nice to see Chapel Down Bacchus as one of the Reception wines. serioulsy good plonk from one of my local vineyards that have somecracking wines in their range. if you can get hold of some of their Flint Dry, then do so - lush! they also have an excellent restaurant at their vineyard.
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My wife and I have 4 Pebbles (2x Original, 1x Steel, 1x Round) and bought them for their alert functions and interchangeable faces. For exercise we have TomToms for GPS tracking, timing, and data uploads for training tracking as they are simple to use and do that job well (we have refurbed models bought for £60 each)
To us, Pebble's move towards the health market was a mistake - leave that to the likes of Garmin, TomTom etc - the usage ecosystems are different. Yes, there are crossovers but to me I want a watch to do specific things, not be a jack of all trades.
Love the Pebbles for what they did - we'll keep using them as long as the cloud service is supported
What a pity if this happens. I was an original backer on Kickstarter and on subsequent ones like Time Steel and Round, so me and the missus have 4 pebbles between us. They recently replaced my wife's Round after it went uptits in the rain - customer service was very good.
But I think the move to them becoming more health oriented has lost the differentiation between Pebble and other smart watches and frankly they should have stuck with the original simplicity of the offering. But tech is a fickle market and when the big boys get stuck into an emerging sector then the small innovators are too often the losers.
One can hope that the originals become collectors items in due course!
Re: With all these brilliant coders out there :
"It would be really great to have an alternate OS that can run existing programs"
Love reading all the comments about Windoze but for many of us biz users there is no alternative OS that can run the production software we use so we have to suck it up and live with it and the various OS upgrades, updates and security issues. All we can do is to keep abreast of the security battle and get users to be savvy.
it would be interesting to know how many of the 75 million free Spotify subscribers actually use the service. I have a free Spotify account but can't remember the last time I used it. many would have signed up after Spotify launched, perhaps tried it once or twice never to go there again. you can do anything with numbers for free services - the key is the paying subscribers. Apple are the newcomers here - let's see what their paid numbers are like in a year's time.
PS - note to self - remember to unsubscribe from Apple Music after 3 months. :-)
PPS - I have a paid Tidal account.
With the proceeds of a premium bond win I bought a Playbulb (Sengled lookalike) back last year just to see what it was like. http://www.playbulb.com/en/playbulb-original.html The results were much as described in the article - the sound is poor quality and can be annoying, and it's a pain having to pair the bloody thing every time someone turns the light switch off! It was "OK" in the setting I had it but then we moved house - it's still in a box somewhere and I have no great desire to go looking for it.
If they could improve the quality of sound it might have a place in a home but I'd avoid spending money on one if you don't need it.