• The Best of Everything

    The Best of Everything

    So many people have written great posts or tweets about Tom Petty and their favorite Tom Petty moments. I’ve loved reading how Tom Petty moved them or was a part of their life. Thought it might feel good to share a few of my own. I’ve never not appreciated Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ role…

  • Announcing Tasted!

    Regan Burns Cafiso, our Head of Content Strategy, doing a demo of Tasted I wanted to give a bit of an update on a product I’ve been working on for the last year. Today, our company Pylon ai is launching a new conversational media brand called Tasted. Tasted wants to be your cooking companion that helps…

  • Getting Alexa Voice Service working on Matrix Creator and Raspberry Pi 3

    The key is following the instructions below if you want to get something up quick with Alexa and the Creator. Do not follow the Matrix CLI/OS instructions then try to follow the Alexa AVS Sample below unless you really know what you are doing here. The CLI/OS instruction videos are great, but putting you in a more…

  • Why AI Might Fear Us

    Illustration by Renan Cakirerk I chuckle every time I see an article on AI article saying “We may be on the verge of creating a new life form, one that could mark not only an evolutionary breakthrough, but a potential threat to our survival as a species!” Not because it’s not possible that we would create…

  • the tiniest of ideas

    I watched Nick Cave’s biopic “20,000 Days on Earth” this weekend. The subplot that holds this documentary together is the creative process and what drives Cave to still create songs into his 50’s. The final scene’s soliloquy struck me as the best advice you could give a an entrepreneur or artist who is wavering on…

  • You Forgot It In People

    Record Store Day reminded me that buying music is more fun with people involved. Broken Social Scene’s “You Forgot It In People”album whose title I lifted for this post. It’s been a little over a week since the music geek holiday of Record Store Day has passed. For those who don’t know, this holiday consists of…

  • Let’s retire RSS when they retire Google Reader

    Originally published on Pandodaily on April 29, 2013 It’s been over a month since Google announced it would shut down Reader on July 1. Over that time, I’ve come to realize how unnecessary and outdated RSS and RSS readers are today. Like a Palm Pilot, this 90’s technology is no longer the most effective way…

  • The Google Fiber competitive plan for everyone else

    Originally published on Pandodaily on April 22, 2013 Google is dropping so many futuristic products that industry pundits like Jason Calacanis (and many others) are breathlessly declaring that “Google wins everything” with all these fiber cities, self-driving cars, and Internet-enabled glasses initiatives rolling out lately. Out of all these efforts, however, the Google Fiber initiative…

  • Trending: The Touch Era of Acquisitions Begins

    Originally published on Pandodaily on July 22, 2012 Does anyone else find it interesting that two of our most engineering-centric technology companies just bought an email client and a news reader last week? I mean, aren’t Google and Facebook just stuffed with engineers who could jam these products out in their sleep? Don’t get me…