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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 every Monday at 7:00 pm Eastern / 4:00 pm Pacific / 23:00 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 every Monday at 7:00 pm Eastern / 4:00 pm Pacific / 23:00 UTC

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    Pavlov's School Children - Google Assistant homeschooling features, UCLA & Apple study, listener questions

    Pavlov's School Children - Google Assistant homeschooling features, UCLA & Apple study, listener questions

    The Google Assistant has added some new homeschooling features to its smart displays and speakers, including a school bell and random facts delivered throughout the day. Apple and UCLA are working together on a depression study. Mikah and Matthew answer and share a whole host of listener questions and feedback, respectively.
    GOOGLEGoogle Maps comes to Apple's watchOS and CarPlay dashboard | TechCrunch: https://tcrn.ch/30LdfveGoogle is adding new homeschooling features to Assistant smart displays and speakers | The Verge: https://bit.ly/2FcnOz3Google resumes human review of Assistant audio 'recordings' | 9to5Google: https://bit.ly/2DxpcvP
    WEARABLESUCLA Researchers Will Use Apple Gadgets in Study to Detect and Treat Depression | Gizmodo: https://bit.ly/3iqSoDlHow a Smartwatch Helped Me Take Care of Myself Again | GQ: https://bit.ly/2PIGOqI
    SMART HOMEAmazon's Echo Flex is getting a new smart clock accessory | The Verge: https://bit.ly/2DWc9U8Bosch Smart Home update adds support for Apple's HomeKit | iMore: https://bit.ly/33NBvhVIn a blow to Bixby, Siri co-founder Adam Cheyer departs Samsung | Venturebeat: https://bit.ly/3fMW5kS
    RECOMMENDED CAMERAS FOR ZEKEeufy Security 2K Indoor Cam Pan & Tilt | Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kxd8exLogitech Circle 2 | Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Dw9n8E
    PICKS OF THE WEEKThwip for Apple Watch: https://apple.co/2DMAvjk
    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    Show notes and links for this episode are available here: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/41

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    • video
    Hey Cortana, Goodbye! - CES 2021 online, Cortana's future, Google's AR insects

    Hey Cortana, Goodbye! - CES 2021 online, Cortana's future, Google's AR insects

    It's official: CES 2021 will be an online-only event. Microsoft has decided to end Cortana support on iOS, Android, and more, as the company turns Cortana into a productivity-focused assistant. Google's AR Core insects offer an up-close look at 23 different beetles, cicadas, butterflies, and more.


    INDUSTRY NEWSCES 2021 in-person show canceled, will be held online | Android Police: https://bit.ly/3k99BTuBelkin has a new WeMo plug | Macrumors: https://bit.ly/2Dgju13Mellow made its 'smart' sous vide machine dumb unless you pay a monthly fee | The Verge: https://bit.ly/30nIU5uMICROSOFTMicrosoft is shutting down Cortana on multiple devices, including iOS and Android | The Verge: https://bit.ly/2XoEsBIMicrosoft's new Family Safety app offers parental controls across phones, PCs and Xbox | TechCrunch: https://tcrn.ch/3gqFbtFGOOGLEGoogle Smart Display Games Go Live | Forbes: https://bit.ly/30nItIsGoogle AR animals now include 23 beetles, butterflies, cicadas, and other insects | Android Police: https://bit.ly/3k8RFZ5YouTube is doing away with community-driven captions and translations | Android Police: https://bit.ly/2Pm9QfMAMAZONAmazon doesn't sell Echo speakers at a loss, says Bezos — unless they're on sale | The Verge: https://bit.ly/3frg608Amazon bought Ring for market position, not technology, emails suggest | The Verge: https://bit.ly/2DhORIr
    AUTOMATED HEALTH TRACKINGDEPSTECH Otoscope | Amazon: https://amzn.to/31gxXlxZacurate Pulse Oximeter | Amazon: https://amzn.to/3i5anPzTimeskey NFC tags | Amazon: https://amzn.to/3gqUaUd
    PICKS OF THE WEEKMikah: iProven Digital Ear and Temporal Thermometer | Amazon: https://amzn.to/2BT5xFwMatthew: GTA V | Microsoft Xbox: https://bit.ly/3k64gfD
    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    Show notes and links for this episode are available here: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/40

