.

TITLE: Nobody Wants to Bump with MeGUEST: John Pozadzides, Co-Host, GeekBeat.TV, Google.com/JohnP
LOWER THIRD URL: GeekBeat.TV, Google.com/JohnP
nobody wants to bump with me | watch out for battery vampires | simply controlled by my mother

.

Why Linux will conquer gaming, Google targets Paypal, Why you don't love PCs anymore http://live.twit.tv/

.

.

Today's date

.

This is 'Tech News Today' for Friday July 11 2014

.

Tech News Today is brought to you by

shutterstock.com. With over 28 million high-quality stock photos, illustrations, vectors and video clips, Shutterstock helps you take your creative projects to the next level. For 25% off your new account, go to shutterstock.com and use offer code TNT9.

.

Welcome to Tech News Today, I'm Tom Merritt --- I'm Sarah Lane --- I'm Iyaz Akhtar -- I'm Jason Howell

.

We'll keep you up to date on the most important stories in the tech world, and put them in context for you.

.

We start with the top 10 stories of the day in the News Fuse

.

http://bridgeurl.com/tnt841/all

.

News Fuse - Top 10VIDEO

.

tmValve Co-founder Gabe Newell gave a keynote speech at LinuxCon touting Linux as the future of gaming. Newell pointed out that 198 games now run on Linux since the spring launch of Steam for Linux. He also extolled the speed at which development can happen in an open environment. And right at the end he hinted that Valve's approach to hardware for Steam as well as some news on mobile, will be coming next week. Steam box!!! http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/16/4737622/valves-steam-box-could-be-revealed-next-week

.

slThe 16GB model of the Nexus 4 sold out on the Google Play online store yesterday, and last week it sold out of the 8GB model following a $100 price drop. And now The Verge has a source that says Google has no plans to restock and continue offering the phone. This along with a mystery device showing up in a Google promotional video and an FCC filing from Google all point to a Nexus 5 in the near future.http://gigaom.com/2013/09/17/the-nexus-4-is-sold-out-nexus-5-on-the-way/

.

iaSarah, you're an Apple TV-having, cord cutter. You might like this story. Amazon just updated its Instant Video app for iOS and it finally supports AirPlay video streaming. In the past, the app's AirPlay functionality was limited to audio only. Amazon also says the updated app is faster, too.http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/17/4740080/amazon-instant-video-airplay-support

.

tmApple's iOS7 will become available Wednesday September 18th. Older version of hardware like the iPhone 3GS and original iPad won't be able to take advantage. But Apple's not ignoring them in the app store. If a user running an older version of iOS tries to download a version of an app that wouldn't work, the OS will ask the user if they would like to download the latest compatible version. The prompt was discovered by a Reddit user who tried to install Instagram on a 2nd-gen iPod Touch.http://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/1mjw36/people_with_old_ios_devices_you_can_now_install/

.

slMicrosoft's Bing search engine is sporting a new logo! But it made some changes to search, too - with improved "Snapshot" cards that try to guess what you want to know, gives a quick index of info, but it also pulls from Facebook and Twitter to see what your friends might be saying about it. The "Page Zero" results that auto-fill even as you search a query now have mini-tiles with pictures and text. Other tweaks like "Pole Position" results now fill in answers for easy questions about things like the weather. http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/17/bing-logo-refresh-new-features/

.

iaGoogle has a baby bump -- no wait, I read that wrong. Google has bought the company Bump. The Bump app allowed users to share files and contact info by tapping devices together without the need of NFC. Speaking of NFC, Google just updated its Google Wallet app to support any Android device running 2.3 and higher and does away with needing NFC support. The app will let users send money for free to other U.S.-based users via an email address similar to PayPal.http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/16/bump-mobile-contact-sharing-app-acquired-by-google-will-stay-alive-for-now/

.

New Google Wallet App Moves Past NFC and to All Major Carriers. iPhone Version on Tap?http://allthingsd.com/20130917/with-ios-version-on-tap-new-google-wallet-for-android-moves-past-nfc/

.

tmDell knows the way to your laptop love is through big battery life. And cheap prices. The new $379 Haswell version of the Inspiron 11 3000 series of laptops lasts up to eight hours on a single charge. It's also still light and thin at 3.15 pounds and .83 inches thick with an 11.6-inch touch-enabled display. The Inspiron 11 3000 series will be available October 3rd.http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/17/4727518/dell-inspiron-11-3000-series-haswell-battery-life

.

slIranian citizens briefly had access to Twitter and Facebook -- services that have been officially banned in the country since 2009. So what happened? One communications official called the whole episode an ISP "technical failure". But others say it could be a result of pro-internet moderates like Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani pushing back against the wishes of more conservatives within Iranian government. The communication official's response to the glitch? "We will take action if there was a human flaw. We are probing it."http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/17/iran-twitter-facebook-still-banned/

.

