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TNT 924: Driving Reckless Growth

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[me] It's Thursday, January 16, 2014 and this is Tech News Today.

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Welcome to Tech News Today, I'm Mike Elgan --- I'm Sarah Lane --- I'm Jason Howell

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[me] Tech News Today explores the top tech news in 30 minutes or less.

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http://bridgeurl.com/tnt924/all

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CONVERSATION 1SHOWLINKS

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[me] Now you can print 3D objects directly from Photoshop. A new update to Photoshop Creative Cloud enables you to print either to a 3D printer, or to a service that will print it and mail it to you. Adobe doesn’t emphasize the creation of 3D models in Photoshop, although it can be done. This free addition to Photoshop is really about improving the quality of the final printed product. SHOW VIDEO FULL-SCREEN; START AT 0:27
http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2014/01/photoshop-cc-gets-physical-3d-printing-in-just-one-click.html
http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2014/01/photoshop-cc-gets-physical-3d-printing-in-just-one-click.html

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[me] Guest

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* Represents the mainstreaming of 3D printing

* Don’t need a printer - Shapeways integration

* Expands capabilities of everyone who uses Photoshop

* Adobe wants 3D printing people to use Photoshop

* Possible to create 3D printing models from scratch in Photoshop

* Adobe hopes to solve compatibility issues between modeling software and printers
http://youtu.be/0W3MkqidSAo?t=27s

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CONVERSATION 2SHOWLINKS

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[sl] Spotify's lifted its limits on free, ad-supported web listening in all countries. It used to be that Spotify unlimited listening had a six-months grace period, but then some international listeners were dropped down to 2.5 hours a week. It's not totally unlimited -the free mobile version is limited to shuffling songs, not on-demand song selection. So for example, you choose Nine Inch Nails, and you get a collection of the group's songs, you're just not picking the song order yourself.START AT 0:17
http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/15/spotify-limits/
http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/15/spotify-limits/

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[sl] GuestURL

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- Spotify has 26M users and 6M paying subscribers, allows restriction lifts
- Raised $250M in November
- Last month it opened free ad-supported on-demand listening on tablets. It also launched this free, ad-supported version of its smartphone app that previously cost $10 a month
- Unlinke Pandora which is artist "radio" (similar artists), Spotify shuffle is that artist only. Spotify also dropped caps on web version. Pandora did that in 2011
http://youtu.be/H-EIBBbxnfA?t=17s

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CONVERSATION 3SHOWLINKS

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[me] A Tesla vice president said at the Detroit auto show that the company’s growth this year would be “reckless.” Speaking at a press conference, Jerome Guillen said: “What's in store for 2014? It's growth, growth and growth. On the sales and service side, it's reckless growth." His boss, CEO Elon Musk later said Guillen misspoke, and meant to say “relentless growth.” Whatever. The point is that Tesla has got big things planned. START AT 3:22
http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/15/news/companies/tesla-reckless-growth/
http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/15/news/companies/tesla-reckless-growth/

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[me] Guest

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* Sold 18,000 and 20,000 last year (29k total sold); planning to double that;

* Sold 6,900 Model S in Q4, stock surged 16%

* Expanding into China with sales starting end of March; Beijing showroom in November; charging stations, government subsidy

* Manufacturing: building “Giga” battery factory -- world’s largest - to lower costs of lithium ion batteries
http://youtu.be/8_lfxPI5ObM?t=3m27s

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CONVERSATION 4SHOWLINKS

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[sl] If Chrome is your browser of choice, you can start enjoying Google Now cards if you're on a Windows or Mac machine. The Chrome “Canary” build is an early developer version that doesn’t replace the regular version of Chrome, in fact they can both run at the same time. The Canary build has some advanced features and is updated daily. The cards appear in Windows on the system tray and in OS X in the Notification Center. http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/01/16/google-now-finally-arrives-chrome-canary-weather-sports-traffic-event-reminder-cardshttp://thenextweb.com/google/2014/01/16/google-now-finally-arrives-chrome-canary-weather-sports-traffic-event-reminder-cards

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[sl] GuestURL

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- Google Now on the desktop will support weather, sport scores, current traffic for commuting and event reminder cards.
- how does this affect your cards when Chrome syncs w mobile device that is location-specific
- Many Google Now card types are missing – public alerts, nearby photo spots, activity summaries and stocks, etc
- Apple will probably add Siri to future version of OS X

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[me] Hersheys is working with 3D system to explore ways to use 3-D printing technology to make chocolate bars. One possible outcome of the collaboration is custom-shaped chocolates, according to The Wall Street Journal. Another is for Hersheys to become a supplier of 3D-printing friendly chocolate optimized for use in 3D printing. Either way, both companies see the 3D printing of food going mainstream fast. http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/01/16/coming-soon-to-3d-printing-chocolate-bars

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[sl] Want a Darth Vader Lightsaber? How about a lightsaber that's also a USB charger? Yes? Great. The official, licensed product comes with red LEDs both to create the sabre beam and four LEDs on the handle to show power status. Battery capacity is 2800mAh so that's a full charge on most smartphones, plus it comes with a micro USB cable. the Darth Vader Lightsaber charger is $50 and available now.http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/126601-darth-vader-lightsaber-usb-charger-makes-the-force-strong-with-your-phone

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On Tech News Today: 3D printing from Photoshop * Tesla gets reckless * And Google Now is dealing cards on the desktop. All that and more, coming up next.

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ObamaCare site

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/16/us-usa-healthcare-security-idUSBREA0F07X20140116

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Likely candidate for Target breach malware found

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http://www.zdnet.com/likely-candidate-for-target-breach-malware-found-7000025247/

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http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/236059/tech-reporter-brian-krebs-hacks-it-on-his-own-one-scoop-at-a-time

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BYU's smart object recognition algorithm doesn't need humans

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http://news.byu.edu/archive14-jan-objectrecognition.aspx

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Nickelodeon's new interactive kids channel will bring streaming features to live TV

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http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/16/my-nick-jr-interactive-tv/

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China reveals COS: a government-approved operating system designed to break the monopoly of foreign

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http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/16/cos-china-operating-system/

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IN OTHER NEWS CANDIDATES

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Even Chinese Counterfeiters Aren't Interested In Samsung's Galaxy Gear Smart Watch

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http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-counterfeiters-samsung-galaxy-gear-2014-1

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A Smartwatch That Tells Time With Scent

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http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/smartwatch-tells-time-scent?