|:00||TITLE:||Justin Robert Young|
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|TM||This is the Daily Tech News for Thursday Oct 5th, 2017 From our HQ in Los Angeles, I'm Tom Merritt|
|SL||and smack in the middle of a tsunami evacuation zone, I'm Sarah Lane at studio feline|
|JRY||And a long throw from left field's distance from the future home of the Oakland A's, I'm Justin Robert Young|
|TM||Also joining us is Nate Lanxon|
|and as always DTNS Producer Roger Chang|
|:31||Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|tm||Celebrating IBM's announcement of the ThinkPad on October 5, 1992, current ThinkPad maker Lenovo has released the ThinkPad 25, combining the classic design of the original ThinkPad with modern hardware based on the T470 model. Pricing starts at $1,899.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/5/16428720/lenovo-retro-thinkpad-25th-anniversary|
|sl||Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah is now raising $30 million through an Initial Coin Offering for a new cryptocurrency firm he’s co-founded called Cream Capital which could be integrated into debit cards. Hold onto your hats, “cream” is shorthand for “crypto rules everything around me” which is the most wonderful thing I’ve heard in a terrible news week.||https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/04/wu-tang-clans-ghostface-killah-is-backing-a-cryptocurrency-venture.html|
|jry||Facebook is officially rolling out a feature it tested in Portugal last month that lets users of Instagram Stories, cross-post to Facebook Stories. Facebook has not yet allowed Facebook Stories to post to Instagram Stories.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/04/instaface/|
|:32||Now here are some more top stories|
|tm||The Wall Street Journal has sources who say Russian government agents copied information from an NSA contractor's home computer in 2015 by exploiting vulnerabilities in Kaspersky Antivirus. The information pertained to the NSA's methods of network penetration and defense of its own networks. The incident was discovered in the spring of 2016 according to the Journal. DTNS listener mb noted that Google's Tavis Ormandy identified vulnerabilities in Kaspersky software in 2015. Last month the US Department of Homeland Security directed all federal agencies to stop using Kaspersky software within 90 days.||http://www.zdnet.com/article/wsj-kaspersky-software-likely-used-in-russian-backed-nsa-breach/|
|sl||Time to panic! Netflix is raising subscription prices US subscribers starting today. The lowest-tier plan stays at $7.99 monthly, but the "standard plan," which supports HD and two simultaneous streams, jumps from 9.99 to $10.99 a montt The highest-tier plan, which supports 4K video resolution and four simultaneous streams, jumps two bucks from 11.99 to 13.99. Current subscribers will start being notified on October 19, and it will take effect in their next billing cycle.||http://www.businessinsider.com/netflix-raising-prices-october-2017-10?op=1|
|jry||Sources tell Bloomberg that Amazon is testing a new delivery service in the US called Seller Flex in order to make more products available for free two-day delivery and free up more space in its warehouses. The service is already running in India, and is said to be in trial basis in West Coast states with a broader rollout planned in 2018.||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-05/amazon-is-said-to-test-own-delivery-service-to-rival-fedex-ups|
|tm||Microsoft is releasing test versions of its Edge Browser for iOS and Android. Test versions of Edge are available in Apple's TestFlight program and the Google Play Store. Users will need Windows 10 Insider builds to take advantage of features like "continue on PC" which lets you push a page to a Windows version of Edge. Users will also be able to access favorites, history, reading list, and ebooks across the versions. It does not yet sync tabs or work on tablets. A release for all users is expected by the end of the year.||https://venturebeat.com/2017/10/05/microsoft-brings-edge-to-android-and-ios-relaunches-arrow-launcher-as-microsoft-launcher/|
|sl||In their blog post for its Pixel event, Google announced a new accessory hardware certification program called "Made for Google." Accessories will be indivudidually tested by Google to earn the badge, although specific hardware requirements for cables, cases and headphones were not disclosed. Made for Google launch partners include Anker, Monster, OtterBox, and Belkin.||http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/04/google-announces-made-google-program-certify-accessories/|
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|- Interesting data coming from Uber, which had its license revoked by "transport for london" in the city last month. |
-Regulators criticized Uber for not reporting crimes, not conducting adequate background checks on drivers and trying to evade the govt through an internal program called "Greyball." essentially, regulators say Uber is not "fit and proper" to operate in London
- London is a big hub for Uber - more than 40,000 drivers, more than 3.5 million riders who use the service at least once every 3 months.
- The company grew London operations bigtime in 2016.
- Revenue rose to 36.9 million pounds ($49 million) last year, up 59% over 2015, Profit before tax climbed 65% to 3 million pounds, and average monthly employees grew to 199, up 90%.
- Uber is going to appeal the license ban, and for now it's biz as usual since the co can operate during the appeal process.
** Uber London is the operating company in London, BUT actual commissions from drivers are routed to a holding company in the Netherlands called Uber International BV.
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|:52||Thing of the day:|
|Terry wrote on our Patreon blog: "Tom, Sarah and crew: I was listening to the DTNS where Scott talked about being hacked and setting up two factory authorization. I realized my self that I only had two-factor on Google and Last Pass. In setting up two factor I came across a great resource. https://twofactorauth.org/. Not all sites have the easiest instructions to set up two-factor. This will tell you which sites offer it and how to activate it."||https://twofactorauth.org/|
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|:54||Messages of the day (email@example.com)|
|tm||Cam wrote in describing how glasses and contacts irritated his eyes and plain didn't work for him. He writes " I had Intraocular Implants inserted under my corneas (while awake), as well as corrective laser treatment for fine tuning and now live with 20/20 vision which is fantastic. I saw the moon for the first time in my 20's and people weren't lying about the rabbit on the surface! |
What I'm leading to is, augmented reality is going to happen, and it's going to come in many shapes and forms, but technology too often out performs itself within too short a time. Contacts could be cool, but consumers will struggle, hard. Glasses would be far safer, comfortable and cheaper. Also I'd rather like an augmented hearing device as I'm more accustomed to listening quickly. Possibly like that moto thing in your ear but it could also see around and respond. That would be great.
Anyway. Small thoughts. Long email. Keep up the great work.
PS I think I signed up to the $10 a month option, hope it worked. Keep doing what you're doing! 🤗😄
Cam from Newcastle, AU."
|sl||Hey Guys, strange place to ask for medical advice I know, but I have just been prescribed a Pacemaker and with all the stories on DTNS about pacemaker hacking I'm a bit apprehensive about it, and thought I'd reach out to the DTNS community for information / advice.|
I consider myself fairly young (47) and plan on being around for a long time yet, so I'd obviously like to get the one that is the latest, has the most features, secure, easily up-gradable and patch friendly. (stylish is optional)
If anyone has more information on what to look out for, or just advice or experience, I'd love to hear from them.
Thanks heaps for the show, love being a part of the DTNS community!
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|Tomorrow both Sarah and I are out. Justin will taking over from LA Podfest with Allison Sheridan, Jeff Canatta, and Darren Kitchen.|
|END OF SHOW|
|Thanks Nate. And it was lovely seeing you this weekend.  This week on DTNS we discussed AIs being trained to argue, Samsung joining the Windows Mixed Reality parade, Google's 1500 product announcements, the state of Uber in the secret financial capital of London, and did a show live from LA Podfest! All that and Sarah Lane joined the crew too.  at dailytechnewsshow.com. Back to you chaps.|