Scott Johnson - podcaster at FrogPants Studios and cartoonist
Jaime Ruiz Avila - Creator of the Holovect
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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday Oct 26th, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Scott Johnson and Jaime Ruiz Avila|
|The Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki said on Twitter that Nintendo's fiscal guidance assumes 2 million Nintendo Switches will sell by end of March, the month of its release.|
Apple announced it needs "a little more time" to finish its AirPods before it starts selling them which it was supposed to do by late October.
And Betaville reports it has sources saying Disney is back to being interested in buying Twitter.
Now here are some more top stories.
|t||Microsoft announced the next update to Windows 10 will come this Spring and be called Creators Update. It will include a new Microsoft Paint capable of making 3D designs that you can share on Facebook or export to a new 3D art community called Remix3D that also shares works from Minecraft. Objects can be scanned in 3D with an upcoming cross-platform phone app. Microsoft also showed viewing Remix3D objects in HoloLens AND announced Windows VR headsets coming from HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer that require no external sensors, starting at $299. Windows Creator's Studio will also integrate Microsoft's game streaming service called Beam and add custom gaming tournaments and proper Dolby Atmos support. Finally Windows 10 will have a new messaging feature that combines Skype, mail, and other apps into a pop-up panel in the task bar and allow documents to be dragged to contacts there. It can also can receive SMS messages sent to Android phones.||http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/10/windows-10-creators-update-will-be-coming-for-free-this-spring/|
Microsoft also announced the SurfaceBook i7. As the name implies it has an Intel i7 processor, double the graphics performance of the previous SurfaceBook and promises 16 hour battery life. The Surface Book is up for preorder from Microsoft.com and ships in November for $2,399.
Also T-Mobile posted an update to its listing for the Alcatel Idol 4S which went on sale in July bundled with the Gear VR. It's now listed as the Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows VR coming soon.
|T||Finally Microsoft announced the Surface Studio an all-in-one desktop. It has a 28-inch 192 ppi PixelSense touchscreen that is 12.5 mm thick and capable of 13.5 million pixels. It also has an Intel Core Processor, 32GB of RAM, a 2 TB hybrid hard drive and an Nvidia GTX 980M GPU. A hinge on the back allows it to be repositioned and lay almost flat. You can preorder the Studio today for $2,999 though it will only be available in limited quantities. Preorders get the Surface Dial haptic feedback input device for free. Others can buy it November 10th for $99.||http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/10/26/13380462/microsoft-surface-studio-pc-computer-announced-features-price-release-date|
At a Wall Street Journal event, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said the Internet-only DirecTV Now service will cost $35 a month and include more than 100 channels, from Time Warner, NBCUniversal, Fox, and Disney, and more. Stephenson said the service will be available by the end of November.
|t||Alphabet's company Access, which operates Google Fiber is laying off or reassigning about 9 percent of its staff related to a pause in 10 cities where it has yet to fully commit to a fiber rollout. Cities that already have Google Fiber won't lose it. that includes Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Kansas City, Nashville, Provo, Salt Lake and The Trinagle in North Carolina. Cities where Google is publicly comitted will still get it, that includes, Huntsville, Irvine, San Antonio and Louisville.|
Cities with Webpass, a wireless service recently acquired by Google Fiber are San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, San Diego Boston and Miami. Of those markets, Chiago and San Diego has been removed from the upcoming list for Google Fiber and San Franciso has been switched to wirless deployment. That leaves Dallas, Jacksonville, LA, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Portland San Jose and Tampa in limbo for now.
|s||FlashPoint a risk assessment company published preliminary analysis indicating Friday's denial of service attacks were not the work of state actors. FlashPoint’s Allison Nixon, John Costello and Zach Wikholm “… the targeting of a video game company … aligns more with the hackers that frequent online hacking forums." The attacks also do not seem to be financially or politically motivated. Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-secure agreed telling TechCrunch, "It was such an untargeted attack, it’s hard to find a good motive for it. So: kids.”||https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/26/dyn-dns-ddos-likely-the-work-of-script-kiddies-says-flashpoint/?ncid=rss|
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|Holovect: Holographic Vector Display by Jaime Ruiz-Avila — Kickstarter||https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2029950924/holovect-holographic-vector-display|
|Real holographic displays are becoming a thing - The Verge||http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/10/18/13321910/hologram-display-holovect-kickstarter|
|DTNS Holographic logo- YouTube||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSOlctVe8tk&feature=youtu.be|
|Sword of Lasers - YouTube||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1pDBYMssk8|
|- Holographic display|
- "first commercially available, laser-based desktop "holographic" display, capable of drawing 3D objects in air with light."
- Not holograms. But holographic.
- Why vector graphics?
|Messages of the day (email@example.com)|
|Hi Tom and team,|
Regarding your discussion on electronic voting: Why do you think the blockchain is not yet safe enough for elections?
Is it the stuff around the blockchain that is the problem? (ie: the way it's implemented)
We have a political party in Australia who is trying to use it in a form of direct democracy where people can vote on each bill that comes before parliament. They are techie guys as well (blockchain programmers from memory)
Anyway, Keep up the good work,
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
|Hi Holy Trinity of Podcasters,|
As an everyday listener of all three of you, I thought you might be interested in a problem I’m having.
I manage communications for a small non-profit, a gospel choir based out of San Rafael, CA. We send weekly mailings that are simple scheduling and performance updates; nothing fancy or even remotely spammy.
After using MailChimp for two years with an unsubscribe rate close to 0%, I suddenly began getting nearly 20% unsubscribe rates that were occurring instantaneously — I’d get all of these unsubscribe notices within 5 minutes of sending a mailing campaign.
The interesting thing is this: according to MailChimp, Yahoo and AT&T are automatically triggering the “unsubscribe” links in these emails, simply because the “reply to” address is from an email account that lives @mac.com. I’ve included correspondence from MailChimp support that documents their investigation.
Net Neutrality? No way, no how! I’m not knowledgeable enough about these matters, but if this is not illegal it is, at the very least, extremely slimy.
I hope you can raise awareness of this to help your listeners avoid this issue. It has taken MailChimp over a month to finally figure this out and restore my account, as they automatically tag you as a spammer if you have a high unsubscribe rate.
Best wishes and keep up the great work,
|Mailchimp:"Our best advice would be to change your reply-to address to one on your own company's domain moving forward."|
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