Would You Buy An Amazon TV?

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Your digital media catch-up is right here.

Every Tuesday – for just a few minutes – I join Heather Backman (my old buddy from her days on CHOM FM) on the air at Jack 103 (Rogers Sports & Media) to give a quick blast about the current state of technology, media and Internet culture. We’re calling the segment Tech Tuesday (and we do it in just a few minutes).

What is Tech Tuesday?

If you ever find yourself wondering… What, exactly, is the point of TikTok? How can I make myself look better on a Zoom? Reddit? What’s that about? How do I help my kids be safer online? Who’s the latest creator and streamer that I should be checking out?

You are not alone.

This is what Heather Backman and I discussed this morning over on Jack 103 FM for a couple of minutes:

Amazon makes its own TVs now, and one is always listening for ‘Alexa’CNET and Amazon’s new ‘adaptive volume’ will make Alexa speak louder when it’s noisyThe Verge.

Amazon has long worked with other brands like Toshiba and Insignia to produce Fire TV Edition sets equipped with its own smart TV system. Now the giant online retailer is getting into the TV hardware game itself. The Amazon Fire TV Omni and Fire TV 4-Series are the first Amazon-built TVs, according to the company… The Fire TV Omni’s claim to fame is a built-in far-field mic array that responds to the ‘Alexa’ wake word, much like an Echo speaker. That feature allows you to talk to the TV hands-free – no remote required – to search for TV shows and movies, navigate menus and have a conversation with Alexa to help you figure out what to watch.”

Is Amazon still over-reaching and trying to own your home? 

App of the week: Calendly – eliminating the hassle of back-and-forth emails to schedule a meeting… this is an easy scheduling app.

Once the segment goes live on Jack 103, I will post it here for you to listen in, learn, share and engage….

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