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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Home: On #049 – Delivering Comfort, with Rahul Raj

Jun 8, 2015 by

NuTone enters the smarthome space with some rebranded white-box products, HomeKit-compatible devices start to hit the market, and Ecobee’s Rahul Raj joins us to discuss the Ecobee3 smart thermostat and some of their latest announcements.

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Insteon Hub Pro Adds HomeKit, Loses Lots of Insteon

Jun 4, 2015 by

Insteon's new Hub Pro adds HomeKit support, but its lack of complete Insteon support may be a big disappointment for current Insteon users and enthusiasts.

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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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