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|This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday, August 25th I'm Tom Merritt|
|t||BBC News says Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 users report the phone’s S-Pen stylus breaks the phone if inserted backwards. If the stylus is inserted upside down, it goes in fine but snags on an internal mechanism when you try to remove it. Forcing the stylus out can damage to the phone and cause the stylus’s detection feature to stop working. Samsung issued a statement saying “We highly recommend our Galaxy Note 5 users follow the instructions in the user guide to ensure they do not experience such an unexpected scenario caused by reinserting the S-Pen in the other way around.” In other words, RTFM.||http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34051994|
|p||Aerosense, the joint venture between Sony and ZMP has unveiled its first two drone prototypes according to The Verge. |
The DTO1-E looks like a miniature airplane, can take off and land vertically and carry objects up to 22lbs. It can fly for more than two hours at a max speed of 106mph.
The AS-MCO1-P is a quadcopter with a camera, GPS, and navigation system.
Aerosense plans to target enterprise customers, to capture aerial imagery that can be processed in the cloud.
Services are expected to roll out early next year.
|t||NBC News reports Ashley Madison faces five lawsuits seeking more than a half-billion dollars in total. Four suits filed in the US allege breach of contract, negligence and violation of various privacy laws. The fifth, filed in Canadian federal court seeks $573 million and class-action status on behalf of Eliot Shore. Meanwhile Security Research Brian Krebs has found emails in the leaked data that appear to show Ashley Madison’s CTO telling the CEO he had gained access to competitor’s user database.||http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ashley-madison-faces-multiple-suits-seeking-more-half-billion-dollars-n415281|
|p||9 to 5 Google reports Google Map Maker has re-opened in 45 more countries. |
The crowd-sourcing tool was shut down in May after "nefarious edits."
Google has chosen “Regional Leads” to insure only legitimate modifications to the map are approved.
Submissions are also reviewed by an automated system that can pass along questionable edits to a Google employee.
|t||ZDNet reports Hortonworks is acquiring Onyara, the company behind open source data flow orchestration project Ni-Fi. Hortonworks will position NiFi as its platform for data in motion and Hadoop as its platform for data at rest. Meanwhile Intel continues to throw money at cloud companies according to TechCrunch. Intel led a $20 million funding round in Blue Data which is essentially Hadoop as a service run on in-premises hardware. Intel and Blue Data engineers will team up and the companies will work on join marketing and sales projects. For those of you involced in enterprise cloud architecture this is all very exciting. YThe rest can just imagine I was saying “Cloud cloud cloud cloud Series C funding, cloud cloud cloud.”||http://www.zdnet.com/article/hortonworks-introduces-dataflow-acquires-apache-nifi-backer-onyara/|
|p||The Verge reports a study by Cyphort found instances of malware served by networks more than tripled between June 2014 and February 2015.|
Cyphort sampled ads in Alexa’s Top 100,000 most-visited domains and found 407 domains served infected ads at the peak.
|t||Reuters reports SK Hynix, the world’s number two DRAM chip maker plans to spend 31 trillion Won ($25.94 billion) to build two ne chip plants in South Korea. The plants would be completed by 2024. SK Hynix competes with Samsung, Micron and Toshiba in the DRAM market. All four companies are very careful to manage capacity and production to not cause a glut. SK Hynix said it will consider market conditions before deciding on specific construction plans.||http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/25/us-sk-hynix-investment-idUSKCN0QU06E20150825|
|p||If you’re in Europe, the Middle East or Africa and want a cheap new Cyanogen OS phone, WileyFox would like your business.|
The UK company announced its £199 Storm with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 615 processor and 20-mpxl camera.
As well as the £129 Swift with a 5-inch display, Snapdragon 410 processor and 13-mpxl camera.
Pre-orders start this week at wileyfox.com with the Swift coming in September and the Storm in October.
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|t||johnsie776 sent us the Ars Technica report that the US federal appeals court for the Third Circuit has ruled that the US Federal Trade Commission may sue companies for poor IT security practices. The FTC and the Wyndham hotels in 2012 for storing credit card information in plain text and failing to use firewalls, among other things. The court found the FTC has the authority to pursue cybersecurity cases as part of its authority to prohibit “unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce.”||http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/08/ftc-can-sue-companies-with-poor-information-security-appeals-court-says/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+arstechnica%2Findex+%28Ars+Technica+-+All+content%29|
|p||starfuryzeta sent us an Engadget report that Sanford Wallace, known as "The Spam King" and also "Spamford Wallace" pled guilty to sending 27 million unwanted messages to Facebook users and violating a court order banning him from Facebook. |
Wallace faces up to three years in jail and a $250,000 fine with sentencing coming December 7th.
