35 Burst results for "Larry Magid"

Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

Michael Wallace and Steve Scott

00:38 sec | 9 months ago

Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

"Any content Facebook deems sketchy will now go to an oversight board here CBS news technology analyst Larry magid Facebook accounts the names of the first twenty members have its oversight board that will make final decisions over disputed controversial content the board said Facebook public policy director Brent terrace will have final authority over content disputes Facebook will implement the board's decisions unless doing so violates the law the board is composed of former government officials law professor civil rights activists and other content experts from several countries Larry maggot

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Apple's new connected gyms program gives you benefits for working out with Apple Watch

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

03:31 min | 1 year ago

Apple's new connected gyms program gives you benefits for working out with Apple Watch

"Apple announces a new program it's called connected there partnering with gems like the YMCA an orange theory and more to connect your apple watch the Quitman at these gems eventually might even be able to pay for things in the gym if they accept apple pay we're joined by C. B. S. business reporter Larry maggot what's going on here that's right apple of forming a relationship with a number of Jim can clean the YMCA which of course is that branch including a lot of places and they'll do a number of things I wanted to mention it connected to a quickening so I would imagine something like your heart rate could go directly from the watch to the gym equipment that perhaps and speculating and I don't know the details things like revolutions per minute let's say around biking in the RPM with the speed or the speed in which you're a walking you're running on a treadmill all could be transmitted between the two devices if you need to create an electronic link between the watch and the action that equipment and and not imminently doable and they're plenty of examples where that's already happened with phone and we're not quite correct application will health monitor like color post monitor had leased the gym equipment that nature apple is also doing from the over the gym where apple watch owners might get discounts on the gym equipment another kind of benefit so it kind of both the technical side of it in a kind of like that well that's the upside of it is obviously convenience what's the possible down side to you know sharing some of your information with these companies well anytime you have a sharing relationship around data you you enter a new possibility when it come in both a privacy violation and a security problem if for example the GM has lax security on their on there gate if if that got out that could obviously could people at risk of having your information getting into the wrong hands and the same could be said if the gym privacy policy one up to speed and they were allowing your employees not to look at your information and they were selling your information knowing apple I'm sure they work very closely with their partners he was sure good security anti privacy policy anytime you introduce a new variable and a new partner you do increase the rest are there any competitors to the apple watch that might try something similar the who else is out there in that market well there are number of players out there because they're they're all the bands like the fifty I can think of that nature which may not be a robot if an apple apple watch but when it comes to this application they have just about everything they need and then they are in France on which is a pretty big player in the watch market not a big apple apple came in late and immediately dominated battlefield and then there are the android wear in a different enjoyed watching that are out there again all which are roughly equivalent to the feature set up an apple watch it may not have all of the features like apple for example has electrocardiogram and some specific features that only it has but when it comes to things like heart rate and motion fencing and think of that nature there are plenty of watching that could compete and I would expect that to be the case and then of course your smartphone there's no reason why you couldn't connect a smartphone directly legion equipment and that you like we've already it's happening and certainly I would likely likely will see that increase that is Larry magid appreciate the time Larry in the connected program is going to roll out slowly for example orange theory is starting with their two Manhattan locations today will expand to all of their locations by the end of the year they have a lot of course here in

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"Let's talk about that new iphone the new bells and whistles. It's the camera Larry. I think it's a camera so there's two things that struck me about the new iphone one especially the iphone eleven in pro one is battery life the eleven pro they claimed four hours better than the ten S and five hours better if you get the the the Max extra-large and so if that's true that's great but what really amazed me is when apple showed photographs. It didn't show snapshot from people like me. Were were you know kids taking either vacation or taking snapshots. It showed professional photographers doing amazing things with its camera. When it showed off the video radio feature it hired a cinematographer to work on a Hollywood back lot working with a producer director and professional actors to show something that would look good. I suspect back in a movie theater and it really struck me and I've been true for a while but it really hit me how these cameras aren't just replacing point and shoot cameras but replacing replacing high end cameras I mean I haven't used a camera of a dedicated camera in a couple of years now and if this iphone is as good as it looks you could throw away your basic beyond the camera capabilities not a lot of major changes in the eleven pro. No I don't think so you know the usual faster after chips and better glass. It's less likely to break and better waterproofing things of that nature so I would say the takeaways on on both of the phones are the cameras even by the way the less expensive camera which starts at six ninety nine which by apple standard to the bargain. That's actually a cheap laugh year. They're cheapest phone with seven fifty. Even that at phone has two cameras instead of three and the pro and looks pretty good from the demo that I saw..

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"Refresh our memory. The the foldable phone didn't really fold it folded failed. They made the mistake of sending reviewers phone that were defective effective the biggest one with it there is just like on my galaxy note ten. It was a little plastic screen protector and on my note ten. If i feel like i could peel it it off in fact i probably will because it's beginning to kind of decree colm part but if you peel off on the fold you actually broke the screen so the reviewer though i don't. I don't need the protect your i'm going to peel it off well now. They have a rookie screen so that with one problem they they now make that totally integrated so there's no reason why you would even try to do that. They also had a little will sort of a gap in the phone where debris could get in so in other words. They were just little manufacturing defects on the physical aspect of it which caused your viewers to have real serious problems. They took it off the market bringing it back. They fixed it. <hes> my colleague over feet news over in germany right now testing fence sense. It feels a lot better so it's infinitely better shape but it's still too grand. You're not gonna see me. Showing two thousand dollars to buy one is yeah. The concept zipped sounds very enticing. I mean i is this ready for market. I mean even even if it's technically ready is the market ready for it you now what is really the phone that folds out to a tablet and personally. I think that's clever and i'm sure there are some people who are willing to spend two thousand dollars for it but for a lot less than two thousand dollars you could buy a phone and tablet and you really need the convenience of a phone that folds out for tablet. Some people probably like the idea to an interesting in concept and it's really i think concept product samsung being the first to market off the mainstream company they can brag. They've got it on the market but i don't expect. They're going to sell a lot of these..

