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John C. Morley: (00:10)
Hi everyone. I'm John C. Morley, the host of the JMOR Tech Talk Show and Inspirations for Your Life.
John C. Morley: (01:02)
Hey guys, it is John C. Morley here, serial entrepreneur. Welcome to the JMOR Tech Talk show. We are on the first Friday of February. I don't know what happened, friends. It's like the year went by, January flew by, and now we're on the first Friday of February. I just can't believe this. All right. We have an amazing, amazing show for you. And I've gotta tell you that there's so much going on that you're going to be like, John, what the heck's going on? This is like nuts. All right, well, one thing, ladies and gentlemen, is this, I gotta share with you. I want to thank you for tuning in. Thank all the friends, colleagues, and wonderful associates for popping back. We're working on getting you some great guests coming up in the next few months. And we're even working on getting our show to become live in person, not just we do it only online, but also having our in-person recordings, so we have a lot more coming.
John C. Morley: (02:02)
I definitely want to share that with you. So let's talk about the blinking postponed China's trip over an unacceptable Chinese spy balloon. What the heck is this about, ladies and gentlemen? I mean, like, what are they even talking about? What kind of a spy balloon? When you think of this, does it send goosebumps down your throat, or does it kind of just like, I don't know, does it like, put you into a spot that, I don't know, just maybe confuses you? Does that happen? And I think, you know, from what I've seen here about this. This is kind of crazy, the Chinese spy balloon. And so the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken postponed a visit to China that had been expected to start on Friday after a suspected Chinese spy balloon was tracked flying across the United States in what Washington called a clear violation of the US sovereignty. Wow. This is just incredible. What's going on, ladies and gentlemen? I think this is absolutely amazing, and I can't believe, ladies and gentlemen, that people are doing this. I mean we can't trust a lot of what's going on, right? We definitely can't trust a lot's going on, but we'll just have to keep an eye on it and just be mindful of what they're doing. But I don't know what the heck are they up to? Like, do they think we're stupid? I don't know either, but I know a lot of people are going to be like, well, this isn't right, and we need to react. Yeah, we need to react, ladies and gentlemen. And by reacting, I don't just mean, you know, somebody saying they're sorry. And so the thing that was very interesting about this is how much gravity he put on it to stop this in a quote that I'd like to make as it is a civilian airship used for research, mainly metro logical purposes affected by the western lines and with limited self-steering capability, the airship deviated far from its planned course. The Chinese side regrets the unintended entry of the airship into the US airspace due to force measures, according to the Chinese foreign ministry. Yeah, I don't believe that as much as you could throw it; it's a problem.
John C. Morley: (05:04)
And I want to quote one of the militaries. The US military said the incident was serious because of the audacity of the Chinese government rather than an intelligence gain. While existing satellites can gather similar amounts of information, the timing of the spiral balloon, well, right before the planned Blinkin trip and the fact that it was flying over the continental US contributed to the seriousness of the moment. This official said close quote. So, ladies and gentlemen, I must tell you that it's a shame that they would even do something like this.
All right, some more news. According to what Microsoft says, Iran was behind the hack of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. But what is this all about? You know, an Iranian government-backed hacking team allegedly stole and leaked private customer data belonging to French Satirical Magazine. Charlie Hebdo, security researchers at Microsoft said, just PA recently. And so what are they doing? I think, is this about some type of proof? Is this trying to get some power? Is it trying to prove that they can do something? I don't know,
John C. Morley: (06:26)
But I know one thing, ladies and gentlemen, we have to be careful, and we can't trust what's going on in our country by other people. You know, a lot of these people in the country that they're up to no good. And they're up to no good because they're looking to get ahead but in a wrongful way. And it was, and I would quote, after the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo launched a cartoon contest to mock Iran's ruling cleric, a state-backed Iranian cyber unit struck back with a hack and leak campaign that was designed to provoke fear with the claim proliferating of a big subscriber database, quote-unquote, according to Microsoft security researchers. I want to say something from what the FBI said: "the FBI blames the same Iranian cyber operators, eminent pass, for an influence operation that sought to interfere in the US in the 2020 US presidential election." The tech giant said in the blog published Friday that Iran has recently stepped up false cyber operations as a tool for discrediting foes. Calling itself Holy Souls posing as activists, the group claimed in early January to have obtained personal information on 200,000 subscribers. And Charlie Hebdo merchandise buyers, according to Microsoft's digital threat analysis team. So what's really going on, ladies and gentlemen? I mean, why are they doing this? Is it about political power, or is it about something else? Like, what is it that is going on? I mean, that's really the thing I'd have to ask you.
