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A Week with the Samsung Z Flip

Samsung Z Flip
I've spent a little more than a week with Samsung's newest foldable phone, the Samsung Z Flip. Yes, it folds. I've had the phone long enough for the novelty to wear off... except it hasn't. Not even close. Continue Reading →

Digital Blood Work

Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer talks with Kerry Drew and Bianca Peters on Fox 5's Good Day New York about Apple's commitment to healthcare, One Drop (a digital solution for diabetes patients) and new robots that can draw blood with greater accuracy and less pain the human technicians. Original Airdate: February 18, 2020 Continue Reading →
Working Remotely
In response to the cancellation of Mobile World Congress, we took a poll about your willingness to join a tech-focused, monitored, social network with subject matter restricted to tech, culture, and innovation. The number of respondents was overwhelming and the results were decisive. Over 90 percent of you said you would join. So let’s get started. Continue Reading →
Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer reviews the new Samsung Galaxy S20 and talks about his favorite features on Fox 5's Good Day New York with Kerry Drew and Bianca Peters. Original Airdate: February 12, 2020 Continue Reading →

Ad Blocking as High as 30%

ad blocker
Stats in a new report from Blockthrough suggest that more than 750 million devices (mobile and computer) were running ad blockers in Q4 2019. The increase is pegged at roughly 64% over the past three years. Continue Reading →
All American
If data-driven storytelling were only about data, then every original show on Netflix or Prime Video should be a smash hit. But Netflix, Prime Video, and every other original production done by the “data rich” tech organizations have about the same production-to-hit ratio as professionally programmed old-fashioned, “data poor” networks. How can this be? Shouldn’t the data-driven programmers be better at predicting what stories will best fit an audience? What actor or actress will resonate? What music will work better? What story arc? Or at least knowing what an audience might be more likely to want? Continue Reading →

And the Grammy goes to… AI

Grammy Awards
At one of the pre-Grammy parties I attended, I was asked about controversy surrounding the way the Recording Academy (the organization that produces the Grammys) categorizes music for the show. This led to some very interesting questions: Who (or what) will be eligible to win a Grammy in 2030? What will the categories evolve into? Will music need to be recorded at all? Continue Reading →

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