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|Motorola announced Android 7.0 Nougat is coming to Moto Z and Moto Z Force phones and will become compatible with Google’s Daydream VR headset. |
Xiaomi says it will announce an all-new product at CES on January 5.
Now here are some more top stories
|t||The US National Transportation Safety Board is investigating in accident involving one of Facebook’s Aquila unmanned aerial vehicles meant to deliver Internet to remote areas. The UAV suffered a structural failure during landing after its first test flight at 7:43 AM on June 28th near Yuma. Facebook mentioned the failure in a July 21st post but the NTSB investigation was unknown until now. Preliminary findings have not been released.||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-21/facebook-experimental-drone-accident-subject-of-safety-probe|
|p||US President-elect Donald Trump named two advisers to his Federal Communications Commission landing team Monday.|
Jeffrey Eisenach of the American Enterprise Institute has worked as a consultant in the telecom industry, worked at the Federal Trade Commission during the Reagan administration, and written against classifying the Internet as a public utility.
University of Florida professor Mark Jamison has worked for Sprint and has criticized the leadership of current FCC chairman Tom Wheeler.
The two will recommend who the President should appoint to the FCC.
|t||Stanford researchers studied how 7,804 students evaluated information online. 82% of middle school aged children did not see a valid reason to mistrust a post by a bank executive arguing that young adults needed more financial planning help. It was labeled as sponsored content. When asked which of two stories they would choose to learn facts about year-round schooling, 60% chose an opinion piece or could not explain why they chose the news story. 4 of 10 high school-aged students believed a picture of a deformed flower and a headline about toxicity in Fukushima without source or location for the photo.||https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/22/most-students-cant-tell-fake-news-from-real-news-study-shows/|
|p||Google has changed its Popular Times feature from telling you how busy a restaurant or bar is usually, to estimating how long the line is at the moment.|
It uses anonymized location data to make its estimates.
|t||Wal-mart is experimenting with using the blockchain distributed ledger technology to identify sources of unsafe food. The idea is that transfer of food items everywhere in the supply chain from grower to store shelf would create a digital receipt with no way for suppliers to alter the info. The test is being run on pork from China and an unidentified “packaged produce item” in the US. The hope is to identify unsafe products faster and with more accuracy reducing cost. If the tests are successful, Wal-Mart will expand them to multiple food items in both countries.||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-18/wal-mart-tackles-food-safety-with-test-of-blockchain-technology?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=tech&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-tech|
|p||ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley says her sources say Microsoft is working on an x86 emulator for ARM processors running Windows.|
It’s expected to arrive on the Redstone 3 version of Windows in Fall 2017.
This would allow mobile devices in Continuum mode to run desktop Windows apps, not just Universal Windows Platform apps.
Last Night Twitter user Walking Cat found a reference to the emulation called CHPE.
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|The International Telecommunications Union reports that 3.5 billion people almost half the world’s population will be using the Internet by the end of 2016. 80% of people in the developed world use the net while 40% do in developing countries and 15% in what the ITU calls less-developed countries. Mobile Internet has helped the rise of usage though cost still impedes the spread in rural and remote areas.||http://www.reuters.com/article/us-internet-itu-idUSKBN13H0XG?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|Gadget : S Korea top of ICT world||http://www.gadget.co.za/s-korea-top-of-ict-world/|
|Measuring the Information Society Report||http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/publications/mis2016.aspx|
|Africa performs poorly on ITU's ICT data and development report - ITWeb Africa||http://www.itwebafrica.com/ict-and-governance/523-africa/237097-africa-performs-poorly-on-itus-ict-data-and-development-report|
|Don't panic about SA's ICT ranking dip | ITWeb||http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157745|
|UN ITU Measuring the Information Society (MIS) Report 2016|
- issued at World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) in Gaborone Botswana.
- ICT Development Index (IDI)
- 95% of the global population lives in an area that is covered by a mobile-cellular signal.
- In 2016, mobile-broadband networks covered 84% of the world’s population, yet only had 47.1% Internet user penetration.
- Asia Pacific has lowest price for mobile service. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have the lowest
- a majority of the 39 African countries in the report's ICT Development Index are 'least connected countries'
- average IDI 2016 value for the Africa region was 2.48 points, a figure just over half the global average of 4.94.
- 30 countries are “LDC - Least Developed Countries” Most landlocked with no access to undersea cables
- 70% of population in rural areas
- fastest growing region when it comes to broadband and mobile telephony
- - In Africa 1. Seychelles, Mauritius, South Africa 1,2,3.
- Algeria #2 and Namibia #10 for most improved IDI
- St. Kitts and Nevis most improved followed by Dominica and Grenada
- South Korea number 1 for second year. 2 more from Asia-Pacific 7 from Europe.
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Follow up from yesterday's show for the tech in travel minute. The show referenced just started showing at Disney Springs (the shipping and entertainment district at Walt Disney World) on a nightly basis. It is called Star Bright Holidays and will be showing twice a night through the holidays!
I really enjoyed the discussion about the pitfalls of modern devices. It made me think of a couple of things.
The first was that I have a lot of modern complicated devices and appliances that I only use in one or two ways. For example, my microwave probably has a couple dozen features. I only use timed cooking at full power, since that's the easiest: enter the time and go. Experience has taught me optimal times for various tasks.
The other thing it reminded me of is Donald Norman's book The Design of Everyday Things. Even designing non-technical things, such as a door, is fraught with peril as competing interests and misguided intentions influence the design. As he points out himself, he had to change the title of his book because of poor title design. It was originally called The Psychologgy of Everyday Things, and it was constantly getting miscategorized.
Either way, I think taking a complicated device like a modern toaster oven or microwave, and putting an app on top of it, is just compounding the chance of complexity, confusion, and malfunction.
Also, I found it amusing that in the post show, Veronica and you were "ooh, shiny!" about the new showbot features. This is why we can't have simple tech. :)
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