Day at Work: Mechanical Engineer

My name is Nivay Anandarajah. And I am a Mechanical Engineer for Alloy
Product Development. Me specifically, I work with the 3D
geometry and the design. So this product… is the one that I most recently worked
on. It’s the new Studio Headphone by Beats by Dre. After the concept generation we figure
out exactly what’s the best way to put that together, that achieves all these constraints that
we have. One thing that we always talk about is how’s it going to look like when it’s on the head? With this headband alone, I’ve probably made thirty
different prototypes And in terms of, just like on my computer, how many different versions? It’s hundreds. I don’t even what to think about it. (laughs) The application that we use the most is CAD Computer-Aided Design, so it’s
like… creating 3D geometry on your computer,
then… taking his prototype testing them
breaking them, figuring out where the faults are we iterate and do more prototypes, so this phase constantly goes throughout almost the entire development
cycle until you completely finalize the product. What I have to do is just sort of go in here and then modify these parts by hand. I know a lot of people here like bike riding and skateboarding and
stuff like that and connecting the physics to you know that
actual hobby that you have get you excited to learn. In high school, you know, I liked it to tinker with stuff you do some soldering and little bit of
wood-working here and there. Throughout college I didn’t know exactly
what in mechanical engineering I wanted to do, but you know I found myself drawn towards user experience and sorta
the design process because of the creativity. I did an internship which I found was too large of a company and then I did
an internship in a small design firm which was two people and then this is sort of where I
came after school, which was that the 20-person consultancy where its small enough where everyone has a say
and it’s a flat hierarchy, so it doesn’t feel like you’re trying to climb a corporate ladder but at the same time there’s lots of people that you can learn from and get inspired from. I actually got this job by going
door-to-door and knocking on every single door and just slip in my portfolio under the door
until someone finally gave me an interview Through persistence and constantly trying I got an internship which turned into a
full-time hire, which turned into a really great relationship, and four years later this is where I’m at.

How New Yorkers rejected Amazon’s $2 billion deal

– So, you probably heard about Amazon’s New York headquarters. It was this billion-dollar project. There was gonna be a new
helipad, a waterfront esplanade, and four Empire State Buildings
worth of office space. But on Valentine’s Day, Amazon decided to break
things off with the city. The company was scrapping the plans, pulling out of the Long Island City site and New York entirely. It was an ugly end to months of planning, a major embarrassment
for everyone involved. But to understand how
it got so messy so fast, you have to look at the big picture. Amazon’s Seattle headquarters is the biggest urban
tech campus in America, with 40,000 workers and almost a fifth of the
city’s prime office space, but that still wasn’t
big enough for Amazon. In 2017, Amazon announced
it was looking for a home for its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. Two hundred thirty-eight
cities jumped in with proposals, usually dangling massive tax breaks. There was a bizarre game
show vibe to the whole thing. ClickHole joked about
the mayors of Pittsburgh and Kansas City beating
each other to death for a chance at the headquarters. After all that, Amazon’s finally choice was kind of an anticlimax. Instead of revitalizing a smaller city, Amazon would split the new headquarters between New York and Washington, D.C. There is also a small
outpost planned in Nashville, but, for the most part, the company would be investing in cities that didn’t need the money. Almost from the beginning,
New Yorkers were skeptical. In the days after the deal was announced, there were a ton of protests. Amazon even got booed out
of a city council meeting. – [Man] “Stop it!” – [Crowd] “G-T-F-O, Amazon has got to go!” “G-T-F-O” – A big issue in the background was rent. Those high-paid tech
workers bring a lotta money into the neighborhood, which
has a way of driving up rent, sometimes really fast. The effect has been most
extreme in the Bay Area, where the influx of tech money has driven up rents by as
much as 50% since 2010. That’s led to a lot of conflict between tech workers
and everyday citizens, some of whom see the
companies as hostile invaders. Anti-gentrification activists have gone as far as blocking the buses that take Google employees
to work outside San Francisco as a kind of protest of what
Google’s doing to the city. If you’re Amazon, you have to think: Are we gonna see that same kind of local
opposition in Queens? Locals also had a problem
with the deal itself, which gave Amazon $2.5
billion in tax breaks as a reward for moving in. This kind of deal happens a lot and you can argue it’s a good trait, since the city still ends up
collecting more tax revenue than it pays out in subsidy. But there’s a lot that
doesn’t take into account, including all the residents
and other businesses that get displaced by
the new headquarters. On paper, Amazon was
offering the city a lot, including job training at
nearby housing projects and internship programs
with local high schools. But the idea of paying
Amazon billions of dollars to remake downtown Queens was just too much for local politicians, particularly City
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Jimmy Van Bramer:
“Is giving Jeff Bezos $3 billion of hard-earned taxpayer
money progressive values?” – [Crowd] “No!” – It didn’t help that Governor Cuomo, who masterminded the
deal, was wildly unpopular and didn’t have much goodwill to draw on. But the most dangerous local opponent was State Senator Michael
Gianaris, who in January joined New York’s Public
Authority’s Control Board. That has official oversight
over the Amazon deal. And since the board
requires unanimous approval for a lot of motions, Gianaris would’ve had lots of chances to make life difficult for Amazon. In November, Gianaris told The Verge his staff was digging in
to the incentive package to see legally what we can do. But as it turned out, he
didn’t get the chance. Three months later, Amazon backed out. In its statement, Amazon
said it was pulling out because, “A number of
state and local politicians have made it clear that
they oppose our presence “and will not work with us.” Now, that could be a reference
to Gianaris specifically, but the broader opposition
was just as scary. None of the local politicians had the power to stop the deal completely, but they could make things a lot harder. The Queens project would’ve
taken 15 years to complete and along the way, there
were gonna be permit issues, labor disputes, and the kind of headaches that come with any ambitious
construction project. There would be lots of
chances to make trouble and extract real concessions
from Amazon. In the end, it just wasn’t worth it. Now, not every tech company is so unlucky. At the same time that Amazon
was fighting in Queens, Google announced a massive expansion to its Manhattan headquarters, but they did it without the big subsidies, without the game show, and, as a result, without the public opposition. And south of DC, where
there are fewer people being displaced and fewer
activists to raise hell, Amazon headquarters is
going forward as planned. It’s like Mayor De Blasio said
after the deal fell through, “You have to be tough
to make it in New York.” Thanks for watching. Ton of questions in this episode. Was Amazon right to back out of New York? Would it have been bad for the city, for the headquarters to go forward? Let us know in the comments and as always, like and subscribe. See you next time.

