Category Archives: smart home

My CES 2023 Coverage

Here is some of my CES coverage for both the official CES Show Daily and for Techlicious.com. CES 2023: Nasdaq Chief Friedman Advocates for Tech-Driven 21st Century Economy CES 2023: Samsung Stresses Sustainability, Smarter Home, Security TCL 2023 TVs Will … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things to Know About the Matter Smart Home Standard

You likely fall into one of three types of smart home gadget shopper: One, you’re frustrated by the uncooperative bunch of smart home gadgets you’ve already bought that falsely promised compatibility with either Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple HomeKit, … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Twitter, What We Expect at CES 2023, Matter Smart Home Standard

I join host Mark Vena and fellow tech journalists Rob Pegoraro and John Quain to discuss the ongoing saga at Twitter, what we expect to see at CES 2023, and details and opinions of the Matter smart home standard. Watch … Continue reading

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New Year, New Tech: CES 2023 Sneak Peeks

CES serves as A crystal ball, an Ouija board, tea leaves, or a deck of tarot cards, providing a view of the future – if you can correctly interpret the symbols, signs, and sales pitches. At CES 2023, signs, symbols, and … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Matter, Apple Watch Series 8, Supreme Court and Section 230

I join host Mark Vena along with fellow tech journalists John Quain, Rob Pegoraro and Angela Moscaritolo to discuss the finalization of the Matter interoperability spec, new smart watches from Apple and Google, and the Supreme Court agreeing to take … Continue reading

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Have Smart Major Appliances Passed The Gimmick Stage?

Do consumers think smart appliances provide real functionality? Are they worth the price premium? Should retailers recommend smart appliances to their customers? Read the rest of this report here at TWICE.com.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Bluetooth 5.2, iOS 16 bugs and benefits of ‘smart’ air purifiers

SmartTechCheck host Mark Vena, fellow tech journalist John Quain and I take on bugs with the new iOS 16, the benefits of “smart” air purifiers, and disruptive new features in Bluetooth 5.2. Watch this week’s SmartTechCheck episode here on YouTube.

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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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Self-Emptying Robot Vacuums That Save You Time and Effort

If your personality is more fastidiously neat Felix Unger than chronically messy Oscar Madison (the two mismatched roommates of the ‘70s hit TV show, The Odd Couple) then you might not mind the chores of vacuuming or mopping. Most folks, however, dread dragging … 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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