.

TITLE: Count On Not Counting On AppleGUEST: Lamarr Wilson Host of "This Week in YouTube
LOWER THIRD URL: youtube.com/twiyt, @LamarrWilson
Count on not counting on Apple

.

You can't buy the Retina iPad Mini in meatspace, Facebook joins most powerful lobby group in the world, What's killing TV? http://live.twit.tv/

.

.

Today's date

.

This is Tech News Today for Tuesday November 12, 2013

.

Tech News Today is brought to you by

Squarespace, the all-in-one platform that makes it fast and easy to create your own professional website or online portfolio. For a free trial and 10% off, go to squarespace.com, and use offer code TNT11.

And by

Gazelle, the fast and simple way to sell your used gadgets! Find out what your used iPhone, iPad, and other Apple products are worth at gazelle.com.
And by

proXPN (pro X-P-N). proXPN is a virtual private network that allows you to use the internet the way it should be: anonymously and without oversight! For 20% off your new account, go to proxpn.com/twit and use the code TNT.

.

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/tnt881/all

.

News Fuse - Top 10VIDEO

.

tmThe Retina iPad Mini launched today in the the Apple online store in the same 41 countries that the iPad Air launched in. 16 and 32 GB WiFi models were shipping in 1-3 days while other models were taking 5-10 days. While online orders can be picked up in store, the Mini will not be available in retail stores for the time being.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/11/retina-ipad-mini-quietly-launches-initial-ship-times-between-1-10-days/

.

slGoogle Glass might seem like a pricey piece of wearable technology for $1,500, but what if it was also your music device? The new york times reports Google will allow Glass to search for songs, scan through saved playlists and listen to music in high fidelity. This can all be done while a user is wearing the lensless frames, which respond to vocal commands and have a small computer and transparent projection screen above the right eye. Google is also introducing a set of earbud headphones designed for Glass, which will be available by the end of the month for $85. http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/11/12/google-glass-to-get-music-related-features-including-song-search-and-streaming-via-google-play/

.

iaApple and Samsung are back in court to argue damages. Apple won a patent infringement case against Samsung to the tune of over a $1 billion. That amount was later reduced to $450.5 million after U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh found the jury to have miscalculated. In this latest case, the jury will do the math again to determine how much Samsung owes Apple for patent infringement. http://gigaom.com/2013/11/12/apple-and-samsung-start-groundhog-day-patent-trial-a-quick-guide-to-what-you-need-to-know/

.

tmThe new iRobot Roomba 880 autonomous robot vacuum cleaner doesn’t have brushes, so no more dirty fingers cleaning out hair clumps. The company says it’s new system has 5 times the suckage of the last model, which is a good thing in vacuum land. It also has 60% more room for dirt so you won’t need to empty it as often. Wired reports the new model operates quieter and faster. The 880 is available now for $700. http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/11/roomba-880/

.

slGoogle has announced that its App Translation Service is now available to all developers, which was announced at Google’s I/O developer conference earlier this year and allows for developers to hire human translators across the world to transcribe their apps from English into the local tongue. As such, Google announced at I/O a suite of localization services and techniques to help developers be able to support international launches of their apps such as the ability to accept a variety of forms of payment and currency through Google Play and to test a localized app. http://readwrite.com/2013/11/11/google-offers-developers-the-ability-to-pay-to-translate-their-apps#awesm=~omZmHYqWM5llHS

.

iaFacebook just joined the GSM Association. The GSM Association is the body that standardizes the GSM telephone system and is made up of mobile carriers and others. Facebook is the only social networking company that is a member of the GSMA. Facebook's VP of partnerships Dan Rose told FierceWireless that Facebook looks "forward to playing an active role as a member."http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57611759-94/facebook-joins-gsma-to-enhance-relations-with-carriers-report/

.

tmSamsung says its first smartphone running the Tizen operating system is behind schedule and won’t be released until 2014. The Korea Herald reported the delay from a summit on Smart TVs. Samsung’s head of visual display was commenting that Tizen TV would not come until after the phone OS makes its debut in 2014. Samsung originally announced at Mobile World Congress in February that its first Tizen phone would come by the end of this year.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/tizen-smartphone-delayed-until-2014-says-samsung-executive/

.

slBing came in like a wrecking ball! Music video support us the latest in a string of updates from Bing, which include adding image collections, highlighting trending social topics and retaining Twitter posts in search results. Whenever you query an artist's name or song in the video tab, Microsoft's search engine now shows a collection of clips from YouTube, Vimeo, MTV and other sources. The most popular music video appears at the very top of the page, along with its info and a list of songs by its artist. http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/12/bing-video-search/

.

tmEarlier we reported Intel was rumored to be in talks to partner up with or even sell its Intel Media division to Verizon. Now Bloombnerg reports Liberty Global, owners of Virgin Media, are interested in Intel Media. Intel has been developing an Internet TV box called the OnCue. Intel had originally planned to launch the set-top box this year but in September, delayed the launch until 2014.http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57611880-93/intel-reportedly-in-talks-to-sell-web-tv-service-to-liberty-global/

.

iaA new software update to Lytro's desktop and iOS app means any image shot with a Lytro camera can now be seen in 3D. Lytro also landed a new partner - its camera can now be found in Apple's online store. The Apple Online Store gets two exclusive new color variants of the cam - cobalt blue and a limited edition champagne.
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-6501_7-57611894-95/lytro-camera-software-now-supports-3d-viewing/

.

