|TITLE:||GUEST & TITLE: |
Scott Johnson - podcaster at FrogPants Studios and cartoonist
Paul Spain, Host of the NZ Tech Podcast
|Stories subject to change up until showtime|
|Daily Tech News Show is powered by its audience not outside organizations. To find out more head to dailytechnewsshow.com/support|
|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday Sept 28th, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Scott Johnson & Paul Spain|
|tm||Blackberry CEO John Chen put out a statement saying "The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners." Blackberry has named one partner so far Indonesia's BB Merah Putih. Last year, CEO John Chen said the company would need to sell 5 million phones for the handset business to be profitable. BlackBerry posted Q2 results Wednesday showing a loss of $372 million or 71 cents a share. A year ago the company had a profit of $51 million on 24 cents a share.||https://www.cnet.com/news/blackberry-phones-finally-get-put-out-of-their-misery/|
|sj||Apple said Wednesday will move its London-based headquarters to the former Battersea Power Station. The station famous to many for being on the cover of Pink Floyd's album 'Animals', was purchased in 2012 by a Malaysian consortium and is being redeveloped into offices, hotels, housing and shops. Apple will take up residence in the former central boiler house where Cybermen once had their headquarters in an episode of Doctor Who. Apple will move in 2021.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-apple-london-idUSKCN11Y1YW?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|tm||Twitter opened its Moments feature to all users. You can create your own Moment to compile a collection of Tweets to tell a story or highlight an event. Select Create a new Moment, add the tweets you want to include, select a cover image and then publish it. Anyone who follows you will see it. The feature has launched on the Web and will come to Mobile soon.||https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/28/twitter-moments-available-to-all/|
|sj||The Intercept obtained a Florida Department of Law Enforcement document that shows a log of phone numbers contacted in iMessage along with corresponding IP addresses and timestamps. Apple shares these logs with law enforcement when compelled to by a court order. The log comes from the server that decides whether to route a message by SMS or through Apple's own iMessage network. Apple told the Intercept that the logs are only kept for 30 days and the logs do not indicate whether any communication took place or what the content might have been.||https://theintercept.com/2016/09/28/apple-logs-your-imessage-contacts-and-may-share-them-with-police/|
|tm||Uber-owned Otto tells Reuters it will increase its fleet from 6 to 15 trucks and have them carrying freight for customers next year. Otto is working with independent truckers to try an algorithm that matches freight with drivers and provides a more efficient route. That is a competitive business with industry heavyweights like XPO Logistics and CH Robinson already offering similar services. Some trucks will be autonomous on freeways but still need a driver and an engineer. Others will just use sophisticated navigation mapping and tracking. Otto has motor carrier permits with the US DoT and California DMV and filed for a permit to haul freight last month.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-trucking-idUSKCN11Y0DI|
|sj||A new version of the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote will go on pre-order today for $40 including a remote. In addition to voice-command capabilities the stick also gets upgraded from a dual to quad-core processor. Shipping begins October 20.||https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/28/amazon-fire-tv/?ncid=rss|
|Thanks to all those who participate in our subreddit. Submit stories and vote on them at dailytechnewsshow.reddit.com||http://dailytechnewsshow.reddit.com|
|Paul Spain talks with us about Microsoft Ignite|
|8 Major products unveiled at Microsoft Ignite||http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/components-peripherals/300082232/8-major-products-unveiled-at-microsoft-ignite-2016.htm/pgno/0/1|
|Microsoft updates Office apps with Excel maps, PowerPoint QuickStarter and Tap for Word and Outlook - GeekWire||http://www.geekwire.com/2016/microsoft-updates-office-apps-with-excel-maps-powerpoint-quickstarter-and-tap-for-word-and-outlook/|
|Paul's top 3|
1. Advanced Threat Analytics for Office 365 and Windows 10 will now work together - delivering protection against malware threats via weblink and attachements and utilising 'Remote Detonation'
2. Next steps for OneDrive - for both business users and consumers - with an updated roadmap revealed
3. Showfloor - Sennhesier MB 660
| Ignite - Microsoft's conference IT Pros|
* Microsoft selling BIO-key's USB connected Windows Hello finger scanner for authenticating with Windows 10
* Advanced Threat Analytics soon to offer:
o a capability that performs 'remote detonation' of weblinks in the cloud (as way of checking for malicious URLs in emails)
o A similar capability that will check attachments before they're opened
* Windows Defender App Guard - for Microsoft Edge<https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/09/27/application-guard-microsoft-edge/#.V-qfrCPFbh0.twitter>
o Opening potentially insecure webpages in a separate hardware based virtual machine (just for businesses to start with)
* Improvements in OneDrive
o For business users - SharePoint syncing available shortly in preview form for launch end of year<https://blogs.office.com/2016/09/26/sharepoint-online-sync-preview-headlines-ignite-announcements-for-onedrive/>. This is a key component for businesses wanting to get rid of traditional file servers and move to Office 365 for file storage.
? Unfortunately the current preview won't allow synchronising Rights Managed content which is one of SharePoint's killer features.<https://twitter.com/MikeTCrowley/status/780809758970372096>
o For consumers - new features include built in file preview online for Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, RAW photo files, and all video previews
* Partnerships across the industry incl Adobe, Renault-Nissan<http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2016/09/26/microsofts-partners-with-adobe-and-renault-nissan-to-boost-azure/#587cdf964ae5>, Workday
* MyAnalytics<https://blogs.office.com/2016/09/26/create-better-work-habits-with-myanalytics-formerly-delve-analytics/> - I heard it referred to as FitBit for your work habits
o Set and measure goals in relation to work habits
o Track how much time is spent in meetings, or doing email
o Stats on what percentage of emails you send are being opened, and what percentage of email you receive you open
o Tracking your response time on emails - for instance do you need to speed up how quickly you reply to your clients or bosses?
