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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Our Own Devices

Nandagopal Rajan and Shruti Dhapola, who handle Indian Express Technology, host this new weekly podcast which goes beyond the trends so you can stay ahead of the curve. Our Own Devices discusses quirky gadgets, dissects trends and reflects on the world of tech in India.

Episode 4 November 24, 2019

How to be smarter about your smart speakers

Amazon Echo series, Google Home, Sonos speakers- India’s slowly starting to catch up to the international hype around smart speakers. On this episode, hosts Shruti Dhapola and Nandagopal Rajan detail what India’s smart speaker market has to offer and the pros and cons of owning a smart speaker. Shruti addresses the prevailing concerns about smart speakers and how much they “listen” to, saying “The question of privacy is never going to go away”. Nandagopal illustrates why voice-based search that these smart speakers offer is especially relevant to India saying “literacy is not going to be a hindrance for access to the internet, that’s where voice will be important”. So what should you know before investing in a smart speaker? Tune in to find out.


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How to be smarter about your smart speakersAmazon Echo series, Google Home, Sonos speakers- India's slowly starting to catch up to the international hype around smart speakers. On this episode, hosts Shruti Dhapola and Nandagopal Rajan detail what India's smart speaker market has to offer and the pros and cons of owning a smart speaker. Shruti addresses the prevailing concerns about smart speakers and how much they "listen" to, saying "The question of privacy is never going to go away". Nandagopal illustrates why voice-based search that these smart speakers offer is especially relevant to India saying "literacy is not going to be a hindrance for access to the internet, that's where voice will be important". So what should you know before investing in a smart speaker? Tune in to find out. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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