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Belkin wireless charger sold by Apple is being recalled for fire hazards
"You gotta belkin portable wireless charger plus stand special edition w i z. W. o. three either from belkin through apple. Yeah you wanna go ahead and unplug. That seems that might shock you or burn step down. Maybe apple insider says belkin has initiated a voluntary recall for models sold between july and october of last year according to belkin according to the peace a manufacturing defect and the devices power supply could cause it to overheat and increase the risk of catching fire or shocking users. The company advises anyone who owns the product to stop using it and the unplug it from its power source immediately. Belkin added that it would refund users. Who bought the charger. More information is available on belkin site.
SolarWinds hackers breached US Treasury officials’ email accounts
"Attackers stage. A dry run get solar winds in october. Two thousand nineteen. Yahoo news is sources. Say the operators of the attack conducted a test of the campaign five months before the supply chain attack began in earnest. This test sent files without back. Doors through signed updates to orion seemingly detest they would actually be delivered and detected and updated. Faq by solar winds indicates that this was the first modification to its updates. It was aware of in related. News and analysis by the wall street journal farsight security and risk iq identified twenty four organizations that installed solar ones orion platform with militias backdoors installed including cisco intel invidia. Vm-ware belkin kent state university the california department of state hospitals and deloitte nso group spyware reportedly used against journalists a new report from security researchers at citizen lab at the university of toronto details. How government operatives used the pegasus spyware from nso group to attack the phones of thirty-six journalists producers and executives at al jazeera as well as journalist at el arab tv in london the attack was carried out using the click kismet exploit chain and i message that worked against phones running. Iowa's thirteen dot five dot one or earlier. Apple said at pets vulnerabilities seemingly with iowa's fourteen. Cia agents exposed with stolen data. A new report in foreign policy looks at the impact of data stolen by state-backed groups and other ap tease round twenty thirteen. The cia began to notice that undercover operatives in africa and europe began to be rapidly identified by chinese operatives. This marked a period where the us intelligence community noted a general professionalization of china's intelligence operations building infrastructure to process that data. They were already collecting both officially and illicitly as well as general rooting out of corruption that previously led to deep penetration into the chinese government. In the early two thousands china began tracking flights and passenger lists it also when after biometric data at airports like at bangkok this information was correlated with data gathered on an attack at the office of personnel management in two thousand twelve which leaked personal data from twenty one point five million people that data could be analyzed to figure out who was a us agent pair that information with travel data and you could figure out who from china those agents met with and with the background data indicating who might be approached at becoming sa asset europol. The european commission launch a new decryption platform. This platform was lodged in collaboration with the european commission's joint research center designed to aid authorities in decrypt information that is obtained lawfully in criminal investigations and managed by your oppose european cybercrime centre functionally. This platform will use in-house expertise with both software and hardware tools to provide effective assistance to national member. state investigations. National police forces from member states can now send lawfully obtained evidence to europol for decryption.
Best tech gift of 2020
"Be the best tech gift of 2020. And it only cost you 25 bucks. The standard shipping deadline has passed, and most of the big ticket items are already gone. Home Pod Mini, which is the new speaker from Apple is already sold out. The MacBook Air Mac Book Pro are sold out, the echo dot with clock is sold out and the Google Nest audio smart speaker Was sold. But USA Today, Tech columnist Jefferson Graham tells KNX one gift idea. You probably don't think about made top them all. It's the hardest working device of your home. And it's readily available of Belkin. 12 outlets. Surge Protector. It sounds so silly, but all of the death devices now have these outlets that are humongous, and you can't fit him anywhere. You've been about two and we need room if you want another ideograms suggest a flash drive to store all your photos so they don't take up space on your phone.
Interview With Prof. James McGaugh
"By guests. Today's professor james mcgill. Who is imminent is professor of neural. Biology and behavior accused of california. Irvine he is so so fellow at the centre for the biology of learning and memory. Belkin jim hello there. I want to start with all the papers. Entitled making lasting memories remembering the significant invite you say although forgetting the common fate of most of experiences much evidence indicates that emotional arousal and kansas. The story of memories. The served to create selectively lost memories of other more important experiences. You said that. Europe biological systems mediating emotional arousal at memory are very closely linked before we get into a gym I wondered if you sort of a- define memory a little bit and You know cambodia. Understanding of memory changed overtime. Booby beckon understanding of what we mean by emory. Now all right memory is something that we infer from individualism from animals. All we ever see is behavior and on the basis of behavior we make inferences that that ah prior experience produce some kind of change in the in this case the brain of the animal or the human such that they can behave differently and we make inferences that are memory processes underlying the change in behavior. Now the the function of memory is to allow us to behave. If we didn't have memory we would be just like vegetables We're able to have an experience. Remember that experience and change or are repeat our behavior on the basis of that experience in order to survive so memory is a fundamental set of abilities that aid in our survival. Right right he also. That's disagree to think about it. So clearly for animals For memory to their behavior but in the case of cubans Couldn't be actually say Y be mean by memory of a of a potentially a a large set of data that you get used to define memory right. Oh a larger set setup data the inferences the same. If i watch you play for example i can make inferences about your ability to change your behavior on the basis of experience. And that's all i have and the case of of yourself. I presume that you learn to speak language. Now if i observed you when you're a child i could see the process of your acquiring the language rep all of the things that we do are based on experiences that then causes to change our behavior in response to the experience and and scientists what we try to do is to figure out what happens in the brand that enables that change in behavior or the repeat of behavior which is based on the experience. And it's same end for intro process that we use when talking about human behavior as when we're talking about animal behavior so so both tactically james so suppose i say You know i saw x. right Says i'm talking short term memory eight. I saw last wednesday on steeped. Why you know. I'm sort of not relating Something from from the past That i guess. I dead point. Would you say i m make an inference or i am actually Member memorizing. you're you're using information i would. I have to make the inference at. That's based on memory and of course it is because there isn't any other way to explain your ability to do that but you're just using the information that you acquired a previous time in order to affect your behavior at this time and that's that's what memory does it allows us to use experiences in order to to change our behavior to make it appropriate for the moment
Dayton's Road to Pandemic Recovery
"We've been taking a look around the country at how different cities or dealing with the fallout from the pandemic. Today we head to Dayton Ohio unlike other places Dayton hasn't been a hot spot for the coronavirus and the death toll has been low but the pandemic is just the latest in a series of struggles. The city has faced in the past year our reporter Doug Belkin visited the city recently and joins me now Doug Dayton Ohio has been through a lot in recent years even before the pandemic from natural disasters to rising numbers of deaths the OPIOID crisis. Can you tell us a little? Bit more about the position Dayton was in before the pandemic it. It's a fascinating town. It really punched above. Its weight for a long time. Many years ago it was a home of a lot of innovation. The Wright brothers came from there there are a lot of major manufacturing companies and engineering companies that really employed thousands of people and built a Beautiful City in the early twentieth century. The housing stock is really lovely. But it fell on hard times. A lot of those companies moved south to chase cheaper labor and the revenue into the city declined significantly and then they had really hard shock. The financial crisis in two thousand and seven and eight pulled a lot of jobs out that didn't return and then the opiate crisis that was really ground zero. It's a lot of highways going in and out of Dayton and it made it a kind of a pitstop for these drugs and they were just hundreds and over the years. Thousands of people who overdosed from opioids. So they were very hard and then last summer they had a string of horrible tragedies. They had a tornado that wiped out part of the town and killed people they had A mass shooting in downtown shopping district that killed nine people and injured another twenty people and they had a Klu Klux Klan rally Which really hard for the people there so last year was very difficult moment for them and all of that brings us up now to the pandemic and Ohio responded to the coronavirus pandemic with one of the nation's strictest lockdowns how has the corona virus now impacted Dayton and our elected officials grappling with it so the virus itself has not taken deep root there the shutdown or have been very effective or at least the pandemic did not make huge inroads. There's been about fifteen people who've died in Dayton of a city of one hundred forty thousand six hundred confirmed cases so the sickness has been. You know it's the specter has there but the fear was a major problem in the shutdown and the economic implications of the shutdown have been dramatic. And what we wrote about in the story was a lot of of what that's done to the economy to the people in the town to the churches in the town and even to the revenue of the city. And how they're gonNA deal with it and how they're sort of handcuffed because they will have less revenue to keep their social safety net strong so we spoke to the mayor of the City Nan. Whaley WHO's trying to lead the community through this and this is what she had to say. And when since we all become mayors because you can see directly the impact you make you get to make decisions and you have this control but the more you do it the more you realize the less control you really have. So what she's talking about here is the fact that these these tragedies that happened last summer in the pandemic it's going on now are all national and international issues. The handgun issue is a national problem. The racism issue that the KKK was part of is obviously a national issue tornadoes. That came through As part of the change in climate and this pandemic as part of a global problem and one thing that they all have in common that the mayor belief is that the federal response has not been robust enough to help cities and towns and they are ending up dealing with these problems by themselves with much smaller resources than the federal government. Has IT Doug? You also spoke to members of the Dayton community. What did you hear from them about how they're coping right now? So a lot of folks were really knocked back on their heels by the shutdown A lot of business owners you know. Obviously they shut down their businesses and they were concerned that they wouldn't be able to restart them and a lot of folks were laid off from their jobs. I spoke to one woman named bridget. Hadn't who has had to dig into her children's college savings account to get by these last few months. And here's bridget. I think this is going to Their their futures. They're gonNA come out of this with a lot of debt Things that they shouldn't have to endure at their ages. I planned for this. I planned in plan for this so that they wouldn't have to do this and now I'm giving into their college funds just to be able to survive day to day and we know that the people around the country are digging into their children's college savings account to get through these periods of unemployment. This is a national issue. And it's it's playing out in Dayton along with everyone else and a big question that all of us are grappling with now is what happens next when the pandemic is over and and what does our new normal look like. Here's mayor naturally again in what she had to say about that. I do think during the tragedies of Dayton last year I did feel the region really come together to support the city. The city center which was very special. I worry that that could go away. Because of the WACO vid puts people in their corner really fast both politically and like literally in the corner. You know in their home. Dave chapelle lives in that area. The wonderful comedian and he gave a show after the the mass shooting to help bring the community together and to heal the community and one thing that the mayor said was that that's not possible now. People can't gather here show so she asked. How do you heal a community? That's gone
Tips for working at home
"Black line. Keep listening after the show to learn more Hayes Jefferson Graham. You're listening to talking tech and the big subject for a Lotta people. These days is working at home. I've been doing it for years. Many people this may be new to them. So I've got some tips here on talking tech. We'll start with the basics like a good internet signal without which of course you're toast but from there. Let's focus on the workspace that you've dedicated for your new home away from the office begin by picking a comfortable place to hang your shingle and park your laptop. Hopefully one with few distractions like your buy food. If you want to recreate the office experience you could always put up a picture of the kids that were significant other on your desk. I like to have a notebook by my computer for obvious reasons. I like to have an old fashioned tool to write down phone numbers in keep a running list of the tasks for the day. If you prefer you could go modern and have an IPAD. Were another brand of tablet on your desk to replace the physical notebook to and this is very important. Cleanup Your Home Office space. Get rid of all the junk on your desk. You might be making video calls with the office and you don't WanNa look like pin at the very least take everything off and throw it into a box what you do at the boxes a different story but your desk is going to look a lot. Better powering your Home Office. Biggest challenge always is finding a place to plug all that stuff into you already. Have Lamps in clocks plugged into the outlets? How to make space go get a good dedicated. Power Strip. Belkin has two models on Amazon eight outlets or twelve both in the twenty dollar range. Eight and twelve sound like a lot but it's not really because most of the new electronics. They don't have the simple chords they're giant. They take up three slots out of there. So you might. You fit three or four into one of these twelve outlet strips. You'll be glad you bought it. Also recommend a ten dollar cellphone. Stand to have your phone standing upright so you can use your hands to do other things. That's a really cool thing to have and finally if your home for a long time. Maybe you want to buy a new printer. Maybe you're going to need a printer. Don't go out and buy one of those cheap color printers around one hundred dollars because you will spend a
