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Deno versus TypeScript
"Well, let's get to the point. How does type script fit into dino? Won't types crew field into dino as more safe way to writer programs way to make things more certain on expected. So you know that when you write with tight script, your force to type everything. So you always know what you're getting so that kind of fail-proof typing is extremely useful for large shallow scripts software. We recently had to write something that was critical in with money. We went with dice grip approach to make things super stable and predictable. I like that that were predictable in script. You always know what you're getting into the Phoenix Dino can ward with type script natively, you can type refile Andino will parse it just like any other showers creep filing dino doesn't care about their whether it's types creep or chevette script. So they is that there are some issues that the team. Found with a script because they were using task for DNA core and also for the user facing Api the cold but they were finding that they compiling the type script cold was taking a long time and it was increasingly getting longer and longer but they. They've found most important was that they didn't have found that tie screed was helping the organizing the code because I one of the issues I mentioned that they ended up with two body classes in separate locations. Also. They were maintaining like two tie script compiler host one for Dina Co the core. And another for the external user code, but both had a similar purpose and go. In the end they decided to go back, just plain chevette script for the core there were still retain the user code will still be typed. Chequered will still run through the type script compiler but they ended up in working with Chavez. creeped on. Leave for. Dinner. Core. And how does the type script support within dino compared to that of node? Well as mentioned, you can write native dino native the Thai script and lauded on Dino. You can get all the definition of the types in India no riding for example, Dino space types you'll need to sit up anything for Deana to understand types. Quit you just ride your program, it doesn't need any compilation. Dino will just run your. File. Wow that's interesting. How is that possible? How can you run type script without first compiling it down? Well the competitor is already integrated on the inner. Oh interesting. So so it's happening. It's just your. You don't ever have to have the the output of the Java script file from type. Script. Expecting interesting.
Why Section 230 is under attack
"The Internet as we know, it depends on a couple of sentences. It's section two thirty subsection. C of the communications decency. act, of Nineteen ninety-six. And Tech companies and Internet freedom activists say without the rights prescribed in those sentences, the platforms will use every day facebook twitter youtube read it. They wouldn't have existed. That may sound extreme but defenders of the law have had to make a strong argument for keeping it the way it is. That's because over the last few years section two thirty has come under attack from both sides of the aisle section to thirty should be revoked the me should be revolt number one for Zuckerberg and other plants that's pretty foundational. Love the the modern. Race Internet exactly right and it should be revoked. was made new village just remove or totally changed to thirty. What I think we can say is we're going to regulate let's say provision within a regulated. Most recently, Attorney General William. Bar sent his own proposal to Congress about how to change the law and ceremony report here Rico is here talking about it Hey Sarah hate entity. To quickly go over what exactly section to thirty is, what was it meant to do? So section two thirty is the law that gives you know, Internet, platforms like facebook twitter reddit immunity from lawsuits about what their users post on them. So I mean if you post something on facebook that's libellous defamatory about somebody oh, that person can sue you for libel like they could sue anybody else right but then they can't sue facebook just because it hosted that content. So, basically, this dates back to the early days. The Internet you know the mid ninety s when Congress is trying to figure out. How to legislate speech on it, there was a core case where a judge ruled that an Internet service that had moderated its forums was there for liable for something liable lists that a user posted on it and that if they had it moderated it at all then they wouldn't have been responsible so that decision you can imagine. The effect at this, if it remains today would have had on your those services that either not allow any third party content at all in which case like facebook and twitter doesn't really exist. Or they would just not moderate anything. Section thirty was sort of this happy medium. Now, Senator Ron, Wyden co-authored it, and it basically said that Internet service could moderate the content its users posted on. and Be Immune from any. Civil lawsuits resulting from what those users posted and so what? Senator Ron Wyden said often is that it's like a sword and a shield, the shield being from lawsuits, and then the sword being being allowed to sort of moderate content. Guess what happened here you know both Democrats and Republicans seem to have objections with section two thirty. Why did this falso firmly out of favor? I mean a lot of people still do like I think especially the platforms that are protected by it but a lot of the arguments against it pretty much boils down to things. The first big reason is that there are websites that sort of abuse their immunity protections to host. Content that is objectively bad and harmful, and one example of this would be websites that had child sex trafficking ads on them which because of section two thirty, their victims had like no legal recourse. So a law called. The foster which was passed in two thousand eighteen removed immunity protections from websites or platforms that hosted. Child Sex trafficking ads basically. and. Then the second argument that we see a lot which is more conservatives make is that because of the huge part that these websites sort of play and how information spreads this companies gets a basically determined the speech that has allowed on those platforms and a lot of conservatives feel that they make decisions that sensor them and their ideas and their speech wall leading lot of progressive. Speech pass and they don't think that's fair. So they want to change the law in a way that means that those platforms have to moderate in a way that they believe is sort of politically neutral gotcha. So now there's this announcement from the department, of Justice Right Trump's department of justice for changing to thirty. What does that say is that sort of the conservative argument you'd expect Yeah I mean Attorney General Bar has really doesn't like section to thirty and kind of made it emission of his sort of all along to to make it do what he thinks it should, and so the latest thing here is a proposal for what legislation that Congress will pass should look like to to make section to thirty. More applicable to what the Internet. Is today he thinks. There's two parts of this and the first one this pretty like along the lines of system foster, which just adds a couple more types of content that are excluded from. The immunity protections that's like child-sex-abuse terrorism and cyber stalking. So it would remove section to thirty protections from an additional types of content, and then the second thing would force platforms sort of spell out their rules for Speier, allowed to say or not say apply them equally. Not Make Arbitrary Decisions de Conservatives believed that they make that's unfairly sensors them.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
