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A Podcast Dedicated to all things Smart Home & Home Automation

A Podcast Dedicated to all things Smart Home & Home Automation
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A Podcast Dedicated to all things Smart Home & Home Automation

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Episodes

Episode 221 - Meet Flo with Gabriel Halimi

8/10/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Gabe Halimi, CEO and co-founder of Flo. An intelligent leak detection and water shutoff system, Flo takes water-damage protection to the next level. Tune in to hear how Flo's proactive approach to water monitoring can increase your water-use efficiency and protect your home from one of the most common causes of catastrophic damage. That, plus the latest home tech headlines including: Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please...

Duration:01:07:05

Episode 220 - Moist-P Technology

8/3/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Joel Sellinger, co-founder of LifeDoor, for an installment of our Startup Showcase series. LifeDoor is compact device that automatically closes interior doors in your home in the event of a fire — a measure that could mean the difference between life and death. That, plus the latest home tech headlines including: Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! 🍺 Click Here for HomeTech Happy Hour Info...

Duration:00:55:34

Episode 219 - "Smart Home is a Tough Space"

7/13/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We share our thoughts on the recently announced Sonos IPO, highlighting both the challenges and opportunities ahead for the one-time undisputed king of streaming audio in the home. That, plus the latest home tech headlines, including... Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes YouTube TV goes down (again) during World CupSmart Bulb Startup BeON Home Shuts DownNetflix will remove user reviews from its...

Duration:00:34:26

Episode 218 - Fireworks, Football, and Streaming Price Hikes

7/6/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We get together on the holiday week to catch up the latest. Jason has been shamed out of inaction on his slow quest to cut the cord. Seth has a bone to pick with the state of streaming media. A nod to the UK-based football (errr... soccer) fans in the audience. 4th of July festivities. And, oh yeah, what little news we could pull from the summer doldrums... Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show...

Duration:00:39:08

Episode 217 - Projects Project with Joe Albian

6/29/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Joe Albian, a supporter of the show who shares his handy work on the latest installment of the "Projects Project". Joe hired professional help for portions of the home including wiring and landscape audio but has also done a great deal of professional-caliber work on his own. The results are a clean and robust installation with a few custom touches you won't want to miss (including one of the nicest AV head ends we've seen on the...

Duration:00:58:54

Episode 216 - Exploring Plex

6/22/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Jason and Seth take a deep dive into Plex, a market-leading media server solution. From exploring the Plex's origins as an answer to XBMC for Mac users to its rapidly expanding functionality as a live TV DVR solution with Plex Pass, this solution has clearly come a long way. For anyone considering alternatives for locally-stored, streaming, or live TV, this episode is a can't miss. That plus... Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please...

Duration:00:57:06

Episode 215 - Projects Project with Eric Hanes

6/15/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech Jason sits down to talk with Eric Hanes about the trials and tribulations it took to complete his home's technology and Atmos theater. Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes Onkyo TXNR3030 ReceiverControl4 Door StationsSonos | Wireless Speakers and Home Sound SystemsPro Cinema 6040UB 3LCD Projector with 4K Enhancement, HDR and ISF | Epson USControl4 EA5 Home ControllerWords of Mass Disruption Podcast

Duration:00:42:04

Episode 214 - WWDC 2018 Roundup

6/8/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech friend of the show Adam Justice joins us to review Apple's WWDC keynote and chat about what, if any, exciting HomeKit news came out of the conference. Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes The Beam is Sonos’ ambitious attempt to win the living roomSonos announces AirPlay 2 support, Siri control coming in JulyThe Connected Home ShowConnect SenseWatch the Apple WWDC Special EventApple TV to get IP...

Duration:00:41:14

Episode 213 - Josh Micro and the State of AI with Josh.ai's Alex Capecelatro

6/1/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Alex Capecelatro, CEO and co-founder of Josh.ai, to discuss the latest at both his company and in the world of AI as a whole. Alex introduces us to Josh Micro, their newest product. Way more than a microphone, this powerful little device packs processing, sensors, capacitive touch control, and more into a compact form factor. Even better, Josh Micro brings the company's uniquely powerful voice control and home automation platform to new,...

Duration:01:04:25

Episode 212 - Updates to Our Privacy Policy

5/25/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes Sonos, Sound United Settle Lawsuits on Denon HEOSApple HomePod competitor Sonos lays off 96 employees ahead of expected IPOInsurance Meets Smart Home at Connections 2018: IoT Sensors, Data, Warranties, MoreComcast moves forward with national rollout of mesh Wi-Fi systemPlume WiFi SystemsNovel Effect raises $3M from Amazon and VCs for voice-enabled children’s...

