|TITLE:||GUEST & TITLE: Scott Johnson, head of frogpants network and DTNS contributor, & Len Peralta, artist and DTNS contributor|
|Stories subject to change up until showtime|
|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday November 2nd, 2015 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Scott Johnson & Len Peralta|
|t||Mark Zuckerberg wrote an open letter (post?) on Facebook to his newborn daughter, Max, pledging to give away 99% of his and his wife Priscilla Chan’s net worth in their lifetime at a current worth of about $45 billion. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will be an LLC to fund non-profits, make private investments and participate in policy debates. The LLC’s profits if any will be put back into charitable efforts. Zuckerberg will not give more than $1 billion a year to the foundation and plans to retain his majority position in Facebook for the foreseeable future.||http://fortune.com/2015/12/02/zuckerberg-charity/|
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a complaint with the FTC accusing Google of unfair or deceptive acts or practices regarding Chromebooks in schools. The EFF claims Google collects non-educational data, especially through Chrome Sync. Google has signed the Student Privacy Pledge in which is promises to use data for authorized education purposes only. The Future of Privacy Forum, which helped create the pledge does not beleive Google has violated its restrictions. Google has said it believes its tools comply with the law and its promises.
|t||ReCode’s Kara Swisher reports that meetings reported to consider selling Yahoo are no more than a typical multi-day annual board meeting. Contributing to the confusion are debates about spinning off Yahoo’s investment in Alibaba. Activist shareholder Starboard Value has asked the board to consider keeping Alibaba and selling off the rest of Yahoo for tax reason. A spinoff of Abaco Holdings is till planned for January and other divestments such as a stake in Yahoo Japan are also under consideration. HOWEVER the WSJ continues tor report that it has sources that say companies like Verizon, IAC and TPG Capital are investigating buying Yahoo's parts.||https://recode.net/2015/12/02/despite-wall-street-noise-and-sale-rumors-yahoo-board-backs-mayer/|
PC World reports that price difference between SSDs and traditional spinning hard drives is shrinking. Research by DRAMeXchange predicts SSD prices will hit $0.24/gigabyte in 2016 down from $0.39/gigabyte today with a further $0.17/gigabyte drop in 2017. HDD prices are expected to remain around 6 cents a gigabyte over the next few years. That means you’ll be able to buy a 256GB SSD for the same price as a 1TB HDD in 2016. The SSD price drops are attributed to new advances in NAND technology and increased competition.
|t||Uber is announcing a program where app developers can register their app’s in Uber’s dashboard that gives them a line of code to add an Uber button in iOS or Android apps. The button can be placed next to addresses or other “intent to ride” locations. If the developer signs up as an Uber affiliate they can earn $5 for each new rider that signs up for the Uber service. ||http://www.theverge.com/transportation/2015/12/2/9835604/uber-button-app-developer-API-rideshare|
Samsung has developed a VR web browser for the Gear VR. Called the ‘Samsung Internet for Gear VR’ the browser uses voice recognition and on screen keyboard for input. Enabling the Gaze Mode allows Gear VR users to select menus by looking at them. According to the Next Web the app is in beta and will be available for download in the Oculus Store tomorrow.
|t||adambindslev wanted us to mention that TechCrunch reports an internal memo from Mozilla chairperson Mitchell Baker believes the Thunderbird email client “would thrive best by separating itself from reliance on Mozilla development systems.” Baker says it’s unclear if that should be a separate open source entity or a business partner to take over Thunderbird. Mozilla passed development to a volunteer community in 2012.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/30/thunderbird-flies-away-from-mozilla/|
Registration has opened for the Nintendo Account Service in Japan. The service will allow players to transfer game data between mobile games and console games. The first of Nintendo's smartphone games, Miitomo, is supposed to arrive in March 2016.
|t||Business Insider notes a McAfee Labs report describes marketplaces hosted on TOR sites that sell streaming service logins for as little as 50 cents. Valid logins to services like Netflix and Spotify are obtained without he account holder’s knowledge. Some sellers even guarantee lifetime access. ||http://uk.businessinsider.com/hackers-are-selling-stolen-netflix-accounts-for-less-than-1-2015-11?r=US&IR=T|
ReCode reports Qualcomm and Xiaomi announced a patent licensing agreement Wednesday. Xiaomi will pay for patents relating to 3G and 4G phones. Xiaomi is in a dispute with Ericsson, but reaching deals will allow them to expand into more markets.
