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|This is the Daily Tech News for Monday March 21st, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
|t||Apple held a press conference Monday annopuncing a few new products and updates.|
CareKit is a new framework for medical apps. It can be used by institutions to help individualize treatment, track drug effectiveness or exercise regimen. The first app is for Parkinson’s. CareKit is open source and will be available in April
The Apple Watch gets a new woven nylon band, new colors for sport and leather bands and a space black Milanese loop. The price of the watch itself also dropped to $299.
|v||Apple TV’s operating system gets an update today adding folder, dictation for things like user name and password, live photos and icloud library and Siri for the app store.|
iOS 9.3 is coming today with Night Shift to remove blue from your display, the ability to password protect notes, and more.
|t||And Apple’s product lines got some updates|
The new iPhone SE is a 4-inch iPhone with a 64 bit A9 processor and the M9 motion coprocessor, a 12 megapixel camera and generally most of the features of a 6S in a body similar to the iPhone 5S.A 16GB version will sell for $399 and 64 GB for $499
|v||A new 9.7-inch iPad Pro was announced with an A9x processor and something called True Tone display, which measures the color temperature to the ambient light and adjusts the screen to match. A Smart Keyboard will be available at the new size. Apple also announced a lightning SD card reader and USB Adapters. A 32GB 10-inch iPad Pro will cost $599, 128 GB $749, and 256 GB $899. A new 12.9-inch iPad Pro w/ 256GB will cost$1099|
The new iPhone and new iPads are available to pre-order March 24, shipping March 31.
|t||Researchers from Johns Hopkins discovered a vulnerability in iMessage which allowed it to guess encryption keys and intercept. photos and videos without the users knowledge. Full details were not released, but the attack involved mimicking an Apple server and guessing bits of the 64-bit key one at a time to see if they were accepted. Apple told the Washington Post it partially fixed the problem last autumn and will fully patch the vulnerability in iOS 9.3 released today.||https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/johns-hopkins-researchers-discovered-encryption-flaw-in-apples-imessage/2016/03/20/a323f9a0-eca7-11e5-a6f3-21ccdbc5f74e_story.html|
|v||GoDaddy introduced Cloud Server and Cloud appplications marketed to small businesses. Pay as you go pricing starts at $5 a month for 20 GB and a terrabyte of transfer on up to $80 a month for 80 GB and 8 TB of transfers. Cloud Servers are integrated with GoDaddy’s Domains and DNS services available in 26 languages in 44 countries/territories and 53 markets.||http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/21/godaddy-debuts-aws-style-servers-and-apps-to-build-test-and-scale-cloud-services/?ncid=rss|
|t||Amazon has launched the “Amazon Cable Store” where you can browse bundles of TV phone and Internet service from cable companies, complete a credit check and schedule installation. So far Comcast is the only service available.||http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/21/amazon-begins-reselling-comcast-services-on-new-site-the-amazon-cable-store/?ncid=rss|
|v||Owners of most Amazon Kindle devices need to update before March 22nd or risk losing Internet connectivity. If your Kindle updated already you should see a confirmation letter called "03-2016 Successful Update”. If you miss the automatic update you can still manually download and install it. Thanks to KAPT_Kipper for submitting this on the subreddit.||http://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-kindle-update-march-22/#ftag=CAD590a51e|
|t||The US Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal by Samsung in its 2011 patent cases with Apple. Samsung believes $399 million of the $548 million penalty it paid in December, was excessive. Samsung believes its infringement of Apple’s rounded-corner front-face bezel and grid of icons contributed only marginally to the device. Apple won the case in May in the Federal Circuit in Washington. Thanks to 313C7 for submitting this on the subreddit.||http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/03/supreme-court-could-slash-apples-548m-win-against-samsung/|
|v||Italian studio Digital Video has agreed to let Japanese media company Dwango produce and release a free open source version of the Toonz animation software called OpenToonz. Toonz turns hand-drawn art into vector graphics. It has been used to animate films like Spirited Away and Tale of The Princess Kaguya. OpenToonz will officially be presented at Anime Japan which runs Mar 26-27th in Tokyo. ||http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/21/11275434/toonz-futurama-studio-ghibli-digital-video-dwango|
|t||Reuters reports Alibaba’s total transaction volume has passed 3 trillion yuan (US$463 billion). That’s a 23% increase in gross merchandise volume from last year but less than 46% increase it had the previous year. Alibaba Executive Vice Chairman Joe Tsai said GMV is less important as a measure of success and that it reflected China’s shift from investment and export led growth to domestic consumption and services.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-alibaba-growth-idUSKCN0WN0VS?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|v||The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council thought a few enthusiast’s would participate in its call for names of a new polar research vessel. They’d probably get a few names of explorers that hadn’t already been used to name a boat. Instead a BBC Radio Jersey DJ suggested naming the boat “Boaty McBoatFace” which has received around 30,000 votes to take the lead. The NERC is keeping a good sense of humor about it though it is not bound to name the boat after the winner of the poll. So… it’s probably won’t. The poll ends April 16.||http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35861444|
|t||10 years ago today Jack Dorsey sent the first Twitter post which read “just setting up my twttr”. Twttr was the original spelling of the site which was used internally at Odeo.com for the first 4 months.||http://www.tommerritt.com/2016/03/21/today-in-tech-history-march-21-2016/|
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|Science Explains: The Reason We Watch YouTube Gamers||http://tay.kinja.com/science-explains-the-reason-we-watch-youtube-gamers-1764832985|
|Mirror neuron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_neuron|
|The mind's mirror||http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct05/mirror.aspx|
|Twitch and YouTube Gaming videos often prompt outsiders to ask why you would want to watch someone else play a game.|
- GeoStar writing for Kotaku’s TAY blog writes about the Mirror System (Mirror Neurons and Superior Temporal Cortex).
