Podcast: All I want for Christmas is a 210-inch, unfolding TV

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Whats on your Christmas list this year? Maybe some hue lights or a connected doorbell? For the extremely rich even this Sony 85-inch television might not be enough. I’ve chatted with Eric Thies, VIA International’s Founder & Director of Marketing to discuss what’s on the list of people with bank statements that rival the GDP of a small country to learn that a 210-inch folding television designed by Porsche or a digital backsplash are what’s on their lists.

But before we do the podcast’s version of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, my colleague Kevin Tofel and I focus on the ever-growing power of Bluetooth for the internet of things, and how a growing number of connected devices are hoping to use Bluetooth as a protocol. We also talk about whether we need remotes for the smart home or if the smartphone is good enough.

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Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guest: Kevin Tofel and Eric Thies, VIA International’s Founder & Director of Marketing

  • Bluetooth 4.1 update and what it could mean
  • Bringing presence into the home with Bluetooth and the benefits of the coming low-power Wi-Fi standard
  • I share my idea for a killer Sonos product
  • What the rich are ordering for a connected Christmas this year
  • Is Savant the one system to rule them all?


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