.

ADhttp://squarespace.comTNT11

.

Introduce GuestGUEST: Lamarr Wilson Host of "This Week in YouTube
LOWER THIRD URL: youtube.com/twiyt, @LamarrWilson

.

Discussion Stories

.

.

sliPad mini with Retina display on sale now starting at $399http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/12/5094446/retina-ipad-mini-available-now

.

- Three weeks after its announcement, the iPad mini with Retina display is now available for purchase in the online Apple Store. The release follows that of the larger iPad Air earlier in the month; both tablets feature the same 2048 x 1536 resolution and A7 processor, so the choice between the two more or less comes down to which size you prefer. Pricing starts at $399 for a 16GB Wi-Fi-only model and tops out at $829 for a 128GB unit equipped with LTE connectivity.
- In a press release, Apple announced that the new iPad mini is currently available to order for delivery, to reserve for in-store pickup at an Apple Store, or to purchase from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Apple Authorized Resellers. That means to pick up at Apple Store you have to reserve it online, though supplies already appear to be limited. The release didn't detail what countries it would be immediately available in.
- "We’re working hard to get as many as we can in the hands of our customers," Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, says in a statement. Tim Cook made a similar remark shortly after the introduction of the latest iPhone models, which were also said to be plagued by shortages. The iPhone 5S is still seeing shortages in some models after well over a month though, and with Apple's previous supply warnings, it appears the iPad mini may be similarly hard to come by at launch.

.

14

.

tmFacebook joins GSMA to enhance relations with carriers -- reporthttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57611759-94/facebook-joins-gsma-to-enhance-relations-with-carriers-report/

.

Facebook joins GSMA, promises to be an 'active' member of wireless trade grouphttp://www.fiercewireless.com/story/facebook-joins-gsma-promises-be-active-member-wireless-trade-group/2013-11-11

.

Fewer than one in three Africans has a mobile phonehttp://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/11/africa-telecoms-idUSL5N0IW0HD20131111

.

Internet or vaccines? Bill Gates criticises Facebook's Internet.org alliancehttp://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/dacd1f84-41bf-11e3-b064-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2jg8c6PED

.

Bill Gates: Here’s My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Helphttp://www.wired.com/business/2013/11/bill-gates-wired-essay/

.

Facebook joined GSM Association as associate member (doesn’t run a network) one of the most powerful lobbying groups int he world
- Facebook started Internet.org to develop online mobile infrastructure in developing countries
- Re: Internet.org and connectivity, Last week Bill Gates told FT “As a priority? It’s a joke.” "Take this malaria vaccine," Gates said. "Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that's great. I don't.
- Africa: GSMA says 1/3 Africans have a mobile phone but growth may slow if taxes on the industry aren’t reigned in. (Africa is fastest growing mobile market)
- Bill Gates wrote essay in Wired today “Here’s my plan to improve our world - and how you can help” (catalytic philanthropy) Argues that tech should dedicate itself partly in service to help people left out of the benefits of innovation.
Q: Is Gates just being an old man or is Zuck just parading selfishness as altruism? How important is a smartphone or any tech to enabling the change of basic conditions?

.

19

.

slGoogle Glass Will Expand Its Features Into Musichttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/business/media/google-glass-will-expand-its-features-into-music.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

.

- Google will release a set of features for music on GG. Users will search for songs, scan through playlists and listen to music, via vocal commands
- “mono earbud” for the updated version of Glass that will be released to its Explorer program later this year.
- The New York Times also says that Google will be introducing a set of earbud headphones for Glass, which will go on sale by the end of this month for $85.
- Google Glass will stream music through Google Play when a user names a song or artist. Ed Sanders, the director of marketing for Google Glass, said in a statement to the newspaper that Google is “building a great music experience on Glass” with these new features.

Google has been updating Google Glass before the release of the device to its Explorer program later this year, and an official accessory store quietly came online at the end of last month.

.

25

.

ADhttp://gazelle.com

.

.

iaSamsung and Intel find 36 more companies to back Tizen, their Android competitor http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/12/5093588/tizen-open-operating-system-partners-with-36-companies

.

Tizen news roundup: Samsung’s NX300M camera runs on Tizen with phones and TV to follow, Nokia signs on for mapshttp://gigaom.com/2013/11/11/tizen-news-roundup-samsungs-nx300m-camera-runs-on-tizen-with-phones-and-tv-to-follow-nokia-signs-on-for-maps/

.

No Tizen TV before phone: Samsung
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20131107000902

.