Duration:00:43:17

Episode 211 - Revoked Tokens

5/18/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Settling the all-important "Laurel vs Yanni" debate. Plus... Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes What do you guys hear? - RedditYanny or Laurel? The science behind the audio version of The DressApple Plans to Sell Video Subscriptions Through TV AppA new Wi-Fi standard could let different mesh routers work togetherBlanket your house in Wi-Fi for $100Tenda Nova MW6(2-pack) Whole Home Mesh WiFi...

Duration:00:42:35

Episode 210 - Google IO 2018

5/11/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Join us as we dissect Google IO 2018. In a very strong showing for the company, this year's conference featured numerous announcements that home tech enthusiasts everywhere should be excited about. That, plus... Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes Netgear put a cable modem in latest Orbi wifi routerRing launches the Neighbors app to keep your community saferHisense’s latest 4K UHD Roku TV models...

Duration:00:48:46

Episode 209 - The Amazon and Sonos Show

5/4/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: After a rare week off, we catch up on a busy couple of weeks in smart home news. Dominated mostly by Amazon and Sonos, this week's stories include: Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes Apple officially discontinues AirPort router line, no plans for future hardwareApple outlines key features to look for when upgrading from AirPort devicesSonos files for an IPO that may value the company at $3...

Duration:00:49:40

Episode 208 - Keeping Home Automation in the Home with Hubitat

4/20/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Patrick Stuart of Hubitat for our first-ever installment of the "Startup Showcase". With a unique focus on removing cloud-dependence, and the inherent privacy and reliability issues that come with it, Hubitat is bringing a refreshingly "local" approach to making your home smarter. Smart home enthusiasts won't want to miss this one... That, plus the latest home technology headlines including: Fan of the show? Want to support our...

Duration:00:48:37

Episode 207 - Fraudulent Photos

4/13/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Jason's voice comes back from the dead. A defense of physical media from the HomeTech mailbag. A pic-of-the-week scandal revealed! Jason's TV purchase debate continues. Plus, the latest home technology headlines, including: Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes Pockethernet - Smartphone connected Cable tester & Ethernet network analyserSpotify and Hulu team up for $13 subscription bundleSpotify Is...

Duration:00:42:52

Episode 206 - Projects Project with Keith Watson

4/6/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Keith Watson for a very special installment of the projects project. Keith, who is blind as a result of retinitis pigmentosa, shares his unique perspective on the smart home. From the challenges he has faced to the ways that technology assists him with his day-to-day life, Keith's resourcefulness and ingenuity will serve as an inspiration to anyone with a passion for home technology. That, plus... Fan of the show? Want to support our...

Duration:01:01:02

Episode 205 - Talkin' TV Tech

3/30/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Several major TV manufacturers just released pricing and ship dates on their 2018 displays. As it happens, Jason is in the market for a new TV. Join as we break down the different offerings and discuss the pros and cons of the technology behind them. That plus... Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes August Smart Locks now work alongside Apple HomePod for easier door lockingApple HomePod Works...

Duration:00:52:16

Episode 204 - The 'S' in 'IoT' Stands for 'Security'

3/23/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes Sneaky Pete - Season 1 | AmazonSneaky Pete - Season 2 | AmazonThe Polka King | Netflix Official SiteBernie | NetflixAmazon appears to be testing a new 'Brief Mode' which reduces Alexa's superfluous verbal responsesNest launches $39 temperature sensor and is now shipping video doorbell and smart lockSpotify tests native voice search, groundwork for smart...

Duration:00:32:30

Episode 203 - Ecobee and the Amazing, Wonderful, not Bad, Very Good Week

3/16/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Alexa acting like a creeper. Samsung's 2018 QLEDs put Bixby and SmartThings in the spotlight. An outdoor range for Philips Hue. A very, very good week for ecobee. The Apple-rumor-mill kicks into gear over a lower-priced HomePod. Some surprising follow-ups on last week's Mesh WiFi show. And much more... Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes Mystery solved? Amazon explains what cracked up Alexa, and...

Duration:00:39:00

Episode 201 - Supercharging SmartThings with Gavin Campbell

3/2/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Gavin Campbell, a member of the HomeTech community and DIY smart home enthusiast, for another installment of the Projects Project. Gavin shares many of the tips and tricks he has used to super charge his SmartThings-based home. Tune in to learn how Gavin has created a highly-sophisticated smart home using inexpensive, DIY products (and a whole lot of elbow grease). That plus... Google Assistant "Routines" will be available this spring....

Duration:00:51:47