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Comment Re: Dead simple (Score 1) 195

"while it's simple enough to remove a BGA package IC, installing the replacement is an order of magnitude more difficult to do correctly"

Maybe for you, who likely holds no reasonable amount of experience.

Any half-competent heat-gun solder tech could do the entirety of the board rework by hand with a 90+% fix rate.

It's harder to remove a working BGA component and to keep it intact than it is to install. Fresh solder paste has a lower melting point versus melted and hardened solder.

Experience (and metallurgical facts) matter, sonny boy.

Comment Re:More questions than answers (Score 1) 72

Recall how a modem, router can be upgraded with a file from the home computer network side.
Some nation is pushing malware upgrades into devices and they are been accepted as a normal upgrade by the device.
Some methods used is a random walk in person from "tech" support and their usb device. A chat with the boss and the device is upgraded.
A person is a way from home at work and their network is on. The device gets a nation state malware upgrade pushed down the network.
Lots of ways in with a person, via a network to alter a device thats often on and networked.

Comment Re:If Apple went with Netflix model, could be good (Score 1) 43

> These days a magazine is just a dead-tree version of a web site, despite what the publisher wants you to think.

Unlike you I have read a few magazines in the last 15 years and I really must say that's a very poor characterization indeed. Some cheap ass magazines that is true, but on balance the average magazine article is put together far better than 98% of the "articles" published to even major online only sites. Apartmenttherapy.com or inhabitant.com is like an 8 year old's essay compared to Architectural Digest's university level work, for example. In the tech sphere some sites like anandtech and tomshardware blur the lines more and are a meatier read but they still have the same lack of oversight, cohesion and access to resources for research that traditional print magazines have (for now), but for every tomshardware there's also 10 theregister.co.uk's or bluesnews.com where the articles are fast and loose, or they're literally just press releases with a bit of commentary. Not even close to the same as a magazine.

> but sooner or later it all hits the web.

Yep, and a lot of that hits the web behind a paywall so you're not seeing it without paying for access regardless. So I'll take mine in a nicely packaged fashion if I'm paying.

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Comment Re: An epic failure in science journalism (Score 2) 313

Tracking controversies does not imply that a person is "obsessed" with them, and when somebody demonstrates with a large number of examples that the tech community has a bias against electricity in space, they are hardly "ranting". If the science journalists were reporting on this subject in the properly objective manner, these ideas would have been mainstream many years ago.

Submission + - SPAM: Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent 'weaponised' web

schwit1 writes: The British computer scientist issued an open letter today, 29 years to the day after he first proposed his idea for the online information management system that would later become known as the Web. In the letter, he outlined what he thinks we need to do to save the Web from the concentration of power of a “few dominant platforms” that has “made it possible to weaponize the Web at scale.”

The likes of Facebook, Google, and Twitter have faced increasing scrutiny over the roles they play in disseminating fake news — while also serving as easy vehicles for third parties, including foreign governments, to manipulate public opinion.

“The Web that many connected to years ago is not what new users will find today,” Berners-Lee noted. “What was once a rich selection of blogs and websites has been compressed under the powerful weight of a few dominant platforms. This concentration of power creates a new set of gatekeepers, allowing a handful of platforms to control which ideas and opinions are seen and shared.”

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Comment Re:Dead simple (Score 3, Insightful) 195

You can repair it now, but you void the warranty. Don't like the manufacturer's rules, buy something else. It's that simple.

Anyone who's worked a customer service desk knows this - warranty fraud is rampant.

We're not talking about the lame ass buy-a-new-product return-old-product-inside-it trick, but customers lie through their teeth. You can have a laptop that's fallen into the pool, or bathrub, or whatever, and is dripping water all over the return counter, and the customer will say there is no water damage.

And most people are incompetent. Just think about your time fixing software issues. Now figure out what happens when you unleash them to fix hardware problems too. The old butterknife screwdriver is the least of your problems.

Think about it - a site like iFixit - probably the biggest pusher for right to repair, doesn't really want you do it. I mean, if they did, why don't they warrant their products? You buy it, you try to fix it, it doesn't work, why can't you return it? It's almost as if they know if they sell you a cable to fix your iPhone, you're going to return them the damaged one and claim they shipped you a bad one.

And it doesn't cover even things like security - TouchID and FaceID sensors are paired with the phone so people don't swap them. Why? Because if you swap them, you could swap them with "evil" versions of the sensors that record (and transmit) your fingerprint and facial data to a third party who may use it to log into your phone when you're not around. Since this is specialized tech, you can assume it would be a state agency that does this. That would be the deepest of ironies - the FBI uses the law to force Apple to make it so they can break in.

And what about stuff that's safety related? If you replace the battery yourself and it causes the phone to catch on fire, is Apple responsible? Even an official first party battery can be problematic with a fat-fingered person prodding it with their butterknife screwdriver.