John C. Morley: (08:26)
I mean, what does that mean to you? I would tell you that it's pretty amazing what's going to happen. And I think people are starting to get concerned over just little things in their lives. And these little things are pretty cool. I mean, they're really cool. Think about that for a moment. I would tell you that Microsoft and all of these threat aggregators are trying to protect our public resources. That's what they're trying to do. And so, by trying to protect our public resources, we know as people that things can become vulnerable overnight. So we've gotta pay attention, ladies and gentlemen, not just for you or me, but for the entire world and everyone's safety, because one little piece of information leaked out could get to the wrong people. And those wrong people could potentially cause a major problem. I'm not talking about a sure problem; I'm talking about a problem that could cause millions and millions and millions and millions, pretty important, right? Think about that for a moment. I will tell you that it's pretty interesting that everybody's being so like this. Think about what this means to you. Think about what this means for our world, for our country. And I think what you're going to find is that it's something that's crazy. It's something that's crazy. I'll tell you that it's hard for people to accept what's going on. It's really hard. And so I know, ladies and gentlemen, that you're probably wondering, think about what that means to you. Think about what that means. What does it mean for other people? It means something different, doesn't it?
John C. Morley: (12:17)
I would say that when we think about this little incident that went on, it's there to tell people, don't screw with us. And you know, karma's the funny thing, right? You know, if you intend to do something wrong, it will blow up in your face. I mean, that's inevitable. But people who think they can fall under the wire, that's, that's a big, big, big, big problem. All right, let's move on to our next topic.
According to a nanotech firm, Samsung's LED settlement is worth 115 million. Ooh, that's crazy. I mean, what the heck's going on?
John C. Morley: (13:04)
I mean this is absolutely insane. So on February 3rd, Samsung Electronics agreed to pay 150 million to British Nanotech company Nanoco. That's just like crazy. Why is it crazy? It is to the British Nanoco technology company, Nanoco Technologies, to settle patent lawsuits over technology used in Samsung's LED televisions. Nanoco and its investor in its cases, said just this past today, Friday. So Nanoco and the Chicago-based litigation funding firm GLS capital said in a release that the settlement, which includes a license agreement and the transfer of certain patents, resolves litigation in the United States, Germany, and China. Hmm. So Nanoco's Quantum dots improve the backlighting of LED displays without the use of toxic heavy metals. Like cavum, it sued Samsung in 2020, alleging the Korean Tech giant copied its technology after receiving samples during talks about a potential collaboration.
John C. Morley: (14:24)
Ooh, that is really low. The Texas lawsuit said, quote, Samsung began incorporating Nanocos technology into high-end QLED TVs launched in 2017. Third-party funding lawsuits have become something that's increasingly common in recent years. So I think it's really bad what Samsung did. And you know, you can't just take somebody else's work and then go from there. You can't do that because that will be the wrong thing. And like I said to you, ladies and gentlemen, at the end of the day, people should do the right thing. And this is according to Blake Bertain, who was the writer at Thompson Reuters. And when we think about this, it's been kind of nuts. And I think the biggest thing I can tell you is that other companies are doing it or preparing to do it.
