Verizon Sells Tumblr to Automattic – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Verizon agrees to sell Tumblr to Automattic, Snap announces Spectacles 3, and Mojang confirms the death of Minecraft’s Super Duper Graphics Pack.

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Touchscreens Away! – DTNS 3593

Samsung unveils a new smartphone camera sensor that offers up to 108 megapixels of resolution. The US Navy announced it will revert destroyers from touchscreens to mechanical throttle and helm control system over the next 18-24 months, DARPA showed off an open-source secure voting machine with chips designed as open hardware with no proprietary components.

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Samsung Announces 108 Megapixel Smartphone Camera Sensor – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Samsung made a 108 megapixel camera sensor for phones, Facebook reportedly halted acquisitions talks with Houseparty over regulatory concerns, and DSLRs are vulnerable to ransomware.

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Amazon Rings up the Police – DTNS SPECIAL

DTNS Labs LogoChris Ashley from the SMR Podcast chats with Tom about Amazon’s cooperation with Police on promoting Ring doorbell video sharing, how that might feed into Amazon’s imperfect Recognition facial recognition system and what we need to do to make this work better for all of us.

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Week in Review for the Week of 8/5/19 – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Cloudflare terminates services for 8chan, Samsung announces new Galaxy Note models, and Facebook is talking to news organizations about licensing content for a news section.

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Don’t Fear the Libra – DTNS SPECIAL

DTNS Labs LogoWe talk with Tonya M. Evans, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Director, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Law Certificate Program at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law about Libra, its misconceptions, why it’s not truly a cryptocurrency and what the future may hold for it.

Blockchain Cryptocurrency & Law online professional certificate program.

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Broadtale of Two Countries – DTNS 3592

We take a look at the National Broadband Networks that the governments of Australia and New Zealand rolled out and what others can learn from their successes and mistakes.

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Huawei Announces HarmonyOS – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Huawei announces its IoT operating system, HarmonyOS, Facebook is reporting talking to news organizations about licensing content for a news section, and Apple wants Goldman Sachs to approve as many Apple Card applications as possible

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Battery Rights Management – DTNS 3591

IFixit reports that if anyone but Apple replaces a battery in the iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max, a “service” message displays saying the phone is “unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple battery. At Black Hat, Researchers from security firm Checkpoint demonstrated an exploit of WhatsApp that would let an attacker alter text in a quoted message to change what a person appeared to write. Early results from a study by Apple, Eli Lilly and Evidation Health found that data from an iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a Beddit sleep monitor, differentiated patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia from those without symptoms.

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Samsung Announces Three Galaxy Notes – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Samsung announces new Galaxy Note phones, as well as the Galaxy Book laptop. Instagram cuts off marketing platform that scraped location data on Instagram Stories.

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