Kennedy-Mighell Report #162: High Noon at the UI Corral

On December 19, 2015, in Uncategorized, by TKMR

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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Kennedy-Mighell Report #161: Return of the Ad Blockers

On November 8, 2015, in Uncategorized, by TKMR

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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Kennedy-Mighell Report #160: The Great iPad vs. Surface Debate

On October 24, 2015, in Uncategorized, by TKMR

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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Kennedy-Mighell Report #159: And the Legal Technology Survey Says…..

On October 17, 2015, in Uncategorized, by TKMR

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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Kennedy-Mighell Report #158 – Wild About Wearables

On September 13, 2015, in Uncategorized, by TKMR

From Fitbits and Apple Watches to robotic exoskeletons, we have entered the age of wearable technology. While this development has definite implications for a lawyer’s ethical duty of technology competence, it also will change how lawyers use technology in their practices.  In this episode we discuss how we have entered the age of wearable technology, the benefits for early adopters, and how wearable technology will be changing the nature of legal practice.

Link to the episode: Wild About Wearables

Segment 1: Wild About Wearables

Segment 2:  Checking in on Our 2015 Resolutions

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  August 3, 2015
Length:  37:37
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Summer is the time many people use to read books – on the beach, on vacation or on a lazy summer weekend. Technology is changing how we all read. Is it also affecting the summer reading tradition. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, we discuss the changing nature of “reading,” talk about the many new ways of reading, and share summer reading lists and ideas. 

Link to the episode: Summer Reading for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer

Segment 1: Summer Reading for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer

Segment 2:  The Florida Bar Gets Serious about Technology

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  July 12, 2015
Length:  38:31
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Kennedy-Mighell Report #156 – Is This the Golden Age of Podcasting?

On August 2, 2015, in Uncategorized, by TKMR

The number of podcasts has exploded. Even better, the number of great podcasts has exploded and many people know know what you mean when you say “podcast.” Some experts have cautiously begun to suggest that we have entered the “Golden Age” of podcasting. In this episode, we take a look at recent developments in podcasting, whether we are in a “Golden Age,” and what that might mean for you. 

Link to the episode: Is this the Golden Age of Podcasting?

Segment 1: Is this the Golden Age of Podcasting?

Segment 2:  Where Dennis gives his first impressions of the Apple Watch

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  July 8, 2015
Length:  38:56
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There’s been a lot of attention paid to the Microsoft Surface Pro and how the combo or hybrid laptop/tablet might be an ideal combination for many lawyers. The release of Windows 10, skipping Windows 9, is impending and some have called Windows 10 the “last release” of Windows. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, we take a look Microsoft and the Windows platform, what Windows-using lawyers can expect, and what your next moves might be.

Link to the episode: From Surface Pro to Windows 10 and Beyond

Segment 1: From Surface Pro to Windows 10 and Beyond

Segment 2:  What Can Lawyers Actually do about AI?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  June 17, 2015
Length:  37:45
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Developments in Big Data, machine learning, IBM’s Watson and more have brought back the cyclical discussion of artificial intelligence and what AI might mean for lawyers. Has anything really changed, or have we just reached another round of the AI debate? In this episode, we take a look at recent discussions about AI and lawyers, try to separate myth from reality, and ponder whether AI can take over the work of lawyers.

Link to the episode: Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

Segment 1: Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

Segment 2:  An Update on Travel Technology

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  June 15, 2015
Length:  38:49
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Kennedy-Mighell Report #153: Invisible Apps

On May 23, 2015, in Uncategorized, by TKMR

“Invisible apps” represent a new approach to apps. What you use the app for is something a bit different from the actual functionality underlying the app. Sound complicated? Maybe not. The focus changes from the benefit of the app and less on what’s under the hood. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, we discuss invisible apps, how they might impact you, and whether they are the leading edge of a much more significant technology wave.

Link to the episode: Invisible Apps

Segment 1: Invisible Apps

Segment 2:  Are 5-Minute Podcasts a Thing?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  May 6, 2015
Length:  32:38
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