Home: On #081 – More T’s, with Dave Evans

Dec 8, 2016 by

Insteon and others add scene control to your Amazon Echo, CNET gives the Wink Hub 2 one thumb up and two thumbs down, and we finally get more T’s...but not from IFTTT. Stringify co-founder and CTO Dave Evans joins us to talk about their powerful services integration platform that could take your smart home to the next level.

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Mac Home Controller Indigo Gets Major Update

Nov 30, 2016 by

Indigo, the powerful Mac-based DIY home control software, gets a major update. Indigo 7 brings significant Z-wave enhancements and improvements for users and developers alike.

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Almond 3 Available for $100 Off

Nov 28, 2016 by

The Almond 3, a mesh Wi-Fi router and home automation hub, is on sale for $100 off today.

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Home: On #080 – Building Ecosystems, with Doug Evans

Nov 28, 2016 by

We’re bringing you Richard’s interview with Juicero founder Doug Evans from the Smart Kitchen Summit. But first, Josh Pollard joins us to run through some updates from the news, including our review of Securifi’s Almond 3 router, now shipping and available for purchase.

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Speaking About Lighting…

Nov 22, 2016 by

Richard Gunther will be speaking on a panel about smart lighting at CES 2017. The discussion topic is Smart Lighting Just Needs to Work—a mantra he's been repeating for years now.

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b8ta SmartSpots Bring Much-needed Innovation to Lowe’s Stores

Nov 21, 2016 by

Lowe's brings b8ta's disruptive retail sensibilities in house through a new partnership to sell connected home technology. It's a wonderful contrast to Lowe's usual connected home sections, which typically feature placeholder cards and plastic mockups glued to display shelves.

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Jasco Releases Enbrighten Z-Wave Connected Bulb

Nov 18, 2016 by

Jasco has released a new connected bulb with all the usual specs. What's different about this bulb? It uses Z-Wave Plus to work in your Z-Wave connected home.

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Securifi Almond 3 Review

Nov 16, 2016 by

The long-awaited Almond 3 is now available…does it deliver on Securifi’s ambitious promises? In addition to competitively-priced mesh Wi-Fi, the Almond 3 offers family network management and a powerful smarthome rules engine that we put through the paces in our full review.

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Home: On #079 – Simple Control, with Will Price

Nov 14, 2016 by

We finally sit down with Simple Control CEO Will Price to discuss their versatile iOS-based control system for your home. We find out that they have answers for people who insist on having tactile buttons and that Will’s not the biggest fan of HomeKit. But first, how much is a dishwasher that orders its own soap refills worth to you?

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Home: On #078 – Our Homes, with Veronica Belmont

Oct 10, 2016 by

Canary reveals a new security camera for indoor and outdoor use, Google finally reveals more about its anticipated Google Home product, and Veronica Belmont joins the show to talk about the smarthome tech she and Richard each use in their respective homes.

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Home: On #077 – The Echo Chamber, with Josh Pollard

Sep 29, 2016 by

We didn't attend CEDIA this year, but that's OK because Alexa basically stole the show anyway. Josh Pollard joins us to talk about all the Echo (and some other CEDIA) news. We also discuss some HomeKit updates now that Apple has officially released iOS 10.

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Home: On #076 – Hey Sonos…, with Ashley Daigneault

Sep 12, 2016 by

Ashley Daigneault joins us to catch up on a surprising amount of news for this time of year. Sonos finally opens up to third-party integration, Philips announces new Hue products at IFA Berlin, and everybody wants to work with the Echo...including Sonos (but you're going to have to wait for that)!

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