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|This is the Daily Tech News for Monday August 7th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|t||Amazon has relisted Blu smartphones calling security concerns a "false alarm". Blu admitted that last year it discovered third-party software it used collected unauthorized data but said it has stopped using that software.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/05/amazon-relists-blu-smartphones/|
|v||Apple Insider obtained a note to Apple investors indicating Apple has canceled plans to embed a fingerprint sensor in the screen of the next iPhone. It is unclear what biometrics will be included but leaked HomePod code indicated some kind of facial recognition.||http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/08/04/apple-reportedly-nixes-plans-to-incorporate-under-glass-touch-id-in-iphone-8|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|t||Intel finalized the specs of its consumer-level Basin Falls Core i9 - 7980XE processor. It has 18 cores, 2.6GHz clock speed with 4.4GHz Turbo Boost 3.0, a 24.75 MB L3 cache, 165W TDP for $1999 shipping September 25th. 14 core versions ship the same day and 12 core versions arrive August 28th. It’s the most cores Intel has put into a desktop CPU. Intel decided to ship the monster after surprisingly good sales of its 10-core Broadwell-E CPU. The move is interesting in light of the conventional wisdom that people have shifted to lower-powered mobile devices. Intel has found a thriving community of enthusiasts and prosumer power users among gamers and streamers.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/07/intel-18-core-x-series/|
|v||Samsung will release the Galaxy S8 Active on Friday August 11. Pre-orders start through AT&T on Tuesday August 8 for $28 a month. The S8 active comes in gray and gold and has a larger 4,000mAh battery as well as dust resistance, water resistance in 5 feet of water for 30 minutes and shatter resistance for drops up to 5 feet on a flat surface.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/07/samsung-galaxy-s8-active-release/|
|t||Netflix acquired Millarworld, ad independent comic publishing company founded by Mark and Lucy Millar, creators of Kick-Ass and Kingsman. Mark Millar was also behind the comic series Old Man Logan. Netflix plans to bring more of Millar’s work to the screen. It is Netflix's first major acquisition.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/07/netflixs-first-ever-acquisition-is-indie-comic-book-publisher-millarworld/?ncid=rss|
|v||Breastfeeding babies started coming back in fashion in the US in 2000, but breast pumps are loud, complicated and inconvenient. TechCrunch has an article on innovation finally coming to the 1980s-era technology. Naya Health, founded by Janica Alvarez, uses water instead of air to create compression,, based on a technique used in cataract surgery. The $999 Naya pump is supposedly quieter, more efficient and more comfortable. Willow makes a pump that can fit into a bra and has no wires or tubes. CEO Naomi Kelman claims its quiet enough to do a conference call without muting. There’s no price or release date for the Willow pump yet. Older pump companies are innovating as well. Lansinoh and Medela both use Bluetooth to help track sessions on an app with pumps that range from $200-$400.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/07/high-tech-breast-pumps/?ncid=rss|
|t||Researchers at MIT have developed an AI that analyze radio signals to measure sleep stages. A box emits low-power radio waves and analyzes the reflections. The key was training a deep neural network to recognize respiration and pulse signals among the other irrelevant information. In a test of 25 healthy volunteers the new technique was 80% accurate, comparable to an EEG monitored by specialists. This means sleep studies would no longer be restricted to lab situations with electrodes attached to your head. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dina |
Katabi led the study, which will be presented at the International Conference on Machine Learning on Aug. 9.
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|WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins 'admitted creating code to harvest bank details' - court told||http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/05/wannacry-hero-marcus-hutchins-admitted-creating-code-harvest/|
|Supporters have raised more than $12,000 for arrested security researcher Marcus Hutchins after he couldn't make bail||http://www.businessinsider.com/malwaretech-researcher-marcus-hutchins-has-been-granted-a-30000-bail-2017-8|
|A prosecutor told Las Vegas district judge Nancy Koppe Marcus Hutchins told police he created code that harvests bank details and “indicated” he sold it for bitcoins. Prosecutor Dan Cowhig called Hutchins a “danger to the public”|
Hutchins was released on $30,000 bail and ordered to stay off the Internet and be moniotred by GPS. He is only allowed in Clark County, Nevada and the Eastern District of Wisconsin where he will appear in court Tuesday.
The BBC said he could not meet bail and spent the weekend in jail. Security researcher and hacker Tarah Wheeler and Fidus Security's Andrew Mabbitt have set up a funding page for his defence.
A sting operation was conducted to buy code from a redacted defendant
Other evidence are chat logs where Hutchins complains about the money he received from the sale.
Hutchins lawyer Adrian Lobo says Hutchins is not the author of the Kronos Trojan and will plead Not Guilty.
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|Amateur Traveler discussing a potential pilot shortage and a prediction for how it could be dealt with.||http://amateurtraveler.com/|
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|v||Hey Tom, not sure if you're still doing picks of the day but I have one for you.|
I'm so comfy sitting in my gaming chair in front of my ergonomically correct monitor at my desk that I've been ignoring my games on consoles and letting them collect dust. But now I've gotten really into using my Xbox One and PS4's game streaming abilities and I'm getting through my backlog of games.
The PS4 has the Remote Play app on a variety of PCs and Xbox One has the Xbox app on Windows 10. By using these apps and connecting a supported controller you can play your PS4 or Xbox One games on your PC with no noticeable lag. Note that the PS4 controller shockingly works with Microsoft's game streaming in my experience.
The video quality of both is really good on a wired LAN for such low powered consoles. The PS4 Pro provides a better quality experience than the other models but aside from a little artifacting in dense foliage on the launch PS4 and the occasional momentary hiccup on Xbox One S I can't fault the experience. If you can't park your butt in front of your TV for whatever reason give these options a go to play your console games.
|t||Bob Davis asked the question what happens to people who need organ donations if self-driving cars causes road fatalities to drop precipitously. The US government Health Resources & Services Administration estimates that one person can donate up to 8 lifesaving organs. Bob uses a more conservative estimate of 2.5. And organ donors generally have to be a victim of traumatic death not disease. Bob says “If you do the math, 10,000 donors eliminated times 2.5 to 6 organ recipients is 25,000 to 60,000 lives, not counting the life improvement transplants that could add another 20,000+ lives, doesn’t seem like a very good trade.” |
OK. The National Safety Council estimates 40,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2016.
- In 2016 according to the HRSA, there were 9,971 deceased organ donors.
- In the US the HRSA also says 54% of adults who support organ donation are signed up to be donors.
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