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tmLG G Flex is all growns up and official now. The curved phone has a 720p, 6-inch display which LG calls IMAX-like proving once and for all that IMAX is now meaningless. A self-healing coating on the back smooths over scratches. Along with the 2.3GHz Snapdrgaon 800, 2 GB of RAM and 13 MP camera, the nicest thing may be the 3500 mAh battery. The G Flex comes to South Korea in November with other markets to follow. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/officially-announced-lg-g-flex-and-a-healing-factor/

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slA large structure built on a barge docked in San Francisco bay may become a floating Google data center. Cnet reports that Google, has possibly set up shop on Treasure Island, located between San Francisco and Oakland, and has been building a large structure made from shipping, or cargo, containers on a barge, and it might even be a floating data center, including the fact that Google itself has a patent for such a concept. Google has not responded to multiple requests for comment.http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57609509-93/san-franciscos-bay-barge-mystery-floating-data-center-or-google-glass-store/

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iaApple's good at a lot of things, but apparently it can't wrap its head around daylight saving time. AppleInsider reports that a number of iOS 7 users found that their devices are displaying the time incorrectly inside the iOS calendar app. The good news is the issue doesn't seem to affect alarms or calendar events from sounding at their correct times. http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/28/5037778/apple-ios-7-daylight-savings-bug-displays-incorrect-calendar-time

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tmNielsen has been testing new ratings that take into account mobile viewing and now has announced a wider rollout along with an SDK for participating broadcasters coming in mid-November. The system monitors DVRs, internet-connected TVs, tablets, smartphones and browsers and relies on Facebook, among others, to match demographic information. The tech also includes audio watermarks and metadata.http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/28/nielsen-mobile-digital-device-tv-ratings/

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slAh, the Nexus 5. leaked photos, a leaked video and product shots have already accidentally published to Google Play, so we know Google’s new smartphone is coming soon, but the wait could be over by November 1 — according to the latest leak from @evleaks- tweeted a photo of a Nexus 5 with a white back panel and a reference to November 1. It’s unclear if that might be the announcement date, or the retail launch of the device — which has also been rumored for a October 31 press conference.http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/10/27/new-leak-teases-white-version-of-googles-nexus-5-and-november-1-launch-date/

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iaWe don't cover enough writing instruments on this show and we're about to fix that. Livescribe introduced a new smartpen called the Livescribe 3. Unlike previous versions, the Livescribe 3 is a lot sleeker and now pairs with a new app from Livescribe instead of using Evernote integration. Notes you write are digitized and are searchable. Right now, the app is iOS only, with Android support coming soon. The Livescribe 3 costs about $150. http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/28/5035776/livescribe-3-smartpen-pen-and-paper-pixels

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tmA company called Vicarious claims to have created software capable of accurately filling in CAPTCHAs, those frustrating login puzzles that are supposed to separate humans from bots. Vicarious claims it has cracked CAPTCHAS at Google, eBay and Paypal all in an effort, not to become a monster spammer, but to show that the Vicarious Recursive Cortical Network is sophisticated enough to hang with other AI’s like IBM’s Watson. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-10/28/captcha-cracked

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slThe Nvidia Shield is getting some big upgrades thanks to an over-the-air update. The Shield gets Android 4.3 and GameStream is now out of beta. The handheld also supports a new console mode where you can attach the Shield to your TV and a wireless controller to play Shield games on your big screen. http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/28/5037242/nvidia-shield-first-major-update-android-4-3

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tmUS Attorney Paul Fishman announced Lauri Love, 28 of Stradishall, Suffolk, England has been charged with one count of accessing a U.S. department or agency computer without permission, and one count of conspiracy. Love was arrested Friday by UK’s National Crime Agency in connection with a separate investigation. Love is accused of accessing networks for the U.S. Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and NASA among others.http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/28/us-usa-crime-hacking-idUSBRE99R0LP20131028

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iaSamsung just signed a deal with the NBA. The terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but the Wall Street Journal reports it is a three-year, $100 million deal. NBA officials will use Samsung tablets to review plays and Samsung devices will gain access to recaps and analysis of NBA action. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-28/samsung-signs-deal-to-supply-nba-with-smartphones-televisions.html

