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|This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday Feb 14th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|t||Disney’s Maker Studios has dropped YouTube celebrity Felix Kjellberg, known as PewDiePie because of videos with antisemitic content. The Wall Street Journal found nine videos posted since August with anti-semitic messages or Nazi imagery. Kjellberg said the content was meant to be joking, and that he was not "supporting any kind of hateful attitudes", admitting the videos in question were "ultimately offensive". YouTube also canceled the second season of YouTube Red series “Scare PewDiePie and removed Kjellberg from the Google Preferred advertising program.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/14/maker-studios-parts-ways-with-pewdiepie-after-anti-semitic-jokes/|
|p||Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority chairman and executive director Mattar al-Tayer announced that starting this July China’s Ehang will use its 184 quadcopters to carry single passengers around the city. |
The Ehang 184 can go 30 miles on a charge and carry person weighing up to 220 pounds, along with one small suitcase.
Quadcopters are monitored from a command center, and passengers choose from a list of predetermined locations.
|t||Amazon released a business-conferencing platform called Chime with voice calling, video messaging, and virtual meetings. A free tier allows users to attend meetings and make one-on-one voice or video calls. The paid options at $2.50 per month per user adds user management options, and the $15 per user per month options adds the ability to host meetings with screen sharing and video for up to 100 users. Chime is available on Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android, as well as through partnerships with Level 3 Communications and Vonage.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/13/amazon-chime/|
|p||At the Code Media Conference Monday, Apple’s Eddy Cue and Ben Silverman talked about the upcoming Apple original show “Planet of the Apps”.|
Will.i.Am created the show and appears as an advisor along with Gary Vaynerchuk, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jessica Alba.
Developers appear on the show to pitch app ideas.
Each advisor picks one developer to work with and pitch to venture capitalists.
The winner of the series gets $10 million in funding and prominent app store placement.
The show will premiere this spring on Apple Music.
Cue also said Apple is “working on new features for podcasts, stay tuned.”
|t||Facebook announced an app for Apple TV, Fire TV and Samsung Smart TVs launching soon. The app will recommend videos and watch videos saved to watch later. A Facebook account will be required to use the app. Facebook also announced autoplay videos in the newsfeed will play with the sound on. A picture-in-picture feature will let users watch video while continuing to scroll through the news feed and vertical video viewing is rolling out to all Android and iOS apps.||http://www.recode.net/2017/2/14/14608058/facebook-tv-app-apple-tv-amazon-fire-tv-set-top-app-video|
|p||At the RSA conference Tuesday, Microsoft President Brad Smith proposed a Geneva Convention for cyberwar. |
Smith called on Russia and the US to agree to “ban the nation-state hacking of all the civilian aspects of our economic and political infrastructures.”
He said an independent organization consisting of tech experts could work along the lines of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
He also called on tech companies to become a "digital Switzerland" and pledge not to aid governments in offensive activity and the adoption of a coordinated disclosure process for software and hardware vulnerabilities.
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|Nintendo announced two packs of downloadable content fro the upcoming Nintendo Switch video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Players can pay $20 for a season pass that will give access to both packs coming in Summer and the holidays plus bonus content on the game’s launch day March 3rd.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/14/zelda-breath-of-the-wild-is-getting-a-20-season-pass-for-downloadable-extras/?ncid=rss|
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass: $20/€20/£18|
- March 3rd - 3 new treasure chests in Great Plateau, one of which contains Nintendo Switch shirt for Link.
- Summer Addition to Cave of Trials challenge, new hard mode, new feature for in-game map
- Holiday 2017 - new dungeon, new original story
- Available for Wii U and Switch
- Cannot be purchased individually
|- Do gamers gain "more stuff" or get "games artificilaly broken up in bits" with DLC?|
- Does it help the devs?
- Is this just the video game version of SaaS?
- Why isn’t this part of the Swicth Online service?
- Day 1 patches
- F2P is basically 100% "additional content"
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|In show 2964 there was feedback that 5G doesn't do consumers any real good and this should be abandoned.|
That isn't really consistent with your discussion of standards labels.
We all pull for standards, and marks like the UL logo that was mentioned tell people this product measured up to the latest standards. Not everyone is going to look at the specs on the lamp they just purchased and check the wire gauge, etc, but they assume if the product has the UL logo it's already compliant. To carry that further, consumers don't even think about the UL logo and just assume the store they're buying from has already done that and isn't selling stuff that isn't compliant. (I don't noticed the logo until the tag gets in my way.)
We hope to be in the same boat with Internet-of-things products soon with a certain level of security required to achieve the standards and that anything else doesn't get the mark and thus won't be sold.
5G, while maybe not a speed rating with this generation, will be a mark of the certain level of compliance. The general public may not realize that for a bit, but as always, those informed will be informed as they usually are.
Also certainly, there will always be people who care more about the details like in the feedback.
That's fine too. They might want to only purchase 5G plus additional. Or even "4.9" if they feel they get a bargain there.
That was too long of a message, but basically:
But the logo dumbs it down and assures a base level of compliance for the general public, and there will always be more specs to look at for those who care.
Thanks for you show making me smarter.. everyday.... (whoops that's ripping on two people now).
- Craig from Louisiana
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They don't have any problem renting it. "
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