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Everything you need to to know about the updates to Bluetooth as it relates to the internet of things, plus a few gifts for those far more fortunate await you on this week’s podcast.

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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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  1. A 210 inch TV could become a number game trap. Isn’t 220 inch better ? (unless your wall is 210 inches wide:-)) I would rather go for living screens everywhere. In fact, I’d wish for all flat surfaces to become screens or content / control panels. The only likely sour grapes moment could be ….57 screens, but (mostly) nothing on :-) Guess Santa will keep me waiting for some time though …

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