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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday, Oct 28th 2015 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Patrick Beja & Scott Johnson|
|t||The United States Librarian of Congress issued the latest exemptions to the digital millennium copyright act. People in the US may now circumvent copyright protection in order to: rip DVD and Blu-ray discs for non-infringing purposes, diagnose, repair or modify a vehicle they own, starting a year from now, jailbreak all “portable all-purpose mobile computing devices,” not just phones, and play and preserve video games that would otherwise be unplayable because servers have been shut down. Thanks to jsnphil for submitting on the subreddit.||https://www.eff.org/files/2015/10/27/2015-27212.pdf|
Harry McCracken at Fast Company has a good look at the Outlook mobile app which got polished up for iOS and Android. Outlook has 30 million users on smartphones and tablets compared to the 200,000 Accompli had before it was purchased by Microsoft to make mobile Outlook. Microsoft sees 1.2 billion sessions a month from the apps with an average session of 22 seconds. Microsoft continues to meld Accompli, calendar app Sunrise and to-do app Wunderlist into its mobile productivity offerings.
|p||During Apple's earnings call Tuesday, Tim Cook said 30% of iPhone buyers last quarter switched from an Android device, the highest rate Apple has ever seen. |
And despite China’s economic slowdown, Apple saw 99% revenue growth in Greater China, including Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
China is Apple’s second largest market after the Americas.
|t||IBM announced it is acquiring the Weather Company. According to a Wall Street Journal report the deal is worth over $2 billion dollars, however no financial details were made public. IBM plans to use the acquisition as the foundation of IBM Watson’s Internet of Things unit and Watson IOT Cloud Platform. The deal will not include The Weather Channel TV network, which will continue to operate as distinct business owned by Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and NBCUniversal, The Weather Company’s previous owners. Thanks to motang for posting on the subreddit.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/28/ibm-will-acquire-the-weather-companys-digital-business/|
Google has added the ability to record and upload gameplay to its Google Play Games apps. To use the new feature select the game from within Google Play Games then tap record. TechCrunch notes Gameplay will be recorded in 720p or 480p and users can include themselves and commentary via the front facing camera and mic. Once recording is finished you can publish to YouTube. The feature is available now in the US and UK with global roll-out to follow. Google also plans launching a SDK for devs to build the record functionality directly into apps and games.
|p||coolantsv noted the Phone Dog story which reports Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima told investors that Nintendo will discuss details Thursday about its first smartphone game. |
|t||The US Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act or (CISA) Tuesday. The act makes it easier for companies to share customer data with US governmental agencies to increase cybersecurity. Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon said, “it will allow large volumes of Americans’ personal data to be unnecessarily shared with government agencies from the NSA to the FBI." Advocates of the bill including the White House have said nothing in the bill requires data sharing and that companies must remove any identifying information if they know about it “at the time of sharing”.||http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/10/senate-passes-controversial-cybersecurity-cyberspying-bill-74-21/|
TechCrunch reports Singapore’s postal service, Singpost, is developing a mall meant to showcase products that customers can then order online for home delivery (presumably using Singpost.) The 25,000 square foot mall will be located at Singapore Post Centre and is scheduled to be completed by mid-2017. For now, Golden Village Multiplex cinema and Kopitiam coffee are the only confirmed tenants.
|p||The Economic Times reports Canada’s DataWind and Indian ISP Reliance Communications are teaming up on a 999 rupee smart phone.|
That's the equivalent of US$15, AU$20 or £10.
