Electronics

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Alexa Gets More Talkative

The official title of the Amazon Science blog is "Alexa gets better at predicting customers’ goals," but you should read this as, "The Turing test is not for machines to pass, but for humans to fail." Continue Reading →

The Future of Mac

Apple's new MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Air, and Mac mini look awesome, as awesome as anything I've ever seen from Apple. One more thing: don't buy them... yet. Continue Reading →

Should you get an iPhone 12?

iPhone 12
If you need a new iPhone and can afford it, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is the best iPhone ever made. As every Apple Fanperson knows, iPhones are not phones; they are fashion accessories. As such, iPhone purchases are not business decisions; they are lifestyle choices. Will I get one? Let me explain... No, there is too much. Let me sum up. Continue Reading →

They Already Have Your Data

TikTok WeChat
On August 6, 2020, the president of the United States signed two virtually identical executive orders banning the use of both TikTok and WeChat. TikTok will survive due to a partnership deal with Oracle that, at this writing, the president has approved. But, unless a federal judge issues a stay, by the time you read this WeChat will be officially banned. Continue Reading →
No Apple AR glasses, no AirTag trackers, no HomePod mini, no over-the-ear AirPod-branded headphones. A lot of the most exciting announcements teased for Apple's September 2020 event never saw the light of day. Instead, Apple unveiled two new Apple Watches, two new iPads, a new fitness subscription, and more. Here's everything you need to know about Apple's latest and greatest. Continue Reading →
Online Networking Salon
I miss meeting new people. I miss bumping into people I know. So, necessity being the mother of invention, my team has been experimenting with different ways to gather our community – and we have a plan. Introducing the Shelly Palmer Online Networking Salons. They are free, category-specific, weekly, 20-minute, super-curated, small, Zoom meetings where you will introduce yourself, meet some new people, bump into old friends, learn something, hang out for a bit, and then get back to work. Here’s how we tested the theory and why we know it works. Continue Reading →

What Will Gen Z Collect?

From a collective media experience point of view, Millennials and Gen Zers don't have any physical things to collect. There are no more magazines, comic books, baseball cards, video game cartridges, LPs, CDs, videotapes, etc. There are only screenshots and files. Continue Reading →

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