"The Galaxy Z. or Fold to. The Galaxy said full to phone. So you may remember I had last week I had the Microsoft duo which was a dual screen phone. That on Hanjin, the middle unfolded. And, I thought this just the software didn't really use it very well. I loved the idea was beautiful harbour, very thin and light and. And everything but it just it was Kinda Janke I could make it fulltime phone. So I sent it back and I took the money. And then some and apply because this is a two thousand dollar phone this galaxy fold, which means you don't have to worry about it 'cause that's ridiculous. Ridiculous. Four Times more than you need to spend for phone. If you need a new phone, you want Andrew get get the Pixel for a or you know that'd be fine. The Google phone but I'm you know me I'm interested in technology and and what we're technologies going. So I thought well, I should try this. I can always return it. If you know what I don't think I'm returning it's pretty cool. So it is thicker and heavier than a regular phone because it you know it's got it folds. It's like a sandwich, a sandwich with nothing in between. But on the other hand, the F- The unlike the Microsoft phone Microsoft not a they don't want you to think of as one. It has screen when it's folded. So you can see notifications, you can actually use it. It's a little it's thinner than a regular phone would be. So it's kind of you know it's not a it's kind of an odd ball screens, really thin and tall compared to any phone that you might use but still. Totally usable can and you don't look like a silly person making a call. It's just it's Kinda. It's Kinda thin. Kind of kind of kind of a weird aspect ratio, but then it has a fingerprint reader face reader, which is good for these days of masks. But then. Let's say you you. You launch a program or something on the front face when you open up the phone, it goes to the open when it's so big. So big nice and spacious. Now. It's like a little tablet and yeah, it was a little concerned about the folding screening indefinitely see that where the fold is doesn't doesn't disappear completely. But it kind of disappears from your awareness. And I have to say. It seems very well made. I wasn't going to get this because I thought. Oh. This Janki. is going to be silly this can be really Janke. You know it's really fun taking a picture with this big screen is huge. Like a bigger with an IPAD which I've always mocked people for. Taking a picture with an IPAD. So this isn't quite so big boy. It's kind of Nice, because you can really see what's going on. You know the pictures it's really like it's like holding. Like holding a big print in your hand. So you can see what it's GonNa look like when it's printed. And of course, Samsung always made the best screens. These are really gorgeous screens and it has a lot of features that duo left out. It's the fastest. Processor out there for for for android the QUALCOMM snapdragon it's It's got wireless charging. It's not waterproof for does proof as definitely not break proof which should make you nervous because if you drop this two thousand, it's like holding a Faberge egg in your hand. If you drop it, you bought it. You know you know. I I went out and took pictures of the other day and I thought. I better, not drop this. This if this falls out of my hand, that's That's a lot of money. So I I I have to say I'm not going to recommend anybody by this crazy expensive two thousand dollars for a phone. But. And, it's not a much better phone than the four hundred or five hundred dollar phone. It's just that. I was curious about folding screens and now I have to report. I'm pleasantly surprised. Unpleasantly surprised it actually It actually is pretty surprisingly functional and it doesn't feel I thought that folding screens gotTA. Be Weird rights feel plastic ear something. Once you open it up you kind of forget it that it you know that it's a plastic or anything it's just a big screen. It's Kinda Nice to have such a big screen in your pocket. So I'm I'm I'm actually very pleased I might even keep it. I know I know I know. A lot of money and then Someday. Did iphone. Event Invitations. Go Out. No, no nobody. Got Him. Okay I. Often don't get him so I don't know. I can't tell but I don't think they went out which means. Well, it's not going to be this week for the IPHONE twelve events like probably probably not gonna be could be next week. Everybody kind of agrees is going to be in October. So it could be maybe October. What is that six? Week from Tuesday yeah. Or October thirteen week from Tuesday they'll nuts new iphones. What do you think they'll be two thousand no but I bet you be able to get him up there. Close. Yet You know you get the. iphone twelve pro Max. With All the available storage they're offering whatever that is five twelve or to fifty six. I think I think you might get it up to fifteen hundred bucks crazy. But people and these things these phones are not. You know their fragile. Which means you got to buy insurance. So add that to the cost of the really not meant to be used for more than a couple years. So. So I'm thinking. maybe we should just you know think of our phone is a phone stick with that. I'll do the. Do the crazy. Spend for weird stuff just to let you know. I don't think this folding phones going to be cheap ever because I think it's an expensive part I. think that's really the problem.
New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels
"I just really, study says Future Moon explorers will face ultra hazardous radiation levels, the research by Chinese and German scientist says. Astronauts on the moon will be bombarded with 2 to 3 times more radiation than the astronauts aboard the International space station. As a result, they say, moon crews will require thick walled shelters for protection. The fighting's air based on radiation measurements taken by Chinese lunar lander. Which has been operating on the far side of the moon for 1.5 years. NASA says it's taking the necessary safety precautions as it works to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024.
