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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday Sept 27th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|:31||Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|tm||Twitter announced Tuesday it is testing a new character limit of 280 up from the current 140 for most languages, excluding Japanese, Chinese and Korean. While only select users are getting the ability, many have found workarounds.|
|sj||Google said it will let competing shopping services bid for ads in its shopping box to address antitrust accusations in Europe. Google's own Shopping service will have to bid for placement as well. ||http://fortune.com/2017/09/27/google-antitrust-fines-europe/|
|tm||Amazon announced that Google made a change Tuesday afternoon prohibiting the Amazon Echo Show from accessing YouTube videos. Google says Amazon's implementation is broken and violates terms of service.|
|:32||Now here are some more top stories|
|tm||Amazon introduced a new shorter version of the Echo with a dedicated subwoofer and tweeter in multiple finishes including walnut and cloth for $99 or three for $150. Echos can also now make free calls to Canada, the US and Mexico. And UK and German Echo users getbasic voice and messaging. There's also the Echo Plus which has the same higher-end sound but automatically discovers smart home devices and comes with a Hue light bulb for $149. Amazon also introduced the Connect which makes phone calls to landlines from the owners landline number for $35. And Echo Buttons, which use the Gadgets API to play games with an Echo device for $20 a pair. The Echo Spot has a 2.5-inch screen for your clock, security cameras or video calls. It costs $129 shipping in December. Finally, Amazon announced an all-new Fire TV that supports 4K, HDR and Dolby Atmos for $70.||https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/09/amazon-now-has-a-small-army-of-alexa-powered-echo-devices/|
|Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, will be compatible with future versions of Big Mouth Billy Bass, Amazon senior vice president Dave Limp said on Wednesday.||http://www.businessinsider.com/amazons-alexa-billy-big-mouth-bass-2017-9|
|sj||The US FDA announced Apple, Fitbit, Samsung, and Johnson and Johnson are among the 9 partners in its pilot program for the Digital Health Innovation Action Plan. The companies will work with the FDA on guidelines for precertification of digital health programs. The FDA wants to come up with rules for software. This would allow companies to launch new devices as FDA certified with little or no extra paperwork, since the software would already meet requirements.||https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/09/apple-fitbit-others-work-with-fda-to-pilot-digital-health-software/|
|tm||Apple added details about how Face ID works to its privacy page pulling in details from a new support page and white paper. |
Face ID combines depth-sensing map with 2D infrared images to create the mathematical signature stored in the secure enclave. The data is purposefully incomplete and the data points vary from person to person making it harder to spoof. Face ID also compares it stored signature to successful login images to adjust to changes over time due to age, shaving or plastic surgery.
Also Apple Pay will require double-clicking the sleep button to confirm intent to pay.
|sj||Comcast has launched its Xfinity Instant TV service in beta in select markets starting at $18 a month. Customers of Comcast broadband can subscribe to the service which is available on the Web, Roku, iOS and Android. The cheapest package includes mostly broadcast channels with the options to add Sports and News, Entertainment, Kids and Family, Latino and Deportes packages for extra fees.|
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|:42||Twitter announced Tuesday it is testing a new character limit of 280 up from the current 140 for most languages, excluding Japanese, Chinese and Korean. The compose view in apps will start counting down characters only when are 20 left. While only select users are getting the ability, many have found workarounds, including a TamperMonkey script for Chrome, to force Twitter to allow them to use the new longer character limit.|
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|:52||Thing of the day:|
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This is one of the reasons I got an August Lock two years ago, well and opening your door from your smart phone was way cool. But as a single guy who live in an apartment building in the big city, this is the perfect solution for me. I order allmost all my groceries online and would love not to have to be a home when I schedule deliveries. I know some of you are freaked out by someone being in your place but I really do not have an issues with this as I was told by August that all the delivery people are vetted and have back ground checks before they are allowed to enter your home. (very similar to your uber or lyft Driver and you trust them or do you) Also I don’t think I need then to put stuff in the refrigerator but that would be nice.
But where i really see this tech going forward is the ability for deliveries to be placed in side your home or apartment. The rash of Amazon and other delivery packages being stolen is on the rise. Wouldn't it be great for your amazon delivery person to be able to open your front door and leave you package inside. Also I signed up for Rinse (Laundery and Dry cleaning Valet) wouldn’t be nice to just let them in to deliver your dry-cleaning and laundry.
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But then again Im just a rich, single, male living in the big city. So I guess I don’t count
Thanks and keep up the great job,
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