On Monday, Mikah Sargent and I recorded episode 1 of Smart Tech Today in person at the TWiT studio. In the show, we:
- Attempt to create nicknames for the major voice assistants. Be sure to share your ideas for Siri, Alexa, and Google nicknames by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Discuss all the products Amazon announced at its recent press event. Matthew gets Mikah to change his mind about the smart oven Amazon launched.
- Ponder the future of voice-based operating systems given the fact that every company seems to be announcing earbuds that work with smart assistants.
- Give a brief rundown of their smart home setups.
- Answer questions about automating alarms using Siri Shortcuts and NFC tags.
- Give a shout-out to the one-and-only Gemmy the Twerking Bear.
Here’s Mikah and I after recording – had a blast! We’re off to a great start, but any help sharing the show to new people still goes a long way.
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