New phones, new smart speakers, new… er, microwaves. The ‘big four’ US tech companies all held their annual hardware announcements in the last month, which gives some indication of their plans for the near future. In this episode, regular hosts Gordon and Peter are joined by Camille for a discussion about what it all might mean for digital technology, and how privacy and security factor into consumer trust.
From Amazon’s Echo Show to Google’s Smart Displays, the latest wave of smart speakers brings a new element into play: screens. In the latest episode regular hosts Gordon, Peter and Rosie are joined by Yogi Patel to discuss what might be motivating the move back to screens. Recorded on a hot day in a small room.
Both Facebook and Google held their developer conferences in the past few weeks, where they announced (some of) their plans for the year ahead—from computers with eyes to social VR. Gordon, Peter and Rosie have a natter about the new features and products they were most excited by, and their overall impression of the announcements.
In this episode of our tech talks we’re joined by Duaa Al-Uzairy to discuss how cosmetics and fashion brands are very progressive in their use of new consumer technologies, from augmented reality to computer vision.
Gordon, Peter and Rosie back again to talk about the tech trends they’re excited about for 2018. Computer vision for fashion, the convergence of different interfaces, advertising, and more besides. Featuring an improvement on the sound quality of the past few podcasts.
In this episode we’re talking about computer vision, or “computers with eyes”. No Rosie, but we’re ably compensated by talking to rehab’s own Camille Bourdier and Zuzanna Rosinska. Plus special guest Léonie Watson of the Paciello Group joins us to talk about how computer vision aids accessibility and brings new opportunities to users with vision impairment.
Our Strategy Director, Gabriella Rothenberg, joins Gordon, Peter, and Rosie to talk about persuasive technology: the use of tech in order to change peoples habits or attitudes towards certain behaviours. Lots of talk about annoying notifications.
Facebook launching ads in Messenger leads us to talk about ads, ad blocking, and how brands might need to change to reach their customers. Features an interview with an *actual Millennial*. NB: at 03:15 Peter said ‘Safari’ when he meant ‘Chrome’, which is really annoying him.