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The Tech Tip-Off! Tech Panel: AI, Machine Learning and Innovation By: Tech in Motion Events

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The Tech Tip-Off!

Tech Panel: AI, Machine Learning and Innovation

By: Tech in Motion Events


The Tech Tip-Off! for this week is hosted by Tech in Motion Events. Today, Thursday, July 20, 2017, there is a tech panel called AI, Machine Learning, & Automation being held in Irving California. The event goes from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT at UCI Applied Innovation. The panelists include California- local technology trailblazers bringing the various new technological advances and inventions to the public.

There will be complimentary food and drink served at the beginning of the event (from 6:00-7:00 PM), giving attendees a moment to branch out to fellow techies. The panel discussion will begin at 7:00 PM and last for 45 minutes. Following the discussion, discussion there will be a brief Q&A for audience members. Finally, from 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM, the innovators will conclude the discussion portion of the vent and give attendees another brief chance to network.

The moderator of the event is Neil Sahota who is an IBM Master Inventor. He has worked in the industry for more than 15 years and helps to develop next generation products. He is also a business savvy leader with a background at IBM Global Business Services. Speakers of the event include Erik Hubberman who is the founder and CEO of Hawke Media. Hawke Media is a marketing service that has branched out in the Artificial Intelligence field. John Fitch, founder of Air Stream, is also speaking at the event. Fitch has 20+ years background in AI/ML engineering. Fitch is interested in developing more tech companies in Orange County. Tony Sarris, founder and principal of N2Semantics, will also lending his voice to the panel. Tony focuses on the technical architecture of semantic technologies. He applies his semantic research capabilities to other markets. Andrew Bermudez is another panelist at the event. He is the CEO and co-founder of a technology company called Digsy AI. Other unannounced speakers are expected to join the panel as well!

There will be so many important faces of technology in one building discussing their strategies of incorporating new technological advances into several different industries and markets. The best part about the event (besides it being free) is you can attend from all over. That's right, you can live stream it! So Arizona techies, don't worry, you can also join in on the community news and insightful lessons from the guest speakers. Click here to tune into the live event!

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No Appetite for These Apps: The Useless Apps That you Really Don't Need

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No Appetite For These Apps:

The Useless Apps That You Really Don't Need

No Appetite for These Apps

Apps. Don't they seem like the cornerstone of convenience; the essence of phone technology? Well, not all apps are as functional as others.

You know those time when you're bored at the office and you pick up your stapler, aim, and fire at, well, the air? Suddenly your office becomes Call of Duty and occupies your time for at least half an hour. You get to work on your target practice and de-jam your stapler at the same time. Classic. If you were browsing through the app store on your smart phone and happened to come across the SimStapler app, just know it's nothing like that. The app is simply a virtual stapler you press down on and release. That's it. They take a staple of the office (pun intended) and simplify it into a push-me type game. Bor-ing!

Gosh, thinking of things to say in a text message is hard work. I mean, first you've got to think of what to initially say and then you have to think of a witty reply. Worry no more because with the Yo app you'll never have to think of any other words to say or even hold a substantial conversation again. The app sends a message that merely reads yo to other users. That all sounds fine and dandy until you realize that is literally all you can say with the app. Pesky words! Who needs them when you've got yo, the one syllable gem of the English dictionary. (Yes, yo is in the dictionary. I checked).

Have you ever almost drop your expensive smart phone on the cement, but pulled an amazing Spiderman-like move and caught it midair? Every smart phone user is familiar with the colossal sigh of relief that immediately follows that crippling panic. Now, imagine throwing your phone as high in the air as you can for sport. Send Me To Heaven or SMTH is an app that monitors how high you can throw your phone. I think the name of the app is more of a subliminal warning rather than a catchy title. If you drop that phone, it is definitely going straight to phone heaven. Murder.

Another app that ruthlessly takes the life of your phone it Heater. Cold hands are THE WORST. My initial response to chilly fingers would be to rub my hands together, tuck them in my pockets, are breathe hot air on them... not use my phone. Heater is an app that turns on the heat in order to warm you right up. I know convenience is everything people, but all this app does is fry your CPU, subsequently destroying your phone. Go out and buy some mittens. Trust me, it's much more affordable than a new smart phone.

These last two apps are similar in design and are equally useless. IBeer and Virtual Cigarette Smoking. Bad habits die hard... but live on through the app store? IBeer is a simulated beer glass that you hold against your mouth and pretend to drink. Virtual Cigarette Smoking is pretty self explanatory. There's no real tobacco or no real beer . The only thing that's real about these apps is how ridiculous you'll look sucking on your iPhone.

So, next time you think your app idea is too silly to develop, think again. People love that they can do virtually anything with the tap of a finger.


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Security for the Growing Technology Industry in Scottsdale

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Security for the Growing Technology Industry in Scottsdale

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Scottsdale is becoming the most in demand location to host centers of technology development companies by industry leaders from New York and California. These substantial competitors have chosen Scottsdale to expand their tech businesses to in order to branch out nationally. The amount of technology startup in Scottsdale has grown exponentially since the Arizona State University SkySong Innovation Center was established in 2008. It has generated the production of over 100 startup companies in Scottsdale. The city is anticipating a high-tech future.

