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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Securifi Readies WiFi Router with Built-in Smarthome Hub

Jan 5, 2015 by

Securifi is preparing to sell its much-anticipated Almond+ home router/automation hub. The question is, will others follow, and what will the user experience be like?

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New Z-Wave Module Gets Smaller, Monitors Energy Use

Jan 5, 2015 by

Aeon Labs has announced its next generation plug module, sporting energy monitoring/indication and USB charging in what is currently the smallest form factor available in U.S. and U.K. markets.

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Alarm.com’s New Smart Thermostat Offers Beauty and Brains

Jan 5, 2015 by

Alarm.com's new Smart Thermostat checks all the right boxes on our thermostat wishlist...if you're an alarm.com service customer.

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Home: On #039 – Holiday Preparations, with Josh Pollard

Dec 22, 2014 by

DMZ colleague Josh Pollard joins us on this special holiday episode of Home: On to run through some news updates, talk about how to ready your smarthome for the holidays, and share some gift ideas for your favorite smarthome geeks (and for themselves).

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Home: On #038 – INSTEON Revisited, with Paul Braren

Dec 12, 2014 by

Quirky + GE combine forces to release new smarthome products; INSTEON sneaks out a new, inexpensive hub; and ZigBee 3.0 might finally standardize an otherwise splintered technology space. These stories and more, as Tinkertry’s Paul Braren joins Richard on this news-packed episode.

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Home: On #037 – Open Automation, with Marco Schwartz

Nov 17, 2014 by

Marco Schwartz, author of Home Automation with Arduino, joins us to discuss open home automation. If you have a maker mentality, and you want complete control over your connected devices, open home automation may be for you. Marco walks through some of the more interesting projects he’s completed and points us toward some resources available to get you started.

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VUDU partners with Disney Movies Anywhere

Nov 15, 2014 by

Walmart's VUDU service will soon become a partner of Disney Movies Anywhere, giving you even more locations to watch your digital copy of Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Wink Redux

Nov 14, 2014 by

Quirky + GE announced new products for the Wink connected home ecosystem. There's some good stuff here, but only a few of these devices stand out from today's available smarthome products.

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Home: On #036 – Revolv Exits, with Mike Wolf

Oct 29, 2014 by

Staples releases an updated Connect Hub with ZigBee and Bluetooth LE support, the August lock ships—but Apple Stores get it before those who pre-ordered, and analyst Mike Wolf joins Richard to discuss the unexpected news that Nest has purchased Revolv, and they've discontinued Revolv’s only product offering...the multi-protocol hub.

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Get Staples’ New Connect Hub with Bluetooth, ZigBee for Free!

Oct 28, 2014 by

The new Staples Connect hub from D-Link adds ZigBee and Bluetooth LE support to an already strong home hub contender. And you can get one for free if you buy two eligible, compatible products at Staples.com before the end of the year.

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Home: On #035 – Catching Up, with Tom Merritt

Oct 7, 2014 by

Daily Tech News Show host Tom Merritt joins us to catch up on the latest smarthome news, including recent product announcements from Wink and Logitech, a lawsuit from iControl, and a truly smart connected LED bulb.

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