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Rachel Metz, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for mobile
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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday July 26th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Scott Johnson and Rachel Metz|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|t||Kaspersky announced a global launch of a free version of its antivirus software for Windows. Kaspersky Free is already available in Russia, Ukraine, China and Scandinavia and will roll out out worldwide over the next four months.||https://eugene.kaspersky.com/2017/07/25/kl-av-for-free-secure-the-whole-world-will-be/|
|s||The USB 3.0 Promoter Group announced the USB 3.2 spec that adds an extra lane of data for twice the speed. A USB 3.2 host connected to a 3.2 storage device over a superspeed cable could theoretically transfer at 2GB/s. And if your wondering USB Type C cables can support the USB 3.2 spec.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/26/usb-3-2-doubles-your-connection-speeds-with-the-same-port/|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|t||Apple and a company called Cochlear have partnered on making the Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor stream sound from iOS devices. The Nucleus 7 is surgically implanted and can control and customize sound. Cochlear’s newest processor can be controlled by the phone directly without the need to download an app. Pairing is made in the accessibility settings.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/26/apple-and-cochlear-team-up-to-roll-out-the-first-hearing-aid-implant-made-for-the-iphone/|
|s||Starting Wednesday, Google will no longer show you search results as you type on the desktop, a feature called Google Instant. With more than 50% of searches on mobile, Google says it wants to focus on making search faster on all devices.||http://searchengineland.com/google-dropped-google-instant-search-279674|
|t||Android Auto, Google’s in-dash car operating system, has added Waze. The Android Auto version of Waze has most of the features of the phone version, minus the popup ads. Only locations for “partners” show up along the route. Also missing are carpooling, beeping, gas prices and map chat. Speedometer and voice addition of hazards are expected to come in future updates.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/26/waze-android-auto-hands-on/?sr_source=Twitter|
|s||U.S. District Judge William Conley ordered Apple to pay an additional $272 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a total of $506 million after failing to pay the original fine. WARF received the original verdict in October 2015 after Apple was found violating a patent on a "predictor circuit" used in the A7 and A8 CPUs. The patent expired in December 2016 and Apple is appealing the original verdict.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ip-apple-patent-idUSKBN1AB023|
|t||Nintendo reported a profit of 16.21 billion yen in Q1 on strong demand for the Switch console. That’s up from a loss of 5.13 billion yen a year ago and beating analysts estimates of 11.55 billion yen. Nintendo sold 1.97 million Switches in the quarter bringing the total for the year to 4.7 million, on track for the forecast of 10 million for the year. Nintendo apologized for a shortage of Switches in Japan and pledge to raise production.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nintendo-results-idUSKBN1AB0PZ?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
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|The Tech World Is Convinced 2021 Is Going to Be the Best Year Ever - MIT Technology Review||https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608333/the-tech-world-is-convinced-2021-is-going-to-be-the-best-year-ever/|
|Lyft has a goal of having autonomous vehicles for most of its rides by 2021. |
Volvo is one of the companies who promise an autonomous car by 2021.
Rachel looked into what other predictions are being made for the magical year of 2021.
- Bloomberg New Energy Finance believes electric vehicles sales will go from 1-2% in the US to 4-5%
- Volvo plans to launch five all-electric cars
shipments of AR/VR headsets will rise to 92 million according to IDC
Cisco forecasts Internet users will climb from 3.3 billion today to 4.6 billion, more than half.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that by 2021, solar power will be cheaper than coal in China, India, Mexico, Brazil, and the U.K. (It’s already cheaper in US, Italy and Germany)
Memphis Meats, which is planning to sell its lab-raised, animal-free chicken by 2021
Male Birth Control:
Contraline promises have a polymer hydrogel on the market by 2021, no surgey required
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|s||Hi Tom and Guest,|
I had the Idea to update my car by adding an echo dot. It fits nicely in the cup holder and lets face it Amazon Voice Service is the best right now. Setting up wifi to connect to my iPhone
was painful and it takes a while to reconnect after I start the car and the dot boots. And that's when it hit me: a while ago you where talking about Amazon might be interested in offering free mobile data for its iot devices. How about an echo dot with built in wifi for your car. you plug it into the odb port and connect it to the cars Bluetooth. Done. Smart car with Alexa Skills. Just think about all the data Amazon would get ;)
Greetings from rainy Munich, Germany
|t||Michael from humid and overcast Yokohama here.|
Concern about data breaches one's fingerprints is a normal extension of the continual reports of data reaches. That a fingerprint can be used instead of a password, the similarities of the worry makes sense.
But I would be more concerned about hackers being able to overwrite a fingerprint with somebody else's. Suddenly everything that one has access to becomes inaccessible. It's like having the keys to your house all changed. What's worse is that somebody else may have access to all of your data instead of you.
Getting a hold of your biometric data is one thing, but much more frightening is the ability to change that data and data sets that guard infrastructure as well as purchases.
Happy Summer of Sharks.
|Hello Tom, Roger, and Scott,|
Yesterday's show discussing the new terminal in Singapore that might allow bio-metric access like fingerprint or iris scanning made me put my tin-foil hat on.
As someone who has submitted background check information to the US government, including my fingerprints, I like many others have had all my data leaked out during the Office of Personnel Management data breach 2015 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_Personnel_Management_data_breach).
All of my personally identifiable information including my fingerprints are now out there in the wild and is potentially available for others to duplicate.
Hopefully there will be a second factor included so help secure things for the people affected by the breach.
Redacted, from Sunny and smokey, Northern California.
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