The Spin-Up Show Episode 11 Show Notes (5/28/17)

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This week for NAI:

  • We have 78 subscribers on YouTube
  • Four new articles: Google I/O Recap, Apple Switch website, Surface Pro, and DJI Spark (releasing tonight)
  • New video soon: Android Wear 2.0 Review
  • Israel/Summer/Future update

Articles:

  • Deadly WannaCry virus attacks Windows machines: https://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2017-051310-3522-99
    • Ransomware virus
      • Trojan/worm virus
    • Holds files hostage (encrypted) until user pays between $300 and $600 in Bitcoin
    • Based off of a Windows vulnerability leaked by the NSA
    • A kill switch was found for version 1 but not for version 2
    • Demonstrates the importance of a backup
  • A Paris school is using AI to track distracted students: https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/26/nestor-ai-paris-inattentive-students/
    • AI face tracking to judge level of attention
    • Can send emails or texts when you get distracted
    • Can also predict when the next time you get distracted will be
    • Helps students focus better in class
    • Helps teachers understand when students lose focus in lectures
  • DJI releases small drone named Spark: https://www.wired.com/2017/05/dji-spark/
    • Arrives in mid-June for $499
    • 1080p Video – 12 MP stills
    • 2-axis stabilizing gimbal
    • 16 minute flight time
    • 31 mph flight speed
    • Lots of intelligent modes
      • Take photos with hand gestures
      • Follow-Me modes
    • It is about the size and weight of a coke can
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Zachary Sherman

Since I was a small child, everything tech has interested me. A few years ago, I started watching tech YouTube and after putting two and two together and meeting Alex, we started creating New and Improved.

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