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Convergence
Two weeks ago, I suggested that there might be a need for an invitation-only, highly curated, viciously monitored social network with subject matter restricted to business, tech, culture, and innovation. The response has been overwhelming, and it has taken me all week to sort through your thoughtful submissions. Continue Reading →

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 →

Samsung Galaxy S20 Review

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 →
Music AI
Can you sign an AI to a recording contract? Should you? How about hiring an AI recording engineer? Is its work Grammy-eligible? Shelly and Ross talk about the Grammys and how AI-models are starting to impact the music we hear. Ross’s son Theo shows off his cello chops and we chat about talking Teslas. Continue Reading →
Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer talks with Kerry Drew and Bianca Peters about Google's "Loretta" Super Bowl commercial and why he believes that Google should have put a disclaimer on the spot warning potential users about how it would use the data gathered. Original Airdate: February 4, 2020 on Fox 5's Good Day New York 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 →
Tesla Model 3
In order to comply with safety regulations, EVs are required to produce “artificial noise.” (I shall restrain myself from commenting on the wisdom of our lawmakers here.) Tesla is no exception and, because he can, Elon Musk will use the legislated external speakers to do more than make fake car noises — Teslas will now speak. Continue Reading →

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