Nightly Jun 20

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  2. Amazon: If you get the Amazon Fire Phone, you will get unlimited free photo storage on Amazon’s cloud. A journalist on Business Insider wrote that Free is a relative term because about 28% of AWS servers that are hosting the photos are powered by coal-fired power plants which in-turn leads to environmental damage. So the question to ask is “Free to whom?”
  3. Apple: This iWatch leak that Reuters seems pretty real. It states that mass production of Apple’s smartwatch aka iWatch is to start in July. Th watch will likely have a display of 2.5 inches diagonally and is slightly rectangular. It will also comes with a wireless charging capabilities. My thoughts: I hope the watch face could be round.
  4. Facebook: Facebook went down for about 30 minutes yesterday. This was the longest outage since 2010. Most people in the Western hemisphere were sleeping while the rest were making fun of it on twitter.
  5. Google: Google and Microsoft will soon be adding theft-deterring “kill switches” into their smartphone operating systems. This is part of the “Secure Our Smartphones Initiative” led by the New York state attorney general with officials from San Francisco and London. Interesting data point: In 2013, a mobile device played a role in roughly half of all robberies in New York City, San Francisco and London
  6. Harley-Davidson: Harley-Davidson has publicly unveil its first electric motorcycle. It is a sleek, futuristic bike that hums like a jet airplane taking off. It’s call LiveWire. You need to watch the video.
  7. Hackers: Hackers use Snowden leaks to reverse-engineer two NSA surveillance devices. One that could be fixed to a computer’s monitor connector to send on-screen images and another that can be fixed to a keyboard cable to collect keystrokes.
  8. Light Chaser: Light Chaser, an animation company backed by Tudou founder (Think Pixar), raises $20 million of Series B Funding.
  9. Superbugs: Typically bacteria quickly become to the current range of antibiotics humanity has available. They evolved and scientists need to study them and come up with an improved antibiotic to suppressed it. It is like a viscous cycle. However a group of scientists may have worked out how to defeat antibiotic-resistant superbugs. It’s hard to simplify the medical term but if this breakthrough is what it is than it is great news for the mankind.
  10. YO!:Remember the YO! messaging app that I reported yesterday. It has been hacked by a group of college students.