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Episode 24: I Unplugged Myself

We live in a face-down generation where everyone seems to be addicted to their phones. I tested myself to see how I would manage without my smartphone on a three-day vacation. How did I fare?

Click here to read my blog post from March 2012 "Meet Tim", mentioned in this week's podcast episode.

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Episode 23: Is Seven Really the Lucky Number?

"The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two" is a psychology paper by George Miller published in 1956. It contends that the human brain can only store up to seven chunks of information at a time. Therefore, says the theory, all information design must be based on this rule. Fact or fiction?

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Episode 22: Bio Hacking

There are times that you really want technology to step in and improve your life. Bio-Hacking isn’t something new. In fact, augmenting the body with technology has been around for centuries: Captain Hook’s hook, for example, or prosthetic limbs, eyeglasses, and pacemakers. But would I implant a chip into my body for something other than medical reasons?

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Episode 21: Look Who's Talking

What's next in text-to-speech?

In December 2017, Google presented a paper that showed a new technological advance in text-to-speech. Until now, Google says, pre-recorded words stitched together doesn’t do the trick. The computerized voice comes off sounding fake. No kidding. The new approach that Google took resulted in Tacotron 2 - a new method of parsing text to speech that can replicate many of the nuances of human speech.

Samples of Google's Tacitron 2: https://google.github.io/tacotron/publications/tacotron2/index.html

Online text-to-speech resources used in this episode:
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