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"Learn what what else do we know about this breach sort of good news and bad. It's good news today. Two heads actually at least year old facebook stopped. It's a search search by phone number feature more than a year ago and they claimed it a lot of these two pocket numbers and it's all data so they're kind of not sloughing it off but trying to relaxed people the bad news you mentioned on a foreigner million and the possibility of not only song stam. That's a likely possibility but even even certain types of password vulnerability because if you have somebody stole number and your facebook i._d. It's not out of the question that they could use. Somebody could use that to reset. Sit there password. You've probably done that before you use either email or phone ever to validate your you will. It's not impossible to to be your hijack. Somebody's phone number. It's an unlikely scenario which one that sub security researchers have raced burnt larry's facebook saying anything about this yet again. Thank you put out a statement and basically say neither many duplicates disputing the four hundred billion and old data because again. They stopped doing this about over a year ago. They stopped the ignition but searching by phone number so there you know they did. They did try to mitigate it. In terms of their own profession look given everything that's happening with facebook all the other data breaches and privacy fiascos and cambridge janelle mccain russian interference you name it. This one more example where facebook has disappointing people in terms of how it's handled their data..

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Apple says it's sorry for using contractors to listen in on Siri conversations

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

01:10 min | 1 year ago

Apple says it's sorry for using contractors to listen in on Siri conversations

"Has decided two things one that he pointed out. There are no longer going to be using contractors are going to be using apple employees but i think more important. It's going to be an opt in program program so it's not going to happen by default. It'll happen when people decide to opt in my guess is that there are enough people that love apple in one apple to do well that they're going to have plenty of people who are going to opt in and they're going to get all the data. They need to improve the quality of their artificial intelligence. I think the win win all around except for those poor contract with the got got laid off so larry quickly if i'm wrong but in recent months apple is launched pretty splashy campaign trying to tout its privacy instructions versus the others up here you know they've tried to make this into a competitive advantage and i actually think that's a bit of a mistake in one way similarly to the airlines don't make safety a competitive advantage will ever seen theon airline thing are playing through faith in their planes but apple did that and then apple gotta get a bad mark on this one so even though they have some credible arguments eight minutes about why they're technology maybe more private because they make money on hardware not advertising. It's not true across the board so good that they're making amends but maybe they shouldn't have been so quick to app to brag about

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Samsung delays its $2,000 folding phone after test units break

Jay Talking

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

Samsung delays its $2,000 folding phone after test units break

"It was set to launch Friday. But Samsung says it's delaying the release of new foldable phone those who received the phone early complain that it's been breaking CBS news technology consultant, Larry Magid fan Fung, the first major smartphone company to relief a phone with a foldable screen and this expensive nearly two thousand dollar very innovative phone that fan with very proud of Phil at the very least this is an embarrassment for the company. The company says it will announce a new launch date in the coming

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"Leery is at the computer history museum Mountain View, where he'll be moderating panel on the future of transportation at hardware. Con 2019 earlier we asked him to describe what the panel will be covering. We're going to be looking at all aspects of where transportation if going especially around economist vehicles, but also driver assistant technology, which you've actually here already in many cases, as well as how economists vehicle they're going to impact cities, give us an example there. Well, one of the things that can change the whole notion of parking if instead of having to drive your car to work or to a meeting and then find a place to park it. Instead drops you off it can go then park itself somewhere else perhaps outside of the congested areas where parking cheaper and easier to find. And then when you're ready to go home, it could pick you up and take you home or more likely pick someone else up and take them to work. So the idea of a car sitting idle in a parking lot could be a thing of the past. It could be. Constantly working? And then when you're ready to go home, it will meet you and pick you up and take you home. We understand you're going to talk about the industry and companies here in the bay area as well as Michigan and other places cars are made. Yeah, there's a lot of interesting developments going on both here in Philippine valley. Well, within Detroit, and of course, in Germany, and Japan other places where Carthage made, but we're finding a lot of collaboration between the auto industry and technology companies many of the major automakers have facilities in Silicon Valley. I've visited the Ford facility in Palo Alto. But there are other research Fedor thrown by Toyota and other carmaker than one of the reasons why they're in the valley is to form partnerships with technology companies that can provide them with the underlying technology to make Thomas and electric vehicles work better..

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Facebook, Larry Magid And Ducker discussed on WCBS Programming

WCBS Programming

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Facebook, Larry Magid And Ducker discussed on WCBS Programming

"Facebook, CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and a Washington Post op Ed is calling for stronger government regulation of the internet. CBS technology analyst, Larry Magid increased regulation of social media and the internet if inevitable, regardless of whether Ducker bird advocates it or not fill by doing. So he puts himself in a better position in terms of PR and also helps define what government ought to be looking at and in many cases, neither things that Facebook already doing. So it actually put Facebook in a good position if it can help define. What if the government

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Facebook bans white nationalism, separatism

The KDKA Radio Afternoon News with Robert Mangino

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Facebook bans white nationalism, separatism

"Facebook says it's banning post that promote or support white nationalism or separatism on its platform. CBS? Larry Magid says the company is exercising its editorial. Right. Facebook will undoubtedly be accused of suppressing free expression, but they do have a legal right to control the content on their platform. And they've made a decision that they don't want to be a place where people advocate, white supremacy, white nationalism, February them or other view that they consider to be racist or hateful. And I think that that's going to go over well with most of their youth, but obviously may upset

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Tech companies to stop the spread of vaccine misinformation