Guided Tour — iPhone XS and iPhone XR — Apple

♪ Music playing ♪ ♪ Mackenzie Yates: Hey! Today, I’m going to show you
the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, which comes
in six different finishes. ♪ I like the blue one. I’ll walk you through
some simple ways to get around, Face ID, how to use Depth Control
with the amazing new cameras, and I’ll touch on other
cool things, like Memoji, dual SIM,
and Group FaceTime. Let’s get to it. [CHIME] ♪ Using these phones
is as easy as ever. Let’s look at
the iPhone XS first. No Home button?
No worries. Wherever you are in your device,
simply swipe up to go home. If you want to see all the apps
you have open, swipe from the bottom and pause. Then swipe to move
between your apps. You can even swipe
along the bottom of an app to go from one to another. To get to the Control Center
on the device, simply swipe down
from the top right. To dismiss Control Center,
just swipe up. Want to see all of your
notifications in one place? Swipe down from anywhere else
on the top, and there they are. Swipe right to see your widgets, or left to quickly access
your camera. And if you’re one of those
people that like a large display but prefer using one hand —
thanks — enable Reachability in Settings. Then swipe down
on the bottom edge of the screen to bring everything
within a thumb’s reach. To turn the device off, press and hold the side button
and either volume button, then swipe. ♪ Everything you used to do
with Touch ID, you can now do with Face ID. Your face is your password, which is much easier
to remember, and easy to set up. Let’s check this out
on an iPhone XS. To set up,
just rotate your face around. Then your device will recognize
you wherever you look at it. [FACE ID ALERT] Now you’re set up. Woman: Thanks. Mackenzie: To unlock,
just tap or raise to wake it. And give it a casual glance. You don’t have to shove it
in your face. It’ll recognize you and unlock. Change up your look?
No problem. It can recognize you
with a new hairstyle, ♪ makeup, ♪ glasses,
most sunglasses, ♪ bedhead,
and grump face. ♪ Once it unlocks,
just swipe up to go home. When notifications pop up, they stay private
until you look. One glance and there they are. To make secure purchases
with Apple Pay, double-click the side button, glance at your iPhone
to authenticate, and hold the device
near the terminal to complete your purchase. [APPLE PAY TONE]
Easy, right? Cashier: Yeah. It’s also
accepted at grocery stores, restaurants, and boutiques
all over the place. Mackenzie: Thanks!
Cashier: Enjoy your cookie! Mackenzie: Finally,
and most importantly, all your Face ID information
is encrypted, protected,
and never leaves your device. Your face is your face,
and it’ll stay that way. ♪ These new devices
have amazing cameras, and there are a lot of things
you can do with them, like affect the blur
in the background to make some pretty
pro-looking photos. Let’s play with
the iPhone XS Max for this. Hey,
can I take a photo of you? Man: Um, yeah. Mackenzie: Let’s come over here,
right by the tree. Man: Right here?
Mackenzie: Yeah, right here. To use Portrait mode, launch the camera
and swipe to Portrait mode. Next, choose a Portrait Lighting
effect from the menu at the bottom of the screen. Or you can adjust these
after you take the portrait. Ooh, nice.
Man: Yeah. [CAMERA SHUTTER] OK. Mackenzie: To edit, just tap. You can change
the lighting effect and depth of field. And… voila! Man: Yeah, send that to me? Mackenzie: Yeah, sure. To AirDrop, tap the Share icon
and look for your friend’s name. And tap.
[AIRDROP ALERT] Man: Thanks!
Mackenzie: Yeah. ♪ Why would you want
two SIM cards? Well, it’s like having
two numbers in one device, like one work one
and one personal one. So you always know
who’s calling. [VIBRATING] See? The W indicates someone’s
calling on my work line. To activate dual SIM, you’ll just have to buy a plan
from a carrier or a provider in the form of an eSIM. Once you receive
a personal QR code, just go to Settings,
then to Cellular, and then Add a Cellular Plan
to launch the QR code scanner. A few steps later,
you’re in business. ♪ There’s so many other things
to talk about with these new devices, like Memoji:
animated versions of you. Your face,
your expressions… ♪ …which are really fun
in messages. Then there’s Group FaceTime, which is FaceTime
with up to 32 people at once. Thirty-two!
Check it out. Hey guys! Friends: Hi! Mackenzie: Of course,
Memoji is always there for you if you’re feeling camera shy. Still me!
Friends: Wow! Mackenzie: Anyway… Hey Siri,
how do you say, “Thanks for watching”
in Mandarin? Siri: [SPEAKING MANDARIN] ♪

Best Apple Black Friday Deals of 2018 (Macbook, iPhone, iPad’s)

