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Daily Archives: July 19, 2014
WSJ House of the Day: “Charmed by Port Chester” $9.3 million.
It looks like a wonderful home, overlooking Long Island Sound, but $9.3 million for Port Chester? Really? The owner used to run Wexford Capital, a fund located in Greenwich, so he was obviously aware of the respective merits of the two neighboring communities, yet decided that his money could best be put to work in Port Chester, not Greenwich.
That’ a decision that, to me, seems counter-intuitive, but that’s probably why he’s rich and I’m not.
Toyota wants to help you scream at your out-of-control kids without straining your vocal chords.
The latest version of the company’s Sienna minivan has a feature called ‘Driver Easy Speak.’ It uses a built-in microphone to amplify a parent’s voice through speakers in the back seats.
Toyota says it added Easy Speak ‘so parents don’t have to shout to passengers in the back.’ But chances are many parents will yell into the microphone anyway.
I’ll have to check with my kids, but I’m pretty sure they had no difficulty hearing me on long car trips.