Episode 94: Our CES Hangover with Alexa, Comcast and Carnival

Whelp, I’m back from CES with the obligatory cold, thinking over many of the conversations I had and the gadgets I saw. Some of that bubbles up in this show, with talk of Amazon Alexa Voice Services taking a star turn at the event, my thesis that industrial IoT is going to be where the real opportunities are and Kevin and I trying to parse the idea of Fitbit having an app store. We also talked about Carnival’s connected cruise ship concept, and why I believe that is worth keeping an eye on. I also review my GE Z-wave hinge pin sensor and we discuss Comcast’s new Wi-Fi software and gateway.

The Carnival medallion that connects passengers with several systems on the ship.

And for everyone who woke up in 2017 with the plan to make a device, I brought on maker extraordinaire Dr. Lucy Rogers to inspire you. Five years ago Rogers picked up a soldering iron and taught herself how to build connected products. Now she does it for a living. And some of her work involves dinosaurs! Listen up to learn more.

Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Kevin Tofel
Guest: Dr. Lucy Rogers of Makertorium
Sponsors: Dell and Level Education

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Stacey Higginbotham

I am a journalist who has covered technology for over a decade at publications such as Fortune, PCMag, Gigaom, The Deal and BusinessWeek.

2 thoughts on “Episode 94: Our CES Hangover with Alexa, Comcast and Carnival”

  1. Hi Stacey, great podcat
    My mate Lee fancies you. Here he is expressing his love for you in the only way he knows best. 😻😻😻https://twitter.com/lee_ball/status/819600127656660994

  2. Stacey,
    We love that you were able to review the GE Z-Wave Hinge Pin Door Sensor, but are troubled by all the problems you came across. It would be great if we could spend some time to help you with the problems you experienced with the product. At the very least, it would be great to understand what happened so we can improve the customer experience in the future. Please contact me at social@byjasco.com and we can set up a call to talk?

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