– I have the top Apple
deals, this Black Friday, 2018, from the iPhone
deals for Black Friday, the iPad, Beats by Dre,
Powerbeats wireleess, and more. Plus, if you want a MacBook,
I’ll show you who has the lowest price. (upbeat music) Plus, I’m giving away any
Apple product of your choice or any other Black Friday deal as we save serious cash together. Hi, I’m the YouTube
deal guy, Matt Granite. I hunt down the biggest
deals on the planet. It’s the subscribers of
this channel that keep me not only happy, but you’ve
given my life purpose, and I love you, you’ve
been with me through the birth of my daughter and
all these other fun things going on in my life, so I
want to make your life better this holiday season and
hunt down the deals for you. I’m also gonna break down how
to score the lowest prices on the iPhone deals this Black
Friday and Cyber Monday, 2018 to what you probably shouldn’t
buy from one retailer. We’re gonna get to that. Let’s start with the best Apple Watch deal this Black Friday, 2018, and
Meijer, that superstore chain is the 100 dollar off
discount top offering in the Apple Watch category. If you don’t want to shop with
them or they’re not near you, it’s too complicated, Best Buy
has that at 80 dollars off. When it comes to Best Buy, I wouldn’t buy the iPhone or any of the
new iPhones from them, and I’m gonna talk in a moment
about how I am giving one of these away fro free in
a moment to a subscriber. But Walmart still has the best deal. If you’re buying the
iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, the iPhone X, you’ll get
300 dollars in gift cards from Walmart if you activate
a new iPhone with them, so that is something to keep in mind as we make our way toward the iPad. The Apple iPad at 250 dollars, which is an 80 dollar reduction
this Black Friday, 2018. It is available at Walmart,
Costco, and Target. So if you are looking for
the iPad, not the iPad Pro, that is a great deal
within the iPad category. I should also mention the iPad Mini 4, the 128 gigabyte version is 250 dollars, that’s a savings of 150, and the top deal for that
offering is at Best Buy. Also at Best Buy, for Black
Friday as a door buster, the older MacBook Air at 799. Now technically, that’s
a 300 dollar discount or 200 dollar discount
depending on how you look at it, but with the release
of the new MacBook Air, just released for 2018, I
don’t think I would buy that. Also, not announced
yet, but I expect to see some really good MacBook Pro reductions of 150 to 300 dollars on Best Buy and on Black Friday, 2018. Apple, in the past,
and the Apple retailer stores, have not really recognized Black Friday. They celebrate all of these
other overseas Asian holidays, but they’ve turned their back
on Black Friday in the past. Only the last couple
of years did they start offering gift cards and
some other incentives and reductions, and Apple
will do the same this year so it’s worth keeping an eye on them. They’ll at least match
many of the offerings from many of the other
big box retail stores when it comes to Apple products. If you are looking for the
Powerbeats wireless headphones this holiday season, 89
dollars and 99 cents, down from 130 is what you
will find is the top deal. That’s at Best Buy. So these are on the wireless headphones. There are also some great Beats
by Dre wireless headphones on the larger version. It’s not the EP, actually, I should say, this is tied to a giveaway that I’m doing, I’m jut holding this up as a prop, but those best prices are
also available at Best Buy. If you are looking for some
great add-on accessories for Black Friday, keep
an eye on They haven’t done anything
crazy with their iPad discounts, but once in a while, they’ll crank out some really good deals that
you just don’t find replicated at a lot of the other retailers. There will be some third
party resale offerings, and if you are looking for
refurbished or you want to try a manufacturer’s
certified refurbished deal this holiday season, I have a link to some really unique iPad
deals and some MacBook deals that you probably won’t see anywhere else, so that’s worth a grab. If you expand the video
description box right under me, you will find the link
to all of the deals. Now, when it comes, oh,
and by the way, sorry, the Apple AirPods are 139 dollars at some of the top retail offerings, but if you want something,
which I’m pretty sure is made in the exact same
factory, extremely well rated on Amazon and a fraction of the price at under 60 bucks, there’s
another link located right under this video screen of an
Apple AirPod alternative. Now this Apple AirPod
alternative is really worth a look if yo can handle not paying for the exact Apple made
direct factory item. I’ve been using the alternate, the knockoff for several
months now, and it’s awesome. Okay, (claps) now if you want
to score any of the items that I’ve showed you as a free
giveaway, very easy to do. That includes the new iPhone. I will totally hookup
subscribers for this channel. If you leave a comment or you’ve commented within the last six months
and you are subscribed to this channel or you become
a new subscriber right now, you’re gonna have the option
to win any of the items I feature on all of my holiday
deal lists at any point. The draw will happen
between now and the days that follow Cyber Monday, and I promise, I’ll do the live giveaways. My random selection tool
that I use requires a comment just to show that you are
an active human being. It doesn’t need to be
a substantial comment, you don’t even need to
say give you a freebie, whatever it is, you could
just write have a nice day, and there you go, you’re eligible. I will be treating at least
a couple of subscribers from this channel, and you
guys will look at the number, you’re like wow, there’s actually quite a lot of subscribers,
I have terrible odds. Well, it doesn’t hurt to
subscribe ’cause you’ll get to save money on so many other things. I do this everyday, not
just for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but you could win, we’ve had a lot of winners in the past, and it gets me really excited. So if you are not yet subscribed, this is what you need to do. Just click on my head right here, that will subscribe you to this channel. If you need help turning
on your notifications or leaving a comment, click here, and that last big roundup of
deals I did, it’s over here.

