SMRpodcast Episode #204 is online and ready for download. This week we are back to a full crew as Robb returns from vacation.
There wasn't a lot of tech news over the last week, however, Cortana, Microsoft's new Siri-like personal smartphone assistant was unveiled and Rod was completely mesmerized by it's features. Cortana comes out next week and Rod is waiting with the anticipation of a school aged child with just a few days until summer vacation.
Amazon has launched Fire TV, a media streaming box to join the ranks of Roku, Wii, XBOX, Apple TV, Chromecast, TiVo, Slingbox, Belkin TV, smart TVs, and a bunch of other streaming sticks and boxes. Needless to say, Amazon has entered a crowded space with the Fire TV, so it will be interesting to see how the company fairs with its $99 device.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 was released, Gogo increases in-flight WiFi to 70 Mbs, and we stray off into a tangent about window seats and sleeping on planes. We've got all this, our picks, and more in episode #204 of the SMRpodcast.
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- Recorded: April 08th, 2014
- Published: April 09th, 2014
- Duration: 01hr 35min 00sec
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Big stories we covered this week
- Microsoft announces Cortana the digital voice assistant we weigh in
- Amazon announces Fire TV
- Windows 8.1 update 1 is available and Chris gives a rundown of the new features
Other stories we covered this week
- Robb is back from vacation and gives us a recap
- A couple of funny flight bullies are revealed
- How to use the term “Next” properly is debated
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