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Good morning 11 o'clock on the West Coast to clock out east is is this week's edition of tech take we have.
All of -- top story today how to make connect with -- technology wise and this is meant to be something we can all.
Get involved with because as we know everything nowadays including our phones are laptops are our ipads or whatever use -- wise all are connected so today once again.
We're doing that you could talk to less obvious Twitter I've met at Adam -- league in due course live right here.
You can also contact us through FaceBook.
Adam Housley Fox News FaceBook page.
And common throughout the day in our first person is something that really kind of hits.
A nerve with so many of us are here in Los Angeles and it and a lot of my friends really across the country that is the whole political debate on line and how.
On FaceBook or Twitter some of your friends might be well they might be hijacking your feet a little bit with some of their opinions.
So we're gonna -- James Andrews James is joining -- -- now.
He's the founder of social people and you find him at that Twitter at key influence -- James thanks for joining us this morning.
-- It is via Skype obviously you know.
-- I read the article that you are the the information you put out there of course a lot of us have been talking about this and I know friends that have really deep branded some folks or they've.
They've in other cases found a way to avoid the tweets until after the presidential election because it's become such a highly.
Contested election as we know it's all presidential elections are.
But this one seems to have a lot of well a lot of controversial -- out there I think maybe more than any other election.
Of course Twitter being used now much more than we saw in ninety or 2008.
But I think more than any other election.
You -- adding fuel for a lot of information out there was -- of course isn't even true it's stuff that people come up.
To help try to validate their opinions one way or the other what would you say.
I think he can kind of do -- without -- We.
It a -- parent it.
-- conversations your -- So what we're dealing with -- just news information and hearsay and it moves faster and perhaps.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Did you did you call that it's kind of communal peace talks but -- -- -- you know Obama is is.
You don't really get into felt they were super impressive print social media outlet in -- -- it's -- different landscape and I think even the Obama camp as much as they were the grand champion the -- and it's.
Eight you know there helping to keep up I think it is different pace in 2000.
Here is -- so much you can file I mean every single candidate of course had a Twitter -- ever -- a candidate has a FaceBook page.
I think the interesting part for for a lot of my friends of people who we work with here at fox and and and other companies as well.
Is that your your findings so many people post about so many different things really difficult to.
To really kind of filter that out associate -- -- wants to stay away from the fray it's well and overwhelming and at times.
It's crazy and you like you -- get your your feet hijacked by somebody.
-- differing opinion him.
Com yeah -- -- -- -- -- social media is that sort of ensuing conversation happened after you post something -- your -- discouraged or -- Truly the retrieves the -- after that so people really all that really drives the water cooler and it really -- today's water.
And -- -- a political season like we're coming right now to your point there's so many things that happen that are untrue.
I got velocity because of how -- the technology.
-- I think one of the issues -- you're seeing is that while it's meant to influence people a lot of ways is turning people off of that.
Yo 15% or so to say they're undecided in this election.
They seem to be the people is a culpable but I know the city haven't decided yet they seem to be the ones that are less inclined to look read listen to anything posted on.
Our FaceBook profile for example because they just don't want to hear anymore because we get so much of it already -- you kind of being inundated.
On line and as you mentioned people can hijack a comment or to assume you may -- -- are believers certain thing -- certain way.
Yeah -- -- you know people that.
-- they would only say these things behind a profile right this is not really solidly up you're someone at 15% and you really want it.
Discern for your own social media may not be the place actually pick up information but.
There are some of the opportunity -- information but in a news feed him in maybe your -- speed and Miami's seen me.
Please pick up good information you're in net and decided -- -- percent.
Yeah you know -- -- -- a tweet in from one of our viewers saying you know why are so many.
Of these media sites would it be FaceBook or Twitter coming out with polls claiming the elections one way or the other it seems like polls are being found on the web sites and being put on Twitter FaceBook pages left and right ultra radical bill post on mine for Fox News of course it took him down -- -- keep.
My nonpolitical but it's interesting that when the -- says you know polls are being posted everywhere which one do you believe and how do you believe in the first.
Yeah and if you saw recently.
Think it was -- don't FaceBook came out wish.
You know they have so much -- on the users thinking -- And so they came out with some really the interesting.
Our Obama's FaceBook likes to run and he's FaceBook likes -- -- things like.
More Obama supporters -- powering need Romney supporters love Campbell's soup.
Obviously they're more.
Obama -- that are supporting Occupy Movement Romney more Tea Party.
And they were all on the same page is akin to the George Foreman agree -- so.
Excuse for FaceBook to come out and -- pick you know -- -- our understanding you.
