Biometrics, Daily Updates, Flash Briefings, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Longevity Economy, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

010 – Ryan Kraudel – Biometric Sensors + Hearables

Today's episode of the podcast features, Ryan Kraudel, VP of Marketing at Valencell. Valencell manufacturers optical-based, PPG (photoplethysmogram) sensors that are designed to be integrated into a variety of wearables, consumer hearables and hearing aids. If you've ever used an Apple Watch before and noticed the blinking green light on the underside of the device,… Continue reading 010 – Ryan Kraudel – Biometric Sensors + Hearables

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

Guest Appearance – Voicebot Podcast with Andy Bellavia and Bret Kinsella: Hearables + Voice

Last week, I joined Bret Kinsella and Andy Bellavia on the Voicebot podcast to talk about hearables and why they're suddenly emerging as such an important facet of voice technology. Our conversation touched on everything from how companies are improving battery life to facilitate longer usage, to which companies are best poised to succeed in… Continue reading Guest Appearance – Voicebot Podcast with Andy Bellavia and Bret Kinsella: Hearables + Voice

Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

007 – Hunter McKinley – Apps for an AirPods-Oriented World

Today's podcast features guest Hunter McKinley, CMO of YAC (Yelling Across Cubicles). This episode explores the future that YAC is helping to build, which is geared around two major developing trends: remote work and the rise of AirPods. Our conversation begins with Hunter describing a handful of the tools that YAC has built, starting with… Continue reading 007 – Hunter McKinley – Apps for an AirPods-Oriented World

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

Podcast: Andy Bellavia – VoiceFirst Hearables Use Cases (Future Ear Daily Update 12-3-19)

Today's episode of the Future Ear Radio Podcast features Andy Bellavia of Knowles Corporation. This is the second half of our hearables discussion, and while part one was largely centered around how the stage has been set for the next decade with hearables, part two explores what types of use cases might emerge now that… Continue reading Podcast: Andy Bellavia – VoiceFirst Hearables Use Cases (Future Ear Daily Update 12-3-19)

Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, VoiceFirst

Podcast: Andy Bellavia – Hearables Ubiquity (Future Ear Daily Update 11-26-19)

For the next two episodes of the Future Ear podcast, I've brought Andy Bellavia of Knowles Corp on the show to have a nice long discussion about the state of hearables and where things are headed as we enter into the 2020's. This is a two-part episode, with the first episode being released today covering… Continue reading Podcast: Andy Bellavia – Hearables Ubiquity (Future Ear Daily Update 11-26-19)

Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Guest Appearances, Hearables, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

Guest Appearance: Inside VOICE Podcast (Future Ear Daily Update 11-18-19)

I recently spoke with Keri Roberts, the host of the Voice Summit's podcast, Inside Voice, about the burgeoning, "Aural Attention Economy." I first began writing about this new facet of the, "Attention Economy," back in February when I wrote a two-part piece for Voicebot titled, "The Cambrian Explosion of Audio Content." Since that piece, it's… Continue reading Guest Appearance: Inside VOICE Podcast (Future Ear Daily Update 11-18-19)

Biometrics, Hearables, Live-Language Translation, VoiceFirst

2018 Starts with a Bang

Editor's Note: In my initial post, I mentioned that along with the long-form assessments I've been publishing, I'd also be doing short, topical updates. This is the first of those updates. In the first week of 2018, we saw a handful of significant updates that pertain to various trends converging around ears. Here's a rundown… Continue reading 2018 Starts with a Bang

Essays, Hearables, VoiceFirst

A Journey to the Center of the Ear

The Road Starts Here If you examine the past 50 years of user interfaces in computing, what you'll see is that a new one surfaces every 10 years or so. Each of these new interfaces has been an incremental step away from hardware-based interfaces, to ones that are more software-based. From the 1970's - early… Continue reading A Journey to the Center of the Ear

Essays, Hearables

The Power of Network Effects

Think back to 2007 when the iPhone debuted. If you recall, the device itself was pretty unique - multi-touch touchscreen, completely new user interface, iconic form factor - but, the initial functionality that it provided was not all that different from what existed at that time. Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone as, "an iPod, a… Continue reading The Power of Network Effects

Essays, Hearables

Welcome to FuturEar

Hello and welcome to FuturEar! As the name insinuates, the purpose of this blog is to provide an ongoing account of the rapidly evolving audio landscape. My goal is to help make sense of all the trends that are converging toward the ear and then consider the implications of those progressions. This blog will feature… Continue reading Welcome to FuturEar