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|Russia has denied that two FSB intelligence officers are culpable in a 2014 security breach at Yahoo.||http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39291096|
|Netflix chief product officer Neil Hunt said the company is exploring different cuts of its shows for different platforms since certain shots meant for a big screen can be hard to see on a phone.||http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/15/14940278/netflix-mobile-specific-versions-original-series-tv-shows|
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|t||Nvidia announced Bosch will join ZF as a tier 1 auto parts supplier to sell Nvidia’s Drive PX 2 driver-assist platform to automakers. Nvidia will provide computing hardware and Bosch will develop sensors for the platform. Nvidia also announced a partnership with PACCAR, which will use the Drive PX 2 platform in autonomous trucks.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/16/nvidia-partners-with-paccar-on-self-driving-truck-tech/|
|j||Amazon added its Amazon Voice services to its Amazon app for iOS Thursday. Along with shopping it can do things like play your flash briefing, control smart home devices, play music and answer questions. It should be available to all US users by next week.||https://www.amazon.com/gp/b?node=16383509011|
|t||McDonald’s began testing its mobile ordering and payment app at 29 restaurants in Monterey and Salinas, California, on Wednesday. Orders are sent when the customer arrives and can be delivered to table, counter, drive-through or curbside. The test will expand to 51 restaurants in Spokane, Washington on March 20. The hope is to roll out a finished app to nearly all US restaurants and many in Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and China by the end of the year. McDonald’s is trying to reverse four years of traffic declines.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mcdonalds-mobile-idUSKBN16L2RM|
|j||Uber operates in 8 African countries: Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Tanzania. iAfrikan.net has a writeup of how its faring using South Africa and Kenya as examples. In South Africa Taxify holds a 10% share of the market in front of Zebra Cabs and Jozibear while Uber dominates. In Kenya however, Safaricom launched Little Cab in July , with free WiFi and payments through Safaricom’s popular M-Pesa service. Little Cab is expanding to Uganda and Nigeria||http://www.iafrikan.com/2017/03/16/ubers-disruptive-model-is-facing-two-very-different-responses-in-kenya-and-south-africa/|
|t||GoPro announced plans to cut 270 jobs, its third round of layoffs since November, when it cut 15% of its workforce. CEO Nicholas Woodman said the move will allow the company to achieve profitability in 2017.||http://www.businessinsider.com/gopro-cutting-270-jobs-2017-3?op=1|
|j||The Indian state of Kerala declared the Internet a basic human right. Finance Minister Thomas Issac said the state will work with the K phone network there. A project called K-Fon plans to lay fiberoptic cables, bring broadband connectivity to all houses and install free WiFi hotspots in public places. Is the Internet a basic human right? Let us know on patreon, Slack or email firstname.lastname@example.org.||http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/kerala-free-wifi-india-state-citizens-basic-human-right-internet-a7631461.html|
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|The Information says its sources say next week Twitter will open its live streaming API to media firms and and announce partnerships with, “firms that provide back-end services for live-video streaming." The move would allow streams like NFL and Lacrosse to be set up easier.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/16/twitter-live-stream-open-api/|
|Twitter broadens live video push||https://www.theinformation.com/twitter-broadens-live-video-push|
|Twitter hopes you want to watch live lacrosse||https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/15/twitter-lacrosse-streaming/|
|Why Twitter Is Adding Pro Lacrosse to Its Live-Streaming Lineup | Variety||https://variety.com/2017/digital/news/twitter-national-lacrosse-league-live-streaming-exclusive-1202009001/|
|Twitter to Live-Stream MLB, NHL Free Weekly Games | Variety||http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/twitter-mlb-nhl-free-live-games-1201821793/|
|Twitter Lands NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ Streaming Deal | Variety||http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/twitter-nfl-thursday-night-football-streaming-1201745869/|
|deals to stream 15-plus ESL One, DreamHack and Intel Extreme Masters tournaments over the course of 2017. |
- rights to National Lacrosse League one game per week as well as playoff games and the Champion Cup series
- Twitter has a deal to stream MLB and NHL games and a nightly sports show called The Rally from 120 Sports
- Deal with NBA for two recap shows
- Twitter partnered with Pac-12 Networks to carry 150 events and with Campus Insiders for rights to live-stream more than 300 college sports events from the Mountain West Conference, Patriot League and West Coast Conference.
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|I don't think Scott appreciated how on the nose he was when he compared smart phone with glasses.|
My niece is severely dyslexic (like her Mom, Aunt, and a large number of her maternal cousins). One of her accommodations is an app on her phone. It is a digital version of all her textbooks and she can download class novels and library books to it. She can adjust the font (there are fonts for dyslexics that weight letters differently so they don't "walk off" and also so that mirror image letters like db are easier to tell apart). She has control over the colors and contrast between the background and the font. It also has text to speech and audio books versions if available. I think teachers can also upload materials they create. Her smart phone is just as important to her as a classmate's glasses are to him/her.
I have a co-worker who's son uses an different app. He can snap a picture of any worksheet. Because he is severely dysgraphic (can't write very well) and dyslexic. The app is a bit glitchy for reading the "scan" so the teacher might read it to him - but he can type in his answers and e-mail the completed worksheet to his teachers. We have even used that app for kids with broken fingers/hands/arms while they were in a cast.
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It may be true that reports of airplane battery incidents are more reported, but I would be curious to hear some chemists/physicists/engineer feedback on the effects of cabin pressurization in batteries.
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I'm a little behind because of traveling. I just heard your Monday show where somebody was asking about smoke detectors that give him notifications on his phone and you offered him Nest Protect. I have a few cheaper alternatives for him.
First - Roost batteries and smoke detectors. http://www.getroost.com/
The batteries have microphone, WiFi module and an app. You put the battery in your smoke detector, the battery listens for alarms via the microphone and alerts you on the app if it hears something.
Second option - Lowes sells First Alert Iris Smoke detector. It uses Z-Wave and can be paired with a smart hub like their own Iris or with SmartThings.
Third option (little more involved, but could be cheaper if you already have multiple interconnected detectors and the SmartThings hub) - most companies that sell interconnected smoke detectors, also sell an accessory relay module. That module connects to the chain as another smoke detector and when there is an alarm - it closes or opens its relay contact. This is used to turn on a light or a fan or whatever you want. In our case,we can connect it to a Z-Wave Door/Window sensor that reports Open/Close status and then connect that to SmartThings as a smoke detector. If there is an alarm, we will get a notification in the SmartThings app and also we can trigger various automations based on that event.
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