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

02:53 min | 2 years ago

Tech companies to stop the spread of vaccine misinformation

"Both Facebook and Amazon are taking steps to fight the spread of misinformation. Larry tell us a little bit more about what they're doing. Well, what Facebook is doing is trying to essentially demote anything that argue that for example, vaccines cause autism just about every medical and health official in the world has said that a hoax. It's not true. But there are people who are still spreading that. So they're not saying you can't post information. They're not censoring it so to speak, but they're demoting. They're also not gonna take any advertising money for spreading that kind of stuff, and I actually covered that in my Mercury News column, which will come out online tomorrow. But the preview on my website and Larry thrilled dot com where I talk in more detail about what Facebook of doing and why they're doing it. So again, they're not saying you can't write about it. But the year not going to get the audience that you would get if it weren't fake news, and Amazon, I guess if taking books off the shelves so to speak. They're not going to be selling books that promote the theory of well the. Oh, called autism cures or octave and prevention again trying to take away this false information. And the reason frankly children and adults also risk if they're not getting their vaccines. Not only do that if they're alive, but if they get a contagious disease it riff other people with a well. So this information that if myth leading and potentially dangerous, I Roger sneak peek, and I'm a little biased because I'm one of your biggest fans, but I thought fabulous job talking about that balance between first amendment rights and the importance of not spreading this information. That's right. And and the it gets very tricky, especially when you start getting into political news or even controversial medical issue. I mean, look, I remember the big debate about low carb, high carb and a lot of medical officials were thing Ono everybody should have a low carb high carb, low, carb, whatever it was they kind of which decides. And what people that were considered kind of oddball are actually embraced later on. So you want to have a debate and a discussion, but when something's when proven wrong, and it's clearly. And it's cooler harmful. Then maybe Facebook needs to take a stand. I was wondering about Amazon's move to remove the books to me, it just feels different lowering the importance of their frequency of post that they deem to pass on information to me feels different than not selling books or Patty. I suspect you and I both journalists both strong. First amendment advocates are always going to have trouble. When anybody said that information, no matter how much we disagree with it. If not allowed to be distributed, and I too am very uncomfortable. If much I agree with the reason why they're doing it. And the same thing with hate speech, antisemitic speech and anything else that I consider to be vile. You know, I still believe in the first amendment. So it's it's a tough issue. But remember the first amendment applies to government? It is not apply to private company Amazon whether you like it or not certainly have the legal right to do whatever they want in regard.

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"Larry tell us more about the conversation. Well, first of all, I it was part of the safety advisory board. Normally the thing they're under confidential. But I think I can talk about this. Because most of what we talked about with really public information. And I think reading between the lines it's a work in progress, and they're trying to kind of figure things out. But bottom line is the Facebook as we know it is not going to change dramatically. It will still be Facebook. If you wanna post to a wide circle of friends or even to the general public. I'm pretty sure that's going to continue to be available. However, they're going to emphasize some of their other products, and they already have for example, if you think about what fat that is already an encrypted messaging app that they bought and had been running for a number of years right for well. So they're going to kind of combine some of those features with Instagram some of those featured with Facebook, but at the end of the day, offer, private and semi private messaging opportunity. So that you can have a one on one with somebody. You can be in a small group. And those messages will be encrypted which. Means no one not Facebook. Not the police not creepy people in down the street, not the Russians. No, one can see them if they're encrypted. So that doesn't mean everything on Facebook will be encrypted. But there will be products with encrypted messages that are available. They move forward. The receive to say that this is more than just Facebook being magnanimous or taking care of its users. I mean, they really are running the risk of losing a lot of users if they don't get on top of this. Yeah. I think that this is a combination of responding to pressure doing the right thing. I don't want us to, you know, take away any credit, but also understanding how the market's changed when Facebook first came around it with competing with my space, and it was all about public sharing or quasi-public. Sharing of information. Social networking now messaging is really big. And if you look at Snapchat, I with at their offices in Santa Monica last week, they really promote the fact that most snaps most communications are one to one or maybe small group of friends. They're not into big publishing, and I think that's where the market is moving and Facebook. Responding. And so it part of it is just a way to sort of stay relevant. But they are also responding to all of the privacy concerns that people have been raising about them..

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Mark Zuckerberg Announces Facebook's Pivot to Privacy

Radio Night Live with Kevin McCullough

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Mark Zuckerberg Announces Facebook's Pivot to Privacy

"Facebook reportedly looking to beef up privacy for users USA radio's Timberg with details. Facebook is continuing to move towards more and more privacy in a blog post. Ceo, Mark Zuckerberg explains the company plans to work toward a privacy focused, principals such encryption safety and secure data storage. Larry Magid is. The CEO and founder of connect safely dot org. I think Facebook can offer services they give people a lot more privacy in the sense that they are deliberately not sharing their content with a white circle of friends. Magid was speaking there on Fox

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Apple FaceTime bug turns your iPhone into hot mic

Red Eye Radio

00:30 sec | 2 years ago

Apple FaceTime bug turns your iPhone into hot mic

"Busiest apple says it'll issue a software update later this week for a bug. That's leading iphone users here audio and video. From people who have not yet accepted, a FaceTime. Call CBS technology consultant Larry Magid apple pride Vic fell on protecting user's privacy. It's one of its main competitive argument against Google Android phones, claiming that it's divisive are better. When it comes to privacy reports that the bug is in MAC OS as well. So that every apple MAC laptop may also have a hot mic

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Apple to patch privacy bug in video-calling feature

KNX Evening News with Diane Thompson

00:30 sec | 2 years ago

Apple to patch privacy bug in video-calling feature

"Busiest apple says it'll issue a software update later this week for a bug. That's letting I phone users here audio and video. From people who have not yet accepted, a FaceTime. Call CBS technology consultant Larry Magid, apple pride it fell on protecting user's privacy. It's one of its main competitive arguments against Google Android phones, claiming that it's divisive are better. When it comes to privacy reports that the bug is in MAC OS as well. So that every apple MAC laptop may also have a hot mic

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Twitter deletes thousands of automated accounts that discouraged midterm voting

