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Smart Tech Today explains the exciting, dynamic, and sometimes-confusing subject that is the Internet of Things. Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli guide you through smart switches, lights, thermostats, speakers, and other connected tech. Every week, learn how to make the most of your smart tech.

New episodes recorded every Thursday at 4:30 pm Eastern / 1:30 pm Pacific / 21:30 UTC

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Smart Tech Today explains the exciting, dynamic, and sometimes-confusing subject that is the Internet of Things. Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli guide you through smart switches, lights, thermostats, speakers, and other connected tech. Every week, learn how to make the most of your smart tech.

New episodes recorded every Thursday at 4:30 pm Eastern / 1:30 pm Pacific / 21:30 UTC

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    Conversations With Amazon's Alexa - Conversation Mode, Amazon Smart Switches, Instagram 'Rage Shake'

    Conversations With Amazon's Alexa - Conversation Mode, Amazon Smart Switches, Instagram 'Rage Shake'

    Amazon has begun to roll out a new, smarter "Conversation Mode" to Echo Show 10 devices that helps Alexa take visual and audio cues from nearby users. The company has also introduced four new smart switches that work with Alexa. Instagram has a new bug-reporting feature called "Rage Shake" that lets you shake your phone to report a bug.

    Amazon starts rolling out Alexa's Conversation Mode on Echo Show 10
    Some Echo speakers can now detect people
    What should you eat? Thanks to this Amazon employee, Alexa can help
    Amazon has four new smart switches
    Zipline starts first commercial US drone deliveries with Walmart partnership in Arkansas
    Starbucks Has Launched a Cafe in NYC That Uses Amazon's Cashierless Payment System
    FCC votes to let people text '988' to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline starting in July
    Instagram Has Announced a New Feature Called 'Rage Shake'
    Ring doorbells will be able to greet people with holiday cheer
    Upcoming smart home products wirelessly charge without cable or pad


    Picks of the week

    Dan: Level Bolt
    Mikah: Google Pixel Buds A-Series

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Dan Moren

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Sleeping Better With Smart Devices - Google Nest Hub, Lenovo Smart Clock, Ikea Curtains

    Sleeping Better With Smart Devices - Google Nest Hub, Lenovo Smart Clock, Ikea Curtains

    Google releases an update for its Nest Hub that adds more sleep tracking metrics, Flo Ion reviews the new Lenovo Smart Clock, and Ikea makes some sound-dampening curtains to block out noise from your roommates and pets.

    Google's Nest Hub gets more sleep tracking features
    Author Clock' Tells Time Using Book Quotes That Mention the Time of Day
    Stack Overflow's Copy / Paste Keyboard Is No Joke
    I Love This Smart Alarm Clock
    Ikea Made Sound-Absorbing Curtains to Broker Peace Between Noisy Roommates
    The Playdate Handheld Console Is Delayed Until 2022
    Steam Deck Launch Delayed as Valve Succumbs to the Chip Crunch
    Qualcomm's Snapdragon Spaces try to make it easier to get apps ready for augmented reality
    Qualcomm's new AR 'Smart Viewer' lets you pin virtual screens to your walls
    Lenovo ThinkReality A3 based on Qualcomm's reference design
    Controller for HomeKit adds new maintenance features for HomeKit troubleshooting
    Review: Apple's polishing cloth is the new gold standard for device cleaning
    Netatmo announces HomeKit compatible CO detector
    Amazon launches a $70 air quality monitor for Alexa
    Tempo's New Smart Home Gym Is Actually Affordable
    Peloton Made a Camera That'll Guide You While You Lift Weights
    Fitbit's new feature might tell you not to go to the gym after all
    Withings reveals a new hybrid ScanWatch with medical tracking, 30-day battery
    All I want from my smartwatch is to give me a break


    Picks of the week

    Matthew: AirPods Beanies
    Mikah: Lovebox

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Facebook's Robots Are Beginning To Feel - Tactile Robots, Driverless Taxis, Smart Oven Turkey Mode

    Facebook's Robots Are Beginning To Feel - Tactile Robots, Driverless Taxis, Smart Oven Turkey Mode

    Facebook's AI research team is improving upon technologies that let robots "feel," GM's Cruise embarks on its first completely driverless ride in San Francisco, and GE releases a "Turkey Mode" software update for its smart cooking appliances.

    Microsoft's Mesh for Teams brings mixed reality to work
    Facebook is enabling a new generation of touchy-feely robots
    Miso Robotics made its Flippy kitchen robot faster and even more autonomous
    University of Adelaide built a robot spider to scan Australia's Naracoorte Caves
    Leak suggests a Sonos Voice Assistant launch is imminent
    Cruise launches driverless robotaxi service in San Francisco
    Apple Wants iPhones to Detect Car Crashes, Auto-Dial 911
    Cooperative Perception' Could Help Autonomous Vehicles See Pedestrians Around Corners
    Arlo's latest LTE camera is cheaper and captures 1080p footage
    Traeger now ships full barbecue meals for you to cook on its smart grills
    Gobble, gobble: GE Appliances wants you to trust its smart oven to cook the perfect turkey


    Picks of the week

    Jason: Google One users in 4 countries can get a free 2nd-gen Nest Hub by upgrading to 2TB annual plan
    Mikah: LED Strip Light Connector Kit

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Moving to Facebook's Meta-verse - Facebook's Connect Event, Wyze's new smart home products, more

    Moving to Facebook's Meta-verse - Facebook's Connect Event, Wyze's new smart home products, more

    Delving into the Facebook Connect event and the announcement of Facebook's new name, detailing Wyze's new smart home products, and more.

