|Twitter gets hacked, wins Super Bowl, ChromeBooks taking over? Run Windows on Android http://live.twit.tv/||GUEST: Sean Hollister, Editor, The Verge|
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|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|
|News Fuse - Top 10||VIDEO|
|tm||HP joined in the recent series of companies introducing new ChromeBooks with the announcement of the HP Pavillion 14. The $330 laptop running Google's ChromeOS is one of the biggest with a 14-inch screen. Acer and Samsung recently added new Chromebooks to their lines as well. HP's Chromebook ships starting today.||http://www.pcworld.com/article/2027033/hewlett-packard-joins-chromebook-fray-with-14-inch-browser-based-laptop.html|
|sl||In last night's big ol Superbowl game, many folks were most interested in the ads. Twitter was mentioned in 26 of 52 national TV commercials — that’s 50 percent of the spots that aired during CBS’ game coverage. Facebook was mentioned in only four of those commercials — at about eight percent. Google+, which is reportedly the No. 2 social network in the world, wasn’t mentioned once.||http://marketingland.com/game-over-twitter-mentioned-in-50-of-super-bowl-commercials-facebook-only-8-google-shut-out-32420|
|ia||The New York Times has published a piece about United States cyberwarfare policies citing anonymous officials. A secret legal review found that if the U.S. detected credible evidence of a potential digital attack, the President could order a pre-emptive strike even if there is no declared war. An official told the Times that the U.S. considers cyberweapons so powerful that only direct orders from the President should warrant their use.||http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/us/broad-powers-seen-for-obama-in-cyberstrikes.html|
|tm||HTC's future looks dismal. The Taiwanese smartphone maker said Monday it expects its Q1 revenue to be flat to 17 percent lower than the previous quarter and lower than analysts expected. HTC's Chief Financial Officer, Chang Chia-Lin told investors it would start targeting more affordable smartphones in CHina and target emerging markets more.||http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/04/us-htc-outlook-idUSBRE91306D20130204|
|sl||The FCC wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, powerful and broad enough so consumers could make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month. Analysts say the proposal has shaken the $178B wireless industry, now lobbying to persuade policymakers to reconsider the idea. But campaigns from Google, Microsoft and other tech companies are pushing for the WiFi service, saying an explosion of innovations and devices would benefit most Americans.||http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/tech-telecom-giants-take-sides-as-fcc-proposes-large-public-wifi-networks/2013/02/03/eb27d3e0-698b-11e2-ada3-d86a4806d5ee_story.html|
|ia||The $25 Model A Raspberry Pi computer is now on sale in Europe. The Raspberry Pi Foundation says that the Model A will be available to the rest of the world "very soon." The Model A is the stripped-down version of the Raspberry Pi - it has one USB port, 256MB of RAM and no Ethernet. But it's $25.||http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/04/25-model-a-raspberry-pi-on-sale-in-europe/|
|tm||For some reason many people seem very excited that Apple owns the domain appstore.com which redirects to the iOs app store. The URL was featured at the end of a trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness during the US National Football League Championship Match yesterday. New short links for AppStore content was announced to developers last week.||http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/02/04/apples-new-promotional-appstorecom-links-debut-during-super-bowl|
|sl||Google is trying to make peace with regulators in Europe. A day before penalties could be imposed, he company delivered a proposal to placate EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia. We don't know the specifics, but Google's aim is to resolve the European Commission's antitrust investigation with the least possible disruption to its business. The company's previous proposal was not accepted by the commission. Google on Friday extended an olive branch, a €60 million euro Digital Publishing Innovation Fund and a commitment to expand its partnerships with French publishers.||http://www.informationweek.com/government/policy/google-pays-for-peace-in-europe/240147692|
