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Journalist Mike Elgan interviews technology visionaries about their specialties, and also food. The FATcast is audio-only (mp3) and published weekly.
||CleanGoogle's Predictive Internet Is Already Here!||Google is making the online world faster and easier by predicting what you’ll do, then doing it for you! Plus: Mike’s List and more. https://ia801500.us.archive.org/10/items/fastcast24/fastcast24.mp3||20 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Real Stuff Is Making a Comeback||Now that everything’s digital, connected, automated and efficient, what are we missing from the analog world? My guest today wrote a book called “The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter.” Here’s my conversation with||14 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Gadget Turns Any Glasses Into Smart Glasses||Dylan Rose is kickstarting a new kind of wearable. It’s a virtual assistant appliance called Kai that clips onto any glasses and transmits audio through bone conduction. It’s a brilliant concept, but here’s the best part: Dylan is still||7 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrickets, Algae and Lab-Grown Burgers. It's What's for Dinner!||In the future, will we all eat crickets, algae and burgers grown in a lab? I asked the founder of Studio Industries at the recent reThinkFood conference in Napa, California. Later in the podcast, I’ll take you inside a San Francisco startup inventi||8 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Bot Orders, Pays for Lunch (So You Don’t Have To)||Grabbing a quick lunch at a busy restaurant puts you at the mercy of ordering and payment processes from the Spanish inquisition. Now, a startup called Allset is using technology to get you in and out in 30 minutes. Here’s my conversation with All||1 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPizza Delivered In Five Minutes, Thanks to A.I. and Robots!||Silicon Valley’s Zume Pizza can deliver in five minutes because artificial intelligence predicts your order, robots make the pizza and automated ovens inside the truck bake it just before delivery. Here’s my conversation with Zume co-founder||25 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's In Your Food? No, I Mean What's REALLY In There?||Sam Slover’s “Sage Project” is connecting people with better information about food. Sam and his colleagues are building a giant database of ingredients and augmenting it with health information, personalization and killer design. Here&||4 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Garden Robot Will Pay For Itself In One Year||The Open Source FarmBot does it all, from planting seeds to watering to monitoring the soil to snuffing out weeds without pesticides. Best of all, the FarmBot enables people to grow fresh, organic agriculture in a way that’s environmentally friendl||29 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's Your Data. So Why Don't You Control Who Gets It?||Your data is precious. So why are you just giving it away? The reason is that nobody is helping you control it. But all that may be about to change. This week I’m talking to Julian Ranger, the founder and executive chairman of Digi me. What Digi Me||14 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's Time to Disrupt Your Dinner||Food sucks. Let’s change it. So much of our food is unhealthy. People feel like they don’t have time to cook, let alone learn to cook. And nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is wasted. Solutions abound. And these incl||23 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|