    • 1 hr 27 min
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    Alexa Live 2020 - Amazon Alexa updates, HomeKit additions, Netflix on Nest

    Alexa Live 2020 - Amazon Alexa updates, HomeKit additions, Netflix on Nest

    New HomeKit-enabled panel lights from LifeSmart, Amazon's Alexa Live event brings with it a bunch of new Alexa improvements, and Netflix finally comes to the Google Nest Hub line.
    Wink's subscription plan kicks off July 27 | CNET: https://cnet.co/2OXNSiWWyze has learned what Wink didn't | Stacey on IoT: https://bit.ly/2DeXEdLJibo, the social robot that was supposed to die, is getting a second life | The Verge: https://bit.ly/2WWFwN1
    HOMEKIT, APPLEThe HomeKit-enabled LifeSmart Cololight Plus light panel system hits Amazon | iMore: https://bit.ly/307u7MpAll the cameras that support the HomeKit Secure Video feature | iMore: https://bit.ly/3f4VkUeHomeKit support arrives for the multi-functional Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera | 9to5Mac: https://bit.ly/3f3lianHere's what I'm loving about automation in Shortcuts in iOS 14 | iMore: https://bit.ly/2P3Eavz
    AMAZONAmazon is launching a new Alexa app — here's what's changing | CNBC: https://cnb.cx/30UUMuSAmazon's Alexa event makes Alexa smarter, chattier and puts it in more places | Stacey on IoT: https://bit.ly/39zQeOy
    GOOGLENetflix is now available on Google's Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max | The Verge: https://bit.ly/32WL2THRide easy with new biking features in Google Maps | Google: https://bit.ly/305YCSY
    MATTHEW'S BACKYARD PROJECTSun Shade | Amazon: https://amzn.to/302ddyuMeross Smart Outdoor Plug | Amazon: https://amzn.to/39CnvIPAmazonBasics Outdoor String Lights | Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OYn6aj
    PICKS OF THE WEEK Wyze Cam Outdoor | Wyze: https://bit.ly/3eFQ7CKAccess Dots | Google Play: https://bit.ly/30S9zXh
    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    Show notes and links for this episode are available here: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/39

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    • 1 hr 27 min
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    Update Your Echo Buds - Echo Buds firmware, COVID-19 walkie talkies, iPhone webcam app.

    Update Your Echo Buds - Echo Buds firmware, COVID-19 walkie talkies, iPhone webcam app.

    Your Echo Buds could overheat without a new firmware update, one company is using its LTE walkie talkies for COVID-19 patients, and Matthew Cassinelli shares an app that lets you use your iPhone as a webcam — in full HD quality.Echo Buds need this update | The Verge: https://bit.ly/3hhGZoMPOSITIVE CHANGEApple leaving behind coding's racist terms | Input: https://bit.ly/2WEQDtMWalkie talkies for COVID communication | Fast Company: https://bit.ly/3eKGCkXGoogle voice to text app for masks | Mashable: https://bit.ly/2WW1sYLCAMERASReincubate Camo for iPhone webcam | 9to5Mac: https://bit.ly/2DX8MwkDon't close MacBook with cover | Michael Tsai: https://bit.ly/2OIYNNj
    Building DIY LED strips | A Whole Lotta Nothing: https://bit.ly/2ZJRmvy
    PICKS OF THE WEEKMikah: Eve Cam - HomeKit Secure Video | Amazon: https://amzn.to/3jkVH06Matthew: Fabricius | Google: https://bit.ly/3fNtVqY
    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    Show notes and links for this episode are available here: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/38

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    • 1 hr 18 min
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    Seriously: Wink Officially Requires Subscription - "Hey Google" event, Siri app suggestions, Wink Hub subscription

    Seriously: Wink Officially Requires Subscription - "Hey Google" event, Siri app suggestions, Wink Hub subscription

    Wink says it's really, truly, seriously going to start charging a subscription fee now; Siri Suggestions work wonders for app selection in iOS 14; Google's "Hey Google" Smart Home Virtual Summit provided a road map for the Google smart home.

