Home: On #093 – CEDIA 2017

Sep 25, 2017 by

CEDIA 2017 was in San Diego this year, and we were on the ground to see what’s trending. We spoke with some of our old friends, and we spent time with some vendors we haven’t previously interviewed. Voice is King, or Queen as it were, and consumer products continue to change the face of home technology—even in the professional space.

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Home: On #088 – It’s Complicated, with Molly Wood

May 1, 2017 by

Samsung releases an impressive new Wi-Fi system but initially limits it to Galaxy S8 users, Burger King and Dominos try to play tricks with your digital home assistants, and Molly Wood joins us for a spirited discussion about how so many smart devices just seem plain dumb. Are the devices really dumb...or maybe just too complicated for most consumers?

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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 #074 – The First House, with Anthony Lemos

Jul 28, 2016 by

Richard's friend Anthony just bought his first house, and he’s ready to deck it out with the latest in smarthome tech. But before diving too deeply into that, they ponder Nest’s decision to build an outdoor camera with a long, ugly cable. Seriously, that thing is ugly.

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Home: On #073 – HomeKit Revisited, with Adam Justice

Jul 5, 2016 by

We get a sneak peak at the Bluetooth 5 specs, Nest finally does something new-ish, and Apple comes through in a big way for HomeKit. Adam Justice joins us from WWDC to talk through all the announcements.

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Home: On #072 – Staples Retreats, with Richard Green

Jun 13, 2016 by

Richard Green joins us to catch up on smarthome news, and there’s a lot of it! Google introduces a home voice interface, Tony Fadell is out, and Staples retreats from the connected home. We also run through some of the new products out in stores these days.

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Nest Pushes Out Revolv Shutdown Date, Clarifies Refund

May 15, 2016 by

Nest has quietly pushed out its shutdown date for the Revolv hub and may now be offering customers a full refund for their original hub purchase price.

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Home: On #069 – A Home Concierge, with Tom Coates

Apr 26, 2016 by

Between all the drama around Nest and Revolv and all the new products to catch up on, there's a lot to discuss with Thington co-founder Tom Coates. Get Tom's perspective on all the news, then learn about the genesis and launch of a new type of concierge for your home or office.

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Home: On #067 – Standards Consolidation, with Josh Pollard

Mar 14, 2016 by

The Echo keeps getting more useful in the smart home, a new standard could mean the end of AllJoyn, and Revolv advises its customers of an imminent shutdown. DMZ colleague Josh Pollard joins Richard for this news-packed episode of Home: On.

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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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A Convergence of Custom and Consumer at CEDIA 2015

Oct 16, 2015 by

As smart home technology and products go mainstream, we're seeing something of a convergence (or perhaps colliding, depending on your perspective) of markets. Popular, new products are making their way into custom installations while companies typically serving custom integrators are beginning to court consumers directly.

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