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|This is the Daily Tech News for Thursday September 17, I'm Tom Merritt|
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|Amazon unleashed a wave of new tablets and TV streaming devices. First the tablets. The Fire HD8 and HD 10 are 8 and 10 inch tablets with 8 and 16GBs of storage respectively both with microSD slots that take up to 128GB. The HD8 comes in multiple colored backs. The HD8 is $150 and the HD10 $230. A new feature called OnDeck downloads movies and shows automatically in case you forget to before your airplane trip. The new Amazon Fire is $50 or buy 5 get one free. And the $99 Kids edition has a kid-friendly case and a two-year no worry guarantee for exchanges.||http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/09/amazon-introduces-a-slew-of-cheap-tablets-starting-at-50-upgraded-fire-tv/|
|On the TV side, The $40 Fire TV stick can now be got with voice control for $50. A new Fire TV has a claimed 75% more powerful CPU and a GPU that’s supposedly twice as fast as the old model. It also helps users find 4K content if it detects a 4K TV is attached. It’s $100. And a bundle called the Amazon TV Gaming edition packs a Fire TV with a game controller a 32GB microSD card and two free games for $140. |
Everything new from Amazon is available for preorder today and shipping in October.
|The US appeals court for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C. has ruled an injunction requested by Apple’s against Samsung should have been awarded according to Reuters. In May 2014, Apple was denied an injunction against Samsung for violating Apple patents covering the iPhone’s slide to unlock, autocorrect and data detection features after a jury awarded Apple $120 million. The Appeals court said Samsung can remove patented features without recalling products. The case has been sent back to a lower federal court in San Jose, CA to consider the injunction.||http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/17/us-apple-samsung-idUSKCN0RH23G20150917?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|Business Insider’s Jilian D’Onfro did some legwork on LinkedIn and found a Google division called Project Aura has been hiring people away from Amazon Lab126. The employees in question describe Project Aura as “Google Glass and Beyond” A source told D’Onfro that Project Aura remains a part of Google and is headed up by fashion industry vet Ivy Ross, though Nest CEO Tony Faddell still has “high-level oversight”. Google Glass is currently sold as an enterprise product to businesses.||http://www.businessinsider.com/google-project-aura-revealed-2015-9?op=1|
|NinjaSteve sent us the news that Apple will ask the US Supreme Court to overturn a finding that it conspired to fix the prices of its ebooks back in 2010. Fortune reports that the company filed a motion for a 30-day extension of the deadline to file a formal petition. Apple writes, “This case . . . presents issues of surpassing importance to the United States economy.” In June of this year the US COurt of Appeals for the second Circuit upheld U.S. District Judge Denise Cote of Manhattan’s July 2013 finding that Apple had "orchestrated" a horizontal price-fixing conspiracy among the five major publishers who signed up. Apple has agreed to pay $405 million to settle if it loses or is denied review at the Supreme Court.||http://fortune.com/2015/09/17/apple-ebooks-price-fixing/|
|iRobot’s new Roomba 980 will better handle clutter and furniture and keep working until it hasn’t missed a spot. The 980 uses a low res camera and “visual simultaneous localization and mapping” aka vSLAM to keep track of where it’s been. It works for two hours and if it hasn’t mapped the whole house it heads back to it’s wall wort and recharges for 90 minutes before getting back to work. The 980 is available today for $899.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/17/the-new-roomba-980-can-now-watch-your-dirt/|
|The Verge reports that Apple's "Switch from Android to iOS" or "Move to iOS" app has arrived to help Android users migrate data to iOS devices. The app creates a private wifi network to transfer contacts, calendars, email accounts, message history, and your camera roll. The app has been been greeted with a number of 1 star reviews.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/16/9339895/apple-switch-from-android-ios-app-now-available|
|Lyft and Didi Kuaidi, China’s largest ride-hailing service, are teaming up. Both companies will link their apps so you can use either service no matter which app you have installed. In addition Didi will invest $100 million in Lyft. Didi is available in more than 360 Chinese cities. Lyft operates in about 65 US Cities.||http://www.cnet.com/news/lyft-partners-with-chinas-largest-ride-hailing-service/|
|F-Secure released a report today taking an in-depth look at a malware organization referred to as ‘the Dukes’ that has been in operation since 2008. The group is a methodical developer of zero-day attacks which F-Secure describes as a “well resourced, highly dedicated and organized cyberespionage group.” The group targets governments as well as Russian Criminal groups. F-Secure believes the main benefactor (or benefactors) of the group’s work is a government. Targets have often aligned with Russian government interests, but there is no solid connection between the dukes and any particular governmental institution.||http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/09/seven-years-of-malware-linked-to-russian-state-backed-cyberespionage/|
