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Google's Predictive Internet Is Already Here!

Google is making the online world faster and easier by predicting what you’ll do, then doing it for you! Plus: Mike’s List and more. https://ia801500.us.archive.org/10/items/fastcast24/fastcast24.mp3


Why Real Stuff Is Making a Comeback

Now that everything’s digital, connected, automated and efficient, what are we missing from the analog world? My guest today wrote a book called “The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter.” Here’s my conversation with David Sax. https://ia601507.us.archive.org/4/items/FATcast23/FATcast23.mp3


This Gadget Turns Any Glasses Into Smart Glasses

Dylan Rose is kickstarting a new kind of wearable. It’s a virtual assistant appliance called Kai that clips onto any glasses and transmits audio through bone conduction. It’s a brilliant concept, but here’s the best part: Dylan is still in high school. Here’s my conversation with Dylan Rose. https://ia601508.us.archive.org/28/items/FATcast22/FATcast22.mp3


Crickets, Algae and Lab-Grown Burgers. It's What's for Dinner!

In the future, will we all eat crickets, algae and burgers grown in a lab? I asked the founder of Studio Industries at the recent reThinkFood conference in Napa, California. Later in the podcast, I’ll take you inside a San Francisco startup inventing the future of smart glasses. But first, here’s my conversation with Mike Lee. https://ia601508.us.archive.org/24/items/FATcast21/FATcast21.mp3


This Bot Orders, Pays for Lunch (So You Don’t Have To)

Grabbing a quick lunch at a busy restaurant puts you at the mercy of ordering and payment processes from the Spanish inquisition. Now, a startup called Allset is using technology to get you in and out in 30 minutes. Here’s my conversation with Allset founder and CEO, Stas Matviyenko. https://ia601505.us.archive.org/28/items/FATcast20/FATcast20.mp3


Pizza Delivered In Five Minutes, Thanks to A.I. and Robots!

Silicon Valley’s Zume Pizza can deliver in five minutes because artificial intelligence predicts your order, robots make the pizza and automated ovens inside the truck bake it just before delivery. Here’s my conversation with Zume co-founder and co-CEO, Julia Collins. https://ia601507.us.archive.org/3/items/FATcast19/FATcast19.mp3


Test Your Own Food, Water and Weed for Purity, Quality

The label says it’s organic. But can you really trust the label? Soon you’ll be able to test the food you buy, the water you drink and more with a handheld gadget from MyDx, a company founded by former Pfizer scientist Daniel Yazbeck. Here’s my conversation with Daniel Yazbeck. https://ia601501.us.archive.org/8/items/fatcast18/fatcast18.mp3


What's In Your Food? No, I Mean What's REALLY In There?

Sam Slover’s “Sage Project” is connecting people with better information about food. Sam and his colleagues are building a giant database of ingredients and augmenting it with health information, personalization and killer design. Here’s my conversation with Sam Slover. https://ia601506.us.archive.org/22/items/FATcast17/FATcast17.mp3


This Garden Robot Will Pay For Itself In One Year

The Open Source FarmBot does it all, from planting seeds to watering to monitoring the soil to snuffing out weeds without pesticides. Best of all, the FarmBot enables people to grow fresh, organic agriculture in a way that’s environmentally friendly and costs far less than buying produce at the store. What’s not to love? Here’s my conversation with FarmBot founder Rory Aronson. Listen: https://ia601500.us.archive.org/0/items/fatcast16/fatcast16.mp3


It's Your Data. So Why Don't You Control Who Gets It?

Your data is precious. So why are you just giving it away? The reason is that nobody is helping you control it. But all that may be about to change. This week I’m talking to Julian Ranger, the founder and executive chairman of Digi me. What Digi Me does is enables you to download all your social activity – all of it – which you can then search and manage, right there on your device. Better still, they’re working on a system for letting you control your data and decide what you share and...


It's Time to Disrupt Your Dinner

Food sucks. Let’s change it. So much of our food is unhealthy. People feel like they don’t have time to cook, let alone learn to cook. And nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is wasted. Solutions abound. And these include countertop food processors, such as the revOILution olive oil press to Amazon’s secret Kabinet project – a kind of food-centric Amazon Echo – to the creation of lab grown meat. One Silicon Valley company called Innit – as in “in it to win it” – is...