I'm guessing we'll see the return of the "warranty void if broken" sticker. Because right now, there's an IQ test in place for people fixing their stuff. And if you think it's ridiculous, well, you haven't seen what the public can do. If you fix computers for a living, you know exactly the people who are going to try to fix their stuff.

Comment Re: An epic failure in science journalism (Score 2) 313

Because there is an observable bias in the tech community against electricity in space -- and if you look at the nature of the rebuttals that are being put forward, it's easy to see that the rejections generally do not base upon the technical merits. There is a sense that people feel a bit too strongly that electricity in space cannot do anything of any importance, in the light of their refusal to actually learn the details of the debate. This has been going on for a very long time now, and these strong feelings are increasingly out-of-sync with the actual observational trends.

Feed Techdirt: If The US Government Can't Figure Out Who's A Russian Troll, Why Should It Expect Internet Companies To Do So? (techdirt.com)

A few weeks back, following the DOJ's indictment of various Russians for interfering in the US election, we noted that the indictment showed just how silly it was to blame various internet platforms for not magically stopping these Russians because in many cases, they bent over backwards to appear to be regular, everyday Americans. And now, with pressure coming from elected officials to regulate internet platforms if they somehow fail to catch Russian bots, it seems worth pointing out the flip side of the "why couldn't internet companies catch these guys" question: which is why couldn't the government?

Declan McCullagh has an excellent article over at Reason pointing out that all these government officials trying to blame internet companies should probably look a little more closely at their own houses first.

In the bowels of Washington officialdom, despite billion-dollar intelligence budgets and a peerless global surveillance apparatus, very little appears to have been done. No Russian nationals associated with the disinformation campaign were deported from the United States. (Three were improvidently granted U.S. visas.) No official warnings appear to have been sent to social networks or payment processors. And no indictments were made until a few weeks ago.

Facebook notified the FBI about Russian activity in June 2016, but no U.S. law enforcement or intelligence officials visited the social media company to compare notes. During the 2016 presidential campaign, the State Department pulled the plug on a project to combat Russian disinformation. The New Yorker concluded that the FBI, despite its $9 billion budget and 35,000 employees, simply "is not up to the job of detecting and countering Russian disinformation." The Washington Post summarized the bureaucratic failures: "Top U.S. policymakers didn't appreciate the dangers, then scrambled to draw up options to fight back. In the end, big plans died of internal disagreement."

So it's a surprise to see senior members of the House and Senate intelligence committees, which are charged with providing "vigilant legislative oversight" of the nation's spy and counter-espionage agencies, pointing fingers approximately 2,800 miles westward instead.

Of course, you can argue that now, way after the fact, the DOJ has brought out this indictment. But, so too, have most of the internet platforms now been able to research and investigate what happened. But looking back retrospectively is quite different from proactively determining any of this on the fly.

McCullagh notes, correctly, that this doesn't mean internet platforms should do nothing. They obviously all are scrambling to figure out what to do going forward. But it does raise questions as to why the government seems to think the internet platforms can magically figure all of this out when they themselves could not. And, it's particularly telling that it's the two Congressional Intelligence Committees, which are supposed to oversee the intelligence community -- but usually just bolster or shield the intelligence community from criticism -- that are doing the most finger pointing. Perhaps it's more because they want to distract from the failures of the intelligence community.

I'm sure that some will argue some version of the "nerd harder" excuse for why internet companies should be better at detecting foreign influence than the NSA, but (1) any "nerd harder" argument is automatically void for being specious and (2) come on, the NSA has much great ability to connect these threads than any internet platform, no matter what some people will tell you.



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Comment Will the USPS use drones? And BART should automate (Score 1) 110

If drone tech gets to this point, why have letter carriers hoofing a beat when drones could do those deliveries? Another thing that comes to mind in an era of drones and self-driving cars: why does San Francisco's BART need human operators any more? BART and other subway systems are an even more controlled and predictable environment than open roads or skies, so we ought to be automating those already.

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Feed Techdirt: The US Government Is Considering Drafting Middle-Aged Hackers To Fight The Cyberwar (techdirt.com)

There's no time like the near future to be conscripted into military service. Due to citizens' declining interest in being personally involved in the government's multiple Forever Wars, the Commission on Military, National and Public Service is exploring its options. And one of the options on the table is removing restrictions on certain draftees (or volunteers) headed for certain positions in the armed forces.

Got hacking skills? Uncle Sam may want you for the U.S. Army—even if you’re far past traditional draft age.

The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service is seeking public feedback on a slew of possible changes to the way the government handles its selective service requirements, including drafting people with cyber skills regardless of their age or gender.