    SMART HOME
    27 WFH Products People Are Swearing By In Quarantine | BuzzFeed: https://bzfd.it/3j0Q5IgThe Smart-Home Devices Our Expert Actually Uses at Home | The Wirecutter: https://nyti.ms/2ZpUHjrHome automation firm Wink to enforce subscription program on July 27 | Appleinsider: https://bit.ly/30bum7KAPPLE
    Siri Suggestions might just be iOS 14's greatest widget | iMore: https://bit.ly/3fuokWcAlexa iPhone app can operate hands-free – with help from Siri | 9to5Mac: https://bit.ly/2CA2mCxGOOGLE
    Google Plus is officially gone after its mobile apps are rebranded as Google Currents | The Verge: https://bit.ly/2Omm0EXGoogle Store's 'something special' is 'Daily Special' deals | 9to5Google: https://bit.ly/2ZoS3KzPICKS OF THE WEEK
    Scosche BaseLynx Modular Charging Station | Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ATyqAWMmhmm: https://www.mmhmm.app
    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    Show notes and links for this episode are available here: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/37

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    • 1 hr 14 min
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    Google Heads North - Google acquires North, Apple Watch sleep tracking, eufy security.

    Google Heads North - Google acquires North, Apple Watch sleep tracking, eufy security.

    Google has acquired smart-glasses-maker North, Apple says it doesn't want users stressing about sleep tracking, and Mikah shows off his new eufy security system.
    FOLLOW-UPSound Recognition is a powerful new Accessibility feature in iOS/iPadOS 14 | iMore: https://bit.ly/2BnIrqfApple began work on the Watch's handwashing feature years before COVID-19 | TechCrunch: https://tcrn.ch/2O0AWs7APPLE & SLEEPApple doesn't want Watch users to stress out about their sleep, so it's focusing on goals, not data | CNBC: https://cnb.cx/2DhJvwDBeautyrest Sleeptracker | Amazon: https://amzn.to/3iAa3tdGOOGLEOur focus on helpful devices: Google acquires North | Google: https://bit.ly/2NYXjOvAfter a year with North's smart glasses, here's why I'm all-in on Focals 2.0 | SlashGear: https://bit.ly/2ZLSIVkActions Project - Actions Builder & Actions SDK | YouTube: https://bit.ly/3gAMhv4Announcing New Smart Home SHED Types and Traits | Google: https://bit.ly/2VSGyckPROJECTeufy Security 5-Piece Home Alarm Kit | Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NYg9FJPICKS OF THE WEEKMikah: CalDigit Tuff Nano | Amazon: https://amzn.to/3f6fBt3Matthew: Laundry Lens | Apple App Store: https://apple.co/2Z2iXYKLaundry Pro | Google Play Store: https://bit.ly/3f3Yo3K
    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today

    Show notes and links for this episode are available here: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/36

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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

TonyD1981 ,

“like, like, like”

I “like” the podcast and the content because smart home things are all through my house. But holy smokes...count the times the host Matthew says “like”. Oh my it’s crazy annoying and almost makes me want to shut it off. Like.

Saed123 ,

Getting into the subject !

I like the subject, and I like a little bit of humor in the show, but the host is wasting a lot of time with jokes, almost half of the show , it becomes boring!!

Jmhunter83 ,

Hard to take seriously

So I just tuned in for the first time. One of the hosts was talking about how he has his computer basically plugged straight into a router. Not sure how I can take anything seriously after hearing that. Not listening in again.

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