Fix Apple TV AirPlay problems: AirPlay mirroring not working, AirPlay icon missing;

You have an Apple TV! But is AirPlay not working? Is the AirPlay icon not showing up or you cannot mirror the iPhone anymore? Let’s see how it should work and some steps to fix Apple TV & AirPlay problems! Coming up on “You Have an iPad” When everything is fine, connecting your iPhone and iPad to TV is super easy. You bring up the “Control Center” and the “AirPlay” button appears when the
iPhone detects there are AirPlay devices available for you to choose from: here, two Apple TVs and one AirPort Express for audio. It usually goes like this: watching a video from YouTube, the video comes from the Internet in small
pieces, arriving at your Cable Modem; it goes to your router and Wifi and is received by your iPhone or iPad. With AirPlay, the streaming is then transmitted to the Apple TV: sometimes passing again through the Wifi router, or going directly between the iPhone and the Apple TV, or even the Apple TV starts getting the video directly from the network and your iPhone just keeps showing the progress and commanding the playback. Finally the Apple TV sends the image to your Television or Receiver using an HDMI cable. As you can see, there is a bunch of technologies to go wrong! The simplest way to fix those problems is to assume EVERYTHING is misbehaving. So, lets fix them all: Turn OFF the Cable Modem, Router and Wifi. Maybe you have all three functions in a single appliance or, in my case, two. Some might have power buttons to hold… others have no buttons so you just unplug them. On the Apple TV, close all running apps: double-press the Home button and swipe up every app to quit all of them. Wait about 15 seconds, then Restart the Apple TV: holding down the Menu and Home buttons together until the L.E.D. on the Apple TV starts flashing. The old, 3rd generation, Apple TV doesn’t have apps for you to close on its aluminium remote control, just hold
down the Menu button and Down arrow together and release them when the LED starts flashing. If the Apple TV doesn’t restart, unplug it from the power, then plug it back. On the iPhone or iPad, double-press the Home button and close all the running apps, swiping up all of them. Wait 15 seconds, then Restart the iPhone or iPad, holding the Power button and the Home button together, until the Apple logo appears. Turn ON your Cable Modem and wait until it indicates ‘online’. If you have individual router and wifi appliances, turn On the router and, after it is online, also turn on the Wifi access point. At last, be sure you enabled Bluetooth on the iPhone and on the iPad; verify they are all connected to the same wifi network and keep your devices updated! AirPlay should be working fine now! Post your comments and questions, give this video a “Like” and subscribe!

