Episode 296: Gifts galore and a recipe for smarter food prep
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This week’s podcast is full of gift suggestions from our annual gift guide, many of which are aimed at those people on your list who have a green thumb. We then discuss my disappointment with Wemo after almost a decade of using its devices, and Kevin shares his plans to eliminate data-mining services from his life. On a related note, we do a deep dive into Amazon’s Sidewalk network plans and talk about trust. From there, we discuss new features for Google Assistant, an adorable AI bird feeder on Kickstarter, and my thoughts on the Chef IQ smart cooker. We end by answering a listener’s question about wearables and their accuracy.

The BirdBuddy feeder won’t ship until Sept. 2021, but I can’t wait to review it for next year’s gift guide. Image courtesy of BirdBuddy.

In honor of the American Thanksgiving holiday, our guest this week is Nick Holzherr, head of product for Whisk at Samsung Next, who talks about the future of the smart kitchen and food preparation. We discuss the role recipes can play as a standard for smarter kitchens, how to solve the problem of pantry management, and why it’s so hard to build updated kitchen experiences when everyone has kitchens that are from different eras. We even discuss the challenges of personalization and how to get users to trust the services to which they’re asked to give up their personal information. It’s a good show to listen to while prepping a meal.

Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Kevin Tofel
Guest: Nick Holzherr, Head of Whisk at Samsung Next
SponsorsCalix and Teracode

  • Four gift ideas for people obsessed with their plants
  • Amazon’s Sidewalk isn’t as invasive as you might think
  • The ChefIQ smart cooker combines gadgets and makes cooking easier
  • The future of the connected kitchen is almost here
  • The big trend in kitchen gadgets is combo cookers

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The Chrome Cast
The Chrome Cast
Chrome Unboxed
CES 2021 came and went with more Chromebooks than we expected
This episode is sponsored by VIZOR for Chromebooks. Schools, do you have Chromebooks? Introducing VIZOR for Chromebooks, a Chromebook management solution that goes beyond your Google Admin functionality. It integrates with G Suite and with your Student Information System. Track who has what, track check-out programs, and manage repairs. Schedule a product demo to see if VIZOR for Chromebooks can help your school. - - - - Just like that, another CES is in the books and though we weren’t in Vegas this year for the annual tech show, things were still getting announced left and right. That includes quite a few Chromebooks this year, totaling 5 new official announcements and one teaser. We sincerely feel like this is just the tip of the iceberg for Chromebooks in 2021, but it was a great start to a year we’re convinced will be chock-full of new Chrome OS hardware. Specifically today, we spend quite a bit of time talking through the big ASUS Chromebooks that were unveiled and how after a year of not much from ASUS in 2020, it feels like they are back in the game and offering up a wide range of Chromebooks that should find a place in just about any budget. There was a lot to cover and we’re excited about CES, but it’s just the beginning. Trust us: there’s much more coming. NOTABLE LINKS * CES 2021: It’s time to get excited about ASUS Chromebooks again [VIDEO] * Best of CES 2021: our favorite tech from this year’s show * All 3 new ASUS Chromebooks get awesome landing pages * CES 2021: Hands-on with the Acer’s Ryzen-powered Chromebook Spin 514 * ASUS unveils 3 new Chromebooks at CES 2021 with Intel Evo and AMD on board * Our reaction to the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 [VIDEO] * CES 2021: Intel Evo Chromebooks made official at with one Acer model teased * Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 receives praise from early hands-on reactions - - - - This episode is also brought to you by NordVPN. Get a VPN that takes your privacy seriously. NordVPN is our VPN of choice and will secure your browsing on your Chromebook or on any device. Use NordVPN to keep your private data to yourself whether you are at home or on the go! CLICK HERE to try it out and get a 3-year deal for $3.49/month. Join our Patreon community and get access to things like behind-the-scenes footage, early access to videos, private Discord server access, an ad-free experience on the mobile and desktop versions of the website, your name listed on all our YouTube videos, and monthly live stream Q&A. CLICK HERE to be a part of our community. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chromeunboxed/support
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Alphabet Scoop | 9to5Google
Alphabet Scoop | 9to5Google
9to5Mac
Alphabet Scoop 110: Galaxy S21 hands-on, everything at CES 2021, and Fitbit
This week we recap everything announced by Samsung today at the Galaxy S21 event from the trio of phones to new earbuds and a tracker. We then highlight the top things announced at an otherwise quiet CES 2021. Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castro, Pocket Casts, Overcast, and through our dedicated RSS feed. New episodes of Alphabet Scoop are recorded every Thursday afternoon at 4-5 PM ET and published on Friday mornings. Subscribe to our podcast in Google Play or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available. Hosts: * Abner Li * Ben Schoon * Kyle Bradshaw Links: * Galaxy S21 unboxing and first impressions: No charger, but a whole lot of phone [Video] * Samsung Galaxy S21 series goes official w/ Snapdragon 888, S Pen, $200 price drop * Galaxy Buds Pro can cancel out or amplify ambient noise, switch between devices for $199 * Samsung ditches microSD card support on all Galaxy S21 models * Samsung is bringing SmartThings to Android Auto * Samsung Galaxy SmartTag works like a Tile tracker, available from $29 * Google Messages is ‘native’ on Samsung Galaxy S21 as Discover is default feed * Asus Chromebook Flip CM5 goes Ryzen with gaming-centric keyboard * Acer Chromebook Spin 514 launches next month with AMD Ryzen, starts at $479 * Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 cuts costs w/ $549 starting price, mid-range specs * TCL adopts Google TV in 2021 models starting in the United States * Sony embraces the new Google TV interface on 2021 ‘Bravia XR’ lineup * TCL and Alcatel launching trio of Android tablets, including one w/ color E Ink competitor * Google completes acquisition of Fitbit, reiterates privacy promises * Fitbit says Google deal won’t affect third-party services * Google Store marks Fitbit acquisition closing with prominent banner message Feedback? Drop us a line at gtips@9to5g.com. You can also rate us in Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or recommend us in Pocket Casts to help more people discover the show.
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Mobile Tech Podcast with tnkgrl Myriam Joire
Mobile Tech Podcast with tnkgrl Myriam Joire
WorldPodcasts.com / Gorilla Voice Media
Samsung Galaxy S21 first impressions and CES 2021 recap with Dave Altavilla and Marco Chiappetta of HotHardware