? Artificial Intelligence
* Satya Nadella says they're democratizing AI - with it being a key to utilising the huge amounts of processing power and data offered by their cloud<https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/26/microsoft-ceo-satya-nadella-on-how-ai-will-transform-his-company/>
o Show Floor
? Dozens if not hundreds of exhibitors - showcasing how focussed Microsoft is on partnerships. Great to connect with tech companies face to face but some booths were just manned by people with no knowledge of the products - just handing out brochures.
? Most were software providers
? But there were device companies like Logitech, Sennheiser and Jabra - with their business audio for individuals and meeting rooms and also cameras for video conference - today I'm using Sennheiser's MB660 - which have some similar capabilities to Bose QC35 headphones loved by frequent flyers
|Pick of the day:|
|Bill Russell the not basketball player in North Dakota recommends Sweet Home WiFi picture backup. "This app is Android only as far as I know. During the setup you'll mark which folders you want to backup, what WiFi network it's backing up on to(so it won't attempt if you're on a friend's wifi), where you backup to, and what folder format you want the files to be saved into. My current setup will backup up my picutres/videos as soon as I'm connected to a folder on my media PC that is also set to backup online with CrashPlan. From there I can move only the files I want to a Google Photos backed up folder. Now I can keep all my pictures and videos at their original quality, backed up online right away, but also get them into Google Photos so I have access whenever I need them.|
Sweet Home comes in two varieties. The free one is basically their testing/beta version of the software. The paid version is currently $2.95. While the software isn't pretty and hasn't been updated with the modern UI, for me it's worth the money to preserve my image and video quality, but still get it into Google Photos.
|Send your picks to feedbackatdailytechnewsshow.com and you can find more picks at||http://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/picks/|
|Messages of the day (email@example.com)|
|Simon here from Johannesburg South Africa. (you say it Joe-han-is-burg)|
Listening to the show yesterday about Google ultimately wanting to offer data across Africa. Absolutely they ultimately do, but as you and Patrick commented Africa is a vast continent of over 50 countries and they're all different and telco's are even more different.
For example Mpesa (mobile money) is a huge hit in Kenya but in South Africa the different mobile operators have all tried and failed at mobile money because we already have a very developed banking system and a new bank (Capitec started in 2001) offers accounts for some US$0.50 a month with great interest rates and ATM / online banking access. So we don't need mobile money.
Now sure we all need data and currently we have a #datamustfall movement trying to get data rates down, for example one operator (MTN) has vastly different rates for data in the different countries they operate in and we have by far the most expensive.
Further many local companies have tried expanding into the rest of Africa, but most have failed because they failed to truly understand the differences. Google will have to be careful
It is not impossible, but it will be tough and slow.
love the show
|Tom and Roger,|
In answer to Rogers comment yesterday...yes there are minimum flight altitudes for helicopters which generally don't fly lower than 500 feet although the FAA regulations for helicopters say you must only maintain a height that is "high enough to allow a safe landing". There are also other rules for staying above people and property that make 500 ft the general rule for minimum altitude.
I must apologize as I made an error yesterday in my email. A colleague pointed out to me that while it was a contentious battle, ultimately the New Children's hospital did get approval for a helipad which is now the ONLY helicopter landing spot in San Francisco... it was unfortunate that I chose that example.
In fact after he pointed this out to me, I recalled seeing the news story I linked to below:
Again my apologies...
Love the show!
|I've been in the industry for a little while, and in my experience it's not clear that the advantages of modularity outweigh the disadvantages. The major advantages are ease of maintenance and upgrades. The major disadvantages are bulk, expense and possible reliability issues.|
Basically, if you don't mind a phone that costs anything up to 50% more than a non-modular equivalent, may disassemble itself into it's component modules if dropped, may need to be disassembled periodically for cleaning and is heavier and bulkier than the non-modular equivalent, get a modular phone.
The IBM PS/2 springs to mind. You could completely disassemble and re-assemble a PS/2 with no tools. The problem was that to make this practical components (power supply, disk drives, etc.) had to be built with proprietary interfaces that would fit into the modular chassis. This made them expensive. The other issue is that connectors designed to allow modules to easily connect may not make as secure a connection as their non-modular brethren.
And every time one of my users would get one I'd get a call that it wouldn't boot. I'd go to their office, pull all the modules apart and clean the connectors, plug everything back in and Bob's your uncle.
The vision is to operate a _fleet_ of these spacecrafts. For every spacecraft carrying passengers ten or so cargo ships will be needed, carrying supplies, building materials and machinery.
Earth and Mars reach a point of closest approach every 26 months. In order to colonize Mars: in the two years leading up to a departure window the boosters are to launch many times, building up a fleet of transporters in orbit around the Earth.
|Thanks to Scott Johnson & Paul Spain|
|Patron Thank You||http://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/support|
|(Thank a boss, buy a mug, tell a friend)||http://patreon.com/dtns|
|If you want just the headlines of the day in less than ten minutes subscribe to Daily Tech Headlines at dailytechheadlines.com/||http://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/subscribe/|
|Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org! Catch the show live M-F at 4:30 PM eastern at alphageekradio.com and diamondclub.tv and visit our website dailytechnewsshow.com.||http://www.reddit.com/r/dailytechnewsshow/|
|Plug tomorrow's guest: Justin Robert Young|
|END OF SHOW|
|Tech In Travel Minute|