Trumps TikTok Trouble Continues
"It's now been about a week since Oracle announced that they would be saving Tiktok from being banned in the United States but it's kind of unclear what's actually happening right now to joining me to cut through the noise is senior reporter, Shrink Afar history hate any. So what exactly is going on I'm a little confused. Yeah I don't blame you. There's been a lot of twists and turns in this saga, but the latest is that Oracle his put forward offer. To take over part of TIKTOK. But not the majority of it of its US operations and the deal that Oracle proposed. By Dan's which is tiktok Chinese. Parent Company would still retain eighty percent ownership optic talk you us and the rest would be you know what Oracle at Walmart in partnership would negotiate ship five. Wait a minute. So by Dance Aka, a Chinese entity. Is still in charge of tiktok under the deal that Oracle Walmart proposed. Yes, which is a problem for trump. So while he initially said, he supported the deal he later reversed his position again, and if you remember from the beginning, he was saying I want nothing other than a full sail than he seemed open to lessen a full sail, and now we're back to where we started, which is trump saying that he won't accept anything other than hundred percent of Tiktok us being owned by Americans and not a Chinese company. So. Is there still a sense that this could fall through or does it feel like this now has trump's approval and science still delivered oh no. This definitely is at risk of falling through now I think that initially when trump blessed the steel there was you know probably people at tiktok breathe a sigh of relief but now that trump has again reversed his decision. It's unclear what's going to happen it very well could be this deal does not happen, and that's because the problems that trump has cited for national security haven't necessarily been appeased. Is that right? That's right and it's not just trump saying that I mean others have said you know even people who are not necessarily very partisan which sort of outside national security experts law professors. Sources I've spoken with say that yeah look if what you're worried about is national security and the Chinese government influencing tiktok this deal structure where a Chinese companies still retains majority ownership of tiktok wouldn't really help. Now we don't really know what exactly the national security concerns what the real threat is. It has yet to be proven. The TIKTOK is spying on US citizens or anything like that, and they of course deny that they're doing that. So it's unclear how serious? National security threat really is, but if you are worried about that, the deal that was proposed by Oracle, mom writes probably not going to satisfy those fears, Oracle and Walmart I haven't heard much about Walmart earned during this process i. always thought it was Oracle versus Microsoft what what's the Walmart connection? Yeah. So it seems Kinda random two people but actually are calling Jason del Ray did a good piece on this showing how for Walmart it's all about competing with Amazon and They've they've been losing this battle right for years with Amazon growing to be at the bigger and bigger commerce platform leader, and so for Walmart. This is a way to get in on something new and exciting and hot, and for one's not just be kind of like the slower bigger Guy you know falling behind the the younger. Lean Amazon but instead now it's like, Hey, we were in social media. We're doing something. Cool. We have younger potential market share here younger is. Valuable data potentially right from the the hundred million US users who use TIKTOK andrine. Last thing when we step back from this whether the deal happens or not has the last week sort of raised any questions about just how involved the trump administration is going to be in business deals like this and just how unusual it will prove to be. Completely and that's a great question because look the president of the US does have a lot of authority to issue sanctions and it's not just trump presidents many many many administrations have issued wide ranging bans on trade with certain countries or certain sectors because of national security issues think about sanctions on Iran or you know sanctions on the Soviet Union during the cold. War, right. That's normal. But usually something that's done systematically across a wide range of companies and industries. What is so different about what's happening here? What worries people? is how it seems targeted at one or in this case to companies talk and we chat and how the whole process has been haphazard confusing trump is reversed his positions many times. He says things that are totally beyond the pale in terms of not normal procedure is like saying that the buyer of Tiktok should essentially bribe the US government and pay an extra kick back to the Treasury Department and he actually has in this current deal. Oracle has proposed is giving five billion Oracle Walmart toward an Education Fund. That the US government will set up which and education fund might sound fine but it's it's unprecedented and very worrying from a kind of corruption point of view for a president to be able to to ask for one off kickbacks here and there and set up funds to his liking to do things that he wants to do, which in this case teach patriotic American values it's strange. It is worrisome and that is what is different about this.
Crazy things people connect to company Wi-Fi networks
"Talking Tech is brought to you by Amazon Alexa turn your home into a smart home in just minutes with an Amazon Smart Lighting Bundle and right now they've got a special offer just for our listeners find out more after the show. So at the office, we connect our laptops and smartphones the company Wi fi network, and that's about it right? Well, not exactly Ryan. Olson. A top security researcher at Palo Alto networks found some pretty strange things in there as well. Ryan you tell everybody what you found. Yeah. Thanks Jeff Percents last week released a report based off of the survey where we reached out to over. A thousand people who are it decision makers all around the world. We were really interested in getting understanding of sort of how they view this Internet of things all these things that are being connected our network, the potential security ramifications of those things that you connected and we did find one of the questions we asked was what strange things are you finding? They're being connected to your. Networks and a couple of them were pretty strange. One was a smart trash can That's a really weird one that we learned about and another one was a smart hand wash to censor, which is also an interesting item to be connected to your network and sort of make sense in the world of Covid nineteen where you want to keep track of people often they're. Washing their hands and you're gathering all that data. But those are just examples of the billions of devices that are being connected, the Internet, which of having advantages for companies and for individuals but also eventually opened up new exposures for their data. Will you also found Tesla's and teddy bears and things like that. Now, what advantage to accompany is it to have a tesla on their network? For a company in particular that Tesla was probably connected by one of their employees they probably drove up, they wanted to connect their car so that somebody could get updates or something else for the car and they just connected to the company's wireless network without really thinking about what the impact of that would be, and that's true for lots and lots of IOT devices. It's very unlikely that a company is going to ask for that Internet connected. Teddy bear to be connected on someone brings it to work. They say, Hey, I wanNA use this here. I want to connect and they don't necessarily get permission or check with it or definitely check what security say is a good idea for me to add this device to our company's network will what's your feeling? Ryan is a good idea to connect tests, teddy bears or should companies be pretty strict and have just a computer and smartphone only policy? I think the the best way forward is to do this with your eyes open I check right before I jumped on the call I got forty seven devices connected to my home network and I'll tell you some of those computers, some of those phones but there's lots of IOT devices my house as well but I know what they are I know why they're here I know what purpose they serve. If you're a company whose allowing people to bring things into their office attached into the network, you should know what they are and why they're there because one of the things we're really refined commonly is. Not Devices. Simply are not well secured. They don't have patches being applied to them to close off security vulnerabilities. They have insecure configurations with these easy to guess passwords on them, and that means that they act sort of like a window into the company's data and window that someone might be able to peer through. But someone might also be able to smash it walk in and start excellent training lots of eight out of the network, and that's really where the danger comes in. You GotTa know what those windows are in know how you're keeping them secure. Ryan thanks so much. So I think the moral of the story is Hey, folks if you're bringing stuff to work in your plugging into the company Wifi Network, you might WanNa. Ask I write. Absolutely
Amazon Alexa Event 2020
"He there. Thank you so much. Those of you that tuned in yesterday for the voice and we had a blast and. I hope you had a great time as well. If you were there, if you weren't there, you can already savior for session six voiced end dot com, and also save your seat for the upcoming party as well. Same website voice dot com. Today's a big event for Amazon. If you remember approximately year ago, Amazon announced all of these really cool products the echo frames, the glasses with Lexi Bilton, the echo loop, the ring with Lexi Bilden, and a whole host of other features and products, etc. Well, today is the annual event for Amazon. Lexi for this year, and of course, as being held virtually this year and I am really excited I was actually A. Very fortunate I'm feel very humbled that I was given an invitation to attend this and I look forward to seeing all the new products and I can't wait to report them to you over the coming days as I have a chance to. Let all the different things sinking and think about how they are going to impact what we are doing so. Usually if history has shown us anything, it shows that Amazon is extremely busy behind the scenes and I would expect that we are going to see a whole bunch of new devices. My sense from right is that anything that theoretically could be a hero or a wearable is where Amazon is focusing and so. This is strictly, this is not based on any inside information. This is just my feeling. I would wonder if we're going to see other types of wearables have lexi Bilton maybe earrings maybe a necklace maybe a bracelet maybe a belt, those sorts of things that we wear on us and that will allow Lexi to be with us because he does not have a native phone Amazon doesn't make phones. So it's a way for them to get around that issue. Anyway. I'm excited for the event I'm going to enjoy that and I will make sure to report back to you very soon. Have a wonderful day.
