Solo Radio Matches Music to Your Mood

After reading your facial expressions, Solo Radio chooses music to play to match your mood. The device takes a photo of your face and then sends it to Microsoft, whose program analyzes it. Next, “Solo translates this information into a valence rating, and uses Spotify to play a track with corresponding valence ratings, therefore matching your mood.” The endearing device even changes its own expression …

Why So Many Devices Want to Talk to You

It seems like every new device wants to talk to you these days, from refrigerators to pillows to water bottles and more. Fast Company has dubbed the trend the “Talkpocalypse” and offers a few insights into why so many companies are obsessed with your ears’ attention. In addition to adding the obvious benefit of convenience, voice-control allows companies a chance at profiting from referral purchases. …