Episode 171: Gaming Rigs, Smart Lights & Annoying Mother-In-Laws

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We start this weeks Double Tap Canada with a plea for help from a confused Steven Scott. He’s still looking for a gaming rig to play his beloved truck driving game on but with so many options out there, just what should he buy? Marc Aflalo will be pointing him in the right direction.

Sticking with gaming, we’ll be taking a look at the news that Google has closed it’s game studios for their Stadia platform. Does this mean the end for the short-lived gaming service? In other tech news, Apple has just released the developer beta of iOS 14.5 and there are 2 features that may be worth getting excited about. Also, Amazon have just launched the Alexa Guard Plus subscription service in the US & Canada. The Alexa Guard feature will listen out and notify you when your smartspeaker hears any trigger sounds such as breaking glass, smoke alarms etc. Just what extra protection do you get with the new Alexa Guard Plus feature and is it worth the $4.99 monthly subscription?
While we’re talking Alexa, Steven will be running through some skills & features that can be handy if you are working from home, or when you want to annoying your dog…

Finally, Steven takes a look at 2 smart lighting products, 1 from Phillips Hue & 1 from TP Tapo. Just how easy are they to set up? it’s on to your emails. After buying a new touch screen laptop, Bilal wants to know if the Jaws screen reader has touch screen support. If you have any questions, then we’d love to hear from you. You can email [email protected] or leave a voicemail on 844 971 1999

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