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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 / 20:30 UTC

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    • 4.7 • 76 Ratings

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 / 20:30 UTC

    Interview: Jonathan Hui, Google & Thread - A conversation with The Thread Group's VP of Technology

    Interview: Jonathan Hui, Google & Thread - A conversation with The Thread Group's VP of Technology

    A conversation with The Thread Group's VP of Technology

    Jonathan Hui, The Thread Group
    Polk React soundbar review: Built-in Alexa for your TV speaker
    Alexa Show Mode Turns Lenovo Laptops Into Smart Displays
    Ecobee Smart Thermostat works great with Google Assistant
    YouTube TV Removed From Roku's Streaming Devices
    Withings' smart scale can now assess your heart health
    Apple Watch Used To Monitor Baby Who Was Delivered In-Flight
    I can't stop fiddling with Nanoleaf's smart home remote
    Hunter's slick new Aerodyne ceiling fan works with HomeKit and Siri
    2022 Honda Civic adds wireless connections for CarPlay, Android Auto


    Picks of the week

    Matthew: LunaDisplay
    Mikah: nRF52840 MDK USB Dongle w/ Case

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

    Guest: Jonathan Hui

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Explaining Thread Enthusiasm - Google Assistant updates, LTE trackers, and why Thread's exciting

    Explaining Thread Enthusiasm - Google Assistant updates, LTE trackers, and why Thread's exciting

    Google Assistant updates, LTE trackers, and why Thread's exciting

    Google Fixes Two Annoying Quirks in Its Voice Assistant
    Nest Hub may soon be the center of your hotel room
    Sonos Roam is a nearly perfect portable Assistant
    Garmin's 2 new smartwatches want to make the casual athlete more advanced
    The Jiobit GPS Tracker Changed My Tune on Toddler Surveillance
    T-Mobile launches LTE-based SyncUp Tracker
    Lutron Caseta Outdoor Smart Plug Review: Flexibility in the garden
    Eve launches updated Eve Energy HomeKit smart plug with Thread
    Discover your Thread Network
    Apple iOS 14.5 update includes diverse Siri voices, map upgrades, and a way to unlock your phone with Apple Watch
    How to change Siri's voice in iOS 14.5
    Set Spotify as Siri's Preferred Audio Player in iOS 14.5 for Music, Podcasts & Audiobooks
    Accidents in Apple Maps: How to report incidents and more
    iOS 14.5: How to Use AirPlay 2 With Apple Fitness+


    Dan asks about Mikah's excitement regarding Wemo's new Thread-ready HomeKit scene controller.
    Bob shares an excellent tip for setting up HomeKit automation with the Home app and the Eve app.


    Picks of the week

    Matthew: How to control HomeKit with the Elgato Stream Deck
    Mikah: Aqara Wireless Mini Switch & Aqara Smart Hub

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Project CHIP Nears - Connected Home over IP, AirTag(s), upcycling old Galaxy phones

    Project CHIP Nears - Connected Home over IP, AirTag(s), upcycling old Galaxy phones

    Connected Home over IP, AirTag(s), upcycling old Galaxy phones

    Setting Up a Smart Home May Soon Be Less Annoying
    Amazon, Apple, and Google's smart home partnership is close
    Project CHIP embraces a timeline and the blockchain
    AirTags Are the Perfectly Boring, Functional Future of AR
    New Apple TV 4K Supports WiFi 6, Thread, and HDMI 2.1
    Everything Google TV does that Apple says 'smart TVs don't'
    How to pick the right smart display for you
    Google Assistant Snapshot cards can be pinned to 'Favorites'
    Google revamps Wear OS Play Store page
    More renders leak as the Google Pixel Watch is reportedly launching in October
    Google Meet finally zooms in and lets you add video backgrounds
    Netatmo HomeKit Secure Video support for Outdoor Cameras
    Eve Releases First Thread-Enabled Smart Light Switch
    Belkin's new Wemo remote puts HomeKit at your fingertips


    Setting up Homebridge on a Synology NAS:

    How to setup Homebridge & Docker on a Synology NAS
    Set up Homebridge on Synology NAS without Docker


    Picks of the week

    Matthew: Samsung's New Upcycling Program Allows You To Turn an Old Galaxy Phone Into a New IoT Device
    Mikah: Twelve South HoverBar Duo

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Honey, Grab the Car Thing! - Apple Watch COVID Predictions, Spotify's "Car Thing", Alexa on Xbox

    Honey, Grab the Car Thing! - Apple Watch COVID Predictions, Spotify's "Car Thing", Alexa on Xbox

