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|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday July 28th, 2017 I'm NOT Tom Merritt. I'm DTNS Producer Roger Chang filling in for Tom while he bakes underneath desert sun. I'm joined by the always lovely Jenn Cutter and artist Len Peralta|
|Jenn Cutter freelance producer and Len Peralta|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|Tonight at 8:45pm Pacific Tesla will lifestream the handovers of the company’s new Model 3s to the first 30 customers who purchased them. The Model 3 is championed as its “most affordable car yet” by Tesla costing $35,000 and travels up to 215 miles per charge.||https://www.recode.net/2017/7/28/16053662/how-to-watch-live-streaming-elon-musk-tesla-model-3-today|
|x||Sony is raising the price of Playstation Plus in Europe, August 31st. In the UK per month price is going from £6 to £7, from £15 to £20 for 3 months subscriptions, and from £40 to £50 for an annual sub. In Europe the prices will be €8, €25 and €60. American subscription prices went up last September.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/28/playstation-plus-price-europe/|
|Amazon reported earnings dropped 77% in the 2nd quarter sending its stock price down 3%. Expenses rose 28.2% the same period as the company spent heavily on expanded fulfillment operations, Amazon Web Services and video content. However according to CNBC many Wall Street analysts are defending the weak shares citing strong confidence in Bezos’s strategy of reinvesting in the company.||http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/07/27/amazon-boss-jeff-bezos-overtakes-bill-gates-worlds-richest-person/|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|x||Amazon is rolling out a new delivery locker system for apartment building and housing complex dwellers. Dubbed “The Hub” the system is modular and can be indoor or outdoor depending on the complex’s layout. The starter Hub is 6 feet wide with 42 compartments. When a delivery is made the package is locked securely in a compartment. Residents use a touchscreen with a unique keycode to unlock their delivery. The Hubs can also be used by other delivery services according to Amazon although no details were given. Additional compartments can be added to scale to the needs of a property.||https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/07/amazon-made-a-package-delivery-locker-specifically-for-apartments/|
|x||Virtual Reality social network, AltspaceVR, is closing up shop August 3rd 10pm Eastern. Company spokesman Gerard Gottheil said in an email after the company’s latest deal for its next round of funding fell through and has “… run out of time and money”. AltSpaceVR has around 35000 active mostly users that avg around 35 minutes of use per day.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/28/16055222/altspacevr-virtual-reality-social-network-shutdown-funding|
|x||Colin Angle CEO of iRobot backtracked on earlier comments made to Reuters alluding to selling mapping data of customer’s homes. In a statement to ZDNet Angle states “iRobot will never sell your data”. A company rep said the earlier statement was simply misinterpreted. However Angle still wants to integrate Roomba data with other smart homes services but added that it would be entirely up to the customer to share that data.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/28/16055590/roomba-wont-sell-data-irobot|
|x||The ability for Apple TV to replay the last 15 seconds of a video and enable temporary captions during playback by saying asking “what did she say” to Siri is the focus of a new lawsuit from Florida based CustomPlay. In a lawsuit filed Thursday the company alleges it patented the concept back in 1998. CustomPlay claims it has tried to contact Apple regarding the feature in 2014 with no response. The company produces companion apps to enhance the movie-watching experience.||https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/07/apple-hit-with-patent-lawsuit-for-apple-tv-what-did-she-say-feature/|
|x||The USB 3.1 standard just got an update that doubles the maximum bandwidth from 10 Gbps to 20 Gbps. The USB 3.0 Promoters Group says the USB 3.2 specification is in a final draft review phase. The updated standard will achieve its increased bandwidth by using 2 channel operation which will only be possible with certified USB 3.1 Type-C cable. USB 3.2 will feature backward compatibility.||http://www.anandtech.com/show/11667/usb32-update|
|x||Starting tonight the BBC Three is bringing 4 hours of live sports coverage every weekend for the next six weeks. Partnering Gfinity Elite League Series One, BBC Three, will streaming Street Fighter V on Fridays, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Saturdays and Rocket League on Sundays. Although the partnership is for six weeks only Engadget muses that it’s a trial-run for a larger block of permanent eSports programming.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/28/bbc-three-stream-gfinity-esports-elite-series/|
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|Explain it to an old guy. eSports and broadcasting.|
- BBC Three is online only. is this a play to make BBC a bit more hip with audience members use to watching stuff via YouTube and Twitch?
- Is this is a sign that large traditional broadcasters see value in eSports even if they don’t understand it.
- Do traditional video outlets feel the need to move into the gaming event space because they feel they'll be left behind?
- how well is YouTube's gaming channel doing?
- how far away are we from eEports being mainstream?
- Pay per View.
- How many Leagues?
|BBC Three to stream six weeks of Gfinity esports coverage||https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/28/bbc-three-stream-gfinity-esports-elite-series/|
|CS:GO was on TBS in 2016 and successful enough to return for 2017||https://www.turner.com/pressroom/eleague-reveals-elite-competitors-csgo-premier-|
|ESPN broadcast EVO SFV 2016 and again in 2017|
|This time ESPNU & Disney XD also aired Evo's Smash Wii U finals!||http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/19962785/espnu-disney-xd-air-smash-evo-|
|And UK-based specialty gaming channel GINX broadcasting The||https://ginx.tv/esports/watch-the-international-live-on-ginx-tv/|
|International (22mil DOTA2 tournament) on tv and online.|
|TBS Sports eLeague||http://www.tbs.com/sports/eleague|
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|Martin Rojas shares his thoughts on yesterday's news item on YouTube Red and Google Play Music merging. He writes: |
In the discussion yesterday about Google merging play music with YT Red. I actually pay for the family package of play music almost exclusively for getting YouTube with no ads for me and my family. I am not a big music listener, but it's a nice to have. For me that money is worth to use YouTube with no ads .
Second to the point that Justin was making about medical information being secure in doctors offices. I think for the most part the industry has horrible security as with the worm last month taking down hospitals. We don't really hear about it because right now that information is not really worth much. If Amazon is able to take that medical information and make it valuable then it will be open season on hospitals and. Doctor offices much the same way that personal computers have seen a rise of attacks since crypto currency made it worth it.
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