All but nothing that the beauty of socially is that we have data the we have -- -- And we can talk about these things in that -- for what.
I think it's part -- to have this dialogue.
Why did -- -- and it's also back there had been some positive things do we have seen who's here in California a lot of links at the scene going out of people that now can.
-- be -- vote by -- by mail absentee ballot you can do it online you can actually linked to the the wait -- -- -- my wife actually did that the other day where she's now be able to do vote voice vote absentee.
By just going online and connecting with the information security had about her registration of course which -- that she's been registered.
So there's a positive things to a two -- can't connect with people looking to to be involved in the political process so -- standard and founder of social people.
-- -- That's a Michigan based on just -- that -- -- you can actually.
Didn't know when you when you registered to that urge people maybe -- on the bench as well or in the voting process yet to.
Richard -- founder of social people appreciate you coming on talking about.
Everything online about the election season and -- a topic that again a lot of viewers have been talking about a lot of friends have as well.
Getting inundated on Twitter and FaceBook by people that had a political opinion and maybe sometimes too much of a political opening -- into joining us we'll have you back soon and sure.
-- -- I think you're gonna head out to break we come back -- talk about whether or not Blackberry can be saved now.
You might take -- this kind of too much of attack saying maybe not so much -- -- tech nerd but this really isn't Blackberry.
You may not realize overseas especially is the number one phone in Africa and most and much of Asia they used to be number one phone here can they -- -- they save themselves.
Will how more about that after the break.
All right welcome back -- -- take we now talking about Blackberry because as you know I actually here at fox most of us have a Blackberry and an iPhone or we have usually two devices from two different companies who.
In case -- on a story may be a fire in and only one of those working we have a back up plan.
If I had a -- -- since 2002.
So I've been very familiar with Blackberry and of course I love my phone.
What the public libraries we all know is they may be one after the touch screen too quickly as some people made that is their excuse but black -- really trying to reinvent themselves.
Try to somehow claw their way back into the American market you may not realize overseas Blackberry is still.
Huge in fact there is a great article on our in the wall street journal of course part of news corporate parent corporation.
A last week talking about how there are singers in Africa that have songs about Blackberry instant messaging so.
It bikers still powerful overseas but of course the American markets where they wanna be joining us lives -- -- -- from New York.
Mark of course is the editor in chief of laptop magazine and mark.
I guess my first question is who is the new phone at what is it how are they doing it and is it something that might make give them some way back into this market.
Well we don't know about the hardware yet but what rim showed off this week is Blackberry ten which is going to be the underlying operating system.
And we have someone on the ground in San Jose -- reporting for laptop mag we did a lot of hands on videos and impressions.
And what I do like about what they're doing is that they're focusing more on the user experience this time instead of just speeds and feeds which really hurt them with the Blackberry Playbook.
Which everyone remembers as a certain that ill fated tablet that they have.
So I think that they're sort of getting back to the basics and it really appealing to business users and they have over 78 million subscribers right now.
So if you want to go over to some of the key highlights I would probably start.
-- -- -- beef with the calling flow so instead of having.
Just focusing on apps and tiles and that sort of thing they want you did not really think about that and really just think about the work that you wanna get too so let's say for example if you're looking at a calendar.
Appointment you'll see who that who you're going to be meeting -- The emails from that person maybe their social networking profile on linked in so it.
Trying to make the Smart -- be smarter and do more work for you.
So going back after the business community really.
Yeah but at the same time they -- they definitely understand that social is important so one of the other features is called Blackberry -- so at any -- you can swipe.
In from the left side of the device and you can see not only all of your messages.
In emails and that sort of thing which is really critical but also social networking updates so they they are definitely trying to have it both ways and and and -- modern.
-- also be very utilitarian at the same time.
What what do you mean you.
With your expertise and do you think.
Obviously -- makes -- mistake you mentioned the playbook.
On the other mistake a lot of people point to is when apple you know that first iPhone the iPhone three -- or do you -- was there a Blackberry came out with well actually I am not getting it.
With a good touch.
Device of the -- and it really didn't it just didn't work -- -- a lot of people felt that maybe they went after apple when vicious stuff with what they knew which seems -- they're getting back to that right.
Well they are and they aren't because there are a lot of people who are upset that Blackberry with their first device that they're not going to be coming out with a physical keyboard and as as you know that's been their bread and butter.
But in the -- that they showed us they're new touch keyboard they have done some things right I have gone hands on with it myself so let's say for example if you're typing on something fast.
All the suggestions will appear on the keyboard itself as opposed to -- it's the only math you know leave your eyes never leave the keyboard and you swipe up to it except.
