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 #047 – The DIY Integrator, with Branton Ellerbee

May 12, 2015 by

An expired certificate causes new headaches for Wink and its customers, home automation vendors make a mad dash to support the Apple Watch at launch, and Branton Ellerbee joins us to talk about how he’s helping his customers integrate consumer-oriented smarthome products into their homes.

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Home: On #046 – Analyzing Locks, with Mike Wolf

Apr 20, 2015 by

Amazon adds home control to the Echo; Philips, Aeotec, and LIFX all come out with new connected bulbs; and there’s a lot going on in the smart lock space, so who better to talk with us about it than market analyst Mike Wolf?

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Home: On #045 – Spring Forward, with Jim Collison

Apr 6, 2015 by

GE readies smart appliances for home automation ecosystems like Wink, Canary shows up in retail outlets, and Nest misses a step on the switch to British Summer Time. We catch up on these stories and more with the host of Home Gadget Geeks, Jim Collison.

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Home: On #044 – The Ultimate Home, with Chad Thompson

Mar 17, 2015 by

Logitech’s Sr. Director of Product and Marketing for the Harmony product line, Chad Thompson, joins us to discuss their move from A/V to whole home control. The best-of-breed universal remote control is getting a whole lot smarter...and useful.

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Home: On #043 – Quirky Behavior, with Seth Johnson

Mar 9, 2015 by

HomeTech Podcast's Seth Johnson joins us to discuss the latest smarthome news, including IFTTT's new iOS apps, new bluetooth-controlled outdoor lighting, and the latest round of connected bulbs. Finally, we discuss Gizmodo's scathing review of the Quirky Wink hub and product line.

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Home: On #042 – A New Home, with Mike Faucher

Feb 16, 2015 by

Friend of the show Mike Faucher joins us to discuss the latest smarthome news and bring us up to speed on the home automation projects he's undertaking in his new home. An ISY994i controls Insteon devices throughout the house, but does Insteon alone meet all of his needs?

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Home: On #041 – CES Reflections

Jan 26, 2015 by

Richard reflects on his findings at CES earlier this month, including trends and hot product news. CREE finally releases its anticipated connected bulb, and it looks like a winner. And a series of show floor interviews wraps our coverage of CES 2015.

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Home: On #040 – CES Begins

Jan 9, 2015 by

As CES 2015 opens, we talk with some of the many vendors exhibiting in Las Vegas at CES Unveiled and PEPCOM Digital Experience. Interviews with Ecovent, Ring, Thread Group, Ecobee, and others give us insight into the products we can expect to see in stores this year.

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Home: On #039 – Holiday Preparations, with Josh Pollard

Dec 22, 2014 by

DMZ colleague Josh Pollard joins us on this special holiday episode of Home: On to run through some news updates, talk about how to ready your smarthome for the holidays, and share some gift ideas for your favorite smarthome geeks (and for themselves).

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Home: On #038 – INSTEON Revisited, with Paul Braren

Dec 12, 2014 by

Quirky + GE combine forces to release new smarthome products; INSTEON sneaks out a new, inexpensive hub; and ZigBee 3.0 might finally standardize an otherwise splintered technology space. These stories and more, as Tinkertry’s Paul Braren joins Richard on this news-packed episode.

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Home: On #037 – Open Automation, with Marco Schwartz

Nov 17, 2014 by

Marco Schwartz, author of Home Automation with Arduino, joins us to discuss open home automation. If you have a maker mentality, and you want complete control over your connected devices, open home automation may be for you. Marco walks through some of the more interesting projects he’s completed and points us toward some resources available to get you started.

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Home: On #036 – Revolv Exits, with Mike Wolf

Oct 29, 2014 by

Staples releases an updated Connect Hub with ZigBee and Bluetooth LE support, the August lock ships—but Apple Stores get it before those who pre-ordered, and analyst Mike Wolf joins Richard to discuss the unexpected news that Nest has purchased Revolv, and they've discontinued Revolv’s only product offering...the multi-protocol hub.

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