Here’s a summary of interesting stories I’ve seen over the last week. I try to concentrate on the stories which aren’t necessarily mainstream.
The five biggest announcements from Amazon’s hardware event were:
- The Echo alarm clock (spot)
- Echo plus (a home hub)
- Cheaper echos in a three-pack
- Echo buttons
- BMW integration
- New Fire TV.
Hmmm… that’s six products. The big question: does a houseful of echos make an echo chamber? https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/27/16374254/amazon-event-2017-news-recap-echo-spot-fire-tv-hardware
The new GoPro Fusion 360 degree camera. It looks outstanding, even if it makes your hand look a little odd on playback. Watching it again, I cannot believe the video quality of this tiny device: