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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: 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: Disney+ Beatles, Microsoft ‘discouraging’ Chrome downloads, Qualcomm

My December 8, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporter Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss the Beatles “Get Back” documentary on Disney+, the ongoing Microsoft-Google browser battle, and Qualcomm. Watch the video … 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 Podcast: Windows 11 launch, proprietary chip designs, tech supply chain problems

My October 13, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discussed the release of Windows 11, smartphone vendors moving to their own proprietary chips/SoC designs, … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Apple/Epic trial, Google I/O, Microsoft cancels Windows 10X

My May 20, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss the Apple/Epic trial, Google I/O, Microsoft’s cancellation of Windows 10X and, other topics. Watch … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: April 6, 2021

My April 6, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This we discuss how Google beat Oracle and Larry Ellison, the Facebook Supreme Court ruling, HBO’s “Into the … Continue reading

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Nest Aware Makes Whole Home DIY Security Affordable

Google is adding audio monitoring to its Nest Aware video security monitoring service next year to let you know if something is amiss at home. So you’ll be able to use one of the new Nest Mini smart speakers to listen for … Continue reading

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