- The Tizen association announced it now has 36 new members at the Tizen Developer Summit
- Notable names include: eBay, Here (a Nokia Business), Konami, McAfee, Panasonic, Sharp, The Weather Channel, Trend Micro
- Nokia has also announced that it will power “maps and maps-related functionalities” in Tizen devices.
- Tizen is based on Linux and allows developers to program in CSS, Javascript and HTML5

- The only device shipping with Tizen is a Samsung NX300 camera
- Samsung is expected to ship the first Tizen phone next year, followed by Tizen powered TVs

Q: With these new members on board with Tizen, do you think it could compete in the mobile OS world? Can it beat BlackBerry?
- Tizen: a mobile operating system headed by Intel and Samsung. It's the product of MeeGo (Intel & Nokia) combined with Samsung's Bada
- Tizen Association is an industry consortium that supports the development of an open source software platform and operating system.

.

32

.

tmApple’s Long-Rumored TV Ambitions on Hold Again?http://www.displaysearchblog.com/2013/11/apples-long-rumored-tv-ambitions-on-hold-again/

.

Intel reportedly in talks to sell Web TV service to Liberty Globalhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57611880-93/intel-reportedly-in-talks-to-sell-web-tv-service-to-liberty-global/

.

Malone’s Liberty Global in Talks for Intel TV Servicehttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-12/malone-s-liberty-global-said-in-talks-to-buy-intel-s-tv-service.html

.

Paul Gagnon NPD DisplaySearch
- Supply chain analysis had indicated a lineup for an Apple Television second half of 2014
- Put on hold possibly to focus on wearables
- Apple would need an exclusive source plan ( like a la carte) or proprietary content
- Intel OnCue delayed until 2014, rumored sale to Verizon now Liberty Global (Virgin Media owner) interested.
- Set-top boxes barely more innovative than 5 years ago. TV sales in decline. Manufacturers getting out of the business.
Q: Are content providers strangling the TV device industry?

.

37

.

iaLytro Adds 3-D Viewing Capability to Its Living Images, Apple Online Store as Distributorhttp://allthingsd.com/20131112/lytro-adds-3-d-viewing-capability-to-its-living-images-apple-online-store-as-distributor/

.

Lytro camera software now supports 3D viewing

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-6501_7-57611894-95/lytro-camera-software-now-supports-3d-viewing/

.

Capture 360-degree panoramas with the throwable Panono ball
http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/12/5092670/panono-camera-ball-takes-360-degree-panoramas-indiegogoIMAGES (They're interactive, you'll have to drag a mouse in them to see the full panoramas- ia)

.

Panono: Panoramic Ball Camera
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/panono-panoramic-ball-camera

.

43- Lytro is adding another feature for its light-field cameras. Now all photos ever taken with a Lytro camera can be displayed in 3D.
- All it requires is downloading some new software on your PC or iOS device
- Lytro claims this is the first camera that allows you to shoot a 3D image with a single exposure with one press of the shutter release.
- Why it took so long to get this feature: CEO Jason Rosenthal says that the company wanted to make sure the 3D features were "easily usable and consumer-friendly"
- Meanwhile, an Indiegogo project just went live for the Panono ball. It's about the size of a softball and it takes pictures when you throw it in the air
- It uses 36 cameras, 72MP pictures
- Using BT it sends photos to a paired app on either iOS or Android. You can move your smartphone to view around the panorama image
- Panono is looking ot make $900k. The camera will sell for $599
- The goal is to get a product out by Sept. 2014


Q: What's more interesting: 3D lytro or the throwable camera?

.

RandomizerWe will put these up for live viewer vote during the show. The winner will be discussed.VIDEO

.

Strawpollhttp://strawpoll.me/694555

.

.

.

Twitter's early name and logo experiments reveal a Smssy pasthttp://www.theverge.com/2013/11/12/5094724/old-twitter-logos-show-original-names-were-twttr-smssy

.

Homebrew Computer Club reunion lights up Silicon Valleyhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57611874-235/homebrew-computer-club-reunion-lights-up-silicon-valley/

.

.

ADhttp://proxpn.com/twitTNT

.

CalendarVIDEO

.

Chegg, a start-up focused on textbook rental and academic services, IPO's tomorrow

.

Cisco's earnings also tomorrow

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

INCOMINGVIDEO

.

.

.

.

.

.

Email

.

Tom and Posse,

I started thinking about the curved iPhone, and I could actually make an argument that Apple might curve it like the Samsung Galaxy Round. Why? Because Apple has always promoted that the iPhone can be used easily in one hand, that you can access the screen using only the thumb in the hand you're holding it with.

If Apple moves to larger screens on the iPhone, they will almost certainly have to increase the width (since the bigger screen on the iPhone 5 I've always thought it looks slightly out of proportion). A slight curve of the screen would allow for a wider phone without sacrificing any of the ergonomics that Apple prides itself on.

I still think the edge-to-edge design discussed on the show is more likely, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense (although I'm probably still wrong).

Rich from Lovely Cleveland

.

.

.

.

.

.

Thanks Lamarr!http://twitter.com/lamarrwilson

.

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

.

Email us! tnt@twit.tv/ call us 260-TNT-Show subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/technewstoday and of OF COURSE Subscribe to the podcast and get show notes at twit.tv/tnt,.

.

Plug tomorrow's guest:Kevin Purdy

.

.

SPONSOR AD:

.

.

.

-
-
-
-
-
-