The Donald as a Weed-Pushing Chatbot

As we discussed in episode 17 of the Metastential podcast, “Automated Messaging and Screaming Robots,” there’s a growing movement toward automated messaging in marketing that prompts some big questions. Sure, there are lots and lots of valid use cases for automating certain types of messaging, but do we really think we can simply automate relationships with […]

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Hey, thanks Canada!

Our more chill sibling to the North has a message for us… “It’s okay, America… don’t freak out…” It’s weirdly nice to hear, as it is one of the few positive items to air recently. We live in a nice neighborhood. Check out the video “As their closest friends and neighbours, we thought it was […]

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Innovation Begets Innovation

The problem I have with the new Apple phones isn’t the loss of the headphone jack… it’s the lack of control when the tiny (and now completely losable) earbuds start falling into toilets etc. This is a perfect response to the poor design. Go Internet!   Read the article here – Thanks to Gizmodo.com   […]

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Amazon Launches Streaming Music Service

Right on cue following our discussion of the format wars on the podcast, Amazon launches their own streaming music service. A brief report on The Daily Beast says Amazon Music Unlimited will run $3.99 per month for customers who have the Amazon Echo speaker, $7.99 for Amazon Prime subscribers who want to use a different […]

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Podcast Ep. 14 – Abstraction

What’s going on with technology that we’re getting farther away from the results of our work? Metastential has a chat with Christoph Saxe, Sr. Software Deevloper and Front End Development practice lead at Connective DX, where we discuss the pros and cons of this growing abstraction. We talk about the SDK for Experience, and even […]

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Podcast Ep. 13 – The Object Voice

We’re all pretty familiar with the personal data tools out there, from Fitbit to Mint…we’re tracking more and more about ourselves. But what if we apply goals to all that data tracking? We see it with the evolution of counting steps to tracking those steps against the goal of being able to run a marathon. […]

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