The New Screen Savers

Jul 28th 2018

The New Screen Savers 167

Drinkbots Gone Wild

Drinkbots & TikiTron, AR TV by eyecandylab, Acer Chromebook Tab 10, and more.
Records live every Saturday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
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On The New Screen Savers with Leo Laporte and Jason Howell recorded on Saturday, July 28, 2018:

  • eyecandylab develops tech to bring AR experiences to TV programming. Co-Founder Robin Sho Moser joins via Skype to talk about their platform augment.tv and its US debut on Nickelodeon.
  • Do you like robots? How about a well-crafted drink? Well, throw that in a Venn diagram and you end up with drinkbots. We show you a bit of DNA Lounge's fifth annual Cocktail Robotics Grand Challenge here in SF, and we meet Dr. Bombay (Samuel Coniglio), Kiki Jewell, and Katherine Becvar, the makers of the TikiTron in-studio. Their drinkbot uses several Raspberry Pi 3s, 12 peristaltic pumps, Adafruit DC & Stepper Motor HATs, and requires a sacrifice.
  • Megan Morrone gives her review of the Amazon Cloud Cam security camera that works with Alexa. 
  • Jason reviews the first Chrome OS tablet, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 after spending several weeks with it.  
  • Leo and Jason also talk about why New York is kicking Spectrum internet out of the state. Plus, the details behind the ACLU's test of Amazon's facial recognition system.

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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