Artificial Intelligence Test: My experiment with AI scheduling

Artificial intelligence technology is EXPLODING! I read articles every day about how computers can “think” more and more. They can analyze your photos, interpret your conversations, learn from your habits, predict your needs and much more. It’s creepy, yes. But it’s helpful. And, like it or not, it’s coming. Fast. This week I put an AI provider through a number …

Crystal Knows: Communicate better with personality insights

Update to my Update… Seconds ago, I finally heard back from Crystal. We’re not being sold or going out of business. We’ve been heads down trying to improve the product. Right now, the free plan is now geared towards improving internal communication (people you know and work with) and helping people learn the DISC framework. The paid offering (Expert) is …

The Eyes Have It: Vision Tools

I remember getting my first pair of glasses. Going to the eye doctor was a big deal. Picking out the frames was a big deal. Waiting for the glasses took forever and was a big deal. Every step took time, money and expertise. It’s hard for me to believe that this sacred ritual could disappear because of technology. Here are …

Playing with Makeup Genius from L’Oreal

This week I tested a bunch of apps from major brands, which meant a return to Makeup Genius. I downloaded this app from L’Oreal when it first came out. The idea is pretty cool. The app scans your face, then it applies virtual makeup through the viewfinder with augmented reality. Oh my gosh was it horrible. The makeup didn’t really …

Slidebean: Online presentation software

We’re seeing plenty of presentation tools pop up these days that offer easy, innovative alternatives to the traditional PowerPoint or the (dizzying) Prezi. In about 15 minutes, I was able to create this cool top ten list on Slidebean. Although I’m not sure I’d rely on a web-based tool in my sessions because wifi can be unpredictable, I do love …