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Episode 119: Impossible? A Burger, CES Gadgets and Non-Human Apartment Renters



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Kym Frank, Tim Van Woeart, Maura Quinn, Jonathan Webster and their guest Renee Benson as they take on the impossible. 3.0.

Kym, Tim and Maura begin with –

Impossible 1: The Impossible Burger 2.0

The subject – The plant-based burger that tastes like…

Thoughts? Opinions? Brutal honesty? Tune in for this one to find out who has what to say. This, as well as the person who compares the buns to pillows. Make this stuff up we cannot.

Tim did bring the real thing to the show – a Royale with Cheese (for all of the Pulp Fiction fans tuning in).

Jonathan and Renee are being sent out next to try one, and bring those results to the first show in February. Corey abstained (or should we say refused).

Impossible 2: CES 2019, the extraordinary – rollables, foldables and more

The subject – Rollable TV’s, foldable phones, AI vacuums and Pong (it’s back!)

The articles:

Forbes – The Best TVs Of CES 2019: From 8K To Rollable OLED Display And Micro LED Technology

MSN Money – CES 2019: The future of phones is… foldable?

Digital Trends – Robotics company Trifo activates A.I.-based Ironpie robo-vacuum at CES 2019

C|Net – CES 2019: This modern Pong table is better than it has any right to be

Listen to the Crew and their guest talk about each article and the tech. Are we as an industry ready for rollable displays? Can a foldable phone withstand the abuse that will surely be brought upon it? An AI vacuum – is this the real deal or is it just buzz? Pong revisited in a cocktail table version, just how long have we waited for this to happen?

After this, there was a break to find out what all were enjoying during the show (in a bottle, glass, etc.), and then a PSA for AVaaS. The first we know why, the second we’re still not sure.

And then…

Impossible 3: The Firing Range

The subject – Can two cats live together in a rented apartment without driving each other crazy?

CNBC – Silicon Valley dad spends $1,500 a month to rent an apartment for his daughter’s 2 cats

Teams are chosen (even teams finally!) – for and against the following: could this possibly be a sound decision to pay all this rent for cats to live together in their own apartment?

Or on the flipside, is this possibly the most insane thing a human can do for non-humans?

Stick around for this one, if not to just find out that these cats may have more privileges than one of the Crew members. Though there is a convincing argument, and soft music for the win. Again, make this stuff up we cannot.

Sit back, plug in, pet your cat, drink a beer, and get ready to shell out $2999 for your very own Pong basic coffee table as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 118: Star Wars, the Bird Box CES 2019 Challenge and The Firing Range (it’s back…)



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Kym Frank, Adrian Doughty, Tim Van Woeart and Maura Quinn as the welcome their guests:

Gabe Moronta – Technical AV Product Manager – PSO at Zoom Video Communications
Renee Benson – Vertical Sales – Education at NEC Display Solutions of America
Jimmy Paschke – Director of Sales at SurgeX Residential
Jonathan Webster – Recruiting Manager at TierPM

Follow us here – it’s all necessary information as a listening guide for this podcast.

Act 1: Star Wars

Right off the bat, the Crew intro says it all as you’ll hear dialogue from a scene in one of the greatest movies ever made. From there, well, get ready for a Star Wars podcast trip as the Crew and guests discuss some of the movies, ones they liked, disliked and a character that should never have entered a galaxy far, far away. One of the Crew members looked the part – we believe Tim is ready to star in Episode 9.

One of the guests did admit to never seeing any of the Star Wars movies, but he did see another one of epic proportions – and we gave him extra credits for it. Many of them.

Act 2: The Bird Box CES 2019 Challenge

Netflix has warned fans against participating in a potentially dangerous online challenge that’s inspired by its recent original horror film Bird Box.

Yet they didn’t mention anything about it to the guests on this show.

Well, the good thing is that everyone blindfolded on the podcast are inside and sitting down. The bad thing is they have no idea what’s going to happen after they remove the blindfolds.

Some of the Crew members, as well as the guests are challenged with questions about certain weird CES 2019 tech products.

Get ready to play the “CES Price is Right” where all of them try to guess the price of these items while not being able to see a thing:

The weirdest gadgets from CES 2019 – One of the stories: Las Vegas gets weird(er) – One of these items, Lovot (the cuddly robot from Japanese robotics startup Groove X), has one mission in life, and that is to make you happy.

I tried out Foldimate’s laundry-folding bot at CES 2019 – The story: Bots to fold laundry – a device that promises to fold a “full load of laundry,” has gained widespread attention at CES and online.

Kohler’s smart toilet promises a ‘fully-immersive experience’ – The story: 146-year-old plumbing company Kohler has already stolen the show with what will undoubtedly be 2019’s hottest gadget: an “intelligent toilet” with built-in surround sound speakers, ambient mood lighting, and Amazon Alexa voice controls.

Act 3: The Firing Range

Impossible Foods Rolls Out The All New Impossible Burger 2.0 At #CES2019

The tech conference seems an unlikely place to unveil a food product (as Kym alludes to) and indeed, the Impossible Foods launch of its new plant-based formula is the first food product to launch in the show’s more than 60-year history. They say it’s brown and charred, and smells like a real burger. Umm, and it bleeds? As always, there are for and against teams – and did the winning team really win? Not if they end up having to eat this thing.

Sit back, plug in, and join the Crew on this rollercoaster ride to wherever 2.0 as we live…

The AV Life.