On our most recent IoT Podcast episode, Brent called in with a question to make life a little easier in his smart home. He has a reading lamp in his bedroom that he can control with either a switch or a digital assistant. But he’s looking for a … [Read more...]
Apple HomePod mini review: A good option for iOS and HomeKit smart homes
Until recently, if you wanted Siri in a smart speaker, you had to pay several hundreds of dollars to choose from one and only one option: Apple’s HomePod. Last month, the $99 Apple HomePod mini became available, providing a second, less-expensive … [Read more...]
A smarter Siri and UWB make Apple’s HomePod mini a more competitive smart speaker
At an online press event Tuesday, Apple introduced its new line of iPhones which will support faster 5G networks. That’s nice, but a more interesting device to me was the new HomePod mini for the smart home as well as improvements to Siri. Starting … [Read more...]
Amazon Echo Frames reviewed: Are they worth the price?
Last year, Amazon introduced its smart glasses product, the Echo Frames. They’re still a bit of a work in progress and you can only get them by requesting an invite, which Amazon has to approve. My invite was recently accepted so after we spent the … [Read more...]
Amazon Alexa vs Google Home: Should you switch?
On our most recent IoT Podcast, Gene called in as a relatively new listener to our show. He left a voicemail on the IoT Podcast Hotline noting that he uses four Echo Dots and the Amazon Alexa mobile app to control his smart home. However, Gene … [Read more...]