With Scottsdale developing into a nationally known region where technology startups are developing, these new and adult companies need to look into protecting their merchandise from intruders or employees with unlawful intent.

A security system with surveillance included should be installed in order to guarantee the safety of the expensive tech materials harbored inside those very vulnerable company buildings. As the tech industry expands in Scottsdale, savvy business owners should be taking serious security measures as a preemptive tool to maintain the well-being of their company property.

Technology is a target industry in Scottsdale and theft/burglary are the number one and two types of criminal activity that are most frequent in Scottsdale. These startup companies have thousands of dollars in materials stowed in their buildings, and it would be a shame not to protect them from damage, vandalism, theft, or other criminal activity a security system could prevent.

Here, at Phoenix Security and Technology, we have a number of tools and resources that can be installed in regards to the safety  of your company. Click on the link below or call us at (602) 248-8477 to recieve a free quote!


National Pet Fire Safety Day: Do What You Can to Keep Your Pet Safe

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National Pet Fire Safety Day:

Do What You Can to Keep Your Pet Safe

July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day. Almost everyone owns a pet that has practically evolved into an important member of their family. Unfortunately, pets are prone to accidents. Whether they're the cause of an unexpected fire or caught in the crossfire (literally), they'll need you, their owner, to become their personal firefighter. We have the measures you should take in either case. Be their Hero!

Before the Fire-

Pet proof your kitchen!

The kitchen is one place in the household where fires are most likely to occur. We all know cats love anything that twists or turns. Make sure if your stove has knobs that they are secured by knob covers or completely removed.

Hide those wires!

Electrical cords definitely could spark the curiosity of your teething dog. To avert your dogs attention from these electrical chew toys, stow them away behind furniture or remove them and replace them when you return. Conceal outlets with covers so your frisky feline friend doesn't go clawing at the plug sockets.

Go metal!

If you have glass bowls on a wooden deck, especially in the blazing Phoenix heat, there's strong potential for an outdoor fire igniting right in your backyard. Replace any outdoor glass bowls with metal or plastic to prevent the fiery destruction of your deck!

Shelter them!

Train your pets to retire to a comfortable and charming kennel while you're away. This way you don't have to worry about your eager pals getting into any unwarranted danger. Be sure the kennel is stowed near an exit so your pet doesn't get trapped in the theoretical inferno.

Fake it 'till you make it!

That's right, no more leaving real candles aflame and unattended. Replace them with battery operated, flameless candles. They even have scented ones! You can still achieve that candlelit ambiance while eliminating any pesky pet odors.

Animals, especially dogs, don't always respond to fires the way that humans do. They don't seem to receive monstrous, amber flames as a threat.

In Case of a Fire-

Be ready!

Make sure your pets collar is tightly fastened and if leashes are needed, they are conveniently stored at each exit.

Use those tools!

Have a fire extinguisher at hand, smoke detectors on and functioning, and, to be even more secure, install sprinklers. These methods can usually be used to contain or smother a small fire.

No pet left behind!

In the event that you are not home when a fire occurs, leave multiple window stickers or tags that list your pets and the rooms they are secured away in. This assists the firefighter in finding all your animals in a time efficient manner.

Your pets rely on you to keep them out of trouble and protect them from severe harm. Take these steps into serious consideration and utilize these preventative measures to save your pet's life from a fire.


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The Benefits of Owning a Surveillance System

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Surveillance Benefits

The Benefits of Owning a Surveillance System

It should come as no surprise that surveillance systems enhance a sense of security, but they do much more than merely provide a peace of mind. Surveillance systems help conquer fear of vulnerability or doubt of protection. Simply owning a security system decreases the risk of theft or vandalism. However, it does not completely eliminate that risk. Security systems are there for when unlawful acts do occur in your home or business place.

Owning a security system allows one to be in control of their assets with extensive knowledge on their whereabouts. With remote access, people can survey their goods from any location. If a burglary does occur their is video footage and other types of supervising mechanisms that can aid in an investigation. For property owners, surveillance systems can assist in evading incriminating accusations that may be falsely made by and employee or a client. 

 Not only do surveillance systems provide around- the- clock protection, but they are also cost- efficient tools for property owners. They diminish the use of a full-time security guard, or a couple for that matter, and are implicitly long-term solutions. There’s no hassle of background checks or worry of unreliable employees. The technology is a lasting investment that could potentially save a property owner thousands of dollars they would be spending on a security force.

 Having a surveillance system installed does not only keep away the burglars, but it increases productivity in the workplace as well. When employees are being watched or at least know they are, they tend to prioritize their work and stay more focused than usual. Often they believe they are under the scrutiny of their employer and fully commit to the work expected of them. Owning a surveillance system can also help solve any issues with inventory. If someone may have accidentally (or on purpose) misplaced specific items, there is footage documenting where these items may be or if the employee is being honest or not. Surveillance systems can also be used to resolve employee disputes by monitoring behavioral patterns between coworkers.

Surveillance systems could be installed for personal or business matters, and they are significantly useful in both settings. It could be a detriment to one’s valuables if they don’t take preventative measures. However, it guarantees protection of not only their possessions, but their business, their homes, and themselves as well. 

If you're in need of a surveillance system, call our friendly staff at 602-248-8477 or click the link below for a free quote.