Nest Protect Recall FUD

May 23, 2014 by

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has published a recall notice for the Nest Protect, and between poorly chosen language, press hype, and consumer angst, it's causing a lot of confusion.

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Microsoft, INSTEON Collaborate on Home Control

May 21, 2014 by

INSTEON and Microsoft have established a strategic relationship that brings INSTEON software to Windows devices and INSTEON products to Microsoft stores. The big question, of course, is where will this lead? We've been waiting for Microsoft to make a move in the smarthome space. Could this be it?

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Home: On #023 – Weighing Alternatives, with Chris Barnes

May 15, 2014 by

HomeSeer gets a nod in the smarthome controller space, SmartThings' Dropcam integration causes some angst, and DMZ colleague Chris Barnes seeks advice on how to get started when considering automation options for a smart apartment.

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Netflix Ups Its Subscription Rate by One

May 9, 2014 by

Netflix is upping its new subscription rates by one dollar, pound, or euro, depending on where you live. Existing subscribers get a break, though, for the next two years.

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Staples Connect Adds to Security Camera Line-up

Apr 28, 2014 by

Zonoff adds new security cameras to the Staples Connect line and updates its apps, whetting our appetite for the bigger ecosystem expansion expected later this year.

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Home: On #022 – Product Previews, with Rich Bira

Apr 27, 2014 by

By listener request, Rich Bira joins us from Fibaro to talk about the smart home news of the week and to give us a preview of the exciting new products that Fibaro is releasing in the UK and soon in US markets.

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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, with Mike Harris

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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