The companies which are looking to sell to them should be well aware that the sub-fractionalization of attention isn’t a good thing. In reality, this is a terrible development for advertisers and even for those pinning influencer-marketing channels. The meme fatigue and phone bored might as well turn out to be ticking time-bombs of the attention economy.

Or just that there aren’t really interesting apps our there. I mean, developers are coming up with apps that sync music (playing the background) to what you do in bed with your partner. Yup, we are in that part of the cycle. Why don’t you try out that app, after you figure out what pizza to order based on your astrological sign. I mean it is totally wrong, but aren’t all horoscopes?

Phone Bored – Om Malik

Stay Tuned,
Mr.Frost

Apple is obviously not a perfect company, and they should not only be held accountable for their mistakes and poor decisions, they should be held to the highest standards possible since, as the world’s leading tech company, what they do has an outsized effect on the entire industry and can set the tone for how all tech companies should behave. However, when criticism of Apple and its products becomes hyperbolic, raging, closed-minded, and involves stereotyping and insulting tens of millions of Apple customers, it may get more clicks, but it doesn’t improve Apple products or make Apple a better company.

AirPods and the Three Stages of Apple Criticism – ReThink Reviews – Medium

Dagli alla Mela, ovvero: un caso di scuola in tre fasi. Analisi brillante e condivisibile.

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Mr.Frost

Amazon and Google (…) say the assistants record and process audio only after users trigger them by pushing a button or uttering a phrase like “Hey, Alexa” or “O.K., Google.” But each company has filed patent applications, many of them still under consideration, that outline an array of possibilities for how devices like these could monitor more of what users say and do. That information could then be used to identify a person’s desires or interests, which could be mined for ads and product recommendations.

In one set of patent applications, Amazon describes how a “voice sniffer algorithm” could be used on an array of devices, like tablets and e-book readers, to analyze audio almost in real time when it hears words like “love,” bought” or “dislike.” A diagram included with the application illustrated how a phone call between two friends could result in one receiving an offer for the San Diego Zoo and the other seeing an ad for a Wine of the Month Club membership.

The New York Times

Ma noi possiamo continuare tranquillamente a preoccuparci di un inesistente braccialetto per identificare più agevolmente i prodotti sullo scaffale di un centro di distribuzione.

  • Hey, Alexa, quanto siamo scemi?
  • (silenzio pietoso)

Stay Tuned,
Mr.Frost