New Home Technology: “All-In-One Smart Home Controls” Are Standard In Many New Homes

 

From a Curbed.com article:

Brilliant Home Automation standard automationThomas James recently joined the recently launched Brilliant Builders program, a group of roughly two dozen large developers and homebuilders across the country installing smart home control systems from the San Mateo, California-based startup.

At a time when voice-control systems such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Home may dominate smart home discourse, the Brilliant control panel, a sort of universal remote for smart home devices that’s about as large as a typical light switch and can work with most existing products and networks, seeks to upend the market by arriving, pre-installed, with new homes. Diehl sees the controller as a perfect way to communicate a home’s high-tech features to potential buyers.

Read more by clicking following link: https://www.curbed.com/2019/7/22/20701080/alexa-new-smart-home-homebuilder-brilliant

Top New Travel Videos: “Lofoten In July 2019” Directed By Timo Oksanen

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Timo Oksanen

Lofoten In July 2019 Directed By Timo Oksanen

Footage shot on the amazing Lofoten islands on July 11th and 12th 2019.

Lofoten In July 2019 Directed By Timo Oksanen

Locations include Henningsvær, Haukland Beach, Uttakleiv Beach, Flakstadpollen, Nusfjord, Hamnøy and Reine.

Music: Charlie Ryan – Impavid

Lofoten In July 2019 Directed By Timo Oksanen

Website: http://timoksanen.fi/

Top Hikes In California: Malibu Creek State Park Features M*A*S*H & South Pacific Film Set Locations

From a Curbed Los Angeles online article:

Malibu Creek State Park photo by Tanja EbnerHikes in Malibu Creek State Park have Hollywood connections, as the park includes areas that were used to shoot M*A*S*H and South Pacific. Though the area was hit by the Woolsey fire, there are still some (scorched) rusted Army Jeeps and other signs of filming here, making for a nice photo op.

Because of the fire, the park was briefly closed, but it reopened earlier this month. (The campground remains closed, according to the park’s official website, due to an ongoing investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.) Since the landscape is recovering from a devastating wildfire, do take extra care to stay on the existing trails.

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Political Podcasts: Shields & Brooks Discuss Politics In Washington (PBS Newshour)

Shields and Brooks July 19 2019Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including President Trump’s attack on four congresswomen of color, the Republican response to Trump’s controversial rhetoric, whether race politics is smart election strategy and the battle over health care policy among 2020 Democrats.

New Health Studies: Alzheimer’s Disease Rates Are Higher For Women Than Men Ages 45 And 65

From and NPR Health News article:

Estimated Lifetime Risk for Alzheimer's Dementia by Sex Ages 45 and 65Scientists are beginning to understand why Alzheimer’s disease affects more women than men and why the disease seems to progress more quickly in women’s brains.

The explanation appears to involve social, biological and genetic differences, researchers reported Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles.

One study looked at sex differences involving a toxic protein called tau, which tends to spread like an infection through the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.

To read more click on following link: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/07/17/742372403/researchers-search-for-reasons-why-womens-alzheimer-s-risk-is-higher-than-men-s

Figures below are from “2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report”:

National Costs for Long Term Care

To read full report click on following link: https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/alzheimers-facts-and-figures-2019-r.pdf