Payment Request API | W3C

Payment Request API; W3C; 2017-09-21.

  • Adrian Bateman, Microsoft Corporation
  • Zach Koch, Google
  • Roy McElmurry, Facebook
  • Domenic Denicola, Google
  • Marcos Cáceres, Mozilla


Thread Group



  • Something about security
    • AES
    • always
    • required
  • Yet another standards body
    • Governance unclear
    • IP policy unclear
    • Closed (members only)
    • Sphere: Google-axis (contra Apple-axis HomeKit, etc.)
  • Tech Stack
    • Covers
      • UDP
      • IP Routing
      • 6LoWPAN (IPv6)
    • Below
      • IEEE 802.15.4 MAC
      • IEEE 802.15.4 PHY
  • Recent
    • Ubiant
    • Thread and ZigBee have made nice with each other.
      ZigBee Cluster Library over Thread, members only.


The wonderful thing about standards is …

  • AllSeen Alliance
  • ARM
    mbed operating system mbedmicro/mbed, the mbed Enabled logo program
  • Bluetooth SIG
  • HomeKit of Apple
    MFi licensees only
  • Open Interconnect Consortium
  • ZigBee Alliance
    ZigBee licensees only


Role Who Day Job
President Chris Boross Nest Labs
Vice President of Marketing Sujata Neidig Freescale
Vice President of Technology Skip Ashton Silicon Labs
Secretary Bill Curtis ARM
Treasurer Kevin Kraus Yale Security
Director Landon Borders Big Ass Fans
Director Benny Getz Samsung Electronics


  • Initial
    • ARM
    • Big Ass Fans
    • Freescale Semiconductor
    • Nest of Google
    • Samsung
    • Silicon Labs
    • Yale Security
  • More
    • Thread Group Membership Grows To More Than 50 Companies; press release; Thread Group; 2014-12-16.

      • UL to Run Independent Certification Lab for Products Using Thread Networking Protocol
      • Granite River Labs will perform the testing.
    • ATMEL, California Eastern Laboratories, Inc., CamPoint, Energizer Holdings, Inc., GainSpan Corporation, Granite River Labs, Grid Connect, Imagination Technologies, Insteon, Intellihot Green Technologies Inc., iOT Tech, Jasco, Keen Home, Kwikset, leakSMART, Linx Technologies, LUX Technology Group, Marvell Technology Group Ltd., Midea Group, Nanoleaf, NET2GRID, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Proximetry, Inc., SALTO SYSTEMS, Sansa Security, Shenzhen Rakwireless Technology Co., Ltd, Skyley Networks, Inc., Stack Lighting, Telegesis, TÜV Rheinland Group, Tyco, UL, Whirlpool Corporation, WigWag Inc, ZONEFIRST


  • Only available to members
    • Specifications => no (not yet)
    • Reference Designs => no
  • <quote cite=”ref“>The ZigBee-over-Thread spec will be available as a free download. Thread releases its specs royalty-free to members; the ZigBee Alliance allows members to charge reasonable royalties although in practice royalties are not generally asserted.</quote>

Introduction; Thread Group; 2014-07-15; 9 slides.

Downloads => videos


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Ad insertion via Plex on Samsung Smart TVs


Samsung SmartTVs contain apps which perform unannounced advertisement insertion; specifically the Plex media player, even when playing a users “owned & operated” content.


  • Some dude using the self-asserted identity token beans90, a consumer.
  • David Chartier, a consumer.


Officially, apparently, none.



Archaeological order, newer derivatives on top; older, more original material, buried below.

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Source: David Chartier

Ambient voice monitoring by Nuance via Samsung Smart TVs


Samsung SmartTVs listen to the ambient conversations in the room; these conversations are sent to third parties.



Samsung Smart TVs Do Not Monitor Living Room Conversations; editor; In Samsung Tomorrow; 2015-10.

Commencing … <quote>Samsung takes consumer privacy very seriously and our products are designed with privacy in mind. </quote>

Continuing … <quote>Voice recognition takes place in two ways:</quote>


  • Voice Recognition
  • Nuance Communications Inc.


  • Yahoo’s, IntoNow technology.


Archaeological order, newer derivatives on top; older, more original material, buried below.

Via: backfill.


  • Samsung’s SmartTV Privacy Policy
  • Nuance has a separate Privacy Policy (not shown)

<quote>You can control your SmartTV, and use many of its features, with voice commands. If you enable Voice Recognition, you can interact with your Smart TV using your voice. To provide you the Voice Recognition feature, some voice commands may be transmitted (along with information about your device, including device identifiers) to a third-party service that converts speech to text or to the extent necessary to provide the Voice Recognition features to you. In addition, Samsung may collect and your device may capture voice commands and associated texts so that we can provide you with Voice Recognition features and evaluate and improve the features. Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition.</quote>

<quote>If you do not enable Voice Recognition, you will not be able to use interactive voice recognition features, although you may be able to control your TV using certain predefined voice commands. While Samsung will not collect your spoken word, Samsung may still collect associated texts and other usage data so that we can evaluate the performance of the feature and improve it.

You may disable Voice Recognition data collection at any time by visiting the “settings” menu. However, this may prevent you from using all of the Voice Recognition features.</quote>





Intel NUC D54250WYKH1

Crucial Ballistix Sport SODIMM 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.35V 204-Pin Memory BLS2K8G3N169ES4Crucial Ballistix Sport SODIMM 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.35V 204-Pin Memory BLS2K8G3N169ES4Crucial Ballistix Sport SODIMM 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.35V 204-Pin Memory BLS2K8G3N169ES4
Crucial M500 240GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT240M500SSD3
Intel Network 7260.HMWG WiFi Wireless-AC 7260 H/T Dual Band 2x2 AC+Bluetooth HMC




Getting “just the right memory” seems to be somewhat of a chore. It’s not clear that “just any” memory won’t work, but the verbiage on the pages reminds that you should buy the :known working” serial numbers. DDR3L CL9 @ 1.35V 204-pin 1600MT/s PC3-12800 seems to be the spec wordcloud cluster.

