Home: On #031 – Integration Assistance, with Jason Griffing

Aug 18, 2014 by

Integrator Jason Griffing from HomeTech.fm joins us to discuss the latest news in the smarthome space, then he gives us some insight into how an integrator may be able to help even a DIY enthusiast for both large and small projects.

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Microsoft Redesigns Xbox Video for Windows

Aug 1, 2014 by

Microsoft has released an update for the Xbox Video app for Windows that forgoes metro design for more traditional sidebar navigation and vertical scrolling.

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Entertainment 2.0 #288 : Josh is a Genius!

Aug 1, 2014 by

Dan Skaggs joins Richard this week to discuss the latest Windows platform entertainment news and follow up on his previously ailing HTPC setup. It turns out that Josh was right—it was the network card. And while he was upgrading, Dan threw in an SSD system drive, too, so that doesn't hurt either!

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Home: On #030 – Bridging Standards, with Mike Soucie

Jul 29, 2014 by

Revolv co-founder Mike Soucie joins us to talk about the latest wave of new industry standards, the possibility of Samsung purchasing SmartThings, and Revolv’s special sauce to help unify and evolve the increasingly splintered connected home.

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Home: On #029 – Nest Developments, with Mike Wolf

Jul 14, 2014 by

Market analyst Mike Wolf joins Richard to recap a few busy weeks of smarthome news. Nest buys Dropcam, launches a developer program, and announces integration partners; Staples expands its connected home ecosystem and footprint; and Home Depot jumps into the pool with a surprisingly appealing offering.

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Home: On #028 – Forging Alliances, with Mark Walters

Jul 7, 2014 by

Honeywell finally makes an interesting move in the smart home space, Nest resumes sales of its smoke detector at a lower price, and Mark Walters joins us to talk about the history and benefits of Z-Wave and the Z-Wave Alliance.

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Staples Expands Staples Connect Ecosystem and Footprint

Jun 30, 2014 by

Staples announces expansion plans for the Staples Connect in-store displays, as well as new device integration, an upgraded hub that adds ZigBee and Bluetooth LE, and an app for Windows 8.

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Nest Launches Developer Program, Integration Partners

Jun 25, 2014 by

Nest surprised many with the launch of its long-awaited API and developer program prior to the start of Google I/O this week. A comprehensive integration platform and services from a handful of integration partners are available immediately.

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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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