Tech News Today

Oct 13th 2016

Tech News Today 1619

Connect the Dots

Verizon's buyer's remorse
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Category: News

Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk about tech news from Samsung, Yahoo, Verizon, Tinder, Google, Periscope, and more. In today's Samsung Recall update, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has officially recalled the Galaxy Note 7. Really this time. Yahoo’s unprecedented security breach disclosure from three weeks ago has cast a shadow over Verizon’s potential purchase of the company, and we’ve been wondering if it would affect the sale price or even put a halt to the deal altogether. Another day, another study on fitness trackers. This one comes from researchers at Cleveland Clinic who say the accuracy of wrist-worn, optically based heart rate monitors is uncertain, at best.

  • Kurt Wagner from Re/Code talks about Periscope's new tools for producers. Periscope Producer is a new way for broadcasters to stream live-video feed directly to followers.
  • Roberto Baldwin from Engadget gives his review of the the new Amazon Echo Dot that costs $50 for one, but if you buy them in a six pack, you get one free.

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