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|PB||This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday August 18th, I'm Patrick Beja, filling in for Tom Merritt who is on assignment.|
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|PB||Marc Gurman of 9 to 5 Mac has lots and lots of details about the upcoming next gen Apple TV. |
According to his sources, the new Apple TV will be the first model to run a full iOS core -- essentially an optimized version of iOS 9.
Some other likely updates: a slimmer, wider plastic body, a new remote control with new, more tactile keys, with touch-based input and gesture support.
According to Gurman, support for Siri is a strong bet, as is system-wide search.
The new Apple TV will include a new processor, a dual core A8 variant, a big leap in storage space, and of course a refreshed user interface. So many more details in the article so make sure to check it out.
|AS||Tech Crunch reports that Google has partnered with TP-Link to launch OnHub, its own Wireless Router. |
OnHub is designed for easy setup with auto updates and support for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, Smart Ready, Weave and 802.15.4.
The router features speeds up to 1900 Mbps in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies via 12 antennas with one congestion-sensing antenna.
OnHub comes with 4GB of storage and uses a dimmable light ring with four color indicators in place of the typical array of blinking lights.
The router is controlled via an iOS or Android app and will sell for about $200 on the Google Play store, Amazon, Walmart.com and retail stores in the US and Canada.
Google plans on launching a similar device with ASUS.
|PB||NBCUniversal will partner with and invest $200 million into BuzzFeed. |
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti wrote a blog post saying the partnership will extend the site's reach to TV and Film.
BuzzFeed has also signed an agreement with Yahoo! JAPAN to launch BuzzFeed Japan as a joint venture and formed a series of partnerships with Facebook’s Instant Articles, Snapchat’s Discover, and Apple’s forthcoming News app, with additional ones in he near future.
BuzzFeed believes these ventures and partnerships will expand its audience, and NBC was like OMFG, LOL, WIN!
|AS||The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Commerce Department has delayed its plans to give up oversight of internet administrator ICANN.|
The department said it would renew its contract with ICANN for one year, with an option to extend for another three years.
Critics of the plan expressed concerns that it would allow influence by foreign governments with less tolerance for free expression.
|PB||A new study by research firm MusicWatch shows that 48% of Apple Music users have stopped using the service, and only 11% of iOS users have tried the streaming service so far. |
The Verge reports that the 11% is on par with iTunes music purchases by iOS users. Sixty one percent of Apple Music users have already turned off auto-renewal for the service.
The study does show that 64% of current users said they were "extremely" or "very likely" to pay for an Apple Music subscription following the free trial period, which concludes on September 30 for those that signed up on launch day.
|AS||Some news out of the Intel Developer's Conference today: |
Intel and Google announced they are working together on a Project Tango developer kit using Intel’s RealSense 3D Camera.
Engadget reports that the kit looks like a 6” screen-sized smartphone with a slew of cameras on the rear.
The RealSense-powered kit should give developers a better idea of how to create 3D-mapping apps.
Intel RealSense is a platform for implementing gesture-based Human-Computer Interaction techniques, and "Project Tango" is an Android smartphone-based device which tracks the 3D motion of the device, and creates a 3D model of the environment around it.
|PB||Google has launched Android One in Africa one year after it first launched in India.|
Android One is a standard created for mobile services in developing countries.
The Hot 2 smartphone from Infinix runs Android One and has dual-SIM slots, a quad-core MediaTek processor, an FM radio tuner and 16 GB internal memory.
It will be available in retail outlets in Nigeria today, and through online retailer Jumia, which will also sell the phone in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Kenya and Morocco. Google plans to launch an offline feature for YouTube in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Egypt later this year.
|http://venturebeat.com/2015/08/18/one-year-after-launch-google-brings-android-one-to-africa-starting-with-6-countries/||Economictimes from India reports Android One not in development by the hardware manufacturers, curious expanding to Africa: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/software/google-unable-to-make-a-huge-success-of-its-android-one/articleshow/47622492.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst|
|AS||VentureBeat reports that Britain will officially implement an age ratings program for online music videos. |
The program was piloted last year by the British Board of Film Classification, Vevo, YouTube and the UK branches of Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music.
The age ratings program will be voluntary, and only applies to music videos produced in the UK, but the government is now working on a program to involve other music companies, including independents.
|PB||TechRadar reports that Google Hangouts has its own website at hangouts.google.com. |
So you no longer have to start a hangout through Google+ or your Gmail account.
