conferences

Google I/O Developers Conference Is a Boring Event with No New Products

Episode 1799

With the exception of an update to Google Wear smartwatches that now includes FitBit technology, Google had little to show off at their annual Google I/O keynote. Android 12 was also highlighted, as well as Lambda, a conversation technology between a human and a computer. But Leo says it's largely still experimental and in the lab. The bottom line is that Google is a search and advertising company, just as they have always been.

Up next is Microsoft's developer conference and then Apple's WWDC in June. 

Scott Wilkinson: Fun, Professional, and Online

Scott Wilkinson

Episode 1782

Scott joins Leo to talk about an online conference he attended this week: The Hollywood Tech Retreat. Scott says he likes this kind of conference because it can all be done on-demand so that you can revisit the presentation at any time. Very inside Hollywood and professional. This year's big thing was a continuation of last year's advancements ... post-production in the cloud. Frame.io presented their new Camera to Cloud function, which will push your dailies instantly up to the cloud so that that post-production can begin in real-time.

Do anyone even need to go to CES anymore?

CES 2015

Episode 1152

Chip from Cherry Hill, NJ

Chip wants to know if anyone really needs to attend CES anymore since everything is available online. Leo says not really. He sends people to cover it. It's a great experience to go at least once. It's out of control, and there's so much to see. But Chip could pretty much see everything virtually now and doesn't need to feel the pressure to attend every single year.

Is the iPad Mini good for the visually impaired?

Apple iPad Mini

Episode 924

Julian from Los Angeles, CA

Julian checked out the iPad Mini and it was pretty cool, and what's cool is that it has stereo speakers. Not even the iPad 3 or 4 have that. Leo says calling it "stereo" is being generous. It's more two speakers side by side.

Julian didn't buy it, however, because he's visually impaired and says the iPhone works fine for him. Julian says that the Best in Tech Conference is coming on Nov. 17, 9-3p in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Culver City.