Smart Tech Today
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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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 with Mikah and Matthew as your guides. They deliver all the IoT news you can use, sprinkled with their informed commentary, personal takes, and quirky brand of humor. It's like sitting down with a couple of smart and geeky friends and chatting about tech. So, listen and subscribe.
Topics Covered on this Technology Podcast
Smart tech reaches into every facet of our lives. As connected tech continues to grow and evolve with new brands, devices, and innovations, Smart Tech Today keeps you up-to-speed and helps you make the right choices for your lifestyle. Mikah and Matthew have natural abilities to decipher what makes sense in the world of IoT. Every week, they deliver the week's most important smart tech news and explore them with a healthy dose of skepticism and no cynicism.
They deliver useful information in a conversational style and share their well-informed personal takes. They'll even share details of their personal tech projects and recommendations; it's like a tech-savvy friend walking you through real-life tech solutions.
Mikah and Matthew take on topical issues related to new product and technology announcements plus events like CES, "Hey Google" Smart Home Event, Amazon's hardware event, Apple events, and many more.
Some of the topics include:
- Amazon's IoT services and devices including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alexa, Echo, Ring, Sidewalk
- Apple HomeKit, HomePod series, and third-party accessories
- Google smart home devices and services (Google Nest, HomePod Mini, etc.)
- Smart assistants, speakers, and plugs including Siri, Google Assistant, Google Home, and more
- Smart home doorbells, sensors, security cameras, thermostats, appliances, pet gadgets, bulbs and lighting (Philips Hue, Nanoleaf), blinds
- Wearable tech including the Apple Watch, FitBit, and more
- Shortcuts and automation tips
- NFC tags
- Networking protocols including Thread, Zigbee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth
- Hardware including smartphones, tablets, earbuds and headphones, smart TVs, gaming consoles and VR/AR systems, automotive tech
About the Podcasters
Mikah Sargent is a technology expert and TWiT host/producer. He co-hosts and produces Smart Tech Today, iOS Today, and Tech News Weekly. Before joining TWiT.tv in 2019, Mikah was a contributor and senior editor at Mobile Nations. He has also served as senior editor at Newsy, hosted news and entertainment videos for various news outlets, and covered news and tech for AOL, Mashable, iMore, and Tom's Guide. Aside from his TWiT.tv podcasts, Mikah co-hosts Clockwise, a 30-minute tech podcast on Relay FM, Unhelpful Suggestions, a tech podcast he hosts with Joseph Rosensteel, and Total Party Kill, a Dungeons & Dragons Actual Play podcast on Jason Snell's The Incomparable network.
Matthew Cassinelli is a writer, podcaster, and YouTube video creator primarily focusing on Siri Shortcuts and covering Apple-adjacent technology overall. Previously a team member on the app Workflow before Apple acquired it, Matthew spends his time sharing everything he knows about what is now Apple's Siri Shortcuts. He is a contributor at iMore, runs his own YouTube channel, and shares his knowledge on his website, MatthewCassinelli.com, and in weekly newsletters.
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