That suggestion so they're trying to speed things up there.
But I still think a lot of loyalist loyalist are upset that they're not going with the physical keyboard first.
And I think it's important to remember that even though they showed off the software we don't know what the final hardware is gonna look like yet.
And it's not coming out -- the first quarter of next year.
And between now and then not only do they have the iPhone 5 but also Windows Phone is going to be making a big splash this fall.
Right don't look right now I had a Blackberry bold and I have to say of of all of like Britain had in recent years.
There's been my favorite the reason why it's kind of we talked about Obama on the loyalists while love my iPhone iPad from my phone -- night.
I type relatively fast and I can fly Allison and email while it's just it's amazing texting as well right but well liked but the newest -- was it it integrated both touch screen abilities swipe up slept less like right -- and the keyboard and I think that's one thing that really a lot of people that.
Kind of maybe thought about going back to Blackberry were happy with having both and so I think the fact -- right it and they're going without a keyboard is gonna be a big challenge for them to -- so when people are.
So dedicated to Blackberry because of that keyboard it's true and and I'm dating myself a little bit but I -- the curve 8300 -- going back to when the first iPhone -- at that and I used to walk and to me right I used to -- into meetings and I would take notes on it it just as I would with a laptop and people thought I was just going on the web but I was actually trying to pay attention.
And get notes down so.
I do think people should give the new touch keyboard a chance.
But I think in the overall big picture it's really about ecosystem and apps and I think if the developers -- don't glom onto this platform then rim will be sunk so.
All these interface enhancements are important importantly they really need to get those developers on board.
Now of course we are I think going to be the only phone from -- are -- gonna have the ability to deal with keyboards just going to be the touch screen one.
Some from what I'm hearing is that people will be able to get the touch screen device first and that these slider or whatever they decide -- do we'll come out a little bit later.
So I think of those people really love the physical keyboard will probably have to wait a little bit.
If you may not realize to Blackburn is gone through a lot of changes.
Brief it on and off in the last few months is is indeed as part of that -- this.
Basically I'm a -- and uses his Blackberry turning this thing around a good.
Going in the right direction obviously limiting their massive overseas and so but a tremendous number of follows your -- -- I think everybody compares him to the iPhone and and to some of the droids out there so is there is this the right direction seemingly for them.
-- some ways yes because one of the other features of of Blackberry ten which is their new software or something called balance and a lot of people don't like the fact that their blackberries are so called lock down and you can't download certain applications.
You can just -- down from the top of the screen with this balance feature and basically switch between working -- it's.
I do think I T managers are gonna like it but I'm not sure users -- to have sort of a dual personality device.
So it's going to be really important to see how well they execute that and how smooth that interaction -- that transition it.
All right mark I want you to predict.
I have to contribute -- went what do you think -- what do you mean what it obviously the other question too is how does that factor or national sales because well they've.
They have had some bad press here stateside and some people said that they've lost their way right internationally they did their booming they're doing fantastic.
From what what what what your prediction with this here stateside and will catch on overseas.
Well I I think worldwide there's certainly gonna do continue to do well because they're heading lower price points overseas which is really important in emerging markets.
But in the US where we sort of have this bring your own device -- to work mentality and people think about consumer oriented things first like games and social networking.
You have to be really -- to be sexy and not just practical and I don't think rim has yet demonstrated that.
They necessarily get that they're getting there but I don't know if they're doing it fast enough.
Five marks when our editor in chief of laptop magazine appreciate your time re talking about this I'm sure we'll have you back on -- we get.
A little more details about this and of course all the -- devices that are going to be coming out now as we head towards the Christmas season then of course the big buying season when spring comes around as well so mark.
Thanks again for coming on and we appreciate your time well thanks for having me.
Seoul city about black where -- have both of them here and I'm hoping they do eventually come out while what with the physical keyboard and it's really nice to have wanna be needs to be honest with you and and I enjoy that but I'm curious to see.
-- that new Blackberry will will do without a keyboard and -- until they have the keyboard model out.
Also think mark first time if you want -- -- -- -- China cup people have already you're on Twitter at Adam Housley -- you'll live right here on Fox News.
Dot com we see the -- fees that come right to me.
Here are on my iPad -- -- respond to anything you guys have to say we gonna stay in new York and -- baker -- baker joined his fourth -- attack you know maybe get some some cool things to show you have a full screen and you -- a believe a couple of things on sat right.
-- I have one gadget and I have to apps to talk about.
So the -- to listen to get a first of having mom.
-- is all full circle.
