|TITLE:||GUEST & TITLE: Darren Kitchen, founder of hak5.org & Len Peralta, artist|
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|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday Oct 30th, 2015 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Darren Kitchen & Len Peralta|
|Yesterday afternoon the Wall Street Journal reported its sources said Google will show off a unified version of ChromeOS and Android next year in anticipation of unveiling it in 2017. ChromeOS would remain open source and maintained by Google. ReCode’s sources say manufacturer s will be able to choose between Android or ChromeOS and sources told The Verge Chrome OS would not be killed. One source told Business Insider that it’s possible that a new merged OS would be offered alongside Android and ChromeOS for a total of three operating systems. Thanks jsnphil and fritzx007 for posting about this on the subreddit.||http://www.pcworld.com/article/2998999/chromebooks/google-didnt-just-kill-chrome-os-but-an-android-merger-seems-likely.html||jsnphil, fritzx007|
|x||icu_ wanted to make sure we mentioned this. Microsoft Executive Vice President of Windows and Devices Terry Myerson’s blog post. Microsoft will soon publish Windows 10 as an optional update, no reservation required. Early next year Windows 10 will become a recommended update. Though settings can cause automatic installation of recommended updates, users will not be upgraded to Windows 10 until a user proactively chooses it. ZDNet's MAryJo Foley notes users will have 31 days to roll back to their previous version after updating. Microsoft also said it will allow more choice for consumers over the timing of future updates to Windows 10. ||http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-more-clearly-articulates-next-phase-of-its-windows-10-upgrade-rollout-plans/||icu_|
|Multiple sources are telling 9 to 5 Mac that the iPad Pro will go on sale November 11. The 2.9-inch iPad Pro, along with its new accessories the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, will be available online and in retail stores. The iPad Pro with WiFi starts at $799 and comes in 32GB and 128GB. The LTE-compatible version comes in 128GB and starts at $1000.||http://9to5mac.com/2015/10/30/ipad-pro-release-date/|
|x||The Tor Project released a beta of Tor Messenger an anonymizing “off the record” cross-platform chat client. Tor Messenger is based on the free IM client Instabird and the Tor browser. The client routes packets through the Tor anonymizing network, disables login information and forces encrypted chats. The Tor Messenger beta currently supports Jabber (XMPP), IRC, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Twitter, and Yahoo IM. Project developer Sukhbir Singh stressed the client is still in beta and should currently not be used for strong anonymity.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/29/9639916/tor-messenger-beta-release|
|x||Micrsoft rolled out a Chrome browser extension allowing users to quickly access and create office documents stored locally or in OneDrive. Microsoft is also integrating Skype into Office Online documents as well as Outlook.com. Users can see and chat with Skype contacts from within files.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/29/microsoft-integrates-skype-with-office-online-rolls-out-an-office-chrome-extension/|
|x||TechCrunch reports German mobile carrier Deutsche Telekom is the first company to test Europe’s new net neutrality rules which come into force April 30, 2016. The new rules allow ISPs to offer specialized services which are not Internet access. DT CEO Timotheus Höttges says his company is preparing to offer startups “guaranteed good transmission quality.” He suggests a revenue sharing agreement could pay for the service.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/30/guaranteed-good-transmission-quality-vs-paid-prioritisation/?ncid=rss|
|x||PC World reports representatives from Google, Amazon and Wal-Mart have joined the 25-member US FAA task force charged with developing a registration and identification system for drones. Dave Vos, who heads up drone activities at Google X, will co-chair the committee with Earl Lawrence, who leads the FAA’s UAS Integration Office. Other members include folks from DJI, GoPro, PrecisionHawk and 3D Robotics, retailer Best Buy and the Academy of Model Aeronautics.||http://www.pcworld.com/article/2999449/google-amazon-and-wal-mart-join-faa-drone-task-force.html|
|x||The Internet Engineering Task Force has formally recognised the .onion address as a special use domain for anonymous browsing. This means ICANN won’t sell the domain and .onion addresses can be registered free of charge. The Verge reports The Tor Network partnered with Facebook to submit a draft to the IETF. Last October Facebook unveiled a .onion version of its site at facebookcorewwwi.onion.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/28/9631006/tor-hidden-addresses-recognition|
|XXX||CNET reports South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom claimed it will be the world’s first 5G carrier at the opening of its 5G research center. SK reportedly demonstrated speeds of up to 19.1 gigabits per second, which is almost 1,000 times the speed of 4G LTE. SK Telecom is competing with Verizon and Telstra in the race to 5G. Verizon is set to begin testing 5G next year with commercial availability targeted for 2017. Telstra aims to launch commercially in 2020.||http://www.cnet.com/news/south-koreal-telco-proclaims-itll-be-first-5g-network-operator/#ftag=CAD590a51e|
|Fans of HP — Fan? of HP? — should know that Monday is the official big split. Hewlett Packard Enterprise with stock ticker HPE will sell data center technology and services and stay in the current headquarters in Palo Alto. HP Inc. gets what’s left which includes the declining computers and printers market and $6.8 billion in debt and has to move to the old 1960s era headquarters up the hill on Page Mill Road. CEO Meg Whitman will be CEO of HP Enterprise while staying on as non-executive board chairman of HP Inc. While she keeps two jobs, 30,000 other HP employees will be laid off as part of the reorganization.||http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_29046658/hp-split-creates-two-fortune-100-companies|
