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What We Know About The Apple Car
"Another. Financial analysts has gone hard. Core apple car ahead of this week's earnings one may have nothing to do with the other. Certainly apple exacts are not going to announce an apple car on wednesdays call but apple. Send them an is running high and now bam a second note about apple car days before the earnings report mid week last week it was cowan company analyst send car then ever core analyst dairy on the ended the week last week getting behind the imaginary wheel apple three zero ran the note wherein ad rock set out six key observations boiling those down one. He is into apple soup to nuts. Approach doing hardware software silicon and so on to apple could make up for generally low margin than cars with money maiden services. Three don't under sell mobility. Iphone is a mobile computer. Apple car will be two four. The total addressable market is gargantuan. Three trillion dollars though. He stresses again. That services are where the money will be for apple. Five apple will work with contract manufacturers to bring this premium consumers and sex. The car could add thirty six billion dollars in sales or thirty cents earnings per share in the long run and yeah he probably means long run. He and his an increased probability. That apple will have a product here in the next five years. It seems unlikely that they would start making money on that right away. Though between now. And then darren anonymous. Says he's got a near term bullish bias driven by the trifecta of iphone super cycle monetization of installed base and gm expansion. He's gotten outperform rating on apple shares. He used friday's car note to his price. Target on the shares from one hundred forty five dollars to one hundred sixty. The here is a phrase that we haven't heard in a while apple set new intra day and closing highs on friday mac. Daily news says apple shares. Were up two dollars and twenty cents to end the week last week. Closing at one hundred thirty nine dollars seven cents a lot higher partway through the day. Though hitting one thirty nine eighty five. The company ended the day with the market valuation of two point three four one trillion dollars. We'll tell you the next numbers make my head hurt. Apple's valuation of two point three trillion is six hundred thirty three billion dollars higher than second place microsoft with the market valuation of one point seven trillion amazon's third with evaluation of one point six five trillion followed by alphabet one point two eight trillion tesla rounds out the five most valuable publicly traded companies in the us with a market valuation of eight hundred billion dollars. The good news for apple shares comes ahead of this week's earnings report that set for this wednesday after which there will be an earnings call jelly beans and double bags to be served. After you can catch the call. Live on apple's investor relations page two. Pm pacific five pm eastern the company will also make it available as a podcast people will be tweeting about it. Bloggers will be blogging about. It will have a first look at that on that day's mac. Os can live. And of course we'll go a bit deeper on the following days mac. Os cat
Custom Voice Assistants on Alexa
"Hey there it is wednesday and here is your flash briefing for today. And i've got some interesting news when it comes to amazon as you may know Lexi has certain wake words. We can't have custom week words. You have to choose between echo lexi or a a computer amazon. I think those are all the maybe missing one there but the point is those are not customers. We'll get this. It was just announced. That amazon is now allowing companies to build their own custom assistance. But leveraging the lexi voice service so you may be familiar with the fact that some companies are producing their own independent proprietary voice assistance so not built on the lexi or example google platform but amazon is now making it easier for companies to do that but leverage the lexi platform and the interesting thing about this is that part of this feature set is that you can have your own unique custom wakeford and the first company to do. This is a fiat chrysler. And they have built their own intelligent assistant. It has a unique voice. it has unique skills It has a unique word. But it's all built on lexi and the interesting thing about this as well. Is that if the custom voice experience that the company builds does not have an answer to a particular question that a person asks then it can default to the normal lexi voice service so a key so a company can actually have a custom voice assistant and on top of amazon's already existing lexi service. Now there are some questions about what happens with the data. If a company is building on top of lexi does the company get the data or does lexi does amazon. Get the data some questions that Probably need to be explored but very interesting development in the voice technology space. Hope you're having a wonderful day and we'll talk again tomorrow. Recast dot fm.
Apple Mac bringing back the SD card
"Starting to look like this. Next mac book pro is gonna be the mac book. Where sorry is gonna be the mac book. We were wrong because we already talked about the fact that there maybe probably moving away from the touch bar. We already know the fact. They went to an older style keyboard design. Yesterday we talked about or maybe two days ago that they were going to go back to having a mag safe connector. Today's report we're gonna put an st card in there s the card reader so this was a long experiment for them. You know what it was. Well let me tell you what happened. They let everybody go and buy the minimalist design figured out how much they missed having features so that now in this one comes out and gives them all the features back they rush out like crazy real quick to pick those up. So it's our fault right. Yeah i blame you really do. Yeah i card reader. How nice would it be. Just having st carburetor. Maybe they do some even crazier and put an hdmi port and now just fantastic. Let's not get good type stuff. We're asking for here analyst. Ming cheek will outline his expectations for the new fourteen inch and sixteen inch macbook pro models. Coming later this year with the mag makes a charging connector the removal of the touch bar a new flat edge design and a return of more ports built into notebook for expanded connectivity. I