|BizTechAfrica posted about a PwC report called “Entertainment and media outlook: 2015-2019 (South Africa - Nigeria - Kenya). Among the forecats are that South Africa’s entertainment and media industry will gro 9.4% annually between now and 2019, fuled by digital spending. Most spending will come on Internet, followed by Video games. Nigeria’s entertainment market will grow from $4 billion in 2014 to $8.1 billion in 2019. Internet will be the main driver followed by TV, but video games will see the sharpest growth. And Kenya’s market will go from $1.8 billion in 2014 to $3.3 billion in 2019, led by Internet and TV.||http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/digital-fuels-growth-africas-entertainment-and-med/10580/|
|Verizon announced Thursday it will offer roaming to customers visiting Cuba. The plan will charge $3 a minute for voice and $2.05 per megabyte.||http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/article/2015/09/verizon-is-first-national-us-wireless-carrier-to-offer-roaming-in-cuba.html|
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|Google has hired a bunch of engineers from Amazon's Lab126 for a new wearable tech initiative called 'Project Aura'||http://www.businessinsider.com/google-project-aura-revealed-2015-9?op=1|
|Google's new finger control technology is straight out of a science fiction movie||http://www.businessinsider.com/google-soli-finger-control-technology-2015-5|
|Jilian D’Onfro at Business Insider|
- Project Aura described on LinkedIn as “Google Glass and Beyond”
- Google sells Glass to businesses
- Source told BI Project Aura will remain in Google
- Nest CEO Tony Faddell “to have high-level oversight”
- Ivy Ross (fashion vet 2014) heading up Project Aura
- Google also developing gesture control (Soli) and VR (Cardboard)
BTW: Project Ara is the modular phone developed by the Advanced Technologies and Projects Group, an Android division that is different than Google X. Not confusing at all there Google.
|- Several hires from Amazon Lab126|
1. Dima Svetlov (Fire TV) softawre development manager May
2. Amir Frenke director of software development June
3. Tina Chen (Echo, Fire TV) manager of technical program management
1. Max Ratner (Iphone)
1. Jessica Bailow June
openings posted - program manager for category development, an industrial designer and a UX designer.
Adrain Wong - Glass lead electrical engineer -> Facebook Oculus -> June “building blocks” for Alphabet/Google "G is for Gadgets, Glasses, and Goggles"
|Pick of the day:|
|Ryan's pick is NVIDIA Shield TV.He says it works great with Kodi (XBMC) for a $200 box it's a great choice for the HTPC users who just want a quick way to set things up without spending hours configuring everything. Plus it's a great bonus if you play games on a casual bases ...You can even boot into Kodi without ever having to use Android TV interface. using the XBMC Launcher.||https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.blunden.xbmclauncher&hl=en|
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|Messages of the day (email@example.com)|
|Yesterday in our discussion of Ahmed Mohammed I made the offhand remark that teens can be obnoxious. Marlon wrote in with some great points:|
Marlon writes: “He was a teenager who was dealing with just starting in a new school (it was widely reported that he started a few weeks prior) and who was in his middle school’s robotics team. He was also exhibiting normal adolescent development tendencies. Early adolescence is characterized by a change in the brain’s dopaminergic system which contributes to adolescents sensation seeking and reward motivation, coupled with the cognitive changes where you also see improvement in metacognition. So we have a typical case of a new student meeting an engineering teacher who may have shown an interest in hearing that he was in a robotics team and his normal response was to build something to impress him and feel accepted. When I was at UNICEF we were tried hard to change policies that viewed adolescents as problems that need to be fixed rather than assets who we needed to provide opportunities for. Ahmed was treated as a problem that needed to be fixed, he did nothing wrong, the system overreacted and failed him.”
|Christian writes: "Another interesting repercussion of the rise of AI could be a decreased reliance on apps. I can already get things like weather, movie times, news, and stock quotes though several different digital assistants which means I'm not opening as many apps on a regular basis as I used to. And once digital assistants reach the next level of interactivity, there's no reason to assume we won't use them to make restaurant reservations, buy movie tickets, book travel, etc."|
|When a person makes a post give them the chance to choose what they want to show up.|
Like (default) for "spending the day with the kids at the beach!"
Dislike for "broke my arm and having a bad day"
Both for "what did you think of the 80 s?"
People are smart enough to figure out what they want, especially if you let them change it if they make a mistake and choose the wrong one.
Andy from sunny Michigan
|Regarding iOS app removal:Adam from Sunny Hoboken thinks the ability to remove apps is squarely targeted at the Enterprise. If I could strip an iPhone down to a few critical apps it makes it far more secure and easy to manage.|
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