Friday, February 23, 2018

TechTalk February 20, 2018

We are all drawn to technology whether we want to be or not, that phone you are using is jammed full of tech.

Every week Andrew Thomas drops in on Nightline to talk about what is going on in the world of technology and help us make sense of what we are being confronted by.

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And here are the notes with the links!

Little bits

Facial rec

Token ring

Hot wheels

Facebook speakers - alexa killer

Winter olympics

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Another must have!

We need these!
Their $130 footwear contraption is called Turbo Jetts (with two T's). On one foot is an 80-watt, gear-driven motor with a battery capable of propelling you up to 10 miles per hour for 30 minutes. Its max weight limit is 176 pounds.
Turbo Jetts, unlike Heelys, fit over your sneakers. This is a big plus because — let's be real — Heelys were ugly AF. They were big and heavy and just made you look like a total dork (it's still debatable which was worse: Skechers or Heelys).

LG has a great idea, high light low energy screen!
Just because LG is shying away from typical smartphone release cyclesdoesn't mean it will have nothing big to show in 2018. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has heard that LG is planning to unveil a new flagship phone, nicknamed Judy. The star attraction, as with the G6, would be the display -- though not for the usual reasons like size or resolution. Judy would have a 6.1-inch, 18:9 ratio screen whose MLCD+ technology (which includes white sub-pixels) promises a high 800-nit brightness while consuming 35 percent less power than a typical IPS LCD panel. You could use the phone outside on a sunny day without killing your battery as quickly as usual.

This Cayola pen is cool it writes with melted crayons on anything

-I want this
Dart aircraft will ship in February, and is running a pre-order campaign for barebones (just the propeller module and two templates) and standard (wheels and Japanese aerobatic papers) kits that start at $29 and $37 respectively. Higher-priced packs offer additional modules and stands for your aeronautics-minded friends.
Most of the kits will arrive later in the month, although a few (including the standard Solo kit) might not ship until May.

Accelerated Mobile Pages AMP, this seems cool!
Google kicked its Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative up a notch and took its seat at the Stories table with today’s announcement of the launch of AMP Stories.
In the same vein as Snapchat Stories and Instagram Stories, the new AMP Stories combine text, images, videos and graphics.
AMP stories were also developed with load speed in mind, much like mobile sites that already incorporate the Google AMP framework, as well as Facebook’s Instant Articles.
-mobile 1st
-tappable interactions
-works across devices

We will see…

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