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ZTE troubles, Sony Xperia ZX2 Premium, and prepaid wisdom with Dennis Bournique of Prepaid Phone News – Mobile Tech Podcast 51

  This is episode 51 of the Mobile Tech Podcast with guest Dennis Bournique of Prepaid Phone News — brought to you by Audible. In today’s jam packed show we discuss ZTE’s big problem, Sony’s dual-camera Xperia XZ2 Premium, my time with Huawei’s P20 and P20 Pro (so far), Samsung’s Internet-less Galaxy J2 Pro, Xiaomi and Asus’ gaming phones, and everything you need to know about of prepaid handsets and operators. Get the Podcast here: Subscribe and listen via Pocket Casts Subscribe and listen on Android Subscribe and listen via Apple Podcasts RSS Show Links: Support the podcast with...

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Nick Seaver: Understanding Taste, Algorithms and Context in Music Recommender Systems – The Human Show Podcast 3

      Nick Seaver is a cultural anthropologist who works as an assistant professor at Tufts University where he also teaches in the Science, Technology, and Society program. He is a  co-chair of the American Anthropological Association’s Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing. Before that, he got his undergraduate degree in Literature at Yale University, a Masters of Science in Comparative Media Studies from MIT, and his PhD in Anthropology from UC Irvine. Amongst others he has recently been studying algorithmic music recommender systems, looking at the relationship between culture, technology and taste. Corina and Angel talk to Nick Seaver about his research with music...

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Sam Ladner: On the emotional bonds we build with Software, Hardware and each other – The Human Show Podcast 2

  Sam Ladner holds a PhD in sociology and has studied work, technology, and organisations in both academic and applied settings. She worked as a Senior UX Researcher both for Microsoft and Amazon, wrote extensively about applying ethnographic research methods in the business sector and she is currently an Adjunct Professor at Ontario College of Art and Design University. In this episode she will be talking to us about the type of functional and emotional relationships people build with software and devices from Excel to Apple to storage solutions like the Cloud. We will also talk to the changing relationship...

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Danya Glabau: From patients to users and the fears and hopes of managing ones health – The Human Show Podcast 1

          Danya Glabau is a medical anthropologist and the founder of Implosion Labs, an ethnography-driven research and consulting group focused on health and technology. She teaches as an Adjunct Instructor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and a Core Faculty member at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. She has conducted and published research on food allergies and food culture in the United States, changing business models in the pharmaceutical industry, and how virtual reality will shape future conceptions of identity and embodiment. In this episode she will be talking to us about her research...

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