Star Wars: The Digital Rights Muddle

Apr 12, 2015 by

Opinion: Disney has created a huge mess with the release of the Star Wars movies as digital titles. Buyer beware: thanks to incompatible digital licensing systems, you may not be getting what you expect, depending on where you purchase them.

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Home: On #045 – Spring Forward, with Jim Collison

Apr 6, 2015 by

GE readies smart appliances for home automation ecosystems like Wink, Canary shows up in retail outlets, and Nest misses a step on the switch to British Summer Time. We catch up on these stories and more with the host of Home Gadget Geeks, Jim Collison.

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Staples Connect Adds Nest Support and More

Apr 3, 2015 by

We've been expecting some new device support from Staples Connect. Today the long-awaited announcement from Staples included support for the Nest Thermostat and several other devices.

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Windows Phone App for Your Nest

Mar 31, 2015 by

The newly reworked and rebranded Cozy app brings Nest control to your Windows Phone. The new app lets you monitor your home with live tiles, control the temperature through Cortana, and more.

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Home: On #044 – The Ultimate Home, with Chad Thompson

Mar 17, 2015 by

Logitech’s Sr. Director of Product and Marketing for the Harmony product line, Chad Thompson, joins us to discuss their move from A/V to whole home control. The best-of-breed universal remote control is getting a whole lot smarter...and useful.

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Home: On #043 – Quirky Behavior, with Seth Johnson

Mar 9, 2015 by

HomeTech Podcast's Seth Johnson joins us to discuss the latest smarthome news, including IFTTT's new iOS apps, new bluetooth-controlled outdoor lighting, and the latest round of connected bulbs. Finally, we discuss Gizmodo's scathing review of the Quirky Wink hub and product line.

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Kwikset Adds Android Support for Kevo

Mar 2, 2015 by

Kwikset has released an Android app for its popular Kevo deadbolt lock, but for now it only works on a limited number of devices.

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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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