Sunday, March 06, 2016

TechTalk March 1, 2016

When you get to talk tech for an hour you know you are in a very good place!

Here it is Jatin Mava and Andrew Thomas from Nexa talking tech, the tech that matters!

The Podcast Link!

The Show notes!

March 1

Cool Apps

The main feature York will be expanding with the new funding is the discoverability function in Satchel, that will allow users to search for podcasts in their area using the GPS and locations services on their mobile device.

"The way things are done now, you can create a podcast focused on your local community, but if it's distributed through existing international channels, it can be hard for you to find that local audience," he explained.

Calling All Music Lovers!

Thanks for signing up to be a part of our first release!
With the new official Discogs app, you will be able to:

Catalog Your Collection
• Add and remove items from your Discogs collection on the go.
• Check to see if you already own a record before you buy.
• Use your phone's camera to search for a release by the barcode.

View Marketplace Pricing
• Access to the Discogs Marketplace price-range right at your fingertips

Add to your Wantlist
• Track your grail by adding it to your wantlist

Discover New Music
• Search the database and discover new music from anywhere!

MWC some wearables!

Some MWC stuff!

more MWC
MWC phones

5G? What is it?

Smart Toothbrush!
Mobile World Congress is predominantly about smartphones, however look hard enough and you'll find all sorts of other surprises too. Take Oral-B, which chose Barcelona as the place to announce the B-Genius, a new toothbrush that knows exactly where you're scrubbing. A built-in accelerometer clocks the angle, while your phone's front-facing camera tracks its location and your dentures. As you brush, the companion app highlights the places you've cleaned and the spots you might have missed. So of course, we had to try it for ourselves and see if it's worth the hassle.

Cool phone idea!

Cool Kickstarter


Google can figure out where photos were taken!
It's easy to identify where a photo was taken if there's an obvious landmark, but what about landscapes and street scenes where there are no dead giveaways? Google believes artificial intelligence could help. It justtook the wraps off of PlaNet, a neural network that relies on image recognition technology to locate photos. The code looks for telltale visual cues such as building styles, languages and plant life, and matches those against a database of 126 million geotagged photos organized into 26,000 grids. It could tell that you took a photo in Brazil based on the lush vegetation and Portugese signs, for instance. It can even guess the locations of indoor photos by using other, more recognizable images from the album as a starting point.
PlaNet isn't a foolproof system. It's only as good as the data it's fed, and a photo will only reveal so much by itself -- the network could only pinpoint 10 percent of images at the city level. Early tests hint that it's already much better than humans, however, since it has a much wider view of the world than even the best globetrotters. Provided the researchers refine the technology, you could see photography apps that locate images even when you don't have GPS turned on, or AI that can ask about your vacation without being prompted.

Raspberry Pi3 is out!

And can we add android or windows!

WhatsApp making a few changes, cutting some service!
WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform, will leave some mobile operating systems behind by the end of this year. BlackBerry, Android 2.1 (Eclair) and 2.2 (Froyo), and Windows Phone 7.1 are among the mobile platforms that will soon miss the popular messaging app.

The announcement started by noting that WhatsApp recently celebrated its seventh birthday. “But anniversary dates are also an opportunity to look back,” according to the blog post. Given that the mobile landscape has shifted from one dominated by BlackBerry and Nokia to one taken over by Android and iOS, the company declared that it’s time to refocus their efforts.

Augmented Acoustic headphones!

Snapchat gets hacked!

Snapchat is famous for its disappearing messages, but unfortunately not everything in this world is ephemeral when you need it to be. The LA-based company disclosed today that a number of its current and former employees had their identifies compromised by a cyber attack this month.
“Last Friday, Snapchat’s payroll department was targeted by an isolated email phishing scam in which a scammer impersonated our Chief Executive Officer and asked for employee payroll information,” Snapchat explained in a blog post. “Unfortunately, the phishing email wasn’t recognized for what it was — a scam — and payroll information about some current and former employees was disclosed externally.”
Snapchat has had hacking problems in the past. The service leaked some 200,000 photosfrom users back in 2014 when unofficial third party apps were compromised, but on this occasion the circumstances and outcome are different. For one thing, Snapchat said that no user data was affected, while the company is shouldering the blame for the issue. (Last time it said users who lost data were at fault for using unofficial accounts — it then subsequently nixed all third party access to its platform in the name of security.)

Ok this is the answer to our router issues! Why are we always thinking more power and not more routers!

The Xperia Universe is here!

Gmail gets snooze functions, yea! BUT you need to be using inbox!
Inbox by Gmail has two new snooze options that are perfect for when just can't deal with another email. You can now tap "Later this week" or "This weekend" when faced with non-urgent messages. The app will send you another reminder about the email at the end of the snooze period.
The new times were highly requested by users, according to Google. Another update lets you pick your preferred day of the week to receive email. The improvements "should hopefully save you some time, and decrease the need to use custom snooze," reads a company blog post. These updates are only available on Inbox—one more reason to switch over from your native mail app.
Snapchat and Nielsen tie up for more analytics!

Battery life remains the number one annoyance for smartphone owners, but it feels like manufacturers have hit a wall figuring out ways to improve it. But hey, if we can’t have more power in something the same size, then maybe being able to charge it up faster is the next best thing? That’s what StoreDot is betting on with its proprietary battery technology and chargers, which can completely refuel your phone from empty to 100 percent in around five minutes.
We got a live demonstration of the technology at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, and it works. They showed us a Samsung Galaxy S6 with a modified battery and charging port being charged up from around 10 percent to 100 percent, and it took 5 minutes and 25 seconds. We also spoke to CEO and founder, Doron Myersdorf, about what makes StoreDot’s solution unique.

Surprisingly a lot goes into the google doodles!

Love the IBM Ad!

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