Entertainment 2.0 #345: Take a Closer Look

Oct 8, 2015 by

Microsoft hosted their biggest device event ever. They had HoloLens details, a new Microsoft Band, new flagship Windows phones, an updated Surface Pro and a surprise laptop, the Surface Book!

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Home: On #056 – Customer Focus, with Matt Swatsky

Sep 30, 2015 by

Quirky declares bankruptcy, Hue adds to its product lineup, and Richard gushes over Serena shades and Pico remotes with guest co-host Matt Swatsky from Lutron. He tried to get a scoop on Lutron’s anticipated HomeKit updates, but we’ll just have to wait to hear more about that. It shouldn’t be too long now.

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Monitor Your Garage Doors with Insteon

Sep 22, 2015 by

Is your garage door open? Would you know? In this DIY smarthome project, Richard uses Insteon devices to monitor and notify him when his garage doors open or close.

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Lutron’s New ZigBee Remote Controls Connected Bulbs

Sep 7, 2015 by

Tired of fumbling with a phone to control your lights? Lutron has introduced a compact remote control for your ZigBee connected bulbs—including Cree Connected, GE Link, and (unofficially) Philips hue bulbs. In fact, it may well be a better remote for hue bulbs than what Philips plans on releasing soon.

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Microsoft Breathes New Life into Media Center Guide

Jul 8, 2015 by

The Xbox One Guide and Windows Media Center Guide were previously sourced through different data providers. Microsoft is changing that for users in some markets, and that's a very good thing for Media Center fans. But note that some users may need to go through some configuration hurdles again.

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