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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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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Nest Partners Offer Remote Sensors, Optimization

Feb 22, 2015 by

We've been among those pointing fingers at Nest for not offering remote temperature sensors. But through the Works with Nest program, we're starting to see partners offer remote temperature and occupancy sensors so Nest can better optimize the temperature in your home.

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Three More Connected Bulbs: Another Comparison

Feb 17, 2015 by

Looking for the best connected bulbs? We examine the latest offerings and share our thoughts on each, considering price, quality, and more (Hint: Cree wins)

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Home: On #042 – A New Home, with Mike Faucher

Feb 16, 2015 by

Friend of the show Mike Faucher joins us to discuss the latest smarthome news and bring us up to speed on the home automation projects he's undertaking in his new home. An ISY994i controls Insteon devices throughout the house, but does Insteon alone meet all of his needs?

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Home: On #041 – CES Reflections

Jan 26, 2015 by

Richard reflects on his findings at CES earlier this month, including trends and hot product news. CREE finally releases its anticipated connected bulb, and it looks like a winner. And a series of show floor interviews wraps our coverage of CES 2015.

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