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Introduce GuestGUEST: Peter Rojas, VP Strategy, AOL, Co-founder, gdgt.com, @peterrojas
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iaNvidia Shield update adds key features to the portable game consolehttp://www.theverge.com/2013/10/28/5037242/nvidia-shield-first-major-update-android-4-3

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- The Nvidia Shield's getting upgraded today

New Features through an over-the-air software update.
- Android 4.3
- Gamestream now out of beta, more reliable (can connect to users' home PCs to stream and play games). Over 50 supported PC games
- Increased compatibility with games thanks to Gamepad Mapper
- Gamepad Mapper: Now the device is able to take even games that never before had hardware control abilities and changes them into a SHIELD experience
- Console Mode: allows you to connect the Shield to your TV for 1080p gaming. Shuts off internal screen of the handheld, you can pair with wireless controller. (Old mode mirrored the 720p display)
- Nvidia's finally added the ability to put giant Android games entirely on a microSD card.

Q: Now is this $300 oddball a good idea?
- The Verge says that PC streaming isn't ready for 1080p quite yet
- The company says it can currently stream 720p at 60 frames per second.
- Nvidia says it will bring 1080p60 performance in a future update, but you'll need to plug in the Shield with a USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

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tmSan Francisco's bay barge mystery: Floating data center or Google Glass store?http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57609509-93/san-franciscos-bay-barge-mystery-floating-data-center-or-google-glass-store/

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Massive Barge On San Francisco Bay Likely Secret Google Facilityhttp://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/10/25/secret-google-facility-found-floating-on-san-francisco-bay/

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Mystery Portland barge and San Francisco barge appear linkedhttp://www.pressherald.com/news/Myserty_Portland_barge_and_San_Francisco_barge_appear_linked_.html

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Water-based data centerhttps://www.google.com/patents/US7525207

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Large structure on a barge docked in SF Bay docked at Treasure Island
- Similar structure showed up in Portland, Maine
- Daniel Terdiman, CNET reports Google has a patent on a floating data center
- Both barges owned by ‘By and Large’. Contact is Tim Brandon Senior Transaction Manager, CBRE @ Google.
- KPIX reports it will be a floating Google Glass Store to dock at Fort Mason
- Awaiting permit from San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
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slNielsen to add web viewers to future TV ratings, with a little help from Facebookhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/10/28/nielsen-mobile-digital-device-tv-ratings/

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- Nielsen has been testing new ratings system for several months, ready to launch an SDK for participating broadcasters in mid-November that will encompass both old-fashioned screens and DVRs, internet-connected TVs, tablets, smartphones and browsers.
- To work out which stream is being watched where, Nielsen will parse together "big data and a census-style measurement approach." This will match demographic information through social networks, mentioning Facebook explicitly
- It'll also know exactly which device viewers are watching content on thanks to "audio watermarks, metadata or tags associated with the content and related advertising."
- Nielsen wants to accurately reveal who's watching TV ads and who's watching shows another way, bypasses ads or seeing different ones
q: nielsen using FB demographic info... good for advertisers?

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iaDirecTV, Time Warner Cable Are Said to Weigh Aereo-Type Serviceshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-25/directv-time-warner-cable-said-to-consider-aereo-type-services.html

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- Bloomberg reports DirecTV, TWC, and Charter Communications are considering using the Aereo model by capturing broadcast TV with their own antennas to avoid retransmission fees
- Bloomberg cites "people with knowledge of the deliberations."
- The report says the discussions are at an early stage
- Time Warner Cable has even considered buying Aereo, said one of the people.
- So far, Aereo has won a number of lawsuits against the CBS and other media companies
- Retransmission fees in the U.S. are expected to double to $6.1 billion in 2018 from $3.01 billion this year, according to research firm SNL Kagan.
- Fox President and Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey said Fox’s broadcast network would convert into a cable channel and cease to provide over-the-air access if Aereo is allowed to continue
- CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said he would do the same, as did Univision Chairman Haim Saban.

