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#1: Wardrobe Philosophy

April 27th, 2017 · 59 minutes

This week's panel discusses the Amazon Echo Look and the future of online retail, our value as consumers when companies resell our data, and what went wrong with that Internet-connected juice dispenser.

Guest Starring: Lisa Schmeiser and Serenity Caldwell


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Amazon Echo Look: Hands-Free Camera and Style Assistant

Amazon's new Echo Look can take full-length photos (and even 160-degree video) of your outfit. Alexa can make recommendations based on your daily look and store a log of past outfits for you to reference in the future.

Echo Look Amazon Alexa Closet Styling Tool - Refinery29

Alexandra Ilyashov on the new Amazon Echo Look, Amazon's move in fashion and the security and privacy implications of putting a camera in the bedroom.

Josie and the Pussycats (2001) - IMDb
The Great Retail Apocalypse of 2017 - The Atlantic

Shops and malls are closing down, but Amazon isn't the only place to lay blame.

Clueless (1995) - IMDb
People are freaked out that Unroll.me sold email data to Uber - Business Insider

The email decluttering service is scraping user's Inboxes for data valuable to companies like Uber. Unroll.me has seen an incredible backlash, despite their Terms of Service outlining the practice.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Wikipedia

Yes, this did come up while talking about free online services.

Amazon Forms Team to Focus on Driverless Technology - WSJ

Amazon has a dozen or so employees looking at what others are doing with driverless-vehicle tech, but doesn't have plans to build a fleet of self-driving vehicles, sources say.

Amazon Forms Team to Focus on Driverless Technology - Campfire

Currently, Amazon is dependent on others to deliver packages to its millions of customers, but autonomous vehicles could change that in the future.

Silicon Valley’s $400 Juicer May Be Feeling the Squeeze - Bloomberg

Juicero's beautiful — and expensive — machine for squeezing the company's custom bags of fruits and vegetables into juice can be replaced with a pair of human hands.

A Note from Juicero’s New CEO - Medium

Jeff Dunn is looking to help solve America's nutrition and obesity challenges ... with a $400 machine with custom juice packs.

Lisa Schmeiser (@lschmeiser) - Twitter
So What, Who Cares? - Newsletter by Lisa Schmeiser
Serenity Caldwell (@settern) - Twitter
Ren Caldwell (@settern) - Instagram