The Spin-Up Show Episode 9 Show Notes (4/22/17)

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This week for NAI:

  • Two new articles will come out tonight and tomorrow night
  • New video: Vlog from MIT Swapfest
  • 61 subscribers on YouTube!


  • Some Huawei P10s are slower than others:
    • Huawei blames a “serious shortage” of flash storage on some units
    • Some devices have read speeds of 250MB/s compared to 750MB/s on faster devices
    • According to Huawei Business Group’s CEO, Richard Yu, “[Huawei] would never do such a despicable thing as cutting corners” but that there is a shortage of faster flash storage
  • Plastc credit card has gone bankrupt:
    • $9 million Kickstarter in 2014
      • One card that stores data for up to 20 cards
    • Backers may not get their money back
    • Plastc team: We are “disappointed and emotionally distraught, and while we know this is extremely disappointing for you, we want our backers to know that we did everything we could to make Plastc Card a reality”
    • Two funding opportunities fell through
  • Apple is testing a process for autonomous driving:
    • Called the “Apple Automated System”
      • Controls steering, acceleration, and “portions of the dynamic driving task”
      • Basically like any other self-driving tech
    • Cars used for testing will include consumer car game equipment (racing wheels and pedals) if the driver needs to take over
    • Apple currently has a permit to test three 2015 Lexus RX450h SUV’s and six drivers
      • Google also uses this car
  • YouTube fixed problem of filtering LGBTQAI+ content in Restricted Mode:
    • Last month the problem was discovered and YouTube claims to have fixed it
    • Restricted Mode even filtered out a same-sex wedding ceremony
    • YouTube says Restricted Mode “isn’t working the way it should” and that they are “sorry and [are] going to fix it”
    • 12 million videos are now available in Restricted Mode and “hundreds of thousands featuring LGBTQ+ content”
    • There is now a form creators can fill out when a video is “inappropriately excluded” from Restricted Mode”
    • Blog post on YouTube Creator Blog describes how the automated algorithm filters videos
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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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