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|This is the Daily Tech News for Thursday August 29th, 2019. In LA, I'm Tom Merritt|
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|Nicole Lee, Senior Editor at Engadget
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|sl||Apple sent out invitations to an event on September 10 at 10 AM at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. The invite showed a five-colored version of its logo with the text "By innovation only."||https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/29/apple-september-10-event-apple-park/|
|tm||Microsoft executive vice president Harry Shum told the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai that the HoloLens 2 will go on sale in September. Preorders are available now for $3500. Hololens 2 has a larger field of view and improved eye and hand tracking.||https://www.cnet.com/news/microsofts-hololens-2-goes-on-sale-in-september/|
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|:33||sl||A source tells Reuters that Huawei plans to launch its Mate 30 line of phones on September 18 in Munich. Google told Reuters that under current US trade rules, the Mate 30 would not be able to include Google apps and services, like the Google Play Store. The US Department of Commerce has received more than 130 applications from companies to ease such restrictions against supplying Huawei but none have yet been approved. Google has not commented on whether it has applied. Huawei can use the open-source version of Android which does not include Google's services. --- Meanwhile the Wall Street Journal reports it has sources saying US prosecutors are investigating Huawei for allegations of intellectual property theft. from individuals and companies.||https://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-alphabet-idUSKCN1VI240|
|:36||tm||Apple announced the Independent Repair Provider Programs to let repair shops in the US get authorized parts and tools, training, diagnostics, and other resources without having to become an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Shops can apply for free and must meet certain criteria like having Apple certified technicians. Certification is also free.||https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/08/apple-gives-third-party-repair-shops-more-access-to-authorized-parts/|
|:40||sl||Google will now pay researchers who find “verifiably and unambiguous evidence” of data abuse using its platforms." Google will pay a bug bounty if someone identifies “situations where user data is being used or sold unexpectedly, or repurposed in an illegitimate way without user consent." Also the app or Chrome extension will be removed or API access removed depending not he nature of the abuse. There's no reward table but a single report could get $50,000 in bounties apparently. Instagram recently added misuse of data to its bug bounty program as well.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/29/google-data-abuse-android-chrome-bug-bounty/|
|:43||tm||Engineers at MIT published a paper in Science robotics describing their robotic thread that can wind its way through brain blood vessels deliver clot-reducing drugs to treat strokes or aneurysms. The nickel-titanium thread has a rubbery paste embedded with magnetic particles and covered with a hydrogel. The hydrogel helps prevent it form damaging blood vessels and makes it possible to enter blood vessels in the brain that were previously too risky. The magnetic particles let it be controlled by magnets. This would let surgeons perform from outside the operating room, something important because fluoroscopes used to let surgeons see in such procedures expose the surgeons to radiation. The robotic thread is not yet ready for clinical use but it has been demonstrated on a life-size replica of the brain's major blood vessels.||https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/29/mit-robotic-thread-brain-surgery/|
|:47||sl||Plex announced that later this year, it will add an on-demand library of movies and TV series from Warner Brothers available to US Plex users for free with ads. The content will be available whether you pay for Plex Premium or not. Plex plans to add content form other partners as well.||https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/plex-avod-service-warner-bros-deal-inside-story-1203317271/|
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|:50||Playdate's tiny hand-held with a crank is big on charm||https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/28/playdate-hands-on/|
|Wednesday, Nicole posted her writeup of the $149 handheld game system, Playdate. It's made by Panic Inc, the folks behind software like Transmit and publisher of games like Firewatch. |
It was announced May 22 and 110,000 people have signed up for the waitlist while 8,000 developers have registered to make content for the device.
Nicole, tell us about this weird yet compelling little handheld game machine.
Wifi, Bluetooth, 3GB storage, 16MB RAM, USB-C, b&w LCD display
Showing off at PAX West this weekend.
Game delivered every week for free for the first 12 weeks
Preorders later this year, shipping expected early 2020
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For all the places I seem to go now where Apple Pay is accepted, it seems somewhat appropriate to get the Apple Card for 2% back (and possibly 3% if the Uber deal with other merchants ever happens)
Easy to get. Will kick the tires on it
Gadgetvirtuoso also chimed in on the thread
I didn't really need another credit card either but the perks are decent enough.
Its impressive to apply, be approved and be able to use the card for lunch that same day. That unto itself is going to change things for banks if they're not paying attention.
And then Bicow added some expertise!
Some banks can already do that actually, (have a new card put right into your apple/google wallet) but it will become more common moving forward.
Its a nice feature even for debit cards. Lose your card? Call and get a new one. While you wait 3 to 5 days for it to arrive in the mail you can use it from your phone.
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|Growing up keeping butter on the counter was not an option and I never considered trying it. However, since I've been married we have tried it with no problems. I've heard unsalted butter is more risky to leave out so we only keep salted butter on the counter. It stays in a butter dish to keep air and light out. We've not had it go rancid yet, but maybe we go through more butter than most people. 🤷♂️|
Here's an article that says basically the same thing I've observed:
Keep up the good work.
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