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|This is the Daily Tech News for Monday, Oct 26th 2015 I'm Tom Merritt|
|t||HouseofBrick wanted to make sure we mentioned Europe’s parliament will vote Tuesday on a proposal to ensure net neutrality with some exceptions. Parliament approved rules in April 2014 but the European Council has added amendments requiring a new vote. Exceptions would be granted to specialized services, zero-rating without regulatory oversight, impending traffic congestion, and discrimination based on class, such as prioritizing video over email. Amendments to close loopholes and clarify the exceptions are on the table. An open letter opposing the new rules has been sent to legislators signed by several leading venture capital firms, silicon valley companies like Netflix and Kickstarter and World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/26/9614374/net-neutrality-europe-vote-whats-at-stake|
|v||Microsoft’s new flagship store opened on Fifth Avenue in New York Monday October 26th. The Surface Pro 4 and SurfaceBook went into general release as well. A new flagship store in Sydney is due before the end of the year. Microsoft has more than 110 stores in the US Canada and Puerto rico.||http://www.pcworld.com/article/2997227/computers/microsoft-plunges-deeper-into-retail-with-flagship-new-york-store.html|
|t||LG’s 5.7-inch V10 Smartphone with an always on display bar across the top will be available for pre order from AT&T on Oct 27th and from T-Mobile on Oct 28th. AT&T will offer either a black or opal blue phone and will cost $250 with a 2-year contract or $29/month on a 2-year installment. Early buyers can score a 200GB microSD card, extra battery and charging cradle. T-Mobile will sell theirs for $25/month on a 2-year plan or for $600. The phones will be in T-Mobile stores Oct 30th and in AT&T stores Nov 6th. ||http://www.engadget.com/2015/10/26/lg-v10-att-t-mobile-availability/|
|v||The New York Times posted a story about the difficulties promoting Internet.org's Free Basics by Facebook service in India. Criticisms include the stripped-down features of free apps, spotty service from Internet.org’s Wireless local partners, phone card sellers who promote non internet.org internet options and Internet advocates who see the service as an attempt by Facebook to overwhelm local competitors and become the de-facto Internet gatekeeper in the country. ||http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/26/technology/facebook-meets-skepticism-in-bid-to-expand-internet-in-india.html|
|t||Reuters has seen documents showing New York’s state’s attorney general is probing whether three ISPs have been delivering internet speeds as promised. The Attorney General sent letters to Verizon, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable Friday asking for copies of disclosures made to customers as well as any speed test data. The investigation will even look at interconnection agreements to see if business disputes cause slow service.||http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/26/us-internet-probe-new-york-idUSKCN0SK0AH20151026?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|v||spsherdian passed along Boing Boing’s post that Fight for the Future claims Facebook has been welcoming the US Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act in private meetings despite being a member of the CCIA which is publicly opposed to the bill. Facebook itself has declined to take a public position on CISA. A final vote on the bill in the US Senate is scheduled for Tuesday. ||https://boingboing.net/2015/10/24/petition-facebook-betrayed-us.html|
|t||Allen98311 submitted this one. The New York Times reports US defense and intelligence officials are concerned about Russian submarine activities near underwater communication cables. The US could be worried that Russia might tap the cables as the US has done in the past though the Times reports officials also fear Russia cutting the cables. China raised similar concerns about US activity in the south China sea in 2009.||http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/26/world/europe/russian-presence-near-undersea-cables-concerns-us.html|
|v||Bloomberg reports that Google’s Greg Corrado says a system that uses machine learning, nicknamed RankBrain helps deal with the 15% of daily queries that the search engine has never seen before. RankBrain has become the third most important signal contributing to the result of a search query.||http://www.engadget.com/2015/10/26/google-rankbrain-search-ai/|
