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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday March 29th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know ...|
|t||NBC announced it will broadcast all of its 2018 Olympics coverage live, no more delayed prime time broadcasts on the west coast.||http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/28/15098364/nbc-tape-delay-winter-olympics-2018-live-broadcast-pyeongchang|
|s||Security researcher Tavis Ormandy has discovered another vulnerability in LastPass which the company is working to fix. Users are advised to copy passwords from the LastPass vault and enable two-factor authentication on any site that offers it.||https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/03/potent-lastpass-exploit-underscores-the-dark-side-of-password-managers/|
|t||Google launched opensource.google.com, providing a central directory for all its open source projects.||https://opensource.googleblog.com/2017/03/a-new-home-for-google-open-source.html|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|t||Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update will start rolling out worldwide on April 11. Among the new features are support for mixed reality devices like Microsoft’s HoloLens, a dedicated game mode, new night light mode, parental controls like screen time limits, and the new Paint 3D. Ebooks are also coming to the Windows Store and will use the Edge browser for display. Microsoft also announced its Surface Book and Surface Studio will go on sale in more markets April 20.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/29/microsofts-windows-10-creators-update-will-launch-april-11/?ncid=rss|
|s||The US House of Representatives passed a resolution preventing new ISP privacy rules from the FCC to go into effect. The rules would have required ISPs to get user consent before selling customer information like browser history. Opponents of the rules think ISPs should abide by the same rules as Internet companies like Google and Facebook. The bill now goes to the President to be signed into law.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/28/us-house-votes-to-let-isps-sell-your-browser-history/|
|t||Intel says its forthcoming 10-nanometer Cannon Lake chips will be a full generation ahead of Samsung, Qualcomm, and TSMC. Intel promises 25% more performance, 45 percent lower power and an actual shipping deadline of the end of this year. Qualcomm already produces a 10-nanometer chip, the Snapdragon 835. Intel says it has better feature density for twice the transistors. Intel also released its new marketing terms 10+ and 10++ for future versions of Cannon Lake before 7-nanometer chips arrive in three years.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/29/intel-our-next-chips-will-be-a-generation-ahead-of-samsung/|
|s||The navigation app Waze now allows users to place food orders for faster pickup with its "Order Ahead" feature, initially partnering with Dunkin Donuts. Users must pick favorite items in the Dunkin Donuts app, and then Waze can place the order at the nearest location with one tap.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/28/wazes-order-ahead-is-a-quicker-way-to-grab-food-on-the-go/|
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|Samsung announced its Galaxy S8 and S8+ will go on sale April 21. The S8 has a 5.8-inch and the S8+ has a 6.2-inch curved 2960 x 1440 Super AMOLED screen with small bezels at the top and bottom. Both have a 2:1 or 18:9 aspect ratio, with HDR 10 support,a dedicated button for the Bixby assistant with voice and the ability to recognize objects with the camera, Snapdragon 835, SD card slot, a 12MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera. The S8 uses a virtual home button with haptic feedback and moves the fingerprint sensor to the back. It also has an Iris scanner, USB-C port, a headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0 and comes with Android 7.0. The S8 has a 3,000mAh battery and the S8+ battery is 3500mAh.Samsung also announced DeX, a dock with USB and HDMI ports to use the S8 as a desktop computer. It's available in black gray and silver, and internationally in gold and blue. And the S8 can do carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO, and 256 QAM signals which means it can do up to a gigabit of data speed on compatible networks like T-Mobile Preorders start March 30 at 12:01AM Eastern time, prices are set by the carrier starting at $750.||http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/29/15087530/samsung-galaxy-s8-announced-features-release-date-video-specifications|
|Samsung announced a new Gear VR headset coming April 21st for $129. A new motion controller with a trigger comes with it or can be purchased separately for $39. Oculus, which makes the hardware, promises 20 titles that use the new motion controller coming in the next month. Oculus also updated Oculus Home to boot up faster and look clearer and include a VR browser.|
|Samsung also announced an updated Gear 360 VR camera. It can record in 360-degrees of course but also supports 4K and a new design that makes it easier to hold. It’s compatible with Android 5 or later and iOS 10 devices as well as Windows and Mac.||http://fortune.com/2017/03/29/samsung-gear-360-camera/|
|Samsung announced its first WiFi system, the Samsung Connect Home. Each unit can connect to others for wider coverage and comes with two network ports. An app called Samsung Connect manages the system, but only on the S8 though eventually will come to Android and possibly iOS. The app can also manage devices on Samsung’s SmartThings platform and the Connect Home can connect by Zigbee and Z-Wave. The Home will come in a pack of three or a variant called the Connect Home Pro with a faster processor, which is meant for solo use in smaller houses. No price or release date.||https://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-connect-home/preview/|
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Your conversations the last two days have got me thinking of my favourite books in the technology section category.
Monday's talk of fears of AI got me thinking of Daniel Suarez' two books Daemon and Freedom (TM). We could be just one Silicon Valley mogul's death way from living in this world.
Tuesday's talk of controlling things with your mind makes me think of Dennis E. Taylor's book We are Legion (We are Bob). Here the book looks at what it would be like to have your self cryogenically frozen then wake up to find you are now a body-less AI program.
Personally I would much rather live in Suarez's world but hope that we do someday get to the tech level that would make Taylor's possible.
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|t||Regarding AI replacing jobs, Ricuse7 pointed out "Bank tellers in the early 2000s actually increased after ATM's came on the scene. Because they actually changed from Transactional tasks to more cognitive work. Roles got restructured and less overall staff was needed to run a bank. The upshot was that the cost per bank decreased, allowing more brick and mortar banks to come on the market for the same cost that it always was. Which increased market saturation. Since then banks have backed off a bit some, because they built too many brick and mortar, some because they actually were hurt by the 2008 Economic down turn and some because they're emphasizing online banking. This back off as well as some bad press recently has only given rise to credit unions success and even more jobs.||https://www.ted.com/talks/david_autor_why_are_there_still_so_many_jobs|
|s||Regarding the future advance of neural lace, Alan wrote "Imagine: some people will continue to use "feature" brains, mostly older people. ... Other people, perhaps younger and/or wealthier, will use "smart" brains that do not require an external device.|
And lastly, there's the advertising tech. A while back I read a listicle of wacky brain technology implications, and one of them had to do with having tech in your brain that affects your thoughts and can deliver ads. Did you really have that idea (or desire), or did an ad put it there? The whole concept is kind of scary.
|t||Hometown Rival found that you can set up Two-step verification for an Apple ID! Hooray!||https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204152|
|s||Alina Gayazova sent this question thorugh patreon regarding the number of services like Facebook and Google allowing for location sharing which seems to be on the rise. |
Alina asks "Is this an indication of acceptance that your location is just another asset of personal information set, a big part of which is already shared? Does that mean that big giants like Google and Facebook can "shape" the average user?"
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