If you're like me your Smartphone that -- -- most likely the most common use is for listening to music.
Sell -- this gadget we'll take a look at it's the carbon 49 by Sam -- it's actually keyboard.
So it if hero art musician -- you wanna learn how to play.
The camera connector so the camera connector it costs 2999.
Cost 89 dollars and it actually have software on there where you can learn.
How to use this and then you can also download a few apps and record all of your performance -- -- really great and also work well.
On a Mac computer and with windows that don't have an iPad this gadget still can be used.
And then also on the whole music theme.
This app I was actually told about -- friends for once I wasn't in the know with the cool new apps this one's called songs.
And that -- we're sitting around we weren't really listening music but we -- -- some background music and -- a kind of works in the way that urban daddy works.
Come from finding a restaurant so say -- in a mood for some saying you're looking for -- specific senior with specific people in this afternoon.
-- going to get a -- coffee there are different playlist that.
Have to do with those types of things thing because.
I am I -- -- to listen to music while walking home from what our core you know hosting an event at my house and you know this is a great way to find new -- -- -- make you evidence in my tiny apartment have the girls over for wind and you know -- OCD I'm I don't know reiterated in New York folks film about -- -- that your -- -- -- the -- Ronald -- that they can't be too big and the size of my head at that one bedroom.
And then one other half is called CD Yeltsin this links all of your devices up to create one loudspeaker.
So if you are having people into different rooms are inside your house or outside.
You can link them -- to.
In your device so it hooks up via -- Y five so down on the sappy download on all of your -- says.
And then you can stream that music across seventy don't necessarily need one loudspeaker and year.
House -- home outside inside this really need that at this tonight Nina and and songs is -- And you -- all these of course you have your article online IC INS and I pointed out at speaker and me.
Perfect you know before you go straight to put Baylor got great -- -- -- shows them back is I don't know the price on the -- this one's called -- If it I love handles dot com I love handles like comic play.
You put on the wall and you put your iPhone laptop in your keys below what this is awesome I'm getting one for my wife this is legitimate.
I -- can only apple iphones and sure is pretty easy to install -- looks cool and they also make a thing called particle.
But this figure what's cool about this is basically a suction cup on both sides -- section cover to the desk and I decided in such a cup your phone.
And hold up right.
How can I mean they're all colors -- and then.
You hear pop up so sonar and try to -- you Rhode Island where most my keys and my -- sounds.
Very absolutely we're desk now you can have -- up so it's nice and mean look at -- you can avoid some of these -- -- you think picnics and I think.
I like that could get -- -- -- -- -- Maybe we'll see ya next week of course and will be back with another guess -- after this grenade he stay with that we still have about to -- to go in the Chelsea still looking common now -- At how Adam Housley is our Twitter handle -- good fighters on FaceBook and of course right here on Fox News lives so stay with us and we back shortly.
And rolled about -- take it is twenty past the hour 1120 here in the West Coast -- -- -- course out east so it's still morning Tommy and at lunch yet here.
And we were talking tactics are lovely Blackberry earlier ad in the -- -- -- someone brought up a good one WH I hear from.
Beretta he -- in and said Blackberry will go all the way of early computer companies like common -- so.
There are people out that the -- Blackberry is going to be able to stick with the success they had a few years ago and of course have gotten away from the numbers they once had.
But again they are powerful overseas alike commodores -- those early computer companies they do have a significant following.
In Africa and Asia which are two massive market so that you have a lot of strength.
Overseas and a lot of people believe they might be able to give back into the market to the player here in the US and time will tell what that new phone.
Meantime we're gonna go from New York to San Francisco.
Of course the technology hub of the world we're gonna go there -- top of the Roger -- men and he's the CEO and co-founder.
Are sort of the co CEO and founder of -- -- toys we're talking about some of the high tech toys out there and you know it.
I looked out Roger and you see some of the advertisers some of the things online about what's out there what's coming here this softball season.
We're getting -- advances -- putting it lightly right.
You know what's happening his kids.
Are becoming more and more -- -- and touch devices iPods and ipads to the point where -- last Christmas season this was the most requested.
I've played by kids which is come quite a long way from my Barbie doesn't -- -- Yeah you know we had a segment on here -- -- take a couple weeks ago about how they're being used -- -- and some of the tablets are being used.
To help children with learning disabilities and -- and how they're trying to expand that out.
And so many other areas that they're using it zoo's one of our other segments was about animals and how they are you -- being able to communicate with humans by using tablets.
So you're telling me that not only do the high tech toys to you have the ones out there that are fun but.
