Like millions of other people this recent holiday season, I received the year's hottest gift: a smart speaker. I plugged it in, set it up and stared. Now that I had it, what was I going to do with this thing? Luckily, I had just spoken to Liesel Kipp, Senior Vice President of Product and Design for Scripps Lifestyle Studios, the digital division of Scripps Networks Interactive. She shared some of the things her team is developing for Amazon Echo, Google Home and Microsoft Cortana, their cutting-edge applications for Facebook Messenger, and Scripps Networks Interactive's first foray into augmented reality.