Category Archives: SmartTechCheck Podcast

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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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, Disney Plus subscriber gains, iPod, passwordless sign-ons

Host Mark Vena and I opine on a tale of two streaming companies (Netflix and Disney Plus), the iPod is “retired,” and the promise of a “passwordless” future. Watch this podcast here at Yahoo.com.

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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 purchase of Twitter

Host Mark Vena, John Quain, and I we unpack the issues swirling around Elon Musk’s planned Twitter purchase. 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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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Technology and MLB, Musk and Twitter, iPhone subscription rumors

Host Mark Vena, John Quain, Rob Pegoraro, and I where we chat about the impact of technology on Major League Baseball, the implications of Elon Musk stake in Twitter and the rumors around an iPhone subscription service offering. Watch the … Continue reading

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