The Todd and Don Blog
The Rundown | September 21st, 2017
Todd decided to leave us and head on a tropical vacation... during hurricane season, Go figure. We have mark fill in for Todd and we quickly learned during trump tweets that no one was keeping track of score. Who knew Todd was our math guy. Today on the show:
A kindergartener is suspended from school after he claims he cannot remove his back pack after he said a bomb was inside the bag and would explode. Oh kids these days! The student in question, Jackson Riley, was sent home from school with a letter in his bag that explained he was being suspended for intent to “threaten, intimidate or harass others.” The parents are outraged and believe this was an overreaction to a small problem. I guess you had to be there. I can imagine a kid being upset and in the heat of the moment making that kind of statement with gusto, but at some point the educator should have a higher bull shit meter when it comes to tots.
It’s a fun grab bag today: Amazon announced its developing Alexa enabled glasses. The glasses will have the ability for the user to hear Alexa without the need for headphones. I give it three days after the product launches for someone to design an app that will talk dirty into your ears at inappropriate times.
Apple admits the Apple Watch LTE has connection issues that will not be resolved before its launch. The watch was being tested by a writer for the verge when she discovered the watch would take longer than expected to switch over to its cellular modem and would randomly connect to unsecured Wi-Fi. That’s exactly what we need, a device with your credit card info connecting to every Tom, Dick and Jane Wi-Fi network it meets.
I have had a first gen apple watch for a few years now. It was a gift from my husband because I am notoriously bad at responding to my phone (I’ve now tuned out the vibrations of the watch as well.) I can say that I have only received two phone calls on my watch ever, I don’t use the siri function because I hate talking to my phone like an idiot in public, and every app I try to load takes at least 20 seconds to open. The only time this watch has proven handy is when I’m shopping and I have forgotten my phone and wallet, and when I finally got it setup to unlock my laptop. That is it, will not buy again.
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