Home: On #054 – Securing Communities, with Jamie Siminoff

Aug 31, 2015 by

Jamie Siminoff, the inventor of the Ring Video Doorbell joins us to talk about their product, their recent round of funding, and their mission...which may not be what you might expect from this company. It’s less about convenience and more about security.

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Home: On #053 – Property Management, with Gregg Stebben

Aug 11, 2015 by

Men's Health Tech Editor Gregg Stebben joins us to share his experiences using connected locks and other smarthome products as part of his standard toolkit for managing rental properties. Now...if only he could find one system to pull it all together.

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Entertainment 2.0 #336: Houston, You Have a Problem

Jul 30, 2015 by

Josh is back, and it's a good thing, because there's a lot going on! Remember that guide data update we discussed? Yeah, that didn't go so well for many. But hey…Windows 10 is here, so that's good, right? Unless you use Media Center.

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Groove Music Now Available on Sonos

Jul 29, 2015 by

Groove Music is now available on Sonos systems as a beta service, but you will need a Groove Music Pass to listen.

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Home: On #052 – Better Experiences, with Joe Johnston

Jul 27, 2015 by

The HomeKit news continues, and it’s not good. New devices launch while others temporarily stop shipping. And user experience expert Joe Johnston joins us to discuss how he thinks the smarthome experience will improve in the not-too-distant future.

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First Look: iHome’s HomeKit-compatible SmartPlug

Jul 22, 2015 by

We review iHome's new HomeKit-compatible SmartPlug, which is now shipping, and it may be the best designed plug-in module available. But it suffers from HomeKit's achilles heel: software and integration problems.

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Entertainment 2.0 #335: Gettin’ Groovy

Jul 17, 2015 by

While Josh is away, Marques Lyons joins us to discuss the latest Microsoft entertainment news. Microsoft aligns Media Center's program guide data with Xbox, Windows' Music and Video apps get renamed again (don't get Marques started), and the recent write-down of all things Nokia doesn't necessarily mean the end of Windows Phone.

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Home: On #051 – Going Hubless, with Adam Miarka

Jul 9, 2015 by

The smarthome space may face something of a shakeout in the months ahead, Lutron releases its updated smart bridge for the Caséta Wireless Lighting products, and Adam Miarka joins us to discuss life beyond the smarthome hub.

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Home: On #050 – HomeKit Confusion, with Josh Pollard

Jun 15, 2015 by

DMZ colleague Josh Pollard joins Richard to mark 50 episodes of Home: On over the past two years and discuss what’s changed in their respective homes as the industry continues to grow and evolve. And with HomeKit products releasing now, you can be sure they spent some time talking about that hot mess plus a bit of other smarthome news.

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Introducing Apple HomeKit

Jun 10, 2015 by

The first wave of HomeKit devices is finally here. Here's what we know and what you need to know if you're interested in buying any of these products. There's a lot of confusion surrounding this release, so be sure to check for that Works with Apple HomeKit logo to ensure compatibility!

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Home: On #049 – Delivering Comfort, with Rahul Raj

Jun 8, 2015 by

NuTone enters the smarthome space with some rebranded white-box products, HomeKit-compatible devices start to hit the market, and Ecobee’s Rahul Raj joins us to discuss the Ecobee3 smart thermostat and some of their latest announcements.

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Insteon Hub Pro Adds HomeKit, Loses Lots of Insteon

Jun 4, 2015 by

Insteon's new Hub Pro adds HomeKit support, but its lack of complete Insteon support may be a big disappointment for current Insteon users and enthusiasts.

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