John C. Morley: (15:32)
You know, they're hoping they won't get caught or get their hand stuck in the cookie jar when somebody's watching. And that might sound kind of trivial to you, but what these big companies understand is getting hit in the pocket with some hefty vines. So Samsung and other companies, watch out, don't do this again. And other companies don't do this again. And we could have this happen with any company, not just them all because it's an implied statement of who came up with the technology. They don't think it's documented. But hey, ladies and gentlemen, it is documented, and that is a big no.
All right, the Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard is to pay 35 million over USC SEC charges. Wow. Ladies and gentlemen, that is pretty hefty. Activision Blizzard Inc. has agreed to pay 35 million to settle the US Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it failed to have systems in place to properly handle disclosure of employee complaints and violated whistleblower protection rules. Close quote, the regular later said on Friday today. So I think, ladies and gentlemen, that, you know, people are going to try to use their political power. I'm going to mention not a person's name, but I'm going to mention a concept. There's a developer in the town that I live in, and he doesn't live there, but this is a person that claims he's about family, but he's not. He's just about the money. He's about the money. And he doesn't care what he builds. He just cares that it brings him revenue. It brings him lots of money. These are people that when you talk to ladies and gentlemen, they can't even look you in the face, okay?
John C. Morley: (17:31)
They're ready to do a whole breakdown of the property and build up something they claim it's going to be gorgeous and amazing and have a new style of life for people and be great for the community. But you know what they failed to do? They failed to have a traffic study. They failed to have an environmental study and even look at the schools and how many kids will be impacted. And some people might even lose money because of that funding. See, people don't think about this. They just think about themselves and what can happen. And again, whether you're a small company or a big company, we all want to do the right thing, correct? But too often, people get stuck in that pit where they don't do the right thing. It's not because they don't know how. It's because they either don't want to spend the money or don't want to do anything that will give everyone full disclosure. But the whole thing about this, you know, call of Duty, you know, thing in Activision Blizzard, of course, we're calling on Call of Duty because everyone knows the name of that game. And the creator's, Activision, of course, has nothing to do with the Call of Duty. It just has something to do with the fact that they're an electronic entertainment company that manufactures a very well-known game. And everyone figures that if we mention this, they'll know exactly who we are talking about. So, I don't know, ladies and gentlemen, we'll have to just keep our eyes on that.
All right, ladies and gentlemen here is an interesting one. Imagine this. Imagine a giant aquarium. Can you imagine that for me? And that aquarium has hundreds of fish in the tank, hundreds of fish in the tank, and let's just presuppose, okay, that tank, for whatever reason, a giant aquarium housing close to 1500 fists, fish just bursts. He'll be like, what the heck? Like, how did that even happen?
John C. Morley: (20:04)
And you might be saying, John, that sounds crazy. I would have to tell you this huge cylindrical aquarium housing 1500 exotic fish that just burst in Berlin. Now, they say that material fatigue was the likeliest cause of the incident. Burrow's Interior Minister said on Friday afternoon. Today, investigations are not yet complete, but the first sign suggests we're dealing with material fatigue. Iris Springer told the DPA News Agency close quote. So I don't know ladies and gentlemen, but this is, when I tell you crazy, this is insane, right? A freestanding cylindrical aquarium containing 1500 exotic fish. Now, they're not cheap. They just burst to cause this wave of so much damage around a very big tourist attraction. Glass, chairs, table and other debris, was just pushed away. And they call this the Dome Aquarie complex, which includes a Radisson hotel, museum shops and restaurants, and so much water. A 46 feet tank, all just after 6:00 AM this morning. And I want to quote what the police said. Two people sustained injuries from falling shards of glass and had to be taken to the hospital. Now, the animals inside the Saltwater Aquarium, which contained the clownfish, Tarraria, batfish and palate surgeon fish, survived.
John C. Morley: (22:08)
Now, for those who don't know what the heck that is, let's just look this up for some of you, so you understand what a clownfish costs. So a regular clownfish, a baby clownfish, can cost $77 to $124, right? So let's take a look at a large clownfish. So allowed large clown fish can be anywhere from $89.95 to $140.50. They're the fish that looks like a clown. They have orange; they have white; they have black, really cute little fish. And interesting to see that they definitely do have value. How about Terraria Batfish? That's another one. That, you know, has some damage. And so that fish, again, every, nothing survived. So that fish is around $50 apiece. And then there's also the pallet surgeon fish. And what the heck is the surgeonfish? Well, the surgeon fish is pretty amazing, right?
