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|This is the Daily Tech News for Thursday July 13th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
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|Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|t||AMD announced prices for its new Threadripper CPUs. The 16-core 1950X will sell for $999 and 12-core 1920X will cost $799. AMD says that it will begin shipping Ryzen Threadripper CPUs and motherboards in early August. Pre-orders for the Alienware Area-51 Systems containing the chips begins July 27th.||http://www.pcworld.com/article/3207747/components/amd-threadripper-prices-and-release-date.html|
|j||LG has sent press invitations for an announcement on Thursday August 31st, a day before the IFA show begins in Berlin. The image on the invite suggests a V, possibly meaning the V series a of phones which are usually announced at this time of year.||https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/7/13/15963652/lg-v30-date-event|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|t||Uber has agreed to merge its Russian ride-hailing business with Yandex's ride-hailing business. The combined company will cover 127 cities in 6 countries, including Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan. Yandex will own 59.3% of the combined company and Uber will keep 36.6% with the rest owned by employees. Yandex estimates the combined company will start with 5-6% of the Russian taxi business.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/13/15963754/uber-yandex-merger-russia|
|j||Bloomberg reports Oculus plans to announce a wireless VR headset later this year for as little as $200, shipping in 2018. The device supposedly codenamed “Pacific” would be lighter than the Samsung Gear VR. It would run a snapdragon chip but not have positional tracking. Facebook has said it’s working on a device code-named Santa Cruz which would be a wireless version of the Oculus Rift. ||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-13/facebook-said-to-plan-200-wireless-oculus-vr-headset-for-2018|
|t||Mark Sullivan at Fast Company has a source who says that Apple is working to add a rear-facing 3D laser system to the iPhone possibly by this autumn. The system would add better depth detection for augmented reality and improve autofocus. KGI Analyst Ming-chi Kuo has previously reported that lasers would be used for 3D selfie effects and facial recognition. Lumentum, Finisar and II-VI are expected to provide the VCSEL laser parts. Lumentum and Finisar have both publicly discussed large parts orders in coming quarters.||https://www.fastcompany.com/40440342/apple-is-working-hard-on-an-iphone-8-rear-facing-3d-laser-for-ar-and-autofocus-source|
|j||Google launched its “Backup and Sync from Google” tool which replaces both the Google Drive and Google Photos desktop apps. It can automatically back up folders, as well as photos from USB devices and SD cards. Files will be accessible in Google Drive from any device and photos from Google Photos. G Suite users are advised to wait for the Drive File Stream meant for businesses later this year. ||https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/12/google-launches-a-new-backup-sync-desktop-app-for-uploading-files-and-photos-to-the-cloud/|
|t||The US General Services Administration has removed Kaspersky Labs from its list of approved vendors. US intelligence and law enforcement officials expressed concern about Kaspersky to Congress last month. Kaspersky denies ties to any government and says it is being unjustly accused.||https://phys.org/news/2017-07-kaspersky-software-russia-ties.html|
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|Luxury phone maker Vertu will shut down its UK manufacturing operations and lay off 200 workers. Vertu began as part of Nokia in 1998, was sold to private equity company EQT in 2012, then Chinese company Godin Holdings in 2015 and most recently to Murat Hakan Uzan in 2016. Uzan, located in Paris, hopes to resurrect the company in the future.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/13/15963656/vertu-luxury-phone-manufacturing-bankrupt|
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|Hunter here from finally not so humid Wisconsin. Not sure if this applies to the DIY vs DIFM discussion but I refuse to apply my own screen protectors to my devices. No matter what I do there's always some kind of dust or bubbles on the screen when I am finished so I resorted to purchasing them at Radio Shack and paying to have them put it on for me. |
Is it just me or do these things give you guys trouble as well?
- Hunter H.
|I like the metaphor as the internet as a gaggle of boats lashed together on the open ocean to create an island. The island exists because each person has built their boats and connected them to the boats nearby. If you want goods from one side of the island, you have to pass through the territories of other boats to get there. If everyone starts walling off their section of the island, and charging for passage, then the island becomes difficult to navigate, so much so, that people don't want to leave their side of the island to get things because it's "too much hassle".|
I do agree that since Internet doesn't fully fit in the Telecom service or Info service buckets, maybe we need a new bucket. What things do you feel like that bucket needs to cover? I kind of feel like data caps should be included as much as network prioritization does.
Thank you for the wonderful, informative content every day!
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