- It serves to imitate actions perceived by the brain. Same region activates if you do it or watch someone
- Your brain processes watching a game and playing a game the same. (difference is motor cortex stimulation)
- Empathy - understanding another’s emotions and thoughts also plays in
- And the focus of the video content being on the person playing the game helps.
|A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another.|
- in humans - found in the premotor cortex, the supplementary motor area, the primary somatosensory cortex and the inferior parietal cortex
- Not just motor. researchers found that both feeling disgusted and watching someone else look disgusted activated a particular segment of an olfactory area of the participants' brains called the anterior insula. (Neuron 2003)
- Marco Iacoboni (UCLA) as argued that mirror neurons are the neural basis of the human capacity for emotions such as empathy.
- Hickok, Pascolo, and Dinstein, it is not clear whether mirror neurons really form a distinct class of cells (as opposed to an occasional phenomenon seen in cells that have other functions)
|Pick of the day:|
|Yaru writes: I think I mentioned it before in a comment email but one good resource to learn about the effect of AI and its unpack on jobs, try out "Rise Of The Robots" by Martin Ford available at places like iBooks and other places of real book and E-books. It's personally the one resource that has thought me the most about the subject and quite frankly it personally made me do a U-Turn on my opinion of the topic.||http://amzn.to/1MxO0Ma|
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|Messages of the day (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|for tom and justin -- not exactly bot to bot communications, but a bot that helps facilitate meetings. I've been moderately impressed with it's ability to respond to tentative requests and reschedules .. parsing regular expressions accurately||https://x.ai/|
|And Joe the Pilot Writes"Back in the 90s there was a push to automate more functions in the cockpit than ever as Navigators and Flight Engineers jobs disappeared into thin air. They were replaced by complex and accurate FMS (flight management systems) and EEC and FADECs (full authority digital engine controls and other electronic engine computers).|
Anyhow, that direction (which no manufacturer really committed to) changed when manufacturers realized there were ways to bring the pilot intonthe loop and let him/her see what the computer sees. Can't see the runway through the fog at 50ft and 135knots? Well this IR camera can! let's not replace the pilot, lets give him a heads up display with the camera view. Now we don't need the CAT IIIc landing systems anymore or the huge cost of keeping them current, we just saved money. Every airline hasn't gone this way, but southwest did it and proved the ability. Synthetic vision should become bigger parts of the cockpit in the future.
Someday this might change, but for now, pilots and our computers walk hand in hand into the future. I suppose since we saved the first officer job it's now hand in hand in hand... but computers don't have hands, so it's hand in hand and gentle touches of the keyboard. Well I think I just made it worse.
I don't know. The computers ain't so bad is all I'm saying. "Gear up, Lnav, Vnav, Autopilot ON."
|Carlos writes: "I can tell you as an owner of the cheap kindle that was a gift in December, while its a great little tablet for the price, it was painfully slow. Just a few day ago I got a notice that my kindle had been updated.....I was hoping that in getting rid of encryption would speed this little guy up. I did not read all the changelog for the update but I can say that my Kindle is very much faster. Not as fast as my iPhone6S but enough so that I find myself using it much more.|
My guess is that I received the update that removed the on the fly encryption. "
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