Revolv is Dead. Thanks for Your Money.

Feb 18, 2016 by

Without apology or compensation, Nest announces the end of Revolv. In 90 days, its services will shutter, and your Revolv hub will become a smarthome relic.

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Home: On #066 – Trying Echo, with Kathi Berry

Feb 15, 2016 by

It's 2016—time to try new things. In this new year, Richard is trying the Amazon Echo to control the devices in his home. Kathi Berry joins us in this episode to discuss the latest issues with Nest, printers that can order their own ink, and Richard's initial thoughts on the Echo.

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Insteon Adds Sonos Control

Jan 7, 2016 by

Insteon has added Sonos control to its hub products, so you can now control audio around your home with Insteon apps or as part of your Insteon scenes.

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Introducing Homeboy — A Better Insteon Experience

Oct 15, 2015 by

Homeboy is a new app that takes the experience of controlling your smart home seriously. Control you Insteon devices easily and quickly with Homeboy.

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Monitor Your Garage Doors with Insteon

Sep 22, 2015 by

Is your garage door open? Would you know? In this DIY smarthome project, Richard uses Insteon devices to monitor and notify him when his garage doors open or close.

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Home: On #055 – UK Perspectives, with Garry Whittaker

Sep 21, 2015 by

Harmony can now control your Insteon devices, Richard shares how he ensures his garage doors are closed, and Garry Whittaker of The Digital Lifestyle Show joins Richard to discuss the state of the home automation industry in the United Kingdom.

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HomeKit App Comparison: Round One

Sep 16, 2015 by

On the eve of expected HomeKit ecosystem updates, we take a look at how the apps for the first round of HomeKit devices compare. Can any of these offerings become the one-stop control shop for your home? [SPOILER:] Not yet.

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Home: On #053 – Property Management, with Gregg Stebben

Aug 11, 2015 by

Men's Health Tech Editor Gregg Stebben joins us to share his experiences using connected locks and other smarthome products as part of his standard toolkit for managing rental properties. Now...if only he could find one system to pull it all together.

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Home: On #052 – Better Experiences, with Joe Johnston

Jul 27, 2015 by

The HomeKit news continues, and it’s not good. New devices launch while others temporarily stop shipping. And user experience expert Joe Johnston joins us to discuss how he thinks the smarthome experience will improve in the not-too-distant future.

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Home: On #051 – Going Hubless, with Adam Miarka

Jul 9, 2015 by

The smarthome space may face something of a shakeout in the months ahead, Lutron releases its updated smart bridge for the Caséta Wireless Lighting products, and Adam Miarka joins us to discuss life beyond the smarthome hub.

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Home: On #050 – HomeKit Confusion, with Josh Pollard

Jun 15, 2015 by

DMZ colleague Josh Pollard joins Richard to mark 50 episodes of Home: On over the past two years and discuss what’s changed in their respective homes as the industry continues to grow and evolve. And with HomeKit products releasing now, you can be sure they spent some time talking about that hot mess plus a bit of other smarthome news.

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Introducing Apple HomeKit

Jun 10, 2015 by

The first wave of HomeKit devices is finally here. Here's what we know and what you need to know if you're interested in buying any of these products. There's a lot of confusion surrounding this release, so be sure to check for that Works with Apple HomeKit logo to ensure compatibility!

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