13 tech tips for how to work at home
"On nights and weekends turbo tax. All people are tax people in the wake of the corona virus. Many companies are asking their employees to now work at home which is a great thing. I've been working at home for a long time. I love it and if you're new to the experience I've got thirteen tips that you're gonna WanNa think about. I'm Jefferson Graham. You're listening to talking tech. We begin with a good Internet connection. Because of course you'll get nowhere if you can't get online so be sure to work near the router if he can or if you need extra boost splurge on a mesh system. Like Amazon's Eero Google's nest WIFI which help evenly distribute the Wi fi signal and make it stronger in the home. There's also the hot spot and hotspot can work for you. The only problem is there's a finite amount of data that you can usually get from your wireless company. I two hundred gigs. A month that lasts about a day number two a dedicated space place that all yours and has your name on it. I like privacy. You may not be able to get privacy in your home but just a good spot with a comfortable chair that you can sit in for eight hours a day number three. Put a post it note on the door during a caller meeting. Leave a note for Fedex on the Front Door. So you're not running to go answer the door and let people know that you work at home and that you're actually working and not on a break. Let's talk about meetings? Many office workers like to do meetings. And they WANNA see your face and communicate with you. That's never been easier. Thanks to a multitude of free meeting programs. You'll need a Webcam if your computer doesn't have a built in one or use your smartphone camera now what programs to use you could do facetime skype. Facebook Messenger Google hangouts and many of them will let you bring in other uses. Well Zoom is the go-to program for companies and it's also free for individuals but meetings Max out at forty minutes number six pro instant messaging tools again you can use messenger. What's up apples? I messages to keep in touch and real time and help. Tame the ever-growing email inbox many companies prefer dedicated networks designed for business. If your company doesn't have one two of the best ones started free. Microsoft teams and slack number seven headphones. If you're going to be taking the meeting you WanNa be hands-free a good pair of ear. Buds will go a long way many people. Swear by Apple's air pods or the new airports pro- those are two hundred fifty dollars. A cheaper alternative is Amazon's Echo Buds. Which sell for one hundred? Twenty nine dollars number eight. Calendars share. What you're doing with co workers with a share calendar best free option is Google calendar number. Nine security be on your toes. Do not click any malicious links as always think before you click number ten little things a cellphone holder will hold your phone up while it's being charged and you can speak into it hands-free a power strip will help tremendously as a place to plug in the laptop phone and headphone charger in more. I recently picked up a twelve outlet. Belkin power strips surge protector for twenty two dollars and I don't have to hunt for available outlets anymore number eleven a second screen. You can expand your laptop into a much wider point of view my USA Today Collie Kelly tyco swears by it. She likes the ACIS. Mb One six eight. Be a fifteen inch monitor. Looks like a standalone IPAD. She's got her publishing software on one side in Microsoft teams on the other. It's quite the show number. Twelve free phone calls how to do International. Maybe you're going to have to make an international call and you won't have the office phone system to do so skype will let you do skype skype calls for free. What if you need to dial a phone number skype charges? Five dollars and fifty cents for two hundred twenty minutes of time which is a lot of time. The Japanese APP line. Will you make international calls for free if you watch an ad? I and we're GONNA and number thirteen most importantly the willpower not to wash the dishes. Go to the bathroom and eat all day long instead of working
Fast Five: David Horton, President of Schweizer RSG
"The s three hundred helicopter traces. Its lineage back to the Hughes to sixty nine it received its FAA certification in nineteen fifty nine the US army bought some eight hundred of them for pilot. Training called it the osage over the years. Here's the little helicopter was owned and built by several manufacturers and in two thousand eighteen was purchased by a new Fort Worth Texas entity called Schweitzer RS jeep and. Today we're speaking with its president and managing partner. David Horton so I just wanted to talk about what's going on with the new Schweitzer and what's going on on with the three hundred thing that occurred to me. David is as we discussed. The three hundred is hardly a new design. You obviously think it's still very during competitive and I'm curious what about it after fifty years makes it competitive in two thousand twenty a couple of things. I is the opera ability. It's useful load operated do helicopters from fish potting range wildlife management the cattle mustering who law enforcement. Uh they actually use them for harvesting Christmas trees and training and one of the most robust trainers ever produced the other thing is the safety of a helicopter. I I got a substantial. Thank you reckon with best in class for the class that we operate in and I think those two things make it a very viable so helicopter. I know durable there. Lots still in operation or third in production stopped ten years ago helicopter. Belkin eighteen you know like the fifteen sixteen thousand sixteen timeframe and so it wasn't quite that long ago but there's only a handful bill but yes they have been around for a long Okon like most helicopters you replace. Parkas needed is not a complete overhaul interval. One time in operation. You can still get hard pale mainly because the retirement of the model though. The army is hard-pressed. Hell but we think somewhere around seventeen under this what we estimate. I assume helping support those as a part of your business plan part of the attraction of taking control right. It's pretty straightforward the first. The thing was is to support the existing operators so that they could depend on us to keep their fleets operational. That was first and foremost the second thing was to in the The new production going get the new production line and all the things related to that production certificate supply chain vertical integration. Take all of those things set up in order to be able to produce new helicopters. Then the third thing is to upgrade the helicopters. Currently have you know whether it's a different power plants or Avionics suite or just the vehicle management system bringing into the twenty first century on the things that the pilots in this day and age would look forward or to Saying that you know the modern helicopter when will we see taxes made S. three hundreds. We have started. Actually this week put together together. Are I e model and the ideas. We're going to probably put together four over the next several months. And the reason it's GonNa go slow as the EPA has validate eight hours. Kimberly instructions planning so to speak to produce the helicopters the FAA has worked with us very well so far and they're very excited about helping us get the next level of production support by you know helping US produce the entire helicopter I think after the first three or four or five helicopters we should be able to have have a what they call it. A limited production certificate. How many do you think you'll produce in here? We're going to win for the families flow. They maybe next year and maybe three times that much the year after probably fifty to seventy five a year would be a good average. They're actually the two models of the three hundred right it's three hundred c and the CBI correct and how do they differ. Hey Model Venkat you. Copy model of our helicopter has a higher horsepower. Engine Mexico's way to twenty fifty. And it's the helicopter that a lot of the military trainers to use around the world and so the CBI is lower macro swayed helicopter. Seventeen hundred fifty pounds and it runs the engine that is a a bit lower horsepower. Trade off though is primarily used for training helicopter although people use them for other things around the world but jacked up wedding costs. You'll possibly twenty five to thirty dollars. Our last thing speaking of dollars. What's the price of a three hundred and see beyond we think the three hundred thirteen they can be ours can be in the mid four hundred fifty thousand dollar price way somewhere in there the TV? I would vote four four or five four ten. Is it a three place. Helicopter both to be seeing is definitely a frequent helicopter when we configure it at the left hand drive it can be a left hand drive or right-hand-drive if it's bigger as a left hand drive there'd be a free fights helicopter. CPI for developed is to place helicopter Walker because the primary Pollen Command would be sitting in the right. So what's the market reception so far. You've got some motors. They we're actually able to contract for twenty seven helicopters love them. CBS and then that time we have received notes of interest. I I guess for people like listening to you are counts proxy another forty Salat orders. Considering you haven't even begun yet happens AH happens bill probably two three times a week. We get Paul's about wing to get into a helicopter. And so while we want to go faster than slower on the Production Avenue helicopters. We have to take a pay where we feel comfortable about what we're building and our partners. The best player comfortable about what we're building. You actually acquired three models from rights three models from Lackey Sikorsky. There's the three thirty three as well. Is that likely to go back into production. That's turbine helicopter right. Yes it is. Our Turbine powered helicopter. Three thirty three. We think you've got leg but we've got to do is we gotta find a customer and and have a pretty decent order a pretty good back before we start producing the three three three. We do have a demonstrator here and we will be actively working They'll That helicopter over the next several months years in order to build the backlog we think the helicopter does have some legs. We think it's gotTa play. The world especially for military trainer depend on what the market perception is. If we can get out there and sell it and we can provide something that we think is the value for things and then we will put the thirty three and when do you think you might be getting your production certificate for your operation in the field. Well we're planning on the first quarter of twenty twenty but I think you know everything has gotta go perfect in order to meet that date again. We're not trying to put too much pressure on ourselves because we really would rather do it correctly and makes it a bit you know as we start the production that there's no more kinks or any kind of issues with regards the production of the helicopters. I plan is the first quarter of twenty twenty and were dropped little hard to get that done if it bleeds into the first by the second quarter. Uh He'll be okay with that. There are two production certificates. We're talking about right isn't one from parts and the whole aircraft and all the thank certificate what they do is they limit to production tickets to what they call articles only for left currently what we have articles only production certificate once we start predicting the helicopters as the confident that we can build the helicopter sneak. Article only restriction will be removed the actual unfamiliar with this on articles. Only can you produce parts and sell them exactly what we can do. We can produce every part the helicopters for the second part of that is putting all these parts together to make flying sharing that the second part of the production certificate but yet we have the authority to build every art our helicopter. So are you in business now. Making parts and selling them for businesses to seventeen helicopters tale hard every day to manage our supply chain cups. I feel you're in a helicopter hub aren't you. You've got aerospaciale there and bell's not far away. You got some veterans around you. You know. That really helped him point of you. Know we've been able to attract
Data on SAT-Takers Is Up For Sale - By the College Board
"Juniors are busy Z. prepping for the sat's and seniors are hoping their sat scores are good enough to get them into the college of their choice but they aren't the only ones using that data the college board the charges students to take the sat but they're also making money off of their personal information colleges and universities pay to get data about the sat test takers and according to a Wall Street Journal Report. That's inflating applicant pools at colleges and universities and having a huge impact on the admissions process. Joining me now. With more details details his Wall Street Journal reporter Doug Belkin Dog. You found that the College Board which owns the sat college admissions test is helping to inflate applicant pools at colleges and universities across the country essentially by selling students information. Before we get to why it's doing that. How exactly does this work? So when students take the PSAT or the sat or an A.. P. Exam they fill out a survey they don't have to fill it out but about eighty percent of them do. They're asked whether they want to or not in. The survey has a series of questions about what they want to study in college. They could self report their grades their ethnicity their gender things like that and that information is very useful to the colleges and universities who are trying to market themselves to students to fund more students to apply so the College Board takes that information and essentially packages it in for forty seven cents will sell it to a school that asks for information that fits the description of the student that filled out that survey. Talk Talk a little bit more about why it's valuable for colleges and universities to have high rejection rates the level of prestige of a school is tied very closely to its. It's selectivity you know. The hottest nightclub in town is often the one that that turns away the most people. Some of that psychology exists with schools if if a school only accepts five percent the people who apply then the people who apply and get in must be very good people so people want to join them so it tends to draw more applications and it's it's really a good marketing tool for school so they were keen on watching those numbers. Their selection rate get lower and lower so that they can show to folks that they're more selective and and therefore more prestigious and has all of this benefit. The College Board So College Board is in the business of testing students and what they do with that information. Asian sort of cuts both ways on the one hand. They can help kids who may not otherwise go to school. Find a school that would that interested in them. That's a good fit and that sort of on the plus side on the other side by selling all this information. The schools ended up marketing themselves very broadly generating more applications in one of the consequences. So that is that more kids get rejected. A lot of these kids get Information from the schools. They think they're being recruited and then they get rejected so some of them feel I used by the whole