mean i'm so sick. Docs and i'm so sick of dogle today on the macbook air. I watched mo- have to pull out the docking station and everything else. He was tangled up in wire. He had wires because he needed to as the and he wanted to connect an ethernet. And i don't think we're going to eastern at jack on here but still so the next s the card Part of it comes from bloomberg's mark gurman the upcoming macbook pros and example of apple's renewed focus on mac loyalists. The company is planning to bring back in sd card slot for the next macbook pro so users can insert memory cards from digital cameras. Yeah that's what you do with an s. d. card slot. The feature was removed all the way back in two thousand sixteen hundred twenty one. Now this is kind of unlike apple but who knows you never know what they're gonna do remember when they went for the trash can mac pro for example and then they completely backed off the next time around They there were some issues. People wished that they had more ability to upgrade that device switch out. Gp's and things that they wanted a traditional design and so apple went right back to the tower the regular style tower. So i think it's the right move. I don't think. I think if you had you had a plan and things didn't really pan out then that's fine. You know you admit it and you move on this trash can was kinda cute but it just wasn't ready for prime time. We have the rumor that the next model could be a little cube but that they're probably going to keep the full-sized towers as an option. But this is about the macbook pros and the two thousand fifteen macbook pro. Not only did it have an st card reader. It also had in hdmi port. And you're be ports. Which i know. This is the kind of stuff that you're most. Pleasant drinks are filled with. Well the sweet sweet for all kinds of sports. The we'll see what happens but this is a nice little touch here. I know
Mark Gurman Dishes On The Apple VR Headset
"It's a mark gurman apple scoop thursday this time. Mark has a whole mess of details about the rumored upcoming apple headset. Mark says its planned for a twenty twenty two launch will focus on vr gaming but also video and communications and it will only have at least at this point limited. A are features. Also it's not been easy to make and if you're expecting the low cost surprise of the first ipad. say maybe think again quoting bloomberg. The initial device has confronted several development hurdles. The company has conservative sales expectations illustrating how it will be to bring this nascent. Consumer technology to the masses apples. Typical playbook involves taking emerging consumer technology such as music players smartphones tablets and smart watches and making it reliable and easy to use for everyone. This time though. Apple isn't looking to create an iphone kit for its first headset instead. The company is building a high end niche product that will prepare outside developers and consumers for its eventual more mainstream. A are glasses. The plan suggests that apple's first headset will be far more expensive than those from rivals which cost about three hundred to nine hundred dollars. Some apple insiders believe the company may sell only one headset per day per retail store. Apple has roughly five hundred stores so in that scenario annual sales would be just over one hundred and eighty thousand units excluding other sales channels. That would put it on par with other pricey apple products such as the six thousand dollar mac pro desktop computer and apple spokesman declined to comment. Apple is aiming to include some of. Its most advanced and powerful chips in the headset along with displays that are much higher resolution than those in existing vr products. Some of the chips tested in the device. Beat the performance of apple's emlyn mac processors. The company has also designed the headset with a fan. Something that company usually tries to avoid on mobile products. That people said the headset code-named n three one is in a late prototype. Stage but is not yet finalized so the company's plans could change or be scrapped entirely before launch the aarp glasses code-named and for two one are in an early stage known as architecture meaning apple is still working on underlying technologies. This product is several years away. According to the people though apple has previously targeted as early as two thousand twenty three to unveil it the powerful processors and the inclusion of a fan initially led to a device that was too large and heavy with some concern about neck strain in early. Testing apple removed the space. Vr gadgets usually reserved for users. Who want to wear eyeglasses. Which brought the headset closer. To the face and helped shrink the size and to address consumers with poorer eyesight it developed a system where custom prescription lenses can be inserted into the headset over the vr screens. The people said apple originally planned to include less powerful processors and offload much of the work to a hub in a user's home that would wirelessly beam content to the headset. But that idea was squashed by johnny. Apple's design chief at the time. Bloomberg news reported last year. The headset designed to work as a standalone device. Meaning it can operate on a battery rather than be plugged into a wall or a mac that's similar to facebook's latest vr products while sony's requires a playstation gaming console to further reduce the devices. Wait apple is planning to use a fabric exterior. That's a departure from the metal designs apple uses for most products though it has used plastic for devices like airpods that need to be light and fabrics for the homepod speaker to improve. Acoustics prototypes of the headset. Some of which are about the size of and oculus quest include external cameras to enable some a are features. The company is testing using the cameras for hand tracking and is working on a feature. Where a user can type of virtually in the air to input text. It's unclear if that function will be ready for the first version of the device or if it will ever leave the exploratory stage and quote gherman hence that had covid nineteen not delayed development. We might have seen the headset this year. But he also stresses that the aarp glasses are the ultimate end goal. Here as apple sees that as a more mainstream product something that could sell numbers that could eventually rival the ipad apple watch or even iphone sales in the long run.
