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Best Josh Pollard And Richard Gunther podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Josh Pollard And Richard Gunther podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Entertainment 2.0 is your weekly guide to the latest consumer entertainment technology news. Hosted by Josh Pollard and Richard Gunther, and streamed live each Tuesday night at 8:30 pm Eastern. Entertainment 2.0 covers audio, video, gaming, and more with a slight slant toward Microsoft products and service.
 
Home: On is a show focused on home control and home automation topics for the enthusiast and do-it-yourself communities. We run through industry news, take a closer look at interesting products, share project ideas, and present topics for information and education. Host Richard Gunther is joined by a rotation of co-hosts and guests from the space, including industry experts, consumers, and company representatives.
 
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We’re finally over our CES hangover, so it’s high time to wrap up our CES thoughts and put a bow on ’em. The DMZ’s Josh Pollard joins us to review the smart home products we took most interest in at CES 2020, including some vendor interviews and our favorite picks. Listen to the episode here or download it. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedigitalmedia…
 
This week’s show gets started off with a lot of great listener feedback. After that Josh and Richard mourn the death of Windows 7. Verizon is shaking up how they offer their TV packages. There’s a new Bluetooth audio, Bluetooth LE Audio, standard that should make consumers and businesses quite happy. Microsoft is attempting something with the launc…
 
It’s one of our favorite times of the year. It’s CES 2020! Only Richard could make it out to Las Vegas this year, but he and Josh were still able to record an episode to talk about all the big news from the show. Join us most weeks for the live recording of Entertainment 2.0 on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 pm ET! Click here to download episode #506. ht…
 
CNET’s Molly Price joins the show to review the latest news and updates and to take a look back and ahead at CES. What was hot last year, which companies met the expectations they created, and which ones didn’t? And they look ahead, of course, at this year’s CES happening this very week in Las Vegas. Listen to the episode here or download it. http:…
 
We’re always thankful for a new year, but the week before CES doesn’t tend to have too much gadget news to talk about. We did have a few stories to catch up on though, including the apparent early death of Windows Media Center guide data. We decided to wrap up our show with a few predictions for the year. We talked about our expectations for DVR te…
 
It’s that time of year again. With the weather getting colder and the holidays right upon us, the Technology.FM hosts get together once again for their annual fireside chat. Now joined by Adam Justice, they discuss some of this year’s biggest smart home stories and consider what they’re each most looking forward to in 2020. So grab a warm cup of co…
 
Josh and Richard are back with a packed show. Of course Plex leads off the show as they’ve taken the wraps off their new ad-supported movie streaming service called Plex Movies. The folks behind HDHomeRun DVR have partially redesigned their live TV interface. Vudu will now give you a refund on terrible movie rentals. Hulu brings 4k and 5.1 to more …
 
Wyze disrupts another product segment with the announcement of its new $90 smart lock, ConnectSense introduces some new products, and Abode Systems’ Scott Beck joins us to talk about their products and recent announcement that their security system is now HomeKit compatible. Does that mean we could eventually see Z-Wave devices on HomeKit? Listen t…
 
Samsung doubles down on SmartThings at the Samsung Developer Conference, Home Depot confuses customers with a new line of Philips connected bulbs that aren’t compatible with Hue, and the August View is back. Plus: Agnes Lorenz from The Smartest House joins us to dive into Z-Wave and examine the Zooz line of custom Z-Wave products that address speci…
 
Josh and Richard are back together for a big week of news. The streaming service we’ve all been waiting months for, Disney+, has launched! So how is it? Hulu has increased the price of its live TV service for the second time this year. Amazon is introducing an IR blaster while they also attempt to create a home theater solution around Alexa. Micros…
 
With Josh away this week, Richard is joined by long-time fan-favorite James Montemagno! The two discuss the new NVIDIA SHIELD TV devices, PlayStation Vue’s demise, a Sonos trade-in program, a partnership between Axiim and LG, and so much more. Join us most weeks for the live recording of Entertainment 2.0 on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 pm ET! Click he…
 