process. Right as you explain in your story this leave students in a pretty tough spot and this also comes as they're growing movements to deemphasize standardized is testing but the sat is still a requirement for most colleges and universities right now there's four thousand accredited for your schools in the country in about a thousand of them have gone test optional. Which means that you don't have to take the sat or the Act as part of your application? You don't submit that so the majority of them do expect a score from from one of those two tests in the sat's the larger of the two. Doug you also reading your piece for the Wall Street Journal that the way this works can can have the practical effect of incentivizing cheaters. Of course we've also been reporting on the wide ranging college admissions cheating scandal. Can you talk a little bit about that. Why this leaves people in a position where they might want to try to cheat the system so because schools are getting larger pools of applications the odds of getting into a lot of schools are getting slimmer the sat and the Act are used by schools to weed out applicants so you need to really hit a pretty solid monarch within the wheelhouse of the school year applying to in order to be considered? If you don't hit that then you're not going to be considered that mark is getting higher and higher for schools. That are becoming more selective. So you know it's not enough maybe to get a twelve hundred if you WANNA get into University of Tocado he needs to get a fifteen fifty or something like that and so this you know incentivizes people to study to take the test multiple times and in some cases to cheat and I'm sure there has been in backlash to this system. What are you hearing from? Student advocate groups. What are the possible solutions? Here are potential solutions. There's a lot of Asda around testing right now. I think the biggest reason is because it correlates so closely was with wealth and that the the student body on college campuses is really shifting acting going from sort of middle and upper class. White folks. Too much more ethnically and racially and socio economically diverse group of people but the act CT In particular reflects the scores essentially wealthy white kids tend to do better so it's being considered a a gatekeeper. That's not fair by different. Civil rights organizations and different colleges in in this is pushing the act the college board to try to figure out ways to make the test of more well rounded one of the things they do is come up with something called Adversity score which essentially tries to wait the score. That kids get to take into account their socioeconomic economic background so that can be taken into account by the college admissions office. That's Wall Street Journal reporter Doug Belkin joining us from Chicago. Thank you so much doug thanks very much
Maria Fire erupts in Santa Paula, California
"Thirty the latest brush fire to hit southern California is certainly a dramatic one it broke out a little after six o'clock and quickly exploited as seven hundred fifty acres in less than two hours the Maria fiery shooting flames high into the sky south of Santa Paula it's moving fast there are evacuations and some of the fire crews are now signed to structure protection KLX tipster phantom saw the fire and gave us a call it worked right between Santa Paula and Solomos was on fire just a blaze and I was interested to read for trucks from is trying to contact the nine one one and it was busy playing all send all fire trucks took off I guess so might finally notified him back away sins are under way along South Mountain from Belkin canyon road to twelve street in Santa Paula and crews are setting up to protect ranges on the so my side of the fire helicopters are helping fight this fire and some courageous bulldozer crews have been right up against the flames working to dig containment lines crews are working to keep the fire in a block south of highway one twenty six north of Los Angeles Avenue also known as highway one eighteen east of vineyard Avenue and west of Balcombe
Travel gadgets for your Memorial Day holiday
"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. Create and publish a stunning website. All from one powerful platform. Go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's w I x dot com in stay tuned after the show to hear. You can take advantage of special offer for talking tech listeners. Hi, everybody. Jefferson graham. You're listening to talking tech happy Memorial Day. I recently prepared for this little holiday by taking a look at ten travel gadgets, that I think would make your trip. Euro tip a little more cool. I want to begin with what I thought was the most impressive new product category, I hadn't seen before which is a jump starter for the car in external battery. The comes with jumper cables sells for eighty dollars. It's from the folks at anchor, and this little battery fits in your glovebox. So if you're out on the open road, and you have a problem you could wait for AAA or. Or you could pull this thing out put in the jumper cables, not have to get into somebody else's car and not have to wait for anybody to arrive, and your problems ourselves. So that was pretty cool. Another thing that, I really liked that, I think moms and dads will, like it's called the Belkin road rockstar. It has two USB charging ports for mom and dad or whoever's in the front seat. And then it has another two USB slots for the kids in the back it connects to a cable and there's room for everybody. So I thought that's pretty cool sells for thirty dollars don't leave home without it the other things you're going to need. Of course. You've heard me talk about Alexa or Google for the car with these fifty dollar little doodads that also fit into your cigarette lighter, I like the rove Viva from the folks at anchor putting that device tap into your internet from your phone, and you now can talk to Alexa, voice activated music podcasts. Like. Talking tech playlists, what's the weather how where's the nearest gas station where can I find the AAA etcetera etcetera? Don't leave home without it. You read my article in USA today for the ten of them. I'm not going to bore you with going through all ten, but I will say you all need extra juice. Nobody can go on vacation now in because we're using our phones all day long. It's not like win ruined the officer at school or whatever you need the portable brick, there's a lot of them. This one from jackassery was particularly impressive. It sells for thirty dollars, and it has a built in lightning and USB cable. So the lightning to charge, the phone, the USB to charge, the break-up don't leave home without it thirty dollars. Those are some might tips for Memorial Day one. Some of your favorite travel devices. Let's talk about it on Twitter where I'm at Jefferson Graham. You've been listening to talking tech strategy show where ever you listen to online audio and I'll be back tomorrow with another quick hid from the world of tech, sometimes having a great idea. The easy part getting people to hear about your idea. Not always so simple. But now there's wicks at wicks dot com. You can start and publish your website for free wicks artificial design intelligence, creates a stunning website for you in just a few minutes. You can choose from over five hundred stunning templates, or start from scratch just answer, a few questions about your business to get started wicks provides you with an all in one business solution to grow your online presence, plus all sites include Bilton SEO tools, so you can easily get found online, and in search engines, like Google, and Bing, build a website of your very own with wicks today. And if you go to wits dot com and use our code talking, you'll get ten percent off any premium plan with wicks premium plans. You'll get more storage a free domain for a year and much more. That's wicks w I x dot com promo code talking for ten percent off your premium plan.
The SAT will assign a new score that factors in where you live and the crime level in your neighborhood
"Journal, the SAT now wants to give students in adversity score to capture their social and economic background. So my take on the admission standards at universities has long been pretty simple. If somebody has thirteen hundred on the and another person has twelve ninety on the SAT, but the person with the thirteen hundred had a wonderful easy life, and the person with the twelve ninety had a horrible terrible life. You're perfectly justified in suggesting that the person with the twelve ninety ninety s equal the person that the twelve ninety may be better off going to a better university in the person with the thirteen. Hundred because you do have to take other factors into account. However, that is not what the SAT is doing here. Instead, they are using group data to substitute for individual knowledge about applicants, according to Douglas, Belkin, and the college board plans to assign and adversity score to every student who takes the SAT's that can be based on individual data. No, it absolutely will not try and capture their social and economic background jumping into the debate raging race and class in college admissions this number called an adversity score by college admissions. Officers is calculated using fifteen factors, including the crime rate and poverty levels, from the students high school neighborhood students won't be told the scores colleges. We'll see the numbers when reviewing their applications is basically just a proxy for race. So instead of looking at the race of applicants, they will instead look at the crime rate and poverty levels from the neighborhood and they will use those as a proxy for quote unquote reaching diversity questions. That is what they were looking to do. And the reason the SAT is doing this is because there are group disparities in terms of scoring on the T. The overall average on the SAT is about ten sixty eight. If you take all the applicants who aggregate, their scores divide by the number of applicants. It's ten sixty eight Asian Americans score. Highest they average twelve twenty three white students score. Second highest at eleven twenty three Hispanics ninety and black students at nine forty six. Now this might suggest that it is not race itself. That is determinant factor of your SAT score. Instead, it is factors other than race because obviously, when people talk about white privilege. There's no reason should extend to Asians or scoring over one hundred points higher than white students are nonetheless. The college board is trying to create effectively, a proxy for race, because we have heard that we need to have brochures that have lots of people have different colors on the cover can't be too many Asians on that cover as Harvard University figured out, fifty colleges used the score last year as part of a beta test, the college board now plans to expand it to one hundred and fifty institutions, this fall and then use it broadly the following year. How colleges consider students race and class in making admissions decisions, hotly contested, according to the Wall Street Journal many colleges, including Harvard, say diverse student body is part of the educational mission of school, which is nonsense, because the kind of diversity, they're talking about is not -versity of experience is not diversity of viewpoints. It is diversity of race and race alone. That's how. That's why you see colleges putting out diversity statistics that mentioned only race a lawsuit accusing Harvey discriminating against Asian American applicants by holding them to a higher. Standard is waiting judge's ruling. They're similar lawsuits filed against the university of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the UC system, the university of California system far greater likelihood of success at UNC, or you of C because both of those are state schools, whereas Harvard is private the college board said it his worried about income inequality, influencing test results for years, white students Gordon average one hundred seventy seven points higher than black students in one hundred and thirty three points higher than Hispanic students in two thousand eighteen Asian students, one hundred points higher than white students. The children of wealthy and college educated parents outperform their classmates. Now this is usually seen as an indicator that wealth is highly correlated with SAT performance. But you know what else is correlated with wealth provides a confident, parents who are married, parents, who have jobs, and those disposable, incomes. They're all these factors that are in place, looking at the wealth level. And then suggesting that wealth. Loan is all that matters is simply not true. David Coleman is chief executive of the college, he's an amazing number of students who may have scored less on the SAT accomplish more. We can't sit on our hands and ignore the disparities of wealth reflected in the SAT again. How about the disparities upbringing? How about the fact that sometimes the disparity in wealth is reflective of other disparities, including things like family life or including things like study habits. The SAT includes math and verbal sections, it's facing challenges, federal prosecutors revealed the spring that's treated on the SAT antedates for years as part of a college emissions cheating scheme. In Asia, and the Middle East. Both the ACT and SAT, experienced security breaches, Yale University has tried using applicants adversity scores. You'll has pushed to increase socioeconomic diversity and over several years has nearly doubled the number of low income and first generation to attend college students, so about twenty percents of newly admitted students, according to the dean of, undergraduate admissions at Yale, Jeremiah Quinlan said, versity score, he said is literally affecting every application, we look at it has been a part of the success story to help diversify our freshman class. Now the way that they are measuring diversity does not really seem to be anything beyond diversity of race. They talk about the number of low income and first generation to attend. College students students how many of those kids are Asian versus black or Latino because if all of them are Asian, I promise you was still gonna hit with get hit with charges. They're not diverse enough. The SAT score distributions show that there is a correlation between SAT score an income but is extraordinarily. There's an extraordinary level of gradation. So if you if your family household income averages more than two hundred thousand dollars the average SAT scores about twelve thirty between one hundred forty thousand two hundred thousand dollars. An eleven seventy two one hundred one hundred forty thousand dollars eleven forty so very close divide between below one hundred forty thousand dollars and above one hundred forty thousand dollars eighty thousand to one hundred thousand dollars in twenty sixty thousand to eighty thousand is ten ninety four thousand sixty thousand ten sixty twenty thousand forty thousand ten twenty less than twenty thousand dollars nine seventy so what exactly is the? So if you're going to look at the at the sort of correlation between SAT score in any particular factor race seems to be less race. Seems to be. A less significant factor than, for example, parents, education, level children, parents get a graduate degree averaging eleven ninety seven children of parents who average bachelor's degree having eleven twenty nine associate's degree ten thirty nine high school diploma Teno five notable nine forty four. In other words, the meritocracy is, basically working, as you would expect it to war, when you remove the question of race from the equation, what you see, is that earnings and education level of parents. Also correlate highly with how students score on the so the implication seems to be the because America is racist. That's why they're group differentials in terms of how particular racial groups score on the T. But the fact is that if you measured by factors, not, including race, the differentials that you would expect occur in sort of a normal distribution education level of parents. In other words is closely correlated with how do income of parents is closely correlated with how kids do. Nonetheless to look at race as the single dividing line is mistake, James Conrad's rector of college counseling, neutral high school, which serves several affluent and mostly white communities, so that the focus on diversity by league colleges is already high. The adversity score would magnify that the college, try to do this back in the nineties, and then voters in California in Washington voted to ban. Affirmative action preference in public school education. The adversity score doesn't take into account rates. They say it's superior because it is steeped in more research. But the fact is that by not taking into account rates. They're basically just finding proxies for rates. And I'm not the one thing that one of the people who is saying that is a person who used to run university program for the college board. The college board is not even revealing how late the adversity score weigh the factors that go into it again. They're using group data rather than individual data the day that informs the score comes from public records such as the US Census as well. Some sources proprietary to the college board according to the head of this program over at the college. Board and adversity score of fifty fifties average anything about it designates hardship below it is privilege. The college board began developing the tool in two thousand fifteen because colleges were asking for more objective data on student's backgrounds, according to according to several admissions officers. Several college admissions officers were worried that the supreme court with disallow race based affirmative action. And so they want just a proxy, Anthony carnival, director of Georgetown University center on education in the workforce said quote, the purpose is to get without using rates. So we want more black and Latino students, and so we will craft a work around who have more black and Latino students. Again, this sort of attempt to use proxies in order to get it without looking at the individual data of students is cruel to students on an individual level
