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New Directions in Trends and Tech with Nora Young and Cathi Bond



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Taming Trolls and Adult Swaddling

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:53:14 +0000

In this podcast, Nora Young talks about research suggesting pretty much any of us can be a troll, or otherwise just plain nasty online, given the right circumstances (via Technology Review). And, Cathi Bond shares this video on the trend … Continue reading


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2017-02-13.mp3?dest-id=237069




Your Own Smart Home Robotic Assistants

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:21:01 +0000

In this podcast, Cathi Bond takes a look at the story coming out of the recent CES extravaganza, and the dominant role played by Amazon Echo in building a smart home hub (see, for example, CNET's writeup. Nora Young talks … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2017-01-16.mp3?dest-id=237069




Cool, Sustainable Buildings and Uncanny Valley Update

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 14:00:17 +0000

In this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about architect Vincent Callebaut's cool, sustainable, luxury condo project. Will this be the way of the future for condos that aren't on the luxury end too? See more of Callebaut's projects here. Nora Young … Continue reading


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2017-01-01.mp3?dest-id=237069




High Cost of Fast Fashion and Cool Gift Guide

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 17:16:31 +0000

In this podcast, Nora Young talks about this Motherboard story on the environmental cost of "fast fashion". Cathi Bond picks out some of her favourite Christmas gifts from Gizmodo's gift guide for the hermit on your list. Nora's favourite is one … Continue reading


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-12-18.mp3?dest-id=237069




Building Better Chatbots and Customized Diets

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:50:46 +0000

On this podcast, Nora Young mentions research out of Carnegie Mellon into creating chatbots that can respond to humans with more emotional intelligence, picking up on our subtle social cues (via Technology Review). You might want to check out this … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-12-04.mp3?dest-id=237069




Racism in the sharing economy and smart jacket for VIP access

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:59:46 +0000

On this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about this study on racism and sexism with ride-hailing services Uber, Lyft, and Flywheel (via Jalopnik). Is this something you have experienced? Nora Young talks about the Rochambeau Bright BMBR smart jacket, which comes … Continue reading


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-11-21.mp3?dest-id=237069




AI learns from Google Books, and TubeChat combats loneliness

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:46:02 +0000

This time around, Cathi Bond talks about a Google AI project. The AI was trained on 11,000 genre fiction novels in order to chat more naturally. Cool, but the hitch is that some authors are ticked off that their fiction … Continue reading


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-10-24.mp3?dest-id=237069




Food Trends: Robotic Pizza and Reputation Economy for Diners

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:58:56 +0000

On this podcast, Nora Young talks about Seven Rooms (via Fortune), an online reservation service that also stores data about diners and club-goers. Is the reputation economy coming to the hospitality sector? It reminds Nora a bit of Super Sad … Continue reading


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-10-11.mp3?dest-id=237069




The Future of Skyscrapers and New Tool for Managing Info Overload

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:44:22 +0000

On this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about recent awards for futuristic skyscraper concepts, handed out by Evolo architecture magazine. The winning design was, literally, a "hole in the ground" but other designs include The Hive, a drone-docking tower, and a … Continue reading


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Mobile Payments for Unbanked People and High End Grow Your OwnNo RX Motilium Online Internet DrugstoreThe SnifferTaming Trolls and Adult Swaddling

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:53:14 +0000

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:01:47 +0000Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:01:47 +0000

New Directions in Trends and Tech with Nora Young and Cathi Bond New Directions in Trends and Tech with Nora Young and Cathi Bond In this podcast, Nora Young talks about research suggesting pretty much any of us can be a troll, or otherwise just plain nasty online, given the right circumstances (via Technology Review). And, Cathi Bond shares this video on the trend … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2017-02-13.mp3?dest-id=237069




Your Own Smart Home Robotic Assistants

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:21:01 +0000

In this podcast, Cathi Bond takes a look at the story coming out of the recent CES extravaganza, and the dominant role played by Amazon Echo in building a smart home hub (see, for example, CNET's writeup. Nora Young talks … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2017-01-16.mp3?dest-id=237069




Cool, Sustainable Buildings and Uncanny Valley Update

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 14:00:17 +0000

In this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about architect Vincent Callebaut's cool, sustainable, luxury condo project. Will this be the way of the future for condos that aren't on the luxury end too? See more of Callebaut's projects here. Nora Young … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2017-01-01.mp3?dest-id=237069




High Cost of Fast Fashion and Cool Gift Guide

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 17:16:31 +0000

In this podcast, Nora Young talks about this Motherboard story on the environmental cost of "fast fashion". Cathi Bond picks out some of her favourite Christmas gifts from Gizmodo's gift guide for the hermit on your list. Nora's favourite is one … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-12-18.mp3?dest-id=237069




Building Better Chatbots and Customized Diets

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:50:46 +0000

On this podcast, Nora Young mentions research out of Carnegie Mellon into creating chatbots that can respond to humans with more emotional intelligence, picking up on our subtle social cues (via Technology Review). You might want to check out this … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-12-04.mp3?dest-id=237069




Racism in the sharing economy and smart jacket for VIP access

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:59:46 +0000

On this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about this study on racism and sexism with ride-hailing services Uber, Lyft, and Flywheel (via Jalopnik). Is this something you have experienced? Nora Young talks about the Rochambeau Bright BMBR smart jacket, which comes … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-11-21.mp3?dest-id=237069




AI learns from Google Books, and TubeChat combats loneliness

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:46:02 +0000

This time around, Cathi Bond talks about a Google AI project. The AI was trained on 11,000 genre fiction novels in order to chat more naturally. Cool, but the hitch is that some authors are ticked off that their fiction … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-10-24.mp3?dest-id=237069




Food Trends: Robotic Pizza and Reputation Economy for Diners

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:58:56 +0000

On this podcast, Nora Young talks about Seven Rooms (via Fortune), an online reservation service that also stores data about diners and club-goers. Is the reputation economy coming to the hospitality sector? It reminds Nora a bit of Super Sad … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-10-11.mp3?dest-id=237069




The Future of Skyscrapers and New Tool for Managing Info Overload

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:44:22 +0000

On this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about recent awards for futuristic skyscraper concepts, handed out by Evolo architecture magazine. The winning design was, literally, a "hole in the ground" but other designs include The Hive, a drone-docking tower, and a … Continue reading


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesniffer/sni-2016-09-26.mp3