Disconnected by TCP

Jul 20, 2016 by

TCP is the latest casualty in the connected home cloud services space. Connected by TCP products no longer function remotely or through third party systems, including previous integrations with SmartThings, Wink, or Muzzley.

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Home: On #073 – HomeKit Revisited, with Adam Justice

Jul 5, 2016 by

We get a sneak peak at the Bluetooth 5 specs, Nest finally does something new-ish, and Apple comes through in a big way for HomeKit. Adam Justice joins us from WWDC to talk through all the announcements.

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Home: On #072 – Staples Retreats, with Richard Green

Jun 13, 2016 by

Richard Green joins us to catch up on smarthome news, and there’s a lot of it! Google introduces a home voice interface, Tony Fadell is out, and Staples retreats from the connected home. We also run through some of the new products out in stores these days.

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Staples Disconnect

Jun 4, 2016 by

After over a year of neglecting its Staples Connect platform, Staples is officially retreating from the smarthome business. Turns out the smarthome isn't "easy" after all. But all is not lost....

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Home: On #071 – b8ta Testing, with Phil Raub

Jun 3, 2016 by

We’re visiting the San Francisco bay area to check out some companies that are challenging the status quo in retail for connected technology products. Phil Raub and other guests talk about how a little store in Palo Alto is attempting to disrupt and invigorate connected technology sales in the physical retail space.

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Nest Pushes Out Revolv Shutdown Date, Clarifies Refund

May 15, 2016 by

Nest has quietly pushed out its shutdown date for the Revolv hub and may now be offering customers a full refund for their original hub purchase price.

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Home: On #070 – Educating Consumers, with Josh Bradshaw

May 10, 2016 by

Staples Connect may not be long for this world, Philips' long-awaited update to Hue is somewhat puzzling, and Muzzley's Josh Bradshaw joins us to discuss how aggregation services can educate consumers and ultimately simplify home automation.

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Real-world Review: (The Original) Ring Video Doorbell

May 2, 2016 by

After six months of real-world use, we have a lot to say about Ring's original Video Doorbell. It's a solid product that enhances your home security with real-time remote audio and video of activity at your door. It comes in several finishes that look great on the front of most homes.

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Home: On #069 – A Home Concierge, with Tom Coates

Apr 26, 2016 by

Between all the drama around Nest and Revolv and all the new products to catch up on, there's a lot to discuss with Thington co-founder Tom Coates. Get Tom's perspective on all the news, then learn about the genesis and launch of a new type of concierge for your home or office.

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Home: On #068 – SXSW Interactive, with Mike Wolf

Apr 1, 2016 by

Live from SXSW Interactive, where smart home, smart kitchen, and smart cities are hot topics. We catch up with Industry Analyst Mike Wolf then get a chance to speak with some of the companies here in Austin at the event, including b8ta, Yonomi, and ConnectSense.

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Home: On #067 – Standards Consolidation, with Josh Pollard

Mar 14, 2016 by

The Echo keeps getting more useful in the smart home, a new standard could mean the end of AllJoyn, and Revolv advises its customers of an imminent shutdown. DMZ colleague Josh Pollard joins Richard for this news-packed episode of Home: On.

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Revolv is Dead. Thanks for Your Money.

Feb 18, 2016 by

Without apology or compensation, Nest announces the end of Revolv. In 90 days, its services will shutter, and your Revolv hub will become a smarthome relic.

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