The commission study was directed by Congress in the 2017 version of the National Defense Authorization Act, an annual defense policy bill, and is due to Congress in 2020.

This expansion would net the government essential personnel needed to fight the still-undeclared Cyberwar. No matter your age or severity of bone spurs, the government might have a desk job for you. And you might not have a say in the matter. If the commission recommends a draft targeting key non-combat personnel, people in their thirties and forties might find themselves parachuting telecommuting into the war zone despite having careers in place elsewhere.

The key points of the Commission's directive [PDF] can be found in this paragraph.

Congress has specifically directed the Commission to consider:

“(1) the need for a military selective service process, including the continuing need for a mechanism to draft large numbers of replacement combat troops;

(2) means by which to foster a greater attitude and ethos of service among United States youth, including an increased propensity for military service;

(3) the feasibility and advisability of modifying the military selective service process in order to obtain for military, national, and public service individuals with skills (such as medical, dental, and nursing skills, language skills, cyber skills, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills) for which the Nation has a critical need, without regard to age or sex; and

(4) the feasibility and advisability of including in the military selective service process, as so modified, an eligibility or entitlement for the receipt of one or more Federal benefits (such as educational benefits, subsidized or secured student loans, grants or hiring preferences) specified by the Commission for purposes of the review.”

Congress may be looking to reinstate the draft. It seems we wouldn't need to "draft large numbers of replacement troops" if we weren't continually sending them off to foreign lands to get shot at or blown up. Scaling back our military presence might nip the draft idea in the bud, but with few exceptions, things have only escalated since September 11, 2001, rather than cooled down.

Dropping the age and sex requirement for other positions is wise, but it quickly becomes foolhardy once it's no longer voluntary. The reason the government can't keep the military stocked is it's done all it can over the past 50 years to destroy Americans' faith in it. Things went south reputationally during the Vietnam War, which is the last time the draft was in place. A bungled "military action," punctuated by atrocities, extended for purely political reasons, and ended with what one could generously call a "tie," did little to warm the hearts of American citizens. The years since then have seen "wars on" various ideas declared, with no definitive enemy or endpoint. There's not a lot of enthusiasm left for joining the world's police force, especially when threats to American way of life shift with White House regime changes. The rebels we once sold arms to are now a terrorist organization in need of stomping out by boots on the ground.

That dovetails into the second task of the Commission: "fostering a greater attitude and ethos of service." This is the government's fault and the government needs to fix it. It won't be able to do it overnight or even in time to rustle up a bunch of "replacement troops" to send to whatever area of the world is in need of gunpoint democracy. I'm sure the final report may have something to say about millennials failing to adopt the ethos and pro-American enthusiasm of their generational predecessors, but who could blame them? The Social Security safety net will have dried up before they have a chance to access it and their economic future is in the hands of malicious actors the government has never shown an interest in punishing. (See every administration ever vs. "too big to fail.")

Knowing this ship won't be righted easily may prompt the Commission to suggest something no one would imagine being enacted here. A few pages down, the Commission asks a bunch of questions of itself -- one that would appear to answer another one, but with a "solution" most commonly found in totalitarian dictatorships.

(1) Is a military draft or draft contingency still a necessary component of U.S. national security?

(2) Are modifications to the selective service system needed?

(3) How can the United States increase participation in military, national, and public service by individuals with skills critical to address the national security and other public service needs of the nation?

(4) What are the barriers to participation in military, national, or public service?

(5) Does service have inherent value, and, if so, what is it?

(6) Is a mandatory service requirement for all Americans necessary, valuable, and feasible?

(7) How does the United States increase the propensity for Americans, particularly young Americans, to serve?

Yes, one sure way to "increase participation" is to mandate participation via a draft. Another way is to make it mandatory across the board for all citizens, making the draft redundant. Neither of these efforts will solve other problems like "fostering a greater attitude or ethos of service." If either of these are enacted, the military will be full of people who don't want to be there and who won't have their eye on anything other than the calendar. This will only exacerbate the military's current issues. The only thing it addresses is the need for periodic infusions of cannon fodder.

The cyberwar the government has been gearing up to fight for most the last decade will be another Forever War. Even if it's a bloodless battle, it will be far from harmless. The government already makes policy decisions based on highly-speculative attribution. In the future, it will engage in both cyberwar and conventional war using the same information. There won't be bodies to bury, but someone's going to end up taking out the wrong critical infrastructure or targeting the wrong critical government entity based on political wind shifts. A steady infusion of keyboard warriors may sound like a good idea, but displacing people and uprooting their lives to act on political whims won't restore faith in the US of A. No one's going to be throwing parades for cyberveterans marching home with college money and participation ribbons. And if the tech side of the military industrial complex thinks it already has a problem with insider threats, just wait till it's mostly composed of people who have been pressed into service against their will.