This is episode 199 of the Mobile Tech Podcast with guests Dave Altavilla and Marco Chiappetta of HotHardware -- brought to you by Audible. In today's show, we share our first impressions of Samsung's Galaxy S21-series and Galaxy Buds Pro. We then dive into CES 2021 news from Samsung, Qualcomm, TCL, LG, OnePlus, Honor, HTC, BlackBerry, and Huawei (phew!), and briefly recap the rest of the show... Enjoy :) Episode Links - Donate: https://tnkgrl.com/tnkgrl/ - Support the podcast with Audible: http://AudibleTrial.com/MobileTech - Dave Altavilla: https://twitter.com/DaveAltavilla - Marco Chiappetta: https://twitter.com/MarcoChiappetta - Samsung Galaxy S21-series: https://hothardware.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s21-launch-ces-2021-snapdragon-888 - Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: https://hothardware.com/news/samsungs-galaxy-buds-pro-premium-wireless-earbuds - Samsung Exynos 2100: https://hothardware.com/news/samsung-officially-unveils-exynos-2100-flagship-mobile-chip-to-battle-mighty-snapdragon-888 - Samsung Exynos SoCs getting AMD GPUs: https://hothardware.com/news/samsung-2022-flagship-phones-socs-radeon-rdna-2-gpu - Qualcomm's new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor: https://hothardware.com/news/qualcomm-3d-sonic-sensor-gen-2 - My Huawei P40 Pro+ review: https://geardiary.com/2021/01/15/huawei-p40-pro-review/ - TLC 20-series phones: https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/11/22219101/tcl-20-5g-20-se-android-phone-price-specs - TCL Rollable devices: https://hothardware.com/news/tcl-shows-off-17-inch-scrollable-tablet-and-675-inch-rollable-phone-concepts - LG Rollable phone: https://hothardware.com/news/lg-rollable-smartphone-concept-ces-2021 - Oppo Find X3 Pro leaks: https://www.gsmarena.com/oppo_find_x3_pro_leaks_in_officiallooking_renders_showcasing_unique_camera_hump-news-47175.php - OnePlus band: https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/01/11/oneplus-band-unveiled-with-spo2-tracking-and-two-week-battery-life/ - Honor MagicBook Pro and Band 6: https://pocketnow.com/honor-announces-magicbook-pro-honor-band-6 - HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G: https://www.engadget.com/htc-desire-21-pro-5g-205009669.html - BlackBerry sells smartphone IP to Huawei: https://crackberry.com/blackberry-sells-90-smartphone-patents-huawei - HotHardware's best of CES 2021: https://hothardware.com/news/hot-hardware-picks-best-ces-2021 - ASUS' new ZenBook Duo models: https://hothardware.com/news/asus-laptop-and-aio-reveals-ces2021
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Gadget Lab: Weekly Tech News
Gadget Lab: Weekly Tech News
WIRED
CES Wrap-Up
You'd be forgiven if you didn't pay much attention to CES this week. There's been quite a lot going on outside the world of consumer tech, plus the virtual event wasn't nearly as splashy as the Las Vegas extravaganzas of years past. Still, there were a bunch of gadgets on display this year, and we pored over all of it to find the most important devices and trends, from rollable screens to cleaning tech to X-Men arcade games. This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED digital director Brian Barrett joins us to talk all about the good, the bad, and the just plain weird of CES 2021. Show Notes:  Find our picks for the best of CES here or watch the video here. Read more about rollable phone screens here. Read more about all the clean tech at CES here. Follow all of our CES coverage here. Recommendations:  Brian recommends Athletic Brewing non-alcoholic beer. Mike recommends the Instagram account Siblings or Dating? Lauren recommends journalist Sachi Cunningham’s Instagram account, seasachi, for photos of surfers on giant waves. Brian Barrett can be found on Twitter @brbarrett. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys. If you have feedback about the show, or just want to enter to win a $50 gift card, take our brief listener survey here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
35 min
This Week in Google (Audio)
This Week in Google (Audio)
TWiT
TWiG 595: Welcome to the Fetaverse - POTUS transition on Twitter, Brave adds IPFS, Bernie mitten memes
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9to5Mac Happy Hour
9to5Mac Happy Hour
9to5Mac
MagSafe and more coming in 2021 MacBook Pro, redesigned iMac and Apple external display rumors
9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall unpack the latest 2021 rumors from Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg including redesigned iMac, MacBook Pro, and Apple display hardware. Sponsored by TwoBird —one inbox for all your tasks- Write emails, create notes, set reminders, view events, and collaborate live. Learn more about Twobird and download it for free at twobird.com. Sponsored by Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headspace is meditation made simple. Go to headspace.com/mac to start your free one-month trial. Sponsored by TextExpander: Visit textexpander.com/podcast and select 9to5Mac Happy Hour to save 20% off your first year! Follow Zac Hall @apollozac Benjamin Mayo @bzamayo Subscribe * Apple Podcasts * Overcast * Spotify Read More Bloomberg: Apple testing in-screen Touch ID for 2021 iPhone, AirTags coming this year Bloomberg: Apple testing in-screen Touch ID for 2021 iPhone, AirTags coming this year Apple again extends Apple TV+ free trials, subscribers now get free access until July 2021 Bloomberg: New iMac with Pro Display XDR design coming this year, cheaper external display also planned Apple begins blocking M1 Mac users from side loading iPhone and iPad applications Comment: Can the 2021 MacBook Pro reports be right? Bloomberg: 2021 MacBook Pro to charge faster via MagSafe, ‘redesigned MacBook Air’ also planned Kuo details 2021 MacBook Pro: new design with squared-off sides, MagSafe connector and IO return, Touch Bar removed https://youtu.be/5sTyfYxosp0
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