Getting a Handoff | Tech Talk Today 4

Getting a Handoff | Tech Talk Today 4

The tech headlines of the day, like Intel’s fully wireless PC, Sprint buying T-Mobile, and Reset the Net.

Then we’ll look at the convergence strategies of Apple, Microsoft, and Canonical and debate if Apple nailed the most practical implementation at this year’s WWDC.

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Reset the Net

First, get hundreds of sites & apps to add proven security (like

Then on June 5, we\’ll run a splash screen everywhere to spread NSA-resistant
privacy tools.

Comcast plans to encrypt email exchanged with Google\’s Gmail | PCWorld

Comcast plans to work with Google to encrypt email exchanged between its own servers and Gmail, a Comcast spokesman said on Tuesday night.

Comcast supports Transport Layer Service encryption for email messages, and Comcast employees \”plan to ramp up with Gmail in next few weeks,\” a Comcast spokesman said via a Twitter message. More details will be revealed at the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group meeting next week, he said, which will be held in Brussels. Comcast is a meeting sponsor.

UPDATE 3-Sprint agrees to pay about $40/shr to buy T-Mobile -source | Reuters

Sprint Corp has agreed to pay about $40 per share to buy T-Mobile US Inc, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, signalling progress in a long-contemplated deal to merge the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers.

At that price, about a 17 percent premium to the carrier\’s Wednesday close, T-Mobile would be worth more than $32 billion.

Deutsche Telekom owns 67 percent of T-Mobile and is expected to keep a 15 to 20 percent stake of the combined company as part of the deal, the source said on condition of anonymity because the discussions were private.

Intel aims to eliminate all PC cables in 2016 – CNET

On stage at the Computex, Intel\’s Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group, demonstrated wireless display, docking and charging features that will close the loop on the final few mandatory cables in the typical PC environment.

The high-speed WiGig standard will be used as the short range \”docking\” technology, instantly creating a connection to a screen and peripherals when a device is moved within range and then swapping back out to standalone usage by just picking up and walking away. WiGig delivers speeds of up to 7Gbps.

For power, Skaugen demonstrated Rezence, the magnetic resonance charging technology, promoted by the Alliance 4 Wireless Power (A4WP), that Intel is aligned with. The system can be installed under a table surface, with magnetic resonance capable of charging through 2 inches of wood.

With Skylake expected second half of 2015 it\’s likely devices based on Intel\’s reference designs would start to hit the market in 2016.

Microsoft: Software update unlocks more GPU bandwidth on Xbox One | Ars Technica

Microsoft says the new firmware will also help developers extract more power from the system\’s Graphical Processing Unit (GPU), even though the base hardware in the system is obviously staying the same.

\”In June we’re releasing a new SDK making it possible for developers to access additional GPU resources previously reserved for Kinect and system functions,\” a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars today. \”The additional resources allow access to up to 10 percent additional GPU performance. We\’re committed to giving developers new tools and flexibility to make their Xbox One games even better by giving them the option to use the GPU reserve in whatever way is best for them and their games.\”

Did Apple Nail Convergence?

NSA-Mocking Easter Egg Found In Google’s New Email Encryption Plug-In

However, Google left a little easter egg in the code that is more than funny.


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