Home: On #098 – CES Wishes, with Megan Wollerton

Jan 7, 2018 by

CES is right around the corner, and in what has become something of a tradition, we’re joined by one of the tech experts from CNET’s Smart Home. This year, Megan Wollerton helps recap last year’s CES while making some predictions—almost more like wishes—about this year’s show, which is right around the corner. We also run through a bunch of news and product updates.

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Home: On #096 – Project Updates, with Josh Pollard

Dec 11, 2017 by

Harman Kardon has released a Cortana-powered speaker while Apple delays its own, Wink gets into the security space as ADT puts legal pressure on Ring, and one of our favorites, Stack Lighting, has pivoted away from consumer products altogether. As we approach the holidays, Josh Pollard joins us to discuss all this recent smart home news, catch us up on home projects, and share some gift recommendations.

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Recover from a Smart Home Hub Failure

Dec 5, 2017 by

What do you do when a smart home loses its mind? The smart home hubs available today are inexpensive electronic appliances with lots of components that can—and at some point likely will—fail. So how do you recover from that?

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Home: On #092 – System Recovery, with Doug Krug

Aug 31, 2017 by

It's been a long time since we've covered the news, and the DMZ's newest contributor, Doug Krug, helps us wade through some of the news we missed. Will.i.am breathes new life into Wink; Ring, Schlage, and Sylvania bring new products to market; and Thington is, sadly, no more. Plus: Doug has some good advice on how you should prepare for the inevitable hub failure and recovery process.

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Home: On #081 – More T’s, with Dave Evans

Dec 8, 2016 by

Insteon and others add scene control to your Amazon Echo, CNET gives the Wink Hub 2 one thumb up and two thumbs down, and we finally get more T’s...but not from IFTTT. Stringify co-founder and CTO Dave Evans joins us to talk about their powerful services integration platform that could take your smart home to the next level.

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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 #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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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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Home: On #063 – Fireside Chat, from Technology.FM

Dec 24, 2015 by

We're happy to share this fireside chat from Technology.FM with Mike Wolf, Jason Griffing, Seth Johnson, and the DMZ's Richard Gunther. So pull up a seat, grab some egg nog, and enjoy the warmth of the fire as they wax about their favorite stories and themes of 2015.

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Home: On #061 – Smarthome Venting, with Chris Compton

Dec 4, 2015 by

Hunter Douglas introduces a battery operated shade system, First Alert releases the first HomeKit compatible smoke detector, and D-Link is trying too hard with an expensive switch that incorporates everything but the kitchen sink. On this news-packed episode, we’re joined by Chris Compton from Smart Home HQ.

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Home: On #059 – The Smart Kitchen, with Mike Wolf

Nov 5, 2015 by

Round two of HomeKit-compatible devices starts to roll out, Lowe's quietly launches the second generation Iris hub, and Mike Wolf discusses why smart kitchen technology is starting to make a big splash in the marketplace.

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Home: On #057 – Introducing Homeboy, with Matt Wilks

Oct 14, 2015 by

This week's news is all about integration: More stuff works with Nest, Insteon works with Echo, Ring works with Wink, and Richard is joined by colleague Matt Wilks to reveal the launch and availability of Homeboy—apps designed to simplify your Insteon experience.

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