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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday March 7th, 2018. Tom is taking the day off to travel to Austin. I'm Sarah Lane coming at you from studio Feline.|
|And I'm Scott Johnson|
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|:31||SL||Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|SL||Microsoft is changing Cortana! Slightly. You can now activate the digital assistant with the command “Cortana” along with “Hey Cortana” command. The change is currently live in the Invoke speaker but has yet to update on iOS, Android, or Windows 10.||https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/7/17089842/microsoft-cortana-hey-cortana-smart-speaker|
|SJ||The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a government panel that reviews mergers that could result in a foreign company controlling an American business, has called for an investigation of Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm, saying the hostile takeover bid could threaten US national security. and weaken Qualcomm's technological leadership. Broadcom announced an unsolicited bid of $130 billion for Qualcomm back in November.||https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/06/business/us-china-trade-technology-deals.html|
|SL||Anonymous sources tell Cheddar that Snap will announce its biggest round of layoffs to date within a week, focusing mainly on Snap's engiuneering department and affecting around 100 jobs. exclusively affect less than 10% of Snap’s engineering department and number around 100 people, one of the people said. Snap declined to comment on the story. The company reported having 3,069 employees at the end of 2017.||https://cheddar.com/videos/exclusive-snap-plans-biggest-round-of-layoffs-yet|
|SL||Let's talk a little more about...|
|SL||Amazon announced it'll offer a low-cost version of its Prime membership program to qualifying recipients of Medicaid for $5.99 per month. Amazon first started offering discounted Prime service for customers on government assistance in June 2017, including U.S. customers with a valid EBT card.||https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/07/amazon-launches-a-low-cost-version-of-prime-for-medicaid-recipients/|
|:36||sj||"Dig Once", the name of a policy that could speed up fiber Internet deployment throughout the US is shaping up to become US law after passing the House of Representatives and expected to pass the Senate as well. "Dig Once" requires fiber conduit installation during many federally-funded road projects and "mandates the inclusion of broadband conduit—plastic pipes which house fiber-optic communications cable—during the construction of any road receiving federal funding." The result is reduced costs and increased access for communitites when broadband providers enter new markets, because some of the groundwork will have been already laid.. literally.||https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/dig-once-rule-requiring-fiber-deployment-is-finally-set-to-become-us-law/|
|:38||SL||Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore Tweeted the company will move Windows 10 S from a dedicated operating system to a special “S Mode” for versions of Windows 10 next year. S Mode will lock down any copy of Windows 10 so it can only run apps from the Microsoft Store. Rumors suggest Microsoft plans to roll out “S Mode” for Windows 10 Home, Enterprise, and Pro versions of the operating system. Windows 10 Pro customers with S Mode enabled on their device will have to pay $49 to get access to a full version of Windows 10 Pro.||https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/7/17089850/microsoft-windows-10-s-mode-changes-2019|
|:40||sj||Google has released an early preview of Android P the next version of the mobile OS. Highlights include an all new notification panel, new status bar with notch support, multi-camera API, Indoor Wi-Fi positioning, enhanced privacy by blocking apps idling in background from accessing the microphone, camera and sensors, and improved backup encryption. Android P is available now for Google Pixel 1, 1 XL, 2, and 2 XL. Google recommends users avoid installing this build on personal devices.||https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/7/17091104/android-p-prevents-apps-using-mic-camera-idle-background|
|:43||SL||After several reports from users of Amazon's voice assistant enabled devices that she was randomly "laughing" at them without being prompted to wake, Amazon has responded to in a statement to The Verge, saying, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.” Multiple posts on Twitter and Reddit reported that they thought it was an actual person laughing near them, and why wouldn't they, since smart speakers are not supposedly to just randomly laugh.||https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/3/7/17092334/amazon-alexa-devices-strange-laughter|
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|:45||For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned.||https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/technology/two-months-news-newspapers.html?mtrref=undefined&gwh=F373AAB108B59D8F3C7D55ED8A88D308&gwt=pay|
|The New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo wrote a personal account of switching off his devices and feeds to get news and instead read newspapers.|
|- news drips in slower without 24hr instant notification|
- less news amplification without social media
- no fake news issues caused by twitter bots and FB reposts.
- print news is read by a very small number of people vs online (digital)
- experience was life changing.
"Turning off the buzzing breaking-news machine I carry in my pocket was like unshackling myself from a monster who had me on speed dial, always ready to break into my day with half-baked bulletins."
|Farhad distilled his experience into 3 lessons. |
- Get news.
- Not too quickly.
- Avoid social.
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|sl||Quantum supremacy will soon be ours!', says Google as it reveals 72-qubit quantum chip|
You guys need a staff Forester. :-)
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