Tech News 2Night 165 (Transcript)

[Top TN2 Animation ] Tonight! even more revelations about Apple's new wearables, Twitpic to shutdown and they're blamming Twitter, and the U.S. Mail to deliver Amazon groceries Tech News 2Night is Next! [TWiT Open] [Main TN2 Open] This is Tech News 2Night Episode #165, for THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 "This episode of Tech New 2Night is brought to you by ZipRecruiter. ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster, easier and cheaper. Post your job to 50+ job boards with one click. Try ZipRecruiter with a FREE 4 day trial now at That’s zip recruiter dot com slash tnt2. " I'm Sarah Lane, let's jump right into Apple-frenzy-fest "Kif Leswing, Reporter Gigaom You've written a story (along with others) about some new revelations for the reported iWatch and new iPhones ahead of Tuesday's Apple event. What are these new details? - Reported iWatch details: -Two sizes - will use flexible display - sapphire display - NFC pairing - Healthkit included - wireless charging - pre-orders for 2015 launch - iPhone 6 (two of them) to include one-handed mode. How does that work? - curved edges - NFC enabled - Apple to stream the event live. Right now the webpage shows a countdown clock. // Thanks Kif Leswing, Gigaom" Coming up, you think there are wires everywhere now, wait till you see these pictures from over 100-years ago... [Segment #2] [AD] Are you hiring? Do you know where to post your job to find the best candidates? With ZipRecruiter you post to 50 plus job sites at once. Posting the job is an important part of the process, but equally important is filtering through the responses you receive and narrowing it down to the best candidates. At ZipRecruiter you can view, download, print and share resumes with colleagues You can screen candidates the easy way by asking real-world questions to quickly identify qualified candidates. Post once and watch the qualified candidates roll into ZipRecruiter’s easy to use interface. No juggling emails or calls to your office. Quickly screen candidates, rate them, and hire the right person fast. Find out today why ZipRecruiter has been used by over 250,000 businesses. [[Offer/ Call to Action]] Right now, our listeners can try ZipRecruiter. For a FREE 4 day trial, go to That’s zip recruiter dot com slash tnt2. And we thank ZipRecruiter for their support of Tech New 2Night. " Long-standing Twitter photo service Twitpic has announced that it will shut down on September 25th, citing a demand from Twitter that the company abandon their trademark application which they filed in 2009, or risk losing access to Twitter's API. In a blog post, Twitpic's Noah Everett says "Unfortunately we do not have the resources to fend off a large company like Twitter to maintain our mark which we believe whole heartedly is rightfully ours. Therefore, we have decided to shut down Twitpic." The company says that Twitpic users will be able to export all photos and videos with a feature that will go live in the next few days. / Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service have already partnered up to deliver goods on Sundays. Now, the duo has launched a trial to shuttle insulated containers of meat, dairy, produce, and other groceries to customers in San Francisco. If successful, the test could lead to a broader national rollout. Through its AmazonFresh unit, Amazon already delivers groceries in its hometown Seattle, as well as Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is expected to introduce Fresh to additional markets in the coming months and the Wall Street Journal notes job openings for produce-handlers in Avenel, N.J., about 25 miles outside Manhattan. The Postal Service said it is testing AmazonFresh deliveries "to determine if delivering groceries to residential and business addresses would be feasible from an operations standpoint and could be financially beneficial for the organization." / Two Silicon Valley veterans are headed to the White House! The Obama Administration has officially named Google executive Megan Smith as its next Chief Technology Officer, and former Twitter lawyer Alexander Macgillivray as deputy U.S. CTO. The U.S. CTO spot was conceived by President Obama back when he was a candidate. Out-going U.S. CTO Todd Park is perhaps best known for helping salvage the troubled project. Incoming CTO Smith is an MIT-trained mechanical engineer and entrepreneur currently serving as a vice president at Google[x]. For nine years, Smith also led the acquisitions that would become Google Earth and Google Maps. New Deputy CTO Macgillivray is a graduate of both Princeton University and Harvard Law School. The White House said that his focus will be on policy matters, from so-called intellectual property to where big data and privacy intersect. / Google has agreed to settle charges and repay $19 million to consumers whose children were allegedly deceived into making mobile purchases through the Android app store. The Federal Trade Commission found that since 2011, the company made it too easy for children using Android phones to buy items ranging from 99 cents to $200 in kid-marketed games without a parent's permission. This is the latest development in the FTC's three-year investigation into software made by Apple, Amazon and Google that the agency considers deceptive and harmful for children. Apple agreed to a $32.5 million settlement last January. Amazon in July said it would fight similar charges brought by the FTC. / And now, onto another US government agency. The FCC is currently preparing to close public comments on its net neutrality proposal, and a handful of major internet companies are organizing a protest to raise awareness. Reddit, Etsy, Foursquare, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Vimeo, and Pornhub, are just a few services that will observe next Wednesday — September 10th — as a day of action, to showcase net neutrality issues on their sites and urge their communities to contact the FCC, Congress, and the White House. The protest is against the potential "internet fast lane," where ISPs and online services can reach financial deals for better service. The day of action will run through midnight of September 11th, a few days ahead of the FCC comment deadline of September 15th. [Kicker!] Finally, a lot of talk about these Internet highways and potential fast lanes that we know exist but don't actually see... but remember the olden days? has a collection of photos of various cityscapes Before most cables ran underground in various cities like Boston, New York, and Stockholm. Electrical wires, telephone wires, telegraph wires all gathered on high poles... What a mess! God bless fiber! Oh, and down with the fast lanes. Net Neutrality or bust. [good bye] That's it for this edition of Tech News 2Night. Subscribe to this show at, and write us at Don't miss our morning news program, Tech News Today, tomorrow and every weekday at 10am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern. I'm Sarah Lane, thanks for watching.
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