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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday May 31st, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
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|t||Nest announced the Nest Cam IQ which records in 1080p but uses a 4K sensor to zoom in. The NestCam IQ has Infrared LEDs for night vision and a speaker that’s seven times more powerful than the regular NestCam. It’s up for preorder now for $299 or two for $498 with shipping expected by the end of June.||https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/nest-cam-iq-is-a-300-indoor-camera-with-a-6-core-processor/|
|s||Twitter is now separating direct messages from people you don’t follow into a separate tab called Requests. You can accept or delete messages and all future messages from someone you accept will go to the DM inbox.||https://9to5google.com/2017/05/31/twitter-direct-message-requests/|
|t||Asus unveiled the first laptop powered by the AMD Ryzen CPU, the 17.3-inch ROG Strix GL702ZC with up to an 8-core Ryzen 7 1700 CPU and a Radeon RX 580 GPU. It has a 4K screen, supports up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and weighs just less than 7 pounds and is 1.3 inches thick, coming later this summer.||http://www.pcworld.com/article/3199028/computers/asus-debuts-the-first-ever-ryzen-laptop-with-a-mobile-radeon-surprise-too.html|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|t||Asus, HP, and Lenovo will make Windows 10 PCs using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor and X16 LTE modem, which together make up the Snapdragon Mobile PC platform. These ARM-powered Windows PCs are expected to have 50 percent longer battery life and will run all Windows apps using x86 emulation.||https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/qualcomm-microsoft-announce-snapdragon-835-pcs-with-gigabit-lte/|
|s||Kleiner Perkins venture partner Mary Meeker issued her annual Internet Trends report. The report is seen as a state of the union for tech. Meeker points out smartphone shipments slowed from a 10 percent rise to a 3 percent rise year over year. 20 Percent of mobile queries were made by voice in 2016. While TV viewership declines, Netflix went from 0 to 30 percent of home entertainment revenue in 10 years in the US.Global interactive gaming is becoming mainstream, with 2.6 billion gamers in 2017 versus 100 million in 1995.||https://www.recode.net/2017/5/31/15693686/mary-meeker-kleiner-perkins-kpcb-slides-internet-trends-code-2017|
|t||25% of US residents own a wearable up 12% from 2016, positioned at healthcare market. The number of internet users in India grew more than 28 percent in 2016 and penetration is only 27 percent. China is the number one market in the world for Interactive Game Revenue. China far and away the number one market for on-demand transportation, followed by North America, EMEA and India.||https://www.recode.net/2017/5/31/15693686/mary-meeker-kleiner-perkins-kpcb-slides-internet-trends-code-2017|
|s||Chinese consultants Big Data Research project that bicycle-sharing service will double the number of users to 50 million by the end of the year, up from 18 million in 2016. Mobike alone said it received 20 million orders on its bike-sharing platform everyday on average in the month of April. This threatens to pass automobile ride-sharing services like Didi Chuxing.||http://www.scmp.com/business/article/2095975/bicycles-are-eating-lunch-chinas-dominant-car-sharing-app|
|t||StockStream debuted on Twitch, letting Twitch users vote on stock trades using a pool of real money. StockStream began with a pool of $50,000. Votes are tallied every five minutes while the markets are open. Its developer, Mike, plans to keep the stream running indefinitely, unless it falls below $25,000, when the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority would limit the total transactions.||https://www.polygon.com/2017/5/30/15714850/twitch-plays-stock-market|
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|Why don't people use secure internet tools? / Boing Boing||http://boingboing.net/2017/05/31/why-dont-people-use-secure-i.html|
|A group of “scholars and practitioners” from universities in the US, Germany and the UK presented a paper at the 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, titled “Obstacles to the Adoption of Secure Communication Tools.”|
- Interviewed 60 people about perception and experience. Needs to be replciated with participants of different cultural backgrounds.
Adoption of secure tools hindred by:
- Fragmented user base
- incompatible tools
- misunderstanding of the concept of end-to-end encryption
Secure tools that have been adopted by the mainstream v. improving usability
- Goal to communicate overrides all other concerns including security
- Improve Quality of Service. Users often see performance of a tool as a proxy for its security.
- Usability is not the primary obstacle
- Fragmentation: Tools that can’t be or aren’t used by others is a big impediment
- Quality of Service not only hinders adoption but makes tool seem less secure to users
- People don’t use more secure tools because of sensitivity. Instead the try obfuscation methods like calls vs. texts because calls “don’t stay around”
- People tend to rank security on performance, popularity and obfuscation
- Open design (and open source) often perceived as less secure.
- Many think secure communications is futile since “somebody” will always be able to break it. Incorrect mental models of encryption.
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|Greetings Tom and gang,|
I came across a great resource on Product Hunt and thought it would be a good share for the audience. It's a website called Will Robots Take My Job? (willrobotstakemyjob.com)
Just enter your job title and the site will provide a percentage of how likely your position will be taken over by a robot in the future. The site also includes some interesting stats like job growth percentage, medium annual wage, and number of people employed with the same title (doesn't say where, so I'm not sure if it's globally or limited to the U.S.).
Keep up the great work! 👍🏻
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|t||Hey DTNS Crew!|
Just wanted to provide some feedback from today's discussion regarding Intel's new Core i9 chips. You may remember that after episode 3016, I wrote in about my research in Neuromorphic Computing and Deep Reinforcement Learning. I want to expand a little more on that. Tom, you and Patrick are right in that soon enough, the increased (GHz) speed of a CPU may (if it hasn't already) no longer play a role in the chip’s overall performance. This is because, in the traditional von Neumann computing architecture that we know of today, memory and computation are separated by a bus, and the data from the program-at-hand (alongside the program itself) must be transferred from memory to the CPU. The problem with this architecture is that despite CPUs increasing in speed, memory access and transfer speeds must also improve at around the same scale, which is not occurring in the real-world. Coupled with the plateau of Moore’s Law, this “computation-memory gap” (as we call it) has spurred the development of non-von Neumann architectures; something to replace the traditional paradigm. Neuromorphic Architectures (computing architectures which mimic biological neural activity) are favored not only because of their low power consumption and AI/Machine Learning potential but, also because they provide a reduction in communication costs due to co-located memory and computation, as well as simple communication between components. In other words, the neuromorphic architecture is not composed of a separate CPU and memory unit; rather, it is composed of different computational building blocks, each of which is likely to contain some combination of memory and processing.
P.S. I am so sorry that I have not gotten around to purchasing my copy of Pilot X yet, but once my next paycheck comes in, it will be in the mail via Amazon Prime. Unfortunately, we, along the United States/Mexico border, don’t get such privileges of 2-hour drone delivery.
Matthew S Montoya
The University of Texas at El Paso
Computer Science Major
Project Lead - Google igniteCS
|s||Aloha from always-pleasant Honolulu. |
Just a thought on episode 3037's story on the 1Password feature to wipe stored data during border crossings. Why not build a phone where all of your app, password, document, photos, and personal data are stored on a removable (and cheap) SD and backed up to the cloud? Then, when crossing a border or entering a situation where your phone might be cloned or taken or stolen, you still retain the critical info. The physical phone holds the OS and nothing else. In a sticky situation, your SD card can be mailed home, packed in checked luggage, hidden on your body, or simply destroyed. When you're back in a safe area, just plug the SD back in and you're back to normal, or get a new SD and restore your data.
Kinda like the Nextbit Robin phone, but with nothing stored on the device's memory.
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