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|This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday June 12th, 2018. In LA I'm Tom Merritt|
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|:31||TM||Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
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|SL||Instagram shoppable tags will start appearing in Stories. Like in the main feed, tapping the shopping bag sticker leads to more details and the option to purchase.||https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/12/instagram-adds-shopping-tags-directly-into-stories/|
|pb||Nintendo announced Super Smash Brothers ultimate will arrive December 7th.|
Super Mario Party with multi-switch gameplay comes out October 5th.
And Fortnite is available for free for the Nintendo Switch.
It will support cross-play with Xbox One, PC, Mac, and mobile, but NOT with PS4.
|tm||Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent a memo to his staff announcing the company would lay off more than 3,000 workers, nine percent of its workforce in an effort to cut costs. Musk said the layoffs are almost entirely in salaried positions and should not affect Model 3 production. Musk previously pledged that Tesla will reach sustained profitability by Q3.||https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/06/tesla-is-laying-off-9-percent-of-its-workforce/|
|sl||La Liga, the Spanish soccer league, has admitted its App accesses the microphone and GPS data of Android users. La liga argues it asks for consent at the point of install or update, that the microphone data is received as code not audio, and that the data is used to prevent illegal streaming of matches something the organization says costs 150 million Euros a year. The App has been downloaded 10 million times and was updated with the functionality June 8th.||https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44453382|
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|:33||pb||DigiTimes reports that analog integrated circuit vendors told it that Apple is considering switching from Lightning to USB-C in its 2019 iPhone and iPad releases.|
Apple Insider notes a report in May suggested Apple might ship a USB-C charger with iPhones this year but that would come with a lightning to USB-C cable.
|[[[Robert Triggs from Android Authority's article on the confusing mess that is USB-C regarding charging times data transfer and non-USB caompatibility with HDMI, DisplayPort, Ethernet, etc.]]]||https://www.androidauthority.com/state-of-usb-type-c-870996/|
|:35||tm||Brad Sams at Thurott.com says he has viewed content that showed Microsoft plans to release the next Xbox console, codenamed Scarlett in 2020. Microsoft apparently described Scarlett as a family of devices. Sams also says Microsoft is targeting a Q1 2019 release of HoloLens V3 codenamed Sydney. It's expcted to be lighter, have improved displays and costs ignificantly less.||https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/161229/microsofts-next-gen-hololens-codenamed-sydney-arrives-q1-2019|
|:38||sl||Vivo announced its phone "Nex" which it claims “fulfills the bezel-less dream.”Like Vivo's Apex phone that we saw at CES, the Nex has a pop-up selfie-cam so that means no notch. Vivo also uses screen soundcasting to replace the earpieces speaker and an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The screen to body ratio is 91.24% due to a very slight chin at the bottom. Beyond the 6.59-inch OLED display, it has a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8 GB of RAM a 4,000mAh battery, and 256 GB of storage. It will be available in China, for 4,998 yuan (about US$780).||https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/6/12/17452744/vivo-nex-apex-phone-announced-no-bezels-pop-up-camera|
|:40||pb||Valve announced it plans to launch Steam in China in partnership with Shanghai-based Perfect World.|
Steam is accessible in China on an unofficial basis but recently some portions of the service were blocked.
Partnering on an official launch will let Valve avoid blocks and better localize and promote the service.
Valve did not say how it will handle approving games for launch on its Chinese service and did not announce a launch date.
|:42||tm||Journalists at the summit in Singapore between the US and North Korea were given a USB-powered fan as part of a gift bag from Singapore's Communications Ministry. The bag also included water and a guidebook. It was hot in Singapore with temps reaching 33 Celsius or about 91 fahrenheit. Almost every security researcher on the planet cried out once to not plug that into a laptop after reporter Harald Doornbos tweeted a picture of it.||https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43128073|
|[[[Power-only USB adapter]]]||https://amzn.to/2sSHPBw|
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|:45||A few things to note about E3 2018|
|Everyone wants a streaming service (EA, Microsoft... Ubisoft?)|
Unexpected consequence of streaming: developers won't need console manufacturers.
Side note: EA Origins Permier Access makes game subscriptions a trend?
|Microsoft goes on a studio shopping spree|
It's what they needed, but the effects won't be seen for another couple of years.
|The Last of Us Part II portrays violence like rarely seen|
Violence in game isn't new, but this might make the player feel the revulsion of killing.
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|tm||Let's check the mailbag Sarah|
|sl||Rob in "pleastantly wintery" australia has some thoughts on our airbnb japan story:|
I am heading to Tokyo next week and booked an AirBnB four months ago. I have been communicating with the host for the last month since this ruling was announced and he ensured me that there was no cause to worry and he was going to get certified before my trip.
I awoke this morning to three emails and a text message from AirBnB notifying me that my reservation had been cancelled and I haven't been able to get a response from the host.
AirBnB refunded my money and gave me a voucher equal to the cost of my original rental to apologise. I immediately booked one of the seven remaining certified Tokyo AirBnBs available during my stay and with the voucher I ended up saving about $AU30 per night compared to my cancelled booking.
AirBnB also gave me a $US100 voucher for an "experience" which I'm using for a walking food tour.
All in all, it was a very stressful experience made worse by a lying host, but kudos to AirBnB for essentially doubling my refund and giving me an extra experience for free.
I have had the pleasure or volunteering with the Able Gamers. They are a non profit that works to encourage game developers to include accessibility into their design processes. They also help develop controllers for people with specific needs. According to their blog they have been working in secret with Microsoft to develop this controller http://www.ablegamers.org/xbox-adaptive-controller-the-evolution-of-accessibility/. When ever I have the money or time I always throw support their way! Their founder is very approachable and may even be willing to come on DTNS to talk more about the details of this controller. Let me know if I can be of any assistance in reaching out to him.
Please check them out at http://www.ablegamers.org/
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