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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday May 16th, 2018. In LA I'm Tom Merritt|
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|SL||Apple wants about $1 billion from Samsung in damages from a long-running patent-infringement dispute where Samsung was already found to have infringed on 3 of Apple’s smartphone design patents and 2 utility patents. In a retrial to determine what Samsung actually owes Apple, Samsung asked jurors to limit the amount to $28 million.||http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-15/apple-wants-1-billion-from-samsung-at-smartphone-retrial?cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-tech|
|Scott||Twitter is giving developers more time to adjust to its new API platform "Account Acitivity", after developers said the original APIs set to be deprecated June 19th would force them to stop their services. The new date for those deprecated APIs is Wednesday, August 16, 2018.||https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/16/twitter-delays-shutdown-of-legacy-apis-by-3-months-as-it-launches-a-replacement/|
|SL||The Trump administration has eliminated the White House’s cyber coordinator role, which was created during the Obama presidency. According to an email sent to National Security Council staffers Tuesday obtained by Politico, this is an effort to “streamline authority”. The cyber coordinator led a team that worked with agencies unify strategies on election security and digital deterrence.||https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/15/white-house-eliminates-cyber-adviser-post-542916|
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|:33||SL||A Guardian investigation in conjunction with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation reports that Facebook allows advertisers to target users it thinks are interested in subjects such as sexual preference, Islam, or liberalism, although religion, sexuality and political beliefs explicitly are marked as sensitive information under new data protection laws ,and with GDPR going into effect on 25 May, sensitive categories will require special conditions around how they can be collected and processed. Those include “preventive or occupational medicine”, “to protect the vital interests of the data subject”, or “the data subject has given explicit consent to the processing of those personal data for one or more specified purposes”.||https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/16/facebook-lets-advertisers-target-users-based-on-sensitive-interests|
|:36||Scott||Sony’s Vita handheld game system will see physical production of games stop, although, digital distribution will continue. The American and European branch of the company told developers it plans to end Vita GameCard production by the end of 2018 fiscal year which closes on March 31st 2019. A Sony Spokesperson confirmed that production is ending in an email to Kotaku.||https://kotaku.com/sony-ends-production-of-physical-vita-games-1826060406|
|:39||SL||Whole Foods launched a loyalty program that offers special discounts to Amazon Prime customers, including 10% off hundreds of sale items and rotating weekly specials Those discounts are available now in Florida and will roll out to all other stores starting this summer. Amazon previously announced free two-hour delivery from Whole Foods stores for Prime members.||https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-whole-foods/amazon-cuts-whole-foods-prices-for-prime-members-in-new-grocery-showdown-idUSKCN1IH0BM|
|:42||Scott||AT&T’s over-the-top streaming service DirecTV Now is rolling out its cloud DVR feature to iOS and tvOS users after being in testing mode since last year, The “True Cloud DVR” as it's named will offer users 20 hours of free recording, support for fast forward and rewind, and the ability to store shows for up to 30 days. Beta testers had up to 100 hours of recordings. ATT says later this summer, users can pay $10 per month more to save 100 hours of shows for up to 90 days.||https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/15/atts-directv-now-live-tv-service-launches-a-dvr-upgrades-the-app-with-new-features/|
|:45||SL||Sources tell Bloombergs that Microsoft is planning a line of lower-cost Surface tablets as soon as the second half of 2018. The new tablets are said to feature 10-inch screens instead of the12-inch screens used on the Surface Pro, and will include USB-C for the first time. Intel reportedly will supply the main processor and graphics chips.||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-16/microsoft-is-said-to-plan-low-cost-tablet-line-to-rival-ipad|
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|:48||SL||Watch ban imposed at GCSE and A-level exams|
- General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is a set of exams taken in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and other British territories.
- students being asked to keep watches off wrists, on desk.
- also prevents hiding notes underneath watches
|Students buying assignments online could be charged with fraud||https://www.smh.com.au/education/students-buying-assignments-online-could-be-charged-with-fraud-20141111-11kfjt.html|
|France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools|
- december story.: proposed total ban on pupils using mobile phones in primary and secondary schools starting in September
|Boston Red Sox caught using new Apple Watch baseball cheating app to steal Yankees’ signs||https://venturebeat.com/2017/09/06/boston-red-sox-caught-using-new-apple-watch-baseball-cheating-app-to-steal-yankees-signs/|
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|Scott||Yesterday Sarah and Patrick talked about Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 and Ross from Nottingham, England wanted to share his thoughts. He says: |
I've used various sizes of them at Microsoft's HQ in the UK. They are truly impressive devices, very valuable for meetings The trouble Microsoft have is that people think they are just fancy toys for PowerPoint, but the infinite whiteboard, and the ability to immediately send that as an email or OneNote drawing would be worth it alone for some people, there's video conferencing and screen sharing, and it solves many of the problems faced by enterprises trying to collaborate remotely.
there are lots of improvements they can make - but it's the best product of its type I've seen, much more so than things like interactive whiteboards. if they could convince enough people to buy them, they could reduce their production costs and make them more widely available, but they can't do that until they achieve mass market adoption, which they won't because they're too expensive to start with...
And to be clear, I don't work for Microsoft.
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|I'm doing a meetup in Sydney May 15 at 6 PM at Harts Pub at the corner of Essex and Glocester Streets in the Rocks. (Big thanks to @dcolvl for the help scouting)|
AND One in Melbourne Tuesday May 22 6 PM (local date/time) at Bartronica, 335 Flinders Ln, along with @peterwells and @rajdeut