STT 78: Project CHIP Rebrands as Matter - New Amazon Echos, Google vs Roku, Amazon Sidewalk IoT network launches

New Amazon Echos, Google vs Roku, Amazon Sidewalk IoT network launches On this episode of Smart Tech Today with Matthew Cassinelli and Rosemary Orchard (filling in for Mikah Sargent): Project CHIP and ZigBee Alliance rebrands as Matter and Connectivity Standards Alliance (respectively) Samsung SmartThings now available on Windows 10 Spotify's $80 Car Thing Sony releases a more powerful wearable AC Roku's new Express 4K+ offers streaming for $40 Meet the real Alexa: voice actor reportedly responsible for Amazon's AI assistant revealed Amazon lights up Sidewalk, its wireless IoT network Stop pretending Apple and Amazon's Bluetooth networks can't be abused Amazon introduces upgraded Echo Show 8, Echo Show 5, and the all-new Echo Show 5 Kids Google goes nuclear against Roku by adding YouTube TV to the main YouTube app Google adds Entertainment Space to Android tablets Family Broadcast feature comes to Google Assistant Google Assistant will sing you a song about getting vaccinated iOS 14.6 lets you use an email address to put AirTag and other items into Lost Mode How to pair a PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X Controller with iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV Apple's HomePod now lets Siri handle Deezer music requests HomePod still available for purchase two months after being discontinued Project of the Week: Combining an Apple TV remote and an AirTag with a 3D-printed case Picks of the Week: Matthew: Eve Weather: Rosemary: Home Assistant Rosemary: iTead Zigbee CC2531 USB Dongle Rosemary: Aeotec Z-Stick Gen5+ Hosts: Matthew Cassinelli and Rosemary Orchard Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Show notes and links for this episode are available at: Sponsor: or text stt to 500-500

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