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Episode Info: Hey folks, this is Ray and you are listening to Tech News Nightly. Thank you for being here and taking time out of your evening to listen to your source of technology news. Tonight we have news stories about Samsung, and Uber, but before we get to that I want to tell you what has been going on with the show. Number one, you may have been wondering where the show was last week, well I have been battling some kind of flu bug that at one point rendered me almost voiceless. I have and still am fighting off some chest congestion which makes it hard to speak, much less record on a microphone. Also, there will be a live show this week come heck or high water. I promise. It will be on YouTube and all you have to do is go to https://technewsnightly.com/tnn-live/ and watch there.  Easy enough, right?  Alright let’s get into the news! So Samsung, you remember them right? The whole exploding smart phone ordeal?  Maybe not, I mean it wasn’t like it was all over the tech news world or anything….they have introduced a new assistant that is along the likes of Siri, google home and Alexa. They call it “Bixby”. Sounds like a butlers name, doesn’t it? So Samsung is calling Bixby an AI agent and it is a bit different than Siri or Cortana.  Bixby is your device helper. That’s right, he is going to help you accomplish all the tasks that modern gadgets like smartphones and tablets are capable of. Okay really what Bixby does is help you get around the crappy software and interfaces that Samsung uses. Bixby will first appear on the Galaxy 8 and the phone will have a dedicated button to launch, but Samsung is saying that its initial capabilities will be limited to a handful of preinstalled apps and a fire extinguisher. You can find more at http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/20/14973742/samsung-bixby-virtual-assistant-announced-galaxy-s8 Here is what I am thinking here folks. Samsung is telling us they are introducing this AI agent that is supposed to help you use your phone or tablet. Let that sink in….they are telling you, the consumer that you probably don’t know how to use a smartphone or tablet. Now look…I am not saying Samsung thinks you’re stupid, what i am saying is they have determined that their software and interfaces are not user fri
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