Offshore Wind Energy Increasingly Becoming Viable Option
"This NASA spinoff puts a new twist on offshore wind energy. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave. When engineers working on the aries rocket ran into a snag because of disastrous vibrations, the team sprang into action creating an innovative. Solution a small device was loaded into the fuel store for the second stage rocket as the device began expanding and contracting at a specified frequency. The fluid began moving with the device instead of with the spacecraft keeping the vibrations within an acceptable range. After NASA discontinued the areas project engineers found new life for the vibration fix a team adapted the device to help stabilize tall skyscrapers and high winds or during earthquakes. Now the device is being. Once. Again, for use in maritime environments, tests are underway demonstrating the devices effectiveness at stabilizing floating platforms offshore wind farms offer steadier more reliable energy especially for coastal urban areas. But Platform Movement reduces the turbine's ability to capture the win by lessening the platforms motion in the ocean. This NASA spinoff could make offshore wind energy of competitive option
Microsoft purchases Bethesda Softworks in industry-changing acquisition
"Microsoft has announced a seven point five billion. That's billion with a B. deal to acquire Xeni Max media. The parent company of Bethesda Works and it's many studios. Those studios include Bethesda game. Studios ED software and behind some the biggest video game franchises of all time doom fallout elder scrolls and many more. This is a massive this. Tally. This could potentially make. Elder Scrolls xbox exclusive, which I think would be a very bad idea personally now. Is this really not like a conglomerate move I mean that's kind of what it seems to me is like just. John said, I, mean this kind of shuts down. Any gaming wars ever I've the pick up with. that. Franchise of Video Games. Looking at it right now. So here's some of the Games. They have. It's elder scrolls fallout Wolfenstein doom dishonored and pray pray originally was an xbox exclusive. I don't know what is the last release I have no idea dooms on. BLACKFORD is one of my favorite favorite games that you know not just A. Normal but open world style. Dishonored pretty bad, ass. So I'll be completely honest. I would be really surprised if they close platform D- Any of these games just because Microsoft's Microsoft's not stupid you may however I could see Microsoft making him first party priority basically saying xbox gets at first and then after say six months or so many periods of time. Playstation gets now the biggest question is. big into PC as well. So I'm wondering what they're going to be doing with the PC. Rights of Microsoft is still obviously very big and be they released most of their games PC per true. True. So I, don't think they would lean away from that but they don't need you because they're also looking glamour when it comes to the PC's but but as far as the console wars go I'm thinking that they might. You know I, I don't think they're gonNA make an exclusive at least. Yes. I think that might be something that's sort of a future plan down down the road but not going to outright ban half of the fucking people or more even play playstation from playing arguably the biggest game especially for. Elder Scrolls and the fallout series. aside from Bethesda, you have like maybe ea especially with the as sports and activision are are going to be your. Your other top tier triple AAA title giving studios. I mean, Microsoft essentially took a third of the of the triple AAA title fucking throughout
NASA Standards Inform Comfortable Car Seats
"NASA researchers soon, discovered that win astronauts relaxed in space. Their bodies automatically entered a particular posture. This is innovation. Now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future initial skylab research and follow up studies on the International Space Station. Looked at the angles made by joints and the positions assumed by arms and legs. When astronauts simply relaxed in microgravity, this information was used to create a set of man systems integration standards rather than simply allowing function to dictate design health safety and productivity became important factors for designing everything from workstations to space vehicles in the early two thousands Nissan Motor. Company turned to the NASA research to develop a more comfortable seat that would allow drivers to efficiently operate a vehicle for extended periods of time debut in the two thousand Thirteen Altima the zero gravity seat had a unique shape that provided support to the whole vertebral column reducing loads on all parts of the body and decreasing fatigue today. The seats are available in several Nissan models and the altima still tops car and driver's list of the most comfortable car seats on the market
TornadoVM: Accelerating Java with GPUs with Juan Fumero
"What is Tornado VM? What value does it add? Yet. So Tornado VM is a new way to your applications without worrying about Howard details. On. They user at the end of the day, you don't have to worry about this by codes nothing that this is how it works internally. So the value that we are, he's done the implication is something easy to understand your right serial code. So couponing cool and You have to write parliament you have seen in parallel. Mbingwa in Tornado Deride Serial Code each task is a serial. Then, Tornado will paralyze it for you basically. So they using only things only need to think what do I want not how do I want to perform to another will manage how do you want basically TO GET MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE And that's the main value. Yet, another thing is donated can dynamically change device. So because now we have uplift four of multiple devices we have one sip hugh, one view or multiple-use. Perhaps, if Jay, so now we're to run the Colt. The now becomes a mess right because I want to maximize performance but tornado has a mode that can figure out which one's the best achieve Bet Bay performance better performance. And how much better performance are we talking about? This happens on on the device run but typically we're talking about one two or three of magnitude faster than Java. DM compared with C. to grab him for example, the FDA application is A. Petition for digital, processing. Is, very. Simple program is just tune still loops and album of calculations. Square would things like that. And you can get easily thousand, one, thousand, two, thousand and ex compared to Java seat to compiler or growl vm. Most of the performance become. Because of the power of the GPO right of the device in this case. We also, because we scrawl and we comply with crowd, we can optimize things father that you don't see. Kelly like I'm rolling blue and then evaluate constant and so on. So we can get also bit faster in that sense but normally the speedup comes from the device so just to some of your questions. So on GPS, we get around to magnitude on effigies these harder to get performance from conceal. Some cases to about one to two of magnitude in the best case scenario. You mentioned that this is a good fit for pretty much any data intensive applications. So let's have already got a date intensive application written. Is there a way to port it to the Tornado VM? Yet so We're actually working with some of the partners. We haven't the project to do this. They have already existing applications and they were deported to. We have some as soon as you comply with it ornate of the restrictions. We don't support the whole Java. Okay. We'll help support a subset is possible to run it with Tornado. VM. Yes but it it really depends application. So the output of Tornado vm is it a Java Programmer Residency Program? What is the lowest level? Execution Situation? The output of Tornado. VM see program source. Code. Which means that we will need another compiler to compare to the final binary. But because we execute up in Seattle with open supermodel, that's part of the actual driver in. So we pass the Kennel. Generate to the driver, and then we'll do the final compilation. So, that's a branch of the code we have now in public. But now we're working on another. Extension actually. So instead of going to open here, we got pediatrics. Okay. Stay the machine goes simply called. Kind of is an obstacle for NBC devices. Okay Barley security threats. And in this case, we also need the final driver defined by the driver. But it's lower level. So pets close to Saint Louis Assembly code east of secret.
