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|This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday Sept 8, I'm Tom Merritt|
|t||As I mentioned yesterday on the headlines show, Apple will announce something tomorrow April 9 at 10 AM. That's what I announced on yesterday's show because I was in a post-DragonCon haze and forgot what month it is. As many of you pointed out, this is September. And the Apple announcement will take place tomorrow SEPTEMBER 9th at 10 AM. We'll talk about that they announced on tomorrow's show with Scott Johnson and Adam Christianson.|
|t||ZDNEt’s Mary Jo Foley passes along that Microsoft announced that Dell, HP and Avanade/Accenture will resell Surface Pro Tablets and add enterprise level service support and software. Dell will add things like a warranty, configuration and deployment and more. Avanade will install existing apps from Accenture and build more. HP has yet to detail plans.||http://www.zdnet.com/article/dell-hp-to-resell-microsofts-surface-pro-tablets/|
|p||An Adblock Plus browser is now available for Android and iOS for free. |
An Android version has been in beta since May. It was banned from the Google Play store for interfering with other services and then being re-listed.
The Next Web notes that iOS 9’s forthcoming system blocks ads before the load.
Tech Crunch reports that Microsoft purchased cloud security firm Adallom for more than $250 million. Adallom is a cloud services security broker providing users data and application access control with services like Salesforce, Box, Dropbox, ServiceNow, Ariba and Office 365. Microsoft says Adallom will add to Microsoft's cloud security offerings including Advanced Threat Analytics.
|p||CNET Reports that Jawbone has added automatic sleep tracking to its Up2, Up3, and Up4 activity trackers. |
The Up3 and Up4 now have passive heart rate tracking as well, and the Up2 has been redesigned, with two thin straps and a more secure hook clasp.
The company will replace old Up2 models with the newer one for any users that have had problems with the old clasp.
The Up2 costs $100 and is available in six colors.
The Up3 costs $180, and both are available now.
|t||Raspberry Pi’s official 7” 800 x 480 touch screen display is now available for $60. An update to Rasbian OS will support 10 finger input and an on-screen keyboard. The display connects through the Pi’s GPIO and DSI ports. The Raspberry Pi touchscreen is sold thorugh the Swag Store, RS Components, Allied Electronics and Premier Farnell now with other stores getting stock later this week. Though it's been selling out fast.||http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2015/09/08/official-7-raspberry-pi-touchscreen-display-now-available-to-buy-for-60/|
|p||Thanks to runawaysnail for the iDigitalTimes article pointing to a study from German security firm G Data. |
The study discovered more than a million new malware files for Android, an increase of 25% since the second half of 2014.
G Data also found more examples of malware installed before purchase and believe this is not the fault of manufacturers but rather resellers.
|t||efc88 let us know that Jonathan Petit, Principal Scientist at Security Innovation used a low-power laser and a pulse generator to fool car Lidar into believe obstacles existed that weren’t there. Lidar is used in many cars for collision prevention and is a key sensor in self-driving cars. Petit’s system recorded the unencrypted pulses from an IBEO Lux lidar unit. He’ll present his findings at Black Hat Europe in November.||http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/self-driving/researcher-hacks-selfdriving-car-sensors|
|p||TechCrunch reports the GoPro Odyssey camera array with 16 Hero4 Black cameras that can shoot 360-degree video for VR— is available for purchase!|
You just need to apply.
If GoPro and Google find you qualified you get the ability to spend $16,000 on the rig.
But hey you get the Google Jump Assembler for compiling the video for VR.
|t||The Next Web reports the German Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure said that by 2018, all of Germany will have internet speed of at least 50 Mbps, 10 times faster than the current global average for broadband. 70% of Germans have 50 megs and the the government will set aside €2.7 billion for the other 30% through local community initiatives like the Wirtschaftlichkeitslückenmodell”, in which the community fully builds and owns municipal broadband and the “Betreibermodell”, in which the community builds the infrastructure and leases the pipes to larger companies.||http://thenextweb.com/eu/2015/09/08/germany-promises-50mbps-broadband-for-all-10-times-faster-than-global-average-speeds/|
|p||StrikitRich1 tipped us off to Verizon’s plans to begin field trials on 5G wireless within the next 12 months and have some commercial deployment by 2017 according to Verizon’s chief information and technology architect, Roger Gurnani.|
5G connections are expected to be 30-50 times faster than current 4G implementations as well as be more battery efficient and have less lag.
