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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.

Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

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    • 4.7 • 84 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.

Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

    Smart Tech Trends of 2021 - A look back at the year's smart home happenings.

    Smart Tech Trends of 2021 - A look back at the year's smart home happenings.

    Matthew Cassinelli and Mikah Sargent announce the sunsetting of Smart Tech Today and look back at the year's smart home trends.

     Amazon's Alexa Stalled With Users as Interest Faded, Documents Show
     Matthew's Airtable list of Smart Tech Today stories
     Matthew's Airtable list of Smart Tech Today's most-covered topics
     Ember Mug
     HomePod
     Eve Motion Sensor
     Awair
     Eve Door and Window Sensor
     Hue Motion Sensor
     Nanoleaf Canvas


    Picks of the week

     Matthew: Focused 2022 Calendar
     Mikah: Beyerdynamic MMX 150
    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Matter Sets Sights on Universal Casting - Opal C1 webcam, Intel is bearish about the Metaverse, Matter

    Matter Sets Sights on Universal Casting - Opal C1 webcam, Intel is bearish about the Metaverse, Matter

    The upcoming universal language for smart home devices, Matter, has revealed a TV spec that will theoretically allow for universal media casting. The Opal C1 webcam aims to be a DSLR camera packed into a webcam frame. Intel thinks it's going to be awhile before the Metaverse really kicks off due to technological constraints it feels its chips can help surpass.

     Matter could bring universal casting that actually works
     Smart home company Eve plans to use Matter to move beyond Apple's HomeKit
     Opal's C1 offers DSLR-rivaling video quality in a small form factor
     Dell's wireless webcam prototype uses magnets to stick to a screen
     Google Home update makes it easier to review Nest camera footage
     MGM Resorts is letting job seekers try out roles using virtual reality as it looks to reduce employee churn
    Intel Throws Cold Water on the Metaverse Happening Any Time Soon
     Meta adds sign language interpreters for Portal video calls
     LG's StanbyME is a wireless TV on wheels
     Alexa's latest celebrity voice is Santa Claus himself
     Enhanced Sleep Sensing in Nest Hub


    Picks of the week

     Matthew: Grovemade Wool Felt Desk Pad
     Mikah: Eve Room (with Thread)
    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    DARPA Drone Charging - Alexa ruins the surprise, Meta opens Horizon Worlds, DARPA funds drone charging

    DARPA Drone Charging - Alexa ruins the surprise, Meta opens Horizon Worlds, DARPA funds drone charging

    Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is happy to announce package updates, but that's a bit of an issue around the holidays. Meta (Facebook) has opened up Horizon Worlds to adults in the U.S. and Canada. DARPA is funding research from a company that makes a device to charge a swarm of drones.

     Sonos plans to improve its mixed environmental track record
     How to keep Alexa from ruining your Christmas surprises
     Kobo's Elipsa and Sage e-readers are better for reading than writing
     Meta opens up access to its VR social platform Horizon Worlds
     DARPA Is Exploring Ways to Wirelessly Charge Drone Swarms
     Drop a Magnet on This Map and a Fake Window Provides Live Views From Around the World
     Razer's New MagSafe Cooling Fan Brings RGB to Your iPhone, Because Why Not
     A New Tesla Safety Concern: Drivers Can Play Video Games in Moving Cars
     The Popular Family Safety App Life360 Is Selling Precise Location Data on Its Tens of Millions of Users
     Apple and Hyatt begin rolling out hotel keys in Apple Wallet
     Kuo: Apple AR Headset to Feature Advanced Hand Gesture Controls and Object Detection


    Picks of the week

     Dan: Lutron Aurora Smart Bulb Dimmer Switch
     Mikah: Anker 637 Magnetic Charging Station
    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Dan Moren

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Google Pixel Watch? - Google's rumored smartwatch, Alexa warns of running water, autonomous 7-Eleven

    Google Pixel Watch? - Google's rumored smartwatch, Alexa warns of running water, autonomous 7-Eleven

    Google is rumored to be working on its first smartwatch that will reportedly debut in 2022. Some of Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices will be able to listen for the sound of running water or appliances beeping in order to alert you or trigger a routine. 7-Eleven partners with Nuro for autonomous vehicle deliveries.

    New Google Maps Features Will Help You Navigate the Holiday Shopping Shitshow
     Healthcare providers in Google Search, Maps can now list which insurance they accept
     Google announces grab bag of new Android features for the end of 2021
     Google is making its first in-house smartwatch that could launch in 2022
     Google's 'Look to Speak' accessibility app now works in 17 more languages
     Spotify Pulls Plug on Car View Feature, Offers Users No Alternative
     Amazon Alexa can now respond to running water and bleeping appliances
     Twinkly smart holiday lights gain HomeKit support via new firmware update
     Honeywell Home's T9 smart thermostat gets HomeKit support, finally
     7-Eleven and Nuro begin autonomous vehicle deliveries in California
     Uber's audio recording safety feature is coming to the US
     Microsoft Makes Breakthrough in the Quest to Use DNA as Data Storage
     Twenty percent of Xbox Cloud Gaming players only use touch controls
     Holiday IoT Ugly Sweater Workshop


    Picks of the week

    Matthew: Mozy Stadium Blanket
    Mikah: Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)
    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

NotTheSims ,

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!

poko. - ,

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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