Turning a broken iPhone into a working USB flash drive? – in Shenzhen, China

Today I’m gonna try and turn this broken iPhone 6 into a working USB stick. [Music] In my last video, I upgraded the storage on this custom Strange Parts iPhone. Now when I work on big projects like this I often run across these really cool little side projects that just don’t make it into the main video and this one was no exception But I found this thing that I had to try and I had to turn into another video I found this circuit board Now, It’s got a USB connector on one end It’s got pads for what looked like an iPhone 6 Flash memory chip or older It has one IC and the IC is an SM3267L and I looked this up and the internet says that it’s a USB flash controller So I think what this will allow me to do is take an old broken iPhone 6 and turn it into a working USB stick So I want to give that a try. But first I need a memory chip to use [Music] I think I know where some folks are selling like beat-up old phones and pretty sure I’ve seen some iPhones in there, so we’ll go see if I can pick one up and give it a new life here, turn it into something new I need two bad iPhone 6 Alright, let’s crack these open This one has a screen, this one doesn’t This one is the one without the screen. I’m gonna use a tool Normally I just use my fingernails, but I’m gonna use a tool so I don’t cut myself I want the logic board out here [Music] Here we go Logic board This is what I really want, which is the memory chip [Music] There is the flash chip Next step is to clean up the pads on the bottom and put new solder balls on Ooh, no Fail This is an iPhone 6s template Not an iPhone 6 I got to go to the market and get another another reball hang stencil Dang it, such a little thing, but again markets are just right there. It’s way better than having to mail order this How are you? – Ok Is it okay to video? – Ok I need this one – Mhm Like this, for six You have good ones? Fancy ones – Six? – Six Six for us, yeah – Yeah, okay, I think this will work bye bye There it is, let’s get back to it [Music] That went pretty well, the balls are back on I did want to answer a question that people asked about last time and that was should you remove the template first before adding heat? And, you would, if you were soldering like a surface mount circuit board. You would put your paste down, you’d remove the stencil and then you would put all your parts, and then you’d heat it For reballing I’ve never seen anybody do it that way and I think It’s because the holes are so small on these templates, that you run the risk of pulling some of the solder up when you pull off the template So I’ve always seen the guys in the markets and the and the cell phone repair schools leave the template on and heat through the template and then pop the chip out. Next I’m gonna solder the chip onto the USB stick This should be pretty easy, but hey, there’s always room to screw it up Okay, here goes, the moment of truth. Chip is on, time to see if it shows up on our computer This is a relatively new MacBook Pro, so it only has USB-C, so I’m gonna have to use an adapter. Let’s see if this shows up, fingers crossed Nothing Uh That smells like badness Ow! As always, it is not as easy as I thought it would be [Music] Well, uh I don’t quite know what’s causing the short, I looked on the microscope, and I don’t really see any obvious shorts or bad soldering I mean it’s not perfect But there’s nothing obvious so I guess I’m going to just pull off the flash chip that I added and try plugging it into the computer again and just see if that controller chip gets hot It lights up and it’s not heating up So it looks like maybe it was an issue with my soldering or the chip or something It doesn’t show up I guess I’m gonna have to try soldering it down again and see if maybe I just screwed it up the first time The problem with this is that these balls are you know they’re underneath the chip, so you can’t see if you really screwed it up. You can’t see if you caused any shorts so without an x-ray machine it’s just a little bit of trial and error [Music] One thing I noticed is that this chip has a little bit of damage right here, right there It looks like there’s a scratch maybe from my tweezers at some point. I’m worried that that’s getting shorted out So I’m gonna go ahead and cover that up with some of this UV curable solder mask This is like a green fluid you put on and then you cure it with this UV light Just like that Just gonna cover that up Put some of this over there That’s it for that and then we use this UV bike light. Just shine that right on there like that. So it’ll make it hard Sorf of like a UV curable epoxy sort of deal. Yeah, can’t scratch it with the tweezers Looks good Not getting hot, but I don’t see a light either. I’m just not seeing anything. I, uh It’s not showing up on sysinfo, not getting a light, I don’t know. I do have another one of these I actually ordered from two different suppliers And so I’m gonna try plugging this one in with no memory chip on it and see if I can see it Yeah, okay, so it lights up. Okay wait that shows up now in system information but, lsusb shows it, yeah okay. lsusb shows it as well okay, so that, I don’t think that was happening before I’m gonna desolder this chip again and see What this does just one more time, but if this doesn’t show up without the chip? Then I just think this is a bad stick. I’m gonna put it on there instead. Trial and error Let’s try Two bare boards what I said I tried from the beginning Okay, blue light comes on. Let’s see if it shows up as a device It does not it totally doesn’t okay, well I should’ve tested that earlier on That one does. Okay. Let’s just try soldering to the black board. Maybe it’s just bad or has bad firmware, I dunno. Hey! I got a light. Alright, it showed up on the USB Drive or on LS USB. See if it shows up as a drive No, it does not. It’s a start though fact that it’s not shorting and it’s lighting up is a good sign But I don’t know what else I need to do Alright, I spent some time on Taobao, and I think I have a little bit better understanding what’s going on So it looks like there are a bunch of different versions of these sticks and they support different Specific flash models, so I think I might come at this from the other direction Which is I might go to my favorite memory chip vendor in the markets and see if I can find a chip That’s supported by the sticks. I already have but I think for tonight Well, let’s see, it’s 6:30 Screw it, I’ll head over to the markets and see if I can pick up some chips I want to keep going with this. I want to get this working. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, I phone you do that are Hynix – yeah, oh Okay, okay, thank you There we go these are pretty close to the chips I need We’ll see if they work. Good. Oh I’ve got to remove this chip first Plug that in there I got a light. That’s a good sign shows up still that’s good Seeing anything all right time for some googling. I don’t know all right. Well. I am at the Unknown why it’s not working And debugging phase. I don’t know if I somehow need to tell it and now has storage Or I don’t know if it has to do with the fact that there are two different pads on it or What the only thing I can like to do at this point is to remove the flash chip and put it on the other side I want to try and Open this on my Windows machine my Chinese Windows machine here, ooh Something oh, okay? Here’s the memory stick Let’s try Microsoft translate. This is doubly hard because I Haven’t used Windows 10 before and I don’t read Chinese. I think that’s a volume That’s promising Maybe it’s windows into English. I think that’s the next step All right I Think I finally have windows into English it involved upgrading to Windows Pro Windows 10 Pro for 100 bucks, but Frankly that’s a better price for me then Spending the hours. It would take me to reinstall this and get all the drivers working again and whatnot so let’s plug this in So it sees it. It’s a D Drive and no media. I don’t know what to do I think I’m gonna go back to soldering I’m gonna maybe put a second chip on it and see if it can read that and then if not I’m gonna remove the first chip I Don’t know to you at this point. Just keep trying stuff. I guess I Got chips on both sides of it now no no oh no, it’s smoking uh Let me let out the magic smoke things something to work anymore what the smoking oh? Okay, it’s one of those man shorted trying to replace it ah It’s working again, I took both the chips off this time Both of them off and it’s showing up the computer again. Not totally broken all right. I got some work to do here. I have the chip soldered on The other side that from what I did originally. I’m gonna try plugging that back in then if that doesn’t work I’ll try it’s the original side as well. I don’t know what I’m doing okay light That’s good, and no heat Showing up kind of the same as before no media still gonna try soldering on the other chip, I guess Okay Okay light yes, that’s good It’s different a little nothing away. I want to do now I Made a little bit of progress. I found the software programming tool By the people that make the chip on this thing if I unplug this Then I get open disc fail so that means it’s actually seeing it despite like nothing on the UI here and being at the wrong version All right, I know I need a big version of this Holy cow works it sees it now Wow okay? It actually sees the right version with the right chipset. It does say capacity 0, but that’s the starting point so It’s doing a thing uh-oh I might have done it I might have done it It just was a matter of getting the right version of the mass production tool, so that was the trick capacity 30 gigs Think Awesome Awesome awesome awesome I Did not think this was gonna work. uhh.. I I thought I was really up a creek here. I umm.. I thought it was gonna be easy and then Okay, it works. Looks good to me It even says okay here in the corner, which you know it’s gotta mean something I think I just need to plug it into a different computer this one I had to install weird drivers So I don’t really want to mess with those because this thing can read it I’m gonna Plug it into my Mac and see what it says See’s it. Wont even turn on. Okay… Now its on. Sigh…… That is a glorious sight look at this right there USB stick, that Is a pretty nice sight right about now. I just need to format it and write some files to it See if I can read off of it, and I think that would clear it it shows up external drive Master, Boot Record Okay, I’m gonna just reformat it for Posterity’s sake here. I put a fat partition mess read record DIY USB… stick, holy cow that Formatted okay, let’s try putting a file on it and like read it and stuff Okay, so this is the previous video. **I’m Scotty from Strange Parts** Let’s put that on there. Okay, let’s eject it Put it back in And I can read it That’s amazing I think I’ve got it so I think that Is a working a USB stick. Well. I know I say it a lot, but I had my doubts but I Went into this thing it would be really easy and then yeah, I just started hitting roadblocks, and didn’t really know how to debug things and I Think I figured it out. I finally have a working USB stick from theoretically the parts of a broken iPhone it’s fiddly, but you know for the cost of the stick which was 14 RMB so about 2 dollars and 25 cents and you know whatever you can get a broken iPhone 6 for You can make make your own USB stick That’s pretty awesome. Yeah, and a lot of playing around with dodgy Windows software Which you know? I think it’s kind of par for the course on these projects as I was thinking about this I was like is this a good DIY project should people try this if you want to try learning to BGA reball and hot-air reflow, this isn’t a terrible project to try it on It’s a little bit fiddly because you can’t tell if you’ve done something wrong or it’s a software issue or whatever But I actually did find a path to debugging in That you know at least the stick will show up in the software without any chips on it, so you know This is pretty forgiving as far as BGA goes the balls are so big stencil is really big you know if you look at this stencil like this is all of the things for a 6s and 6s plus and there are some tiny tiny grids on this. I don’t know if you guys can see This one is the memory chip, and it is the by far the biggest on there So you know like if you’re gonna try and learn how to do this. This is not a terrible starter project There’s one thing left to do though Which is we need to make it look like a USB stick this comes with a little case here? That we can put it in it came with it for free, so let’s see let’s slide this bit on Then it goes in this tube And It comes with a cap there you go one One USB stick ready to go straight from the guts of an iPhone 6 I’ll see if I can find like an Aliexpress link or something and put it in the description below if you guys want to try this out at least for the the PCB USB stick, I’ll leave you guys to find your own flash memory But that’ll at least put you on the right track if you want to give this a try. That about does it for this time Guys I’m Scotty from strange parts if you enjoyed this video hit that subscribe button down below And if you want hit that Bell icon next to it to be notified of every video I upload I just passed my one-year anniversary On the 12th which was huge. The anniversary of uploading the first video That’s been amazing just hit along the way 600,000 subs. Thank you guys so much for all of the support I did want to apologize for not uploading a video last week. Things got a little crazy here in Shenzhen But I’ve got some exciting stuff on the way some factory tours I’ve got some big projects in the planning phase and there may be one or two collabs on the way And one of which you guys haven’t heard anything about It’s with an up-and-coming YouTube creator that I’m really excited about I enjoy watching their stuff. We’re gonna fly to somewhere else in China I’ve been before they haven’t and I’ve never showed on video so stay tuned for all of that. I’ll see you guys next time

