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Oct 26 2020 79 mins 15.8k

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Smart Tech Today 51: A Very Google-y Smart Home
Oct 26 2020 82 mins  
Matthew and Mikah talk about the HomePod's latest update and addition of Intercom, the two discuss improvements to Google Home by way of location-based routines, and Matthew shows off the latest updates to the Nest Hub. Apple Watch's 'Schooltime' Isn't Just for Kids | Lifehacker: https://bit.ly/3owmLfB Use Schooltime on Apple Watch | Apple: https://apple.co/3kvBSU9 Apple updates HomePod with intercom and other new features | The Verge: https://bit.ly/31Fx9I3 HomePod mini: What it means to Apple's smart speaker lineup | Macworld: https://bit.ly/2J9GcdS The latest HomeKit lamp from Meross is smaller and even more affordable | iMore: https://bit.ly/3kzTtdt Nanoleaf expands HomeKit Shapes lights with Triangles - 9to5Mac | 9to5Mac: https://bit.ly/2HF8yMu HomeKit Weekly: Light up your workspace on a budget with the VOCOlinc smart light strip | 9to5Mac: https://bit.ly/31KkwLO Google Home finally gets the Alexa feature I've been waiting ages for | CNET: https://cnet.co/3dVPTba Google's Smart Displays Are Getting a Massive (and Free) Upgrade | Gizmodo: https://bit.ly/3oszvnp Google discontinues its Google Nest Secure alarm system | The Verge: https://bit.ly/3mCaoNl Google assembles all the parts of a truly smart home | Staceyoniot: https://bit.ly/3ovGBr6 Quibi Moves to Apple TV And Other Smart TV Platforms | Macobserver: https://bit.ly/3e0IFme PICKS OF THE WEEK Matthew: Material Dock | Studio Neat: https://bit.ly/3jwvYAK Mikah: Anker Nano | Amazon: https://amzn.to/3e2hvLU 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/51




























This Week in Google 582: Hipster Antitrust
Oct 22 2020 150 mins  
Section 230 Under Attack, DOJ vs Google, Zoomtopia Section 230 is still under attack. Jeffrey Toobin is a perfect example of why we need it. Is there any way we could improve Section 230? Five Eyes and Japan want to end encryption. What other ideas do we need to fight against? Oh, Quibi, we hardly knew ye! Netflix is the new Hollywood Prime Day was bad, but Stacey still bought an Alexa-enabled faucet. 23 and Me was on sale on Prime Day. Anyone find anything interesting about their family tree? San Francisco passes the Caren Act against Racist 911 calls Department of Justice vs Google is clearly a Repubican charade. It is weak. It will fail. In a perfect world, how would we break up Google? The Google Changelog: hum to Google Assistant | Google kills Trusted Contact and Nest Secure | Google Discover Heart | Chrome OS screen recorder | Parallels adds Windows apps on Chromebooks | Alphabet crop-watching robot | Google Chat goes free | Google Assistant might get G Suite | Portrait Light coming to all Pixel Phones | Google tells you where to vote | Free Stadia games AOC on Twitch Playing Among Us Biden Island in Animal Crossing Zoomtopia brings end to end encryption and more There are many wonderful alternatives to Zoom How Zoom will define the new office Jeff Jarvis' Sanitized Office All the upcoming conferences will be virtual Zoom towns growing across the country and the world - where would you move? Picks of the Week Leo's Tool: Hank Laporte's Drone Instagram Leo's Tool 2: TSA checkpoint travel numbers for 2020 and 2019 Stacey's Thing: Amazon Dot: We don't love the sound or the buttons Stacey's Thing 2: June Oven V3 Jeff's Number: 1.3b parcels shipped last year Mike's Stuff: Mover Erase - Mini Whiteboard on the Palm Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Mike Masnick Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsors: NetSuite.com/twig try.eset.com/twit


