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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.