This week's show kicks off with a discussion about Carnegie Mellon's research into detecting people's movements through walls using Wi-Fi. As part of the discussion we also talk about the use of stick figures to protect privacy and how little trust … [Read more...]
Podcast: Return of the HomePod
This week's show kicks off with a discussion of Apple's new HomePod, which has some cool machine learning capabilities and new sensors built into it, plus a higher price tag than most smart speakers. Then we talk about a survey out of the UK that … [Read more...]
When do we start legislating personal data captured by robots?
Recently we've seen a range of legislation, both passed and proposed, creating rules to protect personal data captured by connected devices. These revolve around ways for consumers to delete such data, what companies can or can't do with the data, … [Read more...]
Will a new standard for smart appliances matter?
Several big names in the appliance industry, including Samsung, Haier (GE Appliances), American Standard, Electrolux, Trane, and Arçelik, have banded together to create a standards organization to build a common language for smart features that will … [Read more...]
Smart home news and thoughts from the first day of CES 2021
There's nothing like sitting at your desk starting at 5 am (if you're on the West Coast) and strapping in for 10 hours of live-streamed and pre-recorded content from the largest consumer technology show in the world. But on Monday that's what Kevin … [Read more...]