Belkin Unblocks Your Other Outlet

Jan 4, 2017 by

Belkin's new Wemo Mini Smart Plug addresses one of the biggest concerns with their first generation product with an industrial redesign that doesn't cover both wall outlets. And a new touch-sensitive dimmer makes it easy to control any bulb type in your home.

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Almond Routers to Protect Against Mirai Botnet and More

Jan 4, 2017 by

Securifi is launching a new security service that should protect against Mirai-like botnets and DDoS zombies. It will also bring more advanced parental monitoring capabilities. It all comes at cost though.

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Dish Launches AirTV Player for Sling TV

Jan 4, 2017 by

Dish launches an Android TV-based set-top box as the optimal way to watch Sling TV and OTA content. With a fully integrated guide it could be a cord-cutter's dream.

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Sengled Solves the Connected Bulb Dimmer Problem

Jan 4, 2017 by

Sengled introduces two new connected bulbs: one is the least expensive connected bulb available, and the other one works with your existing dimmer switches. And just for good measure, they're both carbon neutral, counterbalanced by Sengled's tree-planting program.

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CES Day 0: Home Media Round-Up

Jan 4, 2017 by

The unofficial start of CES didn't offer a great quantity of home media products to check out. Would they make up for it with quality?

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Home: On #083 – CES Eve, with Ry Crist

Jan 3, 2017 by

CNET’s Ry Crist joins Richard just before the start of CES to reminisce about last year’s highlights and post-show reality and to speculate about what they'll see this year at this massive event. They're both betting on more smart refrigerators, and Richard's pretty confident he won’t like them.

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Entertainment 2.0 #392: Hipster Touch

Dec 22, 2016 by

The Xbox gets 4k and HDR from VUDU, almost gets it from Amazon, and also receives bitstreaming with Atmos. Plex drops Amazon. Your Groove expands to iOS and Android, and we prepare for the biggest Xbox sale ever.

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Home: On #082 – Fireside ’16, from Technology.FM

Dec 20, 2016 by

It's year two of the Technology.FM end-of-year fireside chat. Richard joins Mike Wolf, Jason Griffing, and Seth Johnson to review the year's top connected home stories and look ahead at what they think 2017 has in store. But first, how did they do with last year's prediction? Not too bad, actually!

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Fibaro Announces HomeKit Sensors

Dec 16, 2016 by

Poland-based smart home company Fibaro has announced it will soon be offering HomeKit-compatible versions of its popular sensor products, currently available for Z-Wave.

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Entertainment 2.0 #391: Spotty FOX

Dec 15, 2016 by

Listener favorite James Montemagno joins Richard this week as Plex dominates our video news. Plexivus and some more traditional holidays bring great deals. Spotify now controls your Sonos Speakers, and next year expect to find Cortana in speakers and other devices around your home. New media file management options hit Windows and Xbox, and somehow James manages to talk about Super Mario Bros.

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