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|This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday May 24th, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Twitter is giving developers the heads up in a few changes coming in the next few months. Attachments like pictures and video will no longer count against your 140 character limit. The @names in a reply will no longer count against your character limit either. And non-reply tweets that begin with an @ symbol will show to your whole audience now. You will be able to retweet and quote tweet your own posts.||https://blog.twitter.com/express-even-more-in-140-characters|
|9to5 Mac reports it has corroborated a research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo about new 13 and 15-inch MacBook pros coming in Q4 from Apple. Kuo says the new MBPs will be thinner and lighter, include Touch ID, and OLED touch bar above the keyboard for the function keys. There will also be metal injection molded hinges USB-C and Thunderbolt. A 13-inch version of the new 12-inch MacBook is also expected.||http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/23/apple-prepping-thinner-macbook-pros-with-oled-screen-above-keyboard-touch-id-for-q4/|
|Pebble announced the Pebble 2 and the Pebble Time 2 watches both with built-in heart rate monitors and the Pebble Core, a clip-on for runners. The $99 Pebble Core has a 3G connection, GPS and a headphone jack The Pebble 2 is $129 with a 1.26-inch epaper display and 7-day battery life. The Time 2 is $199, stainless steel with a 1.5-inch 200 x 228 pixel screen. A software update includes an actions list for faster access to certain app features. All the devices are available for a discount on Kickstarter with the watches shipping in September and the clip-on Core not coming until January.||http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/24/pebble-2-pebble-time-2/|
|Google announced changes to AdWords Tuesday. Local search is coming to Google.com and Google Maps. Promoted pins adds a logo to Google Map locations. AdWords headlines expand from 25 to 30 characters, and descriptions go from 35 characters to 80. Advertisers will also be able to adjust bids by device, paying a different price for mobile vs. desktop.||http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/24/google-makes-big-changes-to-its-ad-products/|
|Platform as a Service company, Twilio, has launched an add-ons marketplace. Add-ons are pre-integrated modules from technology partners that users can access via the Twilio API. Twilio also announced “Programmable Wireless” a SIM-based service in partnership with T-Mobile. It’s meant to allow developers to build-in cell service into any device like an Internet of Things device or even an new mobile phone service. Programmable Wireless is coming in Q4 with volume pricing starting at $2 per SIM per month and ten cents per megabyte.||http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/24/twilio-launches-add-on-marketplace/|
|Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch sent an open letter to US Senator and Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune with the results of Facebook’s investigation into bias in Facebook Trends. Stretch claims conservative and liberal topics are approved with identical rates. Facebook will still update its policies and training. It will no longer rely on a list of external websites to validate importance. Senator Thune found the report acceptable.||http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/05/response-to-chairman-john-thunes-letter-on-trending-topics/|
|The Windows 10 upgrade trouble Justin Robert Young described on Thursday’s show is causing frustration for a lot of others as well. The new Windows 10 upgrade notification is now labeled recommendation meaning it stays scheduled even if someone clicks the red x to close a window. One has to read the pop-up windows text and click on the word “here” if they wish to cancel the scheduled upgrade. Windows 10 upgrade will cost money after July 29.||http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36367221|
|Fast Company says Samsung executive tell it that no more Samsung Android Wear devices are in development or being planned. The executives say the Tizen OS is more battery efficient.||https://news.fastcompany.com/samsung-is-done-with-the-android-wear-os-4008110|
|Uber told TechCrunch Toyota is partnering with Uber to expand its vehicle financing program.The Verge reports Uber drivers can lease their vehicles from Toyota and cover their payments through earnings generated as Uber drivers.The two companies will also conduct ride-sharing trials in countries that have yet to establish the practice. Volkswagen also announced it is investing $300 million in black car hailing service Gett.||http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/24/uber-and-toyota-confirm-strategic-deal/|
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|Twitch reaches multi-year deal to stream competitive gaming from new ELeague - GeekWire||http://www.geekwire.com/2016/twitch-streaming-eleague/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds|
|ELEAGUE lands Arby's, Credit Karma, and Buffalo Wild Wings sponsorships | The Daily Dot||http://www.dailydot.com/esports/eleague-arbys-buffalo-wild-wings-credit-karma/|
|YouTube Gaming launches event hubs with E3 live streams||http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/24/youtube-gaming-event-hubs-e3/|
|ELeague (Turner Sports and WME|IMG) laumches on Twitch today|
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting 12 ET 6 games per day,
- Thursday pair of best of threes at 2 PM
- Friday weekly showcase 10 PM ET on TBS alternative viewing of best of 3 on TWitch
- Full replays and VOD on http://twitch.tv/eleaguetv
|"On March 12, 2016 ELEAGUE announced sponsorship from Arby's, Credit Karma, and Buffalo Wild Wings" - $2 million each, two seasons. These are not sponsors you usually see in a game about planting bombs and shooting terrorists.|
- "uninterrupted game coverage" with "limited commercial time."
- Friday games will be on tv in the US. But in Brazil, Wed-Friday games will be on tv. It's a big thing going on.
- Twitch IS the defacto place for esports in North America for sure. YTGaming, hitbox, and dailymotion aren't there — yet.
- In Japan there's niconico and the korean equiv that show events over there, but often a Twitch simulcast.
| I think the general public (understandably) underestimates the amount of industry business that occurs during the show, behind the scenes. It's easy to get caught up in the press announcements, the flashy booths, and all the news stories around the games E3, but that's only part of what goes on there.|
... just because Activision and EA don't have booths doesn't mean they're not there doing just as much business. They're still there - technically not on the show floor, but they have events and pressers in the area that week. To be honest, EA and Activision's booths weren't very accessible anyways, with most of the main games behind closed doors. I'm more than sure, however, their teams will still be out in full force though. E3 is just as much about marketers, executives, retailers, and other third parties getting together to meet, do business, hold meetings, etc. If you walk anywhere around DTLA, especially the steakhouses and Katsuya in the area, it's all full of people in suits talking shop.
That's not to say E3 won't continue to change either. I mean, the show in itself has seen some pretty large ebbs and flows over the years, changing in attendance and purpose. With the growth of other fan conventions such as PAX, part of that direct and public fan engagement will shift out of E3, but, as far as I can tell, for the purposes of an industry event, E3 will still be needed.
|YouTube gaming launching event hubs starting with E3 in June|
- YouTube's E3 coverage will begin with EA's and Bethesda's keynotes on June 12th, followed by a 12-hour stream on June 13th.
|Pick of the day:|
|In episode 2764 Justin had Windows 10 seemingly forced upon him.|
My pick of the day is Steve Gibson's "Never 10". Steve did it again, wrote an extremely small executable that does not need to be installed, will block Windows 10 from being downloaded and installed, will even cleanup Windows 10 files if it has already been downloaded in the background and you have no desire to install it.
For techs in a small business: this can run with the command line switch, aka startup script.
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|Tom and distinguished guest:|
As I listened to Peter talk about the Motorola Razr reboot it occurred to me how this might be useful, in fact even more useful than the watches with 4G capability. When I had my old Palm III I wished that I could purchase an inexpensive flip phone that I could tether my Palm to. With bluetooth headphones, a tethered watch, tablet or PDA, etc and the inexpensive flip phone as the hub. Add a e-paper display, water/dust proofing, and a battery life of several days (and maybe a decent camera) and I could take the phone everywhere and the other peripherals only when I needed them. Now that tethering is free on most plans Motorola might just be making my dreams of 2010 come true!
Thanks for the great show!
|Would we even HAVE cars now if we'd known that there would be 30,000 deaths a year and we'd spend trillions and trillions (and trillions) over time on paving and other expenses. And the Edsel?|
I am the Stig
|I had plenty of time to be fully engrossed with your discussion on self-driving cars with Veronica, as I was parked on I-90, trying to get into work. I could see in real time how amazing human drivers are as they tried to merge at the last minute into my lane, drove on the shoulder to get to their exit, cut off semis, and in general do their best to make me late for work. As much as safety would be a potential benefit for self-driving cars, I have to think general efficiency would be just as much of a gain, as seemingly human's lack the ability to plan ahead where they are driving. Rip out my steering wheel, I am ready and waiting for our self-driving future. |
Rich from Lovely Cleveland
|I'm definitely one of the 15% who can't wait to take my eyes off the road, but there's one thing I don't understand. If I want to rejigger the cars in my driveway, will my car understand, "Park next to the Edsel?" Or if I'm attending a rural county fair and need to park in a big, grassy unmarked field how do I issue the command, "Park over there!". Or must I say,"move forward 17 feet and then turn left 49 degrees"? I agree that a big steering wheel is a waste of space if I'm zooming down the highway, but for those minute manipulations, what will replace it? |
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