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|This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday July 9th, 2019. In LA, I'm Tom Merritt|
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|sl||The Mini Cooper SE is getting a battery electric version called the BEV Mini. Production will begin at Mini's Cowley plant in the UK in November. The company estimates ranges between 148-167 miles (235-270km), based on Europe's WLTP and NEDC testing protocols.||https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/07/the-electric-mini-is-going-into-production-deliveries-start-early-2020/|
|pb||IBM announced its acquisition of Red Hat is complete.|
At $34 billion it is IBM's largest deal ever.
Red Hat will become a unit of IBM's hybrid cloud division.
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst will report to CEO Ginni Rometty.
|tm||Security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh posted about a vulnerability in the Zoom and Ringcentral video conferencing software for macOS that could allow a malicious website to turn on a user's camera without permission. Even if Zoom is uninstalled a localhost web server may remain behind and reinstall Zoom without user interaction. Leitschuh has a patch for the vulnerability and instructions for disabling video by default as a mitigation factor, as well as how to shut down and remove the localhost server. Leitschuh notified Zoom of the issue on March 26. Zoom issued a partial quick fix on June 24.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/08/a-vulnerability-in-zooms-mac-client-could-allow-websites-to-turn-on-cameras-without-permission/|
|sl||Warner Media announced its new streaming service scheduled to arrive in spring 2020 will be called HBO Max. Along with HBO content the service will also exclusively have all 236 episodes of Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Pretty Little Liars. It will also have previous seasons of Warner-produced shows for the CW like Batwoman starting 30-days before the premiere of the next season. It will have other content from Turner networks, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth DC and Looney Tunes.|
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|:33||pb||Amazon announced that the YouTube App is available on Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Cube, as well as Toshiba, Insignia, Element, and Westinghouse smart TVs, though not the Echo Show.|
YouTube Kids and YouTube TV apps will also be released later this year.
It's a full-fledged app with voice controls.
The Prime Video app on iOS and Android now works with Chromecast devices, and the Prime Video app for Android TV is getting a wider rollout as well.
|:35||sl||Uber announced a new tier of service for riders called Uber Comfort. The tier requires drivers to use a car from among recent makes and certain models with a minimum amount of legroom. Drivers also have to maintain a 4.85 or higher rating. Riders who choose the levels not only get the nicer cars and higher-rated drivers but some pre-ride preferences they can set in the app, something Uber Black and SUV riders have had since May. A conversation preference includes happy to chat, no preference, or quiet please, temperature preferences can be set to and warmer or colder. Fares will be 20-40% higher than UberX. The new option is available in multiple US cities and Ottawa, Canada.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/09/uber-comfort-quiet-ride/|
|:39||tm||Apple refreshed some MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops. The entry-level Macbook Pro adds a Touch Bar and Touch ID along with a 1.4GHz quad-core 8th Gen Core Intel i5 Coffee Lake chip, with a turbo frequency of 3.9GHz but still only offers two USB-C ports. A 128GB SSD model goes for $1,299 and a 256GB model for $1,499. The MacBook Air also got updated with True True display and a $100 price drop. The Air now starts at $1,099 or $999 for students. Both laptops also come with the updated 3rd generation butterly keyboard. Apple discontinued the 12-inch MacBook and non-retina MacBook Air models.||https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/9/20687417/apple-discontinues-12-inch-macbook|
|:42||sl||The Spotify Lite app came out in beta last year and is now being released officially in 36 markets on the Google Play store in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The 10MB app can run on any device running Android version 4.3 or higher and can handle unreliable or weak connections. The app is available to free and Premium Spotify account holders, supports search and saving for songs, artists, and playlists. It also lets users set a data limit for the app. However, there aren't plans to bring the Lite app to iOS at this time.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/08/spotify-lite-launch/|
|:44||pb||An update to Google's Stadia FAQ on July 3rd clarified that once purchased, games will always be available on Stadia even if the publisher removes it from the service.|
A Stadia account can also support up to four controllers for local multiplayer games, and the Stadia controller can be set up by Bluetooth Low Energy then use WiFi for gameplay or can be plugged in by USB for both.
Google also clarified that beyond the Pixel 3 and 3a, all Chrome OS tablets will support Stadia at launch.
Also redemption codes will be sent to purchasers of a founder's subscription which can be used with any Google account.
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|:47||How Game Streaming, Passes, and Controllers are Changing The Industry||https://medium.com/@notpatrick/how-game-streaming-passes-and-controllers-are-changing-the-industry-d7c7543b676f|
|Three events that symbolize gaming trends|
Microsoft pushing its game pass subscription at E3 2019.
Google pushing its subscription-less streaming service.
Apple implementing XBox & PS4 controller compatibility in iOS.
Subscriptions: they work for everyone (consumers, publishers, developers)
Streaming: benefits to core gamers as well, Google might want to be the "white box" service for publishers
Controllers: with iOS getting good controllers "console" gaming will be truly ubiquitous. xCloud on PS4?
TOM SIDE THOUGHT
- Facebook is in gaming with Oculus. Oculus streaming/subscription service?
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|Chris Christensen aka The Amateur Traveler is back a story about one airline's ad campaign telling potential passengers not to fly||amateurtraveler.com|
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|I think these short-term car rental companies should be looking at people wanting to use their car rentals for sitting around as an opportunity. Partner with delivery services to have someone with lunch waiting for you when you hop in. Maybe have the car already cooled down if you want to take a nap there, or pay more to access a clean pillow and blanket. Maybe have some cars rated for "productivity" with better noise insulation, dedicated hotspot, and phone charger on hand. There's a lot of value adds to be had once you've figured out that this is a desired use case! - Rich Stroffolino|
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