KNX Programming

00:34 sec | 2 years ago

Twitter deletes thousands of automated accounts that discouraged midterm voting

"Discouraging people from voting the accounts appeared to be from the Democrats and the accounts were removed. When the party flag the misleading tweets to the social media company. Larry Magid has more credit for removing these accounts goes to the democratic congressional campaign committee which developed a system for finding automated and fraudulent accounts and then notifying Twitter Twitter, of course, has to confirm that they violate the company's terms of service. But if they do they can be removed out of this case more than ten thousand were California has you know, has a pivotal state. The Democrats all of a hard time winning

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"Larry, why are they doing this? Well, I think it's because they want people to get more engaged in the types of things that they want to show you, and I betcha if you and I were sitting next to each other. And I was looking at your feed it would be different than my feet because they're basing it on things you've done. So no big surprise. I'm getting a lot of tech news on my feed it. Well, it's political news and probably the same some of the stuff that you would get, but it's definitely customized depending upon your search habits. Okay. So at first blush is it accurate when you scroll to the stories match your interests. Well, I don't know. I find out that Fox News channel beat MSNBC and and combined October viewership. I guess I'm interested in cable news, so. Yeah. Yup. Repre-? Oh, not exclusively there things I'm interested in that maybe Google within and quite aware of. And there are some story that I'm less excited about than others. But generally speaking, it seems to at least in my case, I'm getting a lot of politics and a lot of media. And a lot of tech though. That's probably a pretty good indication of this type things I'm interested in. You know, I find it interesting. They're doing it on the mobile app, but not on the desktop, right? Because then that would kind of junk things up wouldn't it? I think so the Google of very proud of the sparse desktop. It hasn't changed much over the decades. Really? And they're very very picky as to what they put on that desktop app on the mobile app. It's almost like a homepage of your phone away. Now, not literally because it's not your phone's main screen, but I guess they're hoping that a lot of people are gonna hit the Google app. And by the way, I tested on both my iphone, my Android and believe it or not getting slightly different stories on each phone. I'm not quite sure why that all should come through the same Google account. But for whatever reason they're just a little bit different. But quite a bit of overlap with. Well, that's that's pretty interesting. Do you think they risk something going away from that clean plane? Look, even on the mobile. Well, I'll tell you what they risk. It's not something from their perspective. But I in some ways prefer to search for my own news. I know Google thinks that they know what I'm interested in there. Probably. Right. But I worry a little bit bud bubbles. Do I wanna live in a tech bubble to people wanna live in a democrat or Republican bubble? I kind of like the old fashioned way of delivering news. It's important based on the division of editors like it. Whether KCBS in the New York Times rather than an algorithm that tries to figure out what I'm interested. And that's kind of my personal bias about the how you select what's important to people..

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Pittsburgh shooting draws attention to sites where hate speech flourishes

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

02:31 min | 2 years ago

Pittsburgh shooting draws attention to sites where hate speech flourishes

"We've been learning a lot about that hate speech website gab. It has been shut down after it was discovered the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting spewed his venom on that site. Larry. This has prompted a discussion the the fine line between free speech and hate speech. You're absolutely right Betty, and it's very difficult line in some cases. Although I did go to gab dot com over the weekend before the site was shut down and looked around. And I don't think that line with refine their what I thought was absolutely virulent comments about not only Jews, but Muslim LGBT community anybody who some people considered other. Now, it also had other content. There were posted about music and theater, and the usual things he would see, but they had this very large collection of what they call controversial speech. I don't think if any question about that Facebook Twitter any responsible site would have no question about taking that down. Because clearly. Violates the terms of service that the sites have about anything that's in any way, threatening anything that demeaned a specific group of people certainly the comments about I don't even want to repeat the comments, but some of the common fit that Bauer of a posted on the site or one that wouldn't be allowed on Facebook or Twitter, assuming that they knew they were there. They would take them down ahead. They've been notified learning in this case involving gap who pulled the psych down was that the operators out of abundance of caution on their part or was it an outside entity of some kind. Well, I think the the the operators may have sensually moved it. But what's happened is that they're hosting provider fed? No. As of today, they're pulling the plug their domain provider. Go daddy said that they were going to take away the domain which means if he went to fight you wouldn't get anywhere. The funding Thorpe they have some kind of premium service that pay pal would help them get money to they pulled the plug. So all of the vendor that they depend upon when away having fed that. There are underground hosting sites. That will probably put them back online. There's crypto currency that could provide funding. So it's not impossible that they could do what they say. They're going to do which is to come back at a later date. But at the end, it was the legal business entities that helped the site operate that made a decision, and it's and it sounds like from from you that there was a number of them made that decision, right? And and to remind people the first amendment applies to government, not private companies companies have a right to do business with who they want to do business with and they don't have to worry about whether or not is constitutionally

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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) review: better looks, better sound, same price

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

00:44 sec | 2 years ago

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) review: better looks, better sound, same price

"Amazon also has just unveiled the new echo dots. Did you where you're working with the dots of the larger devices? I haven't gotten the new dot yet. I'm told that the sound quality is better. The DOD had the very tiny speaker and I either use my dots just to do things like in lights on and off, or if I want to listen to music on a dot, I plug in an external speaker and if it's a good external speaker, it could sound very good. By the way, if you the by the sub woofer and the to echo the bundle, it's two hundred and forty nine dollars, which in bad you could get the echo plus with a sub woofer to the bundle for I think three twenty nine. I haven't tried that, but the reviews tell me the eco plus, isn't that much better than the echo, but definitely the, the dot is a great value, but it the sound quality is is not great,

