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|This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday Sept 26th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
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|:31||Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|Equifax announced Tuesday that Chairman and CEO Richard Smith will retire. Head of Equifax's Asia Pacific division, Paulino do Rego Barros will take over as interim CEO and Mark Fielder will serve as non-executive chairman. Smith will stay on as an unpaid advisor during the transition.||http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41403444|
|Amazon's voice assistant is now available in the Music app on iOS and Android for users in Austria, Germany the UK and US. Users tap the button in the app and can then make requests to play music like they would to an Amazon Echo.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/26/16365354/alexa-amazon-music-app|
|Microsoft will offer a public preview of Office 2019 by mid-next year for users who don't subscribe to Office 365. Microsoft will also ship new releases of SharePoint Server, Exchange Server and Skype for Business Server in the second half of calendar 2018.|
|Synack chief security researcher Patrick Wardle discovered a password exfiltration hack in macOs High Sierra that lets an attacker copy all passwords from Apple's Keychain in plain text. A user would have to bypass macOS's GateKeeper feature, download an unsigned app that takes advantage of the bug, then run the app. Apple is aware of the vulnerability but has not yet released a patch.|
|:32||Now here are some more top stories|
|Mozilla updated its beta and developer versions of Firefox to Firefox 57 aka Firefox Quantum. Though do not be confused. You can know both location and the velocity of the browser. It incorporates Mozilla's new Project Quantum browser engine. Firefox Quantum is twice as fast at browsing than Firefox was last year and beats Chrome in some tests. Firefox Quantum can take advantage of multiple CPU cores including a CSS engine written in Rust. It also prioritizes the selected tab for quicker loading.Firefox 57 also includes the new Photon look. Firefox 57 aka Quantum is scheduled for release on November 17.||https://venturebeat.com/2017/09/26/firefox-57-beta-arrives-with-major-visual-overhaul-and-next-generation-browser-engine/|
|Plex announced the launch of a dedicated news hub within the app. Users can browse news from around the world as well as create a personalized newscast that adapts based on what programming you watch and skip. It will also include relevant news stories beyond a users preference to avoid a news bubble. The "My Newscast" feature will draw clips from multiple sources and you can choose to follow or mute topics and sources. Plex will also deliver local news through agreements with affiliate stations around the US. The service is free and ad-supported.|
|Vimeo announced it is acquiring Livestream and launching Vimeo Live. The new integration will let users capture, edit, stream and archive their live events in 1080p. Live streaming will be offered in several tiers with varying prices starting at $75 a month for 5 hours. The deal for Livestream is expected to close in early Q4.|
|On September 23rd, Twitter user @skensnet noted that Showtime's website included a script that was using visitors' CPUs to mine the Monero cryptocurrency. Bleeping Computer found the presense of the Coinhive miner. The code has since been taken off the website. The Pirate Bay had previously tested using Coinhive to mine the Monero cryptocurrency as an alternative revenue stream.|
|According to IEEE Spectrum Broadcom's new BCM47755 global navigation satellite system receiver will be the first with dual-frequency capability. That should mean the GPS on any device with the new chip will be accurate within 30 cm instead of 5 meters. Broadcom says the chip has been included in the design of some phones set for release next year. Dual-frequency has been used in industry but battery constraints among other things have kept it out of phones. The new chip also takes advantage of greater L1 and the newer L5 frequency availability. In other words there are more satellites so it can combine the frequencies to determine location with better accuracy. Broadcom's chip can receive GPS, Glonass, Galileo and BeiDou geolocation systems.||http://www.zdnet.com/article/your-phones-gps-is-about-to-get-a-massive-upgrade/|
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|:42||The self-operating vertical takeoff and landing Volocoptor took an unmanned five-minute 200 meter test test flight Monday. Dubai wants to use the 18-rotor vehicles in a flying taxi service that can offer rides up to 30 minutes long. Each vehicle will have backup batteries and backup rototrs as well as parachutes. Volocopter hopes to launch the service within 5 years. Airbus, Uber, and Larry Page-backed Kitty Hawk are all pursuing flying taxi services as well.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-dubai-drones/dubai-starts-tests-in-bid-to-become-first-city-with-flying-taxis-idUSKCN1C0232|
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|Hey Tom (and whoever else might be reading this)!|
Loved today’s podcast, especially the discussion about the Levi’s jacket!
I drive a scooter every day in Seattle to and from my job at the Apple Store, and I really can’t live without the use of my Apple Watch during my commute.
It’s incredible for glancing down to see if a notification is worth pulling over and responding to.
If I’m at a red light or stop sign it’s so nice for texting someone or checking directions.
It’s interesting that there’s another “wearable” (jacket) at the same price point (if not, a little cheaper) that does a bit less than the watch.
It’s definitely cool to see this technology implemented.
Thanks for the great show!
(Ps let me know if you have any apple related questions, or even want to know my opinion on anything)
Thanks so much for the show!!
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