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What's the Chromebook Pixel for? HP's crappy earnings are good news, North Korea allows mobile data http://live.twit.tv/GUEST: Darren Kitchen
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This is 'Tech News Today' for Friday June 21 2013

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tmZendesk, a customer service software company, announced a hacker accessed support information from three customers this week. The information included email addresses and subject lines. Wired reports the three clients were Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. All three companies have sent email to affected users. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/02/twitter-tumblr-pinterest/

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slGoogle has Launched a $1,299 Chromebook! It's called the Pixel, it has 2560×1700 3:2 12.85″ Touchscreen, Core i5 CPU, 1TB Of Google Drive Storage & Optional LTE. for that price, I'm pretty sure it's also a unicorn. http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/21/google-announces-1299-chromebook-pixel-with-2560x1700-32-12-85-touchscreen-core-i5-cpu-1tb-of-google-drive-storage-optional-lte/

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iaThe newest Dish Hopper is facing a lawsuit from Fox. The newest Hopper lets viewers placeshift recorded and live television. Fox is asking for a preliminary injunction in federal court in Los Angeles, saying the services breach Dish's licensing agreement and also infringe on Fox's copyrights. http://allthingsd.com/20130222/fox-says-no-to-dishs-tv-to-go-with-a-new-lawsuit/

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tmWant to get some Google Glass on your face without having to apply, be a developer or pay $1500. Good news everyone! The Verge reports Google plans to release a "fully-polished" version of Google Glass to consumers by the end of the year. The headset will cost "less than $1,500" when it goes on sale, according to what Google told The Verge.http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/22/4017634/google-glass-for-consumers-planned-to-ship-in-2013-and-cost-less-than-1500

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slNorth Korea will soon allow foreigners mobile access while inside the country.,It's more relaxation of controls on communications in recent weeks for those visiting North Korea. However, North Korean citizens will not have access to the mobile Internet service to be offered by provider Koryolink within the next week.http://news.yahoo.com/nkorea-allow-mobile-internet-foreigners-042820587--finance.html

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iaEuropean Commissioner for Competition Joaquin Almunia (AL-mew-nia) says that Google may reach a settlement soon, putting an end to a European Union probe into Google's search business. The settlement could be accomplished in the second half of this year. The EU probe looked into whether Google was promoting its own services and whether Google was copying other sites content amongst other things. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-02-22/almunia-says-may-complete-google-settlement-after-summer

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tmEarnings reports always make for the strangest good news. HP announced revenue was down 6% to $28.4 billion with Earnings per share of 82 cents, and revenue declines in pretty much every department. And everyone cheered. That's because analysts expected the decline to be worse. So CEO Meg Whitman gets credit for slowing the decline of HP. Well done.http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/21/hp-q1-2013-earnings/

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slSoon, smartphone makers won't have to think about which LTE frequency to support in their new handsets after Qualcomm revealed its new “RF360 Front End Solution” with support for 40 mobile bands worldwide — good news for major mobile companies. Qualcomm’s RF360 chip will be availaable in the 2nd half of 2013 and will support all seven cellular frequencies, which include LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, WCDMA, EV-DO, CDMA 1x, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE. http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2013/02/22/qualcomm-looks-to-end-lte-fragmentation-with-new-chip-capable-of-supporting-40-global-mobile-bands/

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tmNBC's Web site was blacklisted by Google and blocked by Facebook yesterday after being infected by the Citadel Trojan. The malware usually targets bank websites in an attempt to steal usernames, passwords and other sensitive data. The NBC site is now back online and clear of infection. It still however can infect you with laughter from its hit comedies and talk shows.http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57570695-83/nbc-web-site-back-up-after-hack-attack/

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iaWant to watch the movies nominated for Best Animated Short Film? Well, you're not going to do that on YouTube. All five films nominated for that award were pulled from YouTube. According to Deadline, the CEO of distributor Shorts International urged the nominees to pull their shorts from YouTube because it could cause "significant, if not irreparable damage" to the their theatrical release. Because there is no other way to watch Hollywood content other than the theater. Right?http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/22/4017024/oscar-nominated-shorts-pulled-from-the-web

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iaThe Chromebook Pixel, for what’s next http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-chromebook-pixel-for-whats-next.html

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Chromebook Pixel: Brilliant touch screen, hefty price (hands-on)

http://www.cnet.com/google-chromebook-pixel/

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Why Google Made Its Own High-End Laptop, the Chromebook Pixel
http://allthingsd.com/20130221/google-makes-its-own-high-end-laptop-the-chromebook-pixel/