Tethering and hotspots for your Apple devices
"None of the alternatives for connecting to the internet at home are perfect. So i'll tell you the advantages and disadvantages of each to allow a wiser choice. Depending on your circumstances the two primary ways i would recommend our tethering and using hotspots tethering is the use of your cell phone to act as a modem a hot spot is a separate device which allows users to hook up to the internet. Generally both use a cellular signal. I have experienced using to cellular local hotspot providers and have experienced with another international provider. My experience with thoughtspot start with house giving a presentation which required a video dialogue with a colleague using the internet. I quickly found that the conference center. Who provided the internet head of slow internet speed causing consistent digital latency not a real positive indicator of professionalism for my presentation especially talking about tech so i tried tethering my phone which was better but not perfect but it got me through the presentation later that day. I checked internet speed using the speed test application. Which gives you the upload and download data speeds. You can find these applications in the app store or online. I knew of hot spots. But this is when i became interested between tethering and hot spots i wondered which is faster and best for me. Mobile hotspots were faster in my testing and more reliable. The prices vary although if you sign an annual contract the prices free or minimal otherwise you can expect to pay around one hundred and fifty dollars. Us an advantage of using a hotspot especially infringe locations is if you have a residence where the receptionist like many places in alaska you can place the hot spot at the optimal signal location. Where your cell phone would not be convenient another plus as you can add multiple users with no disturbance to your cellular calling another advantage in hotspots also tend to support more devices and more security options than hotspot made on your phone. Most phones can link up to five devices. Hotspots can handle ten or more with support also a hot spot last longer than it cell phone tethering hotspot mode on your ios device or tethering is one of the most battery intensive things. You can do almost guaranteeing that. You'll be looking for a charger or battery in a few hours. Dedicated hot spots on the other hand often have enough life to run all day. Long using hotspot means never draining your battery just because you needed to get some work done. Some providers will drop the tethering when a call is taking place to help you make a choice between the two. Let me offer you some advice if you are frequently taking your device around town or for travelling you probably should get a hotspot. If your mac booker stays home the majority of time tethering may be the best choice. The drawback of a hot spot is it's another piece of equipment. You must carry. I've seen many and all are about the size of a deck of cards. Some have additional features such as data usage monitoring and an external battery outlet and additional. Drawback is that. There is a monthly fee from your carrier. Depending on how much data you use usually starting around fifteen dollars. Us this could be mitigated as a second line i use for my hotspot is part of a bundle package saving me money overall additionally after we get over this covert pandemic if your business trips take you a broad grabbing an international hotspot can save you from wrecking up costly roaming fees. I used the one. From a company named skyrocketing where i pay daily fee nine dollars for unlimited data usage. The occasionally offer sales to for me. Mobile hotspots became part of my routine equipment. Let's now look at third and likely your worst option. I'll give you a couple of tips to make it somewhat safer. I want to stress. Connecting to the internet at a store or motel is full of security risks some from the provider and those who may be visiting it is my least favorite. Although advantages is usually free using it with your devices that have personal information can put you in a vulnerable place. There are multiple ways. People can remotely access your data from the simple shoulder surfing too complex. Sniffing hackers can siphon data introduced phishing scams to full you into logging into a fake website or install militia software referred to as mel where which normally contains computer viruses. I would be hard pressed to recommend accessing the internet through this method so if you must use public wifi provider. Here are some tips. I would recommend you take to protect yourself. The first is to turn off sharing. Normally we share files use accessories or even have a remote bogging another safety. Measure is to use hypertext. Transfer protocol usually referred to as https h. t. t. p. s. colon slash slash normally starts at the beginning of the internet addressed during using the https colon slash slash is significantly more secure of just the h. T. t. p. colon slash slash that provides a level of encryption and secure identification of a network web server. There's one additional safeguard. Although not foolproof is the use of vpn or virtual private network they allow users to put a network between them and the website there visiting this permits isolation so the site visit will not see your computer they will see the vpn network. Not all sites will allow the use of vpn's such as banks or other sites where identity verification is a priority. The fans are not all created equally. And i'll discuss the different options in a separate podcast.
LG Considering Sale, Withdrawal or Downsizing Phone Business
"Lg electric ceo. Brian kwon said the company is considering all possible measures including sale withdrawal and downsizing of the smartphone business quan also promised employment will be maintained regardless of changes to the division algae's mobile phone business has posted losses of five trillion won over the last five years posting consecutive operating losses. Every quarter since two thousand fifteen
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active 3 now available in the US
"Samsung. They announced the device that was not announced at the unpacked event. But that may be interesting to you so the galaxy tab active three now. This has the same design as the previous model which was released three years ago. So it's been a while since we had sort of this active tablet come from samsung This is to now. The same design is because we want to allow accessories self at this new version. So you don't have to. It's okay that you bought it three years ago. You can still use the same accessories. Her may It's ip sixty eight rated eight scott four gigs of ram sixty four gigs of storage in eight inch lcd display and a five thousand five hundred fifty million battery it's also running android ten and Kind of a little more meant for corporate use. So that's sort of the now in their four hundred ninety dollars to start. Ask boss near you if you want.