Intel NUC System Memory; Intel Corporation

Module manufacturer Module part number Module size Module speed (MHz)
ADATA* EL73I1B1672ZU 2 GB 1333
ADATA AD7311C1674EV 4 GB 1333
Hynix HMT451S6MFR8A 4 GB 1333
Hynix HMT41GS6MFR8A 8 GB 1333
Kingston* KVR1333D3S9 4 GB 1333
Micron* MT8KTF51264HZ-1G6 4 GB 1600
Micron MT16KTF1G64HZ-1G6 8 GB 1600
Nanya NT8GC64C8HB0NS-DI 8 GB 1600
Nanya NT4GC64C88B0NS-DI 4 GB 1600
Nanya NT2GC64CH4B0PS-DI 2 GB 1600
Nanya NT2GC64B8HC0NS-CG 2 GB 1333
Module manufacturer Module part number Module size Module speed (MHz)
Crucial* CT2KIT51264BC1339 8 GB 1333
Crucial CT2CP51264BF160B 8 GB 1600
G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBSQ 4 GB 1600
G.Skill F3-1600C10D-16GSQ 8 GB 1600
Kingston HX316LS9IB4 4 GB 1600
Patriot* PSD38G1600L2S 8 GB 1600
Samsung MV-3T4G3DUS 4 GB 1600

Product Family Specifications

Intel NUC Technical Specifications

Intel® NUC model Technical product specifications Date Revision
DE3815TYBE (board)
DE3815TYKHE (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-08 Revision: 6
Specification update 2014-10 Revision: 1
DN2820FYB (board)
DN2820FYKH (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-08 Revision: 4
D54250WYB (board)
D54250WYKH (kit)
D54250WYK (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-06 Revision: 6
D34010WYB (board)
D34010WYKH (kit)
D34010WYK (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-06 Revision: 6
D53427RKE (board)
DC53427HYE (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-03 Revision: 5
DCP847SKE (board)
DCCP847DYE (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-03 Revision: 6
D33217GKE (board)
DC3217IYE (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-03 Revision: 6
D33217CK (board)
DC3217BY (kit)
Technical product specification 2014-03 Revision: 6

Product Family

How Mobile Is Eating The World | Benedict Evans, Enders Analysis at Business Insider

Benedict Evans (Enders Analysis); How Mobile Is Eating The World; In Business Insider; 2013-11-17.


  • Lots of up-and-to-the-right.
  • Irrelevance of Microsoft
  • Scale at Samsung
  • Scale at Apple
  • Tablets
  • Post-PC Vision
  • Four Horsemen
    • Google
    • Apple
    • Facebook
    • Amazon
  • Chinese Android is not Android
  • WebKit Everywhere
  • Smartphones are inherently social
    • address book
    • photo library
    • push notifications
    • home screen, task switcher
    • switching apps is easy
  • Unbundling Functions vs Unbundling Friends
  • Cards as Content Packets
  • Social as Discovery
  • Tablet Trends
  • Open Questions
    • What is the identity platform
    • Watch: protocols-and-services


  • The state of PCs
  • Smartphones are exploding
  • More mobile growth coming
  • The future is mobile
  • The world is 2017
  • Growth in emerging markets
  • Fundamental change
  • Fundamental change in scale
  • Fundamental change in use
  • What does mass mobile internet use really mean? From this…
  • … to this
  • Industry scale
  • Polarisation of manufacturers
  • The irrelevance of Microsoft
  • Scale at Samsung…
  • and scale at Apple
  • Very different products
  • Apple sticking to the high end?
  • Glass is eating the world
  • Tablets overtaking PCs
  • Tablet market splitting
  • iPad dominates use everywhere
  • Two distinct ‘tablet’ markets
  • Tablet [is] dynamic quite different to smartphones
  • Tablet [is] dynamic quite different to smartphones, continued
  • Blurring definitions
  • Tablets in 2013
  • Still lots of unknowns
  • ‘Four horsemen’ driving the agenda
  • Ecosystem sizes
  • Reach != value
  • (Chinese Android isn’t Google)
  • Geographic variation
  • Ecosystem is the key leverage point
  • People like apps
  • Mobile platform wars over?
  • Speed of innovation?
  • Different focus for innovation
  • App engagement
  • Self-selection
  • Ecosystem cohorts
  • Ecosystem cohorts?
  • Future of Android
  • Mobile social scale
  • Mobile social scale, continued
  • Children’s use of messaging
  • Smartphones are inherently social, unlike the desktop web
  • People happily abandon history, 3x slides
  • Facebook is one of many
  • Facebook is doing well on mobile
  • Half of DAUs are mobile-only
  • Is the mobile opportunity so big that it doesn’ matter to Facebook if it isn’t dominant?
  • Unbundling
  • The Aggregation Cycle
  • Unbundling Facebook
  • Unbundling functions or unbundling friends?
  • Mobile social is still in flux
  • There’s money in stickers
  • The next opportunity is creating the next platform
  • Cards as content packets – social as discovery
  • Two trends for mobile content
  • Again, all this is in flux
  • Broader uncertainty and opportunity
  • Blurring boundaries

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