The Wink hub seems to be one step closer to death, Google announces a bunch of new Nest products, and Signify acquires Eaton Lighting. Plus Anova Culinary’s Steve Svajian joins us to discuss the latest Smart Kitchen Summit and bring us up to speed on Anova’s latest products and announcements. Listen to the episode here or download it. http://traffi…
 
Hulu has launched a much-requested feature but they did so with a huge list of caveats. Dinsey+ has revealed all the shows and movies that will be available when the service launches. Apple TV is now available on a non-Apple device. Spotify is giving away more Google Home Mini speakers. Microsoft and Google reveal more details about their game stre…
 
It’s hard to believe, but Josh and Richard are here with the 500th episode of the Entertainment 2.0 podcast! They are celebrating eleven years of geeking out on home theater technology with all of you! There’s only one news story to cover this week, and would you believe that it’s actually a Windows Media Center story! It is so fitting for the mile…
 
We have highlights from CEDIA, a ton of new products and services from Amazon, useful updates from Yonomi, and our special guest co-host, Joel Sellinger, co-founder of LifeDoor. It’s Fire Prevention Week, and nothing’s more important in the smart home than products that can help save your home from unnecessary damage and protect the people you love…
 
After weeks of leaks the TiVo Edge has been officially announced. It’s got a lot of great things going for it, but one big downside. Pandora is, in some ways, going back to their roots. The Sonos Move is available. Xbox has teamed up with Spotify to give you six-months of free music. Google Assistant can now control the Xbox One. Sony is feeling pr…
 
Plex has released their new desktop app. HDHomeRun has updated its DVR experience to add clarity to the status of recordings. NBC is launching a streaming service with a ridiculous name. Roku has updated their streaming devices. Amazon Music goes after Tidal. xCloud will be open to testing very soon, and Google launches its own game and app subscri…
 
Your devices and services may or may not still work with Nest now, Johnson Controls pulls Cortana from its Cortana-based thermostat, and a recent hub update brings us one step closer to the new Insteon app. Plus: Sense co-founder and CEO Mike Phillips talks about how insight into how we use electricity in our homes can help us save energy and money…
 
Richard may be on vacation, but that won’t stop him from chatting about the latest Apple news. The Cupertino finally gave us pricing and launch dates for Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade. Don’t worry, we only talk about the television, music, and gaming news. EA also had a surprise announcement of a closed technical beta of their new Atlas cloud game str…
 
This week Josh and Richard discuss the announcement from Plex that the app will soon be streaming Warner Bros. movies for free. Both guys have different concerns about the coming feature. The UHD Alliance has some good news for those who like watching movies as the directors intended. Dave Zatz, the king of TiVo leaks, has dug up some details on th…
 
In the previous show, Josh and Richard discussed Plex’s announcement to no longer support TV mode. That spurred a lot of feedback for this, but Plex received even more feedback. They’ve decided to continue to support it. Disney also had their D23 event. They announced a treasure trove of details for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Spectrum …
 
Plex has updated their desktop apps, and in so doing they’ve killed off TV mode. It has Josh and Richard wondering, is the HTPC dead yet? There’s a huge new update to the HDHomeRun app on Roku. Spotify family plans are finally getting parental controls. There’s a lot of Xbox news from gamescom. Sony also acquired a major gaming studio. Join us most…
 
Lee Odess, VP from Allegion, the makers of Schlage locks, joins the us to discuss the latest smart home news. There are plenty of updates to cover, including new Sonos speakers at IKEA, new HomeKit capabilities for products already in the market, and the sad demise of Amazon’s physical dash buttons. Then Lee walks us through Schlage’s long legacy o…
 
Plex, one of our favorite media servers, has gotten a major UI update called Plex UNO, and it’s a little bit of a mixed bag. HBO has created a service to entice new subscribers. Spotify is hoping to make your connected speakers easier to listen to, and Microsoft discusses their priorities for the next generation of Xbox. Join us most weeks for the …
 
