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Apple spaceship delayed, why T-Mobile hates iPhone, should you buy a warranty? http://live.twit.tv/GUEST: Jeff Cannatta, Correspondent, Always On with Molly Wood on CNET
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tmGood news and bad news for RIM today. What do you want first?

The good news? Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek raised his rating on RIM shares to “Hold” from “Underperform,” doubling his price target to $10, because of surprisingly strong positive response to BB10 by mobile carriers.

The bad news? The US National Transportation Safety Board said it’s looking to switch from RIM’s BlackBerrys to Apple Inc.’s iPhones because BlackBerrys “have been failing both at inopportune times and at an unacceptable rate.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/canadarealtime/2012/11/21/digits-ntsb-may-drop-blackberrys-for-iphones-citing-reliability/?mod=google_news_blog

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slFCC Chair Julius Genachowski says Dish Networks will get its licence for a US mobile network, but Dish says the restrictions will "cripple our ability to enter the mobile business" by reducing possible range and coverage, such as vacating the 5mhz band. Sprint plans to deploy LTE in neighbouring spectrum, but Dish says Sprint is only planning to fill 5MHz of spectrum, and says the US customers get absolutely no gain from that. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/21/dish_fcc_sprint/

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iaApple's got all kinds of delays - takes forever to get an iPad mini, the new iTunes is in limbo and now Apple's new circular campus won't be completed until mid-2016. Apple wanted to start construction on its new headquarters this year, but the city of Cupertino may not complete its environmental impact report until June. That could delay the start of the project to 2014. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-21/jobs-s-spaceship-like-apple-offices-to-arrive-later-than-planned.html

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tmAfter CNET reported on possible changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act to allow for more warrantless access to digital information, Senator Patrick Leahy posted on Twitter that he would not support such an exception. Some outlets report the rewrite was merely a draft revision for consideration and never meant for proposal. A vote on the proposal in the Senate Judiciary committee, which Senator Leahy chairs, is scheduled for next Thursday.http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57552687-38/leahy-scuttles-his-warrantless-e-mail-surveillance-bill/

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slGoogle says an upcoming UN-organised conference threatens the "free and open internet", and says some countries will try to take the net's technical specifications and domain name system from US bodies to an international organisation. Google has asked web users to add their name to an online petition to support its view.On its Take Action site, Google writes "Some proposals could permit governments to censor legitimate speech - or even allow them to cut off internet access." This could limit access to information - particularly in emerging markets.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20429625

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iaSamsung's going to introduce an 8-core processor on February 19th. The processor uses ARM's big.LITTLE architecture and will pair two quadcore clusters. One runs at 1.8GHz with Cortex A15 cores, the other at 1.2GHz with Cortex A7 cores. ARM's big.LITTLE scheme combines processors and switches between them based on system load. ARM says that could extend battery life by up to 70%.http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-8-core-big-little-chip-due-2013-but-dont-expect-it-in-the-gs4-21257873/

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tmIn a move that should quiet accusations of net neutrality violations, MacRumours reports that AT&T has started rolling out FaceTime access over cellular data to iPhone 4S users and people on unlimited data plans. Earlier this month AT&T was criticised when it announced it would only allow FaceTime over cellular data to owners of LTE-capable iPhones on a Mobile Share data plan.http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57552937-37/at-t-starts-to-roll-out-facetime-for-iphone-4s-owners-report/

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slA hacker from Goatse Security that found a flaw on AT&T's website that allowed harvesting of emails and user data on an iPad, & went public with their exploits to warn users, may face jailtime. Why? The hacker may have broken the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, which makes it illegal to “access a computer without authorization or exceed authorized access … from [a] protected computer.” The case could go the Supreme Court, and could set precedent for anti-hacking laws going forward.http://bgr.com/2012/11/21/att-ipad-email-hacker-jail/

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tmMicrosoft allows Windows 8 Pro users a free upgrade to Windows Media Center until January. Windows Wave reports this plan also allows people with unauthorised copies of Windows 8 to activate them as if authorised. Unauthorised copies of Windows can be used for 180 days. Apparently the Windows Media Center free upgrade doesn't check the underlying activation and replaces it, making the install appear valid.http://windowswave.com/security-hole-allows-pirates-to-get-a-legitimate-windows-8-activation-for-free/

