Author: Jim Collison

4 Gadgets That Now Use Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence may simply sound like another tech buzzword, but it’s very real, and it’s here. Unless you actively pay attention to tech news, you may not notice how companies are slowly integrating AI-based features into everyday home products, but like this blog article says, it’s easy to underestimate new technology until it actually arrives. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some cool new gadgets that are using artificial intelligence to deliver their features.   Mycroft – Open Source AI Smart Home Controller Mycroft is a voice-activated device that connects to and controls other smart devices

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Security Education with Cyber Skyline – CF059

This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim interview Franz Payer, CEO of Cyber Skyline (cyberskyline.com) to discuss their platform for training and developing the next generation of security professionals in the industry. We discuss the current challenges in the security education market and explore where Cyber Skyline fills a critical gap across three products… Click for more / Podcast Player>

Erin Lawrence on iRobot Roomba s9+ with Braava jet m6 Review and Google Nest Hub Max – HGG426

Erin Lawrence from TechGadgetsCanada.com joined us as discussed some current reviews of the iRobot Roomba s9+ partnered with the Braava jet m6 to ensure your house or apartment is always clean! We also looked at the Google Nest Hub Max and compared it to the Amazon Alexa for ease of use. Finally, we talked about… Click for more / Podcast Player>

Sammie Collison on Print Media, Cable News Networks and News Based Podcasts – HGG425

Jim’s daughter Sammie is back on the show this week with some updates, her thoughts on Northwest Missouri State still using printed papers for distribution, cable news outlets and how she sees podcasting shaping news for the future.  I think you will enjoy the show. Click for more / Podcast Player>

Dewain Robinson with White Label Virtual Assistants and the Bot Framework – HGG424

We sat down with Dewain Robinson and caught up with him on his latest responsibilities at Microsoft and a discussion around building your own virtual assistant. We also spend a bunch of time talking about the use of virtual assistants and how they fit into the human space. I think you will enjoy the show. Click for more / Podcast Player>

7 Tips for Easy International Travel

The following was submitted by a listener to Home Gadget Geeks after listening to HGG418. These are excerpts from a much longer list (which I will include in longer post later) based on his own international (and domestic) travel experience. Big thanks to Jim Shoemaker for this contribution to the blog. Flights                     If you want to actually really and restfully sleep on an overnight flight you will probably need to be in a lie-flat business class seat. If that is not possible, accept that all other experiences will pale by comparison. Electronic Entertainment Be sure to load all audio

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