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Feed Techdirt: Killing The Golden Goose (Again); How The Copyright Stranglehold Dooms Spotify (techdirt.com)

For many, many, many years, we've talked about how the legacy entertainment industry will seek to kill the Golden Goose by strangling basically any innovation that is helping it adapt to new innovations. We saw the same pattern over and over and over again. The simple version of it goes like this: the legacy entertainment industry sits around and whines about how awful the internet is because it's undermining its gatekeeper business model that extracts massive monopoly rents, but does nothing to actually adapt. Eventually, companies come along and innovate and create a service (a) people want that (b) actually is legal and pays the legacy companies lots of money. This should be seen as a win-win for everyone.

But the legacy companies get jealous of the success of the innovator who did the actual work. They start to overvalue the content and undervalue the innovative service. The short version of this tends to pop up when a legacy entertainment exec says something like "why is innovative company x making so much money when all it's doing is making use of our content?" Of course, if the service part was so obvious, so easy, and so devoid of value, then the legacy entertainment companies would have done it themselves. But they didn't. So with the jealousy comes the inevitable demand for more cash from the innovator. And, usually, demands for equity too, which the innovator has basically no ability to resist, because they need to have a "good" relationship with the content companies. But the demands for more (and the jealousy) never go away.

The end result, of course, is that tons of innovative businesses that created amazing services that people liked get crushed. Completely. Venture capitalist David Pakman (who founded one of the companies, which I used way back in the day, that was eventually crushed, called MyPlay) detailed how the legacy recording industry used this strategy to bury more than 150 companies over the past two decades. It's the same story over and over again. Any company becomes too successful and the legacy copyright holders squeeze them to death, whining the whole time about how they don't pay enough. As Pakman wrote:

The music industry complains loudly about the “leverage” these giants have over them. First they criticized Apple iTunes for not agreeing to raise prices above $0.99, then they went after Pandora and other webcasters by insisting webcasting rates were too low, then they attacked Spotify for not paying them enough, then they insisted Apple Music pay them more than Spotify did, and now, just as the YouTube licensing agreements are coming up for renewal, they complain YouTube doesn’t pay them as much as Spotify.

But this is a “crisis” of their own making. Many of us argued for years that it was in the industry’s best interest to create a healthy ecosystem of hundreds or thousands of successful companies, all enjoying successful businesses around music. But those arguments fell on deaf ears, and instead the industry fought repeatedly to raise royalty rates over and over again, despite evidence that not a single company ever achieved profitability.

In my mind, it would have been in the best long-term interests of the recorded music business to enable the widespread success of thousands of companies, each paying fair but not bone-crushing royalties back to labels, artists and publishers. But the high royalty rates imposed upon startups, even after clear signs over the past 19 years that the strategy killed companies, has prevented a healthy ecosystem from emerging. It’s a bed the music industry made for itself, and now it is left to lie in it.

Not only does this crush lots of interesting companies, the history of this sort of destruction has served as a giant warning sign to entrepreneurs. Years back we wrote about entrepreneur Tyler Crowley explaining how this kind of history makes entrepreneurs steer clear of doing anything with music. His original post is sadly gone from the internet, but we've still got some quotes that highlight the key points. His argument was that there are different options for entrepreneurs, which he describes as "islands" with different rules and conditions to "dock" at those islands:

For tech folks, from the 35,000' view, there are islands of opportunity. There's Apple Island, Facebook Island, Microsoft Island, among many others and yes there's Music Biz Island. Now, we as tech folks have many friends who have sailed to Apple Island and we know that it's $99/year to doc your boat and if you build anything Apple Island will tax you at 30%. Many of our friends are partying their asses off on Apple Island while making millions (and in some recent cases billions) and that sure sounds like a nice place to build a business.

And what about "Music Biz Island"? Well, the labels have made it clear you don't want to dock there.

Now, we also know of Music Biz Island which is where the natives start firing cannons as you approach, and if not stuck at sea, one must negotiate with the chiefs for 9 months before given permission to dock. Those who do go ashore are slowly eaten alive by the native cannibals. As a result, all the tugboats and lighthouses (investors, advisors) warn to stay far away from Music Biz Island, as nobody has ever gotten off alive. If that wasn't bad enough, while Apple and Facebook Island are built with sea walls to protect from the rising oceans, Music Biz Island is already 5 ft under and the educated locals are fleeing....

That doesn't seem healthy for music. And that brings us around, of course, to Spotify. The music streaming giant has filed to go public, and Ben Thompson over at Stratechery has done a bang up job highlighting why even this hugely "successful" music platform looks like a disaster from a standard internet investment perspective. Its margins suck. Its margins suck so bad it's still unclear if Spotify can ever make money. Because it's the same old story that we described above, where the labels (who own a large chunk of Spotify -- remember the equity demands?) are crushing the company in a way that is unlike basically every other successful internet company. Internet companies are built on the idea of huge margins, because the marginal of one more customer is minimal.

