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|This is the Daily Tech News for Thursday June 30th, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Justin Robert Young|
|Facebook is shutting down its Paper newsreading app on July 29th. Here are the rest of the Top Stories.||http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/30/12062124/facebook-paper-shutdown|
|t||The official Android account Tweeted today that the official name of Android N will be Nougat, The final release will come sometime during Q3.||http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/06/android-ns-official-name-is-nougat/|
|j||ReCode reports Spotify general counsel Horacio Gutierrez sent a letter to Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell on May 26 accusing Apple of causing “grave harm” by blocking an update to the Spotify app. The letter says Apple turned down the update for business model rules regarding Apple’s requirement that apps use Apple’s billing system to acquire new customers. Apple takes 30% of in-app subscriptions and prevents companies from promoting alternative ways of subscribing in their iOS apps. The letter says the denial “raises serious concerns under both US and EU competition law.”||http://www.recode.net/2016/6/30/12067578/spotify-apple-app-store-rejection|
|t||The transpacific internet cable called Faster goes live Thursday. The cable stretches more than 9,000 kilometers, connecting Oregon to Chiba and Mie prefectures in Japan, with a top speed of 60 terabits per second. A consortium including Google, Global Transit, China Telecom Global, Singtel, China Mobile International, and KDDI funded the project, with construction and technical assistance from NEC.||http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/29/12061910/google-faster-pacific-ocean-internet-cable-japan-nec-corp|
|j||Microsoft announced the 1 TB versions of Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, previously available only in Canada and the US, are coming to 10 new markets. Australia, Austria, China, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the UK can get them now, Germany and Japan will get them later this month. Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands get only the Surface Pro 4 later this summer.||https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/71791/microsoft-brings-powerful-surface-models-10-new-markets|
|t||Samsung announced that their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will now be available unlocked in the US. Previously the devices could only be purchased locked to a carrier, with carrier except for certain phones at Samsung Experience stores in Canada and then run across the border. The S7 and S7 Edge are available at various online retailers today for $669.99 and $769.99, respectively.||http://www.anandtech.com/show/10451/samsung-introduces-carrier-unlocked-galaxy-s7-in-the-us|
|j||Earlier this week Sony launched its PlayStation Vue TV service on the Roku and Thursday it went live on Android. Users of the service on the PlayStation got a new feature that keeps video playing in a window in the upper right corner while scrolling through viewing options. The FireTV version of PSView now supports 60fps video. And quick navigation overlay already used in the PS4 now comes to PS3 and Fire TV users as well.||https://www.engadget.com/2016/06/30/ps-vue-android-app/|
|t||Google Maps for Android has added the ability to do multi-stop directions. After you add your first destination you can tap the corner menu and choose "Add a stop". You can also change the order of the stops by tapping and holding the the three dot menu to the left of a field. The feature is coming soon to iOS.||https://maps.googleblog.com/2016/06/kick-off-your-summer-travels-with-these.html|
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|joining us for the discussion topic is - Austin residents - Brian Brushwood and his producer Bryce Castillo||Host of Scam School for Discovery & Hacking The System for NatGeo.|
|The Toxic Force That Poisoned the Uber and Lyft Battle in Austin||http://observer.com/2016/06/the-toxic-force-that-poisoned-the-uber-and-lyft-battle-in-austin/|
|People in Austin are replacing Uber and Lyft with ... a parking app?||http://www.recode.net/2016/6/30/12060512/luxe-uber-lyft-austin-drivehome|
|Luxe Drive Home Details||https://luxevalet.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2095330-something-extra---our-premium-services|
|In May Austin did not vote to exempt ride-hailing services from requirements to use the city's fingerprint background checks|
- Uber DOES In 2014, require all drivers to undergo federal and county background checks.
- Uber and Lyft stopped operations in Austin
- Other services have applied to use the check system and filled the gap
- Facebook Group for informal ride sharing
ReCode report on Luxe
- Valet parking service.
- Offers "drive Home" if you can't drive yourself when you come to pick up the car
- Val;ets then make their own way home.
- Luxe says 140% increase in Drive Home rides, 32% increase overall business (how much is that in whole numbers? They won't say. )
- Drive home launched 6 months ago in LA, San Francisco and Austin
- Luxe drivers aren't driving their own cars for money
- BUT Luxe says it does extensive background checks and hires fewer than 5% of applicants.
|Looks like you have to ask for Drive Home when you make the drop-off reservation.|
Drive Home Rates
0-5 miles - $15-20 (depends on city)
5.1-15 miles - $30-40 (depends on city)
15.1-30 miles - $60
30.1-50 miles - $100
"This is a limited service and customers are accommodated on a first come first serve basis. To ensure a valet is designated for your reservation we suggest making your reservation as early as possible or at least 1-hour in advance."
"Each of our valets go through a rigorous interview and training process. They must have a clean driving record, pass a criminal background check, and a 50 State Department of Justice Sex Offender search. Additionally, Luxe has a ZERO tolerance drug and alcohol policy."
|Another Ride Share option in Austin:|
|Pick up car parked in your area, drive one way, park on the road and leave it. Subscription model where you pay by the minute for the ride.|
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|What do you think about the possibility of buying one of the Moto G phones from Amazon and flashing it? Do you think that Amazon has found a way to set up the phone to not allow changes?|
|Your post show conversation reminded me of my late nights listening to the radio with my pillow speaker. Too bad the 9 volt batteries were so expensive. Probably bought the radio multiple times over in battery costs.|
Mark from overcast Colorado Springs
|Bill Burlingame: "In 1948 (as nearly as I can remember), my parents gave me a portable radio either for Christmas or my birthday. It was NOT transistor based, but vacuum tube based manufactured by GE. "|
And Mike: "I had one of the early $50 models. It was my one Christmas gift because $50 was a lot back then. I also was born with a hearing loss, so I wore one of those pocket aids with a long cord. I was often asked if I was listening to a radio. "
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