Apple at Work — The Underdogs

[ELEVATOR DINGS] Guys, guys! I just got us
a meeting with Vivienne. What? How? I just bumped into her. [CRASH] [CAR DOOR SLAMS] [HEELS CLICKING] And what,
you just asked for a meeting? Yeah. Is there anything I can do? Actually… When? Just now. No, when’s the meeting? Oh, uh, Thursday, 8 a.m. Next Thursday? Yes. No. This Thursday. What? That’s impossible! We can do this, OK?
Round box is back. It’s just a sketch,
that’s all we have! Two days?
We need two weeks. This is how
we get off this floor. Dave, can you get some
sales figures on pizza boxes? I feel sick. It’s so simple.
Round pizza, round box. [CAMERA SHUTTER]
Perfect. Hey, who’s hungry? We have to prove
what’s wrong with pizza boxes. They’re square. Wasted space! Yeah! Do I really have to go
see Mike in finance? All: Yep. Hey, Mike. I was wondering
if you could send me the — Shh. Inbox. ♪ Music playing ♪ ♪ We have this idea. We need some sort
of 3D prototype. I’ve got to pick up the kids. ♪ I just want to get you
all together. We need to find a name
for the box. It’s Roundabout. Squircle? Circle Box? Who’s that? Hey Siri,
turn on Do Not Disturb. [CRICKETS CHIRPING] [KNOCKING]
Brian! I’m awake! Hey Siri,
tell Bridget I’m running late! No, no, no. This is wrong.
This is all wrong. Dave, can you please double-check those
figures for us? Did anyone hear
from Ed in warehouse? He’s putting together
the prototype now. ♪ What are you guys
working on? Nothing. “Nothing.” ♪ Move that over there.
Make that title bigger. Guys! We’re almost there. I mean, I don’t even — What are you doing, bud?
Hey, can I have that back? No! ♪ I’ll email you the video. Just AirDrop it to me. [AIRDROP PING]
Sweet! You guys,
I just got the prototype. Woah! This is going to look
so good in the presentation. Awesome! Wow! ♪ [ALARM SOUNDS] I’m awake! [APPLE WATCH ALERT]
It’s time. ♪ Did anyone press the button? [ELEVATOR DINGS] ♪

