In the past year, virtual reality has taken the tech world by storm. New virtual reality devices stole the show at the recent Consumer Electronic Show. While the focus has definitely been on gaming to this point, are there implications for lawyers, especially forward-thinking lawyers. In this episode, we discuss virtual reality in 2016, its likely future and potential, and whether VR glasses will find their way into a lawyer’s tech toolbox.

Link to the episode: Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom

Segment 1: Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom

Segment 2:  Our Best Tips for using Public Wifi

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  March 21, 2016
Length:  36:20
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Are we seeing the appearance of a new “killer app”? The collaboration tool called Slack is sweeping small business and external collaboration teams. Any see it as an alternative to email, correcting some of the things we hate most about email. Is Slack in your future?  In this episode, we discuss the rise of Slack, how Slack might be used by your teams, and what you might want to know about Slack.

Link to the episode: Taking Up Slack

Segment 1: Taking Up Slack

Segment 2:  Apple vs. the FBI on Privacy, and Practical Encryption

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  February 22, 2016
Length:  41:39
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Increasingly, we live in at least two separate technology worlds – one for work and one for home. For most people, there can be quite a difference between the two world. How do you bridge the gap and can you do that better? In this episode, we discuss managing multiple tech personalities, how to bridge the gap (or not), ways to make your tech a little more sane.

Link to the episode: Home Tech vs. Work Tech – Managing the Intersection

Segment 1: Home Tech vs. Work Tech – Managing the Intersection

Segment 2:  What is Twitter Doing with its Secret Algorithm?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  February 7, 2016
Length:  33:09
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Often, it’s the simplest things that you can do with technology that help you the most. Even better, simple modifications to these simple features can help you even more. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, we discuss the new world of reminders and notifications, how you can take control of them, and the benefits you can gain.

Link to the episode: Are Your Notifications and Reminders Overkill?

Segment 1: Are Your Notifications and Reminders Overkill?

Segment 2:  The Dilemma of the “Immediate Update”

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  January 26, 2016
Length:  38:02
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Nearly everyone starts the new year with at least a few resolutions. Some are predictable, falling into the usual categories. However, improving your technology can be a great new area for resolutions. In this we discuss technology resolutions, how you might best make resolutions, and share their own 2016 tech resolutions.

Link to the episode: Dennis & Tom’s 2016 Technology Resolutions

Segment 1: Dennis & Tom’s 2016 Technology Resolutions
Dennis’s Resolutions
  • Vision: Mind-Mapping and Idea Generation
  • Pruning: Trying Scrivener for teaching class
  • Transition: Learning Slack

Tom’s Resolutions

  • Content and Engagement – Reinventing the Blog and Balancing Online Engagement
  • Getting my photos organized with Google Photos
  • Learning Something New: Also Slack

Segment 2:  Our Favorite Kennedy-Mighell Report Repeats

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  January 12, 2016
Length:  37:40
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It’s amazing how many of your greatest technology aggravations can be resolved with a simple and timely tip. In this episode, we offer you our favorite new technology tips from 2015, include tips from a variety of categories, and give you tips for learning even more tips.

Link to the episode: Our Top Legal Technology Tips of 2015

Segment 1: Our Top Legal Technology Tips of 2015
Dennis’s Tips

Tom’s Tips

Segment 2:  Where do We Find Our Best Tips?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  November 9, 2015
Length:  36:33
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The work of lawyers evolved from writing with pens on legal pads to typing on computer keyboards. Today, styli, touch, voice and other keyboard alternatives are changing the way we work with our computers, tablets and phones. Might we not have to be typists anymore? In this episode, we discuss keyboards, styli and other input methods, whether we might be seeing the beginning of the end of the keyboard era, and how our interactions with our devices might be changing.

Link to the episode: High Noon at the UI Corral

Segment 1: High Noon at the UI Corral

Segment 2:  Streaming Media Devices

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  November 9, 2015
Length:  36:33
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On the Internet, content may be king, but monetization through advertising runs a close second. Today’s ads seem more aggressive, intrusive and annoying than ever. Recently, we’ve seen a return to a category of tools long known as ad blockers. What are the implications of ad blockers and will they change our Internet experience? In this episode, we discuss the return of ad-blocking technology, the conditions have led to a renewal in interest in ad blockers, and whether there might be ad blockers in your future.

Link to the episode: Return of the Ad Blockers

Segment 1: Return of the Ad Blockers

Segment 2:  Tom’s First Impressions of the Surface Book

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  October 31, 2015
Length:  38:39
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Apple recently announced the new and larger iPad Pro. Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4 is about to be released soon. Is this a new battleground for Apple and Microsoft? Which of these devices makes sense for you? In this episode, we take a look at these new devices, leverage Tom’s expertise on both platforms, and help listeners determine what choice might make the most sense.

Link to the episode: The Great iPad vs. Surface Debate

Segment 1: The Great iPad vs. Surface Debate

Segment 2:  Tom Gives Dennis Advice on a New Laptop

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  September 18, 2015
Length:  38:06
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The ILTA – Inside Legal and ABA tech survey results are out for 2015. These surveys show us where the legal profession is at in legal tech and what is important. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, we discuss key results from these important legal tech survey, highlight the most interesting trends, and discuss ways that lawyers can use these results to inform and tailor their technology plans for the coming year.

Link to the episode: And the Legal Technology Survey Says…

Segment 1: And the Legal Technology Survey Says…

Segment 2:  Our Initial Thoughts on the Amazon Echo

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  September 8, 2015
Length:  38:32
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