Episode 49: Moto X's big night out
This week's episode marks our first cross-brand promotion! I talked about our high-tech parking story on the Marketplace Tech Report from American Public Media, which aired the same day as this new episode.
I was quite proud of that bit of synergy, and of course it means the story is just that cool. Between apps that let you pay for parking and re-up when you run out to sensors embedded in the ground that collect data about parking patterns in an entire city, parking is about to undergo a welcome revolution. I, for one, think marriages could be saved -- maybe even lives. That's no exaggeration.
Also this week, the Moto X comes out on the town with me and a girlfriend (supervising producer Allison Tom) to see if its customizations, voice recognition, and cute little camera tricks make it the right phone for a night out -- because let's be honest, selfies and party tricks are the best possible uses for smartphones at this stage in the game.
And introducing a new segment here on Always On that I think you'll enjoy: Mini Molly Rants! My target this week is Google Glass, which I really, really wanted to love, and which I now think is a danger to pedestrians, drivers, and almost all human relationships. Enjoy!