|MobileFusion: Research project turns regular mobile phone into 3D scanner - Inside Microsoft Research - Site Home - TechNet Blogs||http://blogs.technet.com/b/inside_microsoft_research/archive/2015/08/24/3d-scans-with-mobile-phones-mobilefusion-research-project.aspx|
|MobileFusion: Real-time Volumetric Surface Reconstruction and Dense Tracking On Mobile Phones||http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2015ISMAR_ondruska.pdf|
|Microsoft's MobileFusion app makes 3D scans, but it may never come to market | PCWorld||http://www.pcworld.com/article/2975051/printers/microsofts-mobilefusion-app-makes-3d-scans-but-it-may-never-come-to-market.html|
|CVG @ ETHZ -||http://cvg.ethz.ch/mobile/|
|Microsoft's MobileFusion app turns an iPhone into a portable 3D scanner | ZDNet||http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-mobilefusion-app-turns-an-iphone-into-a-portable-3d-scanner/|
|Cutting-edge 3D printer prints in 10 materials simultaneously - CNET||http://www.cnet.com/au/news/cutting-edge-3d-printer-prints-in-10-materials-simultaneously/|
|MultiFab: A Machine Vision Assisted Platform for Multi-material 3D Printing | The Computational Fabrication Group||http://cfg.mit.edu/content/multifab-machine-vision-assisted-platform-multi-material-3d-printing|
|Project Tango: Tablet with spatial awareness||https://www.google.com/atap/project-tango/|
|The weird virtual reality of Project Tango||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPR9EFE20Aw|
|Microsoft Research experimenting with app called Mobile Fusion|
- uses consumer phone camera (iPhone 6) to create 3D scans (n additional hardware or network connection)
- Scans detailed enough to use for 3D printing or VR
- Working on cross-platform (Android, iOS, Windows)
- No plans yet for public release
- Paper by Peter Ondruska, ph.D. candidate Oxford, Pushmeet Kohli, MS principal research scientist, andShahram Izadi, a principal researcher
- will present MobileFusion in early October at the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality.
- ETH Zurich app point cloud (no release yet)
- 3D Capture Tool on HP Sprout PC
- Project Tango
2D pictures to 3D model
- 123Dcatch from Autodesk (iOS/Android)
- Shapematic (iOS)
|MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab|
- 3D Printer capable of 10 different materials at once for ~$7,000
- Printer has machine vision for error correction, self-calibration, and scanning
- You can put your smartphone in the scanner and have the printer create a case for it
- UV-curable photopolymers, or plastics that are printed, then cured under UV light. These include a rigid material, an elastic or flexible material, high refractive materials that are used as for anti-reflective coatings and image sensors, low refractive materials that are used for optical adhesives, and a support material.
- Also tested co-polymers, hydrogels and solvent-based materials
- Paper was presented at 2015 SIGGRAPH
|Pick of the day:|
|The CEA Foundation is running a contest which will give away a booth in the Eureka Park section of CES and $2,500 to 5 startup companies. The contest will be based on companies entering a short (3 minutes or less) video highlighting how their technology improves the lives of seniors or people with disabilities. Full details including the contest rules and entry form can be found at http://www.ce.org/Foundation/videocontest.aspx. Entries are due before 11:59PM Eastern on September 18th. |
I know there are people doing amazing work throughout the DTNS audience. If any have companies that would qualify for this contest we’d love to have them submit. It’s a great way to highlight just a few of the innovations being created that improve people’s lives.
Steve Ewell, Executive Director of the CEA Foundation
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|Messages of the day (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Hi Tom and Crew|
Fridays show there was some discussion about the deletion of records of Ashley Madison.
From what I understand it's a Canadian company and under Canadian Tax laws companies must keep records for 7 years. As someone who works for a large National Corporation this means name, address, and last 4 digits of a credit card if used as a reference.
So yes Ashley Madison may delete the front end but they are required to keep a back end for disputed charges and for Tax investigation of the books.
Most are never looked at but as I use to manage a portion of the paperwork due my job it needed 5o be maintained just in case.
And yes its a pain to pull details from a 5 year old file but is sometimes needed.
Even bankrupt companies most files I believe go into a mass storage location for a time.
Nigel aka Bobafettish
For me the worry of the Right To Be Forgotten seems to be increasing interference form governments into the Internet itself. …
This viewpoint surprises me as I don't consider myself to be a libertarian and will trust the government to do certain things rightly in life….
I come with this viewpoint as someone who lives in a country where government has regulated and controlled media very closely for decades. Anyone who has a permit to publish can have their permit eliminated without question. Their control over the Internet has been more limited relatively but they are frequently clamping down on that, and what you say in the Internet that offends another person can be used to prosecute you. Not to mention them blocking websites that do not benefit them. We're far from becoming China (the ultimate doomsday scenario in my opinion), but it's far from free. I'm also not saying the U.S. and EU are becoming this, not anytime soon anyways but it's worrying nevertheless.
In the large scheme of things, Right to Be Forgotten isn't really that important, but the overall theme of government intervention does worry me.
|Do you have a right not to be mistaken?|
In the ongoing discussion about "Right to be forgotten", you discuss the idea of someone being dogged by an old news story that just won't go away even though the person is different now from when the item was originally written.
In my case, I have a fairly uncommon last name, but there is another person out there with the same first and last name as me who takes tasteful, but erotic photography. It's not pornography, but it's also not something I want to be associated with. While I have established a good reputation for myself in my industry and I come up frequently when a google search is done, the top hits are all for this photographer.
In this case, I don't need something I did to be forgotten, but I will suffer the same consequences when a job interviewer goes to look me up before my interview and has a nagging question in his mind of, "Is this guy that photographer?" Is a law going to be passed to protect me? Same problem, just different cause.
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