Category Archives: SmartTechCheck Podcast

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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SmartTechCheck Podcast: OTC Hearing Aids, Starlink, Elon Musk, macOS Ventura, Continuity Camera

I, host Mark Vena, and my fellow tech journalist John Quain take on OTC hearing aids, Starlink, LinkedIn user “experimentation” and macOS Ventura’s Continuity Camera feature on this week’s SmartTechCheck podcast. Watch the podcast here on YouTube.

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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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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 IFA 2022 and Apple Far Out events, Matter, iPhone 14, Watch Series 8

What we saw at IFA 2022 in Berlin, and what we thought about Apple’s “Far Out” event that featured the iPhone 14 and the new Series 8, are the topics host Mark Vena led myself and fellow tech journalists John … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast CHIPS Act, EV element in Inflation Reduction Act, End-To-End Encryption

Tech journalists John Quain and Rob Pegoraro join myself and host Mark Vena on this week’s SmartTechCheck podcast to discuss the merits of the recently passed CHIPS Act, the EV element of the Inflation Reduction Act, and concerns about end-to-end … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Inflation’s impact on CE, Google LaMDA, Twitter’s new Note feature

Host Mark Vena, John Quain and I discuss inflation’s potential impact on consumer electronics sales this year, Google’s scary LaMDA sentiment and Twitter’s new Note feature that allows 2,500-word blogs. Watch the discussion here on YouTube.

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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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