Alexa, Daily Updates, Essays, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy, VoiceFirst

Alexa + Hearing Aids (Future Ear Daily Update 11-8-19)

One of the core themes of Future Ear has revolved around the idea of an impending marriage between voice assistants and hearing aids (and all hearables). This marriage of the two technologies became feasible five years ago with the introduction of Bluetooth hearing aids, enabling the ability to wirelessly tether one's ears to the internet.… Continue reading Alexa + Hearing Aids (Future Ear Daily Update 11-8-19)

Alexa, Aural Attention Economy, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Siri, Uncategorized, VoiceFirst

Upcoming Webinar On AudiologyOnline (Future Ear Daily Update 10-30-19)

This Friday, I will be presenting a 60 minute webinar titled, "The Technological Evolution of Today's Hearing Aids," on the continuing education site, AudiologyOnline. While it's a presentation intended for hearing care professionals, it's free to sign up for and can be attended by anyone. This presentation will ultimately be a culmination of everything I've… Continue reading Upcoming Webinar On AudiologyOnline (Future Ear Daily Update 10-30-19)

Alexa, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, VoiceFirst

Alexa Bill Pay (Future Ear Daily Update 10-29-19)

When I'm discussing the topic of voice technology and #VoiceFirst with someone who's just learning about this new paradigm, I try to really hammer home the message that while voice assistants are essentially in their infant stage, they're progressing rapidly as each development accrues and snowballs. On Sunday, at the fintech and financial services trade… Continue reading Alexa Bill Pay (Future Ear Daily Update 10-29-19)

Alexa, Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Siri, VoiceFirst

AirPods Pro & Google + Fitbit (Future Ear Daily Update 10-28-19)

This morning, as I was writing today's update around Alexa Bill Pay, news broke about Apple releasing a new pair of AirPods - AirPods Pro - and that Google is in talks to buy Fitbit. So, I'm pivoting here and will publish the Alexa Bill Pay update tomorrow, as I feel I need to cover… Continue reading AirPods Pro & Google + Fitbit (Future Ear Daily Update 10-28-19)

Alexa, Flash Briefings, Google Assistant, Guest Appearances, Hearing Healthcare, VoiceFirst

Guest Appearance: #AllThingsAuD (Future Ear Daily Update 10-25-19)

Yesterday, I joined Dr. Natalie Phillips and Dr. Hannah Galloway for their weekly Facebook Live show, All Things AuD. The show is designed to share all kinds of information that is relevant to audiologists and hearing care patients. Each week they bring on a guest and they asked me to come on and speak about… Continue reading Guest Appearance: #AllThingsAuD (Future Ear Daily Update 10-25-19)

Alexa, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables

Amazon Care + Health Navigator (Future Ear Daily Update 10-24-19)

Yesterday, CNBC reporter, Christina Farr, reported that Amazon has purchased digital health startup, Health Navigator. As Christina notes, this group will be joining the Amazon Care group that Amazon formed and launched last month. For today's update, I thought it would make sense to write about this acquisition and how it relates to the broader… Continue reading Amazon Care + Health Navigator (Future Ear Daily Update 10-24-19)

Alexa, Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, VoiceFirst

Spotify’s Google Mini Giveaway (Future Ear Daily Update 10-23-19)

Yesterday, Spotify announced a promotion for new or existing premium subscribers, where Spotify will send each subscriber a Google Home Mini, simply by linking their Spotify and Google accounts. In a matter of a few clicks, Spotify subscribers can login, choose one of the four Google Home Mini, and within about 10 days receive their… Continue reading Spotify’s Google Mini Giveaway (Future Ear Daily Update 10-23-19)

Alexa, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Guest Appearances, Hearables, Podcasts, Siri, VoiceFirst

Guest Appearance: Beetle Moment Podcast with Emily Binder & Katherine Prescott (Future Ear Daily Update 10-17-19)

I recently joined Emily Binder and Katherine Prescott on Emily's Beetle Moment Marketing podcast where we discussed a few different topics pertaining to voice assistants. Katherine and Emily quickly became two of my favorite people to follow in the voice space after I had the chance to meet them both at the Voice Summit and… Continue reading Guest Appearance: Beetle Moment Podcast with Emily Binder & Katherine Prescott (Future Ear Daily Update 10-17-19)

Alexa, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Hearables, VoiceFirst

Google Pixel Buds 2.0 (Future Ear Daily Update 10-16-19)

Yesterday, Google revealed an overhauled, version 2 of Pixel Buds at its Pixel event. The new Pixel Buds are small, circle-shaped, truly wireless earbuds with silicon tips designed with a fin-like extension to help secure the buds into the ear and help seal out sound. While there will be some occlusion from the outside sound,… Continue reading Google Pixel Buds 2.0 (Future Ear Daily Update 10-16-19)

Alexa, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio

Amazon Primitives (Future Ear Daily Update 10-14-19)

One of the best all-time pieces I've read on Amazon and the root of its decision making as a company, is Ben Thompson's, "The Amazon Tax." Thompson writes one of the most prolific newsletters, Stratechery, which covers the business and strategy side of technology and media through daily updates. Stratechery has been a big source… Continue reading Amazon Primitives (Future Ear Daily Update 10-14-19)