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|This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know about...|
|t||4K TVs under the brand Element or Westinghouse with Fire TV software built-in are available for preorder on Amazon. The 43-inch model sells for $449 on up to $899 for the 65-inch version. They are not HDR-capable but they do support Amazon Voice Service through the included remote.||https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/5/16/15646094/amazon-4k-tv-element-fire-edition-pricing-release-date-features|
|p||Tinder has filed a notice of threatened opposition to the application for a trademark from a competing dating app called Shinder.|
Shinder was designed by Shed Simove and he is the only male available on the platform.
He also received a letter from lawyers representing the elevator firm Schindler, requesting he not enter the elevator or escalator market.
|t||Steven Levy has written up a preview of Apple’s new campus which will hold 12,000 employees. The preview appears in Wired with pictures by Dan Winters.||https://www.wired.com/2017/05/apple-park-new-silicon-valley-campus/|
|p||Mark Gurman and Alex Webb at Bloomberg report their sources say Apple will introduce three new laptops at WWDC, including a new MacBook pro with a Kaby Lake processor.||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-16/apple-said-to-plan-laptop-upgrades-as-microsoft-enters-market|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|t||Biz Stone announced on Medium he is returning to Twitter after being asked to do so by Jack Dorsey. Apprently his role will be being Biz Stone. Stone says fellow co-founder Ev Williams said that Biz Stone is "among the best in the world at being Biz Stone." Stone says he is not replacing anyone and his "focus will be to guide the company culture."||https://medium.com/@biz/whats-happening-with-me-73e0192c54e8|
|p||Instagram has added eight face filters, including crowns, animals and math equations.|
They can be used in front or back cameras and in any Instagram shooting mode, including Boomerang.
Instagram users can also add hashtag stickers and use a new rewind video effect and eraser.
|t||HTC announced its 5.5-inch U11 flagship smartphone. It has a 12-megapixel camera with optical stabilization, and bundles in Amazon's Voice Assisant along with its own HTC Sense Companion and Google Assistant. The phone also features “Edge Sense” which lets you squeeze the phone to perform functions like launch the camera or Google Assistant. The U11 uses USB-C for the headphones but includes an adapter. The phone is available for preorder now from Sprint and will be in-store June 9th. Unlocked versions are available on htc.com for $649 and will ship in June.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/16/15643668/htc-wants-you-to-squeeze-its-new-phone|
|p||Disney CEO Bob Iger reportedly told ABC employees Monday that the company is being asked to pay ransom in bitcoin or an upcoming movie will be leaked online.|
Disney reportedly does not intend to pay.
Deadline reports the movie is "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."
|t||Zenimax has filed a lawusit against Samsung seeking royalties and damages for copyright infringement and use of trade secrets relating to the Gear VR headset, made in partnership with Oculus. Earlier this year, Zenimax won a lawsuit against Oculus for copyright infringement, but Oculus was not found guilty of stealing trade secrets. Oculus is appealing that ruling and Zenimax itself is being sued by former employee and current Oculus employee John Carmack for unpaid acquisition money for id software.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/16/zenimax-sues-samsung-after-oculus/|
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|A leaked letter from the UK’s National Data Guardian, Dame Fiona Caldicott to Professor Stephen Powis, the medical director of the Royal Free Hospital in London, says the Alphabet’s DeepMind’s deal with the National Health Service has an “inappropriate legal basis.” Sky News obtained the letter which advises an ongoing investigation into the deal by the Information Commissioner’s Office. The question is whether DeepMind had the right to handle personally identifiable health data of 1.6 million patients without receiving individual permission. DeepMind argues it was providing direct care which does not require such permission. DeepMind used it to train a medical app called Streams being built for the NHS, which now helps doctors identify patients at risk from Acute Kidney Injury.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/16/15645832/google-deepmind-nhs-patient-data-deal-ndg-letter|
|Google received 1.6 million NHS patients' data on an 'inappropriate legal basis'||http://news.sky.com/story/google-received-16-million-nhs-patients-data-on-an-inappropriate-legal-basis-10879142|
|- AKI linked to 40,000 deaths a year in UK, NHS estimates 25% preventible|
- currently in use in a number of hospitals run by London’s Royal Free NHS Trust
- Feedback on app has been extremely positive and current deployment is not under investigation
- DeepMind stressed that the data used to train the Streams app “has never been used for commercial purposes or combined with Google products, services or ads - and never will be.”
- Dame Fiona says “purpose for the transfer of 1.6 million identifiable patient records to Google DeepMind was for the testing of the Streams application, and not for the provision of direct care to patients".
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|BigJim writes "on the rumor from Ben, pilot transport is a common carrier across the US... Highly unlikely that Ford would use them to be sending something up|
Most companies register their tractors and trailers in their Incorporated state, that's why so many trucks are from Iowa and Oklahoma and Indiana as those states have large truck fleets based there But the equipment may only rarely go into that state based on load volume and demand
Sorry to burst a bubble"
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