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|This is the Daily Tech News for THursday May 26th, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Justin Robert Young|
|t||Entrepreneur Peter Thiel, co-founder and former CEO of Paypal, told the New York Times he has been funding Hulk Hogan aka Terry Bolleas’s lawsuit against Gawker as a way of fighting back for people the company has published articles about. Thiel said, “It’s less about revenge and more about specific deterrence.” He says he has financed several other cases as well, but would not share names.||http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/26/business/dealbook/peter-thiel-tech-billionaire-reveals-secret-war-with-gawker.html?_r=0|
|j||PayPal announced iOS and Android users must upgrade to version6 of the Paypal mobile app between June 3 and June 30. In addition Paypal will no longer support apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Kindle Fire. In a post on the PayPal website VP of Global Consumer Product & Engineering Joanna Lambert said Windows Phone could still access PayPal through a mobile web browser and BlackBerry users could use the BBM app to send peer to peer payments.||http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/26/paypal-kills-windows-phone-blackberry-android-fire-app/|
|t||HP announced four products in the new Omen line. Two laptops are black with red highlights round the keys and on the lid. The Verge notes, a diamond on the lid is reminiscent of VoodooPC which HP acquired in 2006. The models come in 15.6-inch versions starting with Core i3 processors and 17.3-inch with core i5. Both can get i7 up to 16GB of RAM a GTX 965M GPU and a 4K display. 15.6-inchers start at $899.99 and 17.3-inchers begin at $979.99 both available July 10. A 32-inch Quad HD monitor will come in August along with the Omen Desktop featuring Nvidia’s Founder’s Edition 1080 graphics card and water cooling.||http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/26/11774332/hp-omen-gaming-line-announced-laptops-desktop-tower-accessories|
|j||An era has truly ended my friends. The once seemingly eternal bond of Imgur and Reddit is no more. Reddit is rolling out an image upload feature starting in 50 communities. Images have a max of 20 MB and GIFs a max of 100 MB. BTW, that max is 200 MB on Imgur. Reddit says they are grateful to Imgur and of course people can still choose to use Imgur or anybody else for image hosting.||http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/25/reddit-image-uploads/|
|t||Lenovo ended its financial year with a loss of $128 million on revenue of $44.9 billion down 3 percent year over year. Although Q4 saw a profit of $180 million up 80 percent year over year. Part of the yearly loss has to dow with expenses in acquiring Motorola. Lenovo said the handset division “did not meet expectations.” Tech In Asia points out Lenovo reported mobile shipments in China fell 85 percent quarter over quarter. Lenovo dropped out of the Top 5 in China and is number 4 in India.||http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/26/lenovo-admits-its-motorola-business-has-not-met-expectations/|
|j||After three days of deliberation a jury ruled that Android does not infringe Oracle-owned copyrights by re-implementing 37 Java APIs. The decision finds that Google had a fair use of the APIs.||http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/05/google-wins-trial-against-oracle-as-jury-finds-android-is-fair-use/|
|t||A report from the US Government Accountability Office notes that the unit in charge of nuclear weapons uses 8-inch floppy disks on an IBM/Series 1 circa 1976. Other agencies use systems at least 50 years old as well. $61.2 billion was spent in 2015 to maintain outdated systems while $19.2 billion went to upgrades. The Pentagon says floppies will be phased out in to nuclear command by end of 2017 and systems will be fully modernized by 2020. Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Valerie Henderson told the AFP "This system remains in use because, in short, it still works.”||http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36385839|
|Gadgetchaser's comment on Defense Department using old tech "Trust me when I say that when a system 40 years old is working, keep using it. The billions they say are spent are most like spent trying to procure or recreate hardware that is no longer manufactured. Whatever they're spending on that, triple or quadruple it to develop, test, validate and implement/install the new systems."|
|j||Microsoft, Facebook and Telefonica subsidiary Telxius announced Thursday an agreement to build the MAREA transatlantic cable across the Atlantic Ocean. The 6600 kilometer cable will connect Virginia Beach in the US with Bilbao, Spain at a capacity of 160 terabits per second. Also this week in subsea cable new Quintillion Subsea holdings has acquired Arctic Fibre which is implementing the first branch of a project that will eventually connect Japan to the UK by laying cable in the melting ice of the northwest passage.||https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/server-cloud/2016/05/26/microsoft-and-facebook-to-build-subsea-cable-across-atlantic/|
|t||Johannes Kuehn and Professor Sami Haddadin from the Leibniz University of Hannover presented their work at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Sweden last week. That makes them sound like respectable scientist. But how about this? Kuehn and Haddadin want to teach robots to feel pain. The researchers have developed a nervous robot-tissue model that is inspired by the human skin structure.” Three classes of “pain” are meant to prevent harm, collisions, and damage.||http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/26/german-scientists-are-training-robots-to-feel-pain/|
