|TITLE:||GUEST & TITLE: Darren Kitchen, founder of hak5.org & Patrick Norton, co-host of TekThing & TWiCH|
URL: https://twitter.com/hak5darren & https://twitter.com/patricknorton
|Stories subject to change up until showtime|
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|dk||This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday July 28th, I'm Darren Kitchen and I'm here with Patrick Norton to fill in while Tom is on assignment! And of course Jennie and Roger are here to keep the lights on...|
|dk||And now let's take a look at the headlines|
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|jj||CNET reports that Motorola unveiled the Moto X Style today. It will be renamed Moto X Pure Edition for the US and features universal LTE banding to allow it work on any carrier. The phone has a 5.7-inch quad high-definition display, a 21-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing wide-angle lens camera, quick charge ability that charges the battery to 34 percent in 15 minutes, a soft-grip back, and can be customized via Moto Maker. It will be available in September at $399 for an unlocked phone. |
Also unveiled -- the Moto Play, with a 5.5” HD screen, a 3,630-mAh battery, that can last two days on a single charge, 8 hours of charge in 15 minutes using its quick charge capability. It also has a 21-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Play smartphone will be available in August, and will sell for $300 to $400 less than competitor’s high-end phones.
Finally Motorola showed off a revamped version of the Moto G. It comes with a waterproof coating, an updated 13MP camera, and a 5MP front facing camera and come with 4G LTE standard. The G is available today for $179.99.
|Chinese low-cost premium smartphone maker OnePlus announced the OnePlus 2, the successor to last year’s OnePlus One. |
According to Android Authority, the phone comes with a Full HD 5.5” screen, 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 810 processor, 3300mAh battery, dual-SIM support, 32GB or 64GB of storage, a special alert slider and ships with Oxygen OS, a custom in-house ROM based on Android 5.
One of the key features in Oxygen OS is Shelf letting users swipe right on home screen to access frequently used apps and contacts.
The device will support AT&T and T-Mobile’s LTE networks in the US and be sold unlocked. The 64GB version will sport 4GB of RAM and be available in the US Aug 11th for $389.
A cheaper 16GB model with 3GB of RAM will be available later for $329.
|jj||9 to 5 mac reports that T-Mobile has announced that the company is adding Apple Music to its Music Freedom free streaming service. |
T-Mobile customers stream up to 131 million songs a day from 33 streaming services without impacting their data usage.
CEO John Legere also announced that anyone buying an iPhone6 this summer will get a free upgrade to the yet unannounced next gen iPhone.
Darren and Patrick will have much more to say about this in the discussion section.
|PN||Reuters reports that German regulators have ordered Facebook to allow people to use pseudonyms on the site. |
The Hamburg Data Protection Authority ruled changing usernames and asking for ID to prove real names was a violation of users privacy rights A woman complained to the watchdog organization after Facebook blocked her account for using a pseudonym, requested her ID, and unilaterally changed her username.
Facebook has maintained that it should only be subject to Irish law, which is where the company has its European Headquarters.
|DK||PC World is reporting that Intel and Micron have created a new class of non-volatile memory between flash and DRAM. |
The new technology called 3D Xpoint is a 1000 times faster than NAND flash but slower than DRAM.
However 3D XPoint has an endurance 1000 times greater than flash.
It could fit in anywhere rapid access to large amounts of data is required, including as a high-speed cache.
3D XPoint will ship in sample quantities later this year and arrive in products next year.
|PN||Multiple indie game developers told Gamasutra that Ouya has told them they won’t be receiving thousands of dollars owed to them from Ouya’s ‘Free The Games’ fund. |
The matching fund was meant to secure indie exclusives for the Ouya console for six months by matching their Kickstarter amount.
The contract for the funds included a clause stating that bankruptcy or insolvency would nullify the agreement, and Ouya claims that their acquisition by Razer falls under this clause.
|jj||Engadget reports that you can now mute people who Periscope too much. |
To mute someone, open their profile and tap the button next to the "following" icon.
Their broadcasts will still appear in your feed when you open the app, but they will no longer interrupt you.
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|PN||KAPT_Kipper sent us the Re/code report that Reddit’s head of community has left the company. |
Jessica Moreno has been with the company since 2011.
She is the fourth senior female employee to exit the company in less than a month.
|DK||StarfuryZeta sent us this story from IT World detailing how Brink’s CompuSafe Galileo can be opened with a USB stick and 100 lines of code. |
Brinks claims the CompuSafe helps stores eliminate deposit discrepancies, reduce theft and free staff from recounting and auditing cash.
However, Daniel Petro and Oscar Salazar of Security company Bishop Fox brought a used Galileo CompuSafe off eBay and managed to crack it by taking advantage of the fully functional USB port on the side they bypassed the authentication application, access the embedded Windows XP backend, and enabled admin control letting them access the safe's database and log files.
Their findings will be described at the Def Con Hacking Conference next month in Las Vegas.
Brinks has not fixed the problem due to a somewhat complicated supply chain.
Brinks designed the safe, but the software is actually made by another company called FireKing Security Group.
|jj||And finally, KAPT_Kipper sent us the happy, happy news that two filmmakers who made a documentary about the song “Happy Birthday” and had to pay $1500 for the privilege of using the song, may have found the “smoking birthday candle” to get their money back. |
Filmmaker Jennifer Nelson sued Warner/Chappell and represents a class of plaintiffs who have paid similar licensing fees. During discovery, Warner/Chappel sent Nelson’s lawyers a batch of documents, which included a 1927 version of “happy birthday” which would make the song’s copyright expired.
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|T-Mobile adds free Apple Music cellular streaming, offers free next-gen iPhone upgrades to iPhone 6 buyers||http://9to5mac.com/2015/07/28/t-mobile-apple-music-iphone-6-upgrade/|
|T-Mobile adds Apple Music to its data-free music streaming plan||http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/28/9057813/t-mobile-music-freedom-apple-music-streaming-data-cap|
|Facebook opens up Internet.org to all mobile operators||http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/27/9049449/facebook-internet-org-mobile-operators|
|What we’ve learned from one year of Internet.org||http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2015/07/28/what-weve-learned-from-one-year-of-internet-org/|
|After Internet.org Backlash, Facebook Opens Portal To Court More Operators||http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/27/facebook-internet-org-one/|
|One Year In: Internet.org Free Basic Services||https://internet.org/press/one-year-in-internet-dot-org-free-basic-services|
|JJ||Pick of the day: The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges’ Library of Babel by William Bloch|
|Rich from Lovely Cleveland has our pick of the day:|
"I thought I would suggest the book The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges’ Library of Babel by William Bloch. As the title suggests, it looks at the mathematical implications of the universe proposed in the short story “The Library of Babel” by Jorge Luis Borges, which posits a universe made up of a library with books containing every combination of 1.3 million characters (Borges assumes 25 characters including space and punctuation). The key to the piece is “unimaginable”, for while its relatively easy to calculate the implications of such a universe, Bloch goes to great lengths to show how impossible it is to wrap our minds around the sheer scale. Bloch goes through the necessary dimensions for such a library and discovers that it would exceed the estimated volume of the observable universe several times, even if each book were the size of a grain of sand (the library contains roughly 251,312,000 books). Bloch takes it in weirder directions from there, and it’s a real treat for both math and literature geeks (I’m a huge Borges geek, so it was a must read). Thought your audience might enjoy."
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