Curling at the 2018 Pyeonchang Winter Olympics
Michael M welcomes the HomePod and it’s robotic assistant Siri to his home, and shares some of his good experiences with his new smart speaker, not the least of which was listening to the radio broadcast of the Tar Heel Sports Network synchronized to the television video courtesy of the Tunecast app and the HomePod.
The 2018 Pyeong Chang Olympics’ opening ceremony incorporated augmented reality and drones, much to the delight of the Games At Work crew. Michael R pointed out the challenges involved in the droneshow, remembering the Super Bowl 51 weather, wind and security conditions that required that the drone performance be taped beforehand, just like what was done in South Korea. Nevertheless, an impressive performance by the Intel team!
Touching on The Void’s newest virtual reality experience, and remembering their earlier Ghostbusters example from episode 176, Michael and Michael discus how to optimize your home automation & Internet of Things setup, making suggestions on router configuration and the importance of frequent updates to keep current with security patches.
Closing out the episode, the team returns to Olympic competition and this time the thrill of victory goes to skiing robots, although the frozen trampoline does get honorable mention. Hope you enjoy!
iFixIt article — HomePod Teardown — https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/HomePod++Teardown/103133
CNET article: Apple’s HomePod gets a warm welcome from Google Assistant — https://www.cnet.com/news/apples-homepod-gets-warm-welcome-from-google-assistant/
The Verge article: Sonos made a playlist for Apple’s HomePod launch — https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/9/16995262/sonos-apple-homepod-launch-day-playlist
The Scholarly Kitchen article: What Will Scholarly Information Providers Do About Voice User Interfaces (VUI)? — https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/02/01/will-scholarly-information-providers-voice-user-interfaces-vui/
TuneIn Radio — https://tunein.com
iMore article: Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire blew my mind and made me cry — https://www.imore.com/star-wars-secrets-empire-blew-my-mind-and-made-me-cry
The Void’s Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire — https://www.thevoid.com/dimensions/starwars/secretsoftheempire/
Games at Work Episode 176 — I Got Slimed — http://gamesatwork.biz/2017/08/24/episode-176-i-got-slimed/
Nerdist’s Star Wars Episode IX Opening Crawl Revealed?! — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht9kRsLLhjg&feature=youtu.be
MIT Technology Review article: A fast-evolving botnet could take gadgets in your home to the dark side — https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610056/a-fast-evolving-new-botnet-could-take-gadgets-in-your-home-to-the-dark-side/
Gizmodo article: The House that Spied on Me — https://gizmodo.com/the-house-that-spied-on-me-1822429852
The Verge article: Robots compete in their own Olympics ski tournament, capture our hearts — https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/12/17004084/winter-olympics-pyeongchang-robot-ski-tournament
Mashable article: This kid jumping onto an icy trampoline in slow motion is actual magic — https://mashable.com/2018/02/12/kid-frozen-trampoline/
What games are the hosts playing?
Michael R: Darts of Fury — http://www.dartsoffury.com
Michael M: Watching Olympic curling and learning new terminology, like the hog line, eh!