Boy hurled off Minnesota mall balcony now 'alert and conscious'
"The family of the young boy thrown from a third-floor Belkin and Minnesota's mall of America back on April. Twelve says he's now alert and conscious a statement released by the family's attorney. He praised God. And indicated the five year old child is no longer in critical condition. The boy named Landon will need additional surgery and rehabilitation, but his parents are hoping he'll be able to return home by June. A twenty four year old Minneapolis man is now charged with attempted
Apple cancels AirPower wireless charging pad
"Apple has cancelled airpower. That's not an April Fools joke. It's not a typo. It's not a hoax. It's not a glitch in the matrix airpower is dead. And here's a statement. Apple sent me about it. On behalf of senior vice president of hardware engineering, Dan Richey, oh after much effort, we've concluded airpower will not achieve our high standards, and we have canceled the project, we apologize. So those customers we're looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward. Now, I've already made an air power video that covers the history of the product from announcement too late last year and a link to it and the description, so I'm not going to rehash any of that here or now, but there are so many questions so many hot takes so many rush uploads pubs and so much misinformation and misunderstanding circulating out there. I felt like I had to try at the very least to help all of you who support this channel all the time understand what happened and why? At least as much as possible for anyone outside the air power and executive teams at apple to really do that. So I'm Renee, Richie, and this is vector. Now, I was there at apple September twenty seventeen event where they announced airpower, and I was there in the demo room where they had the nonfunctional dummy, and I post and I pride at it. So I'm going to try doing this video just a little bit differently. In other words fact, this no seriously, we're going to FAQ all of this. Why didn't apple announce air power back in September of two thousand seventeen if it was never gonna ship fair question. Apple typically shows up ships. The keynote happens and executive hold up a shiny new product and says it's available that day. We'll be up for preorder that day or that week. It's what we expect. It's a big part of what makes apple apple sometimes though, it takes longer. Sometimes apple announces early to get ahead of industry or regulatory leaks. Like, the original iphone, which was shown off in January of two thousand seven but only hit stores in June or. Apple watch which was shown off in September twenty fourteen but only shipped in April twenty fifteen sometimes apple announces early to give developers extra time to get apps. Ready like the Intel Macs or the original I Pat or just to show their commitment to developers like the twenty thirteen MAC pro or twenty seventy nine MAC pro. And sometimes just sometimes apple announces early to show their commitment not to a community, but to technology with a halo product meant to help push the industry forward like when they deleted the headphone, Jack. But introduced air pods or. Yeah. When the added Chee standard inductive charging to the iphone and introduced airpower air power was meant to prove apple wasn't just doing inductive charging me to move or a gimmick. But was serious about the future being wireless and was willing to put their resources where their marketing was using their control over everything from hardware to software to build something unprecedented. Something quote, unquote, only apple to build that. No one else had done it before. And that some thought it couldn't be done. Didn't matter much. At least not at the time. Apple had a team of engineers that believed. It was possible apple executives bought into their vision. And so air power made it up onto the keynote stage. And there can't be anyone there now that feels happy about that green light not being a big flashing neon red light not anymore, but hasn't preannouncing bitten apple in the ass before absolutely several times. And while the vast majority of apple product ship on time, and in a way that is beyond stupefying to anyone with even the smallest most casual understanding of logistical processes involved. Preannouncing is always a huge risk sometimes delays like the white. I phone force jobs announced in June of twenty ten but due to issues with the color apple only manage to ship in April of twenty eleven air pods were delayed by a couple of months, I found ten ship later than I phone eight home pot took an extra half a year. So I phoned ten aria ship later than I phone tennis. Sometimes it's hardware, sometimes it software. And while it's irksome for everyone. We hear are irked. It's a react. Of doing product at massive scale, not just for apple. But specifically for these purposes for apple delays have always happened delays will always happen. And apple makes more products, apple risks more products. Experiencing more delays. It's why for the majority of the last few years at the end of the year when I make my big list of the biggest problems facing, apple shipping and scale are almost always among them. This never would have happened under Steve Jobs, right? Stop tons of stuff went wrong under Steve Jobs. I just listed a bunch and didn't even have to reach into the mobile me button list. Ipod cracked cube, apple maps box. No person. No leadership is perfect. And if you aren't stumbling every once in a while on your race to the finish line, then you aren't even really trying. So here's the deal. Anytime you see or hear anyone invoke the this would never have happened under Steve Jobs trope just politely suggest that instead of disrespecting the man's memory. Displaying a staggering ignorance of apple that they stick to the facts. There's no real argument. Worth winning the can't be one just on those anyway, but if other companies could ship airpower like patch couldn't apple at a glance. It went look like there are a bunch of other multi device Chee charging mats on the market with two or three zones for different phones. Maybe even a stand for apple watch. So what stop apple from making something similar in a word. Apple apple could've pushed out a simple three zone charger to standard. She won apple watch and been done with it. But I had a far bigger ambition than just a pad with two phone coils and a watch magnet instead of just three sweet spots at you had to find and different charging areas for phones in the watch the entire air power pad was meant to be one uniform charging area that you could just drop any device phone or watch on anywhere. And it would just figure it out the very different charging requirements all on its own. Well, a phone said of air pods in an inductive charging case and a watch or two phones and a watch at any rate. It wasn't going to be bogged cheese standard either because bog standard just couldn't do that back. Then it was gonna. Be beyond what the cheese dander could do. But apple said, they were going to work with cheap to make it part of a future standard. So that everyone could benefit from whatever advancements. Apple was able to bring to the table. But today absolutely no one has been able to do what apple set out to do with airpower, not even apple. So then what went wrong in a nutshell? Too many coils in two small space because physics a covered this part back in November of last year. Just allow me to introduce myself John Gruber writing for daring fireball on September fifteen what I've heard third hand. But from multiple little birdies is that airpower really is well and truly something about the multi coil design getting too hot way too hot. There are engineers who looked at airpower design and said, it could never work thermally. And now those same engineers have that told you so smug look on their faces last year apple was apparently swayed by arguments that they could figure out a way to make it not get hot. They were clearly wrong. I think either had to go completely back to the drawing board and start over with an entirely different. Design or they decided to give up and they just don't want to say so on September sixteen twenty eighteen sunny Dickson previously. Best known for finding demo units of pre-production, iphones and other devices from the Chinese supply chain posted what he heard was going on with airpower currently device produces far too much, heat, which causes performance setbacks and can affect the ability of the devices to charge if they become to warm in the process. It also affects the ability of apples custom charging chip which runs strip down version of to function as intended the mechanism being used for multi vice charging which we can confirm comprised of between twenty one and twenty four power coils of various sizes to accommodate the three main products to be charged which are broken into three identical. Charging groups is proving extremely difficult to build or a fine and has been resulting in a significant amount of interference up to this point, which reduces the efficiency of charging Matt and contributions to the heat issues that engineers facing what about Apple's relationship with supply chain has that changed? No. This was never about parts apples. Really makes the parts that make the parts. This was about those parts, given the current limits of technology, and you know, physics not being able to create the product apple wanted to create at least not functionally. But apple just secured the trademark and included airpower and packaging, an I o s and yeah, I feel you throughout this long tortured. Saiga apple has kept on fighting to bring airpower to market feeling like they were getting close to success to release planning for it and -ticipant it expecting it convincing themselves that was about to happen. Maybe a few times over the last year, but especially this year, but alas? Yeah. No at some point after delay after delay failureship after failureship investments and expectations and trademarks packaging, and even pride be damned apple had to make the call shipper product that just didn't work and risk further long term damage to their brand or kill it. Even after everything that's gone into it and take the short term hit now and learn and do better next time shipping is court, apples culture. Great artists. Ship is one of their oldest and most closely held mantras. But they're also a company that thinks in years, not months or days. So while I have no doubt that this was an excruciatingly hard choice one. They knew disappoint a lot of customers and lay waste to a lot of the work. Everyone inside the company had put into it so far and would haunt them for years to come. While have no doubt about that. I also think ultimately it was the right choice and the only choice because if airpower had shipped and not even worked. It would have been infinitely worse for everyone can apple start over and make a new airpower apple could make a much simpler, less ambitious inductive charging pad and even branded as airpower pretty much right away. Certainly in the time. It's taken between them announcing cancelling the original that they didn't choose to do that. And that the outsource their original basic cheat chargers to Belkin and Mosey probably means that that's just not the kind of product that's high up on Apple's to do list. Could apple make airpower originally conceived? Maybe one day with more time, maybe years more time when technology. Advances and all those coils can be managed affectively all at the same time. So what alternatives are their power while? There's nothing on the market that does what airpower wanted to do. There are a few multi vice charging options out there that do something much simpler and much more realistic. And hey, they exist a link to Moore's list of best multi chargers description below which has everything from no, Matt Malo. Casa Europe mask to Ola Burr. So you can check out all of those options. And hey, if you're industrious, and you see this as an opportunity, and you wanna know how you can get involved in engineering the next generation of chargers bid at apple or elsewhere checkout. Brilliant, brilliant, daily problems are fun bite-sized way to master concepts by applying them each problem comes with illustrations animations or interactive visualizations. And all the context you need to solve the problem yourself. If you like the problem wanna learn more, there's a related course at explores the same concept in greater detail, electrical engineering machine learning algorithms. It's all their everything you need to get started, maybe reinvent airpower. So if you want to actively learn new fascinating concepts each day and get twenty percent off the annual subscription to all problems in the archives. Just be one of the first two hundred head on over to brilliant dot org slash vector and finish your day a little smarter every day. Thanks brilliant. And thanks to all of you for supporting the show. So yeah. R I p airpower not even September twenty seventeen to March twenty nineteen it never shipped not one unit. Not for one minute. It just didn't work. And so apple new it just had to die, and that's sobering. Not in the callous because so many people spend so much time expecting it. And so many more so much more time working on it. But in a way that reminds everyone no amount of money or history can guarantee future success. And I'm sure that's what apple is going to spend the next days in months. Figuring out. Just exactly what went wrong with airpower procedurally organizationally, and operationally and assuring can't ever go wrong in the same way again. And that's how air power will. Not in thermal overload or in darkness. But as a case study at apple university brought out anytime anyone even thinks of over promising and under delivering again, and hopefully preannouncing in just this way.