John C. Morley: (23:32)
In case you wanted to know, how much does the Pallet surgeon fish cost? Well, they're worth a few dollars. And let's say, what do they cost in the US? It's they're saying close to a thousand could be a little bit more than a thousand. The Blue Tang spent $159, but that surgeon fish is over a thousand, if not more, survived. They didn't survive, I should say. One witness Gwendolyn Psychoskwitz told the German news, quote, channel NTV, she heard a loud bang and feared a bomb had exploded. Close quote, our whole bed was shaking. Another guest told the tags to peel newspaper. I thought it was an earthquake. Berlin's mayor Frank Zisa Giffy had visited the scene. She said a proper tsunami poured forth over the premises of the hotel and adjacent restaurants. If the whole thing had happened an hour later, we would've had to report terrible human damage. Emergency services shut an adjacent major road that leads from Alexander Platt's Tower toward the Brandenburg Gate, owing to the large volume of water that had flooded out of the building.
John C. Morley: (25:07)
Oh my gosh. I mean, that is, that's terrible, ladies and gentlemen. I mean, that is so terrible. Can you even think about something like that even happen? Can you think about that?
John C. Morley: (25:37)
I think knowing when something's wrong can be a big problem, right? And when we know there's a challenge in the world, we obviously want to make it better, but if that whole thing would've happened just an hour later, guess what? It would have been a big problem, a big problem. They could have lost so much, and more damage and human life would've been devastatingly destroyed. So sometimes I really do believe, well, I believe a lot of times, but sometimes when I hear these stories, it makes me sometimes believe that there was a reason that that happened at that time. So it spared people from any kind of danger or accident that could have happened, right? All right, so Twitter bans free API access. What does this actually mean? So the season of Twitter Shake up, it's not over yet. The social media platform has announced it will eliminate free API access for third-party developers.
John C. Morley: (26:57)
While the concept of an API restriction is being reviewed, it may not sound too dramatic. The change will have users once again worried about Twitter's future. And it means the sites, yes, many automated accounts, will grind to a ceasing halt unless the person in charge of them decides to pay up some bucks. It also means that researchers who leverage Twitter's API to collect public data for the site will lose a key resource again unless they choose to pay. So if you're wondering what's an API, it is an application programming interface and ensures it's a framework that basically, or middleware that, allows the software to talk to it, to communicate to a database, to hardware, et cetera. It's developed so that people don't have to get into the nitty-gritty, okay? They can just make certain calls. It enables people to become more creative and access tools that maybe they couldn't before, all because of this.
John C. Morley: (28:05)
Automated accounts are a common example of how this works for Amazon and many other places. And suppose they stopped allowing API access for free, well. In that case, the many people that have used this to benefit all kinds of companies could come to a halt while the accounts tweet things like Lord of the Rings quotes are made, site navigation is easier, and aren't necessarily the backbone of the platform. And users argue that they contribute to the social experience. They come, therefore, day to day. But really, where is Twitter going? We already know that Elon wants to step down. He was not very well welcome there. And it's not unusual for a platform as large as Twitter to have an API that's accessible to the public because it provides so many ways for people to use their information and that relationship. Maybe put certain tweets on their website, maybe integrate postings and many other likes, okay? So this could become a serious problem. So if you use scheduling software and it goes to an API, well, ladies and gentlemen, I hate to tell you, but you may no longer gain access to that API, or that company's software use might be charging more money since they will now have to pay more money.
John C. Morley: (29:26)
I think that's a crazy thing. I mean, I have to share that with you. I think it's a crazy thing. And we just have to wait and see, you know, what's going to happen there? And everything with them is all about money. Unfortunately, it's all about money. And so when we think about why they're doing something, I have to believe it's to cut resources, but it's not that big of a resource to Twitter or a company like that. I think they're just trying to figure out where else they can get money.
