Swedish Meatballs and Smart Lighting

Jun 19, 2017 by

In the home automation market, many companies and startups are participating in a land rush to solve problems we didn’t know we had…in the end not even solving those problems. When home furnishing giant IKEA stepped into the ring, it didn’t come as a surprise that they would start...

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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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Kwikset (Finally) Brings the HomeKit with Premis Lock

Feb 3, 2017 by

Last year, Kwikset announced that it would be producing a smart lock that would be compatible with Apple's HomeKit ecosystem. Nearly a year later, Kwikset delivers the Premis Lock with a familiar form and featureset.

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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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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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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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Home: On #075 – The Integration Trifecta, with Chris Allen

Aug 11, 2016 by

Your car may be the latest accessory to your smart home, Savant releases its long-anticipated consumer-targeted remote, and iDevices CEO Chris Allen joins us to talk about their moves in the connected home with HomeKit, Echo, and more. And stick with us for a special giveaway for many of our listeners.

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