Home: On #037 – Open Automation, with Marco Schwartz

Nov 17, 2014 by

Marco Schwartz, author of Home Automation with Arduino, joins us to discuss open home automation. If you have a maker mentality, and you want complete control over your connected devices, open home automation may be for you. Marco walks through some of the more interesting projects he’s completed and points us toward some resources available to get you started.

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Wink Redux

Nov 14, 2014 by

Quirky + GE announced new products for the Wink connected home ecosystem. There's some good stuff here, but only a few of these devices stand out from today's available smarthome products.

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Home: On #036 – Revolv Exits, with Mike Wolf

Oct 29, 2014 by

Staples releases an updated Connect Hub with ZigBee and Bluetooth LE support, the August lock ships—but Apple Stores get it before those who pre-ordered, and analyst Mike Wolf joins Richard to discuss the unexpected news that Nest has purchased Revolv, and they've discontinued Revolv’s only product offering...the multi-protocol hub.

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Get Staples’ New Connect Hub with Bluetooth, ZigBee for Free!

Oct 28, 2014 by

The new Staples Connect hub from D-Link adds ZigBee and Bluetooth LE support to an already strong home hub contender. And you can get one for free if you buy two eligible, compatible products at Staples.com before the end of the year.

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Home: On #035 – Catching Up, with Tom Merritt

Oct 7, 2014 by

Daily Tech News Show host Tom Merritt joins us to catch up on the latest smarthome news, including recent product announcements from Wink and Logitech, a lawsuit from iControl, and a truly smart connected LED bulb.

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Home: On #034 – CEDIA Expo

Sep 19, 2014 by

At CEDIA Expo 2014 in Denver, Colorado, Richard takes to the floor and interviews vendors offering products and technologies for your connected home.

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Home: On #033 – Solving Problems, with Dave McCabe

Sep 12, 2014 by

Elgato releases a connected bulb and home monitoring solution, of course there’s lighting news—most recently from Philips and GE—and Dave McCabe joins Richard to talk about his entrée into home automation to solve specific problems around his home and projects he’s undertaken using SmartThings.

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Three Connected Bulbs: A Quick Comparison

Sep 3, 2014 by

Major lighting manufacturers GE, Philips, and TCP have all come out with their own connected household bulbs. We round them up for a quick comparison of their features and benefits.

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Retailers Struggle to Introduce Smarthome Tech

Aug 31, 2014 by

As retailers scramble to sell you connected devices for the home, their offerings are inconsistent, disorganized, and confusing. With a few notable exceptions, retail's approach seemingly lacks strategic planning or vision.

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Home: On #032 – Retail Struggles, with Dave Zatz

Aug 30, 2014 by

Revolv joins the AllSeen Alliance, Samsung’s purchase of SmartThings is confirmed, and Dave Zatz joins Richard to discuss retail’s sloppy moves in bringing smarthome products to the masses.

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INSTEON Now Available at RadioShack

Aug 21, 2014 by

A selection of INSTEON products and kits are now available at newer RadioShack locations around the U.S.

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Home: On #031 – Integration Assistance, with Jason Griffing

Aug 18, 2014 by

Integrator Jason Griffing from HomeTech.fm joins us to discuss the latest news in the smarthome space, then he gives us some insight into how an integrator may be able to help even a DIY enthusiast for both large and small projects.

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