NASA's ECOSTRESS Maps Surface Temperature Around Scorching California Fires
"Zico Stress Mission Answers, questions about agricultural vulnerability created by water availability to do that the ecosystem space-borne thermal radiometer experiment on space station accurately measures the temperature of plants plants regulate their temperature by releasing water through tiny pores on their leaves. If they have sufficient water, they maintain their temperature. If there is insufficient water there temperatures rise echo stress produces the most detailed temperature images of the surface ever acquired from space and the resolution. is so acute temperature measurements can be made of an individual farmers field. Now, researchers are using the land surface images to assess the wildfires that are burning across the US concentrated areas with surface temperatures higher than three hundred, seventy, five degrees Fahrenheit are likely active fires. The surrounding areas show abnormally warm middle of the night background surface temperatures from the ongoing heatwave. Wildfire managers can use the detailed information to identify hotspots and better predict where to send firefighting resources for innovation. Now, I'm Jennifer pulley
Apple tracking feature put on hold
"Is is putting putting a a new new privacy privacy feature feature that that was was supposed supposed to to be be the the next next version version of of IOS IOS on on hold hold feature feature would would have have made made it it tougher tougher for for APP APP makers makers to to track track the the digital digital footprints footprints of of iPhone iPhone iPad iPad Apple Apple TV users It would have required APS to explicitly asked permission to share data about online behaviors. Makers say it's likely most users would not give permission, setting off a critical revenue stream. With the backdrop of a global pandemic back to school season is looking
Apple Releases Safari 14 for macOS Catalina and Mohave
"Apple released updates for everything but the MAC on Wednesday. I mean not everything all the big categories including IOS fourteen ipod Os Fourteen Watch os seven and Tbo S. fourteen. While big service still often the distance the MAC did get some love on Wednesday. Apple insider says the Cupertino Company released Safari Fourteen for Mac Os Catalina and Mac Os Mojave. According to the report safari fourteen delivers customizable start pages, a new privacy report feature and general performance enhancements. The update also squashes several bugs and security vulnerabilities and web kit including those related to cross site scripting attacks and Arbitrary Code execution. Mob and Catalina users can grab the browser. Now, you'll find it under a software update. In the system preferences menu.
More Vehicles to include Amazon Alexa
"It seems like everybody is getting on the Lexi Slash Car bandwagon because I. came across two more articles today that I just wanted to share with you The first one is with regards to Toyota and Toyota says that for their twenty twenty one models and some of their twenty twenty models, they are including the option for consumers to be able to use Amazon Lexi. Alias say in their cars additionally, there's another article that came out that says that the a Lexus LX five seventy, the twenty, twenty, one model that goes on sale in Canada. Also is going to be able to be used with Lexi on board. So what does this say? It says that well, Everybody's getting on the bandwagon. So to speak, and if you are interested in voice technology chances are you are if you're listening to this flash briefing? And you are in the market for a new car. More likely than not. Now, if you're looking at a newer vehicle, you're going to have an option of having a voice assistant built in which I think is pretty cool. So if the particular system is important to you LEXI versus Google Assistant, then obviously have a look at those options and. I think it's great for everybody GonNa make driving a little more safe when we can do by voice as opposed to. Trying to fumble their phones. that.
Thanks to the Pandemic, Apple’s Big Event Was Just … an Event
"Been covering these sorts of apple events in product reveals for a while now yes. Seventy five years. Have the one compare it was definitely very different though in June we had apples developer's conference and it was pretty similar to that. So in the sense of we're getting used to this, but it's definitely different than me flying out to Cupertino waiting in line to get into a big amphitheater in a room packed full of. Apple Employees, other press, and hearing a lot of excitement about new products. And on the products, let's start with that side of things. What are your biggest takeaways from what was announced and what star listeners be thinking about when they go to buy their next of ice I think the biggest thing I want everyone to remember when they go to buy an apple device is that getting the most expensive apple device doesn't necessarily anymore mean it's the best one to get. Now sure there are going to be features that they're going to have in these higher end products like we saw yesterday with the Apple Watch series six announcement. That is a three, hundred, ninety, nine dollars watch. But we also got an Apple Watch se that starts at two hundred, seventy nine dollars and has a lot of the features you would probably want seeing that also on the IPAD so you can get a three hundred twenty, nine dollar really good ipad. You get an IPAD air new IPAD air that's five, hundred, ninety, nine dollars or you can go up to the eight hundred dollar ipad pro but that IPAD air is actually a really good value and has a lot of the same things as that pro. and. We also heard a lot about services. Apple has really been leaning into this part of its business lately. Did we get any news there? We heard a lot about services yesterday and I think it was really interesting how apple threaded that throughout the hardware announcements specifically fitness plus announcement, and this was an announcement of a new on demand video workout service think about your Peleton's about your other sort of video workout videos but this comes. With an Apple Watch or you have to pay extra ten dollars a month to get this with your Apple Watch and this really sort of emphasizes if you've got this wash if you've got this hardware, then you can also get the service and for apple that means you're going to have recurring revenue. You're going to have this customer who didn't only pay for the hardware, but is now gonNA pay a monthly service fee for this new service. So some changes there another big change normally a new iphone would be the headliner of this event that's been pushed because of coronavirus related supply chain issues. But given everything we saw yesterday do you have any predictions about what new features we might see when that eventually is announced? There is no mention of the iphone which. Actually shocking to me I figured Oh they're going to at least tease it. This is the September event. They're going to remind people. We know we usually gather for the IPHONE but coming soon. But there was none of that. I would say the biggest hint we got about what's coming with the IPHONE is that the Apple Watch will no longer ship in its box a USB adapter the one that you plug into the wall that no longer is GonNa be shipped. In. The box and apple says, that's for environmental reasons that we all have these already why do we need more of these ending up in the landfill? I think apple will do the same exact thing with the iphone coming next month will hold you to that taking a step back here. You know this event is typically meant to really hype up the products that apple announces with no iphone and you mentioned sort of a less flashy event than we're used to. Are we expecting to see an impact on apple's bottom line I would say this is one of the most boring apple events in recent history that said I actually think it could end up being one of the most successful in terms of products announced you had the lower end ipad refresh the three, hundred, twenty, nine dollars Ipad, which we know as a top seller for apple, and now you also have these new apple watches that are. Not as expensive as the usual three, ninety, nine version but one that's more affordable has a lot of health features and you have also this this backdrop of the pandemic and people wanting to spend less and focus on health and I think that the Apple Watch I it's it's been sort of less of a niche product, but it's not spread over to everyone and I. Think this year we're going to see it really broaden its horizons. And here with the announcement of not only the different pricing tiers and having three different models out. But also the family sharing this is a feature they announced where you can actually give the watch to your kid even if they don't have an iphone and you can then set it up and control it and you can also use it to track your kid if they're at school, I think that is really showing how big of A. Market Apple thinks the watch can get into. So they've had things like fall detection for people who are older. They now have this feature for those who are younger. So I really think this is the beginning of seeing the the watch a lot bigger than we had thought
