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The New Screen Savers 91: Android Wear 2.0 and New LG Watch Style & Sport

February 11, 201799 min
Florence Ion joins Leo Laporte to talk about Android Wear 2.0 and the latest LG smartwatches. It's Leo's LG Watch Sport versus Flo's LG Watch Style. Leo and Flo talk with Kyle Wiens from iFixit.com about the 'Right to Repair' and why this is legislation that techies should support. Megan Morrone and Jason Howell completed their month-long experiment of swapping iOS and Android devices. Hear their final takeaways on switching operating systems during the #TWiTSwitch. Have you seen the short film 'Pearl?' It's the first film nominated for an Oscar with VR capability. We talk to Director and Academy Award winner Patrick Osborne about his film. Bryan Burnett builds a DIY Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi. Becky Worley, Mike Elgan, Greg Ferro plays another round of the PlayStation VR game, 'Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.' Finally, we answer more of your Android questions in Call for Help and the Mail Bag!Building Your Own Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi:Parts: Raspberry Pi (Model 3 or Model 2), Micro USB cable and power adapter, 8 GB or larger Micro SD, USB MicSpeaker, Keyboard, and MouseAmazon Developer Services site: https://developer.amazon.comWeb Settings:Allowed Origins: https://localhost:3000Allowed Return: URL's https://localhost:3000/authresponseTerminal Commands - Install Alexa:cd Desktopgit clone https://github.com/alexa/alexa-avs-sample-app.gitcd ~/Desktop/alexa-avs-sample-appnano automated_install.shFill in the fields with the information from your Developer account.Hit CTRL X to savecd ~/Desktop/alexa-avs-sample-app. automate_install.shRun Alexa Service:cd ~/Desktop/alexa-avs-sample-app/samplescd companionService && npm startRun Sample App to Confirm Account:cd ~/Desktop/alexa-avs-sample-app/samplescd javaclient && mvn exec:execStart Wake Word:cd ~/Desktop/alexa-avs-sample-app/samplescd wakeWordAgent/src && ./wakeWordAgent -e kitt_ai Hosts: Leo Laporte and Florence Ion Guests: Kyle Wiens, Patrick Osborne, Jason Howell, Megan Morrone, Mike Elgan, Greg Ferro, Becky Worley, and Bryan Burnett The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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