Episode 3.07 How the Computer Became Personal with Laine Nooney

In the 1970s computers went from huge, expensive and difficult to cute, affordable and fun. Our world emerges from that transformation.

NYU professor Dr. Laine Nooney studies the culture of computing – its origins and how it became both “domestic”, as it entered the home, and “personal” – as it entered our lives.

The Next Billion Gadgets – HOME

From faucets you can speak with, to lawnmowers that drive themselves – artificial intelligence was everywhere at CES 2019.

Kohler Konnect integrates with Alexa, Google Assistant and HomeKit (Siri) – “pour a litre!”
Bosch showed off an autonomous lawnmower – but is it really AI?
Meanwhile, Dr. Genevieve Bell felt the charms of Sony’s Aibo…
Neutrogena uses the smartphone to scan and create a unique face mask.