Paul Stenhouse: Remember the Casio G-Shock? It's back!

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 3 Apr 2021, 11:30AM
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Paul Stenhouse: Remember the Casio G-Shock? It's back!

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 3 Apr 2021, 11:30AM

Remember the Casio G-Shock? It's back!

This time though - it's a smart watch! Of course it's shock resistant and waterproof down to 200 meters. It's far more rugged than an Apple Watch, designed for outdoor activities from surfing to snowboarding. It's got a GPS, altitude sensor, heart rate monitor and a one and a half day battery. It'll run Android's Wear OS. It's not cheap though at $699 USD.

We're starting to get a first look of how civilians will see space

If you're rich enough, or lucky enough, to be chosen to fly on Space X's Crew Dragon, you'll get an amazing view. The civilian passenger version of the space capsule will have a 360 degree view of space through a glass dome. It's taking the place of the dock which is used to connect to the Internal Space Station - because they won't be docking anywhere. Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic "SpaceShip 3" looks more like a plane and doesn't have the unobstructed views that the Space X capsule does.

You can now Slack someone at a different company

Slack has expanded its features to allow people to send messages outside their group/organization - called "Slack Connect". So instead of sending an email to someone, you could simply send them a DM on Slack. The future is to allow people to contact others across a private business network - so if you have vendors you work with, or clients, then they could be added to your network for seamless communication. There is one hiccup - you can send someone an unsolicited message as you 'invite them to chat' which has been flagged as a harassment concern, but this same issue exists in email. Remember though - your organization can see your messages if they want to, so before you add your friends think twice.