Tech News This Week
Uber's going plastic... This week everyone's favourite notorious ride sharing app launched its new credit card, which opens for applications on November 2. With no annual fee, it's kind of a knock-out, offering 4% back at restaurants (rare, even for those AMEXers among us). Will it trump the Nando's Black as the ultimate status symbol? Unlikely.
Amazon's keys to the castle... The castle being the smart home market. In another high profile product launch this week, Amazon revealed Amazon Key, its delivery system that essentially puts a camera at your door and allows couriers to drop parcels inside your home. Amazon reeeeally want to know what's in there. It's a typical privacy vs. convenience problem... when did having a retail giant watching your front door (or watching you while you sleep) become normal?
Get your skates on... Mr. Musk is far too indie for Boring old trains (geddit?). In the 500 ft tunnel his side hustle has been digging under downtown Los Angeles – designed, he says, to end the world-renowned LA traffic – cars will ride on electric 'skates', not trains. There are rumours that skates are also headed for Baltimore...
Banned words this week: Facebook, Congress, Russia, Twitter, election, Trump.