Dave Brown

3,540 Flips | 22 Magazines | 5,550 Likes | 8 Following | 182 Followers | @holidaymatinee | "Love your work. Work your love."

Needle & Thread

The Google Assistant app will walk you through your day

Google’s Assistant app mostly functions as a surrogate for its line of connected Home devices. But what about all of that information it’s aggregating? The company will start putting that to use, providing a “visual snapshot” of the day to come.<p>The new feature, rolling out to the app on Android and …

Google Assistant

This clever app lets Amazon Alexa read sign language

Because the voice revolution shouldn’t leave anyone behind.<p>The voice assistant speaker revolution of Google Home and Amazon Alexa has left the deaf community behind. It’s a two-fold problem. These devices never learned to decipher the spoken voices of people with an extreme hearing impairment. At …

Text-To-Speech

When In Rome is the first Alexa-powered board game

Years ago, in the heyday of home video, I played a boardgames that used VHS tapes and electronic parts to help spur the action along. From Candy Land VCR to Captain Power, game makers were doing the best they could with a new technology. Now, thanks to Alexa, they can try something even cooler – …

Emerging Technology

Say hi to the Spotify diversity data!

We’ve been wanting to share this for a long timeWe are very pleased to tell the world that our Diversity Data Report is finally in a place where it …

Amazon, Alibaba And Nike All Point To The Next Innovation In Retail: Personalized Physical Spaces

Last week I wrote a piece entitled, “Amazon Go Means Goodbye Status Quo.” <i></i>The piece not only heaped praise on Amazon but also highlighted how Amazon Go, over the long-run, is about far more than the mere buzzwords of “checkout-free shopping.” The thesis is that if one studies Amazon Go closely, he …

eCommerce

The 16 Best Things to Do in NYC, According to the Brothers Behind Manhattan's Hottest New Hotel Bar

In New York City, it’s all too easy to succumb to a novelty-fueled search for the next “It” restaurant, the coolest new art exhibit, the most …

Siblings

The Device That Sends Texts Without Service Just Got Better

If you’ve been keeping up with HBO’s tech world comedy <i>Silicon Valley</i>, then you’ve been introduced to a futuristic idea: a decentralized Internet that …

Silicon Valley

Nike’s new concept store feeds its neighbors’ hypebeast and dad-shoe dreams

The apparel giant heads to a famed L.A. shopping area in its latest effort to reinvent itself as a data-driven, direct-to-consumer brand.<p>Today Nike is unveiling its new concept store in the heart of one of Los Angeles’ famed shopping districts, “Nike by Melrose.” Yes, it’s on Melrose Avenue, but …

eCommerce

The Suttle Lodge

Menu<p>The Lodge<p>The lodge has 11 rooms,<br>a meeting room and a<br>little cocktail lounge<br>that we call "Skip."<p>Coming Soon<p>Lakeside Cabins Rustic Cabins<p>Coming …

Canoeing

Nike’s Brand New Outdoorsy Sneaker Is Sure to Sell Out

Just as outdoor companies are dulling down the tech factor and taking aim at lifestyle gear — think city-to-mountain — Nike is moving to meet them in …

Shoes

Nerf updates laser tag with smartphone AR

There’s nothing like a great new toy to make you mourn the ghost of bygone youth. I don’t have the opportunity to try many out at this job, but when I do, there’s an invariable pang of jealousy for kids today who have much broader access to sophisticated playthings than we did in our day.<p>Nerf Laser …

GPS Tracking

Cloud voice the next step on the digital journey

Digital and cloud-based technologies are changing almost every aspect of business and government – including the workplace. Cloud-based subscription …

Microsoft Office

Confidential Envelope (1970s)

Cart / 0 Items (£0.00)<p>£4.00<p>Amazing pink envelopes, 9x12", with some cracking type on the front. Perfect condition. With a gummed seal, but also would …

