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Stacey Higginbotham (formerly Sr. Editor at Fortune) and co-host Kevin Tofel discuss the latest news and analysis of the Internet of Things. Covers Consumer IoT, Industrial IoT and Enterprise IoT. Guests include Vint Cerf, Om Malik, and people from Amazon.com, AT&T, IBM Watson and more.
 
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Join Matthew Miller and Kevin C. Tofel as they provide a round-up of mobile gear to help you live the mobile life. Podcasts, news and reviews since 2006.
 
Stacey Higginbotham (formerly Sr. Editor at Fortune) and co-host Kevin Tofel discuss the latest news and analysis of the Internet of Things. Covers Consumer IoT, Industrial IoT and Enterprise IoT. Guests include Vint Cerf, Om Malik, and people from Amazon.com, AT&T, IBM Watson and more.
 
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CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly! Become a Patron! MoTR 481 is 93 minutes long and is an 106 MB file in MP3 format. HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Apple iPhone 11 series Apple Watch Series 5 Apple iPad Apple TV+, Arcade Apple Music works with Chromebooks Teracube Android phone: Inter ...…
 
This week’s show kicks off with the whimper after Apple failed to give us any exciting IoT news. We discuss the scraps Apple gave us, but move to Google’s new Nest Hub Max and the future of local wake word recognition thanks to a new chip. We also talk about Samsara, the industrial IoT’s latest unicorn, an update on the founders of Centralite, ...…
 
This week’s show kicks off with the whimper after Apple failed to give us any exciting IoT news. We discuss the scraps Apple gave us, but move to Google’s new Nest Hub Max and the future of local wake word recognition thanks to a new chip. We also talk about Samsara, the industrial IoT’s latest unicorn, an update on the founders of Centralite, ...…
 
CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly! Become a Patron! MoTR 480 is 75 minutes long and is an 87 MB file in MP3 format. HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Galaxy Fold fixes Press get more hands-on with the Mate X LG announces LG 8X, hands-on V50 Dual Screen Motorola One Zoom announced: $450 N ...…
 
This week’s show has good news for smart device buyers concerned about security. We discuss a new research effort called Your Things that tracks the security of popular smart home devices. We also talk about a new Z-wave hub from Ezlo Innovations, a DIY voice assistant from Picovoice, and rumors about Apple’s new AR glasses and smart tracker. I ...…
 
This week’s show has good news for smart device buyers concerned about security. We discuss a new research effort called Your Things that tracks the security of popular smart home devices. We also talk about a new Z-wave hub from Ezlo Innovations, a DIY voice assistant from Picovoice, and rumors about Apple’s new AR glasses and smart tracker. I ...…
 
CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly! Become a Patron! MoTR 479 is 69 minutes long and is an 81 MB file in MP3 format. HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Is there a Note 10 in Matt’s future? Fitbit Versa 2 launched Garmin releases Fenix 6 series, one with solar charging Matt bought a Coros V ...…
 
What is Wi-Fi 6? Should you care? We tackle these questions first up in this week’s podcast. From there, Kevin and I discuss the Bluetooth KNOB vulnerability and our fears of how smart home data could affect a Chinese-style social credit score. To lighten things up I talk about my visit with Microsoft, and experience with the Hololens 2 as well ...…
 
What is Wi-Fi 6? Should you care? We tackle these questions first up in this week’s podcast. From there, Kevin and I discuss the Bluetooth KNOB vulnerability and our fears of how smart home data could affect a Chinese-style social credit score. To lighten things up I talk about my visit with Microsoft, and experience with the Hololens 2 as well ...…
 
CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly! Become a Patron! MoTR 478 is 91 minutes long and is an 105 MB file in MP3 format. HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Galaxy Note 10 Plus review Android Q is now Android 10, fun names are gone iPhone Pro and other Apple rumors Amazon Music comes to Garmin ...…
 
This week I get excited about a new home water monitoring product from Phyn while Kevin migrated his Nest account over to a Google account. We also discussed the creation of IKEA’s new Home Smart business unit and Amazon’s dream of putting Alexa in every car. SimpliSafe adds a door lock, MIT researchers build an energy-harvesting underwater sen ...…
 
This week I get excited about a new home water monitoring product from Phyn while Kevin migrated his Nest account over to a Google account. We also discussed the creation of IKEA’s new Home Smart business unit and Amazon’s dream of putting Alexa in every car. SimpliSafe adds a door lock, MIT researchers build an energy-harvesting underwater sen ...…
 
This week Kevin and I continue to follow the never-ending saga of companies who sent people’s voice utterances to contractors without disclosure and pile on with more disconcerting news about Amazon’s facial recognition service getting the ability to detect fear. From there we discuss partnerships (LIFX and Brilliant, LG and Lumi); breakups (Mi ...…
 
This week Kevin and I continue to follow the never-ending saga of companies who sent people’s voice utterances to contractors without disclosure and pile on with more disconcerting news about Amazon’s facial recognition service getting the ability to detect fear. From there we discuss partnerships (LIFX and Brilliant, LG and Lumi); breakups (Mi ...…
 
CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly! Become a Patron! MoTR 477 is 77 minutes long and is an 77MB file in MP3 format. HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Galaxy Note 10/10+ announced And the new Galaxy Book S too! Goodbye iPad, hello Samsung DeX PC integration with DeX is nice, but why doesn’ ...…
 
We should name our show the Internet of Privacy Violations Podcast. This week Kevin and I talk about Apple and Microsoft sending voice utterances to contractors and what the industry overall has done to clarify this fact to consumers and also let folks opt-out. We also talk about Microsoft’s discovery that IoT devices are an entry point for hac ...…
 
We should name our show the Internet of Privacy Violations Podcast. This week Kevin and I talk about Apple and Microsoft sending voice utterances to contractors and what the industry overall has done to clarify this fact to consumers and also let folks opt-out. We also talk about Microsoft’s discovery that IoT devices are an entry point for hac ...…
 
CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly! Become a Patron! MoTR 476 is 74 minutes long and is an 84 MB file in MP3 format. HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Unihertz Titan reviewed: An Android “BlackBerry Passport” Pixel 4: face unlock and gestures thanks to Project Soli First thoughts on Polar ...…
 
We kick off this week’s show with a new smart bed from Tempur-Pedic before immediately disagreeing about Google’s use of gesture control in the upcoming Pixel 4. From there we talk about Amazon’s Ring business and what makes us most uncomfortable about its dealings with police. Also uncomfortable is our chat about the FTC’s decision to revisit ...…
 
We kick off this week’s show with a new smart bed from Tempur-Pedic before immediately disagreeing about Google’s use of gesture control in the upcoming Pixel 4. From there we talk about Amazon’s Ring business and what makes us most uncomfortable about its dealings with police. Also uncomfortable is our chat about the FTC’s decision to revisit ...…
 
CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly! Become a Patron! MoTR 475 is 55 minutes long and is an 63 MB file in MP3 format. HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Samsung Galaxy Fold coming back in September, but not for T-Mobile Samsung offering up to $600 if you trade up to a Note 10 ASUS ROG Phone ...…
 
This week’s show kicks off with Kevin and I discussing how Google’s head of IoT isn’t a believer in the smart home. Except he is. He just calls it something else, and we explain his rationale for doing so. We also explain why I am so excited about Microsoft’s new contracts for sharing data and why Tile just scored $45 million in funding. From t ...…
 
This week’s show kicks off with Kevin and I discussing how Google’s head of IoT isn’t a believer in the smart home. Except he is. He just calls it something else, and we explain his rationale for doing so. We also explain why I am so excited about Microsoft’s new contracts for sharing data and why Tile just scored $45 million in funding. From t ...…
 
CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly! Become a Patron! MoTR 474 is 71 minutes long and is an 82 MB file in MP3 format. HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Amazon Prime Day: Good deals – who bought? Samsung Galaxy Note 10 expected Aug 7: What do we know? The Unihertz Titan is designed for QWER ...…
 
This week on the show Kevin and I share our misgivings about smart speakers and some ideas to help address the privacy issues for those who want to continue to embrace the convenience, but don’t want strangers hearing their fights, farts, and friends. We also talk about the acquisition of Centralite’s assets by Ezlo, which has acquired other st ...…
 
This week on the show Kevin and I share our misgivings about smart speakers and some ideas to help address the privacy issues for those who want to continue to embrace the convenience, but don’t want strangers hearing their fights, farts, and friends. We also talk about the acquisition of Centralite’s assets by Ezlo, which has acquired other st ...…
 
This week Kevin and I spend more time reviewing gadgets than on news. First, we hit the latest update for Z-Wave which basically makes it easier to grab a new Z-wave device and get it on a network. Then we talk about vulnerabilities in medical devices before turning to the new Wyze camera person detection. I also review the current state of the ...…
 
This week Kevin and I spend more time reviewing gadgets than on news. First, we hit the latest update for Z-Wave which basically makes it easier to grab a new Z-wave device and get it on a network. Then we talk about vulnerabilities in medical devices before turning to the new Wyze camera person detection. I also review the current state of the ...…
 
This week Kevin and I read and discuss the letter from Amazon responding to inquiries about how it keeps and handles data. We go in-depth because it’s important to discuss the tradeoff between services and privacy. We also discuss a company leaking smart home data, the FTC settlement with D-Link and a smart home hub … Continue reading Episode 2 ...…
 
This week Kevin and I read and discuss the letter from Amazon responding to inquiries about how it keeps and handles data. We go in-depth because it’s important to discuss the tradeoff between services and privacy. We also discuss a company leaking smart home data, the FTC settlement with D-Link and a smart home hub … Continue reading Episode 2 ...…
 
CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly! Become a Patron! MoTR 473 is 76minutes long and is a 87 MB file in MP3 format. HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: Recovering from a SIM swap attack Huawei business in the US Jony Ive departs Apple T-Mobile released S10 5G with service in 6 cities iOS 13 ...…
 
This week on the IoT Podcast, Kevin and I spend time discussing Amazon’s new smaller Echo Show and SmartThings’ new trifecta of products. From there we talk about a frightening new malware that’s bricking IoT devices and its unlikely origin. We check in on schools’ and hospitals use of an unproven AI and microphones to … Continue reading Episod ...…
 
This week on the IoT Podcast, Kevin and I spend time discussing Amazon’s new smaller Echo Show and SmartThings’ new trifecta of products. From there we talk about a frightening new malware that’s bricking IoT devices and its unlikely origin. We check in on schools’ and hospitals use of an unproven AI and microphones to … Continue reading Episod ...…
 
This week Kevin and I talk about the updated Thread protocol and explain what Thread 1.2 has to offer. It’s quite a lot. We also talk about office-management firm JLL working with Google to launch a smart assistant for the office environment, Samsung’s smart TV flub and DISH launching a smart home device installation effort. … Continue reading ...…
 
This week Kevin and I talk about the updated Thread protocol and explain what Thread 1.2 has to offer. It’s quite a lot. We also talk about office-management firm JLL working with Google to launch a smart assistant for the office environment, Samsung’s smart TV flub and DISH launching a smart home device installation effort. … Continue reading ...…
 
CLICK HERE to download the file and listen directly! Become a Patron! MoTR 472 is 79 minutes long and is a 86 MB file in MP3 format. HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia) TOPICS: SIM hacks and the implications on a Google account iPadOS first impressions: Can it replace a laptop? Huawei Mate X delayed until at least ...…
 
This week Kevin and I offer a take on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency hack and what it means in terms of biometric data, broader security trends and how it relates to policing that can rely on connected AR glasses. Basically, it’s going to be a dystopian hellscape. Especially when you consider Spotify … Continue reading Episode 22 ...…
 