John C. Morley: (30:02)
And it's interesting to share something that I definitely want to share with you guys. And I think it's a real, really important thing. We talk about people that were compromised, right? We've been talking about whether they're large or small companies, but there's one thing we didn't talk about what that is? There was another big, big compromise that happened, a huge compromise that happened. Do you know which one I'm talking about? Yes. I'm talking none other than yes, EA and Meta weren't the only companies to ex-games this week. So why? Well, there can be lots of reasons, you know, why they decide to ex a game. It could be for security reasons, or it might just be the fact that they don't want to make a difference. And when we think about everything that went on for this whole piece, it can be a little daunting to some people.
John C. Morley: (31:14)
You know, why and how, and where a lot of live service games are going to shut down. And so, the developers of several companies and live service titles announced their games would be shutting down. It means the players who engage in these games and spend money on them might have to move on to something else. These shutdowns are just an indication of the challenges facing our world with online titles. And if they don't find a way quickly, okay, massive hits, they might be closed down before they really have time to find their footing, a new entrance, have to fight an uphill battle, that's a big, big problem. And that means that any of these new gamers they're stuck in a chicken and egg situation. Apex Legend Mobile and the battlefield will shut down. You know, and other ones have shut down.
John C. Morley: (32:09)
So I think people have to understand that shutting down games is not something they want to do, but it's something they have to do to sustain their ability in life. And within the whole traction of where the company's going, where the company's going is pretty huge. Now, when we think about companies, excuse me doing business now in a new norm, but when COVID has kind of gone into remission, because I won't say it's a hundred per cent gone, but I will say that with everything that's going on, technology is the forefront runner, I should say, of what's going on in our world. Now, I know you might be saying to me, John, the fact that EA's, you know, any development on the in-depth things like, you know, mobile battlefield game, it's been testing, the industry's evolving, and the strategy to create is also evolving. So where is this going? Where's their money going to be put?
On June 6th, the servers for the dodgeball battle roll game are going to shut down, okay? And this is a problem. It's a huge problem. Knockout City, launched in 2021, has already shut down rumble verse and so many others. I think they're trying to steer people to virtual reality worlds. So a virtual reality world is where you have an imagined situation or scene, okay? And you create all the characters in augmented reality, okay? So one is VR, and the other one is augmented reality. That's when we take something that's created, okay? But then we then allow or synthesize real people to be in that through technology scanning, et cetera. And when this happens, people have to understand that there's a difference. So virtual reality is great for things like, you know, computer designs, architects. So when do you need augmented reality?
John C. Morley: (34:38)
Augmented reality might be great if we're doing a concept plan for a new community, a new home or a mall. And we actually want to show the people that are actually there. We could do that, as opposed to just using synthesized people. So making a choice, ladies and gentlemen, to embrace technology and use it in a smart fashion. That's what takes intelligence. Not to just use it and destroy our world. Because when you do this, you have to realize that these resources given to us in this world are here for everyone. And what we want to do is take these tokens. There was a passage; I won't try to get too religious here. There was a passage in the Bible about tokens. And the first token was given to one person. The second token was given to a second person, and the third token was given to the third person. First first's token came. And when that first token came, It really changed people's lives. The first token changed people's lives because of what happened after. So the first person did something, their token, and the second person did something, so the third person did. So the person came out, and the token said to the first person, " What would you do with your token? Oh, I bought something. Oh, the second person said, I didn't want anything to happen to my token, so I saved it. So the first person had zero tokens left and spent one. One minus one is zero. The second person had one token. He just kept the token, didn't do anything with it, and still had one token. The third person said master, here's what I did with my token. What did you do, son? I took my token, and I made you three more tokens. So now I have four tokens together. Master said, marvellous. He said, for that, I'm going to double your tokens. And now you have eight tokens. So the moral of the story is when you're given something, a gift, a tool, an idea, it is up to you to figure out how to embrace that tool, how to share it, how to make a difference within your life and other people's lives. See, that's what it's about. If you're trying to say, Hey, I got this widget, or I got this pen, and I want to use it just for me, but I don't think about how it could affect our world, that my friends are a serious problem. We have to always think forward. We have to think about how we are going to make a difference in life. I mean, that's what it comes down to, right? Ultimately that's what it comes down to. And if it comes down that way, then I think we'll have to understand that we as people have a choice. We have a choice in how we choose to use the information we learn in our lives. We have to make a choice to be who we are because of what we learn. Hmm. So we have a choice based on how we choose.