tmInternet.org, the organization begun by Facebook to make the Internet accessible and affordable for everyone, released a whitepaper Tuesday detailing changes that need to happen in spectrum usage to accommodate 1000 times more Web traffic as the 5 billion people currently not connected come online. The paper details technologies to deliver and handle huge volumes of data generated by a billion plus users daily. with names like Air Traffic Control, HipHop and WebP. http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/16/tech-to-connect-the-world/

.

iaAccording to the Washington Post, the country of Brazil is planning to separate itself from the U.S.-centric Internet due to reports of U.S. government surveillance. Brazil would still allow its citizens to view and use U.S. services, but the country "wants their data to be stored locally" to prevent the NSA from spying. This is leading experts to voice concerns that the Internet could be fractured should countries wall themselves off. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/experts-see-potential-perils-in-brazil-push-to-break-with-us-centric-internet-over-nsa-spying/2013/09/17/c9093f32-1f4e-11e3-9ad0-96244100e647_story.html

.

.

.

ADhttp://shutterstock.comTNT9

.

Introduce GuestGUEST: John Pozadzides, Co-Host, GeekBeat.TV, Google.com/JohnP
LOWER THIRD URL: GeekBeat.TV, Google.com/JohnP

.

Discussion Stories

.

.

tmValve CEO Gabe Newell Says Linux Is The Future Of Gaming, Hints At SteamBox Announcementhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/09/16/valve-ceo-gabe-newell-says-linux-is-the-future-of-gaming-hints-at-steambox-announcement/

.

"you know that you don't think of you know touch input....even more unified in mobile."https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/503535/NewellSteamLinux.movCLIP

.

Gabe Newell (CEO Valve) Keynote speech at Linuxcon "The future of gaming"
- He talked for more than 20 minutes about why Linux is the future of gaming. He finished with a bit about the living room. Why is it that video games in the lving room are disconnected from other gaming"

Q: So Steam box next week? And what was that about mobile???


- 198 games developed for Steam on Linux since launch in spring
- PC market declining while Steam has had 76% increase in sales
- Games will be nodes in connected economy
- Proprietary systems slow things down (6 mos. to get an update to iPad game approved)
- Team Fortress Community creates 10x amount of content as developers at Valve

.

15

.

slNew Google Wallet App Moves Past NFC and to All Major Carriers. iPhone Version on Tap?http://allthingsd.com/20130917/with-ios-version-on-tap-new-google-wallet-for-android-moves-past-nfc/

.

- google wallet app will now be available on all Android devices running version 2.3 and higher in the U.S., rather than just a handful that support NFC technology.
- Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile subscribers can now download the app, though they will not be able to use it to make payments with their phones through NFC technology in stores.(in-store payment option still limited to a few devices on just a few carriers because Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are the backers behind the Isis mobile payment app, which also relies on NFC.)
- with new app: send money for free to any adult in the U.S. with an email address by linking bank account with the app or by using their Google Wallet balance. directly competes w PayPal and Braintree’s Venmo. Money transfers funded by credit card or debit card will also be possible, for a fee.
- Those who use this peer-to-peer pay will get early access to a similar money-transfer product being rolled out on Gmail.
- Google Wallet allows people to add any loyalty card to the wallet by scanning the bar code or entering in the card number. use loyalty cards by scanning them at checkout at stores that have the right scanners; loyalty-card redemption was previously limited to NFC devices and NFC-equipped retailers.
q: is this google throwing in the towel on NFC-specific tech?

.

20

.

iaGoogle Acquires Bump for at Least $30M http://allthingsd.com/20130916/google-acquires-bump-for-at-least-30m/

.

Bump team is joining Googlehttp://blog.bu.mp/post/61411611006/bump-google

.

Bump Mobile Contact Sharing App Acquired By Google, Will Stay Alive For Nowhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/09/16/bump-mobile-contact-sharing-app-acquired-by-google-will-stay-alive-for-now/

.

- Google just bought Bump.
- Acc'g to AllThingsD's sources, the deal was at least for $30M. Perhaps as much as $60M. TechCrunch says the deal would be around $35M
- The Bump app for Android & iOS allows users to transfer files by bumping devices together
- Bump also expanded to the desktop, so you can transfer data to and from your computer to your phone by bumping the spacebar
- It also is behind the group photo-sharing app Flock
- Bump's CEO David Lieb wrote that “Bump and Flock will continue to work as they always have for now,”

Q: Where do you see Bump's technology being integrated into Google?

.

25

.

slLove for personal computers on the declinehttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57603103-94/report-love-for-personal-computers-on-the-decline/

.

PDF of report -- Note that satisfaction for TVs and Household appliances also declined. Is this the death of the washerdryer toaster market?https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9i7l1ih4op69xp/ACSI%20Appliance%20and%20Electronics%20Report%202013.pdf

.

