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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 195 - AI Trolling with Richard Gunther

1/19/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Special guest host Richard Gunther of The Digital Media Zone fills in for Jason and we discuss Google, Google, more Google, and recap what CES was like on the show floor. Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes Hey Google, talk to Yonomi — YonomiChromecast and Google Homes reportedly overloading home Wi-Fi – Ars TechnicaCES 2018: Google challenges Amazon with smart home offering - Installation...

Duration: 00:47:31


Episode 194 - CES 2018 Plus a Chat with Digital Delight's JJ Canon

1/12/2018
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by JJ Canon, owner of Digital Delight. Based in Houston, TX, this one-time "traditional" integration shop has adapted its business to embrace consumer brands such as Logitech, Sonos, and Nest. Leveraging well-known brands combined with an intense focus on service and the customer experience, Digital Delight is finding huge success where many others have failed. Tune in to hear how! That plus... a quick overvew of CES including some mind...

Duration: 01:31:21


Episode 193 - Control4's Ihiji Acquisition and More with Brad Hintze

1/5/2018
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On this week's Happy New Year's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Control4's Director of Product Marketing, Brad Hintze, to discuss the company's recent acquisition of leading RSM provider, Ihiji. Brad also shares several other updates that will excite home tech pros and end-users alike as we head into what will be a busy 2018! That plus... HomeTech is now on YouTube! Roku's new and unique approach to whole-house audio. Thoughts on Amazon's acquisition of connected camera maker,...

Duration: 01:05:42


Episode 192 - Happy 2018!

12/29/2017
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This week is just a quick update and announcement for our new YouTube channel. Thank you for a wonderful 2017! Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron!

Duration: 00:03:41


Episode 191 - Tech for Tech's Sake

12/22/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: A roundup of the week's biggest stories including: HomeKit locked the door but gave away the key. YouTube TV is covering ground but lagging on supported hardware. NFL hits the small screen. The moment of truth nears for Caavo. Sonos scores a legal victory over Denon. And more... Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes Your home was not so secure after all – Khaos Tian – MediumApple fixes HomeKit bug...

Duration: 00:51:09


Episode 190 - The 3rd Annual Technology.fm Fireside Chat

12/15/2017
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On this week's very special episode of HomeTech: We are joined by fellow podcasters Mike Wolf, of the Smart Home Show and the Smart Kitchen Podcast, and Richard Gunther, of Home: On, for the 3rd Annual Technology.fm Holiday Fireside Chat. Always one of our favorite episodes of the year, we gather to share our thoughts and perspectives on the biggest home technology stories of 2017, as well as our predictions about what to expect in the year ahead! Pour yourself a drink and join us for...

Duration: 01:16:50


Episode 189 - Good Buttons and Bad Buttons

12/8/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We play catch up after the holiday and cover news stories from the past few weeks. Jim Beam gets smart with whiskey. Amazon and Google duke it out. Amazon Prime Video finally arrives on Apple TV. A "smart speaker mirage"? Crestron making big moves back in residential once again. And much more... Fan of the podcast? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Message from Google to Amazon FireTV Users...

Duration: 00:52:06


Episode 188 - No Siri for You!

11/24/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Jason joins us from the OneVision Resources HQ in Boston. Alongside him is Joey Kolchinsky, OneVision's CEO and third-time guest on the show. Jason, Joey, and Seth discuss this year's best Black Friday home tech deals. That, plus the latest news including: ecobee's Switch+ takes flight in beta mode. Apple HomePod on your holiday wish list? Too bad! No Siri for you! CBS pulls the plug on Dish customers. 4K over-the-air is one step closer to reality. And...

Duration: 00:57:36


Episode 187 - #fakeHDR

11/17/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Nerd tips. Private dreamliners. A novel next-gen UI from Loxone. Logitech's about-face. Smart homes, and the PITA factor. Amazon's cable-bundle join Apple's in the scrap heap. Real news about #fakeHDR. And much more... Fan of the podcast? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes PacketSender - Network utility for sending / receiving TCP, UDP, SSLThis Private Dreamliner Is the Ultimate $300 Million Flying HomeLuxone...

Duration: 00:50:32


Episode 186 - Welcome to Planet NEEO with Raphael Oberholzer

11/10/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: The NEEO remote is finally shipping, and we are joined by Raphael Oberholzer, the company's founder, to discuss the product's long-awaited release! Way back on Episode 55, we spoke with Raphael following their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. Since then, the home tech world has been anxiously awaiting the product. Raphael offers his perspectives on the winding road of a smart home startup, discusses the current state of the NEEO ecosystem, and...

