On the fifth episode of The TechRepublic Podcast, we covered a lot of topics, from Microsoft layoffs to Steve Wozniak’s take on AI and the Internet of Things to IBM’s 7nm breakthrough to some hands-on impressions of the Amazon Echo.

Bill Detwiler and I were joined by Teena Hammond and Conner Forrest.

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