But not with Spotify. Spotify has to give over so much of its revenue to the labels that it's nearly impossible for it to ever be a viable business. Ben points out that the revenue and costs numbers show that Spotify operates like any "well-managed SaaS company." But it has a "marginal cost problem" in that the label deals (even ones that were restructured recently) guarantee that nearly all of the money that Spotify gets... goes right out the door to the labels.

Spotify’s margins are completely at the mercy of the record labels, and even after the rate change, the company is not just unprofitable, its losses are growing, at least in absolute euro terms:

Ben has all this laid out in his usual nice charts and graphs and such that are worth checking out.

But, what this all comes down to, yet again, is the stranglehold of a messed up copyright system. The fact that the labels can kill the golden goose over and over and over again is because of one simple reason: the artificial monopoly handed to them by the copyright system, and the power it bestows. It's a market distortion. This isn't to say that there shouldn't be any copyright (let's see if our usual trolls make it this far in the post or if they've already dashed off a comment about how I want no copyright at all...). But it certainly demonstrates how the copyright system is so weighted to favor the copyright holder that they can strangle basically any business that touches on copyright, and make those markets entirely different from basically any similar business that isn't encumbered with copyrights and legacy businesses who, having failed to adapt themselves, now demand a king's ransom from the companies that did all the adapting for them.



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Comment Re:Article is just leftist propaganda (Score 1) 214

You can try this at home, no need to keyboard warrior from the armchair with no data.
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I've been posting about this here and on the Reg for about a month - the OP is "late to the story".
I did an experiment with two fresh machines (new MAC addrs) and found that it's not so biased one particular way as it is super-prone to the echo chamber effect.
(FWIW, I watch some of the milder "conservative" stuff now and then myself) Given an initial "hint" it will take you further down that path - either side of the current partisan madness. The really weird stuff- like the Nazis, we didn't test, but didn't see any (but some on the right would think Maxine Waters is about as stupid...). I thought the shoe-shop ray from Hitchhiker's guide had been cranked up and turned to "partisan" to destroy my planet.

Worse, in playing around trying to learn how this worked, we tried having our right-wing and tech aficionado channel check some left wing stuff. It then dumped the tech as it assumed we wanted "politics" and there's only so much room.
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All the variations, coming from either "side" worked - including a test of "real sci/tech" vs "pseudo sci". Same crap.
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Don't believe me, try it yourself! Fun for all!
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The creator of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, said that a legal or regulatory framework may be needed for technology companies. One example that Sir Tim gave was a law giving people more control of their social media data. Sir Tim joins other big names in tech in calling for increased regulation. Sir Continue reading The man who created the world wide web wants to regulate the tech giants making billions from his invention http://community.office365cloudsupport.com/office-web-apps/t

Feed Google News Sci Tech: Look how much hotter the Galaxy S9 would be if Samsung had stolen Apple's notch like everyone else - BGR (google.com)


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Look how much hotter the Galaxy S9 would be if Samsung had stolen Apple's notch like everyone else
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Samsung's new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship smartphones were released this past weekend, and there is precious little question that they're currently the hottest Android handsets you can buy. We explained as much in our in-depth Galaxy S9 review ...
The 3 Best And Worst Things About The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 PlusForbes
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Teardown Reveals Components for Dual-Aperture Camera and 'Lower-Tech' AR EmojiMac Rumors
With the Galaxy S9, Samsung's Redemption Is CompletePCMag
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SpaceX's Mars Spacecraft Ready By 2019, Elon Musk Wants to Put 1 Million People On Mars
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made another bold statement regarding his dream to colonize Mars. He said the BFR will be ready by next year for "test flights," and he's targeting to put 1 million people on Mars. ( SpaceX ). SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made a surprise ...
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Elon Musk debuts 'trailer' for the Falcon Heavy launch at 'Westworld' SXSW panelSFGate
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The 3 Best And Worst Things About The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
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Ryan Whitwam , Contributor A lover of Android, keyboards, and other things that go beep. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Ryan Whitwam. The Galaxy S9 Plus. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are now heading out to buyers, and ...
Galaxy S9 first-day sales reportedly much lower than Galaxy S8, but overall goal still higherBGR
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Teardown Reveals Components for Dual-Aperture Camera and 'Lower-Tech' AR EmojiMac Rumors
Samsung Galaxy S9 Android 8.0 Firmware Now Up For DownloadAndroid Headlines
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Four Tiny Satellites Launched into Space without Permission, Says FCC
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Reuters/ Gene BlevinsSpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California back in 2017. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reveals a U.S. start-up company launched four mini satellites into orbit after the agency ...
FCC Accuses Stealthy Startup of Launching Rogue SatellitesHardOCP
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Regional analysis for homeland security surveillance camera market is studied in different geographic regions as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of world. North America region is mainly dominating the market because of advanced technology implementation in surveillance security system. The European region is also gaining growth because of increase demand of citizens and investment by government in homeland security surveillance camera. Asia-Pacific is estimated to be fastest growing market because of government investment in border security systems and growing concern of terrorist attacks.
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Feed Techdirt: Microsoft Helps Get A Computer Recycler Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Offering Unapproved Recovery Disks (techdirt.com)

