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Mike Elgan
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Note to self: Stop taking notes!

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/FfKzXC )

I talk to myself sometimes. (Don't judge me!)

Specifically, I like to capture ideas about things I'd like to remember, do or write. And I'm sure you do, too.

If I'm sitting in front of my laptop, I'll just type these notes into Google Keep. Otherwise, I use my phone. (I told you in November why Google Keep is a great way to remember everything. One great feature is that on the iPhone 6S or later, you can use 3D Touch by pressing hard on the icon and choose "New Audio Note," which enables you to capture a voice note instantly, which Keep converts to text.)

Is there an even better way to take notes? Two new products reveal the potential for combining voice and artificial intelligence to capture and format notes -- so you don't have to.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3174150/artificial-intelligence/note-to-self-stop-taking-notes.html

#senstone #clarke.ai #notetaking
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Do you remember my email newsletter, "Mike's List"?

I'm thinking of bringing back "The Silly Con Valley Report." Would you subscribe? 
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Spaces is no more.


Last year, we announced Spaces to experiment with a new approach to small group sharing. Since then, we’ve learned a lot about how people come together to share ideas and content around any topic.

As we focus our efforts, we've decided to take what we learned with Spaces, and apply it to our existing products. Unfortunately, this means that we’ll be saying goodbye to supporting Spaces. We want to thank all of the Spaces users who tried out the app and shared their feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In the coming weeks, Spaces will move into read-only mode, and on April 17, 2017 we’ll close down the app. You can learn more here: https://goo.gl/IWZuvf

Thanks again for trying Spaces. We look forward to continuing to create great ways for you to share the content that matters most to you.

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My hot sauce is done!

And it's hot. And really delicious.

I just took this:

https://plus.google.com/+MikeElgan/posts/Mxm3vKHh4Uu

And put it in the blender.

#hotsauce
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How to improve yourself with smartphone apps!

(Read my column https://goo.gl/vCDZOW )

All business and technology leaders must polish their business skills and habits. Mobile apps can help them do that in their spare time, every day.

The most successful professionals get help through mentorship, or coaching or training—and those avenues to professional self-improvement are great. But it's also great to be able to work on acquiring those skills and habits in your spare time, every day, using a free or inexpensive mobile app.

This genre of apps that coach and guide and scold and praise you into being a better version of yourself is actually powerful and useful. Here are some of the best apps I've seen that will help you acquire the abilities and attributes for continued success throughout your career.

http://www.baselinemag.com/careers/the-app-way-to-professional-self-improvement.html

#ios #android #apps #selfimprovement
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I'm making fermented hot sauce.

I put a pound of jalapeños in a jar with water, garlic, onions and three yellow carrots, topped with red-wine vinegar and salt.

This has been fermenting now for about a week, and might have another week to go before I blend it into hot sauce.

I'll keep you posted.

#hotsauce
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Why Google and Apple will rule mixed reality

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/XclDOD )

The brilliant future of mixed reality will come to us from the likes of Microsoft and Magic Leap, according to the conventional wisdom.

Microsoft has grabbed mindshare with awesome demos of its Hololens product, like its Project XRay game demo at its October 2015 Windows 10 event.

Magic Leap, which has raised more than $1 billion from investors, has dazzled YouTube users with simulated experience videos.

Other contenders in this space include ODG and Meta.

There's no question that the demos are cool and that several or all of those products will appear on the market and thrill users with a new experience that blends the real with the virtual.

But the future of mixed reality won't be dominated by Microsoft, Magic Leap, ODG or Meta, but by Google and Apple. Here's why.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3171687/virtual-reality/why-google-and-apple-will-rule-mixed-reality.html

#GoogleTango #Apple #Google #Hololens #MagicLeap
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Savory muffin has a soft-boiled egg inside

At Craftsman and Wolves in San Francisco. 
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2/17/17
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Trying sheep milk in my coffee

It's really good, actually!
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