This week Kevin and I offer a take on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency hack and what it means in terms of biometric data, broader security trends and how it relates to policing that can rely on connected AR glasses. Basically, it’s going to be a dystopian hellscape. Especially when you consider Spotify … Continue reading Episode 22 ...…
 
Twice a year Kevin and I gather up a bunch of your questions from the Internet of Things Podcast Hotline and find answers for them. The episode stars all of our listeners and this time around y’all want to know about helping students build Amazon Alexa skills, how to use a sensor to track when … Continue reading Episode 219: The summer Q&A episode!…
 
Twice a year Kevin and I gather up a bunch of your questions from the Internet of Things Podcast Hotline and find answers for them. The episode stars all of our listeners and this time around y’all want to know about helping students build Amazon Alexa skills, how to use a sensor to track when … Continue reading Episode 219: The summer Q&A episode!…
 
This week we talk about Nvidia’s new EGX platform for delivering machine learning at the edge as well as the surprise Sony low power wide area network that can send a few bits 60 miles. And because we forgot last week, this week we review Google’s decision to walk back its Nest deprecation as well … Continue reading Episode 218: This company is ...…
 
This week we talk about Nvidia’s new EGX platform for delivering machine learning at the edge as well as the surprise Sony low power wide area network that can send a few bits 60 miles. And because we forgot last week, this week we review Google’s decision to walk back its Nest deprecation as well … Continue reading Episode 218: This company is ...…
 
This week, Lutron introduced the Aurora dimmer switch, which attaches to a traditional light switch to control your smart bulbs without any need of an electrician or tools. We love it! We also discuss the launch of Wyze’s light bulbs and newly added Google Assistant integration, Comcast’s proposed health sensors and Mediatek’s new chips for … C ...…
 
This week, Lutron introduced the Aurora dimmer switch, which attaches to a traditional light switch to control your smart bulbs without any need of an electrician or tools. We love it! We also discuss the launch of Wyze’s light bulbs and newly added Google Assistant integration, Comcast’s proposed health sensors and Mediatek’s new chips for … C ...…
 
This week Kevin and I continue discussing the fall out from Google killing the Works with Nest program. We discuss alternative devices for those who want to replace their Nest devices. Next, we go into the Amazon Alexa updates that add the Guard security features and sunrise and sunset schedule. Then we look at the … Continue reading Episode 21 ...…
 
This week Kevin and I continue discussing the fall out from Google killing the Works with Nest program. We discuss alternative devices for those who want to replace their Nest devices. Next, we go into the Amazon Alexa updates that add the Guard security features and sunrise and sunset schedule. Then we look at the … Continue reading Episode 21 ...…
 
This week’s show is a long one, thanks to both Google I/O and Microsoft Build happening this week. We kick off with news from I/O about local processing and gesture controls before digging deep into what it means that Google is killing its Works with Nest program. We explain what it means for consumers, the … Continue reading Episode 215: What ...…
 
This week’s show is a long one, thanks to both Google I/O and Microsoft Build happening this week. We kick off with news from I/O about local processing and gesture controls before digging deep into what it means that Google is killing its Works with Nest program. We explain what it means for consumers, the … Continue reading Episode 215: What ...…
 
This week Kevin and I mourn the end of Anki, the company behind Kevin’s beloved Vector robot. We also talk about the upcoming Google I/O, privacy expectations in apartments with connected devices and AT&T’s nationwide NB-IoT network. From there we discuss Congressional hearings on device security here and abroad in the U.K. In our quick … Conti ...…
 
This week Kevin and I mourn the end of Anki, the company behind Kevin’s beloved Vector robot. We also talk about the upcoming Google I/O, privacy expectations in apartments with connected devices and AT&T’s nationwide NB-IoT network. From there we discuss Congressional hearings on device security here and abroad in the U.K. In our quick … Conti ...…
 
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