Amazing

Tops

Crew Neck

How to create a UX writing portfolio

What stands out when we’re hiring at Dropbox<p>If you’ve been doing UX writing for a few years and are ready to showcase your work, there are a few ways …

UX Design

What You Need to Know About Voice Search

<i>More than half of all searches will be voice-based by 2020. Here’s how every brand should prepare for the upcoming SEO revolution.</i><p>Voice search used …

SEO

35 Hilarious Quotes About Fatherhood From Jim Gaffigan

“Ninety percent of parenting is hiding iPads from your children.”<p>Jim Gaffigan knows the highs and lows of parenting. The comedian and author has five children with his wife, Jeannie Gaffigan.<p>Gaffigan often shares LOL-worthy anecdotes and musings about fatherhood on Twitter, in his stand-up routines …

Parenting

Voice Assistants Extending Into Businesses

Voice-assistant technology is expanding into the business environment, according to a new forecast from Futuresource Consulting.<p>With 37 million smart …

Advertising Industry

Stylist Concept — Menu

Menu explorations of a folio concept, building with my dude @Aristide Benoist

Inclusion Interviewing - Jason Wong's Blog

In setting out to create an inclusive environment, it helps to stop letting in folks who would work against that goal. I wanted to talk a bit about …

Employment

Leena AI builds HR chatbots to answer policy questions automatically

Say you have a job with a large company and you want to know how much vacation time you have left, or how to add your new baby to your healthcare. This usually involves emailing or calling HR and waiting for an answer, or it could even involve crossing multiple systems to get what you need.<p>Leena …

Chatbots

Make A Natural Language Phone Bot Like Google’s Duplex AI

After seeing how Google’s Duplex AI was able to book a table at a restaurant by fooling a human maître d’ into thinking it was human, I wondered if …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon is turning Fire tablets into Echo Shows

Slowly but surely, Amazon’s been turning its Fire tablets into Echos. It started with push to talk Alexa function. Last year, the company added a hands-free mode for the voice assistant. Now, it’s adding Show Mode, which brings the same title card UI you get on the company’s screen-enabled smart …

Smart Homes

Grace Hopper computing conference looks to bring more attention to women of color

AnitaB.org, the organization behind the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, has released its second-ever diversity report.<p>As of today, AnitaB.org employs 59 people — 27 white people, seven black people, seven Latinx people, 13 Asian people, 1 Native American person, three people …

Women of Color

Hands on with the Echo Dots Kids Edition

Earlier this year, Amazon introduced an Echo Dot for kids, with its $80 Echo Dot Kids Edition device, which comes in your choice of a red, blue, or green protective case. The idea is to market a version of Amazon’s existing Dot hardware to families by bundling it with an existing subscription …

Parenting

How language shapes our perception of reality

The many subtle differences across languages might actually change the way we experience the world.<p>Does an English speaker perceive reality differently from say, a Swahili speaker? Does language shape our thoughts and change the way we think? Maybe.<p>The idea that the words, grammar, and metaphors we …

Language

To catch up with Amazon, Google should just give away Home Minis to every American household, says analyst

By 2022, 70% of American homes are expected to have smart speakers, dominated by Amazon Echo, says Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak in a new research report on Alphabet. There will be 1.3 times as many Echos as Google Home speakers in homes by then, he predicts, giving Amazon a huge advantage …

Morgan Stanley

Soon, You Can Build Apps On The Billion-Dollar AR Platform Behind Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go creator Niantic wants to follow in the footsteps of Amazon and Google to build a lucrative business on top of the platform that powered its own product.<p>Developers who watched with envy as Pokemon Go became the fastest app in history to earn $1 billion in revenue could soon build their …

Augmented Reality

Gravy is the HQ Trivia of shopping, and it’s pretty addictive

Does this app gamify shopping or shopify gaming? Either way, it’s another inventive, engaging application of live video.<p>Putting live video streaming in the hands of anyone with a smartphone, like <i>Periscope</i> did, ushered in a new era for mobile apps. But it also quickly proved that most live video is …

eCommerce