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

Podcast: Bradley Metrock – Project Voice (Future Ear Daily Update 12-5-19)

Today's episode of the Future Ear Podcast features Bradley Metrock, CEO of Score Publishing and the head of the VoiceFirst Event circuit. In January, Bradley and his team will be holding the capstone of their conference circuit, Project Voice, where more than 3,000 voice enthusiasts from 20 different countries will gather in Chattanooga, TN to… Continue reading Podcast: Bradley Metrock – Project Voice (Future Ear Daily Update 12-5-19)

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)

Alexa, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

Podcast: Katherine Prescott – Multimodal Use Cases (Future Ear Daily Update 11-21-19)

Last post, I announced the launch of the Future Ear podcast, with the first episode featuring Katherine Prescott, founder and editor of Voicebrew. During our initial discussion, we spoke about the booming smart display market and how these multimodal smart speakers are setting the stage for a whole new host of use cases for our… Continue reading Podcast: Katherine Prescott – Multimodal Use Cases (Future Ear Daily Update 11-21-19)

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