We’ve got a packed show with two weeks worth of news to cover! LG and Vizio are both rolling out support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on some of their televisions. Channels, a cult-favorite app for the HDHomeRun tuners, has added the ability to record premium streaming video. Disney+ will offer a bundle that Josh is really excited about. All that, and…
 
This week our friend Dave Zatz released a video of an Android TV TiVo DVR. We break it down and compare it to our experiences with the TiVo Bolt and the Android TV experience found on the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. In other news, Plex finally gets HDR on Apple TV. Pandora whips up their own voice assistant, and Nintendo announces two new Switch consoles. Jo…
 
We have the latest news from Wyze, Nest, and more, but we’re also trying something different this time. Have you thought about redesigning your kitchen and, specifically, how technology might impact your choices and decisions? AD Pro Editor Katy Olson joins us to discuss these very issues because throwing technology into the mix without the proper …
 
SiliconDust has been working on a UI refresh for their HDHomeRun apps, and it’s now available to everyone. Disney is shutting down FX+, but it may actually be good news for fans of FX shows. Vudu is partnering to bring choose-your-own-adventure-style series to its streaming platform. Hulu brings back 4k content, and UltraViolet is only a couple of …
 
Richard goes hands-on with the HDHomeRun Scribe Duo and Servio. He and Josh also wonder if a Kickstarter campaign can bring us revolutionary entertainment consumption AI. Amazon and Google seem to finally be settling their differences with Amazon Prime Video and YouTube. HBO Max is set to be the third streaming offering from HBO and WarnerMedia. Th…
 
Insteon reveals what they’ve been working on for the past year or so, new SmartThings and Philips Hue devices will work without a hub, and Wink reminds us it’s still alive by announcing new product support. DMZ guest contributor Jimmy Hawkins joins us to run through this news and more, plus he shares some learnings through his journey adopting smar…
 
After a couple of weeks off, we’ve got an interesting mix of news to discuss. Plex is updating their server software, and if you use their DVR you need to update right away. Samsung thinks you should be running a virus scanner on your smart television. SiliconDust has brought their HDHomeRun app to Roku finally. NBC has combined many of their separ…
 
Two of the products we were most excited about CES, the HDHomeRun Scribe Duo and Servio, are now available for pre-order. After discussing those devices, Richard leads the conversation about Apple TV and other important announcements from WWDC. Then Josh takes over as the talk shifts to the biggest gaming event of the year: E3 2019. Join us most we…
 
Apple introduces some improvements to HomeKit at this year’s developer conference; Lutron announces a brilliant, new retrofit lighting controller; and Eaton Lighting’s Bryant Bilal joins us to talk about their residential smart lighting line, Halo Home. Listen to the episode here or download it. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedigitalmediazone/homeon-…
 
We expected a dearth of gaming news in the weeks leading up to E3, but we were wrong. In fact, almost all of the big news in this episode is from the gaming category. Prior to that, Josh and Richard look at a long-overdue desktop app from Pandora. Sony and Microsoft have formed a cloud gaming “partnership”, but what does that really mean? Ubisoft m…
 
Google backpedals after abruptly announcing the shutdown of its Works with Nest program, Ring Smart Lighting products arrive, and the Google Assistant finally lands on Sonos devices. Orro founder and CEO Colin Billings joins us to discuss all this news plus his thoughts on how Orro plans to fill some gaps in the consumer smart lighting space. Liste…
 
This episode is basically Josh’s worst nightmare! It starts off with Apple news, and there aren’t any gaming stories! Regardless, there’s plenty going on with Apple TV and AirPlay 2 coming to smart TVs. SiliconDust is trying out some UI changes in their app. Disney is taking complete ownership over Hulu. NBC is planning their own streaming service,…
 
Google and Microsoft both had their big developer events this week, but Google was the only one making any news on the consumer entertainment technology front. Nest Hub Max is their new smart display with a semi-ridiculous name, but Richard thinks it might be the perfect kitchen entertainment device. YouTube Premium original will soon be available …
 
