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Best Smarth podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Smarth podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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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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Device manufacturers begin to roll out updates to enable HomeKit Secure Video and HomeKit router support, Level is shipping its stealthy smart lock, and Insteon’s long-awaited app update is now in public beta. Plus we’re joined on this episode by Samsung SmartThings product manager, Blake Arnold, discussing some of the latest platform updates and t…
 
Some products we saw at CES are starting to hit the market while both Nest and Ring announce they’ll be requiring customers to use two-factor authentication. And Olibra’s founder and CEO, Zohar Shinar, joins us to discuss his company’s ingenious product, designed to solve a common problem in millions of households. Listen to the episode here or dow…
 
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…
 
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:…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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-…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
It’s a new year, and we’re ready for CES…so what’s that all mean? It’s time to get together again with our friends from CNET. Andrew Gebhart joins us this time to review last year’s show and speculate about what this year will bring. Plus, we have some old news to catch up on. And robots! Andrew loves him some robots! Listen to the episode here or …
 
Each Winter, Richard gets to sit around the fire with some tech friends and reflect back on the year in smarthome technology. This is our annual Technology.FM fireside chat, moderated by Seth Johnson…with Jason Griffing, Mike Wolf, and this year joined by Rose Thibodeaux. And this is the DMZ’s obsessively edited cut with 25 minutes of vocables and …
 
Richard looks back at last month’s Smart Kitchen Summit, TiVo starts rolling out some smart home features to customers, and Josh Pollard joins us to share his thoughts on some of Google’s new Home product, and he updates us on what’s going on these days in his smart home. Listen to the episode here or download it. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedigit…
 
We are so excited to be joined again by Ring founder Jamie Siminoff. He helps us unpack all of last month’s product news from Amazon and gives us some insight into Ring’s recent growth and success. We also dive into some of Ring’s latest products and offerings while revisiting our shared quest for more T’s. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Then…
 
Microsoft and Amazon put their assistants on some of each others’ devices, IKEA expands its smart home offerings, and Marc Alexander, the CTO and co-founder of LIFX joins us for a great conversation about their company and product offerings. We recorded this episode back in August, so the news is a little old, but the information about LIFX and Mar…
 
We’re in San Diego, California, attempting to report live from the 2018 CEDIA Expo. Technical issues aside, we had some great discussions with Control4, Insteon, Sonos, Monoprice and the Z-Wave Alliance, which is also our host and sponsor for this episode. Each of these organizations spans the gap to some degree between the installer channel and DI…
 
Samsung announces a new SmartThings hub and Bixby-powered speaker, June introduces a second-generation smart oven with a dramatically lower price, and Brad McAdams joins us from Universal Devices to dive deep into the ISY controllers. This episode is brought to you by Insteon. Learn more about Insteon’s smart home products at insteon.com/homeon. Li…
 
Honeywell, Netgear, and Philips have new smart home products, Ecobee wants to save you some more money, and Richard’s sick of everyone triggering his digital assistants. We’re joined by smart home YouTuber Joe Dugandzic, who posits that the smart home market is getting kind of boring—and he might have a point. Listen to the episode here or download…
 
It’s all about lighting! Richard shares interviews with Avi-on, Feit Electric, Sylvania, and Noon Home from his visit to Lightfair from earlier this year and discusses some of the highlights with show attendee Carlton Bale. But there’s a lot of lighting news to run through too, including Philips’ new outdoor fixtures, new HomeKit support for GE and…
 
Adam Justice from ConnectSense joins the show again to discuss the latest smart home news, and he’s on location at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose. So he and Richard talk a bit about 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? (No…
 
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. Listen to the episode here or download …
 
Philips gets into outdoor lighting, Nest finally releases some new products including the long-awaited Yale door lock and—wait for it—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. This episode is brought to you by DoItForMe.Solutions. Listen to the epi…
 
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. Thi…
 
Adam Justice returns to discuss the latest connected home news before sharing his thoughts on and experience with Apple’s latest entry into the smart speaker space. In the news: new products from iDevices and Wyze. Oh, and Amazon purchases Ring…while they’re recording. This episode is brought to you by DoItForMe.Solutions. Download this episode. An…
 
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! Download this episode. And subscribe… via iTunes via Google Play via St…
 
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, a…
 
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 an…
 
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 p…
 
There’s been so much going on in the space: 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…
 
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. Download this episode. And subscr…
 
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. Download this episode. And subscribe… via iTunes via Google…
 
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. Listen to the …
 
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 inevita…
 
We look at some of the opportunities and challenges facing companies who are bringing new technology and connectivity to kitchen devices and appliances. What should manufacturers consider as they explore new technology for the kitchen, and what do consumers need to be thinking about as this space expands? Download this episode. And subscribe… via i…
 
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. Download this episode. And subscribe… via iTunes via Goo…
 
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. Download this episode. And subsc…
 
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…
 
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. Download this episode. And subscribe… via iTunes via …
 
RESET host Dave McCabe joins us to touch on the latest news updates and talk through some of the challenges he’s facing as he looks to extend his smart home setup to be a DIY security system. Is spinning your own home security the right solution for you? We discuss some of the things you should consider. Download this episode. And subscribe… via iT…
 
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. Download this episode. And subscribe… via iTunes via Google Play via…
 
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