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|This is the Daily Tech News for Thursday Sept 22nd, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
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|NuTonomy's self-driving cars in Singapore can now be hailed with ride hailing service Grab! As long as your traveling within the 1.5 square mile area called North One. Now here are some more top stories.||http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/22/13019688/singapore-self-driving-car-nutonomy-grab-ride-hail-test|
|t||Yahoo reported Thursday that data on 500 million user accounts was accessed without authorization in 2014. Yahoo believes it was a state-sponsored actor. Yahoo says the data accessed may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and hashed passwords but may not have included unprotected passwords, payment card data or bank account information. Yahoo began sending affected users an email starting at 11:30 AM Pacific this morning. It also will ask those who haven't updated passwords since 2014 to do so.||https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/22/yahoo-confirms-state-sponsored-attacker-stole-personal-data-of-at-least-500-million-users/?ncid=rss|
|j||Elon Musk tweeted Thursday about an October 29th announcement in the San Francisco area of a "new Tesla/SolarCity solar roof with integrated Powerwall 2.0 battery and Tesla charger." This sounds like the realization of details from Musk's Master Plan, Part Deux for Tesla released in July. Solar City and Tesla plan to merge but the deal has not closed yet.||http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/22/13019276/tesla-solarcity-solar-roof-battery-powerwall-charger|
|t||Online dating site Tinder announced a new app for Apple's iMessage App Store called Tinder Stacks. The app lets users create simple polls with images stacked on top of each other. Users "swipe" right or left to indicate their opinion on each image. An example poll would ask friends what outfit they like for a night out. Users must install the Tinder app to take advantage of Tinder Stacks.||https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/21/tinders-newest-app-tinder-stacks-lets-you-swipe-on-anything/|
|j||Cuba announced it plans to install WiFi on the 8km-long Malecon seafront. It would become the largest hotspot on the island. The government has installed dozens of hotspots in the past year charging $2 an hour. The average state salary in Cuba is approximately $25 a month.||http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37442854|
|t||Reports abound that Lenovo is blocking Linux. That's not what's happening. A supposed "Lenovo Product Expert" is at the root of the confusion. When a user named BaronHK left a review online complaining baout the inability to install Linux on a Lenovo Yoga, the so-called expert wrote "This system has a Signature Edition of Windows 10 Home installed. It is locked per our agreement with Microsoft." Lenovo has since told TechRepublic it does not block operate=ing systems on its devices.|
Here's what's actually happening:
A vendor can choose— as Lenovo did— to set up RAID mode on SSDs under Windows 10 Signature edition. Intel has not submitted patches to Linux to support this RAID mode. Lenovo's installation doesn't allow you to change from RAID back to standard mode. Matthew Garrett suspects this may be to force Intel's power management to be used instead of Microsoft's since Microsoft doesn't yet support good power management for recent Intel hardware.
So it's up to you. Blame Lenovo for choosing not allow non-RAID mode. Blame Intel for not issuing patches for the RAID mode. Or blame Microsoft for not supporting Intel's new power management Plenty of blame for everyone!
|j||ReCode reports its sources say Verizon is in advanced talks to acquire video startup Vessel. Vessel is run by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar. Vessel has been allegedly working on a new product described as “Snapchat-like,” with image filters and other features. Recode's Peter Kafka points out Verizon has listed video among the main reasons for acquiring AOL and soon Yahoo.||http://www.recode.net/2016/9/21/13009714/verizon-buying-vessel-video|
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|Twitter beats national polls for election predictions, prof claims - CNET||https://www.cnet.com/news/professor-says-twitter-is-better-than-polls-for-election-predictions/#ftag=CAD590a51e|
|Predicting and Interpolating State-Level Polls Using Twitter Textual Data - Beauchamp - 2016 - American Journal of Political Science - Wiley Online Library||http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajps.12274/abstract|
|Nick Beauchamp, assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University, |
- paper in American Journal of Political Science
- Used machine learning on 100 million tweets to estimate political candidate polls
- Matched state-level polls which are more accurate but done less frequently.
- "Twitter-based measures track and to some
degree predict opinion polls, and can be extended to unpolled states and potentially
sub-state regions and sub-day timescales."
- Also can deduce topics and events that are associated with opinion shifts
- Could be used for real-time campaign strategy
- BOLSTERS previous studies which show left-leaning regions show more citation of external sources (URLs) and regional issues, while right-leaning regions show a higher degree of retweeting and national issues
|This is not just "how many times did people on Twitter mention a candidate|
- Statistical Testing. High sample size, reduction of bias
- Clear benchmarks. Must be compared to election or poll results.
- Training - Machine learning must be applied (necessitates an abundant training
set for the dependent variable (polls, earlier election results, etc))
- Validation out of sample. preferably forward in time. (Hold out some data and see if it still fits your model along with predicting future data)
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|Hey Tom & the DTNS crew -|
Here's my theory on all the Made by Google advertising happening lately. I'm predicting that when the Pixel phones are revealed, they will also come with a new "Pixel" OS: Google's very own branch of Android. It will be made specifically for the new (and future) Pixel phones and will contain some software features exclusive to the line. Google will still continue to update and produce Android - but its market will specifically be non Google made hardware.
By tying the OS to the hardware - like Apple - Google will be able to control the entire experience, and ensure that each year - when the new version of Pixel OS comes out, it will roll out to previous Pixel phones as well as that year's new model.
I use both iOS and Android (iphone 6 and Nexus 5X) and as much as I love Android - the upgrade process has gotten nuts. By creating their own ecosystem and controlling it completely, they may have a chance of competing with iOS for market share.
Thanks for the show, keep up the good work!
David B in pleasant Cayucos
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