Z-Wave Steps Into the Limelight

Feb 5, 2014 by

CES 2014 may have been the best year yet for consumer-oriented home automation products. And the biggest player in that push may be Z-Wave—a 10-year-old protocol that, thanks to vendors like Staples and a consortium of companies finally paying attention to industrial design, may start to gain more ground with consumers.

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Home: On #017 – CES Revisited, with Josh Pollard

Feb 3, 2014 by

On this delayed look back at CES, Josh Pollard and Richard explore some of the more interesting products for the DIYer's automated home. But not before spouting a few conspiracy theories in the wake of Google's intent to purchase Nest Labs.

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Piper’s Unique Home Security, Automation Hub

Jan 27, 2014 by

Piper, one of the more interesting all-in-one, DIY security and home control solutions, made a big splash at CES this year. A remotely-accessible fish-eye camera, two-way communications, multiple sensors, and a built-in Z-Wave hub make this the product to beat (or buy).

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