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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Cree Announces Anticipated Connected Bulb

Jan 17, 2015 by

Cree has finally announced its long-anticipated connected bulb at a surprisingly low price. Initially working with Wink, users should expect long-term compatibility with other ZigBee hubs and HomeKit.

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INSTEON To Support HomeKit and More in 2015

Jan 10, 2015 by

As the new year begins, INSTEON unveils a broad range of affiliations and partnerships, a new supercharged hub that will enable control of any HomeKit device, and an API to allow third party development and control of devices through all of the INSTEON hubs.

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Switchmate Does Smart Lighting Without Rewiring

Jan 10, 2015 by

Switchmate's new smart lighting solution brings control to users who don't want to rewire their switches or even break out their screwdrivers.

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Home: On #040 – CES Begins

Jan 9, 2015 by

As CES 2015 opens, we talk with some of the many vendors exhibiting in Las Vegas at CES Unveiled and PEPCOM Digital Experience. Interviews with Ecovent, Ring, Thread Group, Ecobee, and others give us insight into the products we can expect to see in stores this year.

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Kwikset Solves the Smudge Attack

Jan 6, 2015 by

Kwikset has been a leader in door locks for over 60 years. They’ve been making electronic locks, and even home automation integrated locks, for years. Unfortunately for them, they weren’t exactly first to the game of touch screen locks. If you’re not going to be first to market, you...

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Fibaro Motion Sensor Now Available in the US

Jan 6, 2015 by

Fibaro's motion sensor, one of the most distinctive and feature-packed motion sensors on the market, is now available in the United States.

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Securifi Readies WiFi Router with Built-in Smarthome Hub

Jan 5, 2015 by

Securifi is preparing to sell its much-anticipated Almond+ home router/automation hub. The question is, will others follow, and what will the user experience be like?

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New Z-Wave Module Gets Smaller, Monitors Energy Use

Jan 5, 2015 by

Aeon Labs has announced its next generation plug module, sporting energy monitoring/indication and USB charging in what is currently the smallest form factor available in U.S. and U.K. markets.

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Netatmo Introduces Smart Camera and Hub Dubbed ‘Welcome’

Jan 5, 2015 by

Connected devices maker, Netatmo, introduced a connected smart camera that promises to make presence sensing for home automation a lot smarter. The new device is called Welcome. The camera works as a presence sensor by using facial recognition.

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Belkin Adds Four New Devices to WeMo

Jan 5, 2015 by

Belkin expands its WeMo product lineup with a new motion, door/window, keychain, and alarm sensors.

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Alarm.com’s New Smart Thermostat Offers Beauty and Brains

Jan 5, 2015 by

Alarm.com's new Smart Thermostat checks all the right boxes on our thermostat wishlist...if you're an alarm.com service customer.

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