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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wedensday, Sept 23rd I'm Tom Merritt|
|t||The Verge reports that Pebble unveiled its first round smart watch, the Pebble Time Round. It's all metal with a 38.5mm face, 7.5mm thick, and a large bezel, which reduces the display size. A men’s watch will come with a 20mm strap and a women’s version with a 14mm strap. An SDK will help developers convert apps to work with the round face.T he Pebble Time Round is available for preorder now with general availability November 8th for $249.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/23/9372899/pebble-time-round-smartwatch-announcement-availability|
Android Police has images it says are of the retail packaging for a forthcoming Nexus 5X phone from LG and the 5.7-inch Nexus 6P from Huawei. Google has an announcement set for September 29th.
|t||Ars Technica reports that security firm Appthority has identified 476 app infected with the XCodeGhost malware. That’s quite a bit more than the 39 identified by Palo Alto Networks last week. Appthority says the malware’s capability is limited to reading device identifiers, showing apps and URLs and putting the phone to sleep. Apple says it has no evidence that any of the apps have been used maliciously.||http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2015/09/xcodeghost-apps-haunting-ios-app-store-more-numerous-than-first-reported/|
Wired reports that Facebook has added support for 360 degree videos, and just to make sure everyone checks it out it they posted a video allowing users to explore part of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens universe. Android mobile users can tilt their phone to to experience 360 degrees (iOS will get that feature in a few months) and desktop users can drag their cursors within the video (but not in Safari or Internet Explorer just yet). You can also get a 360 degree Le-Bron James workout, Discovery Channel's underwater footage of sharks and on the ground reporting from Vice in Afghanistan.
|t||Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has resigned writing, ”As CEO I accept responsibility for the irregularities that have been found in diesel engines and have therefore requested the Supervisory Board to agree on terminating my function as CEO of the Volkswagen Group. I am doing this in the interests of the company even though I am not aware of any wrong doing on my part.” VW could face up to $18 billion in fines from the EPA for cheating on emissions tests. Other investigations into VW have begun in Europe and South Korea. Thanks to tgstellar who posted the topic in the subreddit.||http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/09/volkswagen-ceo-resigns-amid-emissions-test-cheating-scandal/|
Runawaysnail posted to the subreddit that U.S. District Judge George H. King ruled that the 1935 copyright registration on the song Happy Birthday only applied to the piano arrangement not the lyrics. Warner/Chappell acquired the rights in 1988 and makes $2 million a year licensing them. Warner can appeal though and if not the lawsuit could be converted to a class action seeking the return of licensing fees.
|t||Scientists at the US National Institute of Standards, AKA NIST say they’ve transferred a quantum state from one photon to another over optical fiber 102 kilometers away, setting a distance record for quantum teleportation. Detection was achieved using four high-detection-efficiency superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors.||http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/23/quantum-data-teleportation-record/|
The US Office of Personnel Management now believes that 5.6 million fingerprints were compromised as part of a data breach it discovered this summer a rise from the previous belief that 1.1 million fingerprints had been accessed. The OPM declined to comment on requests from Wired about who’s fingerprints were lost. 21.5 million federal employees were victims of the original data breach including intelligence and military employees.
|t||Yves Bot, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice has issued an opinion stating that the Safe Harbour agreement between the US and the European Union did not do enough to protect EU citizen’s private informationa nd be declared invalid. The European Court of Justice generally follows the advocate’s opinions and is considering a complaint filed by 27-year-old Austrian law student Max Schrems that Facebook helped the US NSA harvest email and other private data of EU citizens.||http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/23/us-ireland-eu-privacy-idUSKCN0RN0O720150923?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
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|Amazon announces fall pilot||http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=RssLanding&cat=news&id=2089832|
|Amazon announces new shows from 'Iron Man 3' director and Diablo Cody||http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/23/amazon-prime-video-pilots/|
|Amazon Autumn pilot season US, UK, Germany, Austria.|
Edge - Based on book series by George G. Gilman “most violent western in print.”