Sticking To Your New Year's Weight Loss Resolutions
"New Year's Christmas their birthday, they wanna feel better. They wanna be able to put an end to the old year or the end to the old behaviors and start new, and it just so happens that with new years eve, we'd be perfect, and the we have the end of one year the end of our pathologic behaviors or the end of behaviors we don't want and the beginning of a new year. It's just a perfect. Time to start making changes in our lives. But as we know the great intentions, but not much follow-through. They don't last. How do the problem is people are not careful enough when they made their New Year's resolutions. There's a few steps that people could take they can really make their New Year's resolutions. Stick the first and most important step in making New Year's resolution. Stick is you've got to bite off something small you've gotta be realistic in what you've chosen to change. If you want to stop smoking, maybe at I you want to cut back on the about that, you're smoking. If you wanna lose a lot of weight, maybe at first you focus on losing a pound or two pounds. You don't say I want to lose thirty pounds. You've got to start small the second thing. That's most important is we can't change our whole lives overnight. So we may want to stop smoking. We wanted. May want to start exercising. We may want to eat better and lose weight. But you've gotta pick one thing and change that when you finished with that and it settled in then you can move onto onto something else. But you I wanna start small, and you wanna pick something that's realistic and pick just one main thing that you want to change, and I think number three and possibly some ways. The most important thing is accept failure. Just because you want to lose weight, you may lose a couple of Powell's or three POWs or five thousand gain something back a small failure. Does not mean, you're a failure. At your entire New Year's resolution. We start small we pick one or two things to change and we accept that. We're going to fail at certain points. But we pick ourselves up and we start over again if people can follow those. Those steps the chance of having a successful New Year's resolution is really increasing. It is possible to change our lives in New Year's Eve or any other time. But you've gotta start small you've got to be realistic that is Birmingham psychiatrist Dr Howard Belkin with w w j health reporter, Dr Deanna lights w w j news time one forty four. Stay right there. We'll come back and check sports next. How did the pistons do we'll find out stay with us?
"belkin" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"It isn't very often. When there's a guest that comes on the air with me that can actually tick and checkmark all of these box. Boxes, and I'm really excited to have the conversation with Sean Miller from point central because home automation, it's here. And it's something that you absolutely need to pay attention to a need in your life as an investor. So we'll have Sean introduced himself. And then we'll start talking about point central. What point central does the software the tack and all that? And then we'll jump into what this really ultimately means for investors. And how we as a population of investors can really take advantage of technology to leverage our time camping said, Sean welcome to the show. Thank freight to be here. Alrighty, let's get started. I'm excited to have the conversation. I'll give us a little background on who you are. What you do how you joined point central and what point central does. Yeah. So first and foremost this probably goes without saying, but I'm a technology and centers for they're nice way to put it. Yeah. Geek high school. So I join in central about two years ago principles and total about seven years old. I came from Belkin people may know Belkin for phone cases. Yeah. I was writing global sales and business for a business unit of Belkin called, and we know wise in home automation, line of plugging, lights and light bulbs, and Switzer, etc. And it was great. I loved working that space. I love what home automation contorted to Belkin is been acquired, and there was a vapor Belkin, but for me was an opportunity to sort of try and do something next and I learned about point central actually punch central's subsidiary belong dot com. So the CEO of Alon dot com, and I have known each other for a few years introduced me to point central, and I realized that point central was so we use the term property automation. Because what that means to me is we're taking home automation overdoing it in a way that the business business tool for property manager. And I really liked how sort of taken this approach of, you know, these aren't novelties or just shiny things you stick on the wall or really things that if you use them business tool that you want to do on your own because their security, rescuers complication there's all these things. But if you do it, right? It doesn't have to be ridiculous expensive. And as you said at the beginning, it saves time it saves money, actually, drives revenue also. So it's a great tool for property managers looking to maintain their business and grow their business. And I'm sure this also has some impact on the non-property manager type specifically, let's say you're self-managed single family rental owner that has a few rentals as well. So I'm excited about the conversation on how it impacts every. Here in the real estate space tells exactly some of the technology that point central uses in homes. What's that? Well, you know, what we'll get to that. What are some mistakes? Let's go mistakes because I always find this kind of interesting, especially with technology because there are a lot of folks that will say well now, I know how to use tack, but maybe not in the best and brightest kind of way. So what does the mistakes that in this case of property managers and rental home owners make when looking to put automation in place in their home? The biggest mistake is usually people understand start to understand the value. They look at things like connected thermostat and know that renters like this because it saves them money on there g bell or maybe look at some keypad lock ridiculous law. No, I can get rid of keys. There's an added safety feature there, and I can let people in and out to do more quarters about having to be there. That's all great. But then they start to realize like, okay. How do I make all this stuff work together? And how I try it. You know, I have wonderful after everything and at how my manager that a property manager. When I'm in the house is unoccupied comes up. How do I give all that controlled with a to the resident stuff time to my I'm using a property management system? Does it tied to one of those? If I'm usually up another piece of software like a property mouth or a ten does tired of that. So what it really starts to do. It. It starts to add up in the time. They're using or they're spending devices, then they've got the someone go why fight of? Ice or something like that. And it just it can really snowball them quickly doing what you should Amisi of easy project appointed to Home Depot or best buy and buy a device that you're just gonna go install. If I can have. Please add to it have a question for you. Yes. So you sort hit hit hit on this the beginning. And I was worth a couple reminders two weeks ago, and sort of a round table discussion and one of the questions that came up when they're just talk about technology in general is ones the right time to do it. Right. Do I I'm going my business to I do it. Now, do it later and the consensus as I think a challenge a lot of people think it's I'll do it later. Right. You know, like, I'm just going to hire people grow my business. But actually, the the people in the room who are a little bit larger that we're going to business to three or four years ago. They'll raise their hands at hey, one thing I would do if I could do it all over again. I would've put technology in sooner. It's helping me today. It's going to help me tomorrow still and on boarding people and training them. They're learning how to use this system right away. And then they're growing, and they're getting more, efficient, etc. Over time. So the returns grow as as as you grow. That's really smart. So what did they say was the reason why they wished they had put tech in their home sooner? So the reason that they wished they protect earlier wise once they got them, and they saw don't let your system that's meant for the they saw the manage. How did save money? How they did have renters who would pay rent day when it's in a call over eighty percent of renters will pay at least twenty dollars a month for basic. What's the smartphone? Connect block and connected thermostat owners. Love it because they know if you track units this behaving, you know, you can put a little forty dollar water sensor, and and there's a league and then the property mattress love it because high ranch they have more engaged president. And they're also kind of thing together. So if they need to do a work order that can do it really efficiently. So I think it's that's what they're missing has. When they looked at this tax reduction said, you know, I would have done this soon as I could, and you know, because I see all these benefits. Gotcha. So that makes a whole lot of sense to me, and especially like a reflecting back on even some of the rentals that we own, you know, it's just one of those things that you have to put in the place in the very beginning. And then you need to make the technology talk to each other too. And that can be a little bit of a challenge. But I'm assuming that's what you already have a solution for. That's correct. So one of the benefits is everything's controlled on one platform. So pure the renter when you move and you're going to download the app, and you're going to see the thermostat in the lock and anything else to property managers elected to do or video doorbell. If you bring your device like an Amazon box it will pay right there to stop. And you're still always control and everything in that one out the property manager all the homes and all the devices. I'm shopping our dashboard, we do have integrations with PM systems like manager a popular. So if you have property managers using one of those systems, they can control everything there. And and even additional benefits we see what the status of the houses. So if we know house is going from occupied the vacant the second we see that status change. Delete all the codes change all the thermostat setting, make sure the right person getting in at the right time and want to rent your comes in again, we change all that status. So the the carpet cleaning person in the painter can't accidentally show up when you have a renter sitting in home. So. Gotcha. We gotta go to break. So get in touch with Shawn.