Set reminders with Lexi voice assistant
"Hey gary fisher here and got a tip for you today that have to do with reminders and events and ways that you can use lexi to help you out with that and the best way i can explain this is probably by giving you an example so the super bowl is coming up in a couple of weeks and let's say you want to be reminded when it is well. If you just say to lexi lexi tell me when the super bowl is she will do two things. The first thing is she will tell you when this and by the way spoiler on february seventh but then automatically she asks you if you'd like a reminder and if you say yes then she will remind you at that time and you can use that for things like tv show. Air dates holidays That sort of thing so you can actually do a lot of things like that. So remember those keywords. Tell me when and hopefully by remembering those words you can keep your life a little bit more organized. Get some more reminders. Because i knew reminders. These days
Tue. 01/19 Qualcomms New Snapdragon 870
"Coming soon to millions of odroid phones qualcomm has unveiled. Its new snapdragon. Eight seventy chip which has a similar design to the eight sixty five and eight sixty five plus but is clocked at three point. Two gigahertz making it about ten percent faster than the eight sixty five. Quoting the verge. Think of it almost like a snapdragon. Eight sixty five plus plus qualcomm says that the reason for the new chip is in response to manufacture market demands. The eight seventy is designed for companies that want to offer a top tier processor. But don't need the absolute best features the flagship snapdragon eight eight offers and the higher price tag that it demands instead. The company says that it expects that snapdragon eight seventy pounds should hit a sub eight hundred dollar price tag. Although confusingly we've already seen snapdragon eight eight eight phones like the seven hundred and ninety nine dollar galaxy s twenty one. Start to bleed into that range presumably. There's also a marketing aspect here. The snapdragon eight seven new branding and modest if still real speed improvements over the snapdragon eight sixty five plus mean that companies using the chip in their phones. Get a new twenty twenty one chip to boast about on spec sheets without concerns of getting looked over by customers for having an outdated or old processor eight sixty five or eight sixty five plus and quote
"India's. It ministry sent an email to whatsapp head will cathcart calling in the app to withdraw. Its update to its data sharing policy. The ministry is seeking clarification on how the update impacts data sharing with facebook and third parties and questions why the e u. is exempt from the policy change. What's up originally planned to implement the new policy on february eighth but is delaying enforcement until may fifteenth. The updated policy would give what's at business users. The option to you secure hosting services from facebook which could use data collected for personalized advertising on facebook
Tesla asked to recall vehicles over touchscreen safety issue
"A federal agency moves to force test slow to recall about 159,000 vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is moving to force Tesla to take corrective action with potentially defective touchscreens Nitsa has sent Tesla letter saying it has tentatively determined the screens are defective and pose a safety risk. The agency says the screens can cause backup cameras to go dark and if rosters to malfunction. In addition, the screen failures can cause the loss of audible chimes and alerts that are part of the autopilot driver assist system. The issues affect certain 2012 through 2018 model s and 2016 through model 18 Model X Tesla vehicles
Apple sued for not removing Telegram from App Store over violent content and hate groups
"An interesting turn in an interesting case. Piece from berlin. Cider says the group coalition for a safer web and former us ambassador to morocco. Marc ginsberg filed suit against apple late last week for not kicking the messaging app telegram out of the app store. Ginsburg isn't just a former ambassador. According to his wikipedia page he served in a couple of positions during the carter administration before that he was a legislative assistant to senator. Ted kennedy the also worked on bill clinton's campaign and ninety two and al gore's campaign in two thousand and he's been a foreign policy and national security contributor to cnn cnbc bloomberg tv msnbc bbc allow arabia cbc and fox news as for the coalition for a safer web. The organization's website says he s w was a nonpartisan not for profit advocacy organization whose mission is among other things to promote new public and private partnerships to facilitate the expeditious removal of extremist and terrorist incitement and instruction content from social media platforms additionally cs w dedicated to restricting extremists access to internet infrastructure support companies vital to their dark and deep web operations. Basically what happened with parlor would be right up. Cs ws now. They'd like to see happen again to telegraph like parlor before it. Cs w argues that telegram is being used by hate groups and extremists to attack the capital further. The organization says apple knows that telegram is being used to intimidate threaten and coerce members of the public according to apple insider. There is also the accusation that anti-black anti semitic groups have openly utilized telegram with little or no content. Moderation by telegrams management despite the cs ws warnings and media reports about the app. Cbs w argues that apple has not taken any action against telegram comparable to the action. It has taken against parlor to compel telegram to improve its content moderation policies by not doing enough to moderate activity on its own app. Cbs w says telegram is in violation of apple's terms of service. Just like parlor and just like night. Yes they went there but instead of taking it up with telegram for some reason. They're taking it up with apple. Well they're taking it up with the courts to take it up without appleinsider says the demand a jury trial and asked the court to provide compensatory damages to each plaintiff and injunction to be granted prohibiting telegram from the app store until it complies with apple's guidelines and legal costs
The next TV you buy might be a lot bigger
"Tech co host. Mike snyder is off. Today is eighty new fifty. When it comes to television it might be one of the many themes to come out of. Cas is television makers really want you to go big as usa. Today tech columnist rob pecoraro wrote about tv sales. Were up last year. A lot of that was because we were all stuck at home because of the pandemic and since we spent a lot of our time in front of our tv's streaming shows and movies. We were looking for an upgrade. Its why according to the npd group sales of sixty five inch and larger. Tv's grew from thirteen percent in two thousand eighteen to twenty one percent twenty twenty as a result according to rob's column manufacturers now wanna make displays that are eighty inches the mainstream. I'm used to the days when i had a forty to forty five inch. Tv and that fell giant so upgrading to something in the sixties or even eighty s feels incredible but it makes sense considering how much time we're spending in front of them in light of everything going on the other thing tv makers want you to buy into is eight k. It offers four times. The pictures a four k which was already offering four times the pixels of hd a in short. You get a better picture. That is really what is being offered here. Here's the thing though. Do you need eight k tv set. Probably not right now. There is still a shortage of ak content out there. There are some youtube videos. That are in eight k. You have games on consoles like the xbox and playstation either available now on coming soon the other thing with ak. tv's is. They eat
Ring adds end-to-end video encryption to its doorbells and security cameras at CES 2021
"A couple of doorbell announcements dimension ring announced its doorbells and security cameras will start rolling out and and encryption to users in an opt in basis today as of today that's right ring videos Are already encrypted. But the addition of end to end means only the customer can view them not ring. That's a huge change. Arlo announced its own. Version of touchless doorbell Similar to one you guys mentioned earlier in the week from alarm dot com arlos version doesn't use a welcome mat though instead. The doorbell just detects when a person is close to the doorbell and rings a chime and shines a light so the person at your door knows. The doorbell has already been rung. Verges sean hollister asked the question of whether existing doorbells that already have cameras and speakers should get a software upgrade to do similar things.