John C. Morley: (38:10)
How do we choose? I'll tell you, the choice is something that everyone does in their life. It's just that when you choose to do something that can help another person, you're more likely to get that person not only to help you and support you but to tell other people about the greatness, about the good that you've done. And you can't be doing it looking for that pat on the back because, hey, we're not doing it for that reason. We're doing it to do what I do every day, become a better version of myself, and help everyone else become better versions of themselves. And to tell those people, make sure that you share this free content with others because when you do that, our world will become a much, much better place. So, ladies and gentlemen, you know who I am by now.
John C. Morley: (39:10)
I'm John C. Morley, the serial entrepreneur. I'm the host of many shows, including the JMOR Tech Talk show. So grateful to be with you guys tonight, on February 3rd, and let you know that life is a choice. And so you can apply and come online to appear as a guest on the JMOR Tech Talk shows. And if you're going to offer value to my audience, I'd be more than happy to bring you on the air. So you can learn more about that by visiting www.jmor.com, then you'll just click on the reach out today. I have so many sites I make sure I am giving the right thing. And then there's a form you can fill out in your bio. I have so many people we turn down.
John C. Morley: (39:53)
It's not because we want to be rude or nasty. It's because we want to make sure that the content you are sharing is going to make a difference in people's lives. I mean, that's the main thing. If you could do that, friends, you got half of it licked. The first part is you gotta show up and have a great attitude. That's it. And success will start to trickle towards you. I hope you guys have a great rest of your weekend. I hope you check out all my other great content at www.believemeachieve.com. You know, I'm on the radio. We'll transform your radio on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM eastern time. That is 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM Eastern. And I'm on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 PM Eastern to 5:30 PM Eastern, or I am on from 3:30 PM Chicago time to 4:30 PM Chicago time.
John C. Morley: (40:55)
I hope you guys have an amazing rest of your weekend. And I hope that you choose to use technology in a way that is going to empower others and let you celebrate your freedom and let you live a life that's filled with passion, and that educates, and that motivates, inspires, and allows you to unlock the mysteries of your life. Because when you make a choice and, ladies, gentlemen, you gotta befriend others. You're probably saying, Hey, John, I don't need to do that. Yes, you do, because when you befriend others, those people are going to have you cross paths you never would've crossed in your life. And those paths might lead you down somewhere you were never going to go but let you see a whole different part of yourself. It may get you to explore something and become great at something you didn't even know.
John C. Morley: (41:52)
Maybe you meet something, you meet your partner, or you learn about someone that can help you, or you find a resource. That's what befriending people does. But if you befriend somebody and you try to do that to exploit them, it's going to bounce back in your face. Let's be honest. I am John C. Morley, a serial entrepreneur. Of course, do like, love, support, tag the channel, comment, go to my channels, and please click that like button. Click on the subscribe button, the bell notification icon and smash yes the PayPal button, and make a choice to buy my team and me a cup of coffee, a nice bowl of fruit or a savoury dessert. We'll be so grateful for those pennies and dollars that will invest in new hardware, new technology, new equipment, new software, and even new facilities to give you the most jaw-dropping empowered content to change your life. I hope you guys have a great rest of your weekend. I'm going to see you next week, Friday, which is February 10th. Have a great one, everyone. I'll see you real soon.
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