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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Podcast: Do we really need a smartwatch?

Almost everyone has a smartphone.  We are constantly connected to our smartphone, checking notifications, interacting with others, and taking more pictures of ourselves than we really need to.  Sometimes, the act of pulling our smartphone from our pocket can be a hassle.  What if there was a way to remedy that?  Tech companies believe they have a solution, and that solution is the smartwatch.  Since the birth of the modern smartwatch in 2013, tech companies have been making more smartwatches and flooding the market with them.  Tech companies have been marketing them as the perfect companion for your smartphone.  But are smartwatches the perfect companion for your smartphone right now?  Are they the next big thing, or the next big fad?  I dive into the topic and give my thoughts.


Intro music: Yoshi’s Woolly World 8-bit by Bulby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dak4xv1Yo9c

This podcast was made for an assignment in a class at University of Toronto Mississauga; CCT110: Rhetoric and Media.  Due to assignment restrictions, the podcast was limited to three minutes.

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