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This week the guys fill-in with potentially out-of-date stories while Jacob recovers from his surgery. Oh, sure, they would much rather be talking about the big Apple announcement from last week, but things don’t always work out that way now do they?
Instead, they’re talking about the new Apple Pay approved payment/merchant system called PayAnywhere. It’s a slick little system that lets small merchants accept credit card payments AND wireless system payments like Google Wallet, Apple Pay and the new chip-and-signature cards that are coming soon.
They also talk about Google new project called OnHub. A $200 uber-router that Google’s best and brightest are saying will “just work” (to steal a page out of Apple’s PR book). It’s built by TP-Link, but powered by Google and features some pretty impressive specs; dual core CPU, 4GB of storage, a gigabyte of RAM, and thirteen (count ’em, THIRTEEN) antennas!
Jeff finds a vaping update! The UK public health department has come out and said that vaping is 95% safer than smoking tobacco products. However, public perception is way off of this information with almost a quarter of people thinking that e-cigs and vaping is worse for your health than smoking tobacco products. Think the FDA will ever admit this? The guys debate why or why not.
There are rumors swirling that Amazon may be bringing a six inch, $50 table out in time for the holidays. Is it true? If it was, would it be a success?
The content police may have a DRM problem – it appears that the first episode of Breaking Bad has been posted online in full 4K glory, and comes with a text file attached claiming that it was ripped from Netflix over a HDCP 2.2 HDMI link. If that’s true, it’s very bad news for content creators who are starting to release UHD content and had felt safe that HDCP was going to keep their content all walled up and “safe”. Hackers find a way, but would you download the 18gb file when you could just legally stream it from Netflix for $12 a month? The pain-to-reward ratio seems a little skewed to us on this one.
Jeff loves his Olymput 18mm-180mm f/3.5 – f/6.3 Micro Four-Thirds lens: http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-18-180mm-3-5-6-3-Series-Cameras/dp/B000BTFZMS
Jacob loves his Stanley 66-344 4-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver: http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-66-344-4-in-1-Pocket-Screwdriver/dp/B0014KMDZ0