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"Facebook is unveiled a new way to video chat. It's called portal. Larry. How does it work? Well, it's a device it fits. I don't know maybe on your kitchen counter, maybe in your living room and there's two version. One hundred ninety nine dollar which had attended screen, and then a three hundred and forty nine dollars version with fifteen point, six inch screen and it's got a camera. It's got a speaker. It's got a microphone and its main function is Videocon video conversation to the Facebook messenger. So imagine that you're sitting there in San Francisco and maybe you've got children or grandchildren, New York. You guys can have a conversation. One unique feature, which I think is kind of cool if a camera will actually follow you around the world. So if you move from one part of the room, the other the camera will follow you it or reframe you within within the picture too. It's got some very smart software. It also has Alexa built into it so you can do all the things you can do with an Amazon echo and other kind of cool feature. If you're listening to music on Spotify, let's say you and I are chatting. We can both listen to the same thong at the time. Maybe have a virtual dance together now. All that sounds fabulous. But if I use my iphone or my MAC book, I can do the exact same thing in terms of having that video conference, can I not or your ipad or your very inexpensive, Android tablet. The picked up for eighty bucks or maybe you've got the echo show or with Google new device from Lenovo with a lot of ways to do kind of all this. Now, the Facebook messenger part, that's somewhat unique, not completely, and the cool camera. You know, to be honest with you, I don't think it's worth three hundred and forty nine dollars or even one forty ninety nine. I might change my tune after I tried and they will send me one sometime next month. But out of the box, it doesn't impress me that much. And one other question, the companies drawn criticism in the past for breaches involving users, personal data, are people going to be willing to trust Facebook with something like this. There are going to be skeptics and there should be. They have all sorts of privacy stories, including encryption, including the software, everything. On the device not on Facebook servers, so they are, you know, have a good story to tell about privacy, but people will be skeptical because it's Facebook and there's a device involved here this time. This is hardware in addition to a software, like, yeah, this is hard way this is Facebook owns Oculus, but for the most part, they have not been in the hardware business. They came out with an ill-fated phone, this hardware product, it's not cheap, and it will be very interesting to see how well the company does with it.

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"Larry, refresh our memory about how this thing is going to be used. Well, they're actually two different types of alerts if something called the wireless emergency alerts, the w. e. a. and the emergency alert fifty or the ES may look and found the fame, but they're different. You may have already gotten a real w. e. for example, in the case of a missing child, an amber alert or dangerous weather. Certainly people in hurricane country have gotten those WEA's when hurricane and other theories weather patterns happened in. I've gotten amber alert to not too long ago. The one that was tested today, the af. It's something we hope we never have to see in real life to get that thing national public warning where the president needs to communicate with a population about a significant national crisis. I'm quoting from government website right here. So that would be a very serious situation where the president had to give a message to the population that had an impact on life or personal safety. Think some folks were surprised that it was called the presidential alert. Is coming from FEMA is accurate is coming from FEMA, and I know that it was initiated by George Bush, but President, George W Bush after the Katrina filtration. He really, or his administration really started the process of wanting to move alerts over to smartphones. Now, the we hear our KCBI are very aware of their all broadcasters of the alerts that we carry on our air and you hear on television. And so this is really an offensive digital sibling or child. You might even Fe of type of alerts that we all grew up with in the we hear tested on broadcast stations. Larry, I heard from some friends who didn't get the alerts that they'd be worried well, no, they shouldn't be worried I, I'm not sure why they wouldn't have. I certainly did some work during. I think the eleven o'clock hour from not mistaken. It's possible that they might have had a carrier that's not part of the fist. I'm not all carrier are, or they could have had a phone that's not compatible probably an older phone. But any of the recent smartphones that you would bought in the last couple of years should be compatible as are the may. Carrier like AT and t. and variety..

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Tech giants allied against proposed Australia law seeking encrypted data

KRLD Programming

00:45 sec | 2 years ago

Tech giants allied against proposed Australia law seeking encrypted data

"And I did not find what she had to say credible about him. It's really that. Simple. Quick break your back with Dan Coulter joepat show. This is the Joe pags show. This is NewsRadio. Ten eighty KRLD. The station North Texas counts on for news, traffic, and weather. Your news now seventy seven degrees at one thirty. I'm curt Lewis top stories tonight. I propose stray in law that would require tech companies to provide government agencies with private encrypted data is being opposed by Facebook. Apple Google's parent company and Amazon CBS news tech analyst Larry Magid with the story if the real tension between the

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

01:35 min | 2 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"What is the future of the home of the future? That is the topic in a recent article on the verge which takes a look at the future of smart homes. Earlier, we asked Larry to start by going over what we have now. Well, now an increasing number of homes do have smart devices, whether it's a doorbell that detects if you have a visitor or a lock that you can remotely unlock from an app or lighting that you can turn on and off either from an apple or based on what time it is or when the sun goes down. And of course Dora fencer that will alert you if somebody opened the door or if water leaks, but diverge with getting at something more fundamental, which is a smart home that's actually smart enough to an -ticipant what you want about some examples. Well, for example, before I go to bed, I issue if you commands to our my house in turn off some lights, but why shouldn't my smart home? No, that I and my other family members are already in bed and just do this automatically. And that's not a big deal. In fact, my bed already had a sensor which measures. My fleet patterns, it could be linked to my home automation system. There also ordering food and other supplies. Your smart home could easily know what you're low on and make sure that your pantry replenished and what I fit down to watch TV or read, why not adjust the lighting for that matter, the temperature based on my preferences when I'm sitting in that chair, hey, sports fans football season's here, and it's time to get in on the action with my bookie. My bookie is the industry leading sports betting website that offers real Vegas odds on football baseball, and all your favorite sporting events. You can take aside the total or even fantasy points..

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Apple removes Alex Jones' InfoWars from App Store

24 Hour News

00:52 sec | 2 years ago

Apple removes Alex Jones' InfoWars from App Store

"Info wars host Alex Jones has been banned by another tech company. This time apple the company said it will not carry the controversial show in its app store due to its objectionable content. CBS news technology consultant, Larry Magid explains why apple took action. Now, I think that Silicon Valley in general, the tech companies have been nervous about being perceived as discriminating against conservatives based on their ideology. Bit of shyness. But the fact is that it's not ideology, it's behavior. So at a certain point Jones exhibited behaviors that were clearly in violation of the term service, and that gives happily amunition it needs to go ahead and take action. Apple is just the latest company in Silicon Valley to ban the conspiracy theorists following the likes of Twitter, Google Facebook. And also

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Firefighter study: Health, reaction-time declines as season goes on

KCBS Radio Morning News

07:20 min | 2 years ago

Firefighter study: Health, reaction-time declines as season goes on

"At, the moment police say they do not have. A suspect or a motive Steve Futterman CBS news shots fired outside a rap concert in San Diego we hear. One shot go off and everyone's talking right there, detonates shocks the conversation stops. And next thing you know. You hear Like six or seven shots back to back this terrifying police. Say, the, man. With the gun, was upset, there. Were no more tickets available to see ice cube perform at the del mar, racetrack, so he started shooting into the crowd sheriff's deputies shot. Him he, survived confirmation hearings began in the Senate Judiciary committee, tomorrow for President Trump supreme court nominee Brad Kavanagh I'm Steve Kaethe replacing. Justice Kennedy the court will certainly move toward the right and a lot of areas, author David a Kaplan is. Written about the supreme court for years he. Says if Brad Kavanagh is confirmed to the high court it will get more conservative and attention will focus on the chief Justice I would argue that rather than him becoming the swing Justice as many. Have said it'll be chief Justice Roberts it's truly going to become the Roberts, court it was John Roberts who helped deliver President Obama's two thousand fifteen. Healthcare victory till the shock of many conservatives a father and. His three young children for. Killed after their kayak capsized, on lake Superior and they tried to swim to an island nearby. For help. The children's mother was rescued after six hours in the frigid water on the. Colorado, river, four. People are still, missing after, two. Boats collided and sank your CBS's Maria VERA all sixteen people were injected passing, voters, were pulling people from the water and fire officials say. The currents, were so strong some rescues were happening between three, and five miles from the accident site the Myanmar government coming under fire. After two Reuters journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison today their crime reporting, on the crackdown on Rohingya. Muslims writers president and editor in chief Steven. Adler today is a sad day for me and mar Reuters journalists while loan and also Lou and the press everywhere the British and French officials are condemning me and mar this is CBS news To experience relief from foot and, leg cramps use, theraworx relief get theraworx relief today in. The pain relief file at your local pharmacy ask your. Pharmacist for theraworx relief It's five oh. Three of the bay area's news station KCBS fairly typical Labor Day ahead weatherwise with. Inlet is getting into the nineties good morning I'm John Bristow and here's what's happening the Senate intelligence committee again will grill. Executives from social media this week KCBS Scotla Terry says the new hearing will, come, in the wake of the president's suggestion that news on social. Media should be regulated a number of issues expected to come up with the committee grills Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey including efforts to content and Russian propaganda what I would hope they would be going for if the whole issue of Russian interference because that's. Real and there's no question that social media companies have inadvertently played a role and at least historically haven't done enough. To prevent Russian and others from, abusing their platforms. My fear is that they may bring up this notion of conservative bias conservative bias that is really. A red herring. The president brought up because say credible news sources. He doesn't like them, speaking truth to his power and And potential collusion or conspiracy with the Russians. KCBS tech. Analyst Larry Magid, now it may be. True that more media outlets at tend to be liberal are found on Google news. But that's because their definition of media liberal media outlets include outlets like the New York Times in Washington Post all but. One of the major cable networks either established well regarded popular award-winning outlets, Google, was, also invited to the hearing belong makers rejected them sending a. Lower level executive Scotla Terry KCBS the bay area air quality management district has issued a spare the earlier for today the alert is in addition to the ongoing air quality advisory in the bay area for smoke resulting from all the wildfires continued smoke from the wildfires. In northern California along with pollution from cars prompting officials to issue the eleventh alert for smog this year air quality. Is forecast to be unhealthy around, the region today. And if the smell of smoke is present residence residents Should remain indoors if possible according to the agency district is also urging residents to avoid driving today and, could, deal. That it's a holiday so that'll mean fewer cars on the roads well we error should be cleaner around. The Puerto Oakland KCBS is Holly Kwon tells us officials say diesel emissions are down Eighty-one percent on the way to. An eighty five percent reduction by twenty twenty studies have shown people who live and work around the port and west. Oakland are, more susceptible to respiratory trouble the area surrounded by freeways and industry and that's why the port decided to cut emissions. Eighty-five percent we've seen, a fifteen percent drop in the number of ships that come to Oakland over the last decade vessel owners are loading more containers onto fewer ships in an effort to, be more efficient so the bottom line of this. Is cargo volume is growing at the, port of Oakland while emissions have dropped ports spokesman Mike Zampa. Container vessels coming into the port of Oakland of the Single largest emitter of diesel exhaust so the goal is to get more ships plugging into the. Landside power grid when they first in Oakland. Just, last month we set an all time record seventy. Eight percent of the ships that called, in, Oakland in July we're able to plug into the grid the remaining. Twenty two percent didn't have equipment on board enabling them to do that so the push now will be to get shipping companies to install the equipment needed to draw land-based power rather. Than run their engines while in port I'll look one KCBS. Researchers are conducting a study of the health of wildland firefighters eighteen firefighters parachute from airplanes are wearing monitors to. See how they hold up during fire season the university of Idaho study last year. Found a firefighters lost muscle mass and had slower reaction times as the fire season progressed researchers say initial thoughts from, that, study were that firefighters might need better nutritionist fit and mentally sharp And researchers hope to conduct a study again next year with more than one hundred firefighters, there are about nineteen thousand wildland firefighters, currently battling blazes most of them here in the western US Martinez city council on. Wednesday will discuss whether the city should take the full plunge into the world of legalized marijuana sales city may decide how many retail. Shops manufacturing operations, distribution operations, testing labs and delivery businesses should be allowed in city limits it's also. Possible the. City could extend the moratorium on almost all commercial cannabis activities in order to discuss. Possibilities further promises to be a lively, session it happened seven o'clock Wednesday evening at Martinez city hall just ahead on KCBS gentlemen to explain what a Greenpeace ship is doing in San Francisco for the first time in several years Basically that's news time five away till let's, say good morning to Kim Wunderle this morning. To you John it is fairly quiet as you might imagine out, there for a holiday but still a couple of problems there was. A. Reported, big rig fire in San, Jose this. Is said to be off to the shoulder of south.

