Lot’s done this week including getting a new car ordered, but it’s not here until next March. However health took a hit and then had a pretty shit weekend – hate seeing friends being hurt. Onwards.
Finally watched Baby Driver – really enjoyed it.
How Google Goggles Won, Then Lost, the Camera-First Future | WIRED
Ahead of it’s time.
Apple engineer ‘fired’ over early iPhone X leak – BBC News
Initially this seemed extremely harsh but I work in an environment where you can’t video your work and the engineer knew the rules. Still a sad end to an avoidable situation.
iPhone X: Tomorrow’s iPhone today – Six Colors
Nice one day review of the iPhone X
iPhone X review – YouTube
Really enjoyed The Verge review of the iPhone X. Couple of weeks before I get mine.
Review of Apple’s iPhone X at Disneyland
Most iPhone reviews are done by technically savvy writers that put them through their paces locally or in a lab. But what if you took an iPhone to a place..
Real world test’s always better than in the lab nonsense that some review sites do. Camera looks really impressive.
OneThirtySeven / PR
Biggest surprise of the iPhone X launch wasn’t anything to do with the product itself, but Apple’s approach to marketing. This is a really smart view of why Apple hit the reset button.
Xbox One X Review: The 4K Console You’ve Been Waiting For? – YouTube
Will get one next week and it does look to be a beast…but Microsoft still behind Sony when it comes to first party titles. Shame.
Nintendo Switch – Matt Gemmell
Loved this write up on the Nintendo Switch. I’ve had a post in draft for months and need to get my finger out and finish it, but Matt’s post captures much of what I love about the Switch. Best games console for years.
Can we get to the bottom of the mystery virus streaking through Hollywood? | Life and style | The Guardian
The ongoing uncovering of years of sexual abuse in many walks of life is gathering pace…but this nonsense of checking into a specialist to address issues. Bullshit. For ordinary folk it would be loss of employment and a chat with the police, so why not the rich and famous?
I won’t keep my silence: Michael Fallon lunged at me after our lunch | Jane Merrick | Politics | The Guardian
Jane Merrick explains why she felt compelled to identify the MP who left her humiliated and ashamed as a junior journalist
As expected, Fallon stepping down was sod all to do with touching a knee. Powerful.
A terrible, toxic week in Westminster | Jess Phillips | Opinion | The Guardian
The Labour MP argues that sexual harassment claims have galvanised women MPs of all parties to fight together
Another strong article. Must read.
Paradise Papers leak reveals secrets of world elite’s hidden wealth | News | The Guardian
No One Knows What Britain Is Anymore – The New York Times
An island nation comes unmoored.
Oh dear. Britain as viewed from abroad. Feels a bit fecked really.
One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week – Motherboard
Bitcoin’s surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring.
The energy consumption required is huge…but so is the price. I’m still not tempted to get into crypto currencies though.
‘I Forgot My PIN’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin | WIRED
Maybe this is why I don’t trust Bitcoin.