"belkin" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Before John Belkin accident being moved out of your way. Now did make for a very solid Jemma from woodland but speeds are gradually coming back up. Happy to tell you that southbound seventy seven from Caldwell to huntersville looking much better and speeds are running only a little under the limit. Northbound direction is all clear and quick look at your Charlotte weather forecast. Mostly sunny today, we've got a forty percent chance for rain tonight. I'm Lee Graham, WBZ traffic. Back to the Vince Coakley radio program talking with Jeff Dunkin about the future with Democrats in charge of the house. First time that this is happened for Jeff Duncan being at a chamber in this kind of context. Here's one of the questions that I have and this goes to the freedom caucus and the United front that's going to be necessary. Now, here's my perception. You can correct me if I'm wrong, Jeff, but I've been very concerned. I don't see a sense of unity among liberty minded people that seems to have dissipated in recent years. I seem to at least I perceived there is more agreement and connection between the Mike Lees and the Ted Cruz is the Ben Sasse is. And they were connected to you guys in coordinating in the house where does that stand right now? I've watched it just like you have groups like, you know, heritage and club for growth and others that supported us early all in twenty eleven twenty twelve we used to conservatives used to get together for meetings about once a month or twice a month. And and when Jim Dement was in the Senate, and we'd actually we'd have pizza and sit around a table with Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, and and Iran and some of those and actually strategize. And that just dissipated for whatever. Reason. I don't know what's happened. And even the groups like club for growth has become less active in these races and in supporting conservative, so the freedom caucus came about because of that that need and that lack of unity and cohesion. And and what we saw with leadership taken down the Republican study committee notch or two from its conservative route. So we're going to have to look at. The makeup of the freedom caucus. Now. You know, we we lost Dave brat. And and there are probably some others in that room. That are going to be looking over their shoulder going forward about how get reelected and maintain their seat versus standing up for liberty and doing what's right and let the chips fall where they may. I'm a firm believer. If you do what's right? The rest of it will take care of it. But there are others that don't believe that they're gonna probably moderate somewhat. I hope not. But we really need to figure out a way you you hit on it could get the Ben fast as the Mike Lees Ted Cruz, the rand Paul's and some other liberty minded folks over there together with us more and more of a bicameral organization. Yeah. And I I wanna volunteer. And I wanted to put this out there to the extent we're able to cooperate and work with you guys. And I've said this before this microphone is wide open. I'm not gonna mention the names. I busted one I'm a few weeks ago. When I saw him was like, hey, I've reached out. Several times, and I don't seem to be connecting with certain people. I will keep those names off the air for right now to protect the guilty. But. It seems like there's some North Carolina representatives like that. But and Mark Walker and Richard Hudson net really need to come on there because you're WBZ part of that reaches out into their markets. And then of course, we need you come on. He needs to listen events Coakley as I do. I think Ralph Norman needs to as well. And we need you live the the microphone that that is available and talk about policy issues talk about how we four Nancy Pelosi and efforts the Democrats to stop the make America, great agenda. And and and how do we move the country forward in a more conservative? I what what I'm coming down to. And I think you would you would probably agree with this. I just do not see strong leaders out there. Jeff at all. I see a lot of fecklessness. And it seems like if there are strong leaders out there. Maybe they're being quiet. Maybe there. I don't know what's going on there. But somebody's gotta step up to the plate here. I want to see and hear more from these people rather than a and nothing, you know, I'm not a big fan of Mitch McConnell. I have heard enough, and I I let him speak when we speaking live like this morning. It's an important day. I want to hear how he's going to approach this new scenario and twenty nine thousand nine yes, I want to hear from him. But for God's sake, we've got to hear somebody other than Mitch McConnell on the Senate side and on the house side, we've got to hear from somebody espousing these ideas and with a largest audience possible. I don't disagree with you. And we we as Republicans. At least conservatives have been backed down for the last really two years with the Russian collusion hoax with trying to investigate the deep state over the DOJ and the FBI. You say Mark meadows, and Jim Jordan, and and a number of others that have gotten on the air. Well, it's been on those issues that have been really distracting all the huge distractions. Now, we're going to have to focus on limited government, free markets, individual liberty and constitutional government. And and really start talking about the rights that come from. God government doesn't give you those rights there affirmed in the constitution or they're reserved in the constitution price in the states. We don't hear enough people talking about that. And how to pull that power away from the federal government and return, it NFL standpoint back to the states and other people were our founding fathers really left at so I want to hear more of that. That's what I'm looking for outta leadership. Hey, I'm there. Let's let's work on this together to basically recommit ourselves to these ideas and promoting those. And as I mentioned anytime, you this this opportunity is here. This microphones available anytime. Jeff, and we appreciate who you are. And what you've done the stand you've taken over the years. So glad to see a renewed for another term. Well, thanks. I appreciate the voters in the third district renewing my contract so to speak. Another two years. I look forward to continuing the consistent conservative messaging and service that I've given the last eight years and really trying to return this country to where we all believe is conservatives that needs to go Amen to that. Jeff great to talk to you, man. God bless you. God bless you events. Thanks so much take care. Jeff Dunkin who is just one of the most consistent people out there. We're very very thankful for him. We're gonna come back to this subject of the house in a bit. I do have very patient caller's been waiting quite a while on the line. Mike very eager to talk about. What's happened right here in Mecklenburg county? Good morning. Mike. Are you there? Yes. Yes. Hello. Yes. It's all you, sir. Hey, thanks so much for taking my call by. So I was looking at the local election and. Yeah, come and, you know, it's been really ACS towards Democrats for ten years in this county in I really think a big quarry is. A long day with the Republican leadership for quite some time. And a lot of Democrats started to. In because they returned over in their leadership. Was it happened with the Republicans? And I think that's what we're seeing more and more. Couple candidates who come up on the Republican side lately. I'll see what you know. Been cari? And but I mean really looked at it in the last ten years how many new Republicans were elected in this county, not very many in a lot of that was it was just a logjam at the top. So. National way. But a lot of it is the local Republican party. The job given opportunities to new candidates. You wanted to run? And this goes the subject, and I don't know too much about the inner workings the party in recent years. Iran is candidate several years ago. I can just speak to unlimited level to that. But this goes to a broader problem Mike about just issues have recruited meant and reaching younger people, which is vitally important. So it's a rebuilding time. I think the guests maybe a healthy way to look at this Mike is this is an opportunity to to grow the opportunity to move forward and take these losses and figure out what's wrong and try to fix it. That's the only. I'm not saying that that's what happened just thinking objectively. Oh, yes. That is what the situation is. You take out Matthew riding Howard? You take out Macari. The new voice is a Republican. I don't see it. I don't see.
"belkin" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"And by default, it's switched on. Okay. So the first thing you have to do is is is and that's getting apps from another store called side loading. So the first thing after do is go into settings and security and say, enable the apps from unknown sources. Now, my suggestion is once you do this, turn it back on, it's a good thing to have. It will protect you. Don't bring the screen down from the gives me the. I'm on Belkin to twenty. You see router right now. So I'm getting the signal from that. It's shows bluetooth, have airplane mode, boots, blue shade, and do not just serve and help. Nothing. Shows me anything settings in your tablet. Okay. No, how do I get into the settings of tablet? He's brand new to me. It is a little challenging because it it doesn't actually look like Android at all. So it is a little challenging. Yeah. You see it in the carousel. There. Yeah, it's it's in the carousel. Okay. Settings. Okay. Yeah. And then there's the security tab. Security. I tell you what I want to take the time to walk you through it, but you'll find it and then turn, you know, enable an apse from unknown sources than that. That's step one. Step two is you've got to find the unknown sources. And there's four things you need. You need the Google. Actually, this may change because Google is always fiddling with this. But as of a few months ago, I'll put link the shutout to take out labs dot com that gives you the the links to this. You get it from something called a PK. Mirror. AP k. is the name of an Android app. It's an a p k and AP k. mirror is you want to be very careful doing this. Downloading AP case from random people can download malware, but in this case, a PK mirror is a trusted source, but be very careful. You're gonna need four things. Google account manager, Google services framework, Google play services. And then finally, you can install the play store. This can be.
Former Bush doctor killed on bike was likely targeted, cops say
"News I'm Mark garrison and for Bo Interesting developments in this murder in Houston of. A prominent heart doctor who was. Gunned down on. A bicycle, let's. Go, live, to Texas. Now ABC's Jim. Ryan good morning. Jim hey Mark The crime, happened one week ago. Today Dr Mark house connect he's a cardiologist well known around the Houston area well known a rum cardiac, circles around, the country a former doctor to ex president George H W Bush he was riding his bike to work again in one week ago today when another bicyclist came alongside him passed him then stopped turned. Around and fired into the body of Dr house. Can hit, him. Three, times Oh wow yeah house died right, to then, and there he was rushed to the hospital. Not too far away but it, was it was too late to, that point so this crime has gone unsolved for a week despite the presence of quite a. Bit of surveillance, video. And images that have been published including images. Of the shooter himself riding along on his bicycle with a big green backpack on his back, new you, can make out a lot of features this guy and yet they're still have been. No arrests and as far as we know no. Suspects even, question about this but. There's some word this morning that now they're at least? Saying that the doctor, was targeted it wasn't. Random correct doesn't look like it was a random. Thing, I don't think anything was even taken from, him as he was lying there, bleeding to death the. Houston police chief yesterday tweeted that there is a high probability that the doctor was targeted those are the, words are, the police chief himself so they're they've broadened their investigation they've changed tactics a bit who did This Dr know who were some of his patients did. He have a, grudge. Share did did anyone have a grudge against. Him so it's much more beyond just a random crime to looking at some sort of conspiracy, Mark and, have yeah and I guess from what we're finding out they must know more than. They're telling if if if the police chief is. Pretty adamant, that yeah he was. Targeted but but won't say anything else You're onto, something yeah Twitter is is kind of a nice. Way to do that because the? The? The tweet went on to say no? Other information is available etcetera so he didn't hold a news conference something or something you know didn't answer. Questions. About it he just put out the tweet, saying it looks as though he was targeted now certainly he's trying to keep up interest in, this, case although interests, around Houston is very high anyway Both. Because of the prominence of this person because. Nobody's, been caught five. Thousand dollar. Reward for information that leads to an arrest so far though the shooter has gone undetected unquestioned apparently plus away the crime. Happened is so interesting I mean it is almost as if he knew the doctor house connect. Would be on a bicycle at a certain time and he goes bicycling besides him. Beside, him and then passes him and turns around and opens fire that's a very. Unusual way to assassinate somebody yeah and certainly right it looks it looks as though they knew what his route was. Going, to be that he would be riding his bike to work you only lives about a half mile away from, the hospital where he was, practicing. That day and so it looks as though this was, well planned, and and quite literally executed. Now the the pictures of the suspect, that are out the ones I had seen. It looked like it would be hard to identify the. Guy or there's some that are better now Well there's one yes there was taken from a boss say Houston transit Bosnia they all have surveillance cameras it's remarkable how many cameras there are yeah yeah so. You know, what they what the police have to, end up doing. Yes they look at the crime. Scene they, look at bullet casings and all the rest but they also look around neighborhoods for the presence of cameras they, look at bus routes to see if a, bus that might have a surveillance camera came trolling by. Ensuring up did so and they're obviously also. Making, appeals for anybody. Else who. Might have dashboard cameras lift drivers often have them in and that could have picked up something but this more clearer image. Does come from the transit from a boss and it shows him riding what appears to be. Kind of a silver ten speed wearing a white hat Tim gane khaki shorts green. Shirt, and and this big backpack on his back and okay so there is a. Little more for them to go one that's that's good all right it is certainly a bizarre crime And of, course, this doctor was pretty famous having, treated, president, George, H. W Bush right yeah I. Mean there are pictures every time the. Story. Runs. There there is a picture of famous picture of Dr house connect standing? There. In his lab coat standing there. Alongside George H W Bush and they're having a, laugh and Bush had all sorts of respect for him he. Tweeted out condolences to the family and and shock on his own part that this was letting had happened to not only his. Position but to his friend and you know they've been volunteers all over the, neighborhood where this happened friends of Dr house connect he was well known. Well respected as a as a cardiologist well liked among the people in, the neighborhood where he lived and in the places where he was working really a mysterious crime Jim thank. You so much thank, smart Yep, ABC's Jim Ryan in Texas so it was a. Week. Ago today that a well known heart doctor Dr house connect. Was pedaling to. Work at. A prestigious medical center and Hughes Guy pedals. By him on. Another bike then, turns around and opens fire and kills him, and the only major, development? Now. Is the, police chief Aaron Houston is saying this was a. Targeted attack against that Dr not saying how he knows that but that is somewhat of a breakthrough now they've just got to figure, out who it is flying had a grudge against the doctor it's eleven minutes. After seven if you take Margaret Wallace road to work you'll get a little show this morning something interesting to see on your commute a small plane that crashed. Last night the, plane is sitting upside down and the front yard of, a church that's pretty much. No longer holding services from what I understand people surprise last. Evening, when they saw the plane and all the cop cars a big car accident on this road there's usually some accidents by, the, light not normally at. This area. So. That's, all, so I thought. It was a big accident expect a big accident plane is upside down the pilot is just fine apparently not a scratch on him turn down any kind of medical care we don't have his name yet and we don't know exactly why it happened but somehow landing in that front yard or crashing in that front yard plane flipped upside down but the pilots okay it's twelve minutes after seven some more of the news of this friday morning here's john in the newsroom north korea's returned the remains of american soldiers killed during the korean war u._s. military plane today making a rare trip on the base in south korean coastal city the north reme- retrieve more than fifty remains they say house approves a seven hundred sixteen billion dollar defense policy bill that would give the military a two point six percent pay hike the largest nine years officials in greece it appears the wildfire near athens that's killed more than eighty people was deliberately sent satellite image analysis and ground inspections suggesting that fire broke out at multiple places in short timeframe monday likely resulting from arson mixed martial arts star conor mcgregor has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges stemming from backstage malay at a new york city arena he will also be Evaluated for an anger management program at addition to his. Five days community service Now with WBZ traffic over to, Freddie hammer at this time we're looking good. On 85-southbound. Down through Gaston county but you're finding the northbound commute coming up just tapping the. Brakes are moving probably about forty five miles an hour up toward McCann villain eighty five northbound, do have an accident right now. Reported west Tiepolo right around south, Tryon street working in clearing-up Wilkinson your Boyer you also have a problem spot slow. Traffic on inbound independence from net blame that was blocked around the John Belkin Brookshire looks like they may have gotten that back to normal because you're tapping..
Boy with autism fights to keep service ducks after town orders family to get rid of them
"The as bypass the break links to work conceal home in the internet Partly cloudy seventy degrees currently in commerce township Seventy-three and mostly cloudy in east. Point and in Southfield w w j news. Time nine twelve how, many people have you slept with a brand. New study finds that a lot of people, just don't tell the truth and here's our health reporter. Dr Dianna live give them specific numbers but I say you know better around, I don't think I can talk about this, men tend to estimate the number of people. They've had sex with while women will count their sexual. Partners, according to a study in the journal of sex research, for the study over. Fifteen thousand men and women answered survey. Questions on sexual attitudes and lifestyles, the number of sexual partners that men claim they can? Be two three times the number that, women have had that's Dr Howard Belkin a psychiatrist in Birmingham whether it's right or it's wrong number of sexual partners one night Stands, depth of relationship, is treated, differently at. Least in western culture between men and women. From the delta dental health desk Dr Deanna lights w w j NewsRadio nine fifty a debate over duck says the family of a west Michigan boy with autism defending their son and his pets after complaints from neighbours zoning officials in Georgetown township outside of. Grand Rapids issued a nuisance order against a. Family of twelve year, old Dylan dyke over his to foul friend's. Name nibbles and Bill which Dylan says they, make these ducks understand me so much my settlings do. As well But these ducks just trust me more Okay nibbles the audio, courtesy of. Wood TV in Grand Rapids neighbors complained Dylan's ducks often stray from the. Family's property and defecate on other. Law. Others launch creating an offensive smell okay we're gonna check sports next with, Tony w w j news time nine fourteen flow here with a really weird word buttery buttery not quite butter butter ish or maybe buttery is like put your ear bakery shop that. Sells artisanal, butter products dig in. America now, we're that's even, more weird flotation shirts not really word but it is really.
Men lie about the number of sexual partners they've had
"Dianna lights taking a lot give them specific numbers but I say you know better around the block I don't think I can talk about this men tend to estimate the number of people they've had sex, with while women will count their sexual partners according to a study in the journal of. Sex research for the study over? Fifteen, thousand men and women answered survey questions. On sexual attitudes and lifestyles the number of sexual, partners that men claim they had can. Be two to three times the number that women have, had that's Dr Howard Belkin a psychiatrist in Birmingham, whether, it's right or it's, wrong, number, of sexual. Partners one night stands depths of relationship Ship is treated differently at least in western. Culture between men and women from the delta. Dental health desk Dr Deanna lights w w j NewsRadio nine. Fifty w w j news time is seven. Thirteen a luxury out owned by US secretary of education Betsy DeVos was untied, from mooring in Huron Ohio, over. The weekend the captain of, the seaquest called leash, early Sunday morning, after the, one hundred sixty three. Foot vessel had been set adrift in Lake. Erie hitting a doc the forty million dollar yacht one of ten owned by the DeVos family took large scratches and scrapes leaving damage between five and ten thousand dollars police are looking at your Valence video to find the person that set loose the boat. Recapping the hour's top story we have an off-duty Detroit police officer who was killed in a single car crash on northbound. Woodward early this morning a female in the, car also killed Charlie's on the scene we'll have a..
"belkin" Discussed on The Android Police Podcast
"Yeah so this was this is foxconn trying to break into consumer electronics because up until now they've just been building everyone else's stuff now there are no dm roughly and now they're trying to have their own line of products because you know obviously they want to just expanded make sure they're still going even if someone like apple or samsung drops them for production i feel like i definitely have purchased foxconn motherboards in like other pc's stuff over the years pace still make things yeah but yeah this is them buying belkin which is probably best known for their we most mart device stuff and they end belkin own lynxes as a couple years ago so that's a lot of networking hardware say belkins well known for being belkin in the computer excess re's market chargers and phone cables hitchhike cables cables bags surge protectors they make a lot of stuff best buy excessively spam yeah yes so yeah and another way this is interesting is because because elkin is a us company and foxconn is based in chiang i assume yeah i believe so it's it's definitely in mainland china's far as i know but this is subject to the same approval process that broadcom was trying to go through when they were trying to buy qualcomm well if somebody files so basically i mean the the was the us foreign transaction umit eerie on foreign investment in foreign investment they they will have to evaluate it.
"belkin" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"Too i think us as humans as well as business people is to be really great at understanding people to try to be really pathetic and to be humble and step back knock designed for you but design for someone else and that is also much more interesting i think to just be to constantly challenge yourself to try to do better in that field that we might vice thank you well oliver sale dulken i i'm so happy that you're here and of course people can find belkin products in in all kinds of retailers thank you so much i'm i'm really glad you joined us today a lot of fun thank you so much for the opportunity and looking forward to seeing your work all over the internet thank you a story that we published today actually that that says that the international monetary fund released report this month in that report says that some national economies are intrinsically tied to the future of the iphone so you know it's it's the smartphone sales and production amounted to three point six trillion of the global economy in two thousand seventeen that industry represents five point seven percent of chinese exports and in ireland iphone exports alone are sent to to basically a quarter of the country's economic growth in terms of value right that's again the huge international apple sales comes into play there but yeah i mean well all this money has to go somewhere right apples the biggest tech company in got their largely because i phone so there's not surprising that are you know it's tied to something i mean there's a massive effort to create iphone and upkeep that line across the world so i mean it is interesting to see recognition from ngos so yeah.
"belkin" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"Oliver welcome hi how are you i'm fantastic and i'm so glad you're here so let me ask help me introduce you to my audience you're the chief design at belkin and have been responsible for practicing there for quite some time how how long has that been i've actually worked at belkin since the year two thousand so i'm longtime veteran and still love it here so i'm still around and i've been fortunate to be part of the building and maintenance of this design organization from the beginning and i'm in my current position for the last couple of years leading the design and user experience for belkin great and i want to make it really clear to my audience so belkin was recently acquired by a company named foxconn who filled products like the iphone we're not going to talk about that at all that's off limits for this discussion we're going to focus solely on belkin and oliver's role adult can so everyone knows for first of all tell me what design is to you what sign is a industrial design specifically which is my profession is a very commercially driven endeavor to find the right compromise between user experience considerations and manufacturing limitations and retail channels and sales efforts understanding what people are encountering in their daily lives so that we can understand what problems they may have solving those some considerable amount of psychology and understanding of what each of us deals with day today and of course in our profession will you deal much with mobile electronic so we try to follow how people live.
"belkin" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"Right the thing about this is that he even though apple has done separate releases for the and quiet releases for the we tend to hear more noise leading up to a launch so if this launch were happening sooner rather than later i would have thought we would have heard a little bit more about it now indeed there have been rumblings i think you're not discuss that before the call about the the s youtube but it's either there's not that much interest in this particular advice which i don't know there's in every single whether it be phone nor a new apple watch band i mean we've seen leaks of apple watch bands before so yeah it's interesting that we're not hearing about it and the se is not a small device in the scheme of sales or or adoption numbers i mean the se is the device that gets sold to people with lower incomes it's the device to get sold for children it's device that gets sold along with a last year's model type phone to developing nations yeah it's the it's the goto for a burgeoning markets which is really important for apple tagged i'm kind of surprised that they haven't kept up as well as they maybe could have with the the sea line considering its place for markets like say markets to south america searching southeast asian countries which is come strange but i don't know maybe we'll see if this will welcome back to this very special segment of the apple insider podcast and joining me is oliver sale from belkin.
"belkin" Discussed on FrazlCast - A World of Warcraft Podcast
"So cool like i put the phone on the pad it starting it's it's slower than plucking it in but still so if what what i'm do you have i have the belkin one that it can he was selling in that i also bought on amazon it's twelve dollars mostly good reviews is like a twelve hour charter and have that one work at the office i wanted something very inexpensive that i could buy two of them and i'm going to bet i have the belkin one and i mean it's pretty cool because like when i put my phone down i put it in place and it's charging it feels like magic i mean it's like how is this thing charging i just its incredible charges through my outbox case yeah nice i heard about all of that when the ten announcing out launch sound like okay so apple's going come out with charging pad cool it's called the apple pad oh what is it coming out oh it's gonna be coming out with ten okay found out oh yes i come out until late twenty eighteen i'm just like oh gosh yeah but it works with a lot of the q i and stuff like that there's a lot of other ones but i'm just gonna wait for the apple pad because i've got my iphone ten i've gotten apple watch my wife's got knife own eight plus that she got and then she's probably gonna want apple watch so in it's like a large pad it's like the size of like keyboard wonder if this limit to that is your limit how much you can think it you're supposed to only put up to three phones on it and then i think up to like i wanna stay four apple watches it.
"belkin" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"It's me that's cool i think it's cool i really i think there's a lot good about the way that event was run now let's change gears again and you know that that years ago i worked for a couple of different companies that made accessories for these devices right and my competitor was was always belkin in any of these things belkin was the competitor and i've had friends who worked for belkin and i've known people there for years and they're they're good people and for a long time they made all these devices and people said things like i would never buy a belkin device now because they were all you know it's too expensive compared to what you can get from any other competitor maybe so but for longtime they really cared about their design and their quality they have been purchased by foxconn yeah so foxconn snapped belkin when fox come snapped belkin they snapped up links us and we mow by extension now we mow was always started at belkin it wasn't an acquisition and we mow was the home automation play that only recently only january gamed home kit compatibility lynxes started off as networking equipment on their own they got bought by cisco cisco decided they were done with them and sold them onto belkin so they've been all over but this is this is kind of a big shift because in this market so in scipio and scipio bought up braven bought up griffin technology snapped up a few others and so they've been consolidating all of those zag who did the invisible shield for so long bought up i've frogs and mosey and they bought up i for years and years ago but they bought up molefi relatively recently.