Apple Watch Can Detect COVID-19 A Week Before Symptoms Begin Showing Up
"Researchers at mount sinai health system in new york and stanford university in california have found a way to predict if users of apple garment and fitbit watches have covid nineteen before the viruses detectable in tests. The mount sinai study analyzed apple watch wears for heart rate variability which is a known marker of inflammation people infected with cove in nineteen experience lower heart rate variability stanford monitored whereas if apple garment amphibian devices and found that eighty one percent of corona virus positive patients experience changes in their resting heart rate for up to nine and a half days prior to the onset of symptoms the researchers could predict infection into third of those infected
Apple Is Top Pick For Growing PC Market
"Send them. You probably never thought you'd hear from wall street. Apple is the top pick for the growing. Pc market. I'll give you a moment. Apple's read out. Oh ren part of a note from counting company analyst. Chris sang car on thursday for calendar. Year twenty twenty. He and his. The pc market grew over eight percent driven by all the working from home and schooling at home for twenty twenty one more of the same. They think the segment will grow another two and a half percent this year the way the firm sees it. Hp will do well by units sold. Mostly they'll be chromebooks. Though for the stock to do. Well sang card thanks. They'll have to revitalize their printing business the firms not seeing great things for dell this year. They see improvement for that company. Once people start going back to the office and apple in the it hardware space says san cars note. Apple remains our top pick given refreshed macbook and ipod product portfolios estimated seventy percent plus and education sales exposure and new in sourced m series chips. The could help alleviate some cpu procurement who would've thought two years ago that we'd be talking about pc's grow segment and if we were who thought we'd be talking about apple. Cowen company has an outperform rating on apple shares. The firm's price target on the shares is one hundred thirty three dollars.
Custom Commands for Common Actions
"Hey there terry here. It is wednesday and this is your flash briefing for today today. Want to talk about some fun. You can have with your custom routines as you may know. A routine is a single command that you can say to lexi or for that matter it can be time to just happen. Automatically at a certain time and then lexi carries out a number of commands. But the interesting thing is you could also use this feature to create a custom command for one particular action. And i'll give you an example on. It's really fun. So my daughter is really into harry potter books. Right now and there's this spell. And harry potter limos and that turns their wand essentially into a flashlight so we thought hey this would be kinda cool. She's got some. Led lights up around her room that if she could say to lexi lexi luma's that her lights in her room would turn on and we did that and the way you do that. Is you simply go into your lexi app to set up a routine you go into the app you click on the more by the more button icon in the bottom. You click on routines and then you click on the plus button. Then you're going to click on enter routine named give it a name and then when this happens you click on that and you choose voice and you type in that custom command that you want to use to control whatever action and then you go to the next step and you add that action and really. This is cool because now you can control just about any action that you can think of with just about any custom command that you can think of and so my daughter's having fun Setting up routines to do different things. That are lights based on different harry potter spells. And it's a lot of fun.
CES 2021: creating experiences during a pandemic
"So just mechanically. What was this your like. As attendees i actually tried to make my version of cas as similar as i could to the las vegas version so in my basement i erected a casino and i slept on the floor and i ate really crappy food. That's what i did not true. Actually none of that is true. But what i did do. I did call in some of the gadgets that were announced at the show. So i would say i. I did get to touch and feel and use some of these gadgets. I focused on covid protection gadgets. That was a big theme of this show. Is all the things we can used to prevent germs from getting on us really. So i tested a smart mass testing some air purifiers. Smart air purifiers a tested. Uv sanitizing gadgets. That was what my experience was like this week. Nicole what about you. I did not touch and feel anything which is very unusual for this time of year if you know any other given year. The first couple of weeks of january. I'm completely exhausted. I've run around the same hotel lobby for like miles and miles zooming between different booths in different shows and this year. I got to cover a cs in my sweatpants from my couch and california which is pretty great. I visited a lot of digital booths. The new cis website is a mixed between like a trade show lincoln and in tech youtube. So you can watch the keynote speeches on your own time and you sort of like visit these web pages and chat with people in the booth but i focused on smart home tech. Most of it can't fit into my apartment even like this one sixteen thousand dollar wellness alexa. Smart tub that. I'm obsessed with that. Produces fog aromatherapy essential oils and all sorts of other luxurious things that we absolutely do not need. Ucs as my like escapist gadget fantasy escape all the news of this week.
