First Look: Roku Streaming Stick

Apr 19, 2014 by

At $50, the new Roku Streaming Stick is hard to resist, but it comes with a fair share of usability annoyances.

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Home: On #021 – Smarthome Ecosystems

Apr 11, 2014 by

Nest makes an unexpected announcement about the Protect smoke alarm, and Mike Harris of Zonoff joins Richard to talk about the ecosystems they're building and powering behind big-brand home control and automation solutions.

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Home: On #020 – Sound Solutions, with Chris Milligan

Mar 26, 2014 by

Chris Milligan joins us again to discuss some home control projects he's been undertaking. He also talks us through how Sonos might address most enthusiasts' needs for distributed audio throughout the home.

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Home: On #019 – Understanding HDMI, with Derek Flickinger

Mar 11, 2014 by

In this episode of Home: On, Belkin's WeMo has a security scare, Revolv releases some updates, and Derek Flickinger joins Richard to talk about how HDMI fits into the connected home of the future...and of the present.

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Home: On #018 – Inside Kevo, with Dirk Wyckoff

Feb 24, 2014 by

Verizon steps back from home control, Universal Remote Control lowers the price of entry for installed home automation, and UniKey’s Dirk Wyckoff joins Richard to talk about the technology behind the hugely popular Kevo lock.

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SiriusXM Radio on Windows Media Center

Feb 7, 2014 by

Niveus' SiriusXM Radio add-in for Windows Media Center is still a great option for Media Center users hoping to get more out of their home media hub. Listen to all of your SiriusXM stations from your entertainment center without any extra hardware.

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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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Staples to Expand Connected Home Offerings

Jan 12, 2014 by

The Staples Connect controlled home ecosystem expands to support new vendors and protocols while Zonoff demonstrates new integration concepts.

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Is the Lenovo ix2 Your Next Media Server?

Jan 11, 2014 by

Lenovo's ix2 NAS drive could be a great bring-your-own-disks home media server, featuring onboard media services, Mac and PC backup support, and a sub-$100 retail price tag.

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TiVo Presents Network DVR Concept and More at CES

Jan 11, 2014 by

TiVo is showing off a new, Network DVR feature that may find its way to operator-provided TiVo boxes soon. In addition to viewing live content and recording scheduled shows, you may soon be able to also watch shows you've missed (and didn't record).

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Roku To Power New Smart TVs

Jan 9, 2014 by

Roku has unveiled TVs from Hisense and TCL with the Roku experience baked in as the devices' smart TV interface.

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Dish Introduces Wireless Joey, More Tuners, Smart TV App

Jan 6, 2014 by

Dish announced a new lineup of products for the Hopper platform, including a Wireless Joey, a Joey with additional tuners, and a Smart TV app to turn your LG TV into a Joey extender.

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