We get a visit from Merlin Mann, and talk about - well, a lot of stuff. What to call yourself, tall poppy syndrome, and micro-creativity.
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Today we travel to a future where we try to break up with cement. Can it be done? How did cement because so ubiquitous? And what’s so bad about cement in the first place?
Humanity may be as few as 10 years away from discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life. Once we do, it will only deepen the mystery of where alien intelligence might be hiding.
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Stephen and David have boots on the ground in San Jose for WWDC 2019. In this episode, they interview Doug Brooks, the Apple Product Manager for the new Mac Pro. Afterward, David and Stephen share thoughts on the announcements and updates from WWDC.
Also share target, shadow parts, and streams.
Douglas Preston on the young paleontologist who may have discovered a record of the most significant event in the history of life on Earth.
Blockbuster would have crushed Netflix. That’s what Netflix founder Reed Hastings now thinks about the bankrupted corner brick and mortar store, had Blockbuster continued to roll out its version of a streaming service. But Blockbuster ran out of money, he said, and its parent-company Viacom gave up.
Listen Listening…40:12 Listen to the whole conversation between Weston and Hastings here. "[The] greatest day of my life was the day Blockbuster declared bankruptcy," Hastings admitted to interviewer Graham Weston, founder and former CEO of Rackspace.
That was one of several anecodtes Hastings shared at Kipp Public Schools Texas and Tech Bloc event on May 3. The event also marked the fourth anniversary of the technology industry advocacy organization.
Despite Netflix becoming the media behemoth it is today — it did about $15 billion in revenue last year — not all of Hastings’ ideas have been hits. Just ask him about the "foot mouse" he wanted to create. It’s exactly what it sounds like — a computer mouse that you control with your feet (the floor is too dirty, and people’s legs cramp up). Or the time he tried to spin off the physical DVD portion of Netflix as a different service.
But even when reflecting on success, he advised the audience to remember that they are always building on what is already there.
"You just want to be super observant, watching. ‘How are things happening? What’s happening here? Why is this changing to that?’ Try to understand for yourself what is it that drives that progress."
The forty-minute conversation ranged from work culture to education. You can hear it in the audio player above.
Josh Vergara is joined by Lanh Nguyen and Kris Carlon for a special episode of the AA Podcast from Google I/O 2016. As the Google fanatic event of the year, Google I/O announced a slew of new apps and services that we are all excited for, join the team as they discuss their experiences at the event and opinions of the announcements. Particularly, the guys chat Google Home, Google Daydream and where Google is taking us next.
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The O’Reilly Bots Podcast: Conversational interfaces for the Internet of Things.
In this episode of the O’Reilly Bots Podcast, I speak with Tom Coates, co-founder of Thington, a service layer for the Internet of Things. Thington provides a conversational, messaging-like interface for controlling devices like lights and thermostats, but it’s also conversational at a deeper level: its very architecture treats the interactions between different devices like a conversation, allowing devices to make announcements to any other device that cares to listen.Coates explains how Thington operates in a way analogous to social media; in fact, he calls it “a Twitter for devices.” Just as people engage with each other in a commons, devices chat with each other in Thington’s messaging commons. He also discusses the value of human-readable output and the challenges involved in writing human-understandable scripts.
Coates’ blog post “The Shape of Things,” an overview of how connected devices will communicate with humans
Google Translate’s interlingua
The O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence conference, June 27-29, 2017, in New York
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