Apple Faces Backlash on iOS 14 Ad Privacy from Facebook and Game Developers
"Apple's take more flack over its advertising move or Rather. It's moved to stop advertisers from tracking users across absent websites without their knowledge. You. Probably remember the move about which I'm talking in case you don't apple insider explains saying the changes in Iowa fourteen apply to fire for advertisers or ide- FAA tags. which allow advertisers to collect aggregate data about users without harvesting their personally identifiable information in IOS fourteen apple is requiring that absent advertisers obtained permission from users to track them across APPS and websites owned by other companies through a prominent pop up box. Give people the option to have that not happen. Advertisers figure people might opt to have that not happen. And so apple insider says the Partnership for responsible addressable media has written a letter to Apple. It's hoping to engage in a dialogue with apple before it pulls the trigger on the privacy feature. That was supposed to happen with the release of West Fourteen hearing the hue and Cry Apple pushed the privacy feature out too early next year. According to apple insider while the letter praises Apple's decision to delay enforcement of the new privacy features it requests an urgent meeting to ensure we use that additional time to launch a collaborative process to address widespread questions and concerns around these upcoming changes. In particular, the letter reads we hope to better understand the specific rationale for such changes, how the changes will be implemented and what steps might be taken by marketers, publishers, developers, and other parties to ensure that critical functionality is preserved. Taking a less conciliatory approach with the CEO of Instagram CNBC ran a piece over the weekend that had Adam Maseri chief executive of the facebook subsidiary saying it'll push back on the. FAA, changes on the way. massery would apparently have people believe that his concern is for the little guy. Wait probably the instagram user is the little guy. Instagram as of course, the big guy so I guess his concern is for the middleman. Appearing. On CNBC's squawk box massery said if the ecosystem changes in the way that advertisers can't really measure their return on investment that's really going to be yes. Somewhat problematic for our business, but it's going to be problematic for all the big ad platforms roughly equally. So I'm not that worried about it over the long run. It's going to be much much more problematic for all the small businesses. There are millions of them out there that rely on to target customers and reach those customers particularly during a pandemic when they're hurting. We believe that there's a way to be really responsible and give people control over their data and transparency into their data but without cutting off our understanding and therefore operating blind. Somehow this ties in. To massery to apple having too much power. Quoting the again, they haven't immense amount of power. They can just decide we can't launch new APPS. At any given moment, we've seen a series of articles and even some lawsuits on their influence and power over developers over the last couple months. He seems to be zipping past the part where apple in this case is giving power to the users. Eventually.
UnifyID: Biometric Authentication with John Whaley
"John Welcome to show. Hey, great to be here. You work at unify ID a company CO founded and you do biometric authentication is that mean? So, there's all these things that are very unique about each Each of us the most common type of biometric authentication. You know about these things like like fingerprints you know everybody essentially everyone's fingerprint is unique and then record that and then know that that is that whether Jew or not I mean. So what we do something called behavioral biometric, which basically incentive looking at something static like your fingerprint will look at your behavior like this dynamic behavior, you do things like. The way that you walk or the way that you hold your phone or you know there's this millions of other little Ideo little habits and idiosyncrasies that you have, and then use that for authentication and by doing that, we are able to get something that's very seamless that just doesn't require you to require any conscious user action. You can just be yourself and there's enough that's unique about you. We can actually indicate you based on that and it's continuous so you don't need to. Get up. Walk away from a computer you put your phone down. You know somebody else picks it up things like that. We're able to detect that that change and then know whether it's you in a very seamless way. I feel like biometric authentication has been a thing for a while there have been a lot of companies that have tried to do this. Why is unify different? Yes. So the biggest differences is the type of factors of us. We've focused entirely on passive factors. So things that that don't require any conscious user action to do I. think that's always been the challenge with any form of authentication is the users as the the the human beings just human nature I mean people are naturally lazy and they like they don't want to go through these additional authentication steps because it adds friction to the user experience I mean if you look at the way that people choose passwords, I, mean there's been plenty of information about. You know with Patrick Breaches and how to choose a good password, etc. You know if you look at every year, the list of reach passwords, it's always the same traditional, one, two, three, four, five, six, or the word password these those type of things, and so you know get changing human behavior is really hard. Now I, mean if you look at just historically across technology like there's always been a shift where initially human beings have to adapt to the limitations of technology and eventually technology reaches a point where humans where it can adapt to humans and the way that they are and so authentication is not a new problem in it. I mean it goes back to. Prehistoric Times in any social creature needs the ability to then identify and authenticate like are you who you say you are is this. Are you part of group or not? You know that's the this goes back a longtime y'all before technology existed and the way the people had always did in the past was you know you'll get their face you hear their voice you see that you know the context under which you see them maybe possessions things like that. But it was always very natural thing and then passwords came along around four hundred and fifty years ago now, and so this was very much of adapting to the limitations of technology. Let me enter these know these sequence of of symbols and numbers and letters, and that's how you know whether it's going to be it. It'll be me right but that's not the way that that people had traditionally identified themselves in the past. and. I think it's about time that no. Now Technology has now reached the point where individuals can be themselves, and then there's enough sensors and people's lives as well as technology reached the point that you can identify people just for better natural behavior rather than having them do something explicit. So you know the difference is because we're doing this completely passively it opens up a lot more different use cases where you don't really have to change the user experience. You have a much more seamless user experience like opening a door, for example. You, know with our technology like you, we make Sdk you can link into any IOS or android APP. We also have components are Web Java script as well but you know you walk up to a door and you have the APP installed, and then the door already knows that it's you and then the you know the the the doors unlock-, you don't need to take out your phone and do something extra and so for use cases where you have security concerns but you also care about these or experience that's that's where. Our technology really comes to play.