"belkin" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"To something that might work with foxconn or related supplier to fox that that's part of this the other one announced yesterday foxconn purchased a company called belkin for almost a billion dollars actually number one eight hundred sixty six million and now through this deal with belkin foxconn has access to companies that do that actually wireless chargers internet routers and the smart home systems those those things that allow devices to talk to to one another and to make for a technology friendly home every time i talk about foxconn and it never fails i get an angry email angry tax about this is a corporate giveaway this was a welfare for business although some of that has subsided and i actually was trying to find out if there's any current pushback from democrats and other than the broad concept complaints about this is a corporate giveaway that has quieted down and you'll the reason that's quieted down is because this is happening fox cons moving forward in big ways and when i talked to a small company in caledonia their ceo and he tells me that they've already signed an agreement with fox kind of provide equipment to that company and that's never even been reported before it tells me there's a lot going on behind the scenes that's why this is big and i've had elected officials on i've had ceo's on who have said the same thing and for those democrats wherever you are that are still out there pushing back on the foxconn thing into the thirty plus candidates for democratic democratic nomination for governor whoever you are this is a dead issue you go after foxconn that's a guarantee that you're tone deaf you may not like it but i think most people in wisconsin and most people in southeastern wisconsin understand this is a game changer for this area in a very big way and that corridor between chicago milwaukee transformational wiscon valley the governor likes to use that term that's what this is and if they are buying property or buying buildings in the case of northwestern mutual building or or signing agreements with companies that will provide things to foxconn at their facility in mount pleasant or buying other you've been listening of bucks basketball we now joined jim bohannon show already in progress on wtmj dressing how many times in.
"belkin" Discussed on This Is Only A Test
"What about your outer no i have a ubiquity evident yeah of ubiquity product do you have any products from these companies router yeah and i use a lot of belkin stuff my routers is so like i think this is my point is is even though there's there's probably a ton of these products still out there it's not like this is five years ago with this purchase when i thought when belkin and sort of you know belkin links dominating the marketplace i think they're waning a little bit it's an interesting play for foxconn which is a really just a manufacturer to enter this space they said they're going to build a ten billion dollar plant in wisconsin there's a lot of questions on whether this will be approved to begin with just because of how current sort of politics is going but what would you do with with these brands do you keep the brands put about wearing them spy on by internet traffic no like i associate belkin is overpriced usb hardware these days so i'm not sure what dollar lending cables yeah yeah and then we did talk about the name video quadra gpu seven thousand dollars so let's move onto fan favorite segment shh and so we enter ilan shower so i've never been more convinced about the power of twitter than this week when somebody tweeted at elon musk about facebook doesn't have better things to do yeah i think that was by first thing like addressing model x crashes and people people dying well i still think it's pretty fun that he sub tweeting facebook.
"belkin" Discussed on IOT Podcast
"I for most of you guys are probably familiar with it but belkin owns a couple of things that you're like hey it's the belkin i think batteries cables mike still use mice i don't know absolutely so they do all that but they also own the waymo brand of connected home devices which includes outlets lights switches and i think some sensors they also owned fin they've got a joint venture with finn which actually is a smart leak detection company that is actually sold through plumber so it's a different distribution model it's not direct to consumer and then they also have the links brand of routers that way back in the day cisco bought lynxes because you know routers we're going to be a hot because the internet was going to be hot and then cisco was like yeah we don't want to be in the consumer space anymore so they sold it to belkin and all of these things are now possibly going to foxconn i say possibly because this is a deal that probably will be subject to approval from the us committee on foreign investment so this may not happen this committee has recently put the kyw botch on broadcom buying qualcomm in the idea here is that you don't want to let foreign companies by str not gic assets for the us i would imagine that the same committee that's involved with saying don't buy while way phones in the us which apparently had to carrier deals earlier this year basically fall through verizon at and t so you can't buy while way phones unless you buy direct or through amazon and pack best buys dropping the line as well for the same types of reasons so in given this administration which we just don't know how this is gonna go so there's that now what i think is kind of interesting here in kevin and i tried to find out this out we don't know who makes belkin stuff right predessor yes but belkins been in business since nineteen eightythree it's revenue last year was what was this revenue kevin seven hundred and let me get the exact number for this one hundred and eighty nine million dollars so this is not like a awesome deal this is not a growth company exactly this sounds like maybe belka gms like you know it's time let's have an exit.
"belkin" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Because it's hard to understand it's a taiwanese based company hawn high precision manufacturing which actually also is a chinese company because then exist in china and they're building a manufacturing plant in wisconsin so they are in the good graces of the us government right now for spending money and bringing in jobs and united states so a little bit of a different chinese story for many reasons here i it does give me a little bit of pause though tom i know that everything is assembled by them but you know i have a belkin doc on my desk that as my ethernet going through it and all that kind of stuff and it do you want that owned by chinese manufacturer i don't really i mean which which bothers you more your iphone that was assembled in quanzhou or this belkin router which may be assembled in wisconsin in the future i definitely the latter bothers me more than the former because i know that apple has a lot of control over what goes on on in china with the stuff that fox hunt makes for us and i know you're doing it and you don't think belkin will have any control anymore even though it's going to continue to be headquartered in the us and maybe assembling its things in wisconsin i don't know that's a good question that's good it is it is a more complex how how you staged it right yeah and that's what i want people to think about like this isn't a simple story none none of these things are anymore these companies are so multilateral and forget foxconn.
"belkin" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"Foxconn has for a long time been making noises about diversifying its business beyond manufacturing devices for apple and other gadget. Developers with this announcement. Foxconn says it expects to establish a new smart home business by combining Belkins existing lynxes and we mo- businesses with existing FIT Hong Tang assets Belkin is perhaps best known in the US for its lynxes routers and various iphone and ipad excess re's. In recent years, apple had outsourced many ancillary products to Belkin, including adapters cables. And charging devices. Now, this deal will surely face scrutiny from the US committee on foreign investment, which earlier this month blocked broadcom's acquisition of Qualcomm on national security grounds. It certainly seems like similar concerns about a company that makes networking peripherals would arise since there would be an obvious vector for introducing spying or eavesdropping technologies into such devices. Foxconn is headquartered in Taiwan and is the largest private employer in China. Mike Dudas speculated on Twitter, quote Trump is obviously going to reject this deal via tweet within a week and Bloomberg's Tim copen noted on Twitter that Foxconn is willing to pay dearly for Belkin. The purchase price represents one hundred eighty five times earnings and fifteen times assets. He also noted that Belkins margins where a puny one half of one percent. Sent and it lost money last year. It's a story from a couple days ago, but I thought you would find this interesting for context. If nothing else, we know that net Netflix invest a ton of money to produce video content reportedly eight billion dollars this year, in fact, and we know that Amazon and to a lesser extent who have been doing the same. There were four hundred and eighty seven scripted shows released last year and there will be more than five hundred this year. But you might not be aware unless you caught their recent planet of the apps show, which I don't think anyone really did that. Apple is jumping into this game as well. And then a very big way. The New York Times is John Copland has a piece up describing Apple's content ambitions called apple goes to Hollywood. Will it story have a happy ending in Culver City? California, the former home of the studio MGM apple is reportedly building a new one hundred twenty eight thousand square. Foot headquarters for its new entertainment division. Apple began talking to content producers last year saying that it had a budget of about a billion dollars to throw around. And since last October, apple has made deals for twelve projects. Nine of which were straight to series green lights among the talent that will be producing shows for apple are Reese. Witherspoon Steven Spielberg Damian Chazelle m night Shyamalan Jennifer Aniston Octavia Spencer and Kristen wig. Apple also hired veteran TV producers, Zack van emberg, and Jamie Erlich from Sony Pictures television where they made their names with shows like breaking bad and the crown. According to the peace, quote, producers and entertainment executives who have met recently with apple executives said the company has been leaning towards programming in keeping with its bright optimistic brand identity. In other words, it seems possible that apple will shy away from projects. That are gratuitously dark or heavy on social issues. Reese Witherspoon told the times earlier this year, quote, apple just gets it. They get our vision and they just stepped up and they really wanted to be in business with us in a big way and quote Witherspoon is reportedly producing three different shows for apple. It's unclear exactly when any of these shows will be available for consumption, though sources suggested to the times that apple was targeting between March and summer of next year. It's also unclear how exactly we will be able to watch these shows. The times speculates that they might drop on apple TV app, but it's unclear if they would be free to watch for certain users or if they would be behind a paywall for everyone. But apple certainly seems to be committed to this move at a recent panel at south by southwest apples at q. who heads up Apple's original programming group said, quote, we're all in. Were completely all in. So seemingly everybody is trying to ram a hundred different TV shows down your throat. If you already thought that there was too much TV to even keep up with stay tuned because there's plenty more coming. Remember Disney and a whole slew of other brands are preparing to launch wetter known as over the top streaming services over the coming years. So get ready to pony up.
"belkin" Discussed on WLOB
"That this thing doesn't go through just timber that it goes through all of twenty nineteen and a and a built in continuing resolution is that true not a belkin continuing resolution necessarily say we're trying to do is a two year budget you still have to go through that budget process do that document the house will still go through their appropriations process and if the us senate is true to form they are never going to take up those appropriations bills you know feel the senate has not taken up appropriations bill since trent lott was the majority leader in the us senate in the mid ninety now that is how long it is being they kick the can on this spending and i tell you it's one of the reasons some of us in the house that fight this out of control spending are just so frustrated with them so what we wanna do is to force issue of doing these appropriations bills and getting them to work with us on beginning to not only cut discretionary spending but on the heavy list if you will that is necessary to send medicaid back to the states to reform some of the social service programs and to get down these entitlement expenditures that just grow and grow every year so before we go forward make sure i understand this so you're saying they are going to have to come back and vote on another bill in september or early they are going to have to come back.
"belkin" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly
"We're not a our team there we're not their apple doesn't have a boost their boy apple as a presence there a lot of home kit support coming out belkin has announced its waymo line uh lilley of finally starting a january 14th there'll be a waymo bridge for forty dollars and that that will allow you to control with home kit we must switch insight lights which many dimmer and motion as so that's good news if you're a all in on uh on home kitten siri let's see wells awad abc has stuff in the last week liaison all leaf made a twelve cited apple home kit remote that looks like a twelve cited die i am effects if that's not if if that's not like rubberized and make sure that you can actually use it in gaming they're just idiots i think that there should be a class action suit that is like that is an attractive news of that they do have these placing what do your lights and everything changed well i it really does tempt you and say well i've got this programmed with twelve different sending scenes let's see what we get today from that a apple watch users can control select world parole washers dryers in of ends early this year not sure why you'd want us set your washer won't when i mile wide no one of my worst cs memories was two years ago when i walk into showstoppers and there was this pr woman there and she was just like make it stop make it stop the person's looking at her she goes this f an android dishwasher was texting me all night equipment.
"belkin" Discussed on Apple Byte: Extra Crunchy
"Honestly purely because of the speed of this machine on the specs on it you've got to get a ten point five inch ipad if you're thinking of getting a new ipad and that's if you even like the ipad did you good i word with it like a overuse keyboard with it so check this out apples keyboards are straight up due to rate but in the past logitech and belkin had keyboard cases but they were like these the super thick additions on it blah detectives came out with this new keyboard called the slim keyboard you know what here i'm going to step away for once again going to grab it okay i'm gonna grab a gave this is the click slim it's the logitech slim ipad pro keyboard hailed on wednesday brian is going to hunt for his logitech slim keyboard until that i'm going to turn of finding on the internet here before i get the mrs rigor so it it this is by far this may not look anything like crazy but this is by far the best keyboard that i've seen for the ipad pro hands down because a the keys like you actually feel like you're pricing on keys it reminds me more of the surface keyboard of comes the service pro it also is backlit so when you plug it into the actual ipad pro the keys back light as well and you have a quick hockey's the deer like volume more to minimize your windows but the biggest thing is it's super slim it's if you look at it if people that see this it's a basically almost as slim as a smart cover and then it has little keyboard area that is not heavy it's not chunky it's not dense stop not that bad boy on it's like.