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iaThe Government Advisory Committee published a list of "early warnings" to let generic top level domain applicants know of concerns by interested parties. Amazon is facing opposition to its application for .amazon from Brazil and Peru who say granting that gTLD would prevent the use of it for public interest related to the actual Amazon region. Australia has also flagged Amazon's applications 26 times citing competition concerns. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/9693719/Amazon-tops-list-of-new-web-address-disputes.html

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Introduce GuestGUEST: Jeff Cannatta, Correspondent, Always On with Molly Wood on CNET
LOWER THIRD URL: jeffcannata.com and @jeffcannata

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slJobs’s Spaceship-Like Apple Offices to Arrive Later Than Plannedhttp://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/21/apple_hq_spaceship_plans_late/

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RIM Dumped By NTSB in Favor of Apple, Citing Device Failurehttp://www.forbes.com/sites/richardsaintvilus/2012/11/21/rim-dumped-by-ntsb-in-favor-of-apple-citing-device-failure/

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- updated proposal Apple submitted to the city on Nov. 14. wanted to break ground on the 176-acre campus this year, the city may not complete its environmental impact report until June, and Apple may not be able to start work until 2014.
- Apple wants to build addtl building to house utility equipment & more parking spots for the 14,200 workers Apple plans to employ at the new site. Apple said it intends to almost triple the amount of landscaped area to cover underground parking spots. It has also removed from the plans a footbridge over a creek that runs through one corner of the property.
- RIM received an analyst upgrade yesterday, today co. learned the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) plans to drop Blackberry phones in favor of the iPhone 5. In its decision, the NTSB cited reliability issues with Blackberry phones while stating they “have been failing both at inopportune times and at an unacceptable rate.”

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iaT-Mobile exec: iPhone isn't worth sacrificeshttp://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.com/story/t-mobile-exec-iphone-isnt-worth-sacrifices/2012-11-18

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- "Make no mistake about it: We would love to carry the iPhone. However, we want the economies to be right for us," said Jim Alling, COO of T-Mobile USA.
- MetroPCS COO Tom Keys in August, when he told FierceWireless, "It would be harmful to MetroPCS to have to cut out part of our handset portfolio to accommodate one phone from one provider that the economics could be at risk."
- Alling said T-Mobile would not want to sign a deal similar to one a competitor recently signed with Apple.
- Sprint Nextel began carrying the iPhone in late 2011 under a four-year, $15.5 billion deal with Apple. The operator has said its iPhone business will not turn a profit until 2015.

Q: Does a wireless carrier have to have the iPhone to be a serious competitor?
during the Morgan Stanley 12th Annual Technology, Media & Telecoms Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

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tmU.S. Kids Continue to Look Forward to “iHoliday”http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/consumer/u-s-kids-continue-to-look-forward-to-iholiday/

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More American Kids Than Ever Clamor For iPhones And iPads This Holiday Seasonhttp://techcrunch.com/2012/11/21/more-american-kids-than-ever-clamor-for-iphones-and-ipads-this-holiday-season/

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Nielsen's annual holiday shopping study
- 48% of kids 6-12 want an iPad, 4 of the top 5 items wanted by this age group were from Apple
- 6-12 year olds don't wan the Surface, only 6%
- 21% 13+ want iPad, and 18% want a nonipad tablet 17% still wan tthe Wii U, putting it in top 5 of both lists
- 13+ 3% want the Surface. HALF of the 6-12 number
Upshot: Mobile devices, and game consoles can't go wrong
What tech are you thinking of giving this holiday?

