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From generative AI, to maximizing your Wi-Fi: the latest in consumer tech

Houston Chronicle columnist Dwight Silverman joins us to discuss developments in consumer technology.


A major factor in improving WiFi in your home is where your router is placed.


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Houston Chronicle columnist Dwight Silverman says he's never seen any technology develop as rapidly as generative AI, like Chat GPT, has in the last year.

In the audio above, Silverman offers some suggestions for those seeking to dip their toes into this newly developing technology. He tells us more about Bard, Google’s Chat GPT competitor.

We also discuss ways to fix or improve your home Wi-Fi (spoiler alert: where you place your router is key).

Silverman also discusses why Microsoft is now offering Outlook for free on Macs, and why Mac users should not dismiss the idea out of hand.

And he and Houston Matters host Craig Cohen discuss smart home devices and voice-enabled assistants like Alexa and Siri and how a new application called Matter is designed to make them easier to use and more effective.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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