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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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    • 4.6 • 30 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

    • video
    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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    Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/74

    Sponsor:
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    • video
    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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    Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/73

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    • video
    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

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

    Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/72

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    • video
    Understanding Thread with Eve's Tim Böth - Thread & CHIP, Works With Alexa, Shortcuts outage

    Understanding Thread with Eve's Tim Böth - Thread & CHIP, Works With Alexa, Shortcuts outage

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

    Discover your Thread Network
    HomeKit Over Thread With HomePod mini and Eve
    Project Connected Home over IP
    Introducing New Works with Alexa (WWA) Badge and Requirements
    The new Connected Vehicle Skills API makes it faster and easier to create delightful connected vehicle voice experiences for your customers
    Nuke your Alexa smart home to get rid of 'ghost' devices
    Recently created Shortcuts links are currently broken
    The HomePod Mini Has a Secret Sensor, but Apple's Smart Home Future Is Still Meh
    Apple Adds FaceTime Framework to Apple TV/HomePod Amid Speaker With Screen Rumors
    Automatic live captions come to Chrome on Mac for videos, podcasts, and more - 9to5Mac
    Review: Aqara's Vibration Sensor has some good HomeKit vibes
    Sonos Architectural Review: The surprises of pro-installation
    4 easy smart home routines for beginners


    Picks of the week

    Matthew: Pause for Mac
    Mikah: Nanoleaf Essentials A19 Bulb

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

    Guest: Tim Böth

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    Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/71

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    • video
    HomePod Anxiety - Nest Hub sleep tracking, HomePod discontinued, a Kindle for your smart home

    HomePod Anxiety - Nest Hub sleep tracking, HomePod discontinued, a Kindle for your smart home

    Nest Hub sleep tracking, HomePod discontinued, a Kindle for your smart home

    YouTube reaches 120 million people watching on TV screens per month
    Google's Family Link updates reflect the pandemic's impact on how parents view screen time
    Google unveils new Nest Hub that can track your sleep with radar
    Contactless Sleep Sensing in Nest Hub
    Apple discontinues the original HomePod, will focus on mini
    Comment: The state of Apple TV and the end of HomePod warrants a Home strategy roundtable
    Apple Maps Adds COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in the US
    Microsoft's Xbox Wireless headset is a mic-drop moment
    Disney World will turn your iPhone into a ticket to the park
    Your next smart home device is a $30 used Kindle


    Picks of the week

    Matthew: SceneFlow
    Mikah: Elgato Stream Deck

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli

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    Show notes and links for this episode are available at: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/70

    • 1 hr 37 min
    • video
    Alexa's Conversations Are Improving - HomeKit Humidifiers, Alexa Improvements, HomePod Radio

    Alexa's Conversations Are Improving - HomeKit Humidifiers, Alexa Improvements, HomePod Radio

    HomeKit Humidifiers, Alexa Improvements, HomePod Radio

    Man who fell through the ice in Somersworth was rescued thanks to his Apple Watch
    Apple celebrates International Women's Day with apps, podcasts, and more
    Apple publishes first menstrual symptom data from women's health study
    How to Enable 'Your Watch Is Fully Charged' Notifications in WatchOS 7 and iOS 14
    Improve Your Seed Starting with HomeKit
    Review: VOCOlinc's HomeKit humidifier offers cool mist and cool colors
    The Circle View Doorbell is one of the first HomeKit-compatible video doorbells you can buy
    How to make your smart TV a little dumb (and why you should)
    Google Assistant gains open support for smart doorbells
    Nexx opens your garage door with Google Assistant
    Google adds quality guidelines for Assistant smart devices
    OnePlus Band Google Fit integration goes live
    Amazon makes Alexa Conversations generally available
    Amazon's Halo fitness tracker is getting Alexa integration
    Here's why it's important to audit your Amazon Alexa skills (and how to do it)
    Amazon Music now offering in-app merch as competition with Apple Music builds


    Picks of the week

    Matthew: Soro for Sonos
    Mikah: Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe

    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 at: https://twit.tv/shows/smart-tech-today/episodes/69

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    sandisk.com/smart

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

ASOK_1 ,

Very informative!

Mikah & Matthew provide excellent information in a lively & fun format.

omeager ,

Great podcast with awesome info...

This is a great podcast. Matthew Cassinelli and Mikah Sargent are quite friendly and provide a great amount of information and help in making our lives all a little more smarter.

TrigNoMe ,

Frustrating to listen to

Too much unnecessary conversation along with a slant towards the negative on too many occasions!

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