Tony’s glasses definitely are the thing most people think of as what an “ideal” pair. At least by sci-fi terms.
Shhhhhh. We get into this more in part two.
Hi! So I linked to the actual report by Checkmarx, which goes into a little more detail. I believe the researchers kept it a bit vague on purpose, but from what I gathered their mockup malicious app only needed to ask for permission to storage before being able to manipulate the camera app into giving it further access… Read more
I used to be that way too, but surprisingly I don’t mind so much—running with a leather strap isn’t ideal, but at least in the cold weather my wrist doesn’t get sweaty enough to do much damage. In general, smartwatches are lighter than they used to be and DO give you more stats during your run than a dedicated… Read more
So like I mentioned, it’s not an exact 1:1 replacement. Spiritually, it feels as close to a Pebble a hybrid has gotten in recent years but the one big thing it’s missing is an app ecosystem and a dedicated community. I got calendar notifications...in the sense that it was pushed from my phone but nothing more advanced… Read more
Yes all the alarms were vibrate only for me. And you can set multiple ones.
So far it’s mostly seeing my messages and calls—but quick replies isn’t really a thing. I’m not a big fan of using those replies (if it’s urgent I’ll just whip out my phone) so I didn’t feel like I was missing that much. However, if you’re just trying to screen messages and calls, it’s more than sufficient.
American checking accounts don’t have much to do with checks these days either. Sometimes you don’t even get a checkbook when you open a new one up (i had to pay extra to get a checkbook so I could pay my landlord...)—debit cards are mostly what’s associated with a checking account now. It’s just shorthand for a basic… Read more
Google Pay is still around, and it’s probably the service Google really wants to hook people on, as people will need it to even access the checking account. At the very very very least, partnering with Citigroup probably means it’ll be FDIC insured—but it is a troubling thought. Guessing Google is betting on the… Read more
Oh don’t worry my friend. The WSJ also reported last year that Amazon was in talks with JP Morgan & Chase for this very exact thing.
I acknowledged in my post that they might’ve sent me a borked unit, but I also reached out to Matrix to troubleshoot before the review went up. Since publishing, Matrix said they’d send me another watch to re-test. If that works out, I’ll update accordingly. Honestly, I would love to experience a PowerWatch 2 that… Read more
So they do provide a “charger” out of the box (it’s not really a charger so much as a so-called thermoelectric pad), and it’s only meant to juice it up at first. For the record, after the GPS thing didn’t work, I tried to charge it on this charger. That...also didn’t work. Also, my boxing class is what I’d call 60… Read more
I had this problem with the Charge HR/Charge 2 many moons ago. Clasps fell off and I’d end up losing the Fitbit; they’ve by and large fixed that—I’ve never had that particular issue with the Versa, for example. That said, I wasn’t impressed with the build-quality on the latest Inspire and Inspire HR.