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tmThe Wall Street Journal reports Apple is testing an iPhone screen larger than 4 inches and a tablet screen just less than 12 inches. These prototypes may or may not end up in final products, but the WSJ also reports a new iPad will go into production later this month. New iPhone components reportedly entered mass production last month. The next iPad and iPhone will likely continue with current screen sizes.http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/22/apple-reportedly-testing-bigger-iphone-and-ipad-screens-starting-production-on-new-9-7-ipad/

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slOver the weekend Apple confirmed it is investigating a security breach on its Dev Cneter servers. Most of the information on the servers was encrypted and Apple claims it’s safe, but they do say that the hacker(s) may have accessed developer’s names, addresses, and email addresses, and since the developer center went down last Thursday, reports have surfaced of developers receiving unsolicited password reset requests. UK-based Ibrahim Balic claims he found 13 bugs in the Dev Center, and that he got a hold of data from more than 100,000 users, but he says he didn't hack for malicious purposes.http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/21/apple-confirms-that-the-dev-center-has-potentially-been-breached-by-hackers/

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Researcher claims he told Apple of Developer Center vulnerability but didn’t maliciously steal datahttp://thenextweb.com/apple/2013/07/22/researcher-claims-he-told-apple-of-developer-center-vulnerability-but-didnt-maliciously-steal-data/

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iaU.K. Prime Minister David Cameron says search engines like Bing, Google, and Yahoo have a moral duty to stop the discovery of illegal images of child abuse. Cameron told the BBC that “Put simply, there needs to be a list of terms—a black list—which offer up no direct search returns." The search companies have until October to give a response to the UK government - if the government does not like the response, there may be regulatory action. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2044905/uks-pm-warns-internet-companies-to-ban-child-abuse-search-terms.html

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tmLeap Motion controllers finally became active today. The company began shipping pre-orders late last week, but did not release the software until mid-morning east coast time. Even then, some pre-orders have yet to be shipped. Leap also launched it's app store known as Airspace with games, music apps, and other utilities and even a motion controlled version of the New York Times. http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/22/leap-motion-launches-with-limited-appeal-but-it-could-be-a-ticking-time-bomb-of-innovation/

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slSIM cards, how do they work? If you're using GSM call encryption, not that well --Karsten Knoll of Security Research Labs has uncovered a flaw that allows some SIM cards to be hacked with only a couple of text messages by cloaking an SMS so it appears to have come from a carrier. After being prompted to enter the SIM's digital key, another text can be sent that opens access to calls, messages, and mobile purchases. It only affects SIMs running the older data encryption standard (DES), but Nohl estimates 750 million SIMs are potentially affected.http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/22/sim-card-hack/

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iaGoogle is acquiring 6.3% of Himax Display- that's the company that makes the display for Google Glass. Himax Display's parent company says that Google reserves the right to continue buying up shares of Himax Display for a period of one year. If Google exercises that option, it could acquire up to 14.8% of the company. http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57594803-76/google-buys-stake-in-glass-display-maker-himax/

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tmFacebook has become popular in developing countries thanks to Facebook for Every Phone, a limited version of the site that works on feature phones. Facebook announced that the feature phone service has now been downloaded 100 million times. Facebook for every phone includes News Feed, Messenger and Photosand is optimized to use less data. Some phone carriers even partner with Facebook for free data access.http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/21/facebooks-feature-phone-platform-scores-100m-users-most-in-emerging-markets/

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slIn February 2014, 3_D printing's really gonna catch on! No, I'm not actually a psychic. Key patents for a technology known as "laser sintering" that that currently prevent competition in the market for functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann Scott, design evangelist at 3D printing company Shapeways. Laser sintering is the lowest-cost 3D printing technology, & can produce goods that can be sold as finished products, and consumers could see huge drop in the price of these devices, once the technology opens up. http://qz.com/106483/3d-printing-will-explode-in-2014-thanks-to-the-expiration-of-key-patents/

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tmUtah ISP Xmission's CEO Pete Ashdown has published a detailed list of government orders his company has received. Ashdown also told Buzzfeed that an order he received in 201 required the ISP to install equipment to allow the FBI and NSA to directly monitor one of his customers. Ashdown says he is restrained by law from revealing any more details and feels he probably told people to much already.