- new American Customer Satisfaction Index's Household Appliance and Electronics Report 2013 measured the satisfaction levels of PCs by interviewing over 2700 consumers (pcs include desktops, laptops, and tablets)
On a 100-point scale, tablets grabbed a score of 81. laptops and desktops, earned 79 points each. PC devices in general saw a 1.3 percent decline in satisfaction from last year.
"ACSI research shows that consumers have high expectations, and companies are under a good deal of pressure to keep up with demand for faster, more powerful devices that offer new and improved features," ACSI founder and Chairman Claes Fornell said in a statement. "Companies that can innovate while maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction are the ones that will win."
- Apple took the lead with a score of 87, outshining Windows device makers by anywhere from 8 percent to 12 percent, according to ACSI. HP came in second with 80, followed by Dell with 79, Toshiba with 78, and Acer with 77.
q: apple releases 5c, stock drops, ppl worried. is innovation in pcs winding down? what's next?

.

30

.

tmTwo Frenchmen Help You Quantify Yourself (Without Selling Your Soul)http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/09/cozy-cloud/

.

Cozy a personal cloud you can host, hack, and deletehttp://cozy.io/

.

What’s the true value of your personal data? Meet the people who want to help you sell ithttp://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/09/17/whats-the-true-value-of-your-personal-data-meet-the-people-who-want-to-help-you-sell-it/

.

Quantified self movement cool but creepy, third parties hold your data
- Benjamin Andre and Frank Rousseau, tools to maintain control over life data
- Cozy - online address book, calendar, note-taking application, task manager, photo gallery, and e-mail backup system
- KYou - analyzes your Cozy data - number of tasks you create and complete each day or the amount of e-mail your receive. You can even use it to track your mood.
- Hopes KYou plugins will be created, KYou system can run on a Raspberry Pi
- Will host Cozy for you, advantage being you can move onto own server when ready
- Working with European Telcos to offer Cozy cloud appliances
- SIDE: TNW has a whole article on services that want to pay you for your data
Q: What would it take to get people to take control of their data?

.

35

.

iaSony Smart Stick to challenge Google Chromecast donglehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24125352

.

Why Sony’s $150 Google TV Set-Top-on-a-Stick Can’t Compete with Chromecast
http://variety.com/2013/digital/news/why-sonys-150-google-tv-set-top-on-a-stick-cant-compete-with-chromecast-1200613372/

.

Sony Smart Stick Manualhttp://docs.esupport.sony.com/homeav/NSZGU1_guide/en/index.html

.

40- The Sony Bravia Smart Stick is coming!
- The device was leaked last week.
What does it do?
- It runs the Google TV version of Android and has apps for Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and the Chrome browser. Other apps are downloadable from the Google Play Store
- It will allow users to browse the web while watching video content in a smaller window
- The Smart Stick can be connected to a cable or satellite box b/c it has an HDMI in. It can control the cable box by attaching an IR blaster
- The remote has a microphone for voice-control and a touchpad
- It'll cost $150 and it'll work only with Sony's 2013 Bravia TV line and it launches this week

Q: Variety says the Smart Stick can't compete with Chromecast, but are they really even competitors? Who is this device for?

.

RandomizerWe will narrow this down to one story, put your initials to the left of the story you like bestVIDEO

.

Strawpollhttp://strawpoll.me/449459

.

.

Virgin Mobile’s YouTube channel uses ‘BlinkWashing’ to change the ad whenever you blink (thx spsheridan)http://gigaom.com/2013/09/17/virgin-mobiles-youtube-channel-uses-blinkwashing-to-change-the-ad-whenever-you-blink/

.

Volvo Let a Hamster Steer One of Its Trucks (thx Inge_Aning)http://www.tomshardware.com/news/volvo-hamster-truck-video,24268.html

.

“Microbial battery” could turn wastewater into electricity (thx KAPT_Kipper)http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/09/microbial-battery-could-turn-wastewater-into-electricity/

.

.

CalendarVIDEO

.

Wayne Green, co-founder of Byte, dies at 91http://www.ledgertranscript.com/artsliving/8535625-95/wayne-green-magazine-pioneer-dies-at-91

.

Oracle earnings tomorrow 9/18

.

gigaOm structure: europe starts tomorrow as well in London, runs through 9/19http://event.gigaom.com/structureeurope/

.

AT&T, T-Mobile Begin Samsung Galaxy Gear Pre-Orders This Weekhttp://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2424450,00.asp

.

Nokia holding special event on October 22nd, 6-inch Lumia 1520 likelyhttp://www.theverge.com/2013/9/17/4739912/nokia-special-event-october-22nd

.

.

.

.

INCOMINGVIDEO

.

.

.

.

.

.

Email

.

Hi tnt crew, in episode 837 you discussed passwords and keyboards. If keyboards are the enduring input device, can't we at least start using faster layouts than qwerty? Qwerty was designed to slow typing down because of typewriter mechanics. Other layouts would be better in the electronic keyboard era.

Also, the imminent demise of passwords brings the first compelling reason for a having smart watch. An NFC chip in the watch can serve as the 2nd factor dangle, at least until everyone adopts fingerprint or retna scanners.


Derek

.

.

.

.

.

.

Thanks John!http://geekbeat.tv

.

Submit and vote on story coverage at http://technewstoday.reddit.com

.

Plug tomorrow's guest:Rafe Needleman

.

.

SPONSOR AD:

.

.

.

-
-
-
-
-
-