Apple Stores to Sell HomeKit-enabled ecobee3 Thermostat

Jun 2, 2015 by

The Ecobee3 smart thermostat—known for normalizing temperatures in the home across multiple locations within a single HVAC zone—will soon be HomeKit enabled and available in Apple Stores.

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Home: On #048 – Lightfair Trends, with Seth Johnson

Jun 1, 2015 by

Seth Johnson of the HomeTech Podcast joins us again to discuss the latest news and recount some of the highlights and trends from last month’s Lightfair expo in New York City.

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Logitech’s Harmony Remote Update Expands Home Control

May 28, 2015 by

The long-awaited update to Logitech's living room hub products enables significantly expanded home control, integration, and scheduling capabilities.

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Home: On #047 – The DIY Integrator, with Branton Ellerbee

May 12, 2015 by

An expired certificate causes new headaches for Wink and its customers, home automation vendors make a mad dash to support the Apple Watch at launch, and Branton Ellerbee joins us to talk about how he’s helping his customers integrate consumer-oriented smarthome products into their homes.

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Home: On #046 – Analyzing Locks, with Mike Wolf

Apr 20, 2015 by

Amazon adds home control to the Echo; Philips, Aeotec, and LIFX all come out with new connected bulbs; and there’s a lot going on in the smart lock space, so who better to talk with us about it than market analyst Mike Wolf?

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Star Wars: The Digital Rights Muddle

Apr 12, 2015 by

Opinion: Disney has created a huge mess with the release of the Star Wars movies as digital titles. Buyer beware: thanks to incompatible digital licensing systems, you may not be getting what you expect, depending on where you purchase them.

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Home: On #045 – Spring Forward, with Jim Collison

Apr 6, 2015 by

GE readies smart appliances for home automation ecosystems like Wink, Canary shows up in retail outlets, and Nest misses a step on the switch to British Summer Time. We catch up on these stories and more with the host of Home Gadget Geeks, Jim Collison.

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Staples Connect Adds Nest Support and More

Apr 3, 2015 by

We've been expecting some new device support from Staples Connect. Today the long-awaited announcement from Staples included support for the Nest Thermostat and several other devices.

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Windows Phone App for Your Nest

Mar 31, 2015 by

The newly reworked and rebranded Cozy app brings Nest control to your Windows Phone. The new app lets you monitor your home with live tiles, control the temperature through Cortana, and more.

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Home: On #044 – The Ultimate Home, with Chad Thompson

Mar 17, 2015 by

Logitech’s Sr. Director of Product and Marketing for the Harmony product line, Chad Thompson, joins us to discuss their move from A/V to whole home control. The best-of-breed universal remote control is getting a whole lot smarter...and useful.

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Home: On #043 – Quirky Behavior, with Seth Johnson

Mar 9, 2015 by

HomeTech Podcast's Seth Johnson joins us to discuss the latest smarthome news, including IFTTT's new iOS apps, new bluetooth-controlled outdoor lighting, and the latest round of connected bulbs. Finally, we discuss Gizmodo's scathing review of the Quirky Wink hub and product line.

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Kwikset Adds Android Support for Kevo

Mar 2, 2015 by

Kwikset has released an Android app for its popular Kevo deadbolt lock, but for now it only works on a limited number of devices.

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