Windows Weekly 695: Azure in SPAAACE!
Oct 21 2020 132 mins  
It's Windows 10 20H2 time! Also, Edge on Linux Microsoft releases the October 2020 Update to 'seekers' Here are the "biggest" new features Here are the known issues Here is when Microsoft will halt the release because of problems. Kidding. Maybe. More Windows News New Dev channel build brings theme-aware splash screens to some built-in apps Windows 10 comes to Chromebook (Enterprise) via Parallels Desktop. Semi-related: A Your Phone rant by MJF. This should be a great app. It's not but I hope it's fixable. The Office PWA saga continues Office PWAs were being installed on Insider PCs. And then on normal PCs. Now, Microsoft says it's just a bug in Edge and will be fixed. That said... Shouldn't these apps be installed in Windows 10? And speaking of PWAs: There's a way to start testing by putting them in the Microsoft Store with PWA Builder Hell freezes over. Again. Microsoft releases Edge browser preview on Linux. Semi-related: Chromium-based WebView2 starts rolling out (Win32 only) Cloud News Microsoft launches Azure into space. Microsoft launches Azure in a container (again?) Xbox News Halo: The Master Chief Collection is getting a 120 fps upgrade on Xbox Series X|S October Update for Xbox is available. And yes, this is what the Xbox Series X|S UI will look like too. Related: Sony PS5 UI looks ... familiar. Tips and picks Tip of the week: How to get Windows 10 20H2. If you're on Windows 10 version 1903 or newer, check for updates: If your PC configuration is not blocked, you'll get it. More technical users who aren't worried can simply get the update from the Update Assistant or the newly-available ISO. Tip of the week #2: Here's how to "fix" Alt + Tab in 20H2. Don't like how Edge tabs appear as their own "apps" in Alt + Tab? Here's how to fix that problem. (I hate it.) Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft, the live events consultant. Microsoft isn't running just its own live events. It's now seemingly in the business Codename pick of the week: Akri. Is Kubernetes driving you over the edge? You need Akri. Akri (translates to "edge" in Greek) is a new open source project. Akri (sort of) stands for A Kubernetes Interface for the edge. This is for edge devices too small to run Kubernetes themselves and which users may want to connect to Kubernetes. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/windows LastPass.com/twit expressvpn.com/windows















Smart Tech Today 50: Ergonomics & VR
Oct 19 2020 60 mins  
Matthew and Mikah discuss all the interesting new tech coming to the HomePod Mini; they discuss CarPlay, Android Auto, and Echo Auto; and they strap on their VR helmets. HomePod Mini Supports the New Thread Protocol That Could Transform the Smart Home | Gizmodo: https://bit.ly/2TaO2FY The HomePod mini could be Apple's secret weapon for expanding HomeKit | The Verge: https://bit.ly/37ljB85 Apple's new HomePod 'Intercom' feature works with CarPlay | CNET: https://cnet.co/3o5l2h1 Belkin's first MagSafe products are a wild-looking 3-in-1 charger and a car mount | The Verge: https://bit.ly/2TcBjCk Google Assistant's driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later | Engadget: https://engt.co/3jdHIYT Amazon's Alexa app will soon work as an in-car display for the Echo Auto | The Verge: https://bit.ly/35bu0R6 YouTube Music gets a simple Apple Watch app before Wear OS client | 9to5Google: https://bit.ly/3m0hTNA Spotify Updated With Home Screen Widgets on iOS 14 | MacRumors: https://bit.ly/37msajd Google Duplex's haircut-booking feature could help short-handed businesses | VentureBeat: https://bit.ly/34cYXVW Google Is Integrating Latest AI Research Across Its Services | Morning Brew: https://bit.ly/3jgxUNw PICKS OF THE WEEK Matthew: Virtual Desktop | UploadVR: https://bit.ly/2T8rwxh Mikah: Oculus Quest 2 | Oculus: https://ocul.us/3nQWl83 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/50


























This Week in Google 581: Monks Are Cheap
Oct 15 2020 144 mins  
Bad Pixel 5 Reviews, Kitchen Tech, Facebook Can't Fix Itself Pixel 5 reviews are pretty negative, especially of the camera - should we get an iPhone 12 instead? 5G is the WIMAX of 2020. Watch this 5G Supercut! 5G will be a big deal sometime. It just isn't now. Google vs Oracle amicus briefs for sale Google's Search On live event is barely news. We'd rather be at the Smart Kitchen Summit Smart ovens and other food tech It all comes back to Gutenberg Google Changelog: tighten your shoelaces with OK Google | Android is listening | storytelling smart screens | 6 new things you can do with Android 11 | RIP Play Music Store | - amplifies Black voices Nvidia's super new Zoom features The Gartner Hype Cycle and the Trough of Disillusionment Google gives the police your search keywords Google employees can't say antitrust Google is firing workers and shipping work off to Poland Why Facebook can't fix itself Facebook takes down erroneous NY Post article about Hunter Biden Clarence Thomas wants to scale back Section 230 Writing directly into the CMS is Chaotic Evil All airline pilots try to sound like Chuck Yeager, who went to school with Jeff Jarvis' dad Picks of the Week Leo's Tool: Johns Hopkins Poker Course Stacey's Thing: Chef IQ Jeff's Number: Bletchley Park gets $1m donation from FB Jeff's Number 2: Jeff's Scoop Awards keynote Ant's Stuff: OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSDs - https://amzn.to/3iVvpjv (affiliate link) Ant's Stuff 2: It's Not WHAT You Say Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsors: twilio.com ZipRecruiter.com/twig












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