|TITLE:||GUEST & TITLE: Kevin Purdy, writer for wirecutter & the Sweethome & Veronica Belmont, DTNS contributor|
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|Stories subject to change up until showtime|
|This is the Daily Tech News for Monday Sept 14th I'm Tom Merritt|
|Veronica Belmont & Kevin Purdy|
|t||Microsoft sent out invites to a media briefing for Tuesday October 6th at 10 AM eastern in New York saying it has some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices. The Verge expects the Surface Pro 4, the Lumia 950 and 950 SL phones, and the Microsoft Band will be announced.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/14/9322809/microsoft-surface-pro-4-lumia-950-october-6th-event|
|v||CNBC quotes an Apple statement on iPhone sales saying the company is “on pace to beat last year's 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale Sept. 25." FBR Capital Markets says back-order times indicate strong sales especially in the Chinese market.||http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/14/apple-we-are-on-pace-to-beat-last-years-iphone-first-weekend-record.html|
|t||Google has appointed John Krafcik as CEO of its self-driving vehicle project. Krafcick is a mechanical engineer who has worked at Ford and Hyundai and was most recently president of TrueCar, an online car sales company. CNET reports Sarah Hunter head of Policy for Google X said last week Google wants to make a few hundred self-driving vehicles from the ground up and considering developing and selling autonomous vehicles. ||http://www.cnet.com/news/google-revs-up-self-driving-car-efforts/#ftag=CAD590a51e|
|v||Nintendo has named former managing director and head of HR, Tatsumi Kimishima as its new President. Kimishima previously served as CEO of Nintendo of America. The Verge reports Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda, who had been running Nintendo in interim roles, have been given new titles as well: Takeda has been named Technology Fellow and Minamoto, is now Creative Fellow.||http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/14/9321971/nintendos-new-president-is-tatsumi-kimishima|
|t||ABP Live reports that Google will bring free high speed WiFi access to almost 400 railway stations in India. Google is partnering with Indian Railways on the project which will give users free internet for the first 34 minutes with reduced speed after that. The first phase of the project should be live in four months.||http://www.abplive.in/gadget/2015/09/12/article712188.ece/Google-to-provide-free-WiFi-across-400-railway-stations-in-India|
|v||spsheridan and hobbitfromPA submitted stories about DARPA’s successful project that enabled a paralyzed patient to feel pressure on fingers of a prosthetic hand. Signals were routed from torque sensors in the prosthesis to electrodes attached to the volunteer’s sensory cortex. The prosthesis used in the experiment was created by the Applied Physics Lab at John Hopkins University. DARPA reports nearly 100% accuracy in initial tests. The results have yet to be peer reviewed and published. ||http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-09/14/darpa-creates-feeling-prosthetic-arm|
|t||Intel announced the launch of the Automatic Security Review Board to improve system security on cars. Members of the board will perform ongoing security tests and audits and create best practice recommendations and design suggestions. The board will consist of “top security talent” and will provide the board with the company’s advanced development platforms for research. A first version of automotive cybersecurity best practices has been published.||http://www.cnet.com/news/intel-launches-automotive-security-board-to-tackle-connected-car-security-risks/#ftag=CAD590a51e|
|v||The Deputy Head of Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service said today that Google is abusing its dominant position in the market for pre-installed app stores and within 10 days Russia will send an official order for Google to terminate such abuse. Search engine Yandex filed the complaint based on the fact that Google-authorized versions of Android require Google to be set as the default search engine. TechCrunch reports Yandex has 60% of the Russian search market while Android is on 86% of all smartphones sold in Russia.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/14/russia-says-google-has-violated-competition-rules-with-android-yandex-stock-jumps/?ncid=rss|
|t||mattblackcube sent us the PCMag report that TomTom launched a new system called RoadDNA, to allow makers of self-driving cars to integrate accurate location information into on board systems. RoadDNA captures real-time lateral and longitudinal views of the road so a vehicle can know where it is on the road even at high speeds. RoadlDNA is designed to be conscious of "vehicle data storage and processing limitations."||http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2491199,00.asp|
|v||PC Mag reports on Xerox Parc’s proof-of-concept chip made of Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Why made of glass? So it can self-destruct. It was developed as part of DARPA’s vanishing programmable resources project. The chip is meant to hold something valuable like an encryption key. If the chip falls into the wrong hands, a laser or radio signal causes a resistor to heat up. Within 10 seconds the glass shatters into thousands of pieces destroying the data.||http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2491175,00.asp|
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|The Best Smartwatch for Android Phones (so far)||http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-smartwatch/|
|Best watch - Pebble Steel|
- 40 hours of research and wearing and comparing nine Android-compatible smartwatches
- looks good, built well, battery lasts, good app market
Moto 360 - Motorola’s Moto 360 is better for those who really love Google Now, want all-day fitness and heart-rate tracking
BUT why you should wait:
- Updates to Pebble Time Steel and new Android watches
Q: who is a watch good for?
Q: What watch options are there for women?
Q: Why do the indie like Omate and Kreyos disaapoint?
Q: The best doesn’t always win. Can Pebble survive?
|Best toilet brush||http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-toilet-brush/|
|Pick of the day:|
|To lighten his load while traveling, Harrison in Flower Mound, TX picked up the thumb-drive sized ASUS WL-330NUL travel router. He says “The key features are it size, power via USB, and also it can receive WiFi and broadcast your private network. I wouldn’t expect the security on it to be amazing (the admin password is printed on the device) but it meets the bar for me on just creating a private network when traveling to piggy backing off the hotel / office / plane (yes I did test it with GoGo inflight). Can create a guest network if needed and very limited configuration so easy to walk the wife through setup.”|
Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1UR1C8T
Flower Mound, Texas USA
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|Messages of the day (email@example.com)|
|Hi Tom, just a quick note to tell you that Communication Minister Malcolm Turnbull (surname pronounced as one word) challenged the PM Tony Abbot tonight (the 14th) and won 54 to 44 votes. |
We're so (Sawyer barking) thrilled. Turnbull had the NBN over budget and late but because it's the Liberals and not the Labor party it's fine. No word yet if the front bench (cabinet) will be made up of former Telstra board members or they're staying on the NBN board. I guess they could do both, right? (yes that's Australian sarcasm in this paragraph)
Highly doubt he'll make it to the next election, wouldn't be surprised if Julia Bishop who's the deputy leader and foriegn minister challenges and wins.
It's amazing we've had four PMs in the last eight years and we only went to the polls once.
Best to all.
Failed Access Memory.
|We had great response to our discussion of emotion recognition on Friday’s show. |
Jason suggested it could be used to diagnose emtionla affect disorders and Christian Cantrell suggested it could help people with conditions like Asperger’s writing “ I do think having access to a program that helps teach them how to project intended emotion, and to correctly interpret other's emotions, could help make their lives easier.”
Tyler is a former therapist and agrees, writing “People may be more comfortable talking with a computer avatar, or to a face-less virtual psychotherapist who exists in the cloud… And if those …can at least flag a patient for follow up from a human …, much mental illness can be pre-empted before it becomes acute.”
Paul wrote “imagine deploying this technology at government buildings and transportation hubs (or any public space, for that matter) to identify very specific emotions, such as nervousness, apprehension, excessive seriousness, etc.” Jason thought the same could be useful at ATMs.
Mike has a form of facial paralysis called Moebius Syndrome which prevents him from making facial expressions and in relation to tracking wrote: “When do you think we'll see … a surge in popularity of Botox injections so people can make their face expressionless to avoid tracking?”
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