Category Archives: cell/smartphones

SmartTechCheck Podcast Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, foldable tech, cybersecurity, Amazon, iRobot

SmartTechCheck podcast hosted by Mark Vena with myself and fellow tech journalist John Quain, in which we take on the Amazon acquisition of iRobot, America as the worst cybersecure nation, and the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event. Watch this podcast … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast FCC robocall crackdown, Starlink, best notebook brands, device ports

Mark Vena hosts this energetic podcast with myself and fellow tech journalists Rob Pegoraro and John Quain as we take on the FCC’s crackdown on car warranty robocalls, Starlink, a potential U.S. government directive on smartphone port standards, and the … Continue reading

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Consumer Tech 2022: The State of the Industry

How are manufacturers and retailers holding up under multiple supply chain, product and component shortages, the Great Resignation, distribution backlogs, fuel prices, and inflation/recession pressures? Read the rest of this report here are TWICE.com.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Ring privacy, DIY PC upgrades, Samsung foldable phones, Boom Supersonic

Mark Vena hosts myself and fellow tech journalist Rob Pegoraro as we discuss Ring’s video privacy, performing DIY upgrades to your PC, growing foldable smartphone shipments and the Boom supersonic plane design.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: CarPlay, Apple deal wit MLS, laws aimed at Facebook/Amazon/Google/Apple

Host Mark Vena and and I opine on the new version of CarPlay announced at WWDC, Apple’s streaming deal with MLS and potential Federal legislation aimed at curbing anti-competitive practices by Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon. Watch this podcast here … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Apple WWDC22, Netflix/Roku merge, January 6th hearings, NESN DTC offering

Host Mark Vena, John Quain, Rob Pegoraro and I recap Apple WWDC22 and opine on the rumored Roku/Netflix merger, the upcoming January 6th hearings and NESN’s new regional sports offering. Watch this podcast here on YouTube.com.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Apple WWDC22 rumors, smart tech and school shootings, China shutdowns

Host Mark Veno, John Quain, and I discuss Apple WWDC22 rumors, how smart tech could. mitigate future school shootings, the impact that recent China factory shutdowns will have on new smartphone shipments and the recent Supreme Court decision striking down … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Hybrid cars losing appeal, social media lawsuit legislation, and bots

Host Mark Vena, Rob Pegoraro, John Quain, and I discuss how hybrid cars are losing their appeal, legislation that permits social media lawsuits when harm is caused and how “bots” are wreaking consumer havoc with hard-to-fine products. Watch this podcast … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Netflix subscriber woes, Sonos voice assistant rumor, Dish’s 5G rollout

Host Mark Vena, Rob Pegoraro, and I tackle Netflix’s subscriber problems, rumors surfacing around a new voice assistant from Sonos and Dish’s initial 5G rollout. Watch the podcast here at YouTube.com.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Elon Musk, the New York Auto Show, foldable smartphones, data brokers

Host Mark Vena, John Quain, Rob Pegoraro, and I we chat about the “dual” sides of Elon Musk, the New York Auto Show, foldable smartphones and the privacy dangers that data brokers pose.

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