    On this episode of Smart Tech Today with Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli:

    Google Maps finally gets an iOS update complete with App Privacy labels
    Google Home is now smart enough to only take video calls if you're actually home
    New Google Maps feature shows route with lowest carbon footprint
    Android's latest feature reminds you to avoid distracted walking
    Apple Pay With Express Transit Mode Now Available for San Francisco Bay Area's Clipper Card
    Spotify launches its in-car entertainment system 'Car Thing' in U.S.
    Apple begins studying whether the Watch can predict COVID-19
    Google adds UV Index to Wear OS Weather app and as complication
    Apple Fitness+ introduces new workouts, trainers, and Time to Walk guest
    Smartmi's new P1 Air Purifier is slick, affordable, and works with HomeKit
    How to Download Xbox Game Pass Games With Alexa
    Apple gets its own button on Roku's latest remotes
    Roku's OS 10 brings AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to its HD streaming devices
    Game Subscriptions Open Doors for Players With Disabilities
    Google Assistant Just Got a Useful Update With Four Helpful Features
    Google Home Essentials: Wyze Cam Outdoor a year later
    meross launches updated HomeKit outdoor smart plug and dimmer switch kit
    Microsoft's New Office Gear Includes Surface Headphones 2+
    Quinn Nelson's Approach to Home Automation


    Picks of the week

    Matthew: Ian's Awesome Counter
    Mikah: SeeVS for Mac

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Alexa, Start My Lamborghini - Google I/O, TikTok Captions, A Fitbit for Bivalves

    Alexa, Start My Lamborghini - Google I/O, TikTok Captions, A Fitbit for Bivalves

    Google I/O, TikTok Captions, A Fitbit for Bivalves

    Google's I/O conference is returning May 18-20 and will be entirely virtual
    Microsoft Bringing Classic Xbox Games to Its Cloud Gaming Service
    Apple Arcade adds 30+ titles including mesmerizing RPG from creator of Final Fantasy
    Google Play Pass now offers over 800 Android apps, games
    Oculus Quest 2 Has Already Outsold Every Other Oculus Headset Combined
    Microsoft's Cortana meets an untimely end on iOS and Android
    Google Assistant using federated learning to improve hotword
    Amazon's Alexa lets you control a Lamborghini's air conditioning with just your voice
    TikTok Makes Videos More Inclusive Of And Accessible To Deaf People With New Auto Captions Feature
    The Mac needs Shortcuts
    Apple's Find My network now offers new third-party finding experiences
    LG Launching 2021 Sound Bar Lineup With AirPlay 2 Support
    Zoom now works on Amazon's Echo Show 10 | Engadget
    IKEA And Sonos Are Working On Another Set Of Speakers
    The OnePlus Watch isn't exactly one size fits all
    A Fitbit for Mussels, Not Muscles


    Picks of the week

    Matthew: NTAG213 NFC Stickers
    Mikah: HomePaper

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Google's New Nest Hub: Right for the Bedroom? - Nest sleep-sensing, Shortcuts fixed, new Siri voices

    Google's New Nest Hub: Right for the Bedroom? - Nest sleep-sensing, Shortcuts fixed, new Siri voices

    Nest sleep-sensing, Shortcuts fixed, new Siri voices

    Google's New Nest Hub Is the Perfect Alarm Clock
    Review: Nest Hub (2nd gen) sleep tracking ushers in a radically more pervasive Google Assistant
    The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 lets Alexa answer the door
    Alexa routines can seem overwhelming, but these shortcuts make them a breeze
    How to Use Alexa and Echo Voice-Control Speakers Better
    Apple has confirmed the shortcuts have been restored
    Apple-funded Stanford study concludes Apple Watch can be used to measure frailty
    Apple adds two brand new Siri voices and will no longer default to a female or male voice in iOS
    Lutron's HomeKit-enabled Caséta Wireless Outdoor Smart Plug now available
    IKEA's HomeKit TRÅDFRI Shortcut Button is finally available online
    Eve activating Thread radio in Aqua sprinkler controller for Apple HomeKit - 9to5Mac
    Review: Eve's HomeKit-enabled Light Strip is bright, colorful, and Adaptive
    Aqara brings Adaptive Lighting support with firmware update - 9to5Mac
    Review: Aqara's Cube is a delightful way to control Aqara smart accessories
    Leviton's new Decora Smart accessories offer hub-free HomeKit controls


    Picks of the week

    Matthew: Overcast Controller
    Mikah: Eve Weather

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

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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

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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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Love the show! Highly recommend!

Definitely worth a listen

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