Episode 191 – Return of the Piper

We welcome Andy Piper @andypiper back on the show, part of the original Games At Work dot Biz trio – back together kicking off a detailed discussion of voice assistants, following last week’s discussion on Google Home, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomePod.

We then look at some of the more interesting things that came out at CES last week, and how tech seems to be looking for very niche problems to solve – are they worth it? Or are they so menial and trivial -causing more time to automate them then you save by using the automation. Would you were an airbag for your hip? While washing dishes for two? Before heading to your voice controlled toilet seat?

We wrap the show with a quick analysis of is it right for people to use the blockchain to lock in permission for sex – this is wrong on so many levels. And finally a bunch of great game recommendations for wasting your weekend

Show Links:
Follow-up from last week:
39 Million Americans now own a smart speaker – https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/12/39-million-americans-now-own-a-smart-speaker-report-claims/

CES Links:
Smart Dishwasher for two – https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/1/12/16882558/tetra-heatworks-frog-smart-dishwasher-chores-clothes-iot-ces-2018
Less ‘whoa’, more ‘no’! Tech fails to lean from its mistakes at annual pageant – https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/10/consumer-electonrics-show-ces-2018-lack-of-innovation
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106697/

Not again: Men try to create a blockchain-based app for sexual consent – http://mashable.com/2018/01/11/sexual-consent-legalfling-app-blockchain/

Games We are Playing
Michael R. – Geting ready to delete – AdVenture Communist – https://www.hyperhippo.ca/adventure-communist
Has to be based off of the Freemium game model from South Park – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4duJdeKTwHY
Michael M. – Deleting Star Trek Timelines
Andy P. – Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – https://ac-pocketcamp.com/
On Mobile – Dots & Co. – https://www.dots.co/dotsandco/
On the switch – Super Mario Odyssey – https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/super-mario-odyssey-switch
On Xbox – Battlefront 2 – https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2

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Michael Rowe is the co-founder and co-host of GamesAtWork.biz. He maintains the website http://www.michaelrowe01.com, and in his spare time sings with the http://www.durhamsavoyards.org .

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