Staples Disconnect

Jun 4, 2016 by

After over a year of neglecting its Staples Connect platform, Staples is officially retreating from the smarthome business. Turns out the smarthome isn't "easy" after all. But all is not lost....

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Securifi Readies WiFi Router with Built-in Smarthome Hub

Jan 5, 2015 by

Securifi is preparing to sell its much-anticipated Almond+ home router/automation hub. The question is, will others follow, and what will the user experience be like?

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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 #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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Get Staples’ New Connect Hub with Bluetooth, ZigBee for Free!

Oct 28, 2014 by

The new Staples Connect hub from D-Link adds ZigBee and Bluetooth LE support to an already strong home hub contender. And you can get one for free if you buy two eligible, compatible products at Staples.com before the end of the year.

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Home: On #035 – Catching Up, with Tom Merritt

Oct 7, 2014 by

Daily Tech News Show host Tom Merritt joins us to catch up on the latest smarthome news, including recent product announcements from Wink and Logitech, a lawsuit from iControl, and a truly smart connected LED bulb.

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Home: On #033 – Solving Problems, with Dave McCabe

Sep 12, 2014 by

Elgato releases a connected bulb and home monitoring solution, of course there’s lighting news—most recently from Philips and GE—and Dave McCabe joins Richard to talk about his entrée into home automation to solve specific problems around his home and projects he’s undertaken using SmartThings.

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Home: On #032 – Retail Struggles, with Dave Zatz

Aug 30, 2014 by

Revolv joins the AllSeen Alliance, Samsung’s purchase of SmartThings is confirmed, and Dave Zatz joins Richard to discuss retail’s sloppy moves in bringing smarthome products to the masses.

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