There’s good news and there’s bad news. Several new devices are offering HomeKit support while Stringify users scramble for alternative automation solutions. Journalist Jennifer Pattison Tuohy joins us to catch up on what is arguably a mixed bag of smart home updates. Listen to the episode here or download it. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedigitalme…
 
For the first time in many months, we have a Windows Media Center story! DC Universe has been expanding their device support, and now it’s available on a game console. Automatic commercial skipping has arrived on TiVo without needing to use IFTTT. Amazon is rumored to be working on yet another music streaming service, and the next Xbox system updat…
 
This week’s news is full of services and hardware! On the services side we have Disney has spilling all the beans on what we can expect from Disney+. The Criterion Channel has launched, and Microsoft has made Xbox Game Pass Ultimate official. On the hardware front, Logitech has a new remote called the Harmony Express. Microsoft is eyeing the earbud…
 
We’re sharing a panel Richard moderated at the last Smart Kitchen Summit about commerce in the kitchen. How do you sell stuff to consumers in their own homes without it feeling annoying? And we have a winner for our ultimate smart home kit! The panelists were Iri Zohar of Freshub, Benton Richardson, of Amazon Dash, and Shawn Stover of GE Appliances…
 
A lot happened this week in the world of consumer entertainment technology, and unfortunately, a lot of it was bad news. HDHomeRun Premium TV and Microsoft’s Ebook store are going away, and Sony implemented a terrible solution for digital refunds. It wasn’t all bad though. Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs are getting some awesome new object-based audio …
 
As painful as it was for Josh, the lead story this week needed to be the news from Apple. After all, we’ve all been waiting so many years for this announcement to finally come! Did it meet our expectations? Will Richard be jumping on board right away? Spotify is adding personalization to curated playlists, and the Xbox Games with Gold for April wer…
 
Lowe’s Iris is shutting down in just a few days. How is Lowe’s handling the ramp-down process, and where do you go now? Long time friend of the DMZ and Iris user Tony Raynor joins us to discuss what he learned from his experience and shares his thought process in moving to a new platform…or two. Listen to the episode here or download it. http://tra…
 
A new player took center stage at the Game Developers Conference (GDC). It was Google, and they had a new game streaming service called Stadia to announce with some unique new features. Microsoft has also let loose a few more details on their forthcoming xCloud service. They’ve also released an app that allows you to stream a Windows 10 PC’s displa…
 
We’ve got a show packed with audio news this week! It starts with a story from Spotify that you won’t want to miss, especially if you like the idea of getting Hulu for free! Amazon Echo devices can announce songs before they play, but did Amazon actually do what we wanted? Sonos One is getting new guts, and Tidal’s Master quality tracks are now ava…
 
This week we’ve got a smattering of news across audio, video, and gaming technology. The Xbox One is getting the ability to up-mix to Atmos the right way. The situation with HDHomeRun Premium TV continues to throw us curveballs. Josh’s podcast app of choice, Pocket Casts, now has an Amazon Alexa Skill. Microsoft is working on its next-gen game cons…
 
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on smart home news, so we have some catching up to do. Richard covers a few news stories and updates, and Jianhui He from LEDVANCE joins the show to talk about some recent updates to the SMART+ product line. Listen to the episode here or download it. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedigitalmediazone/homeon-ep116…
 
The biggest news of the week is a legal battle that could threaten the future of HDHomeRun Premium TV. Omniverse, the underlying provider of the TV streaming service, is being sued by a consortium of television producers. CBS All Access is doing far better than Richard hoped expected. Epix is releasing its own stand-alone streaming service, and the…
 
When we were at CES, we saw lots of cool, new products. This year was again more evolutionary than revolutionary, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t interesting! Listen to the episode here or download it. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedigitalmediazone/homeon-ep115.mp3 via Apple Podcasts via Google Play via Stitcher Radio via TuneIn Radio via RSS Did yo…
 
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