Home: On #027 – Deconstructing AllJoyn, with Stacey Higginbotham

Jun 23, 2014 by

Gigaom’s Stacey Higginbotham joins Richard to talk about some of the highlights from Lightfair, Apple’s recent HomeKit announcement, and what more open standards like AllJoyn can offer developers and the industry at large.

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Nest Protect Returns to Shelves

Jun 17, 2014 by

After being pulled from stores back in early April, the Nest Protect smoke and CO alarm is back on shelves for sale to consumers. Nest announced on its blog that the device is available again for a lower price point of $99.

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Home: On #026 – Lightfair News

Jun 9, 2014 by

Richard is on location in Las Vegas at Lightfair 2014 to bring you some floor interviews with vendors showing the latest in smarter lighting technology for your home.

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Lightfair Highlights

Jun 8, 2014 by

On location at Lightfair 2014, we highlight some of the more interesting smart home and just plain smart lighting solutions on display.

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Apple Announces HomeKit at WWDC

Jun 3, 2014 by

At WWDC, Apple announced a development stack called HomeKit, to tie together control for supported devices in your home. What is it? A platform? An API?

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My Movies 5 Released

Jun 3, 2014 by

My Movies 5 is now available, and it includes some nice platform improvements that make collection management easier and automatic.

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Home: On #025 – The First Year, with Josh Pollard

Jun 2, 2014 by

Josh Pollard joins Richard on this special one-year anniversary episode of Home: On to review the latest news and hype in the industry. But the real focus is on how the home automation industry has grown in the last year, how they’ve each expanded smarthome technology in their own respective homes, and what they think the next year will bring.

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Home: On #024 – Scaling INSTEON, with Joe Dada and Dan Cregg

May 27, 2014 by

The Chief Executive and Chief Technology Officers of INSTEON join Richard to discuss the history of INSTEON, the benefits of INSTEON, and the recently announced collaboration with Microsoft to bring home control to consumers.

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Nest Protect Recall FUD

May 23, 2014 by

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has published a recall notice for the Nest Protect, and between poorly chosen language, press hype, and consumer angst, it's causing a lot of confusion.

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Microsoft, INSTEON Collaborate on Home Control

May 21, 2014 by

INSTEON and Microsoft have established a strategic relationship that brings INSTEON software to Windows devices and INSTEON products to Microsoft stores. The big question, of course, is where will this lead? We've been waiting for Microsoft to make a move in the smarthome space. Could this be it?

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Home: On #023 – Weighing Alternatives, with Chris Barnes

May 15, 2014 by

HomeSeer gets a nod in the smarthome controller space, SmartThings' Dropcam integration causes some angst, and DMZ colleague Chris Barnes seeks advice on how to get started when considering automation options for a smart apartment.

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Netflix Ups Its Subscription Rate by One

May 9, 2014 by

Netflix is upping its new subscription rates by one dollar, pound, or euro, depending on where you live. Existing subscribers get a break, though, for the next two years.

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