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|This is the Daily Tech News for Thursday August 24th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
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|Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|t||Evan Blass, AKA Evleaks posted that Google’s new Pixel phones will be announced October 5th and come with Snapdragon 836 processors. Google has not itself announced a date or details.|
|j||Chief Judge Robert Morin of the District of Columbia Superior Court ordered DreamHost to turn over data about visitors to a protest site requested by the US Department of Justice. The Judge said he would supervise the data to make sure it was limited to suspects of a riot.||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-24/u-s-prevails-in-bid-for-anti-trump-website-s-subscriber-data|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|t||The New York Times Brian X. Chen has sources who say Apple will sell a new flagship iPhone for $999 when it arrives later this year. Chen’s sources also say the phone will have wireless charging and facial recognition. The base iPhone 7 now costs $649 and the most expensive iPhone 7 Plus is $969.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/24/16198158/iphone-8-price-rumor-999-apple|
|j||Sources tell Bloomberg that HTC is considering selling its Vive VR business or possibly the company as a whole. A strategic adviser has been brought in. A full sale is considered unlikely, and HTC may not decide to make any sales. HTC was founded in 1997, began making Windows phones in 2002 and made the first Android phone in 2008.||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-24/smartphone-maker-htc-is-said-to-explore-strategic-options|
|t||Amazon announced its acquisition of Whole Foods will close Monday August 28. Amazon says customers will immediately see lower prices on a selection of best-selling staples across stores. Amazon Prime will become the Whole Foods customer rewards program and eventually Prime members will get "special savings and in-store benefits” at Whole Foods.||https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/24/amazon-says-whole-foods-deal-will-close-monday-prime-customers-to-immediately-get-discounts.html|
|j||India’s Supreme Court rules that citizens have a right to privacy under Article 21 of the constitution which protects life and liberty. The decision opens the way for further cases against the Aadhaar identity program which the government has made mandatory to access some benefits like welfare.||http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41033954|
|t||A New York judge issued a summary judgement that Ethan and Hila Klein of the YouTube channel H3H3 did not violate the copyright of Matt Hoss when they featured clips in a video critical of Hoss. Judge Katherine B. Forrest determined the Klein’s use of the clips included critical commentary and did not constitute a market substitute for the Hoss video and was therefore a fair use of copyrighted material. The judge noted that not all reaction videos would be considered fair use as some are “akin to a group viewing session without commentary.” The judge also ruled that the Kleins’ critical comments were non-actionable opinions or true as a matter of law and therefore not defamation.|
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|Facebook’s Andrew Bosworth has taken over consumer hardware including Oculus and projects in Facebook’s research area, Building 8. Bosworth worked closely on News Feed and most recently has been the company’s VP of ads and business. Recent leaks purport to show Facebook developing a video chat device, codenamed Aloha, a smart speaker, and a necklace embedded with sensors. VP of VR Hugo Barra and research head Regina Dugan will report to Bosworth.|
|Facebook's Regina Dugan on Building 8 brain scanning tech and AR - Business Insider||http://www.businessinsider.com/facebooks-regina-dugan-on-building-8-brain-scanning-tech-and-ar-2017-4|
|Facebook Is Working on a Video Chat Device - Bloomberg||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-01/facebook-is-said-to-work-on-video-chat-device-in-hardware-push|
|Facebook's futuristic AR smart glasses detailed in Oculus patent - Business Insider||http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-smart-glasses-ar-oculus-patent-2017-8|
|Mark Rabkin, will assume Bosworth's ad responsibilities.|
- large touchscreen, camera, speakers
- facial recognition
- Release planned for May 2018 at ~$499
At Facebook's annual developer conference earlier this year, Dugan said that Building 8's goal was to "create and ship category-defining products that are social first"
- Within 18 months, Building 8 hopes to have a working prototype of a brain sensor capable of typing 100 words a minute.
- the goal for AR is to have a pair of lightweight glasses that can display virtual objects onto the world around you.
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I recently went on holiday so am a week behind on the show, just heard your episodes about Movie Pass. In the UK both of the 2 biggest cinema chains have their own subscription services. Cineworld "Unlimited" has been going for a long time, I my self have been a member since 2012. Back then it was £14.99, currently paying £17.40 soon raising to £17.90. (Competitor Odeon more recently started its "Limitless" card at £17.99 with similar rules)
The cost is about the same as one and a half 2D tickets a month. For the first year you have to pay the"uplift" for 3D films, IMAX, 4DX showings and get 10% off food and drink.
After the first year 3D films are free and you get 25% off food and drink.
You can also get a free month by recommending a friend but I won't include my code here.
Cineworld also makes deals with local business to get discount at other stores and restaurants too.
You can go to any Cineworld location (excluding in London's West End) and use your Unlimited card to get in for free, if you want to go to London West End cinemas you can buy a slightly higher priced subscription.
I have on occasion seen 5 films in a day and will regularly see 2-3 in a day. Rather than the cinemas not liking this, their social media accounts encourage it! My guess would be that they make most of their money off of food and drink and even without the ticket cost, the money from bringing extra people to the concession stand that it's worth it.
Love the show
Martin from sunny Sussex.
|I need your advice or the advice of one of the experts you have on as a co-host during the week. A cousin of mine has a medical condition where he has no control over his muscles the way normal people do. It’s due to an incorrect procedure during his birth, so his brain is fine but the lower brain stem was damaged. This makes him spasm and unable to talk. His parents have learned how to communicate with him to get basic needs met.|
What I now would like to do for them is allow him to do a bit more. Such as turn on music, maybe basic word base communication through a computer. His spasms and twitches make using those eye tracking interfaces useless and no keyboards either. I was thinking that a brain computer interface like the ones we see on the market these days that allow you to control a game or basic computer functions would be ideal. Problem is I’ve tried contacting two companies in this regard, but I get nothing back.
I was wondering if you knew of someone or some people I could talk to that may be able to shed more light on what choices I have here.
I even thought of just building it myself, but since I work there is not that much time available during the days to get it done properly.
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