Rank #1: Episode 200: These are the features that matter in the smart kitchen
Jan 24 2019
Rank #2: Episode 121: Everything you need to know about Bluetooth Mesh
Jul 20 2017
Rank #3: Episode 107: How the internet of things came to be
Apr 13 2017
Rank #4: Episode 203: Amazon’s Eero buy and RISC-V
Feb 14 2019
Rank #5: Episode 35: Raspberry Pi creator Eben Upton shares ideas for the Pi Zero
Dec 03 2015
Rank #6: Episode 181: Are you ready for IoT to be a $520B business?
Sep 13 2018
Rank #7: Episode 235: How Amazon is defining the smart home
This week’s show covers the big Amazon announcements in the guest segment, but first Kevin and I focus on the retailer’s smaller announcements around its new show and tell feature and voice interoperability efforts. Kevin has thoughts about cameras in the home. We also talk about Google changing how it handles voice recordings to help address user outrage while covering a study about the privacy challenges of other IoT devices. Then we dive into the geeky idea of merging Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN into a super IoT protocol, cover Zira’s industrial IoT software and figure out who might buy FitBit. We end by answering a question about smart bedside table lamps.For 99 cents you can get an explicit or clean version of Samuel L. Jackson to replace Alexas voice for some features of the Echo.
Our guest this week is Daniel Rausch, VP of Smart Home, Amazon who runs through some of the bigger announcements from the Amazon Alexa and services event on Wednesday. We cover why Alexa has moved beyond a physical device to become a digital assistant and platform. We talk about how Amazon wants to make money on that platform as well as some of the new devices that will showcase Alexa. These include Frames and the Loop ring. Plus, we do a deeper dive into Sidewalk, Amazon’s new wireless protocol for the front yard (and maybe more). Rausch ends by telling us how long we’ll take to see Amazon deliver a truly smart, proactive home.
- Are cameras the secret to smart home dominance?
- The pros and cons of voice interoperability
- This Wi-Fi plus LoRaWAN plan isn’t too crazy
- The digital assistant is the new tech platform and Alexa is queen
- More on Amazon’s new Sidewalk wireless protocol
Sep 26 2019
Rank #8: Episode 135: Amazon wants your key and Vodafone wants your sensor data
Oct 26 2017
Rank #9: Episode 188: How to design a better smart home
Nov 01 2018
Rank #10: Episode 136: Sony’s Aibo is back and Chamberlain’s CEO explains its moves
Nov 02 2017
Rank #11: Episode 50: Are your devices being held hostage?
Mar 17 2016
Rank #12: Episode 17: Hacked Jeeps and hardware’s broken funding model
Jul 23 2015
Rank #13: Episode 9: How connected devices will change the way you travel
May 28 2015
Rank #14: Episode 137: Is Nest breaking Thread?
Nov 09 2017
Rank #15: Episode 202: What happens when your smart home gets a subpoena
Feb 07 2019
Rank #16: Episode 150: Mozilla’s IoT Gateway and LoRa Roaming
Feb 08 2018
Rank #17: Episode 127: Alexa gets multi-room audio and teaching devices to lie to one another
Aug 31 2017
Rank #18: Episode 197: What to expect at CES and in 2019
Jan 03 2019
Rank #19: Episode 64: How a VC views the internet of things
Jun 23 2016
Rank #20: Episode 209: The industrial IoT is under attack
Mar 28 2019