feed anywhere from five to 2,000 people.
On episode 75 of Digital Trends Live, DT’s live morning show, hosts Greg Nibler and Drew Prindle hunkered down in the studio, hiding from the apocalyptic snow in Portland and breaking down the tech world’s biggest news stories.First up on the docket this time: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cracking down on businesses who pay for fake reviews on Amazon.The agency brought a case against Cure Encapsulations; according to the FTC “the defendants paid a website, amazonverifiedreviews.com, to create and post Amazon reviews of their product.” Fake reviews have been a bit of a nuisance recently — there’s a great episode of Reply All about the topic!— so it’s nice to know that the government is taking the issue seriously.In other news, Facebook is back in the news, and for scandalous reasons.According to a report by TechCrunch, Facebook is planning to roll out a “Fan Subscription” service, which, like Patreon, offers users the ability to pay a subscription to view content from specific people or publications.
On Tuesday’s episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler discussed trending tech topics like the Lime scooter fault that causes excessive breaking and the debut of an artificial intelligence news anchor in China.We also welcomed the director of U.S. business development for Shoperr, Jason Dodier, to talk about influencer marketing and DT’s automotive contributor Ronan Glon dropped by the show to talk about Apple’s electric, autonomous van.A firmware bug was recently discovered in Lime scooters that under rare circumstances can cause sudden and excessive breaking, according to a message from the San Francisco-based e-scooter company to its riders.While the breaking issue is believed to have affected less than 0.0045 percent of Lime scooter rides, officials in Auckland, New Zealand, have pulled the scooters from the city’s streets until the problem is solved.We sat down with Jason Dodier, the director of U.S. business development at Shoperr, a platform that makes it easy for content creators and influencers to participate in affiliate marketing.“We saw social media and social commerce becoming intertwined, and influencers have increasingly played a bigger role in society, especially when it comes to brands and making overall recommendations,” Dodier said.
On episode 73 of Digital Trends Live, DT’s live morning show, hosts Greg Nibler and Nicole Raney embarked on a voyage across the seas of tech news, talking about the biggest stories.With Mobile World Congress underway in Barcelona, Spain, the biggest tech stories are about mobile devices.One of the hottest gadgets on the way is Samsung’s foldable phone, and the company recently released a video showing how the phone looks in action.It’s a sleek device and it looks like it could fit comfortably in a human hand.We have yet to get a sense of just why one would want a foldable screen — other than the fact that it looks cool — but we’re eager to test it out ourselves.Humanity is one step closer to space tourism, as Virgin Galactic sent its chief astronaut trainer, Beth Moses, to the edge of the atmosphere.
On Friday’s episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler discussed trending tech headlines including what to expect from Mobile World Congress 2019, privacy concerns regarding Google’s Nest Secure, and a possible electric Apple iVan.Nibler was also joined by Brian Solis, who talked about his book Lifescale: How to live a more creative, productive, and happy life.Digital Trends’ entertainment writer Rick Marshall also stopped by via video chat to discuss the visual special effects for Oscar-nominated films like Avengers: Infinity War, and DT staff writer Parker Hall came by the Portland studio to talk about the differences between the Galaxy Buds and the Apple AirPods.Google is in hot water after a recent discovery that its Nest Secure — the tech company’s version of a home security system — includes a microphone that no one knew about.None of the product documentation or packaging ever disclosed the existence of a microphone.Consumers may never have even been made aware of it if not for the announcement that Nest Secure was now compatible with Google Assistant, which isn’t a great look in a world already plagued by constant hacking and security breaches.
On the action-packed 71st episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Julian Chokkattu hurtled headlong into the biggest news stories of the day.Chokkattu came to DT’s Portland, Oregon, headquarters from the Samsung Unpacked event in San Francisco.He brought along some new toys to show off, specifically the new Galaxy S10+, a phone that is expensive, but features everything one could want in a phone, including mighty specs, a svelte body, and more.Later in the show, Nibler and Emerging Tech Editor Drew Prindle got the chance to talk to an esteemed guest: Douglas Rushkoff, writer, media theorist, and cyberpunk icon.Rushkoff was in town to talk about his new book, Team Human, a manifesto about how humanity needs to rethink the way we interact with technology and come together for a better future, rather than letting tech companies fragment society like they have been doing for years.Rushkoff is a fascinating theorist, and the full interview is worth watching.
On Wednesday’s episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler discussed trending tech topics including Amazon’s plans to reduce its carbon footprint by 2030, Samsung’s Unpacked event, and an ant-inspired robot.Also on the show, ventriloquist Terry Fator joined editor-in-chief Jeremy Kaplan for an interview in our New York studio and we went went live on the show floor of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas with DR’s Smart Home Editor Kim Wetzel.We also sat down with Computing Editor Luke Larsen to unbox the pink Razer Blade Stealth laptop.Starting with the top story, Dave Clark, senior vice president of world operations at Amazon, said in a recent blog post that Amazon plans to make 50 percent of all of its shipments to customers carbon-free by 2030.With expected improvements in electric vehicles, aviation biofuels, reusable packaging, and renewable energy, and more, the company now sees an eventual path to that goal.We also welcomed Fator, a well-known ventriloquist and the winner of season 2 of America’s Got Talent, to our studio in New York.