Smart Tech Today #6: Smart Tech: It’s for Everyone

On this episode of Smart Tech Today, Mikah and I talk about:

  • Disney reaches deal with Amazon to put Disney+ on Fire TV devices:

  • Roku’s new free app lets you control your viewing with your Apple Watch:

  • Google Assistant can now support bathtubs and faucets:

  • How Industrial Giant Honeywell Is Taking Over Your Building’s Brain:

  • Extending Apple’s HomeKit through the open-source Homebridge:

  • How to connect incompatible accessories to HomeKit using Homebridge:

  • Homebridge Out of the Box:

  • Google’s Nest Hubs can now sense when you’re standing nearby and show you the weather:

  • Apple’s Revised Privacy Page Provides More Per-App Detail:

  • Matthew Cassinelli discusses some of the automation, routines, and Shortcuts he’s working on in his smart home.

  • Feedback & Questions: A question about out-of-home alerts for a Hue sensor and a nomination for a name for “smart shoes.”

  • Mikah’s pick of the week: LEVOIT humidifier:

  • Honeywell humidifier:

  • Matthew’s pick of the week: SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher:

Plus, here’s a set of Siri Shortcuts I created last week for subscribing and listening to the show:

We’ll be live next Monday at our usual 4pm PST – thanks for listening along so far!

Links for the show:

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