Apple Stores Offer Hue Bridge HomeKit Upgrade Discount

Nov 23, 2015 by

Challenged redeeming Philips' Hue Bridge HomeKit Upgrade Discount? and local Apple Stores have the new bridge at a hassle-free, discounted price.

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Home: On #060 – Kitchen Panels

Nov 20, 2015 by

We invite you to join Richard on stage at the Smart Kitchen Summit with representatives from Amazon, Moen, WeMo, Williams-Sonoma, and Zonoff talking about how they’re bringing the smart kitchen to consumers today and in the future.

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Home: On #059 – The Smart Kitchen, with Mike Wolf

Nov 5, 2015 by

Round two of HomeKit-compatible devices starts to roll out, Lowe's quietly launches the second generation Iris hub, and Mike Wolf discusses why smart kitchen technology is starting to make a big splash in the marketplace.

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Home: On #058 – CEDIA 2015, with Jason Griffing

Nov 2, 2015 by

HomeTech’s Jason Griffing joins Richard at CEDIA 2015 before they canvas the floor to find the latest consumer home technology at this largely Integrator-focused show. Due to the convergence we’re seeing in the market these days, you may be a little surprised at some of the things they find.

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Microsoft Stops Selling Media Center

Oct 29, 2015 by

In an innocuous knowledgebase article that reads more like a footnote than an announcement, Microsoft has indicated that the Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro Pack and Media Pack (for Media Center) are no longer available for purchase as of October 30, 2015.

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Best Buy Offers Trade-In for New Harmony Remotes

Oct 28, 2015 by

Best Buy will give you up to $100 toward your new Harmony Elite or Home Control purchase if you trade in your old Harmony remote.

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Dish Previews 4K Joey and Hopper UI Update

Oct 20, 2015 by

At CEDIA 2015, Dish previewed the new 4K Joey boxes announced earlier this year at CES and a nicely refreshed UI for Hopper and Joey.

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A Convergence of Custom and Consumer at CEDIA 2015

Oct 16, 2015 by

As smart home technology and products go mainstream, we're seeing something of a convergence (or perhaps colliding, depending on your perspective) of markets. Popular, new products are making their way into custom installations while companies typically serving custom integrators are beginning to court consumers directly.

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LG OLED TVs Are Getting More Affordable

Oct 15, 2015 by

At CEDIA’s Future Home Experience in Dallas, LG shows off its line of OLED TVs, supporting 4K and HDR streaming, at lower prices.

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Home: On #057 – Introducing Homeboy, with Matt Wilks

Oct 14, 2015 by

This week's news is all about integration: More stuff works with Nest, Insteon works with Echo, Ring works with Wink, and Richard is joined by colleague Matt Wilks to reveal the launch and availability of Homeboy—apps designed to simplify your Insteon experience.

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Home: On #056 – Customer Focus, with Matt Swatsky

Sep 30, 2015 by

Quirky declares bankruptcy, Hue adds to its product lineup, and Richard gushes over Serena shades and Pico remotes with guest co-host Matt Swatsky from Lutron. He tried to get a scoop on Lutron’s anticipated HomeKit updates, but we’ll just have to wait to hear more about that. It shouldn’t be too long now.

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Monitor Your Garage Doors with Insteon

Sep 22, 2015 by

Is your garage door open? Would you know? In this DIY smarthome project, Richard uses Insteon devices to monitor and notify him when his garage doors open or close.

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