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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday May 25th, 2016I'm Tom Merritt|
|Scott Johnson & Eklund|
|t||Microsoft will layoff 1,350 people from its mobile division in Finland, 500 more people worldwide and write down $950 million in losses. A statement from CEO Satya Nadella indicates Microsoft will focus its smartphone business on enterprises and consumers who value security, manageability and the Continuum capability. In an internal memo, Microsoft head of Windows and devices, Terry Myerson said the company, “will continue to update and support our current Lumia and OEM partner phones, and develop great new devices.”||http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/05/microsoft-bangs-the-final-nail-in-nokia-devices-coffin-fires-the-last-1850-workers/|
Google’s self-driving car project chief executive said Wednesday that google has begun work with Fiat Chrysler testing autonomous driving tech in 100 Pacifica minivans. Google will open an engineering and development center in Novi, Michigan, outside Detroit.
|t||Thurott Report’s Sams Report podcast has sources who say Microsoft will announce two Xbox spinoffs soon. One will be a $100 streaming stick that can stream games from an Xbox console. Another would be a lunchbox sized device that could stream but also natively play lightweight Windows Store games. Sams and Kotaku both have sources on an Xbox upgrade for next year that would support the Oculus Rift and a GPU that could do 4K.||http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/05/reports-microsoft-preparing-multiple-xbox-upgrades-over-next-two-years/|
Xiaomi launched the Mi Drone. It has a 5100mAh battery for 27 minutes of flight time and the rotors and camera are detachable. It includes GPS and GLONASS (the Russian standard for GPS) and a visual positioning system for places with no satellite signal. The 1080p one is being crowdfunded on the Mi Home app for 2,499 yuan (~$380) starting May 26. The 4K version is 2,999 yuan (~$460) and will test in an open beta at the end of July.
|t||E Ink announced today it has developed an epaper display called Advanced Color ePaper or ACEP, that can show up to 32,000 colors at a resolution of 1600 x 2500 and 150 ppi, half that of monochrome displays. It’s previous Triton display could do 4,000 colors. E Ink says it will be good for 20-inch retail sign panels.||http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/24/e-ink-announces-a-color-breakthrough-but-its-only-for-signs/|
The US Senate Intelligence Committee approved a the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act Tuesday. The bill would allow the FBI to obtain email records with a national security letter which is currently used for phone records. It will next be considered by the full US Senate.
|t||Bloomberg reports its sources say Google is creating rankings of phone makers based on how up-to-date they are on Android patches and OS updates. Google shared the list with partners earlier this year Carriers are often the delay because of months-long testing meant to avoid network disruption.||http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-25/google-steps-up-pressure-on-partners-tardy-in-updating-android|
The Information reports its sources say Apple will provide an SDK for Siri, allowing developers to implement the voice assistant in apps. Apple is also expected to introduce a hardware device featuring Siri which would control HomeKit-enabled devices, similar to the Amazon Echo according to the same source. Apple’s WWDC conference is June 13.
|t||Magic Leap will partner with Twilio to enable real-time holographic avatar chats. 10 developer teams in Twilio’s community will get access to an SDK to start building for mixed-reality hardware. This in no way sheds light on when the public or even these developers will get to see any hardware from Magic Leap.||http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/25/magic-leap-partners-with-messaging-startup-twilio/|
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|Ek got a HoloLens||https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us|
|CNET take on HoloLens||http://www.cnet.com/products/microsoft-hololens-hands-on/|
|Rections from people who tried it|
What will make or break its success?
What is the "wow" factor?
|Questiosn for Ek:|
How distracting is the limited field of view?
Does your lighting affect it?
How well does the “tapping” work?
Does it stay on your head?
How’s the battery life?
|Differences vs. VR|
|Pick of the day:|
|Hello Tom, dear DTNS crew and audience.|
I noticed a number of picks being brought up that help prevent Windows 10 from installing. I therfore thought I should try and balance the scales somewhat.
My Pick therefore is... Windows 10!
If you take a look at Android, people are still getting mad they cannot get the latest versions, even if Google has been pushing security patches over the Play Store for ages now. Don't now be that guy trying to hold everyone else back.
Also, just from a purely economical standpoint: The amount of energy some people spend trying to avoid Win10 - with all the complaining online, registry hacking and tool rotation to keep the update from happening going on - stands in no relation to the time investment needed to acclimate oneself to the new environment.
Thus - just check out Windows 10. You know where to find it ;)
And on a related note, a personal request: I do NOT want to hear ANY complaints from people having to pay for Windows 10 once it stops being a free upgrade. (Although I just KNOW that's what's going to happen. :/ )
from could-be-warmer Austria
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I was listening to your episode 2767 about self driving cars. I have to disagree with your conclusion that the fear of self driving cars is either unfounded or based on ignorance. I don’t think the issue is that everyone thinks they are a great driver but just about everyone has had their computer crash on them more than once (pun not intended). I don’t think it is an irrational fear of handing over driving to a computer since the state of software operating systems has been less than stellar. Why would the general population feel confident in handing over their lives to a computer when it often can’t handle normal user applications over a long period of time?
The BSOD (blue screen of death) could take on an entirely new meaning 😊
Keep up the good work on the show!
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|And John posted "Self driving cars are perfect for rubbernecking. The reason rubberneckers slow down traffic is reflexive slowing to look. Self drive allows gawking as you pass at normal speeds.|
Since cameras and other sensors are required anyway, giving the rider a display with the ability to scroll back and look at things passed seems pretty easy to implement (either as a regular or optional feature). Dashboard and backup cameras are already available."
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