|tm||Friday evening Twitter announced it had detected an attack that accessed around 250,000 passwords usernames and email addresses. The passwords taken were salted and hashed, meaning they would be difficult to decrypt. Still Twitter immediately reset the account passwords. Some security researchers criticized Twitter for not resetting oAuth tokens, meaning once the password was changed apps like Twitter for Android did not have to reauthorize.||http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21304049|
|ia||Greg Sandoval has a new gig. He's the writer who quit CNet after its parent company CBS started exerting control over editorial content. Sandoval is now a part of The Verge as a senior reporter and starts in a few weeks.||http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/the-verge-hires-writer-who-quit-cnet-in-protest/|
|Introduce Guest||GUEST: Sean Hollister, Editor, The Verge|
LOWER THIRD URL: theverge.com
|tm||HP's first Chromebook arrives, offers a large screen and a small battery for $329.99||http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/4/3946570/hp-pavilion-14-chromebook-officially-on-sale-today|
|HP intros the Pavilion 14 Chromebook, its first Chrome OS device: available now for $330||http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/04/hp-pavilion-14-chromebook-announced/|
|HP Pavillion 14 - 14-inch screen, 1366 x 768, 3 USB 2.0, SD card, 16 GB SSD, HDMI, ethernet 1.1 GHz Celeron, 2 GB RAM, 2 years Google Drive 100 GB free|
- Claims 4 hours 15 minutes battery life (removable)
- Ships today in US For $330 (Acer $199, Samsung $250)
-Acer recently told Bloomberg that Chromebooks have, since November, accounted for 5 to 10 percent of Acer’s U.S. shipments
Q: Sean has played with these Chromebooks. What's the advantage to getting one?
Q2: What's Google doing to get all these vendors on board?
|tm||Twitter Got Hacked. Expect More Companies to Follow.||http://allthingsd.com/20130202/twitter-got-hacked-expect-more-companies-to-follow/|
|Twitter: Hackers target 250,000 users||http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21304049|
|Twitter breach and Oauth angle||http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/04/twitter_oauth_apps_logged_in_with_old_passwords/|
|Twitter announced Friday, 250,000 user passwords (salted and hashed), usernames, email stolen|
- Password reset emails sent, But oAuth tokens not revoked, user given choice at login
- Twitter information security director Bob Lord "was not the work of amateurs". Compared to attacks on NYTimes and WSJ
- "The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organisations have also been recently similarly attacked."
"For that reason we felt that it was important to publicise this attack while we still gather information, and we are helping government and federal law enforcement in their effort to find and prosecute these attackers to make the internet safer for all users."
- Beware Phishing email
- Mike Isaac at ATD says security researchers believe announcements come in bunches
- “There’s a herd mentality when it comes to disclosure,” independent security researcher Ashkan Soltani told AllThingsD. “Having other companies disclose their breaches makes it easier for your company to as you’re less likely to get singled out in the press and public eye.”
|sl||Game Over: Twitter Mentioned In 50% Of Super Bowl Commercials, Facebook Only 8%, Google+ Shut Out||http://marketingland.com/game-over-twitter-mentioned-in-50-of-super-bowl-commercials-facebook-only-8-google-shut-out-32420|
|- marketingland combed through national commercials to find social network mentions/integration|
- Twitter mentioned in 26 of 52 national TV commercials — that’s 50% of the spots that aired during CBS’ game coverage. Facebook mentioned in 4 of those commercials — about 8%. Google+ not mentioned at all. youtube and IG each got 1 mention
- last year: Twitter & Facebook each got 8 mentions out of a total of 59 counted national commercials. so twitter gained of more than 300%. Facebook saw a 50% drop in mentions. Google+ was shut out last year, too.
|mention = a hashtag, a logo, a URL or something else. |
- I began counting after the opening kickoff of the game.
I stopped counting when the clock reached 0:00 to end the game.
I only counted nationally-sold commercials; those that were sold and aired by the local affiliate stations weren’t included because they’re bound to be different in each market.
