Tech News Roundup #4

Here are 10 tech news that I found interesting.

Equifax data leak could involve 143 million consumers – Data leaks have become so commonplace that it’s incredibly easy to become numb to them, but credit reporting service Equifax announced a doozy today that when all is said and done could involve 143 million consumers. Techcrunch

Why everyone in Silicon Valley is using an app called Droplr – Staying organized and efficient is hard. And no one knows better than the fine people of Silicon Valley (no, not the show). Mashable

Smartwatches leave fitness trackers in the dust in the growing wearable market – Smartwatches finally reign supreme in the wearable world. Mashable

Facebook will spend as much as $1 billion on original TV in the next year – The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook is going into the next year “willing to spend as much as $1 billion” on original video content, building out the roster of exclusive TV on its revamped video tab Watch. The Verge

My computer can’t work without talking to 21 different countries – Last week I finally installed Little Snitch, a long-running Mac utility that lets you track every connection in and out of your computer. The Verge

Teralytics wants to tap telcos’ big data to help cities get smarter about Uber and Lyft – Big data is an expansive umbrella with startups of all stripes squatting under it. Techcrunch

Razer follows through with a 36-page proposal for PM Lee – here’s what it says – A Twitter exchange between Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last month led to talks of Razer delivering a proposal for a unified e-payment system in Singapore. Business Insider

First Volta-based Nvidia DGX Systems Ship to Boston-based Healthcare Providers – The Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS), Boston, is at the confluence of major technology trends driving the healthcare industry: AI-based diagnostics of large volumes of medical images, shared among multiple medical institutions, utilizing GPU-based neural networks. HPCWire

Google Drive to be shut down, replaced by Backup and Sync – Google’s own cloud storage platforms — Google Drive and Google Photos — are on their way out. In a blog post today, Google announced that starting December 11 both popular file sync applications will lose official support. Techspot

Apple to abandon Touch ID on iPhone 8, will instead use passcode or facial recognition – Apple originally intended to embed its Touch ID fingerprint scanner into the display on its upcoming iPhone 8. Techspot