Monday, September 09, 2013

TechTalk and Safety Call-in

As always techtalk lets us, Andrew Thomas of, have a conversation about some cool tech.

Here are the notes:

NEXT week Andrew will put the iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Note Tab3 8 inch


Clear screen, pre installed software, fast, responsive, easy set up
odd? -no pen
-lots of refinement on the device with the buttons.
Nice device
Almost seems too long, makes it heavy
No uk play store hurts the experience


16 MP, autofocus, Xenon flash, check quality

1/2.33'' sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 10x optical zoom (24-240mm), optical image stabilization, HDR, panorama

Yes, 1080p@30fps, check quality

Yes, 1.9 MP
Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
4.3 inch screen
Didn’t get to play with the battery life.
This is a phone with a good camera, given how many of us have the phone on roaming and then want to take shots that are good this is an option!
White and black 1799 Dhs Jadopado

Bit torrent -

Free smartphones? will this make people swap their droid or apple devices?

Samsung smart watch?  big news of the week, i might get one tomorrow - fingers crossed, good review comparasion with the sony.  gear only compatable with one device on launch?

Microsoft and Nokia
-I thought this was an interesting PR move to let people know where the organization is going as Ballmer transitions out
-my feeling is that Microsoft is grossly underestimated because of the business segregation of the operating system, games, mobile…

Interesting play here, I think its a big patent move, blackberry next??

-interesting to see Tom Gibbons VP Home Retail will be behind integration work!

Video Conference Tool
-cool idea but who would really buy this?
What about Google Hangouts?

Self driving cars? Mass Produced by 2020. Google well into this.

Nissan said its goal is to offer autonomous cars "across the model range within two vehicle generations" - about 10-12 years after the projected 2020 launch.
The company said it has been researching and developing autonomous vehicles "for years" with such top universities as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Oxford, Carnegie Mellon and the University of Tokyo. It is building a dedicated test track in Japan for autonomous vehicles that will be completed by next spring.
Google, the internet search leader, launched an autonomous car program in 2010 and has built and is testing several different versions, including one based on Toyota Motor Corp's Prius.

What about your safety on the road as a runner or cyclist? Do you have a plan?

Dubai Police in an earlier report cautioned cyclists to stay off most roads with a speed limit of 60 km/h for safety reasons. Cyclists are prohibited from riding on main roads. A section of UAE’s Federal Law No 21 of 1995 states that riders should use cycle tracks, if available, or otherwise ride on the right side of the road but not on the pavements.

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