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Sony unveils new Vita and Vita TV, What Apple will announce Tuesday, Facebook opens its backdoor to TV http://live.twit.tv/GUEST: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ
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We'll keep you up to date on the most important stories in the tech world, and put them in context for you.

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tmSony announced on a livestream this morning, a new PlayStation Vita coming to Japan October 10th for 18,980 yen, about US$190). The Vita PCH-2000 comes with 1 GB of onboard storage, is 15% lighter, 20% thinner and claims an additional hour of battery life. Sony also revealed the PS Vita TV, a set-top box that can play Vita titles on a TV as well as connect to a PS4 to play games remotely. The Vita TV will retail at 9,480 yen (US$95) from November 14 in Japan.http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57601933-235/sony-unveils-playstation-vita-tv/

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--http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/09/new-playstation-vita-announced-release-date/

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slXbox Music for iOS and Android is launching today and will rival major streaming music providers like Spotify and Rdio. As a customer, the first six months of streaming will be free to attract users, who can then upgrade to the Xbox Music Pass ($10/month or $100/year), which includes mobile access. It's not yet clear if streaming will be free for the Xbox One version that launches this November. http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/09/xbox-music-free-on-web-ios-android-available/

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iaThere's a new app for iPad that's making the news - it's called Coast. Surprisingly, the app is not about the trials and tribulations of the 35 year old soap by the name of Coast. It's actually a new web browser by Opera. Coast by Opera is an almost chrome-less browser that relies mostly on gestures to navigate. A left or right swipe replaces back and forward buttons. Bookmarks are displayed as big squares. The Opera team said it is looking into bringing the browser to other platforms outside of iOS. http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/09/opera-launches-coast-its-new-webkit-based-ipad-browser/

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tmVerizon's legal challenge against the FCC's 2011 open Internet rules goes to court today in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Verizon argues the rules are an "arbitrary and capricious" restriction of Verizon's free speech rights. One of the judges hearing the case, David Tatel authored the 2010 opinion that struck down the FCCs attempt to punish Comcast for net neutrality violations. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/09/net-us-usa-internet-neutrality-idUSBRE98805320130909

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slFacebook is giving a few media partners access to its brand-new Public Feed API and Keyword Insights API. the former lets a network like CNN or Buzzfeed see a real-time firehose of public posts mentioning a specific word. The Keyword Insights API aggregates all the public posts mentioning a specific word and provides anonymous stats about the age, location, and gender of the users posting updates. The tools are designed to help news networks capitalize on responses to current events, but also to understand audience metrics and engagement for their own primetime programming. http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/9/4702262/facebook-public-feed-api-audience-data

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iaGoogle is trying to work out a deal with the European Commission to avoid a $5 billion fine. More than two months ago, the European Commission asked Google to address antitrust concerns such as blocking competitors in its search results and favoring Google's own services in its search results. EU Commission spokesperson Jonathan Todd said the commission is assessing Google's proposal, but didn't give any details as to what's in the proposal. Maybe unicorns and candy?http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/09/us-eu-google-idUSBRE9880D620130909

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tmGet ready for ads on Instagram. Facebook's photo-sharing service has topped 150 million users and is preparing to start displaying ads by the end of this year. Instagram posted that 50 million of their users joined in the last six months.http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/09/09/instagram-ads-150-million/2785151/

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slRemember all that talk about Amazon working on a new smartphone, and that maybe it might even be free in order to entice a lot more customers to the Amazon market? Well yesterday Amazon told AllThingsD that it has no plans to launch a phone this year, and, and even if it did, it wouldn’t be free. Although well into the tablet market, Amazon reportedly is still weighing what type of business model and product would set it apart in the competitive world of smartphones.http://allthingsd.com/20130908/amazon-says-no-plans-for-phone-this-year/

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tmGoogle, Facebook and Yahoo have filed suit with the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court requesting the right to publicly disclose the number and type of national security requests the companies have received under the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Director James Clapper has agreed to release aggregate numbers but this has not satisfied the companies. All three companies along with several dozen others, sent a similar request in a letter to Congress and the President in July.http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/09/09/google-yahoo-and-facebook-file-new-motions-with-the-us-government/

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iaSeagate announced a new hard drive designed for mobile devices like tablets. The Seagate Ultra Mobile hard drive is a 2.5-inch hard disk drive, but is just 5mm thick and could offer capacity of up to 500GB with a max transfer rate of 600MB/s. The new drives are paired with Seagate's Mobile Enablement Kit which allows a spinning disk to survive things like vibration, shock, and even a fall. Seagate says the Ultra Mobile hard drive also consumes very low power -- lower than that of most SSDs, actually.http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3132_7-57601815-98/seagate-intros-5mm-ultra-mobile-hdd-for-tablets/

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iaPS Vita TV is a mini console that brings games and services to your TV, arrives November for around $100 (videohttp://www.engadget.com/2013/09/09/ps-vita-tv-launch-date/VIDEO

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Sony announces PS Vita TV, a tiny console to take on Apple TV http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/9/4710080/sony-ps-vita-tv

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- Sony announced a new set top box called the "PlayStation Vita TV"
- The device will cost about $100 and it's set to launch in Japan on November 14th.
- Features: since it's called the "Vita" it has a slot for Vita games (also PSP games) It also gives access to Sony's Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and other apps like Hulu and Twitter
- The PlayStation Vita TV also connects to PS controllers. The STB itself is tiny. In the promo video, it's dwarfed by a PS3 controller
- The device also allows for remote play for the PlayStation 4. So, if you get a PS4, you can send the video output to one of these boxes somewhere else in the house.
- A separate bundle that comes with a DualShock 3 controller and 8GB memory card will sell for about $143.
- Not all PS Vita games will be supported, however, since the DualShock 3 controller lacks the Vita's touch-sensitive hardware required by certain software titles.
- PS4 is slated for a launch date of Feb 22nd for Japan. Nov 15th for the US.

Q: Do you expect this STB to hit the U.S. and other markets? Should it?

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tmWhat to expect from Apple at Tuesday's special eventhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57601817-37/what-to-expect-from-apple-at-tuesdays-special-event/

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Cast Your Bets: Bookies Predict the Chances of What Apple Will Announcehttp://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/09/betting-on-the-apple-event-predictions-and-their-odds/

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"This should brighten everyone's day", Wired got ladbrokes to lay odds
- iPhone 5S, fingerprint sensor (silver ring around home button), Gold color, NFC
- iPhone 5C (bright colors)
- iOS 7 (for iPhone not iPad?), iTunes Radio
- iPod, New Touch, end of classic
Medium bets
- iPad (Mini w/ retina display)
- OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- Macs, Mac Pro
Long shots
- Watch, Apple TV

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slFacebook grants TV networks and news sites backdoor access to its audience datahttp://www.theverge.com/2013/9/9/4702262/facebook-public-feed-api-audience-data

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-2 tools: Public Feed API & Keyword Insights API being offered to CNN, NBC, SkyTV, BuzzFeed, The Guardian, Slate, and social media analytics firm Mass Relevance.
- public feed API: real-time firehose of public posts mentioning a specific word.
- keyword insights API: aggregates all public posts mentioning a specific word and adds anonymous stats about the age, location, and gender of the posters
- 88-100M Americans log onto the site between the hours of 8 PM and 11 PM. Justin Osofsky, VP of media partnerships at Facebook: "Over nine million people talked about the VMAs on Facebook. We wanted to give our broadcast partners a better picture of what's going on."

q: can FB use its treasure trove of data to gain an edge over twitter?

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tmOpera Launches Coast, A Slick New WebKit-Based iPad Browserhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/09/09/opera-launches-coast-its-new-webkit-based-ipad-browser/

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Coast's iTunes pagehttps://itunes.apple.com/in/app/id674024845?mt=8

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Opera Coast (Webkit)
- Redesigned interface for tablet use
- Huib Kleinhout, head of Coast project to TC: Browser haven't changed since Mosaic
- UI is only a home button, ardently visited sites
- Home screen has icons for frequent sites, list of recently visited for possible addition, search/address bar
Tom's issues
- Can't make a browser default in iOS
- Often want to see two browser windows at once
- can't keep a tab persistent. No tabs!