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slVideo on demand service Vdio launches in private beta, will integrate with Rdiohttp://www.theverge.com/2012/11/20/3672024/vdio-private-beta-launches-integrates-with-rdio

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- First heard about it in Oct 2011, service has entered a private beta in the US/UK. Janus Friis founded the subscription music service Rdio is behind this, but looks more like iTunes than Netflix
- purchase or rent TV shows and movies. 24 hour time period to watch the video, begin your rental up to thirty days after you make your purchase.
- so what's the holdup? in March, Vdio fired most of its engineering and design staff, including its CTO Justin Erenkrantz. CEO Ian Aaron told GigaOm that the team was busy working on Rdio and competing with Spotify
- Vdio’s website is hosted on Rdio’s servers, and the screenshot of the service prominently features the user name of Rdio’s VP of Product Malthe Sigurdsson. Vdio’s Terms of Service also reveal that users will be able to log into the service with their Rdio account. The two services apparently plan to offer users a way to use payment information provided for Rdio’s service to pay for movies bought on Vdio, and gift cards will work for either service.

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iaGoogle's Eric Schmidt Tells Parents To 'Have Online Talk Before Sex Talk' With Kids. Survey Suggests Many Do.http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/11/20/googles-eric-schmidt-tells-parents-to-have-online-talk-before-sex-talk-with-kids-survey-suggests-many-do/

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Eric Schmidt was talking to Reuters
- “I’d argue for those of you with teenagers and preteens, you should probably have the online talk before the sex talk with your kids,”

- a new survey from the Pew Center and the Berkman Center suggests that today’s parents are well aware of the need to talk to their kids about their online bodies.
- 59% of the parents of teen users of social networking sites (SNS) have talked with their child because they were concerned about something posted to their profile or account.

- Half of the parents surveyed say they use parental controls on electronic devices or software to monitor, block, and filter what their kids see.
- 44% said they’d actually read the privacy policies of websites or social networking sites that their child uses

Q: What advice do you have for younger folks about their online life?

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tmAre TV extended warranties worth it?http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57552223-221/are-tv-extended-warranties-worth-it/

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Geoffrey Morrison from CNET has a good article up on why you might not want TV warranties.
- You get a warranty, usually a year on parts, 3 months on labor, most credit cards double that
- Between 2008 and 2012, it found the average repair rate among the major brands for LCDs is 4.3 percent, and 4.6 percent for plasmas. Most problems happen in first 30 days.
- TVs are cheaper every year. After the warranty runs out, you can probably replace it for cheaper and get a better one if it does break
-Key point: Warranties are insurance meant not to be paid. They don't cover everything, and often are difficult to collect on.
- If you're still keen on warranties, consider a third-partyy like SquareTrade rather than the commission-based instore warranty.
- Tom's advice has always been, repair plans (like Apple Care) are worth considering for machines with higher repair rates, extended warranties are usually bunk.

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The Gestures Required To Beat Every Level Of Angry Birds, Visualized In Paper And Inkhttp://techcrunch.com/2012/11/21/the-gestures-required-to-beat-every-level-of-angry-birds-visualized-in-paper-and-ink/

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Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” released!http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/11/linux-mint-14-released-leaves-fresh-taste-in-our-mouths/

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HTC DROID DNA now available at Verizonhttp://www.slashgear.com/htc-droid-dna-now-available-at-verizon-21257922/

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today's the Xbox 360's bday!

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Thursday In Japan, white Slim PS3s for thankgiving

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iaEmail

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Hi TNT gang,

I'm more of a Semantic Web guy than a cryptography guy, but I think I
can explain the relevance of the quantum key distribution ...

Current cryptography relies on computers being too feeble to turn the
ciphertext back into the original plaintext in a timely fashion. As
computers get more powerful, we bump up the strength of the encryption
correspondingly to ensure the plaintext is always well out of reach;
but this will stop being a viable solution in an age of quantum
computers. So the obvious next step is to stop third parties from
eavesdropping on the data transmission to begin with, at least in a
way that is undetectable.

Hope that helps,

Simon
Liverpool, UK
<-- I said this, and this was what Schneier says is low priority, because it's so far in the future from being a problem. - TM

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Subject: Well actually (Re: TNT 632)

Ryan Shrout (and Iyaz) made an error on Monday's TNT. Cisco bought Linksys a few years ago, not Netgear.

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