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Time Warner Cable and CBS are currently in a squabble where CBS could pull its programming off of the cable service. Time Warner Cable isn't taking this lightly and told the NYT that if CBS does leave TWC, then Time Warner would recommend its NY customers try out Aereo. If you don't know about Aereo - it gives people access to over-the-air television via tiny antennas over the Internet and doesn't pay a retransmission fee to broadcasters. Let the war continue. http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/21/4540100/aereo-could-win-big-in-fee-dispute-between-cbs-and-time-warner-cable

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tmLeap Motion Launches With Limited Appeal, But It Could Be A Ticking Time Bomb Of Innovationhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/07/22/leap-motion-launches-with-limited-appeal-but-it-could-be-a-ticking-time-bomb-of-innovation/

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Leap Motion controller reviewhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/07/22/leap-motion-controller-review/

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Leap Motion launched today… sort of
- Not all pre-order customers got shipping notices yet, while some folks have had their devices since Friday.
- Software was supposed to become available today but wasn't available until mid-morning
- Reviews: Motion control excellent but experience "underwhelming", Airspace software store feels gimmicky
- 54 Windows applications, 58 OS X apps
Q: Is it a gimmick, the next mouse or something in between?

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slApple Reportedly Testing Bigger iPhone And iPad Screens, Starting Production On New 9.7″ iPadhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/07/22/apple-reportedly-testing-bigger-iphone-and-ipad-screens-starting-production-on-new-9-7-ipad/

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- Asian suppliers tell WSJ Apple has asked for prototype smartphone screens larger than 4 inches and has also asked for screen designs for a new tablet device measuring slightly less than 13 inches diagonally
- iPhone got bigger last year, iPad got smaller. new size experiments pretty routine
- compare to samsung: IDC research shows apple's market share fell to 39.6% in the three months ended March 31 from 58.1% a year earlier. Samsung market share of 17.9%, up from 11.3% a year earlier.
- MEANWHILE: production of a new iPad starts later this month, say officials at component suppliers - same size, same resolution as the existing 9.7-inch model, but lighter, thinner display structure. The new display structure integrates touch sensors with a thin film instead of glass
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iaExclusive Motorola X "Ghost" Photos Show The Phone, Benchmarks, And Pretty Much A Complete Set Of Confirmed Specshttp://www.androidpolice.com/2013/07/21/att-moto-x/

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This Is The Moto X
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Motorola to hold Moto X event in New York on August 1http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57594617-94/motorola-to-hold-moto-x-event-in-new-york-on-august-1/

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- Android Police says it has full details about the upcoming Moto X
- Specs: dual-core Qualcomm S4 Pro 1.7Ghz CPU, 2GB of RAM, 4.5-inch 720 x 1184 screen, 2.1 Front facing cam, 10.5 on the back. 802.11a/b/g/ac, 16GB internal space, no external microSD slot
- Android Police even has some benchmark scores. Using AnTuTu, the Moto X got an 18.7K, which would put it around Nexus 4 territory. For comparison, the S4 and HTC One are over the 20k range
- Meanwhile, press shots of black and white Moto X devices have leaked. The design looks relatively unassuming with a curve on the top of the device and a patterned back.
- Motorola is having an event for the Moto X on August 1

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slYahoo Buys Back 40M Shares From Hedge Fund Third Point ($1.2B In Value) As Loeb, Wilson And Wolf Resign From Boardhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/07/22/yahoo-buys-40m-shares-from-third-point-1-2b-in-value-as-loeb-wilson-and-wolf-resign-from-board/

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- Yahoo repurchasing 40M shares owned by the hedge fund Third Point LLC for $29.11/share, about $1.164B in value. Third Point's Daniel Loeb, will now own > 2% of Yahoo, will lose board seat. other board members Harry J. Wilson, and Michael J. Wolf — all will resign July 31st.
- Entrepreneur Max Levchin, a joint appointment between Third Point and the Yahoo board, is staying on (joined board in dec 2012)
- Dan Loeb very powerful board member, helped push out Scott Thompson after resume-gate and placed Ross Levinsohn as the interim CEO before Marissa Mayer was hired
- in earnings report last week, yahoo says it repurchased $653M in shares during Q2, previously announced a plan to purchase an additional $1.9B of Yahoo! common stock: “The new repurchase agreement becomes part of that plan,”
q: right move to get Third Point out of controlling position? threat of shakeup?