To ensure no good deed goes unpunished, Microsoft is trying to get a computer recycler tossed in prison because he almost provided Windows recovery disks to users who needed them. Eric Lundgren, who's made heroic efforts to prevent dangerous computer parts from filling landfills, is facing a 15-month sentence and a $50,000 fine for manufacturing 28,000 recovery disks. His sentence is based on two charges: conspiracy and copyright infringement.

Tom Jackman has the whole story at the Washington Post and it's half-tragedy, half-farce. Lundgren runs a company that prevents tens of millions of pounds of harmful chemicals and metals from ending up in landfills. In return for doing more than his part to save the planet, he'll gets a chance to spend a year in jail and hand Microsoft $50,000 in compensation for sales it never "lost" from recovery discs he never got a chance to distribute. (h/t Techdirt reader Tom Sparks)

Lundgren said he thought electronics companies wanted the reuse of computers to be difficult so that consumers would buy new ones. “I started learning what planned obsolescence was,” he said, “and I realized companies make laptops that only lasted as long as the insurance would last. It infuriated me. That’s not what a healthy society should have.”

He thought that producing and selling restore discs to computer refurbishers — saving them the hassle of downloading the software and burning new discs — would encourage more users to restore their computers instead of discarding them. In his view, the new owners were entitled to the software, and this just made it easier.

The government, and Microsoft, did not see it that way. Federal prosecutors in Florida obtained a 21-count indictment against Lundgren and his business partner, and Microsoft filed a letter seeking $420,000 in restitution for lost sales. Lundgren claims that the assistant U.S. attorney on the case told him, “Microsoft wants your head on a platter and I’m going to give it to them.”

Fortunately, Lundgren has judges in a couple of courts on his side, at least for the time being. US District Judge Daniel T.K. Hurley pointed out to the prosecution that Lundgren hadn't sold any of the recovery discs he had produced. Because of that, he departed downward from federal sentencing guidelines, giving Lundgren less than half of the 36-to-47 months called for.

Judge Hurley appears to feel locking Lundgren up for a few years would be a net loss for society, if not the environment.

“This case is especially difficult,” Hurley told Lundgren at his sentencing last May, “because of who you are today and in terms of who you have become.” The judge received evidence of Lundgren’s recycling company, IT Asset Partners, his projects to clean up e-waste in Ghana and China and a 2016 initiative in which Lundgren’s company repaired and donated more than 14,000 cellphones and $100,000 to “Cellphones for Soldiers” to benefit U.S. soldiers deployed overseas.

The other court on his side -- at least for the moment -- is the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Lundgren appealed his sentence and the court agreed to hear the case. This keeps Lundgren out of jail until the appeal is ruled on. It's unclear where the court's sympathies lie, but it is encouraging it didn't dismiss it immediately. Lundgren plans to argue he didn't violate Microsoft's software license or cause it any lost sales. The government will obviously stick to its "head on a platter" argument, presenting Microsoft's absurd "lost sales" theory as actual fact, rather than the ridiculousness it is -- especially when Microsoft spent most of the last couple of years giving away Windows 10 to everyone, including people who didn't want it.

Someone dedicates his life to keeping landfills free of harmful material and the government wants to send him to prison. And it's all based on Microsoft's assertion it would have sold as many recovery disks as Lundgren created if only Lundgren hadn't created them. Ignored is the fact they never were distributed. Also ignored is the dubiousness of "lost sales" assertions, which are always 100% conjecture and always presented as a simplistic equation: "1 Piracy = 1 Lost Sale." But in this case, no sales were lost because no sales were replaced with bootleg boot disks.

And "sales" must be a legal term of art. Microsoft allows anyone to download a recovery disk for free. But in court, these are suddenly worth money because infringement. To ensure someone gets tossed in jail for breaking the chain of planned obsolescence, Microsoft (and prosecutors) want the court to believe the existence of recovery disks that do nothing unless a person already has a licensed copy of Windows has somehow made the company $700,000 poorer. Given the limitations of burned recovery disks, it's impossible to see where infringement even comes into play. And yet here we are, watching prosecutorial discretion morph into putting someone's head on a platter over recovery disks any one of us could download hundreds of times from Microsoft's website without a single murmur about "lost sales" from the tech giant.



