|Snappy-Tech Podcast #18 - Show Notes|
|Special Guest(s):||Paul Stubbington||http://snpy.tech/paul|
|Amazon announces "Key" allowing couriers access to your house to drop off packages...||https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/25/16538834/amazon-key-in-home-delivery-unlock-door-prime-cloud-cam-smart-lock||• Is this something you'd sign up for if you didn't need the smart lock and the camera?|
• Is Amazon going a step too far, and would this potentially increase theft?
• If you already have some form of security system, you will have to shut it down so they can get in without triggering it
|Razer announces their first ever phone, only at the cost of a liver||https://www.razerzone.com/mobile/razer-phone||• All podcast members were at the unveiling, got hands on time with the device.|
• 8GB RAM, 4000 mAh battery, 120 Hz display, DUAL front facing speakers. This is a device for gamers, but is go much greater than just that.
• Snapdragon 835, with the 1440x2560 display being gorgeous, though not quite as bright as AMOLED as it is LCD.
• Device costs £699/$699, however if you pre-order it is on the Three UK at £594.99, or up to £54.99 with £49.99 up-front.
|iPhone X starts getting delivered, regardless of reported stock issues.||https://www.apple.com/uk/iphone-x/||• To buy the iPhone from Apple, there is a 3-4 week wait|
• The internet has been taken by storm with people participating in #animojikaraoke
• Want the phone with no one-off payment? From Three UK it can cost up to £117p/m for the 256GB version
|Shoulda, woulda, coulda Pixel 2 (HTC U11 Plus) is announced, HTC back on form||https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/2/16589218/htc-u11-plus-announced-specs-release-date-price-android-oreo||• This is the device which was initially planned on being the Pixel 2 XL up until about 4 months ago|
• It's thought that Google ended up going with LG due to the P-OLED display, was that a mistake?
|Microsoft has created a headphone jack that's smaller than 3.5mm, potentially saving it||http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=9793641&OS=9793641&RS=9793641||• The collapsable headphone jack may be the only thing to save us in a world where having it has now become a rarity|
• No one is certain what this will be used on, or if it will be used at all. Though thought as being for the Surface Windows Phone, that no longer exists
• Could MS specifically planning to license it out?
|President Donald Trump's Twitter account was down for 10 minutes this week||https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/3/16603620/rogue-twitter-employees-trump-account-deletion||• The internet went crazy, initally thinking it was intentionally banned for terms of service violations|
• Once it was discovered that a rogue employee did it on their last day, the internet has backed them, with indy100 (the Independant's version of Reddit for the news) journalist Narjas Zatat stating they should get a knighthood, as well as others saying they should be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize