Nest Partners Offer Remote Sensors, Optimization

Feb 22, 2015 by

We've been among those pointing fingers at Nest for not offering remote temperature sensors. But through the Works with Nest program, we're starting to see partners offer remote temperature and occupancy sensors so Nest can better optimize the temperature in your home.

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Three More Connected Bulbs: Another Comparison

Feb 17, 2015 by

Looking for the best connected bulbs? We examine the latest offerings and share our thoughts on each, considering price, quality, and more (Hint: Cree wins)

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Home: On #042 – A New Home, with Mike Faucher

Feb 16, 2015 by

Friend of the show Mike Faucher joins us to discuss the latest smarthome news and bring us up to speed on the home automation projects he's undertaking in his new home. An ISY994i controls Insteon devices throughout the house, but does Insteon alone meet all of his needs?

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Sony to Shutter Fledgling Music Service in Favor of Spotify

Jan 29, 2015 by

Sony has announced that it will be shutting down its Music Unlimited service by the end of the quarter, replacing it with a new PlayStation service powered by Spotify.

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TiVo App Update Ready for OnePass

Jan 28, 2015 by

TiVo has updated its best-in-class companion app for iOS. Enhancements include some UI tweaks, more customization options in What to Watch, and some underpinnings in advance of TiVo's anticipated, new OnePass feature.

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Home: On #041 – CES Reflections

Jan 26, 2015 by

Richard reflects on his findings at CES earlier this month, including trends and hot product news. CREE finally releases its anticipated connected bulb, and it looks like a winner. And a series of show floor interviews wraps our coverage of CES 2015.

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Cree Announces Anticipated Connected Bulb

Jan 17, 2015 by

Cree has finally announced its long-anticipated connected bulb at a surprisingly low price. Initially working with Wink, users should expect long-term compatibility with other ZigBee hubs and HomeKit.

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All My Movies Products on Sale

Jan 16, 2015 by

The My Movies products are all on sale for 25-30% off until January 25!

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The Digital Christmas Music Problem

Jan 14, 2015 by

Are your music playlists still peppered with remnants of the holiday past? In the analog days, we could just pack away the music with the decorations, but digital music files can be particularly tricky to isolate and hide after the holiday cheer fades.

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INSTEON To Support HomeKit and More in 2015

Jan 10, 2015 by

As the new year begins, INSTEON unveils a broad range of affiliations and partnerships, a new supercharged hub that will enable control of any HomeKit device, and an API to allow third party development and control of devices through all of the INSTEON hubs.

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Home: On #040 – CES Begins

Jan 9, 2015 by

As CES 2015 opens, we talk with some of the many vendors exhibiting in Las Vegas at CES Unveiled and PEPCOM Digital Experience. Interviews with Ecovent, Ring, Thread Group, Ecobee, and others give us insight into the products we can expect to see in stores this year.

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TiVo Update Will Integrate Streaming And Recorded Content

Jan 7, 2015 by

TiVo announces a series of updates that more closely integrate recorded and streaming content. Among other features, a new series subscription called OnePass shows all available streaming episodes for season recordings.

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