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|This is the Daily Tech News for Sunday, 22nd of May, I'm Peter Wells|
|We're going to be going through a few headlines, then a bit of a catch up on some of the week's stories from our perspective, which will lead nicely into a discussion on Google IO||hear the news from a different perspective, support day six of DTNS at patreon.com/dtns|
|P||Apple has pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and is working on a fix. Update 9.3.2 reportedly 'bricked' some iPad Pro's out in the wild, including the iPad Pro of a friend of mine - although my iPad took the update without issue.||http://www.imore.com/apple-comments-error-56-looking-reports-affected-ipads|
|J||The Facebook trending timeline story refuses to die, this time the New York Times joins the discussion, interviewing a few former Facebook engineers, who said human intervention over the algorithm was needed. |
Quote "Facebook’s trending algorithms, which identify the most-talked-about terms, were not very good at discerning what was and was not news. Left to their own devices, roughly 40 percent of what Facebook’s algorithms dug up would be junk or “noise,” a result of many people using the same word at the same time across the network. The algorithm might pick up a sharp rise in the word “Skittles” and deem it a trending topic — not exactly the events Facebook had in mind.
That is where humans came in. Facebook enlisted a set of 20-somethings as curators, copy editors and team leads, charged with sifting through the material the algorithms unearthed. They were crucial, they were told, to improving Facebook’s ability to discern, over time, what constitutes news.
|http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/technology/facebook-trending-list-skewed-by-individual-judgment-not-institutional-bias.html?_r=0||Tom has said many times that Facebook probably wouldnt be in this situation had they not called the feed "trending", and implied it was jsut machines running the show. |
It's interesting to me that Twitter's Moments has always prided itself on the human curation, when it launched in Australia it advertised for 'journalists and editors"
|P||Boing Boing reports the Oculus has changed its DRM to exclude Revive, a "proof-of-concept compatibility layer between the Oculus SDK [software development kit] and OpenVR," that let players buy software in the Oculus store and run it on competing hardware.||https://boingboing.net/2016/05/20/oculus-breaks-promise-uses-dr.html|
|VR Let's Play: Nerd³ Plays... Job Simulator - Chef!||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7bCqEsSacQ|
|J||The last few days people have been sharing the story that Uber can see if your phone battery is low (of course they can!) and that Uber users will pay surge pricing if their battery is low - but that these two factoids are totally unrelated and Uber would never use this information to show low battery users surge pricing.||http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/05/20/uber-riders-will-pay-9-9-times-surge-pricing-phone-battery-low/|
|P||The NBN - Australia's National Broadband Network, has been the biggest tech story in this country for a number of years. |
The story took an interesting turn on Thursday night, when the Australian Federal Police raided the Melbourne office of former communications minister Senator Stephen Conroy and the home of a Labor staffer, over documents that were leaked to the media earlier in the year.
The documents explain the HFC Network the NBN was hoping to use was in such disrepair, much of the network would need replacing. Senator Conroy, who's offices were raided by the police, was the original father of the NBN, and wanted a Fibre to the home network, rather than mized mode HFC and fibre rollout. He was replaced as communications minister by Macolm Turnbull, who is now Prime Minister of the country and two weeks into an election campaign.
I find it amazing that the AFP would consider the leaked documents of such national importance that it would mount a raid on a politician's office in the middle of an election campaign. The Sydney Morning Herald has a great explainer of what has happened so far, and you can find it in our show notes.
|Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/explainer-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-afps-nbn-raids-on-labor-20160520-gozvya.html#ixzz49LZUkpYi|
|J||Staying in Australia, the ABC reports the Transport Accident Commission of Victoria wants to install alcohol breath test machines at the boom gates of carparks of licensed venues. If a motorist is over the legal limit, the boom gate will not let them drive home.||http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-22/alco-gates-proposed-for-licensed-venues-in-victoria/7435310|
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|Yesterday Tom and Amber discussed the Razr filp phone making a comeback - what do you think of this James?||Well Louis Ck talks about switching back to a flip phone so he's not harassed with email|
|And all week long people have been discussing ways to eliminate the stress of email, so i've included a story i wrote a few months ago for the Sydney Morning Herald on this topic.||http://m.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/mental-health-when-push-notifications-come-to-shove-20160104-glzbpu.html|
|Google IO - our thoughts||https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/when-it-comes-to-the-future-google-doesnt-need-to-be-first?utm_term=.ll1VaMypj#.xw1N7D3we|
|I was chatting to a mate yesterday about Google's Assistant - Which I was most excited about, cos it looks to me like the Echo I will actually be able to buy||Assitant|
|He's a total nerd, flips his phone very few months, very tech savvy - and yet never heard of the echo||Daydream|
|And when I explained it to him, he said "well yeah who cares, they're the Xiaomi of America - sure they're doing interesting stuff but if they're only focused on one market who cares?"||Android Wear 2|
|Allo and Duo||http://thenextweb.com/opinion/2016/05/22/rant-google-does-not-need-5-chat-apps/|
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