In this week’s Internet of Things Podcast, Stacey Higginbotham and Kevin Tofel discuss Sonos updating its Terms of Service to prepare for the Amazon Echo integration. As part of this update, the connected speaker maker confirmed that customers who did not accede to the new terms of service would see their devices stop working in the future. This didn’t go over well, but this is a complicated issue. Stacey and Kevin break many of these issues down. We also talk about Google’s Assistant plans, hacked robots, what has happened to the Nvidia Spot, the potential sale of AT&T’s Digital Life service, and answer a reader question.
Also this week, Stacey talks with Nick Dawson, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Sibley innovation hub. Hear about applying some DIY tech to healthcare…Dawson describes how his team built a separate network to experiment with Amazon Dash buttons, Amazon Echoes, Sonoses, Philips Hue lights and even using Slack. It’s really cool.