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Home: On #105 – The HomeKit Draft, with Adam Justice

6/15/2018
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Adam Justice from ConnectSense joins the show again to discuss the latest smart home news, and he’s on location at Apple’s WWDC in San Jose. They discuss what’s going on there, including reviewing the WWDC draft picks they selected on Adam's show before the conference started. How did Richard do? (Not too well.) The post Home: On #105 – The HomeKit Draft, with Adam Justice appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:47:48

Home: On #104 – Going Local, with Patrick Stuart

5/21/2018
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There’s a new hub in town, and its name is Hubitat Elevation. Hubitat’s Patrick Stuart joins us to discuss why their local control solution is better for you, your home, and your data than just trusting it all to the cloud. And if you’re used to programming for SmartThings, you’re going to feel right at home. The post Home: On #104 – Going Local, with Patrick Stuart appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:54:23

Home: On #103 – Product Updates, with Nick Langston

5/1/2018
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Philips gets into outdoor lighting, Nest finally releases some new products including the long-awaited Yale door lock and remote temperature sensors! There’s a bunch of other products updates, too, and IoT expert Nick Langston is here with us to run through it all. The post Home: On #103 – Product Updates, with Nick Langston appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:38:18

Home: On #102 – Leveraging Platforms, with Kent Dickson

4/2/2018
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Richard spends some time catching up with Yonomi CEO Kent Dickson at this year’s SXSW. Yonomi has been rolling out some big updates for users of its smart home app, but the real power behind this app is the platform Yonomi’s been building and is now leveraging for third-party hardware manufacturers. We also have lots of feedback to catch up on. The post Home: On #102 – Leveraging Platforms, with Kent Dickson appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:42:37

Home: On #100 – The Hundredth One, with Josh Pollard

2/21/2018
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Can you believe we’ve done this one hundred times now? So of course I invited Josh Pollard back to reminisce about the last four and a half years of Home: On and the smart home industry at large. We also talk a little bit about what’s ahead. Spoilers: I’m looking for a new job! The post Home: On #100 – The Hundredth One, with Josh Pollard appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:53:13

Home: On #099 – CES Afar, with Seth Johnson

2/5/2018
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CES 2018 is in our past, but we have some final stories to share and some perspectives from on the show floor and from afar as HomeTech.FM’s Seth Johnson joins us to discuss the highs, lows, and trends of the show. While we were there, we recorded some quick conversations with some of our favorite smarthome product vendors, including Blink, Wemo, and Samsung SmartThings. The post Home: On #099 – CES Afar, with Seth Johnson appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:01:08:46

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

1/7/2018
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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. The post Home: On #098 – CES Wishes, with Megan Wollerton appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:56:19

Home: On #097 – Fireside ’17, from Technology.FM [fixed]

12/27/2017
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In what has become something of an annual tradition, we’re happy to bring you the Technology.FM Fireside Chat (DMZ Remix). Richard again joins Jason Griffing, Seth Johnson, and Mike Wolf for this third edition of our year-in-review. What were our favorite smart home stories, what do we think will be big next year, and how did we do on last year’s predictions? The post Home: On #097 – Fireside ’17, from Technology.FM [fixed] appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:01:01:03

Home: On #097 – Fireside ’17, from Technology.FM

12/27/2017
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In what has become something of an annual tradition, we’re happy to bring you the Technology.FM Fireside Chat (DMZ Remix). Richard again joins Jason Griffing, Seth Johnson, and Mike Wolf for this third edition of our year-in-review. What were our favorite smart home stories, what do we think will be big next year, and how did we do on last year’s predictions? The post Home: On #097 – Fireside ’17, from Technology.FM appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:01:10:27

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

12/11/2017
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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. The post Home: On #096 – Project Updates, with Josh Pollard appeared first on The...

Duration:01:06:22

Home: On #095 – Kitchen Panels, with Mike Wolf

11/20/2017
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The Smart Kitchen Summit's curator, Mike Wolf, joins us to review the discussions that Richard facilitated at this year's event. Included in this episode, you'll hear Richard's own panel, Don't Brick My Fridge, where he discusses with his panelists some of the issues businesses face when selling connected products. The post Home: On #095 – Kitchen Panels, with Mike Wolf appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:01:02:16

Home: On #094 – Security News

10/23/2017
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With lots of new security products in the news, who better to join us than Home Alarm Report’s Rose Thibodeaux! We walk through the anticipated offerings from Nest and Ring, plus we look at all the new Echo editions and share the usual updates on previously discussed products and services. The post Home: On #094 – Security News appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:52:54

Home: On #093 – CEDIA 2017

9/25/2017
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CEDIA 2017 was in San Diego this year, and we were on the ground to see what’s trending. We spoke with some of our old friends, and we spent time with some vendors we haven’t previously interviewed. Voice is King, or Queen as it were, and consumer products continue to change the face of home technology—even in the professional space. The post Home: On #093 – CEDIA 2017 appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:34:47

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

8/31/2017
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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. The post Home: On #092 – System Recovery, with Doug Krug appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:52:54

Home: On #090 – Home Smart, with Björn Block

6/19/2017
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The digital home assistant space is heating up, IFTTT finally (sort of) adds more T’s, and Richard does his best to pronounce Trådfri, the new smart lighting collection that IKEA’s Björn Block joins us to discuss. Smart lighting is right in IKEA’s wheelhouse, but they’re just getting started. The post Home: On #090 – Home Smart, with Björn Block appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:48:38

Home: On #089 – Addressable Lighting, with Dana Kunz

5/22/2017
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Amazon extends the Echo line and capabilities, Ecobee releases the first third-party product with Alexa on board, and Dana Kunz from Avi-on joins Richard after Lightfair to discuss some of the trends we’re seeing from their company and in the industry. Plus we have a few quick interviews from the floor at Lightfair. The post Home: On #089 – Addressable Lighting, with Dana Kunz appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:01:05:54

Home: On #088 – It’s Complicated, with Molly Wood

5/1/2017
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Samsung releases an impressive new Wi-Fi system but initially limits it to Galaxy S8 users, Burger King and Dominos try to play tricks with your digital home assistants, and Molly Wood joins us for a spirited discussion about how so many smart devices just seem plain dumb. Are the devices really dumb...or maybe just too complicated for most consumers? The post Home: On #088 – It’s Complicated, with Molly Wood appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:42:54

Home: On #087 – The Connected Car, with Ljuba Miljkovic

4/17/2017
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IKEA finally moves into smart home retail with the introduction of its connected lighting line in U.S. markets, Google Home expands its capabilities and markets, and Ljuba Miljkovic, co-founder of Automatic, joins us to discuss the potential of including your car in your connected life and home. The post Home: On #087 – The Connected Car, with Ljuba Miljkovic appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:57:47

Home: On #085 – Hey Dingus, with James Montemagno

3/6/2017
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DMZ alum and listener favorite James Montemagno joins Richard to talk about today's digital home assistants and, in particular, his own experience with Google Home. This highly technical guy’s first dive into smarthome tech is a telling tale about the current state of this market. The post Home: On #085 – Hey Dingus, with James Montemagno appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:51:55

Home: On #083 – CES Eve, with Ry Crist

1/3/2017
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CNET’s Ry Crist joins Richard just before the start of CES to reminisce about last year’s highlights and post-show reality and to speculate about what they'll see this year at this massive event. They're both betting on more smart refrigerators, and Richard's pretty confident he won’t like them. The post Home: On #083 – CES Eve, with Ry Crist appeared first on The Digital Media Zone.

Duration:00:48:29