The site features three large buttons for video calls, phone calls or sending messages.
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|PB||tm204 & starfuryzeta both sent us the troubling news that The Internal Revenue Service said hackers gained access to as many as 330,000 accounts and attempted to break into an additional 280,000. That's more than twice as many as initially reported in May. |
The Wall Street Journal reports that the attacks resulted in stolen Social Security and other data acquired elsewhere being used to gain access to prior-year tax returns for about 225,000 households.
The IRS has previously said that to obtain taxpayer information through the system, hackers had to navigate a multistep authentication process requiring personal knowledge about the taxpayers which the IRS officials believe came from aggregating personal data from multiple sources.
The IRS said it would notify affected taxpayers and take other steps, including offering free credit protection and special identification numbers to reduce instances of tax-refund fraud.
|AS||spsheridan submitted a very responsibly titled item to our subreddit which read "Boston Dynamics continuing to make progress with human-like robotic balancing and movements". |
Then we clicked through and saw the real headline on Cult of Mac "Google robots can now chase you like a Terminator".
Turns out the robotics company released video footage of its upgraded Atlas BOT, which is currently focused on "balance and dynamics" and certainly NOT chasing you through the woods in super terrifying slo-motion.
|JJ||Finally, KAPT_KIPPER has some concerns about updated terms of service for Windows 10.|
The language in question reads "We may automatically check your version of the software and download software updates or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorized hardware peripheral devices."
Which is, you know, a little concerning.
But The Verge thinks that it applies specifically to XBox services ON Windows 10, similar to what Microsoft has been making you agree to for years on your actual XBOX, and NOT Windows 10 itself. And this it's probably unlikely that there will be such a draconian software search in the actual operating system.
DTNS reached out to noted technology analyst Tom Merritt in Detroit, who said "it sounds like a TOS issue targeted at Xbox and sloppily written. Cue revised terms of service in 3….2…."
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|Facebook Notes revamp||http://www.wired.com/2015/08/facebook-notes-redesign/|
|Facebook Notes revamp set to battle Medium and Twitter||http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2015/08/17/through-the-medium-of-facebook/|
|Facebook wants you to blog||http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/17/9164681/facebook-notes-are-still-alive-blogging-platform|
|- New posts made through Facebook Notes are wider, include a big cover image, and are presented with large clean text and a clear headline.|
- "We’re testing an update to Notes to make it easier for people to create and read longer-form stories on Facebook," a Facebook spokesperson tells The Verge.
- the test only appears to be available to a small group of people.
|A while ago, Notes let Facebook users post blog-like entries on their Wall (back when Walls were a thing), but that hasn't really been necessary since Facebook started raising the character limit on statuses|
|Graphical representation of new word limit.||http://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/facebookcharacterlimit-582x369.jpg|
|PB||Pick of the day:|
|Scott wrote us with his pick of the day: |
"My pick is MultCloud.
I recently had an error where OneDrive irreversibly lost a couple gigs of my photos and documents.
I decided to buy an external backup drive and also to grab my remaining files and move to Google Drive.
Multcloud made this processes incredibly simple, I simply logged in to my old OneDrive account and my new Google Drive account on the site and the remaining 80 gigs of files were transferred over easily over their servers.
While the service is free, there is a 2TB limit but you can get unlimited transfers by making a facebook or google+ post."
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|Good Morning from (insert weather/location here) I wish to remain anonymous for this one please.|
In reference to yesterday's discussion on Amazon and the treatment of employees. I'll state the obvious by stating that topic simply made the show because it was Amazon...nothing really tech about it. As was stated several times there are "crappy to work for" companies all over the place.
I've worked for a Global U.S. based bank and it's the exact same philosophy for one reason...profits. In the instance of the bank, each year we laid off the bottom 10%. If I had 10 outstanding employee's....One of them had to go....then the company would re-organize which allowed them to "re-open" the head count.
If a bank that makes several Billion in profits per quarter does this....Imagine what a retailer with no margins has to do in order to make any profits. I whole hardheartedly disagree with the approach but there is nothing illegal about it...As American Citizens we have to right to stay or go.
One interesting fact....The bank I'm referencing and Amazon both have the exact same employer rating on glassdoor so the news article is not surprising.
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