Leaker Jon Prosser Claims Apple Watch SE Will Launch Soon
"Now another dispatch from prediction land one we are likely to hear this week if it's actually a thing. called. The mark has prolific apple leaker John prosser calling for something like an Apple Watch as e. At probably not the name and the thing may not happen as I say. The name Apple Watch S E is being used as a sort of shorthand name for what's being rumored. Basically, an Apple Watch series four without the watches E C G Heart Monitor or always on display of Apple Watch series five. I'm not sure why apple would do that. Instead of what it usually does sell the latest and greatest at the top end with the watchman couple of years ago a less expensive alternative. Is One of those stories I dislike all we have to back it up prosser being prosser. Still, he's right about two thirds of the time according to the peace. So. This is the thing that's out there. And it may be a thing that we see tomorrow.
Can Walmart+ Beat Amazon Prime?
"When you think of a Walmart what comes to mind. Probably, not that it's some tech savvy subscription company but tomorrow, the retail giant is launching its subscription service called Walmart plus and some see that as a player take background from the company's big rival Amazon Dot. com. I'm here with Jason Del Rey senior correspondent here at recode Jason thanks for being with us. Teddy. So, how big a deal is the launch? Of Walmart plus. So we'll see how the launch actually goes off, but the idea of Walmart loss and the fact that Walmart after all these years is finally putting paid membership out there in a big way that is a big deal. Walmart's trying to lean into what they do really well, and that is mainly really really low prices on groceries. So the core of Walmart plus. Is a same day or next day delivery service focusing on. Fresh groceries that said the idea is that you beyond groceries. To. Many. Many of the Nadine, most popular products that you would find in a Walmart store. I think Walmart. Has said you know a selection of over one hundred thousand items, but on top of that. Walmart. Plus is hoping to add perks that maybe Amazon can't match. So one of them is at launch. Discounts on gas at one gas stations and other partnering gas stations. It's something like no more than five cents a gallon. But if you're someone who drives a lot shops at Walmart. Over the course of the year maybe that makes a difference to you. And over time while they're not talking about details I'd expect to see. Other. Perks that may be are more Walmart like and more geared toward sort of the long-term Walmart customer than. Some of the other perks we see in prime such as you know, prime music, for example. So the sounds like Disney plus it feels and looks like Amazon prime. But like taking a step back here, why is Walmart doing any of this? Why is it getting into the subscription business in the first place? So I think there's a couple reasons. Starting really with Amazon prime big companies have trained basically everyone in this country to start consuming via subscriptions. So of course, you have prime with more than one, hundred, fifty, million paying customers around the world. But you also have the rise of. Subscription services like Netflix. So like spotify and the like and what you find is often when you subscribe to something, you want to get the most out of it. Right. So what does that mean for Amazon Amazon that means prime customers spend more and shop more frequently than Amazon than nine prime customers do. They also often price compare less. So they're sort of like absorbed into this Amazon only World Walmart is trying to build sort of deeper relationships. They probably would call it with their customers, make them great customers, and then with their customers make sure you know that this sort of locks them in. So they don't Fly Amazon in the first place. There's a couple of other reasons for fast. Delivery is really expensive same day next day delivery. It's really expensive. So Walmart's hoping to maybe subsidize some of that expense through these subscription fees, and then one of the last things I'll mention is just that I think they do feel whether they admitted or not that they need to do something as an alternative to Prime I reported earlier this year that more than half of Walmart's top spending families are now Amazon prime customers maybe they can win some of them back with this. It is about twenty one dollars cheaper a year. And there are trade-offs but maybe they went some back and maybe more importantly they just sort of stem the tide of. Existing customers who haven't switched to prime yet from going there in the first place.
Light flare spotted in black hole merger
"Scientists using Celtics Vicky transient facility may have sputtered a light-flare it's associated with a black hole merger. Now, if confirmed, it will be most surprising is black holes and emerges and only dot to the electromagnetic spectrum. So where did the lively come from? One theory is that the system may be orbiting a supermassive black hole nearly form black Oh may have received a cake from the merger shooting off in a new direction and surging through a disc of guests surrounding the CBA massive black hole causing it to light up while it's unlikely that the Gw Nineteen Zero Five, twenty, one detection originated from the same event is the light flay researchers admit the possibility that it might have is intriguing. There are a number of different environments in which the system to black holes could formed and the disc of guests around supermassive black hole is one of them. The discovery of this mammoth black hole merger was only possible. Thanks to the work of gravitational wave laser interferometer observatories. They work by sending lasers into a beam splitter, which they en- shoots the beams along to perpendicular Mati kilometer-long tubes equipped with mirror test messes it the reins, the refracted laser lights the sent back to the detector where eventually they should theoretically recombine however gravitational wave generated by. something. Like a large moving masol to merging black holes for example, it causes the very fabric of space time stretch and compress emphasis slightly by just a fraction that I am a Proton and when the gravitational wave passes the Observatory Look space-time including the to bean lines and the text messages I stretched and compressed ever-so-slightly. So slightly leaving them out of phase the signature of the gravitational wave event. Using multiple gravitational wave detectors around the globe allow scientists to determine the direction of the gravitational wave source. Lago Lazy The from the Gravitational Wave Observatory comprises two identical detectors wanting in Livingston Louisiana and the Second Hanford Washington state. A third detector could virga was also used in this experiment it's located in the Northern Italy a fourth detected Japan's KAMIOKA gravitational wave detector. The first to be built underground is expected to come online. Later, this year and fifth gravitational wave detector originally offered to. Australia. But. Rejected by the Gillard, Labor government is now under construction in India.