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Mattis says no more halt to U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises

Vickie Allen and Levon Putney

00:47 sec | 2 years ago

Mattis says no more halt to U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises

"The car Everyone assumed that. The eleven, year old at come inside the house sometime later mother realized that the. Eleven year old had not come into the house police believe the temperature inside the vehicle. Was at least one hundred degrees and investigation continues, here's a, new death toll estimate from hurricane Maria Puerto Rico and it's nearly three thousand way more. Than the initial government death toll of sixty four the study on by researchers at the Milken institute school of public health at George Washington University looked at six months of data after Maria devastated the island in September of twenty seventeen Puerto. Rico's governor Ricardo or CEO telling CBS's, David Bagnall now that

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How Teens and Parents Navigate Screen Time and Device Distractions

The KDKA Radio Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway

00:47 sec | 2 years ago

How Teens and Parents Navigate Screen Time and Device Distractions

"News and how about this a new study from Pew Research Center. Examining how teenagers and parents navigate screen time, a device distractions a majority of teens feel that they, need to cut back. On their use most parents agree that tear teen, spend too much time using their phones as well but a significant number of parents feel that they too need to dial, it back here CBS technology consultant Larry Magid this study confirms the belief that a lot of people are concerned about spending, too much time You think their devices a majority of, teams feel that, they need to cut back and two thirds of parents agree but about a. Third of the parents agree that they too need to cut back one more thing. In this study teenagers believed that their parents cell cellphone gets in the way of their. Relationships with

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"There was a time if you go back far enough when if you wanted app for a phone you actually had to get it from your carrier i'm talking about the old fashioned feature phones and cut i'm showing my age here you know the flip phones so if you wanted it maybe variety would have it then came along the blackberry and they had some apps and then the iphone came out which was revolutionary when it came out and there were absent but again they were from apple so they weren't necessarily from att they were from apple but apple took the next step which we're going to open this up to any app developer and that turned a smartphone essentially into a personal computer much like a mac or a windows machine tens of thousands of developer said hey i can make some money by developing for this platform it with good for the developer it was good for the consumer and of course it's great for apple because it made their phone more divider bottle plus they get a cut of every out that fold so over the years apple and google have gone different directions with its android platform terms of keeping control of those apps apple pre preapproved in its store my standing google android does not yeah google will look at it after the fact and if there are any complaints of any problems there if their software detects mel where something they will remove it from the app store worth apple they stricter policy and they've even rejected apps it's because they didn't like them i remember steve jobs saying you know we've had one too many i don't know if i can say the word but have to do with passing gas one too many app that makes that sound and you know he said i'm not going to approve anymore i don't know if that's still there policy but mostly they look for the security issues and just make sure the app is properly written where if you're absolutely right google with much looser in that regard in one of the reasons why some people think the iphone to the more secure.

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"First off larry happy anniversary will thank you that's quite an accomplishment take us back to the very first column in nineteen eighty three that's right it was in the l a times and by the way you can read the eighty three and eighty four column at larrys world dot com i actually went into newspaper archive downloaded and the comes may be interesting but the ads are actually hysterical until you but i thought that was pretty fun to watch like i'm trying to open up a savings account or thirteen percent interests like if they could have back then can't do that today but one of my call second one i wrote futurists have long predicted that citizens will someday routinely use home computers with such tasks as shopping banking making travel plan checking out the news and paying bills and i pointed out that even back then you could do all of those things than i bragged about how i used to sit and read the washington post for my home in california the night before it hit the streets of washington i could do that back in nineteen ninetythree a lot easier to do that today and my very first column which appeared on july third of that year with called learn buzzwords before shopping and i help people understand really complicated words like bite and kill bite and ram and rom i don't didn't have the word megabyte in there or gigabyte because those terms didn't mean anything back then so it was kind of interesting looking back at just how crude technology was compared to what we have today did you have any idea when you started this beat that it was going to be such such a i was gonna say lucrative i mean it from the standpoint of just being able to carve out a whole career for yourself around tech so i remember calling a friend of mine after i got the gig and i said i've got good news and bad news he said what's what's to good news the good news that i have a column in one of america's great newspaper if the la times which at the time with the second biggest paper in the country and what's the bad news tonight i gotta write about computers i wish i could cover the important stories of our day i really felt that way i wish i could covered the state department or the white house or something but i got stuck with pewter little did i know that technology would funday day become actually one of the central stories of our time not just because the hardware that gives all of the issues that we talk about everyday privacy security national security at all ties into tech and i feel very lucky that i got to go from reviewing hardware which i still do to talk about some of our most important issues we'll.

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"The larry i know that some kids have similar products what can you tell us about fitbit's ninety nine dollar device and by the way it definite track where your kid is at i if at all maybe this actually tracks your kids location it's not that patty it's probably a lot like your fit bit i believe you wear one i know youth too i got from other stay you got a new one now you know if you have a young kid you could get you get a pair of them it you know it track it does into track coury their body math index they don't want kids to be fixating on those issues but it gives them rewards and badger through things they've done it lets him set activity goals they can have step challenges perhaps competing with their fiddling their friends it also tracks sleep which is very important for all of us including children they say it had five days battery life which is really good news because every fit that i've tried less than that too i loved the idea of a good long battery life and the kids can change clock faces like my fit bit it will remind you to move if you've been fitting too long and because it is for kids as both a kid view and apparently you of your parents or the kids parents can get a report on their phone and the kids get their own view and their own reports okay so it's not tracking location right any other potential concerns i mean this is something you really passionate about safer kids anything like or concerns i mean not that i mean look you always have to worry about any device that's connected whether it's for a kid or earn adult so it does once again bring up the possibility of the data getting into the wrong hands but i tend to look at balance you know just like i ride bicycles and i know you can have an accident itself in a bicycle but i know it could make you healthy if this could make you.

