Tag Archives: Google

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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AV1: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Like Chewbacca cosplayers drooling in anticipation over any Star Wars Episode IX detail droplet, attendees at the recent Streaming Video East confab were all atwitter over the potential of the recently minted AV1 video codec proffered by the Alliance for … Continue reading

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6 Best Google Assistant Speakers

A review roundup of the 6 best Google Assistant speakers. Read the rest of this roundup on Techlicious here.

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My CES 2018 Coverage For TWICE Show Daily

For the (at least) 30th time, I helped TWICE, the leading trade magazine in the consumer electronics business and publisher of the official CES Show Daily, cover CES.  Here’s some of my coverage: What Does ‘Google Assistant Compatible’ Mean? Pai, … Continue reading

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