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California poised to implement first electronic license plates
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/09/california-poised-to-implement-nations-first-electronic-license-plate-program/

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- california state senate approved bill SB-806 that would create first electronic license plate in US. gov jerry brown needs to sign
- plate would be a screen that could wirelessly receive updates from a central server to display that same information. like “STOLEN,” “EXPIRED,” etc
- the program would be limited to a “pilot program” using .5% of registered vehicles. set to be completed no later than January 1, 2017.
- South Carolina and New Jersey, also have similar bills in progress.
- PRIVACY NIGHTMARE? "within the pilot, the DMV would not be receiving any location information,” Lee Tien, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), told Ars. “But the company that operates the plates would [have access, and] they are going to be controlling what's on the plates.”
- Artemio Armenta, a DMV spokesperson tells Ars "postage costs associated with vehicle licensing and registration does exceed $20 million annually."
q: is money-saving enough upside for anyone to get behind this?

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iaSurface Dock: The peripheral we have all been waiting forhttp://www.neowin.net/news/surface-dock-the-peripheral-we-have-all-been-waiting-for

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Microsoft Prepping a Surface Docking Station http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/microsoft-prepping-surface-docking-station

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Microsoft holding Surface 2 event on September 23rd in New York Cityhttp://www.theverge.com/2013/9/9/4711124/microsoft-surface-2-event-september-23rd-new-york

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- Neowin reports that the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 will get a desktop docking station
- Neowin says the dock will make it easier to attach a keyboard, mouse, and an external display
- The site dosn't have a price or a release date, but says a release would probably make the most sense when MS updates the Surface line
- Paul Thurrot had some details about the dock as well: it will work for both the Pro and the Pro 2, not the Surface RT or RT 2
- Paul also says the design is "kind of a hulking device where the Surface Pro/2 slides in at an angle and is held in place with by arms on the side that are pulled out to release the tablet."
- On ports: the dock would have a USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0 ports, 1Gbps Ethernet, mini displayport, and dedicated microphone and headphone ports

Q: Would the Surface Pro be the ultimate machine if it can be a tablet, a sort of laptop, and then a full desktop? Is this what the public wants?
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Artist Recreates Iron Man's Suit With the Least Likely Materialshttp://mashable.com/2013/09/06/balloon-iron-man-suit/VIDEO

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Is Google revamping its logo? Hints appear in new Chrome beta for Androidhttp://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/is-google-revamping-its-logo-hints-appear-in-new-chrome-beta-for-android/

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Intel Developer Forum happening tomorrow as well, running through Thursday the 12thhttp://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intel-developer-forum-idf/san-francisco/2013/idf-2013-san-francisco.html

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PlayStation 4 coming to Japan February 22nd, three months after US launchhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/09/09/playstation-4-coming-to-japan-three-months-after-usa/

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Hey TNT folks! Love the show!

I listened with interest to your coverage in TNT #834 on Chrome Apps.

Disclaimer: I'm a web developer at the Mozilla Corporation

That said, I wanted to mention that most of what you covered on Chrome Apps also applies to Mozilla's Open Web Apps and Firefox. We're building a web-based apps ecosystem that works across mobile and desktop, as well as across OSes and browsers.

We have a marketplace (at marketplace.firefox.com) and apps sync between devices. Like Chrome, Firefox on desktop can install web apps and launch them as desktop applications with their own windows & taskbar icons & etc. Firefox on Android can install the same apps and launch them from the home screen.

I'm not sure how closely Chrome Apps are tied to Chrome-only APIs, but an explicit goal of Mozilla's Open Web Apps is that all of our platforms APIs are (or become) public standards. At worst, they start in Firefox and are then proposed as web standards. We're hoping to get other vendors (like Google) on board, so that web apps are really web apps and not locked to specific browsers.

So, overall, I just wanted to say - hey, don't forget about us, we're doing the same things! :)



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