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|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday May 27th, 2016 I'm Justin Robert Young filling in for Tom Merritt|
|Reuters reports that according to sources in Congress, White House and Tech Sector legislation for a “back door” for encryption’s dead. Further the draft legislation by senators Burr and Feinstein will not be introduced this year. Cited causes include lack of support from the Administration and House of representatives, and ambivalence of both the CIA and NSA on legislation that could interfere with their encryption efforts.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-encryption-legislation-idUSKCN0YI0EM|
|Ars Technica has confirmed that a European games studio is developing a VR game set in a long-running established franchise for the Xbox One. The game will also be released on the PC and PS4 and is has 2017 release date a time frame that Ars Technica notes gives credibility to reports that Microsoft will be releasing an updated VR compatible Xbox One next year.||http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/05/developer-were-working-on-an-xbox-one-vr-game-for-2017/|
|ZTE announced a new Google Daydream compatible smartphone the Axon 7 along with a compatible VR headset known as the ZTE VR. The 5.5” phone starts at $450 US, and features Android 6.0, a Snapdragon 820 system on a chip, and either 4GB of RAM w/ 64GB of storage or a 6GB of RAM w/ 128GB of storage. ZTE VR headset has a 5 piece glass configuration, 9 axis gyroscope and 18 millisecond delay plus 96 degree Field of View. The phone is available in China now and in the US “shortly”||http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/26/facebook-starts-selling-offsite-ads-targeting-non-users-too/|
|Speaking of VR HP and MSI announced wearable backpack PCs that promise to avoid the pitfalls of having cables when using VR headsets. HP’s offering is part of its Omen line and will feature a Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and VR capable GPU plus a belt that holds two batteries. One of the CPU and one for the GPU. The batteries will only last an hour but thanks to 3rd smaller battery you can hot swap in new batteries without turning off the PC. MSI’s version called the backpack PC sports a Core i7 with a Nvidia GTX 980 GPU. No word on price or availability on either machine.||http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/27/vr-backpacks-are-now-a-real-thing/|
|The FCC has made an additional $2.15 billion available for rural broadband projects after voting for the funding Wed. $215 million will be spent each year for the next 10 years on ISPs via a reverse auction. According to the Ars Technica the ISPs who bid must meet any one of four performance tiers; a “minimum tier” 10Mbps down and 1Mbps up w/ 150GB of data per month, baseline tier 25Mbps down /3Mbps up w/ 150GB of data per month, 100Mbps down/20Mbs up with unlimited data, and the “Gigabit performance tier” with 1Gbs down and 500Mbps up with unlimited data. Carriers who sign on will need to complete 40 percent of the build out within three years, 60 percent within four years, 80 percent within five years, and 100 percent within six years. No date on the auction has been set and FCC plans on taking public comment on the auction procedures.||http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/05/gigabit-internet-with-no-data-caps-may-be-coming-to-rural-america/|
|BBC news reports Apple is fighting a new case against Texas-based VirnetX who was awarded $626 million dollars in Feb over a patent infringement case. VirnetX wants an additional $190 million in damages and Apple blocked from using patent infringing technologies used in Facetime and iMessage. Apple wants to court to throw out the verdict because the US Patent and Trade Office has already invalidated VirenX’s patents and a retrial because VirnetX’s attorneys misrepresented evidence to the jury.||http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36397997|
|Reuters reports that people familiar with the matter say Verizon is working with an investment bank on a bid for Yahoo’s core assets. Additionally has added Bank of America to is list of investment banks as it works to out maneuver other bidders ahead of the June 6 second round deadline. Verizon, Yahoo and Bank of America declined to comment.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yahoo-m-a-verizon-exclusive-idUSKCN0YI001|
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|Facebook starts selling offsite ads targeting non-users too||http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/26/facebook-starts-selling-offsite-ads-targeting-non-users-too/|
|Over a hundred companies already serve this purpose|
|FB is betting that they can make these ads better by refusing pop ups and auto plays|
|2012: Facebook pushing into outside ads could lead to an ad-free FB||http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/30/no-ads-on-facebook/|
|Do we want better tracking ads? Do we trust FB to provide them?|
|Is this a threat to Google?|
|Is it disappointing that the final frontier for social network monetization is ad sales?|
|Pick of the day:|
|Ryan Officer sent us this pick of the day. He writes:|
I have a fascination with things that are old especially when it comes to technology. So for those audience members who shares that appreciation for retro tech I suggest you check out Techmoan on YouTube:
This guy is amazing! He reviews different types of tech but one area I’m most impressed with is his reviews of older tech. He videos consist of well known tech as well as other tech formats you’ve never heard of! He even does time traveling episodes where he does complete unboxing of the really old tech. This guys is great, he’s very detailed, and he knows his stuff. I highly recommend him. Cheers
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|Jason from surprisingly warm Sydney, Australia sent us this email:|
I was catching up on episode 2769 on my walk to work this morning and just as you started reading through the first of the emails about self-driving cars I witnessed a minor accident between a taxi and a tiny Fiat. Minimal damage and no injuries to either party, but I couldn't help but smile as you finished reading the email - the accident was the perfect example of a common situation that would happen far less often once self-driving cars take over the roads.
Of course the poor taxi driver probably won't have a job at that point...
Just thought I'd share, keep up the great work!
|Meredith Guthrie, a Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh had this to say about the timing of the Angry Birds movie. |
Hey, Tom and the Gang
I'm just writing in to give a little background on why the Angry Birds movie may be coming out now. (I'm a media scholar who studies children's media, among other things, and I have 3 kids under 10).
While Angry Birds isn't as popular among adults as it was in its heyday, it has remained popular with kids -- particularly little kids. In fact, Rovio has quietly become a major kids' entertainer. They're well known for cartoons, books, toys, and partnerships with established brands like Transformers and Star Wars.
Every Angry Birds game includes a videos section with classic kid shows (like Wallace & Gromit) and original Rovio productions (like Piggy Tales and Stella). Their videos have hundreds of millions of views, and they've even spun out their videos section into a dedicated app, Toons.tv. Amongst the under 10 set, Rovio is as well known for their cartoons as their games, so it feels pretty natural for kids to see this movie now.
Other reasons it took so long for the movie to come out include the huge amount of time and money it takes to produce a high quality animated picture. (I can't say if the movie is good, but it does look like it'll be high quality.) Rovio may not have had the necessary capital before a couple of years ago. My kids and I have been seeing trailers for the movie for a solid year, it seems.
I'll probably watch the movie with the kids this weekend.
Keep up the good work!
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