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tmWhy is broadband more expensive in the US?http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24528383

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Cheapest 150Mbps broadband in big US cities costs 100% more than overseashttp://arstechnica.com/business/2013/10/cheapest-150mbps-broadband-in-big-us-cities-costs-100-more-than-overseas/

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The Cost of Connectivity 2013http://newamerica.org/publications/policy/the_cost_of_connectivity_2013

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New America Foundation “Cost of Connectivity 2013“ surveyed 24 cities
- Best deal Verizon FIOS limited parts of NYC 150 Mbps $130. Most Intl’s cities 50-80 for comparable speed
- Cheapest mobile is T-Mobile 2GB $30/mo. twice as much as London more than any European city
- at around 20 mbps or lower, San Francisco ($99/£61), New York ($70) and Washington DC ($68) dwarf London ($38), Paris ($35) and Seoul ($15).
- Earlier OECD report: 45 Mbps US 30of 33 at $90 avg.
- NCTA: states like Vermont, New Hampshire and Delaware have faster average speeds than Japan, he says. (Springfield VT has 1GBps thanks to stimulus funds for $35 Tokyo sells this speed for $33 from KDDI)And 96.3% of US households have access to wired broadband.
- Scott Cleland, chairman of NetCompetition: Moaning about it, he thinks, is like complaining you only have access to a Rolls-Royce when you also have Fords, Chevys and Cadillacs to choose from.
- Fastest Wired speeds Seou, Tokya, Hong Kong, KC (Google) Lafayette (Community) Chattanooga (Community) Bristol, VA (Gov’t operated)
Q: Are you happy with the state of broadband in the US?

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slAIRO wristband tracks not just sleep, exercise and stress, but also what you eathttp://www.engadget.com/2013/10/28/airo-wristband/?ncid=rss_truncatedVIDEO

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- uses a embedded spectrometer to track heart rate, sleep patterns, workout intensity & calories consumed.
- Abhilash Jayakumar, co-founder and CEO of Airo Heath: "As your body breaks the food down, the sensor can detect the amount of light that passes through the blood based on green, red and infrared patterns." if you eat a cookie a spike in sugar intake should show up in AIRO app. The wristband is able to parse the nutritional value of food into protein, fat and carbohydrates. team working on simple starches and complex ones
- "We might be able to see a difference in waveform, that would show you whether something is better or worse for the body." Further, Jayakumar notes that the AIRO's caloric intake measurement might differ from that on food packaging, because different people process foods differently.
- stress monitoring - the AIRO gives a rounded view of high, medium or low stress based on your heart rate.
- Exercise mode also takes your heart rate into account, as it measures workout intensity along with counting steps and calories burned.
AIRO is hoping for a ship date of some time in Fall 2014. Still, if you believe enough in AIRO to give it a shot, you may pre-order one for $149 right now before it goes up to $199 as its final retail price
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Google Glass Modified And Attached To A Regular Pair Of Sunglasseshttp://www.seanpercival.com/blog/2013/10/28/google-glass-slightly-cooler-edition/

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United Nations to Adopt Asteroid Defense Planhttp://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=un-asteroid-defense-plan

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Historical Software Archive lets you use vintage software in your browserhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/2058087/historical-software-archive-lets-you-use-vintage-software-in-your-browser.html

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Tomorrow 10/29: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, launching for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii U.

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Hello TNT team,

In episode 868 Martin Giles (love him as a guest...he is witty) extolled that the internet isn't a bad thing & that his two daughters have genuine relationships with their friends.

But being a devil's advocate here...do you think that maybe Martin & the rest of the tech world might be trying to validate how they live their life. I remember Sarah saying something like being on the internet is more exciting that anything else i can do or something like that.

I guess i say all this because i've been reading & just finished a new book "The Circle" by Dave Eggers. It's a dystopic look at the tech world in a different prism.

& while i thought the ending was vapid & perfunctory...i would encourage y'all & your audience to take a gander at it. i think its theme is particularly apropos these days.

love the show,
amar

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