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Chromebook Pixel to have integrated Quickoffice, able to open docs nativelyhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/02/21/chromebook-pixel-to-have-integrated-quick-office-able-to-open-d/

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- Right after TNT went off the air yesterday, Google released The Chromebook Pixel
- The Pixel is designed by Google and sold as a Google product
- 3.3 pound notebook with a 12.85-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1700 with a 3:2 aspect ratio. Higher PPi count than the 13-inch MBP (239 ppi for the Pixel. 227ppi for MBP)
- It does have a touchscreen
- Inside: Intel Core i5 (Acer and Samsun's models are ARM based)
- You get 1TB of Google Drive cloud storage for three years starting on the date you redeem the offer on eligible Chrome devices.
- 2 models: 32GB Wi-Fi model for $1300, 64GB Vz LTE version for $1450

Q: starts at $1299. Has google lost its mind?
- On the plane: It also comes with 12 free GoGo Inflight Internet passes for those times you need to connect while in the air.
- Chrome team has developed an integrated version of Quickoffice so that you can finally open office documents natively within the Chrome browser. The ability to edit will be added in two or three months.

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tmHP Beats Expectations With Revenue of $28.36B, $1.2B Earnings And EPS Of $0.82 For Q1 2013http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/21/hp-q1-2013-earnings/

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HP Earnings Better Than Feared, but Still Not Greathttp://allthingsd.com/20130222/hp-earnings-better-than-feared-but-still-not-great-analyst-says/

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At Last, HP Beats Street in Q1 Earnings Reporthttp://allthingsd.com/20130221/at-last-hp-beats-street-in-q1-earnings-report/

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Revenue down 6% to $28.4 billion, EPS 0.82
Analysts expected 7.5% to $27.79 billion, EPS 0.71
-Personal Systems revenue fell 8 percent. Desktop sales rose 10%, notebook sales fell 14 percent. Total unit sales fell by 5 percent.
- Printing revenue fell 5 percent
- Enterprise Group revenue declined 4 percent. Networking sales grew 4 percent. Sales of regular servers fell 3 percent. Business Critical servers fell by 24 percent.
- Enterprise services fell by 7 percent.
- Software sales fell by 2 percent.
- HP Financial Services revenue grew 1%
Q:So…. HP Android devices anyone?
Meg Whitman: "We have no plans to break up the company. I feel quite strongly that we are better and stronger together."

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slNevada governor signs online gambling bill law after measure fast-tracked through Legislaturehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/nevada-governor-signs-online-gambling-bill-law-after-measure-fast-tracked-through-legislature/2013/02/21/b6300934-7c8a-11e2-9073-e9dda4ac6a66_story.html

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- Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation yesterday legalizing online gambling in Nevada. allows non-Nevada residents to legally gamble without the state needing federal legislation.
- Sandoval is the former chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission
- AB114 authorizes Nevada to enter into compacts with other states to offer Internet poker. passed Assembly and Senate on Thursday after a joint hearing before the two judiciary committees.
- Nevada still needs to sign pacts with other states in order to officially offer gambling services over the border
- companies that want to offer online gambling must pay $500,000, though it gives the Nevada Gaming Commission authority to change the amount. A renewal fee is $250,000.
- AG Burnett, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, said the state already has about 20 applications from various operators, equipment and software vendors to be licensed for online gambling.
- another gambling state rival NJ's Gov. Chris Christie previously vetoed an online wagering bill but says he may sign an amended version next week.
Zynga filed for online gambling license in NV in December

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tmWhat to Expect When You Are Expecting a Lot of News Out of Barcelonahttp://allthingsd.com/20130222/what-to-expect-when-you-are-expecting-a-lot-of-news-out-of-barcelona/

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MWC 2013: what's in store at world's biggest mobile showhttp://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/379318/mwc-2013-whats-in-store-at-worlds-biggest-mobile-show

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Nokia to fight rivals with cheaper models: sourceshttp://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/22/us-nokia-idUSBRE91L0E420130222

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Mobile World Congress kicking off in Barcelona Feb. 25-28. Expect announcements to flow this weekend.
- LG press conf. Monday. What's left? Already: LG Optimus G Pro, Optimus L Series II, Optimus F5 and Optimus F7
- Nokia Press conf. Monday - expect low-end phones, no tablet
- Sony press conf. Monday. already launched Xperia Z at CES
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0?
- Intel putting in the sweat with new phone designs, dual-core mobile processor
- Nvidia showing off reference design Phoenix with Tegra 4i
- Qualcomm more details on Snapdragon 800
- Opera will unveil webkit browser in Android handsets
- New Asus PadFone
- Victor Basta, managing director at Magister Advisors, according to ComputerWorld UK.
"The past few years have been about perfecting the mobile device. Smartphones are now derivative, innovation has already happened and Apple’s share price is suffering partly because of this.For 2013, all important mobile innovation will be software-based."
Q: Agree with Basta? Are we done with hardware innovation in phones?

