Home: On

Home: On is a show focused on the connected home and home automation topics for the enthusiast and do-it-yourself communities. Every other week, we run through industry news, take a closer look at interesting products, share project ideas, or present topics for information and education purposes. Host Richard Gunther is joined by a rotation of co-hosts and guests from the industry, including consumers, industry experts, and executives from companies offering smart products of their own.

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Home: On #100 – The Hundredth One, with Josh Pollard

Feb 21, 2018 by

Can you believe we’ve done this one hundred times now? So of course I invited Josh Pollard back to reminisce about the last four and a half years of Home: On and the smart home industry at large. We also talk a little bit about what’s ahead. Spoilers: I’m looking for a new job!

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Home: On #099 – CES Afar, with Seth Johnson

Feb 5, 2018 by

CES 2018 is in our past, but we have some final stories to share and some perspectives from on the show floor and from afar as HomeTech.FM’s Seth Johnson joins us to discuss the highs, lows, and trends of the show. While we were there, we recorded some quick conversations with some of our favorite smarthome product vendors, including Blink, Wemo, and Samsung SmartThings.

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Home: On #098 – CES Wishes, with Megan Wollerton

Jan 7, 2018 by

CES is right around the corner, and in what has become something of a tradition, we’re joined by one of the tech experts from CNET’s Smart Home. This year, Megan Wollerton helps recap last year’s CES while making some predictions—almost more like wishes—about this year’s show, which is right around the corner. We also run through a bunch of news and product updates.

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Home: On #097 – Fireside ’17, from Technology.FM [fixed]

Dec 27, 2017 by

In what has become something of an annual tradition, we’re happy to bring you the Technology.FM Fireside Chat (DMZ Remix). Richard again joins Jason Griffing, Seth Johnson, and Mike Wolf for this third edition of our year-in-review. What were our favorite smart home stories, what do we think will be big next year, and how did we do on last year’s predictions?

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Home: On #096 – Project Updates, with Josh Pollard

Dec 11, 2017 by

Harman Kardon has released a Cortana-powered speaker while Apple delays its own, Wink gets into the security space as ADT puts legal pressure on Ring, and one of our favorites, Stack Lighting, has pivoted away from consumer products altogether. As we approach the holidays, Josh Pollard joins us to discuss all this recent smart home news, catch us up on home projects, and share some gift recommendations.

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Home: On #095 – Kitchen Panels, with Mike Wolf

Nov 20, 2017 by

The Smart Kitchen Summit's curator, Mike Wolf, joins us to review the discussions that Richard facilitated at this year's event. Included in this episode, you'll hear Richard's own panel, Don't Brick My Fridge, where he discusses with his panelists some of the issues businesses face when selling connected products.

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Home: On #094 – Security News, with Rose Thibodeaux

Oct 23, 2017 by

With lots of new security products in the news, who better to join us than Home Alarm Report’s Rose Thibodeaux! We walk through the anticipated offerings from Nest and Ring, plus we look at all the new Echo editions and share the usual updates on previously discussed products and services.

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Home: On #093 – CEDIA 2017

Sep 25, 2017 by

CEDIA 2017 was in San Diego this year, and we were on the ground to see what’s trending. We spoke with some of our old friends, and we spent time with some vendors we haven’t previously interviewed. Voice is King, or Queen as it were, and consumer products continue to change the face of home technology—even in the professional space.

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Home: On #092 – System Recovery, with Doug Krug

Aug 31, 2017 by

It's been a long time since we've covered the news, and the DMZ's newest contributor, Doug Krug, helps us wade through some of the news we missed. Will.i.am breathes new life into Wink; Ring, Schlage, and Sylvania bring new products to market; and Thington is, sadly, no more. Plus: Doug has some good advice on how you should prepare for the inevitable hub failure and recovery process.

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Home: On #091 – The Kitchen Challenge

Jul 31, 2017 by

We look at some of the opportunities and challenges facing companies bringing new technology and connectivity to kitchen devices and appliances. What should manufacturers consider as they explore new technology for the kitchen, and what do consumers need to be thinking about as this space expands?

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Home: On #090 – Home Smart, with Björn Block

Jun 19, 2017 by

The digital home assistant space is heating up, IFTTT finally (sort of) adds more T’s, and Richard does his best to pronounce Trådfri, the new smart lighting collection that IKEA’s Björn Block joins us to discuss. Smart lighting is right in IKEA’s wheelhouse, but they’re just getting started.

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Home: On #089 – Addressable Lighting, with Dana Kunz

May 22, 2017 by

Amazon extends the Echo line and capabilities, Ecobee releases the first third-party product with Alexa on board, and Dana Kunz from Avi-on joins Richard after Lightfair to discuss some of the trends we’re seeing from their company and in the industry. Plus we have a few quick interviews from the floor at Lightfair.

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