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Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to start your week. 1.Snap reportedly wants to be profitable by the end of the year. There have already been two reports of layoffs at the company in 2018. 2. Twitter has suspended several accounts, some with millions of followers. The accounts seemingly engaged in tweet Continue reading 10 things in tech you need to know today (TWTR, MSI, MSFT, SSNLF, SNAP) http://community.office365cloudsupport.com/office-web-apps/10-things-in-tech-you-need-to-kn

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Kudos To Samsung For Not Going For The iPhone X Notch
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Ben Sin , Contributor I cover consumer tech in Asia Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Tweet This. Samsung keeping the S9 design language the same makes complete sense Let it be known that the notch is less a hardware feature ...
Samsung Galaxy S9+ repair difficulty, camera aperture details exposed in teardownAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple's iPhone X vs. Samsung's New Galaxy S9Fox Business
Galaxy S9 Plus Beats iPhone X In Speed TestValueWalk
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Stealth startup launches four unauthorized rogue satellites into orbit
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The Indian-built PSLV-C40, which launched in January, had 31 satellites onboard. It carried a lot of cool stuff into orbit, including the Arkyd-6 satellite which could lead to asteroid mining, as well as the first commercial satellite for Finland. It ...
Rocket Lab says launch preparations not affected by 'rogue satellite' concernStuff.co.nz

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Comment Re:So does anyone want to talk about specifics? (Score 1) 322

Kill bots don't scare me because I think they'll go rogue ala Terminator, they scare me because needing to treat the army well is just about the only thing that keeps the 1% in line.

It's inevitable that the military will be replaced by autonomous robots. They're not only better at fighting than humans, they're much cheaper too. Once the tech is there, every nation will want to adopt it. Nobody will hold back their own military and hope their potential enemies are going to play by the rules.

If a dictator came to power, there's little anyone can do to prevent them from taking control of the entire military.

All of the potential fixes are very hard to actually achieve. First, there's the technological solution. Instead of having the robots be commanded by humans, create an AI to govern them instead. Humans give it advice, then AI will have the final say in what the robots will do. Thus it needs to be able to understand the constitution and judge whether it's being told to do something that is against the interests of the people. Of course, that will require general AI to exist and it will be very difficult to achieve in practice.

The second option is to ask other nations for help. We would need some sort of international agreement that the use of autonomous robots against their own citizens is sufficient grounds for a UN intervention. But would UK, France or Germany really risk a major war to come to the rescue of Americans? And even if they do come, they would still need to win against the entire American robot army, which is doubtful to say the least.

The third option is the people themselves. If these robots become incredibly cheap and prevalent, then there might be as many of them in the hands of individuals as the military, which would be sufficient to at least throw some doubt into the minds of would-be dictators. Unfortunately, we're already seeing regulations against people attaching weapons to their drones. Owning autonomous combat robots will almost certainly be banned in the future, or at least made so difficult that no meaningful numbers of them will exist in the hands of individuals. In the end, people are incredibly short-sighted. They are much more afraid of mass murderers than a potentially evil government, and they will happily give up their liberties for a little temporary safety.

Submission + - How Augmented Reality cuts your kid's smartphone addiction. (startar.in)

StartAR App writes: A Smartphone is an important part of our life these days. Be it booking a cab, a movie ticket, watching the latest viral videos, listening to your favorite tracks or playing an addicting strategy game. A smartphone does it all for you.

Being a parent, you don’t want your kids to be addicted to a smartphone, just like you. Hard to accept, but it’s true that 90% of the smartphone users are addicted to their devices.
Recent studies suggest that tech companies are working hard to make their apps more engaging so that users cannot stop themselves from using their apps.

Kids are already using phones and tablets.

Kids love to watch their favorite cartoons on Youtube, even if they can’t understand the words of the character, they pay their full attention to TV or mobile screen. They don’t like books because books don’t interact, make sounds or play music.

Being a technology company, we build a solution for schools, kids and parents.StartAR, an Augmented Reality smartphone-based learning platform. It engages kids with books using the same Smartphone, which was previously being used for watching cartoons and playing games. Watching cartoons doesn’t help kids in mental development. With StartAR kids gain general knowledge, also it boosts their attention, imagination and creativity and help them in self learning. Using StartAR books kids can see an Elephant come alive on the top of their book.
Now the question arise “How to cut down your kid’s smartphone addiction.”

No kid is ever addicted to his books, because books seems to be a boring method of learning.

But 70% of them are affected by smartphones. This made us develop a concept having the fun of gadgets and values of traditional books.

StartAR application works offline on any Android device, it doesn’t require internet connection to operate.