Antares rocket launch at Wallops Flight Centre set for Sept. 29
"The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket with cygnus resupply spacecraft on board will head to space. Later this month launching from the mid Atlantic regional spaceport at NASA Wallops flight facility. The Antares launch is the company's Fourteenth Commercial Resupply Services Mission. Cygnus will deliver NASA science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station highlights of space station research facilitated by this launch include a plant habitat for radishes the test of a biologic drug that could be used for the. Treatment of leukemia and the Universal Waste Management System. A new compact toilet that astronauts can use on deep space exploration missions a new three, hundred sixty degree virtual reality camera from a Montreal based film. Studio will also be transported to the station. So astronauts can capture a future spacewalk in cinematic virtual reality cargo resupply from US companies insurers a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station and significantly increases masses ability to conduct new investigations at the only laboratory in space innovation. Now, I'm Jennifer pulley
What to expect at the virtual Apple event
"Tuesday apple is is having an event. I even got invited to the event which isn't mean much 'cause it's just streamed. Anybody can go on the Internet but anyway, thank you apple. Thank you. I should be grateful. You're invited to watch our public stream on you. That's nice. Tuesday ten. Am Pacific Time. you know last one wasn't live. It was just a recording which they made the probably making it right now. Hey. Tim Apple And And then they'll put it out on at ten am. We. Don't know what they're going to announce the invitation said time flies so the. kremlin-watchers in the apple community are saying time. Time Apple Watch we do. You know the rumors were strong. They'll be an apple watch six. New Generation what would be new in the Apple Watch? Honestly is there a whole lot more you can do? There are some upgrades that are coming with the new software but but most of us who were previous versions of Apple Watch will get that things like the handwashing routine said, it listens for the sounds of soap and the motions of handwashing and then goes, Oh, you seem to be washing your hands and starts timing you. and. Then after twenty seconds it beeps that's handy I guess apparently, they were working on that before covid. Like they just thought we should help everybody wash their hands better. Okay. Kinda Kinda. Good. If it could watch to see if you're in the men's room and then say wash your hands like please. I'm not. I'm not I'm not judging on not judging. We the probably be new health features. is going to be There's a sleep feature, but maybe they'll be new hardware to go with I don't really know what you can do in hardware with the Apple Watch, but we'll find out.
Aviation Human-in-the-Loop Simulation Studies - FAA
"Stabilized approach for landing is based on the pilots interpretation of certain visual clues for every three nautical miles flown over the ground the aircraft should descend one thousand feet but pilots must control speed, calculate descent rates and use precision instruments to ensure they're not landing too high to fast or out of alignment with the runway. FAA researchers are testing pilot reactions to various approach and landing scenarios by putting actual pilots into flight simulators at the William. J Hughes Technical Center the simulators can be programmed to mimic different conditions. Information is collected about the pilot's ability to recover, and whether the pilot had adequate data in the cockpit to make safe decisions about landing. The research will help determine the kind of training pilots need and the effectiveness of new instruments in the cockpit because a stabilized approach and landing is the best way to avoid a loss of aircraft control for innovation. Now, I'm Jennifer poet
NASA wants to start a gold rush in space, so it’s putting a bounty on moon dirt
"To mine the moon and then sell lunar rocks and dirt to the space agency. For more. We turn to the KCBS Ring Central news Line and talk to CBS News Space consultant Bill Harwood. You'll soil and rock collection is this part of NASA's bigger plans to set up camp on the moon? Well, yes and no, it's it's really more of a proof of concept and an effort, you know, enticed companies to mind the moon, so to speak. What they're trying to do is set up a mechanism by which Company could go to the moon. They do some exploration find something interesting, and then NASA would buy it from them. So, so it is a mechanism by which a private company could then Tell something to the government that the government might want NASA views. This is a first step to setting up I don't know what to call it, not a lunar economy, but You know, private sector operation in space. You know, the outer space Treaty says no nation can claim a NASCAR nautical body. You can't go to the moon and say this is this belongs to me. Just like you can. You can own an ocean on the earth. You can pull fish out, right? And the same thing would apply to the moon. If you go look for ice, which is something that would help astronauts down the road kind of live off the land. Um, if you have a mechanism by which which companies could do some of the work for Dennis and then get paid for it is a private venture. That's the sort of thing this is looking to encourage. This sounds like a really big shift for NASA story is, if you think about it in the in the half century that people have been exploring space has never been Ah, framework by which you could do business in space. You know, everybody talks about what it costs. No fun to space program or whatever, but all that money is really spent between companies here on the ground. I think this is an attempt anyway, to encourage the private sector to think Maura about what they condemn in space and how they can make money doing it than the money in this case is very monitors between 15 and $25,000. For Little less than a pound of rocker soil. The companies would have to show exactly where it's located in market and photographic proof. They've got it in the nest. At some point down the road would go retrieve it and bring it back to Earth. So I think it's a little bit far out there right now, But it's a It's a step in that direction. And that's what mass is hoping to do with their Artemus Moon program, which is come up with a sustainable architecture for long term exploration. Interesting too, that the bidding as I understand it will be open. Not only just to U. S companies, but international ones as well. Yeah, that's right. Uh, certainly anybody can bid on this massive agrees to it. They pay you 10% up front. More when you prove you've actually done it, And then the final 10% when you get it when they get it back to earth, and look at it, Um again. I think this is ah. Pretty far out there in terms of what you or I would think of it as a business opportunity, considering what it would cost the company to get to the moon in the first place. I think it's more about setting up a framework by which you can do business in space. That's that's to go here. Always great to talk to you. That is CBS News Space consultant Bill Harwood. Sox