iPad Pro Bend Test! – Be gentle with Apples new iPad…

The all new iPad Pro. Plenty of new design changes, thinner bezels,
and no home button or headphone jack. It’s time to see if this massive tablet is
durable. The iPad Pro is basically the same price as
the iPhone XR, and appears to actually be one of the more reasonably priced Apple products. It even comes with a standard USB-C charging
port. Apple’s moving in the right direction. Let’s get started. [Intro] This is the smaller of the two iPads – the
11 inch version. Perfect size for a backpack or book bag. Apple has also released an updated version
of the Apple pencil, which is good. Last year’s design included plenty of stupid…poking
out the bottom of the iPad while charging, like an elephant trunk just waiting to snap
off. This year it’s held onto the side of the iPad
with magnets and charges wirelessly. Not quite as smooth as the integrated Note
9 s-pen which charges internally in seconds with a super capacitor. Apple doesn’t include this pencil in the box…probably
out of respect to Steve Jobs. [Steve] Who wants a stylus? You have to get them and put them away, and
you lose them. Yuck. Nobody wants a stylus. [Zack] But let’s be honest, they mostly just
want you to pay extra for it. The tip of the pristine clean white pencil
does not appear to be replaceable like they are on Samsung’s s-pen. So if you want a finer tip, you’ll just have
to sharpen it manually. We all know it’s what’s inside the Apple pencil
that matters most though. Dead center is the weakest point. Probably a tad stronger than your average
wooden pencil This immediately gives us unrepairable access to the wireless charging component. These copper coils absorb energy wirelessly
through the induction field on the side of the iPad. I’ll skin the rest of the pencil. It has a pressure sensitive tip and a row
of strong magnets along the flat side of the writing utensil. The upper half is a bit harder to get inside. The super white plastic coating is not meant
to come off. Inside of the upper half of the stiff metal
frame is where the battery resides. I tried opening up the metal to get a better
look at the battery size and information, but after it squirted battery acid at me,
I decided it was not a fun activity. Let’s start with the scratch test. We know glass is glass at this point, but
we still got to check and make sure Apple isn’t pulling a fast one on anyone and using
less durable materials than what we’re used to. It is interesting to see how thin the glass
is though. Each scratch of my picks leaves major temporary
impressions on the pixels. We get the standard scratching at level 6,
with deeper grooves at a level 7. So the screen is still made from glass and
not plastic, but it’s super thin. There is a front facing camera. It does the whole face ID thing now that the
home button is gone. The volume buttons up in the right hand corner
are made from metal, along with the whole right side of the iPad. Except for this little patch of plastic in
the middle for the wireless charging. Induction can happen through metal, so Apple
cut out the metal and added this little plastic layer that allows the power to flow through
to the pencil Hopefully the plastic doesn’t compromise any structural integrity later
on. Down at the bottom we get our two large speaker
grilles. We’ll have to see if these are decoration
or not during the teardown video. And we also have our USB-C port which can
be used to charge other devices. Pretty cool. Hopefully Apple makes this port the standard
across all their devices in the future. That would be an awesomely beneficial move
for the customer. The left side of the iPad is blank except
for one little microphone hole right smack dab in the center. You know how easy it is to rip your jeans
after a hole has already been started? The same thing applies to metal. That hole is a weak point and I can see this
probably being a problem in the future. There are 2 more microphone holes up at the
top of the iPad in between the two ginormous speaker grilles. There’s also the power button – all metal. The back of the iPad Pro is also metal. Apple focused quite a bit on how well people
can draw on the iPad Pro, but they never really specified on which side of the iPad the drawings
need to occur. This is the biggest Art Class with Jerry canvas
I’ve ever had. And the anodized aluminum makes a perfect
surface. As an artist, I definitely have to agree with
that on this one. The iPad is really good for drawing. Yeah, the front has liquid retina with a 120
Hertz touch sensitivity. But the back has a 120 hurts-your-ears sensitivity. And you can’t beat that. If you guessed I was drawing Spider Man, I’m
impressed with your creative thinking, or maybe the iPad Pro just makes me look better
at drawing than I actually am. Hopefully Stan Lee approves. The Apple logo does kind of distract from
the overall appearance though, so it’s good to know if you ever want to get rid of the
Apple logo, or hide any accidental scratches, dbrand has you covered – quite literally. This textured Black Matrix feels more professional
than just the bare aluminum. But the best news is that with dbrand, the
Apple pencil now looks like an actual pencil, and still connects and charges wirelessly. It doesn’t get any better than that. I’ll leave a link down in the video description
if you want to customize your own phone or iPad, and thanks to dbrand for sponsoring
this video. We already know the result of our next test. Apple is once again touting sapphire camera
lens covers on their iPad Pro. And as we know, sapphire should scratch at
a level 8, making it a very premium, durable, scratch resistant product, more so than glass. Glass scratches at a level 6. But Apple’s sapphire is not the same quality
we’ve seen in other places, like HTC’s or Tissots. Apple’s sapphire scratches like glass at a
level 6. Super annoying when Apple is bragging about
premium materials that don’t actually perform like they should. It makes real sapphire look bad. You would think Apple would be able to afford
real sapphire, but maybe next time. The massive 11 inch display is using Apple’s
liquid retina technology, which is just an LCD, and lasted 10 seconds under the heat
from my lighter before turning off. I’m still impressed that I can buy this whole
iPad Pro for basically the same price as a XR…which is probably just another example
of that phone being incredibly over priced. Like always with my durability test, it’s
time for the bend test. I doubt this tablet will ever end up in a
back pocket, but it will be in backpacks and book bags. Or laying around unnoticed on a couch cushion,
chair or bed, before someone sits down. Structural integrity is still important, and
the iPad Pro just doesn’t have any of that structural integrity stuff. A tablet the size of a piece of paper, folds
like a piece of paper. I do feel bad for Spider Man though. I’ll try to straighten him out. Perfect. It looks like the 2 weakest points are right
dead center on either side of the iPad Pro. The cracked frame happened right at the poorly
placed microphone hole. And again over here on the poorly supported
wireless charging dock for the pencil. The thin glass screen isn’t helping out structurally. And neither are the loose uncompartmentalized
pouch style lithium ion batteries. The iPad Pro is a thin, ridge-less aluminum
sack with no structure holding things together. Like tin foil wrapped around mashed potatoes. There are 4 massive speakers inside, which
is pretty impressive. At least now I don’t have to make a teardown
video. Apple focused on making the thinnest iPad
they could without putting much thought into structure or weak points in the frame. So make sure if it’s ever in a backpack, you
don’t lean up against a chair or a wall and make sure grandma doesn’t accidentally sit
on it because it won’t survive. Poor Spider Man. Customize your own phone or protect your tablet
with the dbrand link in the description. Hit that subscribe button if you haven’t already. And let me know what else you want to see
constructively durability tested in the comments. Thanks a ton for watching. I’ll see you around.

Should Netflix be worried about Apple’s new $6B streaming service?


