The Podcast Diet | Tech Talk Today 141

The Podcast Diet | Tech Talk Today 141

Could Google be about to roll out its own mobile service, that only works with the Nexus 6? We’ll discuss the fascinating possibilities.

Plus Chris gives an update on his health quest, efforts to sleep better & a trick to get some exercise in.

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WSJ: Google’s Carrier Experiment Could Launch This Month

In fact, sources told the WSJ that it would only work with the latest Nexus 6 phone.

The service will switch between Wi-Fi, Sprint and T-Mobile. A pretty tough piece of networking when you consider that Sprint is a CDMA network and T-Mobile is a GSM network. Because of all the network hopping, Google needs to tweak the hardware and software of devices that use its network. This is why the Nexus 6 will be the device of choice, Google can’t get in to tweak the settings of phones from other manufacturers.

Google’s carrier ambitions are more of an experiment into what can be accomplished than a full-on assault on carriers. So don’t expect to start seeing Google running ads with unlimited data, text and voice offers anytime soon.

Self-Driving Cars Will Be In 30 US Cities By the End of Next Year – Slashdot

Automated vehicle pilot projects will roll out in the U.K. and in six to 10 U.S. cities this year, with the first unveiling projected to be in Tampa Bay, Florida as soon as late spring. The following year, trial programs will launch in 12 to 20 more U.S. locations, which means driverless cars will be on roads in up to 30 U.S. cities by the end of 2016. The trials will be run by Comet LLC, a consulting firm focused on automated vehicle commercialization. … they’re focusing on semi-controlled areas and that the driverless vehicles will serve a number of different purposes—both public and private. The vehicles themselves—which are all developed by Veeo Systems—will even vary from two-seaters to full-size buses that can transport 70 people. At some locations, the vehicles will drive on their own paths, occasionally crossing vehicle and pedestrian traffic, while at others, the vehicles will be completely integrated with existing cars.

Republicans’ “Internet Freedom Act” would wipe out net neutrality | Ars Technica

US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) this week filed legislation she calls the “Internet Freedom Act” to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s new network neutrality rules.

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