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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday July 27th, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Scott Johnson and Megan Morrone|
|t||Google launched Family Library this morning, allowing up to six people to share purchases from Google Play across devices. That includes music, movies, TV shows, books, apps and games. Over the next few days, the service will become available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the U.K., and the U.S. One person will become the family manager and the other members. All items are shared by default but selective sharing is an option and parental controls are respected. A credit card is shared as a family payment method but member can buy items with their own payment methods as well.||https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/27/google-launches-family-library-a-way-for-families-to-share-google-play-purchases/?ncid=rss|
Microsoft has a free photo app for iOS called Pix in the app store now. The app continuously takes pictures and uses an algorithm to select the best one from among 10 images taking before and after the camera button is pressed. It also does live images that mix still and live imagery to create a short video clip. It also reduces noise, adjusts contrast and white balance. Recode's Ina Fried notes the app is one of several recent efforts to go directly from Microsoft Research to the market.
|t||Xiaomi unexpectedly announced a laptop, the Mi Notebook Air. The 13.3-inch version has an Intel Core i5 Skylake processor with an Nvidia 940MX GPU for 4,999 yuan or $750. The 12.5-inch Intel Core M3 model sells for 3,499 yuan or about $520. The 13.3-inch model is 14.8mm thick and 1.28kg, technically thinner and lighter than a Macbook Air. Both sizes feature a 1080p display, blacklit keyboard and USB-C charging. The Mi Notebook Air will launch in China on August 2nd.||https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/27/xiaomi-mi-notebook-air-laptop-china/|
Nintendo posted an operating loss of 5.1 billion yen ($49 million) down from a profit of 1.15 billion yen last year and worse than the estimate of 4 billion yen. Nintendo also announced its Pokémon Go Plus wrist accessory will be delayed until September due to software adjustments. Nintendo has forecast operating profit to climb 37 percent to 45 billion yen in the year ending March.
|t||Apple announced revenue fell 14.6% year over year to $42.4 billion dragged down by slowing phone sales and declining China revenue. iPhone unit sales fell 15%. Revenue in China dropped 33%. Still Apple beat expectations and iPad sales grew for the first time in 10 quarters to $4.9 billion although on fewer units. And iPhone SE sales grew as well. In the earnings call Tim Cook noted Apple Pay now accounts for 75% of contactless payments in the US and user numbers are up 450% year over year. He also expected service revenue to grow enough to make the business qualify for the Fortune 100 if it were spun out on its own.||http://www.wsj.com/article_email/apple-earnings-fall-on-iphone-slump-1469565018-lMyQjAxMTI2MDIwNjAyNjY1Wj|
Road to VR reports an update to the Oculus Home software enables support for tracking the Rift and Touch with up to four trackers. That means you can add four trackers and use some Steam games that require them. Trackers have to be plugged in by USB.
|t||Facebook earned in $6.44 billion in revenue and $0.97 EPS, surpassing estimates of $6.02 billion and $0.82 EPS. Revenue growth was 59% year over year. Stocks saw a 7.5% increase with after hours trading at $132.60. Facebook added 60 million people this quarter to reach 1.71 billion monthly users. ||https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/27/facebook-earnings-q2-2016/|
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|Biocow asks: "do schools teach any type of tech history? If not should parents who lived through this latest technology burst to teach their kids about it? Is it even important to teach them that?"|
AND Do parents fear that technology will make children become recluses and have no friends in the "real" world? Do they fear VR could make this even more of a possibility?
|militarynerd: "One of my biggest concerns is parents misunderstanding technology — consumption vs creation/learning. Are we really helping parents navigate the minefield of technology?"|
AND should parents have a say in what technology their kids are being introduced to?
AND Do parents think of and are they concerned that their personal use of technology is affecting their parenting? Are they concerned with what the takeaway for the children will be?
|MirandaJanell: "Technology has the potential to further disrupt parental responsibilities, and if it does, how do we keep our current notion of the family unit? Also, should we fight against it?"||BigJim: "when do I let them have a cell phone, when do I let them have a tablet?"|
AND "if I see my son is having issues with learning a concept (like drawing or writing), what kind of tech can I use to help with that? Are there companies focusing on doing those things?"
|Pick of the day:|
|I wanted to tell you and my fellow listeners about my latest kitchen gadget purchase. |
During Amazon Prime Day this year, I picked up the Instant Pot 7-in-1 cooker. So far, this is the best kitchen gadget I've ever owned. It mainly is a very powerful and programmable pressure cooker, allowing you to make a plethora of meals in a very short amount of time. With the sautee function, you can even do your initial browning before making a stew or a soup.
The best part of this, apart from the great price $119 on amazon.com) is the vast community of people who already own an Instant Pot, and who have shared their favorite recipes and how they utilize this on a near daily basis. My IP Classics pinterest board is already filling up!
For those wanting an all-in-one solution for meals on a tight schedule, definitely give this a go. I highly recommend it!
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