Why Apple Fails in India (& Why it Matters)

This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 to use the link in the description
get 20% off the annual premium subscription. India is home to 1.3 billion people. In just five years, it’ll pass China and
become the most populous country on the planet. And, it shows. The streets are chaotic, markets, overcrowded,
and its economy, bursting with potential. While it’s still decades behind on basic
infrastructure like schools and sanitation, India’s GDP is among the fastest growing
in the world. Which, for companies, means 1.3 billion potential
customers, Many of whom are using the internet for the first time ever. Where Amazon, Google, and Uber struggle to
enter and compete with locals like Baidu and Alibaba in China, they’ve largely succeeded
in India. With one big exception: Apple is almost nowhere
to be found. The iPhone is an unstoppable, money-making
machine, more successful than Boeing’s 737, Toyota’s Corolla, and the entire Star Wars
franchise. And yet, here, it only commands about 1% of
the whole smartphone market. Just in the last year, its government threatened
to ban the iPhone over a disagreement about privacy, Apple reportedly lost three key Indian
executives, and it failed to get approval for an official retail store. It’s safe to say things aren’t going so
well. So, what makes India so different? And what does it mean for the future of Apple? This is the sales miracle known as the iPhone. Apple went from selling 1 million in 2007,
to 11 in 2008, All the way to a record-breaking 231 million in 2015. Turns out people like bigger phones. The trend couldn’t be more clear. But then, something changed. In the last three years, sales have been…
flat. And, if we look at all smartphones, you can
see Apple is no exception. What was 40, or 50, or even 60 percent growth,
has now become zero. Now, if “flat” means consistently selling
200 million premium devices year after year, well, that doesn’t sound so bad. The iPhone isn’t declining, it’s just…
not growing. But Apple, of course, is a public company,
and the stock market is based on the expectation of growth. It’s not enough to make an unbelievable
amount of money. It needs to make an unbelievable amount more
than last year. Which brings us, back to the basics: There are three ways Apple can sell an iPhone. Someone buying their first smartphone, Someone
switching from a competitor, or someone upgrading their current iPhone. The first two have been incredibly fruitful,
and are still responsible for millions of sales. But there are only so many humans on Earth,
And, at least for now, Apple is not in the business of making more. Which brings us to the third category: the
customers it already has. For the average person, two-year upgrades
are becoming three or four, or whenever this phone dies upgrades. Premium smartphone companies are in the business
of making better, longer-lasting devices that will entice more people to upgrade. But that also makes them less eager to upgrade
in the future. It’s a tough game to play. We’ve reached a point where most people
are mostly happy with what they have. In some ways, Apple is too successful for
its own good. Today, it may sell the same number of phones,
but more profit is being made, thanks to the higher prices of the X and XS. Plus, existing users are valuable in more
ways than one – we buy Apple music, iCloud storage, Apple Watch, AirPods, and soon, Apple
streaming video. So, this graph, the company argues, can only
say so much. That’s why it no longer publishes the number
of phones sold. Sure, sales may be flat, but the average selling
price is anything but. The last two years have proven people are
willing to pay eleven, twelve, fourteen hundred dollars. In other words, this strategy is working. But it can’t go up forever. Somewhere there’s a limit. And that’s why emerging markets are, if
not existential, at least very important for the future of the company. So, Apple, in need of customers, meet, India,
in need of phones. 63 thousand Indians are pulled out of extreme
poverty every day. And companies can hardly wait. Now, in terms of raw GDP, India ranks an impressive
sixth place, right behind the United Kingdom. But, adjusted per capita, it’s only $1,939
to China’s $8,827. Meanwhile, the cheaper iPhone XR starts at
$749. And that’s if you’re a lucky American. In India, the price is 77 thousand Rupees,
Or around eleven hundred dollars. And again, that’s the cheaper model. The XS, on the other hand, is upwards of $1,420. Here, Apple’s strategy of raising prices
is backfiring. An estimated 75% of smartphones are sold for
less than $250. And 95%, less than 500. For most people, the iPhone is simply too
expensive. Even the much older iPhone 6 and SE, are sold
at relatively high prices. For that kind of money, customers expect a
brand new phone, not a 3 or 5 year old one. Most Indians don’t even buy smart phones,
but basic, feature phones like the JioPhone, which is effectively free with a small, refundable
deposit. So, the iPhone is a tiny sliver of the premium
market, which is only a small segment of smartphone sales, which, account for less than half of
all phone sales. There’s just not that much pie left. Now, Apple has never purely been driven by
unit sales or market share. For the most part, it’s just not interested
in selling to all price points. But this market share is barely even noticeable. Unfortunately, price is only one part of the
problem. It also lacks brand recognition, Is affected
by a weaker currency, plus tariffs, And even for those that can afford it, the iPhone in
India just isn’t as good a product… It lacks Apple Pay, Apple Maps is, let’s
say limited, and Siri still has trouble understanding local accents. Some of Apple’s most undervalued assets
are its over 500 retail stores across 19 countries. It builds giant glass cubes, renovates historic
theaters, and practically defies the laws of physics. Not because it’s cool, well, not just because
it’s cool, but because they make insane amounts of money. No other company makes more money per square
foot of retail space. And if you have any doubt about that, I dare
you to walk through one without bumping into anyone. But, all this means nothing in India. Here, phones are sold in small, local shops
where brands have little to no control. Not the best conditions for a company which
regulates the height of its tables. And, at least for now, it legally can’t
open a store. The Indian government requires that any foreign-owned
company buy at least 30% of its materials within the country before opening a retail
store. In response, Apple has started manufacturing
the SE and 6S in India, which it may soon do for newer phones as well. In the meantime, Chinese brands like OnePlus,
Oppo, and Vivo, carefully target the Indian market by producing low-cost, locally-manufactured
devices. Ultimately, the reason Apple can’t compete
is simple: it’s not willing to adapt. The company has all the resources in the world,
but unless it makes a significant change in strategy, India will never be the next China. The iPhone accounts for over 60% of Apple’s
total revenue, to continue growth, it has no choice but to do what Apple does best – destroy
its own, thriving product with an entirely new category. Since reaching a one trillion dollar market
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