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Hype Hazard: Your Source for Exposing the Tech Behind the Hype

On the Hype Hazard tech podcast, Kaleido Insights’ Jessica Groopman and Jaimy Szymanski cut through the noise, exploring the flashiest tech du jour to expose what’s really at stake. Each episode focuses on an emerging technology company and its market implications to help innovators decide whether they should pay attention, or avoid the froth! At the end, each company receives a rating: Is it… Trash, Flash, Cash, or Splash?

Episode 10: Smart Home Bonanza! Hype Hazard

What better hub of tech hype and hazards than the Smart Home?! For our Season 1 Finale,  we take you on a tour exploring gadgets galore in this flash round of four devices. Are Smart Home devices just "assisted living for millennials," or real innovations toward improving quality of life and longevity? Come in, and stay a while, as we go room to room, navigating novelty and searching for utility …Bathroom: is Willo, the toothbrushing robot the answer to democratized oral hygiene, or just a marketing ploy towards helicopter parents?Kitchen: is Meater, the smart cooking thermometer really worth 10x its analogue predecessor, or is it an investment in perfectly cooked culinary confidence?   Bedroom: is EightSleep, the connected mattress pad a dream come true for peak performance, or is the 'sleep fitness movement' a cover for sleeping on a data hungry wearable?Living Room: is Mirror, Lululemon's smart mirror an embodiment of the physical and economic shift towards in-home fitness, or a reflection of much broader disruptions to come in home healthcare? Ratings Time: At the end of each room, we rate this each technology on our highly scientific scale to help innovators put this into context. Tune in to hear our reviews, and tell us what you think!Trash: Garbage abound in tech-land, so buyer beware of rubbish in disguise! Flash: A flash in the pan! Hot now, but fleeting once it exhausts early adopter segmentsCash: Money-maker with scalable potential, but ultimately nothing innovative hereSplash: Fundamentally innovative, and full of transformative potential to fix a real problemResources:www.kaleidoinsights.comhttps://www.willo.com/https://meater.com/https://www.eightsleep.com/https://www.mirror.co/Credits: Hype Hazard is designed, developed, and recorded by Jaimy Szymanski and Jessica Groopman. This episode was edited Randall Ward and our theme music was composed by Adam Roszkiewicz.#smarthome #connectedhome #IoT #residential #fitness #health #home #realestate #kitchen #AI #connecteddevices #consumerelectronics 
  1. Episode 10: Smart Home Bonanza!
  2. Episode 9: Rivian & Electric Vehicles
  3. Episode 8: Robinhood & Investing Apps
  4. Episode 7: Deepfakes & Synthetic Media
  5. Episode 6: Noom & Personalized Weight Loss

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About the Ratings

We rate companies discussed on our highly scientific scale to help digital leaders put each breakout technology into context:

  • Trash: Garbage abound in tech-land, so buyer beware of rubbish in disguise!
  • Flash: A flash in the pan! Hot now, but fleeting once it exhausts early adopter segments
  • Cash: Money-maker with scalable potential, but ultimately nothing innovative here
  • Splash: Fundamentally innovative, and full of transformative potential to fix a real problem

Credits

Hype Hazard is designed, developed, and recorded by Jaimy Szymanski and Jessica Groopman. Randall Ward edits our show, and our theme music was composed by Adam Roszkiewicz. Cover art designed by Mary Talbert.

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