The ones -- educational and I guess the tablets really the way everybody is going.
Yes absolutely so kids are there really we we call them -- fascinated they are.
I just very very taken of these devices and it's because you know they they they touch them and they the device immediately respond so what we're doing a -- toys are trading.
Highly immersive entertaining.
An interactive games for kids one is called Animal Planet wild lands.
Where kids I take collectible -- packs of trading cards.
Like this kind of like Pokemon and inside these Paxil collected tiger or -- or -- And what's really -- -- about what I -- good guys as you can take the gorilla for example and tap into this -- the iPad.
Thanks and -- really comes to life inside me game and then.
Their child can take control it and run around.
Highly immersive kind of -- our outback type environment.
And as their favorite animal.
They can get through they can watch videos from the Animal Planet library so while they're playing they're learning about the natural environments and exotic animals from.
Around the world.
-- we saw some of the stuff on computers over the course of the last few years but I guess tablets as you mentioned are really becoming such an integral part of -- so -- -- everybody Dave's life for everyone's life Wednesday.
I guess is this for just.
Apple tablets or can you are you doing it for the video -- -- variety of tablets out there everything from you know readers to his two.
Did you know that -- -- and.
Right now we're focusing on apple -- in the IOS ecosystem says you know apps are five billion dollar market last year this daring -- -- -- fifteen million dollar.
This year and the primary did that the primary were repaid.
-- the primary place people are buying right now is on IOS devices.
So we're concentrating on IOS and we're distributing in the apple stores so we have on Animal Planet.
-- our first game is -- apple Anderson game is called monster -- it's based on a very popular children's book series.
I'm so kids can download the apps for free on their IOS devices whether it be an iPad and iPod and iPhone.
And then -- get the Apple Store and purchase.
Collectible card packs that look like it had this for Animal Planet.
And in this four monster analogy.
As well as apple and other retailers that are really really and -- in this ecosystem include target Wal-Mart Toys -- Us.
Best -- -- and we are in each of those stars as well.
What Roger -- be talking about.
So you know really kids of all ages as young as six months are interacting with a tablet devices and they got the mastered by age -- it's fascinating to see.
And anybody has a child we'll tell you that -- the kids -- surprising them on what they can do.
So Animal Planet is -- ages three to seven or eight and monster -- a little bit older ages.
Seven and up.
Any plans for two course -- any plans to expand to other age groups and also other platforms besides Ohio us.
Yes so you know where we consider ourselves next generation toy company were silicon dollars toy companies -- really we're we're speaking to kids.
Three to fourteen is kind of where we are right now.
But you know -- open to.
Entertain in educating kids of all ages you know whether they're 99 or nine years old.
And yes we are have we are moving into and -- -- in the coming months it is definitely an important platform.
-- -- a little more difficult to develop for because the devices are so fragmented but we are -- -- as well yes.
All right Roger Letterman appreciated just CEO and start -- -- to get this right.
Co CEO and founder of -- toys you -- add new -- toys dot com.
And good stuff Roger -- coming on talking about the latest and greatest on the iPad and soon to be found on other devices as well.
Adam thank you very much.
And -- all right well.
That is the latest addition take take we had a good talk today of course about the political.
Situation how -- Twitter or FaceBook page may be hijacked by a lot of political persuade people to the political persuasion just talked about.
Blackberry whether or not -- cannot.
Change the face of what we're here in the states and of course most seriously with the high tech.
Games you put on your iPad so of course -- of the -- -- -- got to tell you I I love handles like common it's got this in the mail.
It's pretty Coleman tried to -- -- deficit for work only you know next week.
So that's it protected we now look back to New York City -- howdy my colleague is against.
-- -- -- -- -- How you doing doing -- -- sit here with Kenny log ins and some of his -- the iconic ideologues it's an industry are talking about -- like why isn't -- Selena live -- well yes but just log in today while actually not just like this and we'll get Wynonna got an effective.
-- -- I would -- talking about policy steep but I am when it comes all the tax I cannot I can't figure out I thought I'd want to get back to the -- -- -- -- Bryant.
You're supposed to be helping we're trying to make it easy.
I don't really have a new by the way it still sitting at your desk when I had Juliet so that's been used to be in LA what do you have to change the carpet since you were here.
Was or something on the -- that I should be -- about.
Not our relations beneath this has been like ten years I didn't -- -- play a whole bunch of like tapes that should be still there.
Of all my little reports on I don't know.
Funny enough I'm not content -- has been there of the -- but aren't her fifteen year old little investigation for religion.
I will -- some of the high tech gadgets we had to do that -- and -- things out.
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