|t||ZDNet has a report on how a switch to the SHA2 cryptographic hashing algorithm could cause a problem for people on older browsers. SHA1 is being retired next year and some say it should be phased out faster. Certificate authorities will only issue SHA2 certificates starting midnight January 1, 2016. Once a site switches to SHA2 it’s secure versions cannot be seen by older browsers, older feature phones or anyone running Windows XP SP2 or Android 2.2 or older. The percentage of those users is low worldwide but estimated to be in the double digits in China, Africa and India.||http://www.zdnet.com/article/as-sha1-winds-down-sha2-leap-will-leave-millions-stranded/?linkId=18208342|
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|Twitter Partners With CBS News On Second Democratic Debate | TechCrunch||http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/26/twitter-partners-with-cbs-news-on-second-democratic-debate/?ncid=rss|
|Scenes From A Multiverse - Life In An Ordinary Multiverse by Jon Rosenberg||http://amultiverse.com/comic/2015/10/26/blathr/|
|Facebook is unleashing universal search across its entire social network | The Verge||http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/22/9587122/new-facebook-search-all-public-posts|
|Twitter launches Moments, its dead-simple tab for browsing the best tweets | The Verge||http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/6/9457267/twitter-moments-project-lightning|
|Twitter partnering with CBS on pre-primary Presidential debate Nov. 14 (Twitter earnings are tomorrow)|
- will provide real-time data and insghts as well as live reactions and questions
- Twitter created moments to show you a snapshot of current events
Facebok previously partnered with Fox News and CNN on two previous debates
- Last week Facebook announced search will now surface posts from non-connections sectioned off into parts headed by authoritative news sources
- Scenes from A Multiverse parodies the problems of getting news from social nets
|Q: Social networks want to be news sources and provide info to journalists|
Q: Is this a new adjunct to news?
Q: Can this ‘save’ Twitter? Will it encourage participation
Q: Do social networks provide meaningful info about current events?
Q: How can we possibly sort through social media to find what's really going on?
|Twitter Monthly active users ended Q2 with 316M, up 15% YoY.||Oct. 12, 2015: CBS Evening News, 6.6m viewers // The Sept Ep of 60 Minutes w. Putin & Trump intvus|
15 million viewers (non-trump around 10m)
|Facebook: 1.49 billion monthly active users as of June 30, 2015|
1.31 billion mobile monthly active users as of June 30, 2015
|Comscore U.S. online activity at the top digital media properties (Sept 2015 desktop + mobile) Unique Visitors/Viewers (000)|
1. Google sites: 245,067
2. Facebook: 215,869
3. Yahoo sites: 209,770
(top 3 are some slight growth but mostly stable)
7. CBS Interactive 148,551 (up from #10 / 131,637 in may)
11. Twitter 119,574 (up from #18 w/ 104,217 in may)
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It's pretty cool, and I found out that Shawn Wei is my Twitter BFF! :)
There are two months left on the project so check it out!
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|Not discussed in the coverage of the Ember travel mug was the most onerous requirement of any travel mug, cleaning. I'm presuming its not dishwasher safe. Therefore, not only will you have to hand wash the push-button lid (which I never know how to wash both adequately to clean but not so much that all coffee will taste like soap), but you'll also be responsible for hand washing a $130 mug. Maybe this is a hoi polloi problem, but I don't know if I'm comfortable washing something that's one slip away from being a $130 paper weight (its like if washing your dishes by hand would risk you shattering all of them at once). Plus then these phrases will enter my lexicon:|
"Dang, I lost the Bluetooth connection to my mug"
"Where did I put my mug charger?"
Also, why do I need to be able to adjust the temp both on the mug and via the phone? In what situation is the mug not accessible to me, but changing its temperature is still important (I understand maintaining a set temp)? Similarly, I'd assume that most people would have a fixed preference for coffee temp, so why do I need a physical solution to do this like its going to be something I'll do several times a day. I could only see it causing accidentally changing the temp, or introducing something that can fail over time. Including them both introduces increased complexity and potential complications with no real benefit for duplicate functionality.
I'm not trying to hate on coffee achievement, but I have concerns.
WHY AM I GETTING UPSET ABOUT A COFFEE MUG
<grumble grumble> get off my lawn, etc, etc.
Rich from Lovely Cleveland
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