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|This is the Daily Tech News for Monday Feb 27th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|t||Uber’s SVP of engineering Amit Singhal has been asked to resign by CEO Travis Kalanick. ReCode reports that Uber discovered that Singhal had not informed them that he left Google executives there informed him of an allegation of sexual harassment from an employee that an internal investigation had found “credible.” Singhal denied the allegations of harassment but acknowleged there had been a dispute at Google. Recode says Google was prepared to fire Singhal but he resigned before that could happen.||http://www.recode.net/2017/2/27/14745360/amit-singhal-google-uber|
|v||Twitch will start selling video games this spring. Partnered streamers will get 5 percent of sales originating on their channel, with 70% going to the game publisher and the rest to Twitch. Customers who buy games get a “Twitch Crate” with emotes, badges and Bits, the Twitch currency.||http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/27/14748896/twitch-sell-games-streamers-cut|
|t||In an interview with the New York Times, Global Chief Executive for Sony Interactive Andrew House said the company has sold 915,000 Playstation VR units as of February 19th. Sony's internal goal was to sell one-million units by mid-April, which led to supply shortfalls. Sony expects supply issues to be resolved by April. They also announced that Playstation VR will go on sale in Latin America this autumn.||https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/26/business/sony-playstation-vr-sales.html|
|v||Mozilla has acquired Pocket, the service that lets you save things to read or watch later. Pocket started as a Firefox extensions and has been Firefox’s default read-it-later service since 2015. Pocket has approximately 10 million monthly active users and will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary.||http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/27/14752590/mozilla-acquires-pocket-read-it-later|
|t||Line Pay has passed 10 million registered users, that’s 280% growth and transaction growth is up 13.8 times. All the growth isn’t in Japan either. Line Pay added more than 400 merchants since it’s launch in Taiwan in August 2015. Line is also promoting Line Pay heavily in Indonesia and Thailand.||https://www.techinasia.com/line-pay-thailand-taiwan-indonesia|
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|Mobile World Congress Report Card|
|Three Nokia smartphones from HMD|
Android Nougat 7.1.1, Google Assistant
-The 5.5-inch Nokia 6 announced for China in January will be available worldwide for €229 and €299.
-The 5.2-inch Nokia 5 is €189
- Nokia 3 runs €139. All three smartphones can be pre-ordered at nokia.com/phones for shipping in Q2.
Nokia 3310 feature phone running the Series 30+ OS with a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, 2-megapixel camera and a microSD card slot. It comes bundled with the Opera Mini browser and yes, Snake. It’s available in Q2 for €49.
|Sony Xperia 5.5-inch XZ Premium and 5.2-inch Xperia XZs.|
HDR image support, a 19MP back camera, IP68 dust and water resistance, front facing stereo speakers,
- XZ Premium - 4K, Snapdragon 835, 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM - Later in spring. No price.
-XZs 1080p display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB of standard LPDDR4. April 5 for $699.99 with 64GB of storage.
|Sony Xperia Touch Projector|
- Android, 1366 x 768, 80-inch maximum
- displays on table and 10-point touch sensitivity through cameras. Also does Google Assistant. Battery lasts an hour.
- €1,599 spring in Europe
|TCL announced the BlackBerry KeyOne - The 4.5-inch 1620 x 1080 LCD touchscreen has 3:2 aspect ratio above a touch-sensitive physical keyboard. It has keyboard shortcuts and there’s a fingerprint sensor in the spacebar. BlackBerry KeyOne ships in April for $549.||http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/2/25/14738106/blackberry-keyone-announced-price-specs-mwc-2017|
|LG G6 has a 2:1 aspect ratio, or 18:9 for comparison to the more common 16:9. A new LG interface takes advantage of the extra screen real estate, to do things like see two windows side by side. No price or release was announced, though LG said the G6 will come to South Korea in a few days.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/26/lg-g6-reveal/?ncid=rss|
|Lenovo announced the 5-inch Moto G5 and 5.2-inch G5 plus Android 7 phones Sunday, both with 1080p HD and microSD card slots. The G5 Plus has a Snapdragon 625 processor and can record 4K video. The G5 has a removable 2,800mAh battery. The G5 Plus has a sealed 3,000mAh battery. Both ship in March with the G5 starting at €199 though not coming to the US, and the G5 Plus starting at $299, coming to the US but without NFC in that region.||http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/2/26/14742166/lenovo-moto-g5-plus-announced-price-release-date|
Lenovo will bring Amazon Voice Services to Moto Z phones with an Amazon Voice Services module.