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|Alphabet’s Google to Fold Chrome Operating System Into Android - WSJ||http://www.wsj.com/article_email/alphabets-google-to-fold-chrome-operating-system-into-android-1446151134-lMyQjAxMTA1NzIxOTAyMzk4Wj|
|Google is 'very committed' to Chrome OS after Android merger reports | The Verge||http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/30/9641952/google-chrome-os-not-dead-hiroshi-lockheimer|
|Hiroshi Lockheimer on Twitter: There’s a ton of momentum for Chromebooks and we are very committed to Chrome OS. I just bought two for my kids for schoolwork!""||https://twitter.com/lockheimer/status/659939015429255168|
|Google Plans to Introduce Android Laptops, Replacing Chrome as OS | Re/code||http://recode.net/2015/10/29/why-google-tapped-android-over-chrome-as-its-marquee-os/|
|Google didn't just kill Chrome OS, but an Android merger seems likely | PCWorld||http://www.pcworld.com/article/2998999/chromebooks/google-didnt-just-kill-chrome-os-but-an-android-merger-seems-likely.html|
|Google folding Chrome OS into Android - Business Insider||http://www.businessinsider.com/google-folding-chrome-os-into-single-android-software-2015-10|
|Google’s Lack Of Product Isolation Would Support A Chrome OS And Android Merge | TechCrunch||http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/29/googles-lack-of-product-isolation-would-support-a-chrome-os-and-android-merge/#.7yzb2u:husE|
|WSJ says: Google working for 2 years to combine ChromeOS and Android|
- will show off early unified OS in 2016 “unveil” in 2017
- Gives PC users access to Play Store
- Chromebooks will get new name
- ChromeOS will remain open source and maintained by Google
Chrome OS SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer said on Twitter: "There's a ton of momentum for Chromebooks and we are very committed to Chrome OS,"
Confirmed by Recode:
- starting next year: “will work with partners to build personal computers that run on Android”
- Chromebook makers can still make them
- ChromeOS has abetter security record for enterprise and education
- Source said Chrome OS will not be killed
- Source: "There is a scenario in which we move forward and the likelihood is there is still Chrome OS and Android and there could be a third project that combines the best of both,”
TechCrunch’s Drew Olanoff
- “Chrome OS always felt like it could be a “mode” that you should be able to turn on within Android. For when you had a shitty Internet connection or just wanted the bare bones to get work done. Regardless, the ecosystem is alive and well.”
- Products are not developed in isolation at Google.
|Pick of the day:|
I would like to recommend Chromixium, which turns your desktop or laptop into a Chromebook "like" device. It's based on ubuntu 14.04 LTS so you get all the power and security of linux with the simple design and functionality of a ChromeOS device. I work at a school district where we have lot's of Chromebooks so the students are instantly familiar with the interface. The OS uses very little resources, works offline and can be ran from a usb stick or installed in about 10 minutes. It's also great for setting up a STEAM gaming machine. We are breathing new life into old hardware and you can even set it up to dual boot, to keep windoz around, in case you need test some viruses.
Check it out at http://chromixium.org/
Jeff - From Sunny and Friendly Corpus Christi, Texas
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|Messages of the day (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Justin mentioned that Sony is entering the period where it's harder to sell the console. This is irrelevant for the most part as long as software sales for the console remain strong as that's where they make their real money. And as long as they have a great install base, this is usually not a problem.|
|Yaru points out that even if console sales slow for Sony, they make the money on games.|
One thought that came to mind regarding the showroom only store: if stores here in the US started adopting the idea, consider this ...
Since places like Los Angeles and New York City have very high rent for retail store space, they could devote more of that space for showroom, or use a smaller space, instead of housing product on site. They could get cheaper warehouse space in a less desirable area, but still have the warehouse close enough to ship same day or next day. Could save companies lots of rent money!
Just a thought.
-Byron, in Los Angeles
|Byron in LA says the "showroom" idea like Singpost is trying could be great for shops that can't afford larger retail space in places like NYC and LA.|
Sorry in advance for the non-sequitur. It seems to me like Google Now is trying to fill the hole reader left in our lives, but I for one am not ready to trust them again with something that they dropped so unceremoniously. Pulling my feedly into Now just rubs me wrong. Then giving me no control over what stories come into Now. The whole thing is just irritating me. Am I being unreasonable and petty, or are other feeling the sting of this merry-go-round?
James the Aircraft Mechanic
Lake Charles, LA
|Regarding Twitch Creative, Rob in Peoria writes: "As you and Len know, the process for digital artists really isn’t any different than game streaming. They can share their monitor where they drawing or painting and interact with the people watching. I’d be shocked if art communities like deviantArt aren’t already working on their own solution for this.|
I think Twitch’s downfall, from how it sounded on your show, is that they aren’t going to allow fan art? This would be a huge segment for artists! And while there is some gray area with what you do with the art after you make it. It’s not illegal to make it!"
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