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|Adobe November 2015 Creative Cloud Update Includes New Features for Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and More||http://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/01/adobe-creative-cloud-updates-fall-2015/|
|Adobe renames Flash Professional to Animate, pivots to HTML5||http://www.zdnet.com/article/adobe-renames-flash-professional-to-animate-pivots-to-html5/|
|Adobe Flash Is Now Called Animate. But It's Still a Mess.||http://www.wired.com/2015/12/adobe-flash-is-dead-in-name-only/|
|Adobe Launches Huge Photoshop Update: Custom Toolbars, 3D Character Creator Fuse : PERSONAL TECH : Tech Times||http://www.techtimes.com/articles/112352/20151202/adobe-launches-huge-photoshop-update-custom-toolbars-3d-character-creator-fuse.htm|
|First Adobe video editor for Android: Premiere Clip||http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/30/9818802/premiere-clip-android-launched-announced-adobe-video-editing|
Features announced at Adobe Max in October and IBC in September launching.
Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, Indesign CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC all have new features
- Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, and Premiere Pro CC are being updated with new Touch capabilities for use on Windows tablets and Apple trackpad devices
Photoshop CC - new UI, customizable toolbar, cust. workspaces, Artboards capability, integrate with Adobe Fuse for human 2D models
Ilulstrator CC - new shaper tool,
InDesign CC includes new online publishing features.
Adobe Premiere Pro - Ultra HD formats (DNxHR, HEVC H.265, and OpenEXR) for 4K to 8K
Lumetri color support in After Effects to carry over changes in Premier to After EFfects
Adobe Audiotn: Remix for adjusting song duration to match video, synthesized speech for custom narration
|Adobe Flash Professional CC changed name to Adobe Animate CC|
- Evolve toward HTML5
- Next year gets new vector art brushes, easy access to high-quality stock art, and the ability to rotate the canvas 360 degrees from any pivot point.
- Adobe committed to security patches. Working with Google, MS, FB
Q: What’s new in Photoshop?
Q: Seems like their adding touch to a lot of things. Is that a good thing for artists?
Q: What about the mobile apps?
|Adobe Capture CC was released and it's the bomb - Scott|
|Scott will mention the transition Adobe is going through right now.|
|Pick of the day:|
One aspect of DTNS that I really enjoy is the fan picks. Instead of a company that pays you to talk about how great their product is, and having to hear about the same product for multiple episodes, I get a new, interesting recommendation every single episode.
There’s only one problem with the fan picks on DTNS; there’s no good way to find picks from previous episodes. Sure, I could look at the show notes for every episode, but that seems a bit tedious.
So, I decided to create an online spreadsheet via Google Sheets with each episode’s fan pick. At the moment, I’ve only complied picks of November (and yesterday’s pick), but I plan on adding all new picks going forward and hope the eventually go through and add past picks (a long term project, for sure).
The Google Sheet is available at bit.ly/dtnsfanpicks and if anyone’s interested in helping out with filling in the back catalog of picks, they can email me at email@example.com.
Thanks for the great show!
Jesse (a.k.a. hometownrival in the sub-Reddit)
Perfectly cromulent Indianapolis
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|Messages of the day (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|With Amazon air and your talk on Tuesday's show got me wondering, are we going to see an urban divide?(bad name?) Now I don't mean to belittle the idea of a digital divide. But I see a lot of new innovation that I will never be able to use because I live in the country.|
Same day delivery, self driving cars, super high speed internet, ubiquitous internet are all things that are difficult, if not impractical in country environments. So that makes me wonder, will these services start to affect where people choose to live. ....
Or will we see a push of innovation to get some of these services out to us country folk. Will Amazon create new algorithms to stock big rigs. Then drive these big rigs into the country in the hope that they have something that somebody needs right away and be able to launch a drone and deliver it. Or maybe satellite stores that are restock weekly or even daily to do the same thing. We could also see cheaper ways to string cable for high speed internet. Mabey involving drones. ??? Mesh networks could even create ubiquitous internet OUT IN A CORN FIELD. :)
I have no doubt that country people want these things and can afford them. It is just a matter of bringing the tech to the people or will the people have to come to the tech.
P.S. I don't know if this is genius, self centeredness wrapped in jealousy, or somewhere inbetween.
P.P.S When I say jealousy, I mean jealousy over same day shipping, not self driving cars. :)
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|Thanks to Scott Johnson|
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