Smart Tech Today

May 13th 2021

Smart Tech Today 78

Project CHIP Rebrands as Matter

New Amazon Echos, Google vs Roku, Amazon Sidewalk IoT network launches
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Category: News

New Amazon Echos, Google vs Roku, Amazon Sidewalk IoT network launches

On this episode of Smart Tech Today with Matthew Cassinelli and Rosemary Orchard (filling in for Mikah Sargent):

  •  Project CHIP and ZigBee Alliance rebrands as Matter and Connectivity Standards Alliance (respectively)
  •  Samsung SmartThings now available on Windows 10
  •  Spotify's $80 Car Thing
  •  Sony releases a more powerful wearable AC
  •  Roku's new Express 4K+ offers streaming for $40
  •  Meet the real Alexa: voice actor reportedly responsible for Amazon's AI assistant revealed
  •  Amazon lights up Sidewalk, its wireless IoT network
  •  Stop pretending Apple and Amazon's Bluetooth networks can't be abused
  •  Amazon introduces upgraded Echo Show 8, Echo Show 5, and the all-new Echo Show 5 Kids
  •  Google goes nuclear against Roku by adding YouTube TV to the main YouTube app
  •  Google adds Entertainment Space to Android tablets
  •  Family Broadcast feature comes to Google Assistant
  •  Google Assistant will sing you a song about getting vaccinated
  •  iOS 14.6 lets you use an email address to put AirTag and other items into Lost Mode
  •  How to pair a PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X Controller with iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
  •  Apple's HomePod now lets Siri handle Deezer music requests
  •  HomePod still available for purchase two months after being discontinued


Project of the Week:

  •  Combining an Apple TV remote and an AirTag with a 3D-printed case


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