    Facebook just revealed its new name: Meta
    Meta (Facebook) is retiring the Oculus brand
    Facebook says it doesn't want to own the metaverse, just jumpstart it
    Facebook teases 'Project Cambria' high-end VR / AR headset
    Active Pack accessories prepare your Oculus Quest 2 for sweaty VR workouts
    Facebook is adding a mixed reality platform to Oculus Quest
    Slack and Dropbox are coming to Oculus Quest
    Wyze announces several new products in honor of its 4th birthday
    Tesla's Sentry Mode now offers drivers a live view of their car
    Mercedes-Benz cars are getting Dolby Atmos in 2022
    Mercedes' electric delivery van concept cleans the surrounding air
    Get Your Own Ghostbusters Proton Pack
    Canon's PowerShot PX Looks Like a Security Camera but Captures Precious Moments Instead of Crooks
    Raspberry Pi packs more power into its $15 Zero 2 W board
    McDonald's will sell McD Tech Labs to IBM
    Android 12 is so last week: Meet Android 12L, now in developer preview
    Picks of the week

    Matthew: Ember mug
    Mikah: The Spice House spices, blends, and extracts

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    The Smart Home Transition - Dan Moren's New Smart Home Setup, Wyze Video Doorbell Pro, and More

    The Smart Home Transition - Dan Moren's New Smart Home Setup, Wyze Video Doorbell Pro, and More

    Dan Moren's New Smart Home Setup, Wyze Video Doorbell Pro, and More

    Wyze's new Video Doorbell Pro costs $65 and promises six months of battery life
    Google Is Getting Everyone Ready for the Future of Smart Home Gadgets
    Ikea's Bluetooth speaker with Spotify Tap is also a lamp
    Apple's HomePod Mini gets three new color options
    Roku Is Losing YouTube As War With Google Rages On
    You Can Now Buy a Couch Stuffed With Surround Sound Speakers So They Remain Out of Sight
    The $499 HTC Vive Flow is VR for people who don't like VR
    Anker announces Soundcore's first audio glasses, priced at $200
    Razer's smart RGB face mask is now available for $100
    Your iPhone Has Secret Codes
    Raspberry Pi announces first-ever price increase due to component shortages


    Dan's Smart Home:

    Lutron Caséta
    Philips Hue Bulbs
    HomeKit Scenes
    Logitech Harmony Remote
    Sonos
    HomePod mini


    Picks of the week

    Dan: Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1600
    Mikah: Beautyrest Sleeptracker Monitor

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Dan Moren

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Alexa Prints Sticky Notes - AirPods health tracking, Waze & Headspace, Smart Sticky Note Printer

    Alexa Prints Sticky Notes - AirPods health tracking, Waze & Headspace, Smart Sticky Note Printer

    Apple Watch Series 7 Review: Bigger Screen, Same Short Battery Life
    Apple Studying Potential of AirPods as Health Devic
    Apple extends repair program for crackling AirPods Pro buds for one more year
    Dude, where's my car? AirTag responsible for tracking down stolen Subaru
    Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin finally gets AirPlay 2 in 4th-gen
    TP-Link HomeKit smart plug finally on sale, some two years late
    Google Photos widget getting a Material You shapes upgrade
    Google Photos 'Memories' coming to Nest Hub 'Your day' tab
    Google AR Brings Endangered Swedish Animals Into Your Living Room
    Waze is rolling out a new 'Drive with Headspace' experience to make commutes less stressful
    You Can Now Tune Your Guitar In Google Search
    Google TV adds user profiles to Chromecast streamer and smart TVs
    You can now directly ask Google Assistant for the UV Index
    Samsung's browser is now available for its Wear OS smartwatches
    Google's plans for Fuchsia OS teased in job listings
    Dead-End SF Street Plagued With Confused Waymo Cars Trying To Turn Around 'Every 5 Minutes'
    You can now sign up to buy Spotify's Car Thing, but you probably shouldn't
    Ghost Robotics strapped a gun to its robot dog
    Arlo Security Cameras Require Subscription for Customer Service
    Here's Everything You Need to Know About Nanoleaf Lines - Nanoleaf Blog
    Tile's New Trackers Are a Whole Lot Like AirTags
    Smart Sticky Note Printer | Works with Alexa


    Picks of the week

    Matthew: Shortcuts: Apple Frames
    Mikah: Wyze Cam Spotlight Kit

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

AndrewSims89 ,

Love the news coverage

I’m a huge fan of Mikah and listen to all his shows on the TWIT network. I like best when they stick to news coverage on shows, and this one does that. Keep it up!

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Keeping you ahead in the Technology Game

These guys do their homework. The scope of Technology is wide but they steer your focus to where you want to be. Great Job Gents! Cheers! poko

devondundee ,

One of my favorite shows!

Mikah and Matthew are very personable and informative. If you’re at all interested in smart home technology, this is the show for you.

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