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tmAereo could win big in fee dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cablehttp://www.theverge.com/2013/7/21/4540100/aereo-could-win-big-in-fee-dispute-between-cbs-and-time-warner-cable

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Aereo as Bargaining Chip in Broadcast Fees Battlehttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/business/media/with-prospect-of-cbs-blackout-time-warner-cable-to-suggest-aereo-as-alternative.html

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TWC and CBS in fight over carriage fees in NYC, LA, Dallas, and a few others
- 3 million subscribers could be affected
- TWC Maureen Huff, said Sunday that it would recommend Aereo to its New York subscribers if CBS was blacked out.
- Aereo Launching in Chicago 9/13 and Now all Utah counties, August 19
Q: CBS is known for taking drastic action in this fight. Where does this all end up?

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iaTwitter creator finally learns Facebook, suggests monthly feehttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57594648-93/twitter-creator-finally-learns-facebook-suggests-monthly-fee/

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46- Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter wrote a blogpost about Facebook
- He says since he uses FB more regularly he suggests that FB could offer "Facebook premium."
- "For $10 a month, people who really love Facebook (and can afford it), could see no ads. Maybe some special features too. If 10% percent of Facebook signed up, that’s $1B a month in revenue."
- "In general, the ads on Facebook don't seem particularly useful or engaging."
- Stone says the model could work - just look at Pandora as an example. People pay a monthly fee for an ad-free experience

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Google Now Serves 25 Percent of North American Internet Traffichttp://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/07/google-internet-traffic

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Netflix gobbles a third of peak Internet traffic in North Americahttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57546405-93/netflix-gobbles-a-third-of-peak-internet-traffic-in-north-america/

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Nokia to reveal "something big" July 23rd, what could it be? http://www.winbeta.org/news/nokia-reveal-something-big-july-23rd-what-could-it-be

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​NVIDIA Shield ships July 31st, barely meets delayed launch window http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/21/nvidia-shield-ships-july-31st/

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Motorola to hold Moto X event in New York on August 1http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57594617-94/motorola-to-hold-moto-x-event-in-new-york-on-august-1/

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Aereo will launch in Utah on August 19http://gigaom.com/2013/07/22/aereo-will-launch-in-utah-on-august-19/

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Samsung's DevCon set for October 27 in San Franciscohttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57594818-92/samsungs-devcon-set-for-october-27-in-san-francisco/

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Ubuntu Edge smartphone announced with $32 million Indiegogo campaign, aims to hit market in May 2014http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/22/ubuntu-edge-smartphone/

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Hi TNT crew. In response to episode 798 where you were talking about how most apps are free. You were talking about how more apps might be purchased if you were able to try out the apps before you buy them.

As far as I know Windows Phone is the only platform that allows trial versions of paid apps. I have purchased many apps because I was able to try them first to see if I wanted them. I also recall reading an article about how Windows Phone had a higher revenue per user because we are able to try most apps before we buy. Thanks for the show.

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I watch the video of the “Autonomous Robots Self-Assemble and Take Flight as One” and the first thing that came to mind was Sky Writing. Just think, thousands of these robots assembling themselves on a large field then taking off and flying over beaches, amusement parks, large sporting events, weddings, etc… Add lights to be bottom and they would work great at night!

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Leap Motion launched today… sort of
- Not all pre-order customers got shipping notices yet, while some folks have had their devices since Friday.
- Software was supposed to become available today but wasn't available all morning
- Reviews: Motion control excellent but experience "underwhelming", Airspace software store feels gimmicky
- 54 Windows applications, 58 OS X apps
Q: Is it a gimmick, the next mouse or something in between?