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|sl||Canada's Department of Justice announced it had sufficient evidence to let the US extradite Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. A Canadian judge will now review the decision to determine if extradition will move forward. A date for that hearing has not been set.||https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/1/18246557/huawei-cfo-meng-wanzhou-canada-us-extradition|
|SM||Twitter confirmed it is developing a Hide Tweet feature after code for it was spotted by security researcher Jane Manchun Wong. The feature would allow users to hide Twitter replies in conversations they started. Replies would still be viewable through a menu option.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/28/a-new-hide-tweet-button-has-been-spotted-in-twitters-code/|
|tm||Tesla announced that going forward, all vehicle sales will be made online. During a media call, CEO Elon Musk said some retail locations would be turned into informational and showroom locations, but that many would close, resulting in an unspecified reduction in retail headcount. The move will result in an average reduction in vehicle cost of 6%, and let Tesla sell the Model 3 at its promised $35,000 price point.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/28/tesla-closing-retail-stores-in-shift-to-online-only-sales-strategy/|
|sl||Lyft offcially filed IPO documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday. Lyft started as a college carpooling service called Zimride in 2007, and now claims a 39 percent market share in the US, with 18.6 million “Active Riders” and over 1.1 million drivers.||https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/1/18246328/lyft-ipo-ride-share-bikes-scooters-uber-public-sec|
|tm||A new cybersecurity law passed unanimously by Thailand's parliment. lets the government to search and seize data and equipment in national emergencies. The law will be enforced by the National Cybersecurity Committee, which is headed by the prime minister and does not include any industry or civic representation. The Asia Internet Coalition issued a statement criticizing the law for an "ambiguously defined scope, vague language and lack of safeguards."||https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/28/thailand-passes-controversial-cybersecurity-law/|
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|:34||SM||Google is beginning to roll out an update that previously came to the Pixel 3 phones, that stops you being able to use Voice Match as a password. Voice Match is resistant to spoofing by similar voices or recordings and previously unlocked a phone in response to voice. With the update using your voice on a locked Android phone will only return personal results like email, calendar, contacts, reminders, memory aids and shopping lists. It also won't unlock the phone. Voice match can also sync up with Google Home and smart displays.||https://9to5google.com/2019/02/28/google-replacing-voice-match-unlock/|
|:36||sl||The Wall Street Journal's sources say Amazon is planning to open dozens of low-cost grocery stores in the US, with the first one possibly opening in Los Angeles by the end of the year. The chain would offer a wider selection of products than Whole Foods but at 35,000 square feet, be larger than Amazon Go convenience stores. The report says Amazon might buy regional grocery chains and is in talks for locations in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.||https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/01/amazon-grocery-store-chain-whole-foods/|
|:40||tm||A study published in Science Thursday describes a new way to monitor preterm babies with a cordless wafer-thin sensor made of a silicone-like casing with soft mechanics that uses little or no adhesive. NFC is used to collect vital signs data and a Bluetooth chip transmits to a mobile device. The sensor itself is powered through RF so it doesn't need a battery. Wires make it difficult for doctors and nurses to access the baby quickly and impede parents from holding the baby to provide skin-to-skin therapy or breastfeed. The scientists tested it with 21 neonates for the study and a further 60 babies tested after yielded the same positive results and no negative side effects. A large trial is scheduled in Zambia, India and Pakistan later this year. US FDA approval could come in 5 years.||https://www.axios.com/new-tech-sensors-monitor-preterm-babies-mothers-fathers-6a54926c-6a8a-490a-af18-c30c931bd921.html|
|:43||sm||The music industry is still not dying. The RIAA's year-end revenue report says recorded-music revenues rose 12% to its highest level in 10 years and the third straight year of growth. Streaming revenues accounted for 75% of the total U.S. industry revenue, with physical accounting for 12%, digital downloads for 11% and synch for 3%. But not to worry, RIAA president Mitch Glazer said "Stream-ripping, and a lack of accountability for many Big Tech companies that drive down the value of music, remain serious threats as the industry strives for additional growth."||https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/u-s-music-industry-posts-third-straight-year-of-double-digit-growth-as-streaming-soars-30-1203152036/|
|:45||sl||Microsoft is adding a feature to Excel for mobile that lets users take a photo of a printed data table and convert to an editable table in the Excel app. The feature will roll out first on Android then come to iOS and be available to subscribers to Microsoft 365. Microsoft says AI is used to make the conversion. This will make one of the comic XKCD's characters very happy.||https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/1/18246429/microsoft-excel-covert-photos-data-tables-editable-table-ai-feature|
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|:48||Netflix may be losing $192M per month from piracy, cord cutting study claims||https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/27/netflix-may-be-losing-192m-per-month-from-piracy-cord-cutting-study-claims/|
|Study from cordcutting.com surveyed 1,127 people using Amazon's Mechanical Turk. |
They asked about mooching. Using someone else's password to access a streaming video service.
Netflix tends to be the most popular with moochers borrowing logins for 26 months, while Prime Video had 16 months and Hulu 11.
48% of Netflix moochers use a parent's login, 14% use a brother or sister's.
If everybody who mooches paid for their own subscription instead, Netflix would bring in an extra $192 million. Amazon $45 million and Hulu $40 million.
The largest age group of people mooching Netflix and Hulu was Millennials at 18 and 20% of moochers. While Baby Boomers were tops at 19.5% of people mooching Prime Video.
- Strict readings of the computer fraud and abuse act wouls call mooching accessing computer resources that you are not authorized to access. So... yes? But in practice nobody is prosecuting this.
AT CES 2016 Netflix CEO said "We love people sharing Netflix. That's a positive thing, not a negative thing." He said household sharing leads to new customers because kids subscribe on their own as they start to earn income.
HBO CEO Richard Plepler to BuzzFeed in 2014
"it’s not a fundamental problem, and the externality of it is that it presents the brand to more and more people, and gives them an opportunity hopefully to become addicted to it. What we’re in the business of doing is building addicts, of building video addicts. The way we do that is by exposing our product, our brand, our shows, to more and more people."
“You are responsible for all use of your account, including use of your account by other members of your household. By allowing others to access your account or to create profiles within your account, you agree to be responsible for ensuring that they comply with these Terms and you agree to be responsible for their activity using the Services.”
- Not oustide your house but with up to 10 people.
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| was listening to your discussion on the delivery robots and thought of a few wrinkles. If you lived the maximum three miles away from the 'hub' it would take over 30 minutes for your delivery to arrive given the expected 5 mph cap Tom suggested. That is just the delivery time. Not a big deal unless it's a pizza (or any other delivery needed hot). 10 mph is still pretty slow when considered how much quicker bicycles are. This is ignoring the fact that most cities wouldn't allow motorized devices like that on the sidewalks right away. I'd like to see them using the relatively untouched bike lanes in my city (and go a little faster).|
Thank you all for your discussions and helping lab work go more smoothly.
Someone may have mentioned this. But Disney is developing robots that act human for their marvel shows at the theme parks. The robots fly thru the air and land in their feet. They are thinking this will be safer than using humans over and over to do these stunts. I could see where the robots will replace some of the actors who are my subject to possible injuries.
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