- Max Martini (Pacific Rim) as Josia “edge” Hedges
- Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) as Merritt Harknett,
- Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) as Beth.
- Lethal Weapon writer and Iron Man 3 writer/director Shane Black
Good Girls Revolt - Female researchers at “news of the Week” ask to be treated fairly in 1969.
- Genevieve Angelson (Backstrom) as Patti, Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) as Jane, Erin Darke (We Need to Talk About Kevin) as Cindy, Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) as Finn, Hunter Parrish (Weeds) as Doug, Jim Belushi (Show Me a Hero) as Wick McFadden, Joy Bryant (Parenthood) as Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Grace Gummer as Nora Ephron.
Highston - 19-year-old Highston Liggetts has celebrity friends only he can see
- Lewis Pullman as Highston
- Mary Lynn Rajskub and Chris Parnell as parents
- Pilot guest celebs are Flea and Shaq
- Sacha Baron Cohen EP
- Based on life of Tig Notaro as she deals with the complex reentry into her childhood hometown of Bay Saint Lucille, Mississippi, to deal with the unexpected death of her mother, the interminable life of the party, Caroline.
- Coproduction with FX Productions.
- written and EP Notaro and Diablo Cody (Juno)
- EP Louis CK (Louie), Blair Breard (Louie), and Dave Becky (Everybody Hates Chris)
Patriot - life of intelligence officer John Tavner (Australian newcomer Michael Dorman, Wonderland). His latest assignment is to prevent Iran from going nuclear,
- Terry O’Quinn as Tavner’s father and State Dept. Director of INtelligence.
Z - bioseries of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Starts before she meets F. Scott.
- Christina Ricci as Zelda.
- Gavin Stenhouse as F. Scott.
|Pick of the day:|
|Vance picks the TiVo Roamio OTA. For those wanting to cut cable altogether, this is a great way to still have full DVR and on-screen guide functionality for your over the air channels. You can get the box for $50 with guide service for $15 a month, but they sometimes have a deal to get the lifetime service for half-price, for an all-in price of $300. For me, that means it will pay for itself in just a few months without a cable bill. ... the killer feature for me is that you can set your "My Shows" list to include streaming shows from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu alongside your recorded OTA episodes. With Plex recently added, I only need to head over to my Shield Android TV for Sling and Google Play content. |
The ultimate test of ease of use: my wife was comfortable with it from day one!
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|Messages of the day (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|The recent stories about self driving cars gave Eric an idea of how technology might solve some problems he had while at Yellowstone National Park. |
“While I was driving… from site to site I wasn't able to gaze on the beautiful scenery around me as much as I would like. While my wife was able to look at everything … I had to split my attention between the road and any the nature around me. I thought to myself if only I had a self driving car then we could both enjoy looking at the scenery together while the car handled the driving.”
|note regarding the automotive industry and the whole 'volkswagon have enough tech skills to trick the epa, why can't they do security' you said on an episode earlier. I think it's a different level of skill resources and skill….|
Also as a side note, friend of mine does engine work for a competitive racing team and he says they do all their emission testing, power testing and everything on a dyno machine immediately after races to prove no cheating has taken place, seems a bit poor on the EPA's side to have been tricked like this, and good work the Academics who just thought 'hmm i wonder why that is...'
from cold but sunny South Australia
|Paul from Poland read an article by Micheal|
Crichton (author of Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park, as everybody knows) from Popular Science Magazine originally published in 1988 titled "America Beyond"
“Steve Bryson and Rick Jacoby demonstrate the
Virtual Interactive Environment, known locally as “the helmet.” It's almost unbelievable: a system out of 21st century science fiction. You wear a special glove, and a headset which contains an LCD screen
on which is projected a computer image of a different room. As you walk and turn your head, the projected view before your eyes changes. The illusion is uncanny.”
|My shortest feedback email ever...|
I predict that Volkswagen will end up pulling out of the U.S. market eventually, leaving a hole in the hearts of many American car buyers that Apple will be uniquely positioned to fill.
The timing could be just right.
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