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Tech Talk -Friday, March 3, 2017 -FPM 14th Birthday, Travel and Privacy, Social Media Posts Monitored, Netflix, Gmail Meg Increase, AT&T Highspeed

Happy Birthday 14 years old for FPM Marketing – Shout out to the office and staff in Canada and the USA.

USA – law coming into effect that could change everything about travel and privacy.
– a new law in the USA to be passed will now allow them to ask for your, passport, phone and PASSWORDS.  To unlock the phone AND your social media!  As Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has just testified in front of the House Homeland Security Committee that he wants this all travellers to the U.S. to hand over their unlocked electronic devices, as well as their social media passwords, to airport security as a matter of routine.

http://www.businessinsider.com/john-kelly-travel-ban-social-media-password-2017-2

It’s official! Canadian authorities can monitor social media posts from patrol cars. In Ottawa, Ottawa Police strategic operations center, OPSOC police are now set up for strategic operations that can assemble social media data including previous phone calls, floor plans if it’s a public building and suspect photos and any related info posted on social media related to the call. Police we’ll get all this before they reach the scene of crime. This data can also be shared with other law enforcement and government agencies. So keep in mind if you’re actively participating in a protest and sharing in social media you will be sharing this information with local authorities in Ottawa and possibly other areas of Canada.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ottawa-police-strategic-operations-centre-canada-surveillance

NETFLIX – comes with a personal trainer that now will motivate you to get off the couch or to advise you to move a bit more. It works with the accelerometer on your phone to check your activity during a work out.  If you slow down…it will show a character to get you motivated.  WAIT…if you stop to breath….the show stops.  Binge watching will start making you run a marathon.

http://mashable.com/2017/03/02/netflix-chill-exercise/#jttiOqOZYmqM

NETFLIX – now has figured out a way to run less data streaming.  Meaning that you can watch your best shows with as little as 100k per sec.  

Smartphones are dead.  Now you can order a pizza with your shoes.  Nike once had the PUMP.  Now when you click the button on the shoes it will order your pizza at your favourite location at Pizza Hut.  

http://mashable.com/2017/03/01/pizza-hut-pie-tops/#V118ugukYkqF

GMAIL now allows for the 50Mb attachments to your email.  Normally only 25 Megs can be transferred.

AMAZON went down the other day….for more than 16 hours.  However, so did many peoples smart homes.    All the lights, heater and security cameras were offline.  Are we ready for the smart home?

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/02/amazon-cloud-sputters-for-hours-and-a-boatload-of-websites-go-offline/

Facebook now sending up a solar powered drone that will be providing internet for the areas of India and remote markets.  The first crashed…

http://mashable.com/2017/02/28/facebook-drone-flights-aquila/#ARojiCK8zEqB

This is a phone that you won’t own, as it looks crazy but has some amazing features.  Starting with a 360 camera right in the phone.  Called the Darling…and is the first VR mobile camera.  Comes with 5.5 Full resolution and has pure gold wrapped around it.  It’s $500 for phone without jewels.  $800 with the gold.  Darling Intelligence Technology.

http://mashable.com/2017/02/23/slow-motion-960-fps-smartphones/#leekPaP81mqR

Blackberry KEYone just came to market with a keyboard which is designed and made by TCL Communications . It is priced at $549.   It includes a big battery at 3500maH…fingerprint scanner on the space bar, great keyboard which has 52 keys that are customized to do as you wish and a scroll up and down through the keyboard option.

http://mashable.com/2017/02/25/blackberry-keyone-hands-on/#leekPaP81mqR

AT&T – now offering unlimited highspeed connection at $60 a month.

http://www.wcnc.com/news/att-expands-its-unlimited-wireless-plan-options/415963384

VERIZON now offering home repair systems.  Yes, they will come to your home or office and will now fix your broken smartphone.  Serving the following phones.  

Phones eligible for same-day repairs include:

  • Apple iPhone SE, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, and S7
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and 5
  • Motorola DROID Turbo and DROID Maxx

The new service is one of the improvements that Verizon announced to its $11 per month “Total Mobile Protection” insurance plan.

We want the fastest phones ever, now you can get a sony smartphone that will record at 960fps.  Meaning you can watch a water balloon burst into water droplets.  

TESLA is so confident in their products that they are now offering lifetime insurance and maintenance package when you purchase.  No more insurance bills or repair costs with a purchase of a Tesla.

  http://mashable.com/2017/02/23/elon-musk-tesla-lifetime-insurance/#V118ugukYkqF

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