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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Home: On #066 – Trying Echo, with Kathi Berry

Feb 15, 2016 by

It's 2016—time to try new things. In this new year, Richard is trying the Amazon Echo to control the devices in his home. Kathi Berry joins us in this episode to discuss the latest issues with Nest, printers that can order their own ink, and Richard's initial thoughts on the Echo.

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Home: On #065 – CES 2016

Jan 18, 2016 by

We're in Las Vegas at CES, seeing some of the latest and yet to be released new products for the connected home. Will we see everything come to market? Maybe, maybe not...but that's part of the fun of CES.

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Insteon Adds Sonos Control

Jan 7, 2016 by

Insteon has added Sonos control to its hub products, so you can now control audio around your home with Insteon apps or as part of your Insteon scenes.

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Lutron Adds HomeKit Control for Serena Shades

Jan 5, 2016 by

Lutron is adding official HomeKit support for Serena Shades in an update to its HomeKit-compatible Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge. The enhancements will enable simple voice control for your Shades through Siri.

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Ring Introduces Outdoor Security Cam

Jan 5, 2016 by

Ring, the maker of the the popular video doorbell, has announced a new outdoor security cam based on the same technology platform.

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Home: On #064 – Anticipating CES, with Rich Brown

Dec 31, 2015 by

It's our last episode of 2015, and CES is right around the corner. Who better to discuss what we anticipate seeing at the show than CNET's Executive Editor, Rich Brown? What will be the big themes at this year's show? Our money's on the smart home and wearables.

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Home: On #063 – Fireside Chat, from Technology.FM

Dec 24, 2015 by

We're happy to share this fireside chat from Technology.FM with Mike Wolf, Jason Griffing, Seth Johnson, and the DMZ's Richard Gunther. So pull up a seat, grab some egg nog, and enjoy the warmth of the fire as they wax about their favorite stories and themes of 2015.

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