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|The Financial Times reported Thursday that sources told it Apple SVP Eddy Cue met with Time Warner’s head of corporate strategy, Olaf Olafsson (the HBO/TBS owning Time Warner) late last year to discuss an acquisition. It didn’t pass beyond preliminaries, but unnamed bankers told FT that Apple is now interested in acquiring a streaming service, like Netflix.||http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/a3bf618a-22ec-11e6-9d4d-c11776a5124d,Authorised=false.html?siteedition=intl&_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2Fa3bf618a-22ec-11e6-9d4d-c11776a5124d.html%3Fsiteedition%3Dintl&_i_referer=http%3A%2F%2Ffortune.com%2F80cd6a3e2827ba4b8366f84458d8ec82&classification=conditional_standard&iab=barrier-app#axzz49lKaeN3I|
|Apple Proposed Buying Time Warner and May Consider Netflix, FT Reports - Fortune||http://fortune.com/2016/05/26/apple-proposed-buying-time-warner-may-consider-netflix/|
|Apple considered buying Time Warner, but it never got serious | The Verge||http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/26/11785064/apple-considered-time-warner-acquisition|
|Hulu is reportedly in talks with Time Warner to sell a stake of itself that would value the company at $5 billion||http://www.businessinsider.com/hulu-may-sell-to-time-warner-for-5-billion-2015-11|
|Apple Cook acquisition||http://fortune.com/2016/04/27/apple-cook-acquisition/|
|Should Apple buy Netflix?||http://www.investopedia.com/articles/markets/050916/should-and-could-apple-buy-netflix-53-billion-nflx-aapl.asp|
|Jan Dawson from Jackdaw on TechPinions in January about Apple buying Netflix||https://techpinions.com/why-apple-should-buy-netflix/42917|
|SVP Eddy Cue and TW head corporate strategy Olaf Olafsson met to discuss acquisition|
- Apple has $230 billion cash
- TW acq estimated $80 billion
- Netflix estimated $43 billion
- Tesla $27 billion
- Hulu valued in November at $5 billion when rumored to be selling stake to Time Warner!
Netflix would bring in a profitable subscription service and in house cloud services talent.
|During earnings call April 26|
“We’re always looking in the market about things that could complement things that we do today, become features in something we do, or allow us to accelerate entry into a category that we’re excited about. And so as I said before, our test is not on the size. We would definitely buy something larger than we’ve bought thus far. It’s more about the strategic fit and whether it’s a great technology and great people. And so we continue to look and we stay very active in the M&A market.”
Richard Saintvilus - Investopedia May 9
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings would be forced to listen to any deal that offers a 35% premium or higher. And while Netflix stock price is at around $90, the base price for a deal would probably start at the mid-range of its 52-week high price, which is $111 per share. Add a 35% premium to $111 and Netflix can be bought right now for an even $150 per share or around $53 billion.
|Pick of the day:|
My pick of the day is a guide on how to turn a resume into a chat bot! Its been posted several places, but I saw it first on Lifehacker. Its written by Ester Crawford, and it serves as a great way to get your foot in the door to creating chat bots in general. As someone who's never coded (unless you count "hello world" in Python), I've been intimidated by some other "easy" chat bot creation services. This guide allowed me to get a bot up and running in about 40 minutes, and while you start at a pretty basic state (a simple copy of her resume bot, EsterBot), it gives you a lot of tools to explore further functionality, and services used are free for basic use (she integrates Twillo for SMS, which does cost money, but it easily works without it). I'd say if you've ever edited a Linux config file, you would feel right at home setting up the chat dialogue. Right now I'm working to replace our office FAQ with what I've learned, and I know I've just scratched the surface. It's probably never going to allow you to setup your own learning AI conversation, but I found it interesting and accessible.
Rich from Lovely Cleveland
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|Motang observes: "f all cars were self driving without human input, it would make a funny (following the speed limit) speed chase on a busy freeway like the 401 or the I-5 or even the parking lot known to people from inland empire the 91!"|
|And Bill in Huntsville points out another situation for self-driving cars to solve: |
There are times when traffic conditions such as a accident or a storm damage cause traffic control to be overtaken by a human directing traffic. A human may be motioning the traffic to move when the light is red or perhaps directing the flow to a normally oncoming lane.
Was listening to yesterday's show this morning and was surprised that when discussing the Siri Home Device vs AppleTV vs Echo vs Google Home, no one suggested a Universal Voice Assistant which just like a Universal Remote, would speak to all the other voice assistants for you! You'd just ask your UVA to "Order dinner, turn down the lights and play the latest episode of Game of Thrones in the Living room." The UVA would then bark out commands to appropriate devices, just like a Universal Remote!
Kickstarter link on it's way!
|My brother woke up Wednesday to find the screen of his 5 year old work laptop black with a cursor. He had been involuntarily upgraded to Windows 10 and there was no Windows 10 driver for his "old"graphics card. He tried to update the graphics card but could not because he did not have authorization but he couldn't get into the machine to show his ownership.|
I'd have had him write to you himself but he's still cursing.
There are good reasons NOT TO UPGRADE to Windows 10.
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