Home: On #028 – Forging Alliances, with Mark Walters

Jul 7, 2014 by

Honeywell finally makes an interesting move in the smart home space, Nest resumes sales of its smoke detector at a lower price, and Mark Walters joins us to talk about the history and benefits of Z-Wave and the Z-Wave Alliance.

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Staples Expands Staples Connect Ecosystem and Footprint

Jun 30, 2014 by

Staples announces expansion plans for the Staples Connect in-store displays, as well as new device integration, an upgraded hub that adds ZigBee and Bluetooth LE, and an app for Windows 8.

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Nest Launches Developer Program, Integration Partners

Jun 25, 2014 by

Nest surprised many with the launch of its long-awaited API and developer program prior to the start of Google I/O this week. A comprehensive integration platform and services from a handful of integration partners are available immediately.

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Home: On #027 – Deconstructing AllJoyn, with Stacey Higginbotham

Jun 23, 2014 by

Gigaom’s Stacey Higginbotham joins Richard to talk about some of the highlights from Lightfair, Apple’s recent HomeKit announcement, and what more open standards like AllJoyn can offer developers and the industry at large.

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Nest Protect Returns to Shelves

Jun 17, 2014 by

After being pulled from stores back in early April, the Nest Protect smoke and CO alarm is back on shelves for sale to consumers. Nest announced on its blog that the device is available again for a lower price point of $99.

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Home: On #026 – Lightfair News

Jun 9, 2014 by

Richard is on location in Las Vegas at Lightfair 2014 to bring you some floor interviews with vendors showing the latest in smarter lighting technology for your home.

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Lightfair Highlights

Jun 8, 2014 by

On location at Lightfair 2014, we highlight some of the more interesting smart home and just plain smart lighting solutions on display.

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Hands on with INSTEON Hub for Windows and Windows Phone

Jun 4, 2014 by

INSTEON has released their INSTEON for Hub apps on the Windows and Windows Phone app stores. We take an in-depth look at how well they function and how well they fit into the Windows ecosystem.

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Apple Announces HomeKit at WWDC

Jun 3, 2014 by

At WWDC, Apple announced a development stack called HomeKit, to tie together control for supported devices in your home. What is it? A platform? An API?

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Home: On #025 – The First Year, with Josh Pollard

Jun 2, 2014 by

Josh Pollard joins Richard on this special one-year anniversary episode of Home: On to review the latest news and hype in the industry. But the real focus is on how the home automation industry has grown in the last year, how they’ve each expanded smarthome technology in their own respective homes, and what they think the next year will bring.

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Home: On #024 – Scaling INSTEON, with Joe Dada and Dan Cregg

May 27, 2014 by

The Chief Executive and Chief Technology Officers of INSTEON join Richard to discuss the history of INSTEON, the benefits of INSTEON, and the recently announced collaboration with Microsoft to bring home control to consumers.

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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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