LG Announces New OLED TV Lineup, Launches New 4K Monitor at CES 2021
"Are getting a little less flat. LG is showing off some new TV concepts that this year's consumer electronic show, including one that can bend at the touch of a button. Neither be flat or can be curved, which is really immersive for gaming. If you're sitting up close to it. Have that curved display digital trends Caleb Denison says Curve TV's didn't catch on when they first hit the market a few years ago. But with more people getting into gaming, LG decided to test the waters again. They're kind of coming back around to some of the stuff that they've tried in the past. Now that there's a really reasonable application for it. LG Answer demo Too transparent, old led TV, which Denison says is aimed at restaurants. You can actually use that transparent old. It is a shield between the two of you. While also looking at the menu on this display, picking out what you want to order. It'll let you watch TV while you wait for your food and even display the bill at the end of the session with Tech friends about like stone, ABC News
Minter Dial talks about his new book "You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader
"My first guest of the year and i'm so excited because he's also very good friend of mine is meant to dial into how i i a sam. How are you happy new year and my friend. Now minter is a successful author. Filmography speaker podcast. And he's also multi-linguistic. I've practiced that word several times. Because it's not easy for me to say minter. We're here today because you've got a fantastic. New book came out only yesterday. What's it called. What's it about name of the book. Thank you for having me on. Science is called you lead. How being yourself makes you a better leader. And it did. Indeed launched yesterday around the world except for north america which takes three more weeks Gotta do things differently and the books about leadership so the issue at some level is just another book on leadership but said the central premise is about leadership. Starting with how you lead yourself at home with your friends family and at work. 'cause real leadership has to start with leading yourself being ceo of your life. Why did you write this booklet. Where was the inspiration. What's trophies who write this so there's a little bit of a long answer on that one time. So just indulge me a second. I began writing this book in two thousand and fourteen and the premise was. It was going to be the book that i write. i like. We all say we have a book with us. This was going to be that book and such the thesis really was a wanted to talk about my life's learnings up until the age of fifty and naturally those learnings had to be both at work and out of work and so i. I started writing this book. I went off to croatia and thirty thousand words. And then all of a sudden bang big piece of news drops and i had to put the book aside and if you can imagine. I had that specific type of process where i went into the book. Big thing happens as in someone dies or her major event. And i keep on having to put the book. Aside in the interim i've done three other books and a documentary film and finally having heart official empathy out of the way. I said i got this went in. And i got the publisher. We got moving on. Its on on this leadership principle. And then i had it in my manuscript sam on the seventh of march seventh amounts twenty twenty twenty twenty which basically was a week before we all went down into lock dumb and god another big event because that was a pretty big event and they are. My gosh is not going to happen again. But fortunately i had. The team was on fellow. I got a chance to laron some pieces. That made it even more pertinent yet. Do i feel that. The concept of leadership needed to be dramatically addressed before the pandemic. And i'm delighted to feel that sort of satisfaction that the pandemic has revealed even more the need for new type of leadership in the future. And that's why. I wrote the book so you talk about a new type of leadership. What is this new type of leadership leading so unbalanced the real difference between any other type of leadership where we're also talking about performance and getting people everyone motivated. The real design here is to think about leadership being you and your personal and professional life so absolutely taking away. The wall between what usually is just where you have to go to work. You're a strictly professional here. I really am opening up the komo no to the idea of bringing your whole personality to work now. The challenge is just finding about how much of you do. You want to bring to work to provide that authentic sense of self and yet retain the privacy that is absolutely normal the intimate highly confidential elements of you that you don't need to have and the and the challenges inevitably is finding that cursor along the scale that allows you to be you yet. Keep some secret garden that we all have private more on the basis that we are now working from home here on a zoom cool with you. I can see part of your study going. Glimpse into your personal life just through this small portal view. The are half which of course if we were in an office together. I would never know that i would never know that. Was your talk box meat. And i'd never was on new shelf so all of those things that little snippets. Is that why you think we have to not be more authentic imelda to you. Personal public personas. Let's say that's the pandemic's version and there's another bigger piece to that. Which is that. Finally people are taking stock of mental health and generally whether it's in the army as or in business there's an element of bravado to the leadership. Suck it up. let's go get it. All done and fire up the team and yet seventy percent of employees systematically score themselves being disengaged from work so were now in a situation where when you see me in my home you might hear my kids. The cat might pop up on the desk. There's also behind the screen behind the mosque. Some realities that this pandemic has changed whether or not you have a personal issue with regards to someone being sick or dying. There's just a an overall menez that's out here and whereas before we Happens at home. Keep it at home. That's died on that selfish shit happening at work. actually now. my work is at home. I can't extract myself from that whether it's my tuck box or my surroundings but more importantly my personal wellbeing and whereas before we talk about efficiencies and effectiveness by can actually see my bed from where. I'm speaking the way you sleep absolutely has an impact on your productivity. So why aren't we at work creating environments where people sleep better for example having naps. Why is it that we just have to have the google pods. Just a few of those illuminated type of companies allowing for that whereas we should actually be training people where you're learning for development departments aren't just about how do you do a pl better. How do you make a product more efficient. But how do you sleep better because that energy that you gain. That's off the ball. I like to say. I use the in sports. We say on the ball where you're at work but off. The ball counts dramatically in any sport. How you play off the ball. And i think of time away from work as off the ball and that counts absolutely how you are as a person how you show up the energy you have and that sense of discretionary energy that you bring to work and that becomes a competitive advantage. I read the book why we sleep last summer. Brilliant book and change my productivity. I was dots. Bravado person up early three hour sleep for i sleep in i can do. I've been doing that since my army days. It's easy pa. And of course i then read the book about why we sleep in the house you need and then i read the book about kadian rhythms and wire naps quite useful in when we all pick women up. He has changed the way i work. Is that what you're describing that sort of productivity the borders one hundred percent and the funny thing is sam i got on the sleep. Bandwagon serendipitous lee. When i was investi i went to university in the states and i came across a course the fluffy of sleep and i was sitting literature and the sky called rose kind was on loan from stanford and he was doing a year and as part of his situation at yale he had to teach a course in so he brought this. He'd been studying. With the god of all gods of sleepy research the time build event and so brought this course and i got lucky enough to sign up for it and all of a sudden i took four courses all around sleep back in the eighties. And just expose me to my. Gosh we tell ourselves a bunch of nonsense with this sort of bravado stop for or just the thoughts we have for example sam and i'm going to guess that most people listening don't know this but you know how many dreams you haven't tonight. I don't but i'm guessing that's one or two though you wanted to. You remember generally speaking your sleep cycles. Lost one and a half hours on average lots of averages in this and then your dream period is about often especially at the beginning of the night and the that's called the rim sleep and here's a funny thing. Do you think that your dreams happen in real time or an accelerated time. Never thought about it before. Winter is my honest answer so the bringing it down to the granular level. The forty five minutes of your dream. The issue is how you recall it. So it's like a haze you recall it. And generally what people do kaleidoscope the way they recall their dreams whereas their dreams actually happened mechanically in real time. That's to say if you imagine you're walking down a whole your brain sending but it's cut off at the neck messages to the rest of your body to walk down a hole so as long as it takes you to walk down the hall. That's how long it happens anyway. There's so many wonderful things you can learn about the importance of dreaming porton sleep and so i like to bring it into the the professional space because i think it's just another elements of our personalized that is useful when we're in the working environment.
