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1  Why We Are Here / Hardware & Technology / Re: HTC is halting trade of its shares. Techies expect takeover by Google. on: September 21, 2017, 08:12:48 AM
Google bets anew on smartphones, pays $1.1 billion for HTC's Pixel division

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-htc-m-a-google/google-bets-anew-on-smartphones-pays-1-1-billion-for-htcs-pixel-division-idUSKCN1BW06L
2  Why We Are Here / Water Cooler / Re: I almost missed HD Radio... on: September 20, 2017, 10:08:52 PM
>There are a crapload of articles out there about Fiat's Jeep being hacked, even to the point of controlling braking.  I've had 50 years of acquaintance with Fiat and, based upon that, I'll be damned if I want Fiat in charge of developing systems for me.  They couldn't find Security with two hands.

Car Makers Haven’t Learned, Part 2: Same App Security Issues, 6 Months Hence

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/kaspersky-connected-cars-still-vulnerable,35505.html

We had a better thread predicting that automakers would sidestep security issues but I couldn't find it.
3  Why We Are Here / Hardware & Technology / Re: Cortana on Android phones on: September 20, 2017, 03:29:17 PM
>Google baggage

Plus Samsung has *plenty* of crapware baggage of its own.  I like Samsung, but will probably just go for a basic android smartphone next go-round. I just don't use it enough to warrant having a premium phone. 


> can kinda tell Samsung really wants to differentiate

Amazon Fire has done a good job of gating android for its purposes. Yeah, a few geeks on the fringe have added the G Play store, but you & I know that the masses are just running it as-is.  Besides, the Amz app store is decent.
4  Why We Are Here / Hardware & Technology / HTC is halting trade of its shares. Techies expect takeover by Google. on: September 20, 2017, 01:12:41 PM
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/20/16338110/htc-google-trading-stock-takeover-report
5  Why We Are Here / Hardware & Technology / Re: Cortana on Android phones on: September 20, 2017, 12:58:41 PM
>anyone

Here, probably none.

>whilst removing a load of other crapware/crapfeatures
>we are not the target market

Remember the power of the default.  I'd bet Cortana has modest penetration in the general populace.
6  Why We Are Here / Water Cooler / Re: Equifax Breach Response Turns Dumpster Fire on: September 20, 2017, 12:53:48 PM
Pretty crappy, glossed-over, lip-service article.  There is exposure to fraud and identity theft that isn't just direct attacks on your bank accounts or credit cards --such as using your identity when going to a hospital's emergency room.  We need some deeper guidance now.
7  Why We Are Here / Water Cooler / Re: Civil forfeiture expanded on: September 20, 2017, 12:46:21 PM
Congress is finally working to defund civil asset forfeiture

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/civil-rights/348890-congress-is-finally-working-to-defund-civil-asset-forfeiture
8  Why We Are Here / Hardware & Technology / Re: Reporting in from Ground Zero on: September 20, 2017, 11:43:06 AM
Google tries to go after the Dot's low entry price.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/09/google-hardware-leaks-50-google-home-mini-and-a-1200-chromebook-pixel-3/

Debbie: Day late, dollar short.
9  Why We Are Here / Marketing / Re: IKEA’s Augmented Reality iOS11 App Now Available For Download on: September 20, 2017, 11:40:01 AM
NFFC better get his a## in gear on this.
10  Why We Are Here / Water Cooler / Re: Civil forfeiture expanded on: September 20, 2017, 11:22:05 AM
Illinois reforms civil asset forfeiture

https://www.illinoispolicy.org/rauner-signs-civil-asset-forfeiture-reform-into-law/
11  Why We Are Here / Marketing / IKEA’s Augmented Reality iOS11 App Now Available For Download on: September 20, 2017, 11:11:06 AM
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2017/09/ikea-augmented-reality-ios-app-available/
12  Why We Are Here / Hardware & Technology / Re: Review w/specs of Tesla Model 3 on: September 19, 2017, 05:27:10 PM
Bollinger’s all-electric truck makes its first test track appearance (in possibly manipulated videos)

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/19/16329150/bollinger-motors-b1-all-electric-truck-test-drive
13  Why We Are Here / Marketing / Re: Coming to a blog near you: Many more posts about how great Dash buttons are on: September 19, 2017, 03:23:00 PM
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The intertubes are going nuts over this. I'm going to have to filter my feeds.
14  Why We Are Here / Marketing / Re: Coming to a blog near you: Many more posts about how great Dash buttons are on: September 19, 2017, 03:15:15 PM
>browsing

These are Amz's version of android. On the older models, it's not too hard to put G Play on the tablet without rooting it. Then you can put Chrome on there. The 7" models I have are slightly weak on processing power, so I'd expect them to be sluggish.  I'm thinking these new models will be OK -not blazing- but OK.

But for $165 for the no-ad version, you're not risking much.
15  Why We Are Here / Economics & Investing / Re: “the bubble in government promises” on: September 19, 2017, 02:44:28 PM
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Look at the current situation in Venezuela.  I was just reading how the prior governments used oil revenues to fund its social programs. 
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