I didn’t include the numerous ads that were aired by the NFL and/or by CBS promoting their own properties.
|ia||TotalBooX Sells eBooks By The Page||http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/totalboox-sells-ebooks-only-charges-for-the-pages-you-read-106215|
|TotalBooX - How it works||http://www.totalboox.com/do/general/how|
|- TotalBooX has a new model for ebooks; sell them by the page|
- Its funder Yorav Orch says "the old book business model is counter-productive"
- Cost: With TotalBooX, the total price of the book doesn't change. If you read about 10% of the book, you'll end up paying 10% of the price
- Catalog of 10,000 ebooks
- Will be available on iOS and the web. Android version is in closed beta, but will roll out by the end of the month
Q: What do we think of this model? Could it be disruptive?
|sl||Samsung buys stake in S-Pen collaborator||http://venturebeat.com/2013/01/31/samsung-buys-5-percent-wacom/|
|- samsung bought 5% stake in Wacom for $58.2 million|
- Galaxy note line is popular, strong sales, already uses Wacom pressure-sensitive tech
- Wacom says the investment will be used for product development, manufacturing, and supply chain enhancements for Samsung-supplied products by March 2013.
- is this samsung investing in tech that helps its products become creation devices, rather than just consumption?
|ia||Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps||http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTI5MjA|
|- Alexandre Julliard showed a demo of Wine on Android |
- That would allow Windows applications to run on Android
- Julliard is the project lead for Wine
- This is just the beginning of the Wine on Android project
- Performance was "horrendously slow" according to Phoronix.com, but performance problems were attributed to running Android itself in an emulator
Q: Nerd question - how cool is this? Regular question - would running a full desktop apps from a phone appeal to the masses?
|Randomizer||We will narrow this down to one story, put your initials to the left of the story you like best||VIDEO|
|The 25 Craziest Things Ever Said by Tech CEOs||http://www.complex.com/tech/2013/01/the-25-craziest-things-ever-said-by-tech-ceos/larry-ellison-mark-hurd|
|Andrew Sullivan's grand experiment in reader-supported online journalism is now live - he raised over 500k||http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/4/3949834/andrew-sullivan-the-dish-experiment-goes-live|
|tomorrow zynga earnings|
|PlayStation Vita arrives in Ice Silver for Asia, starting on February 28th||http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/04/playstation-vita-ice-silver-for-asia/|
|The reality of locking down machines||https://soundcloud.com/tnt_voicemail/the-reality-of-locking-down||like it! - tm|
|Hello TNT crew,|
I was just listening to Friday's show (682). I'm amused at Sarah Lane's revisit of the "GIF" pronunciation debate and have a question for Tom Merritt: If you pronounce "GIF" as "JIF," how do you pronounce "JIFF"?
There is a little known file extension, JIFF, which I think of every time someone incorrectly pronounces "GIF."
|--- The pronunciation of "GIF" is specified in the GIF specification to be "jif", as in "jiffy", rather then "gif", which most people seem to prefer. This does seem strange because the "G" is from the word "Graphics" and not "Jraphics".||http://gizmodo.com/5749451/how-the-hell-do-you-pronounce-gif-anyway|
My grandmother, born 1902, wore a bone conduction hearing aid for most of her adult life will no ill affects. I think Google using bone conduction rather than a device in your ear is marvelous. As a blind person, I never use earphones when I am navigating with my Seeing Eye dog on the streets. I need to listen for traffic and pedestrians and to understand what is going on in my environment.
Google Glass could be a great help to the blind with easily heard navigation instructions and identification of buildings you are passing. Currently I can navigate with my phone, but it only can announce street names and numeric addresses. I can imagine navigating with Glass and being told where the library is, for example, which side of the street it is on and where to find the entrance. Don't get me wrong. Dogs are fantastic helps, being able to find a way to the door of the building, but the human part of the equation, me, needs to tell the dog which building to enter. Over time, the dog figures out when you are in the library's vicinity, you might want to go there.
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