This week was a big one in the tech ecosystem with Microsoft and Google both hosting their big developer conferences. Microsoft’s featured a lot more IoT. Google shared a few updates for its Google Home and, prior to the show, made its Android Things operating system available. In Alexa news, Microsoft showed off its integration between Cortana and Amazon’s digital assistant, and Amazon added in-skill payments to Alexa. Ring has a new app, Fibaro has a new button, Netgear has a new update, Wyze has a new camera, Intel Capital has a new partner, and we share a new report on camera security. I also share my experience with the Nest Hello Doorbell and the Nest Yale lock before we answer a question about moving music from room to room using the Amazon Echo.
Our guest this week is Microsoft’s head of IoT Sam George. He’s been on the show before, but this time we run down the big news on edge computing from Microsoft Build and discuss how a company can avoid messing up their business transformation. It’s a fun show no matter what you care about.
Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Kevin Tofel
Guest: Sam George, head of Microsoft’s IoT platform
Sponsors: MachineQ and Twilio
- Google’s turning the Home into a hub
- How much is your hacked camera feed worth?
- Thoughts on the new Nest gear
- Why Microsoft’s edge strategy is open source
- How to out of pilot purgatory for enterprise IoT
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In last week’s podcast the question of the week was “I have multiple Amazon devices. I want to be able to stop playing the music in one device and resume playing in another device?” If you are playing music from Spotify in one of your speakers, ask Alexa to stop the music then ask her to play “Spotify” in the bedroom (or what ever name you have for the other device). Alexa will resume the music. This also applies to Sonos as you mention in the podcast. Just tell Alexa to play music in the Kitchen (name of the Sonos speaker). This works with iHeart radio and it may work with other streaming broadcast.