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|This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday Feb 23rd, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt||Happy National Toast Day|
|t||Bill Gates told the Financial Times he did not think the FBI’s request to Apple constituted a backdoor saying, “this is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information. They’re not asking for a general thing, they’re asking for a particular case.” He compared it to requests for bank information or phone information. In a later interview with Bloomberg, Gates said he was disappointed these comments were portrayed as siding with the FBI. He said the courts will decide Apple’s case and hoped for a discussion about the issue to be eventually decided in Congress.||http://qz.com/622769/bill-gates-pokes-holes-in-apples-argument-against-the-fbi/|
|p||The Verge reports that a filing by Apple in response to a Eastern District of New York court request shows 12 Apple devices are subjects of court orders by the FBI in five different court districts, using the All Writs Act as justification.|
The Department of Justice lists a thirteenth device in a subsequent letter.
The filings come from a New York drug case in which the defendant agreed to a plea bargain.
Eight of the devices run iOS7. Three others have no secure enclave.
Apple deferred compliance with requests to decrypt in most cases.
If compelled to cooperate in the San Bernadino case, Apple could be compelled to comply in these other cases as well.
|t||In a letter obtained by Search Engine Land and verified by TechCrunch, Google told partners in the US and UK that it will shut down Google Compare as of March 23rd. Initially known as Google Advise, the product launched in the UK in 2012 and the US last year. It let users comparison shop for financial products like credit cards, mortgages and insurance. Thanks to KAPT_Kipper for submitting on the subreddit||http://techcrunch.com/2016/02/23/google-is-closing-google-compare-its-financial-services-comparison-service/?ncid=rss|
|p||Bloomberg reports people familiar with the matter say Time Inc heard a presentation from Citigroup on a deal to merge with Yahoo’s core business.|
Verizon and AT&T are also said to be interested in Yahoo.
Yahoo reaches 1 billion users worldwide. Time announced earlier this month that it is buying ad tech company Viant, owner of MySpace.
|t||Thurott.com reports on a leaked video discovered by @WalkingCat showing the user interface for ActionGram, a holographic video app for Microsoft’s Hololens. In the video you can see device stats at the top of the app window including WiFi connectivity, battery indicator , time and volume. The basic menu shown in the video features Cortana and live tiles, very similar to the Windows 10 start menu.||https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/64804/hololens-start-menu-uncovered-in-actiongram-videos|
|p||Western Digital still plans to acquire SanDisk despite the removal of investment from China’s Unisplendour Corporation.|
The US foreign investment committee confirmed plans to investigate the deal in which Unisplendour would have taken 15% of the merged company.
Unisplendour would have contributed £2.7 billion to the £12.3 billion bid. Western Digital now plans to go in alone with a cash and stock deal valued at £11.2 billion.
|t||Telegram said Tuesday it has 100 million monthly active users generating 15 billion encrypted messages daily. Telegram last reported it had 50 million active users in December 2014.||http://techcrunch.com/2016/02/23/encrypted-messaging-app-telegram-hits-100m-monthly-active-users-350k-new-users-each-day/?ncid=rss|
|p||Snapchat just added the Birthday Party feature that gives you birthday-oriented filters you can use on your snaps.|
A cake emoji will also appear next to your friends' names on their birthday.
You can double-tap to send a picture to them with a birthday-themed filter yourself.
|How actual teens actually use snapchat||http://www.buzzfeed.com/benrosen/how-to-snapchat-like-the-teens#.duwQRYpd5|
|t||Oppo showed of SuperVOOC at Mobile World Congress. The battery charging technology can take a phone from zero to 100 percent in 15 minutes. Oppo also showed off SmartSensor which builds image stabilization into the camera sensor instead of the lens. Both features are expected in Oppo’s upcoming phone. ||http://www.cnet.com/news/oppos-new-battery-tech-charges-a-phone-from-flat-to-full-in-15-minutes/|
|p||Samsung 837 is opening Tuesday at Washington and East 13th in New York with art exhibits, cooking classes, musical performances and of course electronics demonstrations.|
It will have a 75-seat theater, and space for tech support and workshops. It won’t sell things though.
If you want to buy a Samsung product while at the store they will help you order it online. Although you can buy food and drinks.
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|IBM's supercomputer will power an online, anime VR game||http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/23/ibm-watson-sword-art-online-vrmmo/|
|Valve releases tool to test whether your PC is VR ready | Ars Technica||http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/02/valve-releases-tool-to-test-whether-your-pc-is-vr-ready/|
|LG 360 Cam and LG VR Headset||http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/21/11077616/lg-g5-announced-specs-release-date-price-mwc-2016|
|Samsung Gear 360 Cam||http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/21/11081450/samsung-gear-360-camera-video-specs-mwc-2016|
|Here's our first look at the HTC Vive consumer edition||http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/23/htc-vive-consumer/|
|‘A Small Number’ Of Rift Pre-Orders Were Just Canceled By Oculus | TechCrunch||http://techcrunch.com/2016/02/22/a-small-number-of-rift-pre-orders-were-just-canceled-by-oculus/|
|Why Sony Has a Big Lead in VR | Tim Bajarin | PCMag.com||http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2499778,00.asp|
|Sword art Online: The Beginning||http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2499846,00.asp|
|IBM’s Japanese division sponsoring Sword Art Online: The Beginning|
- adapting Reki Kawahara book series in MMO VR
- Book set in 2022 focusing on various VR MMOs
- uses cognitive computing from Watson and SoftLayer cloud service
- partnering with Namco Bandai
- 208 Testers in Tokyo next month
- Players appear as 3D-scanned avatar. Player is controller
- Will support Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
ISSUES TOM THOUGHT OF
- Old and slow
- out of breath
|THIS WEEK ANNOUNCEMENTS|
- HTC Vive preorder Feb. 29 $799 ship early April
-Valve has just released a SteamVR Performance Test Tool which runs a benchmark for VR content at 90fps and returns fidelity rating
- LG 360 Cam 16mpxl still, 2K video
- LG360 VR, headset connects to G5 phone by USB-C 1.88-inch 960x720 display (supports cardboard) 100g
- Samsung Gear 360 cam, 30-mpxl stills, 3840 x 1920 video, Works with S7 or Windows app (Q2)
- Sony Xperia Eye wearable 360 camera (summer)
- Tim Bajarin for PC Mag: Sony PS VR. 36 million PS4-owners
- Oculus canceled some preorders, possibly because of shipping to unsupported countries (only 20 countries supported) Oculus asking for contact if order caneled in error
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|Dwayne here from Germany.|
I was listen to the show with Scott and Molly. Love her by the way, but I actually chuckled when she said that multi-accounts-sign-ons for Instagram was coming to the iPhone. You know I am a Windows Phone user but I have been dabbling with Android the last 6 months and I still prefer 6Tag over Instagram on Android. Yes this is my Pick for us Windows Phone Fans out there. 6Tag is amazing. It had Multi account even before the official app did on any platform and always pushes the boundaries thank to Rudy Hyun the developer. He just made it a Universal app on Win10 also making it shine you that much more. So 6Tag is my Pick. Have an amazing day.
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From what I can gather via the Huntsville media, the city will own and install the backbone When that is complete, The city will lease space to Google and Google will connect to individual addresses. They said the price for gigabit service in other cities is $70/mo. If HDTV and internet is provided, the cost is $130/mo.
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