The phone runs Linux and supports 2G service. It’s expected to arrive in stores Dec. 28.
|t||Ars Technica reports that LG Chem, supplier of electric car batteries to Chevrolet, may beat Tesla to the first gigafactory with a plant near Lake Michigan. Navigant Research notes LG Chem has built more than a million batteries for GM to date and could beat 1 GWh before the end of 2016. Tesla is building a plant to make 1GWh batteries in Sparks, Nevada.||http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/10/will-lg-chem-beat-tesla-to-the-first-gigafactory/|
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|Patrick reports on trying the PlayStation VR at Paris Games Week|
|Sony press page for Paris Games Week||http://blog.eu.playstation.com/ParisGamesWeek/|
|Video of press conference||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdnRDdWu0rM&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DtdnRDdWu0rM&has_verified=1|
|A Live NBA Game Is Cool In VR, But Don’t Sell Off Your Season Tickets Yet | TechCrunch||http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/28/a-live-nba-game-is-cool-in-vr-but-dont-sell-off-your-season-tickets-yet/?ncid=rss|
|All the PlayStation VR news from today's big Sony event | The Verge||http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/27/9622330/sony-paris-games-week-2015-virtual-reality-playstation-vr|
|DriveClub's impressive debut on PlayStation VR • Eurogamer.net||http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-10-28-driveclub-debuts-on-playstation-vr-and-its-mightily-impressive|
|Gran Turismo and Tekken Are Coming to PlayStation VR | WIRED||http://www.wired.com/2015/10/gran-turismo-playstation-vr-tekken/|
|- VR add-on to ‘Until Dawn: Rush of Blood’|
- new trailers for Rigs: Mechanized Combat League, London Heist
- Robinson: The Journey coming to PSVR
- Gran Turismo Sport will be VR compatible as will Tekken 7
- Drive Club demo showed off privately at 60fps
|Pick of the day:|
|Earlier this year I came across a news article about traffic in my city. I live in Sandy, UT, a suburb of Salt Lake City. They mentioned an app called Enlighten.|
The app connects to the traffic network for stop lights in my area. It determines your position to know when you are at a stop light, gets the information from the network for the light's status, and then lets you know how much longer the light will be red. When you are stopped at a red light, it has on screen indicators as well as an audible notification telling you approximately how many seconds until it turns green. It then makes a noise a couple of seconds before the light turns green. A new feature of the app has it give an audible ding when you are approaching a light to let you know if it will be green or red by the time you get to the intersection. Different tones depending on red or green.
It only works in certain cities and mine is one of them.
Not sure if I would call this a pick as it isn't 100% reliable, but it is kinda cool.
Sending it for a Wednesday show for my fellow Salt Lake resident Scott Johnson.
Thanks for the show
|Patrick seconds Jeff from Dallas's pick from last Thursday: PBS Space Time|
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This is just a little feedback for you. I’ve been playing Halo 5 since it launched here Australia on Monday night. I really agree with Eric on the feeling of 60fps. I feel like a bad ass super soldier playing the game with it’s flow of gameplay and graphics and that is what matters most to me, not prettiness. Halo 5 is not the first Xbox One game to do the variable resolution, Digital Foundry often finds that games that do variable resolution on the Xbox One but have fixed resolution on PS4 often have a better frame rate on the Xbox One which is something I really appreciate. Slow down and even stuttering frame rates are far worse to me than a little drop in resolution.
First time writing, long time listener. Love your show!
Was listening to an episode from last week about the the YouTube Gaming app. You know why it won't displace Twitch any time soon? Region limits! I'm in Canada and I cannot download the app. Twitch, on the other hand, works just fine! Google needs to have more consideration to the global audience instead of catering to USA alone.
[[[[Oh and speaking of Youtube Red, I'm surprised nobody in the PR department at Google has realised the amount of accidental traffic that will go to "RedTube" when people search for words in the wrong way.]]]]
[from soon-to-be-a-frozen-tundra-but-at-least-we-still-have-poutine Montreal, Canada]
|YouTube gaming available in US, UK and Japan|
I've been listening to the discussion on YouTube Red and thought I would share this anecdote.
My 11 year old daughter is a heavy YouTube user so I told her about the new Red offering.
Me: Did you hear about the new YouTube Red that gets rid of all the ads?
Isabella: I like the ads. They're funny.
Me: Well this would remove all the ads.
Isabella: Does it cost anything?
Isabella: That's stupid.
Guess I just saved $10 a month.
PS - I almost crashed my car when you gave a shoutout to the Venture in East St. Louis. Keep keepin' it real.
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