Smart Tech Today

Nov 4th 2019

Smart Tech Today 5

Hearables: AirPods Pro & Echo Buds

Smart coffee mugs, hacking your smart assistant, hearables, and motion sensors.
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Category: News

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

  • Smart home news: the Ember Mug 2, LIFX's new candelabra bulb, Cortana reads emails now, the Tile tracker works with the Google Assistant and Alexa, and Samsung's SmartThing's platform gets offline automation support and a new Rules API.
  • Google news: Google (Alphabet) has officially acquired FitBit, the Google Home app gets a visual overhaul, and the Google Assistant gets Sirius XM support.
  • Security & privacy: Researchers used lasers to "speak" to Amazon Echo and Google Home devices from a distance.
  • Hearables: Matthew and Mikah review Amazon's new Echo Buds and Apple's new AirPods Pro.
  • Multi-voice recognition: Developers can now leverage Alexa Voice Profiles when developing Skills for Alexa-enabled devices. Matthew troubleshoots and explains HomePod's new Handoff, Ambient Noise, and automation features.
  • Projects: Matthew dives deep into Shortcuts on HomePod and AirPods 2; Mikah waxes ecstatic about using motion sensors as part of his smart home setup.
  • Matthew's pick: Mr. Christmas 7' Alexa Compatible RGB LED Christmas Tree
  • Mikah's pick: Beddr Sleep Tuner Sleep Monitor

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