|Samsung will announce new Galaxy S phones in New York on March 29th. SO at Mobile World Congress it showed off the Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book. The Tab S3 is an Android tablet with a 2048 x 1536 display with HDR playback. The Galaxy Book is a Windows 10 convertible in 10.6 and 12-inch models that can do Adobe Photoshop well with the S-Pen.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/26/samsung-galaxy-tablets/|
|Samsung unveiled a new touchpad controller for the Gear VR that uses a accelerometer and gyroscope to track hand motion including tilt, and includes a circular clickable touchpad. The controller also include a trigger button, along with standard home, back and volume buttons. No price or release date was announced.||https://www.wareable.com/samsung/new-gear-vr-controller-2017-price-specs-release-date-6665|
|Huawei announced its new 5.1-inch 1080p P10 and 5.5-inch WQHD P10 Plus flagship phones Sunday. Both have Leica Dual-camera lenses, run the octa-core Kirin 960 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage with a 6 GB RAM 128 GB storage version for the P10 plus as well. The P10 has a 3200mAh battery and the P10 Plus 3750 mAh. The P10 will cost €649 and the P10 Plus starts at €699, shipping in March in Europe, Malaysia, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand to start.||http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/26/14741440/huawei-p10-specs-release-date-price-mwc-2017|
|Huawei also announced the Huawei Watch 2 and the Huawei Watch 2 Classic. They include GPS, heart rate sensor, NFC and Android Pay with a1.2-inch circular display and 12.6mm thick, double the battery life at two days. The Watch 2 will have a model with LTE, as well as a Porsche Design version. Pricing begins at €329 coming to China and western and central Europe in March and more widely including the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand in April and May.||http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/2/26/14734864/huawei-watch-2-classic-smartwatch-android-wear-mwc-2017|
|HP announced a Windows 10-equipped Pro x2 612 G2, which weighs just 2.65 pounds with a travel keyboard, lasts up to 11 hours and can be charged to 50 percent within a half hour. It also features MIL-STD 810G specs for drops dust and humidity, an LTE modem, 512GB removable SSD 8GB of RAM and a Core i7 CPU with Intel Graphics 615. And you can pop off the back for in the field service. It bundles in a Wacom stylus too. The HP Pro x2 612 G2 is now available starting a $979. A rugged case runs $49 and a dock is coming in March for $149.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/26/hps-pro-x2-hybrid-comes-with-a-wacom-pen-military-specs/|
|Lenovo Yoga 720 laptop line, |
13 and 15-inch varieties
360-degree hinge, 4K display, fingerprint reader, active stylus.
- The 15-inch has an optional Nvidia GTX 1050 with up to 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
-starting at $859.99 in April.
|Lenovo Tab 4 and Tab 4 Plus (8 and 10-inch) ($104-$249)|
Tab 4 - Snapdragon 425, 2 GB RAM, 16 or 32 GB storage, 1280 x 800 display.
Tab 4 -plusSnapdragon 625, 3 or 4 GB RAM, up to 64 GB storage, fingerprint reader,1920 x 1200 display
May for $109, $149, Plus $199, $249
kids pack (case, and blue light filter) ($20 - $25)
Productivity pack for 10-inch with Bluetooth keyboard ($50)
|DJI announced the Matrice 200 quadcopter with IP43 waterproofing and other weatherproofing. It can hold up to three cameras and has enough sensors to navigate with centimeter precision. It has a camera in its nose for piloting, a dual gimbal for a zoom lens and thermal imaging camera and a top-mounted gimbal that can shoot up, all great for structural inspections. It has an ADS-B receiver for detection of passenger aircraft. No price yet but it should arrive in Q2 2017||http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/26/14701198/dji-drone-matrice-200-industrial-enterprise|
|HTC announced the Vive Tracker, a device that can attach to you or objects to make them trackable in VR games, will cost $100 and arrive for developers March 27th. The Deluxe audio strap with an adjustable sizing dial and built-in headphones will cost $100 as well for preorder May 2 shipping in June.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/27/htcs-vive-tracker-and-deluxe-audio-strap-cost-100-each/|
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I have a lighthearted pick for today, a pocast called Mysterious Universe.
Two Aussies tackle the esoteric, fantastic, and puzzling aspects of our world, with a great sense of humor, wonder, and skepticism to round things out.
They cover everything from cryptozoology, lost tunnel complexes, archaeology, and of course aliens, but recently had a great episode about a mystery around an old BBC Micro computer in the '80's that is sure to interest the DTNS rabble.
Have a listen at mysteriousuniverse.org
Have a great weekend!
Nathaniel from Mushy Southwest Washington
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|Hi Tom |
Your Whatsapp comments got me thinking. Whatsapp in South Africa is the de facto Messaging app. It's biggest appeal is the fact that you don't need a user name, all you need is the app. If your contacts have it, they are already there, waiting on you to message them making the barrier to use really low. Whatsapp is so popular that one of our smaller cellular operators zero rated Whatsapp data to entice people to join them.
Now for the reasons why Whatsapp is maybe not so popular in the USA might have to do with the iPhone and it's disproportionate high usage there compared to the rest of the world. So imessage have better traction because it comes with the iPhone and chances are that your friends will have an iPhone too. I can only imagine that the bay area is a bastion of iPhone users ;)
Anyway, thank you as always for the great show.
Thinus (Pronouce: T nus the h and i is silent)
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