The Digital Lifestyle Show #634 – That Device

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Richard and I talk CES trends, Amazon Alexa, the Apple eco-system and ask what the future holds for Cortana. We also talk about the new Windows 10 Insider builds, Windows Mixed Reality and Musci.ly! Checkout my book: Entertainment Apps on the go with…

Amazon Echo Spot now available to order in the UK

Amazon’s latest Echo is now available to pre-order in the UK. The round screen based Echo Spot will be released January 24th, costs £119.99 and is available in black or white. The Spot is works just like the rest of the Echo device and supports video calls, video playback and…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #633 – CES Meltdown

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry, Richard and I talk about this week’s tech news. We talk about Alexa coming to every device including Windows 10, all the news from CES, VR and AR in 2018, Bigscreen virtual desktops, Hive View camera, Intel Meltdown and ask if Cortana…

Philips to launch a Windows 10 app to sync Hue lights to your computers screen

Philips have announced a new app for Windows 10 and MacOS called Hue Sync. The app syncs your Hue lights to match what is on the screen or sync up with music playback back. It should give you an impressive experience when playing games of watching movies. There is already…

Amazon Alexa coming to Windows 10 PCs this Spring

It looks like Windows 10 will get native Amazon Alexa support in 2018. Last year Microsoft and Amazon announced that there was to be a partnership between the digital assistants but end of 2017 timeframe was missed and this new integration is coming directly from Amazon. The Verge reports that…

Hive launches the Hive View an home camera with people detection

Hive have launched a new home security camera called Hive View. The new home security camera has HD livestreaming, motion sensing and person detection. It can be wall mounted or go on a shelf and it has 130° field of view. Hive have tried to make the camera look more…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #632 – Welcome to 2018

Welcome to our first show of 2018 where we look back at our predications from this time last year and see how well we did. We talk about the rise of the smart home, Windows Mixed Reality, Xbox One and broadband speeds. We also speculate on what tech we are…

Windows Mixed Reality and smart home tech, my tech highlights of 2017

This time last year I looked back at my tech highlights of 2016 and now it’s time to look back at 2017. Last year my highlights included the Dell XPS 15 (something I am still using for Windows Mixed Reality), Surface Pro 4 and how I migrated from Microsoft consumer…

You can now control Emby via Amazon Alexa

Emby is one of my favourite media center systems and now you control the media system via Amazon Alexa. The Emby team have added an Alexa skill so you can ask Alexa what is up next, pause the playback of ask to play a movie. The skill is for Emby…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #632 – Merry Christmas

Welcome to our Christmas episode and the final show of 2017. We have a new build of Windows 10 Redstone 4 downloading with a mammoth amount of changes. We talk about my experiences with the new Amazon Echo Show, Harmony Hub, more disappointments with Ultraviolet and lots more. We somehow…

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