CNET notes South Korea hopes to have a trial network up in time for the 2018 winter olympics. Japan aims to have a 5G network running for 2020 Summer olympics. And China is pushing aggressively to roll out 5G.
|t||A new York Times report previewed Microsoft’s return to court over a warrant for emails stored in Ireland but also reported another skirmish. Apple reportedly received a court order fromt he US Justice Deprtment this summer demanding real-time access to an iMessage account. Apple responded that encryption made the request impossible. Apple did hand over backups of the user’s messaging history stored on iCloud.||http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/08/us/politics/apple-and-other-tech-companies-tangle-with-us-over-access-to-data.html?referrer=&_r=0|
|p||Ubisoft has announced it’s partnering with Malaysian amusement park developer RSG on a 100,000 square foot indoor park in Kuala Lumpur featuring Ubisoft-themed rides and amusements.|
The park is expected to open in 2020.
Ubisoft previously produced the Rabbids dark ride for the Futuroscope theme park in France.
|t||HobbitfromPA sent us the Ars Technica report about SPACE WHISKY. Scottish whiskey distillery Ardberg teamed up with aerospace company NanoRacks to send unmatured whisky to the International Space Station, as part of a scientific experiment to determine the effects of microgravity conditions on terpin, an organic compound found in whisky.
Three years later, SPACE WHISKY returned to earth and underwent all important taste tests. Verdict: SPACE WHISKEY tastes different than a control batch of EARTH WHISKY.
According to tasters, the ISS sample had an "intense and rounded" aroma, with notes of antiseptic smoke, rubber, smoked fish and a curious, perfumed note, like cassis or violet," and woody tones leading to a "beefy aroma."
The taste was "very focused” and an aftertaste that was "intense and long, with hints of wood, antiseptic lozenges and rubbery smoke." YUM?
|NEWS FROM YOU|
|Rivals Try to Reinvent Xiaomi Business Model||http://www.wsj.com/article_email/rivals-try-to-reinvent-xiaomi-business-model-1441658086-lMyQjAxMTE1NTAxODQwODg0Wj|
|ZTE rises to five in US||http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-03/zte-s-cheap-phones-quietly-winning-the-u-s-|
|$50 Amazon tablet||http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/07/us-amazon-tablet-idUSKCN0R726220150907?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|SECOND MOVER ADVANTAGE DAY|
Xiaomi captured large marketshare in China with budget approach. Cheap phones, sell services and accessories. 15.9% Q2
- Lenovo spinoff ZUK: high-end phone $280, online sales
- Huawei #2 15.7% (Honor line) shipments grew 48% qoq in Q2 but profitability coming from upscale phones
- antivirus maker Qihoo 360 has a Qiku brand phone
- Video streamer LeTV has LeMax phone. Plans to lose money indefinitely on the phone acc. Feng Xin, smartphone chief
- Wingtech designs and produces phones and provides big data and app stores for Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo
|ALL these models require a big enough marketshare to make money off users after purchase|
- 1H15 China market is huge. 209 million smartphones v.s US 75 million: acc. Canalys
- BUT IDC shows Q1 shipments in China shrunk 4.3% yoy
ZTE not in top 5 in China but number 4 in US. Revenue not growing.
- Xiaomi has a patent hurdle overseas
WSJ rumors Amazon to sell $50 tablet
|Pick of the day:|
|Brian writes: "I'd like to bring everyone's attention to Russ Pitts' Kickstarter for his Stage of Development series of videogame documentaries. I usually wouldn't promote someone else's Kickstarter like this but I really don't want to see this one fail. Russ was responsible for the excellent Human Angle video series at Polygon and with this project he hopes to continue in the same vein. DTNS listeners might remember him as an occasional guest of the show and as the head writer and producer of the original The Screen Savers on TechTV. I don't know what else to say, I really want this series to be made."||https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/russpitts/bring-the-human-stories-of-video-games-to-life|
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|SgtCisco wrote in with a good word for the Samsung Gear S wearable. “I use it daily. I'm not supposed to have a phone where I work and since I was using Samsung's S Health app to track my steps and note …when pain levels became less than tolerable on my knees and ankle … I decided a watch was ideal. The Gear S in particular because since it IS a standalone phone, … When I leave the phone behind in my bag or in the car when I go biking, the phone automatically forwards calls and texts to the watch after I exceed about 33 feet away from my phone. It tracks my movements, let's me store music on it or stream it, has Bluetooth so I can wear earphones and still stay in touch. Voice recognition is MUCH slower than the android wear offerings, but it works. It lasts me a whole day and the included charger is a plus. |
Adonis, a.k.a SgtCisco
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