Duration: 01:00:57


Episode 185 - A Certification that Matters with Josh Christian of HTA

11/3/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Josh Christian, Director of Certification at the Home Technology Association. The HTA is a new initiative aimed at helping homeowners, as well as design and building professionals, find a qualified and vetted home technology firm for their project. Given the lack of any real barriers to entry, many unqualified companies have given the home technology profession more than its share of black eyes. This, at the expense of consumers who...

Duration: 00:58:53


Episode 184 - Amazon in da House!

10/27/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: No need to knock, Amazon, just c'mon in. What the August acquisition could mean for the smart lock market. Wink jumps on the DIY home security bandwagon. Microsoft looks to stay in the smart home conversation with a Cortana/Insteon partnership. Don't mess with Lutron's patent attorneys. Smart home adoption is up, but the market is more confusing than ever... or is it?? And much more... Fan of the podcast? Want to support our efforts? Please consider...

Duration: 00:56:48


Episode 183 - Internet of Landfill

10/21/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: KRACK... no, you shouldn't panic. Details on Amazon's "Custom Home Services" program, why they can't be trusted, and why that doesn't matter. Thoughts on Movies Anywhere, a killer new app for cord cutters. Netflix reaching new highs. And much more... Fan of the podcast? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes Here’s a workaround for the #WPA2 WiFi exploit.Hide your kids, hide your Wi-Fi! Vulnerability found in WPA2...

Duration: 00:59:29


Episode 182 - Amalgamation

10/13/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Seth and Jason dissect the biggest news in the smart home including - Google Home Mini gives new definition to "always listening". Why Google is the one to beat in smart home AI. Alexa gets an important multi-voice recognition upgrade. The secret weapon that will keep Sonos in the game. Kwikset says to hell with physical keys. The Channels app is one to watch for cord cutters. And much more. Fan of the podcast? Want to support our efforts? Please...

Duration: 00:40:02


Episode 181 - HomeKitty

10/5/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Seth and Jason recap one of the busiest home technology weeks in recent memory. New hardware and integrations from Sonos. New Google Home hardware. An ADT and SmartThings collaboration. Ring disrupts monitored security. Amazon and Google drop their 4K movies pricing. Exciting HomeKit(ty) developments. And more... Fan of the podcast? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes Sonos One with Alexa and Google Assistant,...

Duration: 00:57:27


Episode 180 - Amazon Echo Updates

9/28/2017
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This week is a quick and short show to cover the highlights from the Surprise Amazon hardware event. New Echos, FireTV, Buttons, and more! Show Notes ADT vs. Harris Trial Begins, with Ring and Zonoff in the IoT Mix - CE ProHomeTech 34 - The Box Formerly known as DoorbotAmazon announces a smaller new Echo speaker for $99 - The VergeNew Amazon EchoNew Amazon Echo PlusNew Fire TVThe Apple TV, out, then in, then out on AmazonAmazon Echo SpotThis might be our first look at the rumored...

Duration: 00:19:56


Episode 179 - CEDIA, Apple, and Nest. Oh my!

9/22/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We welcome Seth back after his battle with Hurricane Irma. We're happy to report that he, his family, and his home all came through the storm unharmed. We're also happy to report that this is a jam-packed episode, complete with our thoughts on three recent, major events: CEDIA, Apple, and Nest. Don't miss it! Fan of the podcast? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron! Show Notes Smart Home Lessons from Hurricane IrmaPics of the...

Duration: 01:20:58


Episode 178 - Hurricane CEDIA Update

9/14/2017
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This week a quick CEDIA update from Jason since Seth is still battling power and internet outages in the wake of Hurricane Irma. We'll be back soon with a CEDIA wrap up and commentary on the Apple Event as well as the weeks news in HomeTech.

Duration: 00:13:17


Episode 177 - HomeTech's CEDIA 2017 Preview Special

9/1/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: Jason provides a glimpse at OneVision's new ebook "The Insider's Guide to Remote Systems Management" — a free, comprehensive, and fully manufacturer-approved analysis of the RSM space including comparisons of BakPak, Domotz, Ihiji, and OvrC Pro. Plus... our annual CEDIA preview! Seth and Jason predict the biggest and most important themes you can expect to see emerge from San Diego including analysis of many new product announcements that have come out...

Duration: 01:11:59


Episode 176 - "The Year of HDR Confusion" with PixelGen's Jack MacDougall

8/25/2017
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On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined Jack MacDougall, President of Pixelgen, for a deep dive into today's ultra-confusing video landscape. From resolutions and bit rates, to color spaces and dynamic ranges, it's enough to make your head spin. Jack brings to the show a unique combination of deep expertise and an ability to make these concepts relatable. While our conversation covers numerous facets of video technology, a good portion of our chat focuses on dissecting today's...

Duration: 01:14:45

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