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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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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: Smart Home Hacking, Netflix customer satisfaction, TikTok, Grubhub

Host Mark Vena, Rob Pegoraro, John Quain, and I discuss disturbing hacking reports in smart homes, Netflix customer satisfaction woes, Amazon’s investment in Grubhub, and China’s access of TikTok data. Watch this podcast here at YouTube.com.

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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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The Best Rechargeable AA and AAA Batteries

Despite what that cute Energizer bunny thinks, batteries won’t keep going and going indefinitely. Before you know it, you’re reaching for a tiny screwdriver to pry open the battery cover on toys, the remote control, or dozens of other power-hungry gadgets … Continue reading

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The 8 Best QLED TVs to Buy Now

It’s easy to buy a fantastic big screen TV that presents a great picture. Up until recently, though, your choice presented a conflict. Some TVs display a deep and precise color picture but aren’t particularly bright. Other TVs deliver an … Continue reading

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What Tech Trends Will ‘Matter’ In 2022?

Will Matter be the key to finally bringing interoperability to smart home devices? Read this report here at TWICE.com.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Social media algorithms, Matter and Samsung, FCC nominations

My October 27, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss social media regulation, the Matter smart home standard, and adding the last FCC commissioners. … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Facebook, Apple/Dell deal, Theranos, Amazon Astro

My October 7, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss the Facebook whistleblower hearings, the Theranos trial, Amazon’s Astro home robot, and the “what … Continue reading

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Echo and Ring Owners Need to Opt Out of Amazon’s Invasive WiFi Sharing

Starting June 8, 2021, Amazon Echo and Ring video doorbell owners will automatically begin sharing their WiFi home network with other Amazon device owners as part of a new “feature” called Amazon Sidewalk. Sidewalk, which was first announced in September 2019, … Continue reading

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