Home: On #085 – Hey Dingus, with James Montemagno

Mar 6, 2017 by

DMZ alum and listener favorite James Montemagno joins Richard to talk about today's digital home assistants and, in particular, his own experience with Google Home. This highly technical guy’s first dive into smarthome tech is a telling tale about the current state of this market.

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Stringify Adds the Power of Insteon Scenes

Feb 27, 2017 by

Connected services integration platform Stringify now supports Insteon scenes, giving you powerful new control and capabilities in your Insteon smart home.

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Home: On #084 – Post CES, with Josh Pollard

Feb 6, 2017 by

The DMZ’s Josh Pollard joins Richard after CES with some vendor interviews and to share their thoughts on some of their favorite products at the show. We’re a bit late bringing you these interviews, but there’s a lot of great stuff here, so we hope you’ll enjoy them just the same.

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Kwikset (Finally) Brings the HomeKit with Premis Lock

Feb 3, 2017 by

Last year, Kwikset announced that it would be producing a smart lock that would be compatible with Apple's HomeKit ecosystem. Nearly a year later, Kwikset delivers the Premis Lock with a familiar form and featureset.

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SmartThings Will Soon Work with Lutron Caséta

Jan 11, 2017 by

SmartThings users will soon be able to integrate with the Lutron Caséta Wireless bridge, enabling control of Lutron lighting and Serena Shades.

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Dish Anywhere…Coming Soon to Any TV Near You

Jan 8, 2017 by

Dish's popular Dish Anywhere service, currently available for phones, tablets, and on the Web, may soon be coming to a TV near you—wherever you happen to be located.

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Baldwin Incorporating Kevo Technology

Jan 8, 2017 by

Baldwin has introduced a new line of handlesets and deadbolts incorporating Kevo technology. Available in 21 designs, each in 18 finishes, the Baldwin Evolved line will offer customers premium products for their connected homes.

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Belkin Unblocks Your Other Outlet

Jan 4, 2017 by

Belkin's new Wemo Mini Smart Plug addresses one of the biggest concerns with their first generation product with an industrial redesign that doesn't cover both wall outlets. And a new touch-sensitive dimmer makes it easy to control any bulb type in your home.

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Sengled Solves the Connected Bulb Dimmer Problem

Jan 4, 2017 by

Sengled introduces two new connected bulbs: one is the least expensive connected bulb available, and the other one works with your existing dimmer switches. And just for good measure, they're both carbon neutral, counterbalanced by Sengled's tree-planting program.

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Home: On #083 – CES Eve, with Ry Crist

Jan 3, 2017 by

CNET’s Ry Crist joins Richard just before the start of CES to reminisce about last year’s highlights and post-show reality and to speculate about what they'll see this year at this massive event. They're both betting on more smart refrigerators, and Richard's pretty confident he won’t like them.

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Home: On #082 – Fireside ’16, from Technology.FM

Dec 20, 2016 by

It's year two of the Technology.FM end-of-year fireside chat. Richard joins Mike Wolf, Jason Griffing, and Seth Johnson to review the year's top connected home stories and look ahead at what they think 2017 has in store. But first, how did they do with last year's prediction? Not too bad, actually!

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Fibaro Announces HomeKit Sensors

Dec 16, 2016 by

Poland-based smart home company Fibaro has announced it will soon be offering HomeKit-compatible versions of its popular sensor products, currently available for Z-Wave.

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