Episode 154

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On this week’s episode of The Voicemail, James and Stefan talk about where they want to take the show in the new year and what they’re looking forward to seeing in 2016.

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[Episode 154, 34 minutes and 37 seconds, 23.8 MB]

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Episode 154

2 thoughts on “Episode 154

  1. rcadden says:

    Interested in the new show format.

    If I’m honest, I rather enjoyed earlier episodes with less cursing, but that’s a personal preference.

    I think it could be interesting, as well, for you two to take on a similar project/challenge. It could either be its own episode (maybe for the slow seasons) or a multi-episode series. Force yourselves to do something or use your phone in a way that you wouldn’t normally, or in a new way. I dunno.

    Also, not that you asked, but my “wish list” item for 2016 is more proactive intelligence from our phones. There’ve been attempts at this through the years, but all three platforms have some sort of “intelligent” assistant. They all, however, are passive. They sit there quietly until you ask them to do something. I’m longing for more intelligence, possibly using more sensors.

    A simple example is Motorola’s Moto Actions – when it senses that I’m driving (or moving fast enough to likely be driving), it switches on “driving mode”, which automatically reads incoming messages out to me with a prompt for responding. That’s pretty basic, I’d love to see more.

    If it was below freezing last night, maybe it adjusts my alarm to 15 minutes earlier to allow me time to defrost my windshield. If there’s rain on my route home, it alerts me that I should leave work a little early (or text my wife that I’ll be home a bit later than normal).

    The sky’s the limit, but our phones can and should be doing more things automatically at this point.

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