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"Larry tell us about the toy if called cloud pet and it's a teddy bear which scenic points out famed harmless until hackers can use it to spy on your kids and by the way not just amazon also target and walmart have stopped selling the toy and the concern is that even though this company had been warned about data problems in the past security issues in the past they apparently have not adequately fixed it according to these reports we're seeing various tests that were conducted and showing that it didn't meet security standard that it could be broken into one point point with mentioned that if a website associated with it that's actually for sale which means a bad perfect could buy that domain to the number of issues which makes you wonder whether why you would put this toy in front of a child so are we just concerned with the data that might be swiped from your kids data from use of this toy or can they actually spy on your child see him hear him well yeah bo well i don't know in this case well yes there are recording if it does do voice recording so theoretically yes somebody could take your child words and use those words if they can hack in and by the way this is a general issue for a lot of the connected toy out there the most famous one of hello barbie which haven't had this level of complaint but there were some concerns about privacy there and so if you're going to buy your kid a connected toy that allows you to interact and talk to the toilet the child to be aware of the fact that there could be security issues as well as privacy issues so in the case of barbie the security is only as good as the company behind it and that's mattel which of course the very good company and they also work with software developer but they've had problems as well they were demonstrated hacks on hello barbie early in its in its lifetime i believe though they've been taking care of apparently when it comes through this cloud pets one amazon walmart and target or not convinced that it's been made faith enough yet so they've taken off their their shelves so i think it's something a good warning to parents frankly i would be very cautious before buying my child at toy that could actually listen.

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"What do you think of these things that's right you'll find my view at larrys world dot com from the mercury news and also a link to my forbes post where i questioned whether vr ready for prime time so here's the deal they are much less expensive than the high end devices like the h t vibe and the oculus rift which also required inexpensive p and they're not tethered they're not wired to a p and they're much better than the less expensive devices that required you insert a cell phone which is typically the way a lot of people have have experienced vr but having fed that i just don't find it that compelling it's cool i recommend everybody try it it's kind of amazing when you first see it but after i don't know a half an hour so i start to feel a little dizzy i start questioning whether this is really worth my time and i admit i'm not a gamer if i were an immersive gamer i might have a different opinion but you know it's a cool way to tour museum to look at a city to fly through space fun for a while but i'm just not convinced something that i want to go back to it may be similar to three d tv but you know i could be wrong about this what's the price point on this well it's actually quite attractive in a sense the oculus go with one ninety nine which is really a very good price for what you get the lenovo devices three ninety nine two it's much more expensive but it's better made higher quality materials on the other hand that lavar with also heavier so given all that i'd probably go with the oculus cheaper and lighter and also there's a lot of great software for it but at the end of the day i really recommend you try it but whether you wanna really buy one for you know going back and forth we'll see what you think larry i have the same reaction you do when i've tried these things that are cool wow isn't that neat and then i'm sort of over it and sometimes come away a little bit nauseating and dizzy i mean we've been talking about vr taking over the world for something like twenty years is it ever really going to be there do you think.

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"Larry is at the internet governance forum in geneva where he attended a session on block chain technologies earlier today we asked him about block chain and why it's something internet policy experts would be concerned about glock chain of the term that many people are not familiar with but i think most people are familiar with bitcoin which if that cryptocurrency that being used around the world blocked chain is sort of the underlying technology that makes bitcoin work it finchley an online ledger or database that can record trend faction and in the case of bitcoin their financial transactions but it can record other types of transactions as well and in fact can be used to essentially create something of a fiber contract and agreement between parties that can be then monitored and theoretically even enforced by the party themselves or by government so technology where you can essentially right things down but rather than being on some central server it can be distributed in a pierre type officiation and it can be anonymous but even though it may be anonymous party that agree to block chain transactions can be held accountable flurry this almost sounds like a contradiction in terms so something can be crypto or anonymous but at the same time accountable as possible that's because the way bill chain work that records a hash or a code similar to other types of crypt 'hogra fee and you can compare it so for example you and i can agree to a contract i might not need know who you are but if you're hash code and my hash code agreed that their the relationship there we can establish of that relationship exists even though somebody to broke into that database and found the those codes they would have no idea who is associated with hash is.

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"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

Tech Reports by Larry Magid

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"larry magid" Discussed on Tech Reports by Larry Magid

"Google is coming out with a new version of android called android go which is optimized for low cost phones earlier we ask larry why they're doing well you know there are a lot of lowcost android phones around the world if specially in the developing world and the problem with the fall into the tend to be slower they tend to have less storage they just generally tend to be less efficient because obviously made cut back on the cost of production than i could have much memory they're gonna have the floor profit there they're going to have older technology and ghul of course keep the android up to date thinking about all the fancy new phones that are coming out all the time from them and samsung and all the other android vendors but info doing they could very easily leave behind all of these other phones that are out there not only in the developing world but also in the united states and other countries where a certain percentage of the population isn't willing to spend hundreds of dollars in some cases close to a thousand dollars for one of the fancy phones so they've come out with called android go all right so what's special about android go will the operating system which is actually an extension or if it apart of orio eight point one so it's not a completely different operating system but it's i guess you might call it a strippeddown or specialized version of it is really designed to work on these phone so it's going to be more efficient it's going to make better use of space and it's going to support apps that are designed especially for this operating system so for example google with actually going to have lighter versions of the standard outfit come with android phones and they're going to have a special app store which is going to feature apps that are designed for this much more efficient type of phone what do you think of the idea well i think it's essential if we are going to see a continued growth of android in the developing world and among those in the developed world who either can't afford more expensive phones that perhaps might wanna buy a second fallen her a phone for a child and not one spend a lot of money on it and obviously.

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