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slNKorea to allow mobile Internet for foreignershttp://news.yahoo.com/nkorea-allow-mobile-internet-foreigners-042820587--finance.html

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- North Korea will allow foreigners to access to mobile web within the next week, more relaxing trends on internet. NK citizens will not have access to the same mobile Internet service to be offered by provider Koryolink
- Koryolink, a joint venture between Korea Post & Telecommunications Corporation and Egypt's Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding SAE, told foreign residents in Pyongyang that it will launch 3G mobile Internet service by March 1.
- just weeks ago, NK began allowing foreigners to bring their own cellphones into the country to use with Koryolink SIM cards. used to make most visitors to relinquish their phones at customs
- North Koreans will be allowed to access certain 3G services, including SMS and MMS messaging, video calls and subscriptions to the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper — but not the global Internet.
- Foreigners can purchase SIM cards at the airport or at Koryolink shops for 50 euros ($70). Calls abroad range from 0.38 euros a minute to Switzerland and France and more than 5 euros a minute to the U.S. Calls to South Korea remain prohibited. Starting next week, foreigners will be allowed to purchase monthly mobile Internet data plans for use with a USB modem or on mobile devices using their SIM cards.

q: is keeping citizens on lockdown but letting foreigners converse online freely going to work?

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iaLife support: can Sony save the PlayStation Vita?
http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/22/4016898/ps-vita-one-year-after-launch

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SCE Japan head says PlayStation Vita is 'a little behind the numbers'
http://www.polygon.com/2013/2/20/4008150/sce-japan-head-vita-a-little-behind-the-numbers

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- The Verge ran an article titled "Life Support: can Sony save the PlayStation Vita?"
- The Vita was released in North America one year ago.
- Sony missed its initial Vita sales projections for 2012
- At the PS4 event, Sony called the Vita "the ultimate companion device for PS4" as the Vita can support remote play (stream PS4 games to the Vita)
- PS4 will support second-screen phone and tablet apps for Android and iOS
- Back on Feb 18th, Sony announced it will drop prices of the 3G and WiFi versions of the Vita in Japan, price change goes into effect on Feb 28th. WiFi model down 20%, 3G down 33%. No price cuts in NorthAm

Q: The Vita is up against phones and tablets and Nintendo in the handheld space, what should Sony do with the Vita? Price cuts? Exclusive games?

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Fan-made 'Super Mario Bros. 3' video gives first-person perspective of chaotic final levelhttp://www.theverge.com/2013/2/22/4017160/fan-made-super-mario-video-first-person-perspective-final-world

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MWC starts on Monday the 25th, runs through the 28th in Barcelonamobileworldcongress.com

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in SF the RSA Conference also starts Monday, runs through March 1http://www.rsaconference.com/events/2013/usa/index.htm

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also monday we're due for the Sentencing of "Weev", in the ipad emails intrusion case

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iaEmail

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Hey TNT team,

I was listening to your section about the PS4 and I just wanted to offer a little insight into Sony's idea of focusing more on the gaming.

I think it's time for console developers to return their focus to quality gaming. The current generation of gaming consoles has been all about establishing a multimedia experience, and people interested in that aren't going to lose that, as Iyaz mentioned yesterday.

An integrated multimedia experience is now the standard for consoles. This frees console makers to return to their roots and focus on building amazing games with excellent developers while still bringing in a majority of consumers mostly only interested in streaming services and a home entertainment system.

Thanks for the great show, I've been listening or watching some of you since I was 12 (I'm 24 now)!

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Hey there TNT hosts!
I’m trying to catch up on pasts episodes after being offline for a few weeks, and the one show that caused me to scratch my head was the one where you talked about the rumor of HP using Android in a tablet. This seems very odd to me, not because they are a big Microsoft OEM, but because they still sponsor the WebOS open Source project: http://www.openwebosproject.org/

HP is pushing this as a truly open source operating system, if HP doesn’t even want to use it, why would someone else? HP will even have booths at several open source developer conferences, where they will be talking about and pushing Open WebOS. This doesn’t seem like the actions of a company that is getting ready to turn its back on WebOS and using Android.

Anyway I just wanted to point this out!

Love the show!
Stephen
http://www.openwebosproject.org/

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