TEH 008: Go to Amazon

In This Episode: Amazon’s Go store in Seattle is open to the public, and you can take stuff and walk out. Facebook is going to try crowd-sourcing its news bias. A startup called Cargo is making it possible for rideshare drivers to put little vending machines in their cars. Fire TV can be frustrating if you want to watch YouTube since Amazon and Google remain in a feud. Google develops an AI voice that sounds real.

This Week’s Hosts

  • Leo Notenboom, “Chief Question Answerer” at tech education site Ask Leo!
  • Gary Rosenzweig host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.
  • Kevin Savetz, web site publisher and Computer Historian at Atari Podcast.
  • Longer Bios on the Hosts page.

Show Notes

  • Amazon’s Go store: will people will try to steal from it? Amazon’s own page about the store, and a Tech Crunch article.
  • Facebook probably doesn’t want to be blamed for being biased, so they want users to “vote” on what is “quality” news. Article from The Atlantic.
  • Cargo wants to put a small vending machine in Uber/Lyft cars. Products include snacks, phone chargers, Advil, energy, and beauty products. Techcrunch reports they got a $5.5 million funding round. For snacks.
  • Google’s voice-generating AI is now indistinguishable from humans, says Quartz.
  • And Kevin’s podcast where he talks about playing Infocom text adventure games.

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