Kamis, 19 Juli 2018

Apple document confirms keyboard fix. It's The Daily Crunch.

THE DAILY CRUNCH
THURSDAY, JULY 19 2018 By Anthony Ha

An internal Apple document confirms its keyboard reliability fix, Epic Games updates its Unreal engine and Comcast decides not to buy Fox. Here's your Daily Crunch for July 19, 2018.

1. Apple reportedly confirms keyboard reliability fix in internal document

An internal Apple document obtained by MacGénération and MacRumors confirms that the third generation butterfly keyboard tries to fix reliability issues by including a membrane underneath.

When Apple announced the new MacBook Pro lineup, it said the keyboard had been improved for quieter typing — and it is quieter. But in the document, Apple explains things a little differently: "The keyboard has a membrane under the keycaps to prevent debris from entering the butterfly mechanism."

2. Fortnite maker Epic Games beefs up its Unreal game engine in new update

After a wildly successful last few months thanks to Fortnite, Epic Games is delivering some substantial new updates to its Unreal game engine. New features include smoother compatibility on mobile and better support for Nintendo's Switch.

3. Comcast drops its pursuit of Fox, making way for Disney acquisition

Looks like Disney's won the brief-but-high-stakes bidding war. Comcast, meanwhile, says it's focusing on its offer to acquire British satellite broadcaster Sky.

4. New law forces Airbnb to open its books to New York authorities

The company has fought the law tooth and nail, but city authorities say it's common sense for the local government to be informed of the number and nature of residents using the service.

5. Reddit expands chat rooms to more subreddits

Reddit has been quietly working on a chat room feature for months now, and today it expands beyond its very limited closed beta.

6. Senate wants emergency alerts to go out through Netflix, Spotify, etc.

Senators from from Hawaii and South Dakota have just introduced a bill that would "explore" broadcasting alerts to "online streaming services, such as Netflix and Spotify."

7. Facebook can now sync your Instagram contacts to Messenger

Facebook is looking to expand your Messenger contact list with a little help from Instagram.

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Microsoft has announced a new version of its Skype messaging app, along
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after Sept. 1. "As we roll out improvements, there comes a time when we
must shut down older services and application versions," wrote the Skype
Team in an online post. "This is done to ensure that all customers have
the best possible Skype experience."
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New Roku Speakers Offer Sophisticated Audio for Smart TVs
Roku has earned a reputation for making streaming TV products that are
easy to set up and use, and that deliver above-average quality at
affordable prices -- and that's the approach it has taken with its new
Roku TV Wireless Speakers. The company unveiled the speakers on Monday,
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Google faces a $5B antitrust fine. It's The Daily Crunch.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 2018 By Anthony Ha

Google faces a big antitrust fine in Europe, Nest's CEO steps down and UPS tests a new delivery system powered by Latch. Here's your Daily Crunch for July 18, 2018.

1. Google gets slapped with $5BN EU fine for Android antitrust abuse

Google has been hit with a record-breaking €4.34 billion (~$5BN) fine by European regulators, who say the company abused the dominance of its Android operating system to direct traffic to Google's search engine.

Google says it will appeal the decision, tweeting, "Android has created more choices for everyone, not less."

2. Nest's CEO is stepping down

This news comes just a little over two years after Fawaz took over the role after the departure of co-founder Tony Fadell.

3. The Google Assistant app will walk you through your day

It's a Google-heavy day for news, but it's not all bad. The company is also rolling out a new feature in Assistant that pulls in a bunch of relevant information from across Google services, including calendar, reminders, stocks, package deliveries, flights, restaurant/movie reservations and suggested Actions.

4. Undercover report shows the Facebook moderation sausage being made

An undercover reporter with the U.K.'s Channel 4 visited a content moderation outsourcing firm in Dublin and saw queues of flagged content waiting, videos of kids fighting staying online and orders from above not to take action on underage users.

5. UPS is testing an Amazon Key-style delivery program in New York

UPS has been quietly testing a program that lets the shipping service deliver packages inside multi-unit homes while occupants are out. The service utilizes smart locks created by New York startup Latch.

6. Slack acquires Missions to help users automate work tasks inside chat

Slack announced that it has acquired Robots and Pencils' Missions, an app that allows Slack users to build tools to automate simple routines without code.

7. BuzzFeed launches a new website for its real journalism

Senior Product Manager Kate Zasada said the company's own research has found that some readers "don't completely understand" that while BuzzFeed is famous for GIF-filled lists, it also produces "deeply researched and fact-checked" journalism.

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