Home: On #068 – SXSW Interactive, with Mike Wolf

Apr 1, 2016 by

Live from SXSW Interactive, where smart home, smart kitchen, and smart cities are hot topics. We catch up with Industry Analyst Mike Wolf then get a chance to speak with some of the companies here in Austin at the event, including b8ta, Yonomi, and ConnectSense.

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Home: On #067 – Standards Consolidation, with Josh Pollard

Mar 14, 2016 by

The Echo keeps getting more useful in the smart home, a new standard could mean the end of AllJoyn, and Revolv advises its customers of an imminent shutdown. DMZ colleague Josh Pollard joins Richard for this news-packed episode of Home: On.

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Revolv is Dead. Thanks for Your Money.

Feb 18, 2016 by

Without apology or compensation, Nest announces the end of Revolv. In 90 days, its services will shutter, and your Revolv hub will become a smarthome relic.

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Home: On #066 – Trying Echo, with Kathi Berry

Feb 15, 2016 by

It's 2016—time to try new things. In this new year, Richard is trying the Amazon Echo to control the devices in his home. Kathi Berry joins us in this episode to discuss the latest issues with Nest, printers that can order their own ink, and Richard's initial thoughts on the Echo.

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Home: On #065 – CES 2016

Jan 18, 2016 by

We're in Las Vegas at CES, seeing some of the latest and yet to be released new products for the connected home. Will we see everything come to market? Maybe, maybe not...but that's part of the fun of CES.

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Hopper 3 Brings 4K and a TON of Tuners

Jan 10, 2016 by

Dish's CES press conference yielded some great product news, including the announcement of a new Hopper 3 DVR in early 2016 that features 4K support, 16 tuners, and a new 4-up display mode.

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New Lenovo Carbon X1 Yoga Offers OLED Display, Dolby Audio

Jan 8, 2016 by

Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Yoga will boast an optional OLED display and Dolby audio, making it a work and entertainment system that will likely spoil you against using all other laptops—maybe even that big screen in your family room.

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Insteon Adds Sonos Control

Jan 7, 2016 by

Insteon has added Sonos control to its hub products, so you can now control audio around your home with Insteon apps or as part of your Insteon scenes.

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Lutron Adds HomeKit Control for Serena Shades

Jan 5, 2016 by

Lutron is adding official HomeKit support for Serena Shades in an update to its HomeKit-compatible Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge. The enhancements will enable simple voice control for your Shades through Siri.

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Ring Introduces Outdoor Security Cam

Jan 5, 2016 by

Ring, the maker of the the popular video doorbell, has announced a new outdoor security cam based on the same technology platform.

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How Revealing is CES Unveiled?

Jan 5, 2016 by

CES's launch event, CES Unveiled, reveals plenty to capture our attention and imagination, but is it truly revealing of the year's tech trends? We run through some of the highlights that caught our eye, with a healthy dose of our usual…skepticism.

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We’re at CES

Jan 4, 2016 by

We're at CES again this year to bring you the latest in digital media, connected home, A/V, and more. Check our site for the news we find most interesting from CES 2016.

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