Unlike Youtube and other video-based learning platforms StartAR app only works with books. It makes kids to get attracted towards books and diverts them from other games and apps.
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Youtube is seamless and you never what possible suggestions your kid can have on screen.

StartAR app is full of engaging and selected content which is appropriate for kids and helps them improve their concentration.

Many parents don’t want their kids to use smartphones. Gone are the days when humans used to write on banana leaves. To be progressive we need to adapt new methods of learning. Have a look at Kyrascope’s StartAR review video.

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A smartphone is just an object, whether your kid use it for good or bad it depends upon your parenting.

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Comment It has nothing to do with your initial search (Score 4, Insightful) 214

It doesn't matter if you started off with an innocuous video or an extreme one, the suggested videos will lead to the same place eventually. YouTube's algorithm places popular videos in a genre high up in the recommended videos results. Likely because a crowd attracts a crowd. More extreme videos are always more popular by numbers, because clickbait.

This is a side effect of crowdsourcing their ratings by going on views, and perhaps secondarily how many people 'liked' or 'disliked' a certain video.

In any given genre (books, TV, movies, YouTube) the most popular item by numbers is the item that has the broadest appeal. The one with the broadest appeal is usually on the lower end of the intelligence scale. As with cinema, intelligent, artful pieces are typically relegated to small audiences, with the occasional oscar-bait breakout.

So if you put together a system whereby the most popular videos are suggested first, the feedback loop described in the article will happen. The only way out of that is to hand curate the algorithm. And that's the very thing that NO large scale tech company wants to do. The moment they stop automating everything possible is the moment scaling becomes expensive, and they no longer reap their huge margins - a license to print money as long as they can keep it going.

Feed Google News Sci Tech: Google might rebrand Android Wear to Wear OS with future update: Report - BGR India (google.com)


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Android Wear might soon get a new name as Google tries to bring the wearable platform back to mainstream. Staff; Published: March 12, 2018 11:17 AM IST. 0 Shares. Facebook share Twitter share Share on Google+ Share on Whatsapp. google-android ...
Google's planning to re-brand Android Wear as 'Wear OS'Android Central
Android Wear Might Be Rebranded To 'Wear OS'Ubergizmo
Android Wear may soon be renamed 'Wear OS'TNW
Engadget-Lowyat.NET (blog)-Android Headlines-Hot Hardware
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Comment Highly depends on usage... (Score 2) 214

Much like any other social networks on the Internet, it all depends on how you use the platform.
I personally have a fixed number of subscribed channel that I watch everyday. The recommendations I get from YouTube usually goes around the themes of channels I'm already subscribed to.
So, there's a bunch of science, tech, and currently trip to Japan channels on the recommendation list. Nothing radical or extreme at all.
But of course, if you already watch and follow a bunch of videos and channels that are always about sensitive or hot button topics, the algorithm will suggest popular videos with similar themes, which will eventually end up in radicalized content. It's only logical that it'd end up that way, since it'll always try to show you popular videos.
On the trending list there's always a bunch of shit recommendations that are mostly sensationalistic in nature, but I won't ever touch that crap with a 10 foot pole, so no harm done.

But you gotta see that this isn't unique to YouTube. Facebook and Twitter do the same crap. Facebook has suggested pages, people and posts, their annoying suggested news feed order that always put the crap on top, plus a bunch of other stuff that always suggest crap to you if you don't take good care of the content you keep on the news feed.
Twitter has the cancerous trending crap, plus that Moments page that is always littered with garbage. Perhaps neither are as radicalizing as YouTube, but it probably depends on how you use those platforms.

The problem in all of those is not how the platforms itself works... it's the people. The users. The ignorant masses that are always posting and then feeding, watching all this crap. It's a popularity contest, and popular shit often times is the worst.

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Google Contacts can send money via Google Pay Send
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Google Pay Send isn't the catchiest name for a product, but don't knock it simply for its name. It is, after all, the Google answer to Apple's relatively new direct peer-to-peer payment option in Apple Pay. But while Google Pay Send does already let ...
Google Pay v1.54 continues ride toward transit tickets, merging P2P money transfers [APK Teardown]Android Police
It's time to say goodbye to the Nexus program for goodAndroid Central
Android Users will Soon be Able to Send Money from Google Contacts AppTechnology Personalized
The Tech Bulletin-Infosurhoy-Deccan Chronicle
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Comment They should ban books altogether! (Score 0, Flamebait) 214

All extremists, racists and all enemies of the nation have been using these low-tech tools called books.
Books can contain any kind of information and propaganda, sometimes disguised as novels, essays and manuals.
Those labelled as "Chemistry" can allow anyone with enough time to design and build a bomb.
Please, stop that insane uncontrolled spread of books.
TV and the Internet is the next stop.

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