Podcast 537: Amazon Go or no?

A convenience store where you just walk in and take things sounds pretty futuristic and cool—unless you're already sick of being watched the entire time you shop.

Amazon store

How cool would it be to walk into a store, scanning a QR code off your phone when you enter, and then just taking things off the shelves and walking out? Your answer to that might vary based on your experiences in stores today—after all, the Apple Store lets you check yourself out with the iOS app, which can feel either freeing or like someone's about to tackle you before you reach the door. Amazon is experimenting with a convenience store that's staffed by sensors instead of a clerk, and Glenn and Susie have plenty of thoughts.

Elsewhere, we talk about iPhone 6s batteries, the slow death of Flash, the holy-crap-kind-of-confirmed Project Titan, mesh routers, giant batteries, and the craziest adapter chain yet.

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