What To Expect From CES 2021
"Hi. How you doing? Good. The consumer electronic show 2021 talk to me a little bit about that. That's ce s 21, right? Yes, And what's interesting? I think about it is that this year? It's been very different, right? I mean, what hasn't been different, but this is one of the largest shows in the world usually attract somewhere around 120,000 people to Las Vegas, and it's an insane, you know, week of just all these new tech ideas and all that. This year. It's a little different, but one of the things that we've seen in a lot of these virtual presentations is actually a lot of technology to help with the pandemic, and what I think has been interesting is that ah, lot of this is taking health technology that was already on the horizon and kind of applying it to the pandemic and how to fight it. Me an example of some of the things that they're trotting out there A mask phone touchless doorbell. What? Caught your eyes. Yeah, The math phone is probably the best one right, So it's literally like one of those cheap Bluetooth headsets built into a mask. But it works. In fact, Reviewer of the Wall Street Journal said. She used it for Ah lot of conference calls, and she was very happy on day. It's only like 56 bucks so easy, but there are also other ones out there. For example, there's a bio button. And this is a really interesting idea. It takes sensors that are near hospital quality. Not exactly. Near that to come on your chest and just this one button. It's not a bunch of sensors. They're all built into this one button. It can stay there for up to 90 days, and it can track your vital signs and all sorts of other stuff and alert you. If you're starting to get sick now, it can't tell the difference between Cove it in the flu. Most of us can't either unless we get a test, but It's a good sign of kind of showing how technology that was again already kind of in the offing can be used in the more positive ways. And then finally, the touchless doorbell is probably one of the smartest dog type technologies I saw where literally it's a video doorbell, just like the ring that a lot of people have. And what it does is that they have a mat that they put right in front of the doorbell and the doorbell. It's been taught if someone is standing on that mat, so they're close enough immediately. Ring the doorbell don't have to have them touch it. And, of course, that's like, really smart idea, and that time when we're all worried about germs, same thing with the toilet, By the way, we've had, like sensor run toilets for a long time in businesses. Now they defend. They found a way to make it kind of lets ugly looking at home, And instead you just kind of wave your hand over the flushing The flusher like your jet I or something, So there's a lot of that type of stuff that we saw. Doesn't the Smartwatch already do some health metrics for you? It does, but it is not doing stuff like following your temperature as closely right. It's not, you know, the so far most of the watches are on Lee taking heart rate sometimes oxygen, though they're not terribly good at it, and, according to our reviews have seen it. And also the BCG, but they're not able to do stuff like your temperature and other stuff. And so I think what's interesting is it's not just taking those vitals the way that the watch does, which typically, the watches only, really doing that a lot during a workout, and then it's passively doing it every once in a while when you're not This button. In theory, for example, we haven't tested it, but in theory would actually be tracking you pretty regularly on day. Especially if you're someone who lets imagine you're over 65. You're in a in a home and you're really worried about possibly getting Cove it or getting sick.
Intel’s new Core i9-11900K flagship processor will arrive in early 2021
"Let's now talk about big announcement. Said see yes starting within dell boy. It's been a tuesday or wednesday wherever you might be until announced new processor families including fifty different processor variants. Come in this year. Twenty twenty one until expects five hundred. Pc's introduced this year running on one of these new processors so let's meet them we. The pro platform has twenty-seven variants aimed at thin and light business laptops among include security precautions as ai. Best based threat detection against ransomware and krypton mining plus until control flow enforcement for attacks that usually evade software only solutions phibro promises twenty three percent faster productivity at processing over the competition like a md. There's also the yvo v pro which will combine security and manageability from the pro would the evoke mobility platform. So look for this in a line of intel yvo chromebooks patrick robert any thoughts on this before we keep going with intel stuff. Pay attention to what these strange people would. Apple get the magnificence. We're bringing to you my people. That's a good intel voice. move on. there's the six new series ten nanometer until silver and seller on processors targeted education systems. They promised thirty five percent. Better performance and seventy eight percent better graphics performance. Then we've got the eleven th gen intel core h series for what until calls ultra portable gaming built on intel's tiger lake h thirty five ten nanometer superfan architecture and process this allows gaming and sixteen millimeter thick laptops with support for thunderbolt four z graphics and pci gen four with sizeable bar the three models feature four core or eight anti threads. Cpu's with a twenty eight to thirty. Five watt power draw. The flagship is the intel core. I seven special edition with up to five gigahertz. Turbo acer acis. Msi and bio. I'll announce eight thirty five powered system so until is working with them. This expect forty two gaming laptop designs to run on the series with parts by march. Jc three fifteen ask chat. What's ultra ultra portable means. It'll handle most games without giving you back pain now. It's not yeah. It's actually accurate coming later. In twenty twenty one will be the eleventh gen rocket lake s series desktop processors with nineteen percent more instructions per cycle with the i nine eleven nine hundred k. launching in q. One of this year finally until also demonstrated the twelfth gen alder lake processors do in the second half of the year alder lake will be the first chip built on the enhanced. Version of the ten nanometers superfan manufacturing technology combining new higher power cores with golden lake called lake with efficient grace cores into a single product similar to arms big little tech until intends to market older lake for use in mobile devices laptops and desktops and if the sounds familiar out similar to apples and one chips until also announced started production of the ten at nanometer zeon scalable processors for servers with volume ramp in q. I yeah
Echo Device Low Power Mode
"Today i want to tell you about a feature that you may or may not know about and this goes on in the background with your echo devices and this is called the echo device. Low power mode. So where's do well. It reduces the amount of energy that your echo device is using and this like. I say it happens mostly in the background now. This only works some of the newest devices so specifically if you have one of the echo dot echo dot with clock latest generation fourth generation the spherical devices. It works if you have the echo fourth-generation bigger spherical device that works. And if you have the echo show ten it works other devices. Unfortunately a don't don't apply for this feature but basically what happens is this gets activated. The low power mode gets activated automatically When you are not interacting with your device so for example if your device is just idle siblings idly sitting. I li sitting there. And you're not interacting with it and you have one of these devices then it will go into low power mode and then that low power gets turned off as you start to interact with it now. There are a couple of catches. Your device does not go into low power mode if any of these apply to you so number one if there is a spotify account linked to your amazon account if there is an active notification going on and you would know that because it'd be a pulsing yellow light if your device is connected to an external speaker or if your device is directly connected to a smart home device or lexi gadget through zubi wi fi or bluetooth so unfortunate. That is actually quite a few circumstances. Where it doesn't get activated but nevertheless I think this is great. That amazon thinking about this in terms of you know. Can you reduce the power consumption of your devices and the answer is yes long as you meet certain requirements so they go a little bit information about what's going on behind the scenes again. This isn't something that you necessarily turn on or off. It just happens if it can. And anyway i think it's great.
A preview of Samsung's smartphone event
"It should come as no surprise that we all of our smartphones which is why anytime a new device comes out while is usually pretty excited always tracks a lot of attention. And we're supposed to be getting that this week right right correct brett later this week on thursday at ten. Am eastern time. Samsung will unveil its new mobile lineup. And this is all kind of part of the cas stuff and everybody can watch that on. Samsung youtube page We have links to that. In our recent stories on usa today dot com. And we'll be covering it so far. What we know is were you expect to see new models in the galaxy lineup. Like an s twenty one. Twenty one plus twenty. Twenty-one ultra what we don't know is whether they'll be a new note fablet the sites track samsun news kind of like you and i tracked. Sports teams trades Have also found evidence that suggest. This wave galaxy phones might be slightly cheaper at the outset in the twenty was if that is true it could help samsung expand. Its market share in case. You don't know all ready. The global leader in smartphone sales with twenty two percent of the market up from twenty one percent a year ago according to research firm strategy analytics here in the us samsung marketshare actually grew to thirty four percent in the third quarter of two thousand twenty while apples dipped from thirty six to thirty percent. So this could be an interesting Smartphone battle coming up here in the months ahead. Anything you're looking to find out from samsung brett. I'm always curious what they're gonna do to kind of push push things forward in terms of innovation on smartphones Every year it gets harder and harder. Because there's only so much you can do with the device that you have and even five years ago if felt like you were seeing some some noticeable upgrades and changes to how your phone work and it seems like the further along we get. It's almost becomes harder. It seems to like find new in different reasons for you to own this new latest smartphone. some really curious what and samsung has always been pretty good about introducing some interesting ways to leverage your smartphone. And i'm really curious what those are But yeah it should be fun. I think it's always interesting to see and samsung in particular has always fascinating because of all the android phone makers. They seem to one that. Be the one that has stood out the most as far as being arrival to the iphone And any time you hear anyone with an android phone in most cases it's galaxy phone. So i mean they've done a really good job positioning themselves as that rival and i'll be interested to see what new ways They can push the smartphone for smartphones as it is
Does Echo Spatial Recognition Work?
"Now. This question is from barbara braun and let me at the supper you. She basically says that she has multiple echo devices and she has more than one device respond at once. This is a very common problem and theoretically as barbara says. There's something called eco spatial recognition. That should be in place. So the closest device response to your request or question. That's absolutely right barbara. That is the technology that exists and under perfect circumstances. That's theoretically how it would work but you're right. It's not perfect. And i've experienced before as have many people in our community and so we had a lot of people comment on this. We had william and william had a great idea. This is one of the solutions. And that's this. You are able to name your devices different things so for example you can name your device echo. You can name it Amazon you name it computer and of course you can name it a lax alexi. This is to get around it so that you speak to only one device because it's got a different name the problem with that if it's a problem that's up you to decide is well. You have to remember the different names for the different devices so in theory if they were all named the same the one closest to you should be speaking to you but unfortunately doesn't work like that We also had marlene and jesse Couple of people other comment that this has been an issue for them as well so barbara there you go. The bottom line is yes theoretically. It's supposed to work but it's not perfect in so you either have to put up with that. We're trying naming your devices different names and that should help with that problem all right. Thanks so much for your question. Barbara