HomeTech.fm Podcast

HomeTech.fm Podcast

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A Podcast Dedicated to all things Smart Home & Home Automation


283 - Polk Audio’s Bronson Gannon
Dec 6 • 65 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Bronson Gannon, Global Brand Manager for Sound United’s Polk Audio. Our discussion covers the company’s new Legend line of speakers. We also dive into many of the fundamentals of speaker design, providing…
282 - Black Friday Roundup, plus a Conversation with the Smart Kitchen Platform Innit
Nov 29 • 62 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Now that you’ve recovered from your Thanksgiving food coma, we are joined by Kevin Brown, CEO and Co-founder of Innit. Innit is a leading platform for the connected kitchen. Acting as a unifying layer designed to simplify and…
281 - Catching up with SnapAV featuring Charlie Kindel and G. Paul Hess
Nov 15 • 52 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Charlie Kindel, SnapAV’s Chief Product Officer, and G. Paul Hess, SnapAV’s Chief Marketing Officer, to catch up on what has been a very busy year for the company. Our conversation covers the latest on the…
280 - Meet the all new Assistant Security Shield
Nov 8 • 40 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Tune in to learn all about the hottest new device in connected home security—the HomeTech Assistant Security Shield (ASS)™. Your worse fears have been realized. Hackers are taking to the streets armed with lasers capable of…
279 - Smart-Home Cheers and Consumer Fears with Brad Russell of Parks Associates
Nov 1 • 58 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Brad Russel, Parks Associates’ Research Director, Connected Home. A leading market research and consulting company, Parks Associates is a go-to resource for anyone looking for a data-driven understanding of…
278 - WiFi -3
Oct 25 • 36 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Researchers have found a way to extend WiFi (sort of) up to 200 ft. SpaceX plans to launch satellite-based low latency broadband service in 2020. Google Home update bricks some units. Homebuilders are ditching Nest. Voice…
277 - “Back” at It
Oct 18 • 39 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We take a deep dive into the numerous smart home announcements unveiled by Google during their recent Pixel event. Plus the latest home tech headlines including: US blacklists several major Chinese surveillance companies.…
276 - Stanky Stankey
Oct 4 • 26 min
On this episode of HomeTech: YouTube TV is finally available on Fire TV devices. A feud between Dish and Fox leaves sports fans in the cold. Next-gen ISP bundles may include various streaming services. The future of DirecTV’s “Sunday Ticket” package may…
275 - CEDIA 2019 Wrap-Up
Sep 27 • 65 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Join us on this jam-packed edition as we wrap up another big CEDIA show! Our discussion includes some of the biggest trends and technologies we observed on the floor, plus a few cool product-finds you won’t want to miss! That,…
274 - CEDIA 2019 From the Floor
Sep 17 • 14 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We take a break from working the big show to chat about a few quick observations we had at CEDIA 2019. We’ll be back next with with a wrap up and bigger conversation about the rest of our CEDIA experience.
273 - CEDIA 2019 Preview
Sep 6 • 49 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Giles Sutton, CEDIA’s VP of Industry Engagement, to get his take on the upcoming EXPO in Denver! Giles shares several exciting updates surrounding the big event. Additionally, we dive into some of the…
272 - Bravo, Bravas
Aug 30 • 37 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Crestron OS 3 officially launches. Lutron sues Savant over Palladiom knock-off (err… competitor). Details emerge on Google’s forthcoming Nest Mini. A new initiative from the UHD alliance takes aim at the dreaded soap opera…
271 - Bringing Smarts to the Breaker Box with Leviton’s Justin Berghoff
Aug 23 • 55 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Justin Berghoff, Leviton’s Director of Business Development & Product Management. Justin joins us to discuss the company’s Smart Load Center product line. A part of our homes so fundamental that most of us…
270 - The TV Fairy
Aug 16 • 42 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Can’t-miss CEDIA courses. A “save-the-date” for our CEDIA HomeTech happy hour. CBS and Viacom agree to a $30 billion merger. Is a portable speaker from Sonos finally in the offing? Cortana is getting kicked out of its own…
269 - “Ooverseeopoly”
Aug 9 • 27 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Jason and Seth are both back to discuss this week’s news in Home Technology
268 - Non-Profit Technology Companies
Aug 2 • 15 min
On this episode of HomeTech: SnapAV and Control4 complete their merger, Locast lawsuits get started, AT&T rebrands something, and Seth takes a swing at recording a solo show and writing show notes while Jason is out of town… can you tell?
267 - Can We Stop Talking About Prime Day Now?
Jul 19 • 38 min
On this episode of HomeTech: SnapAV continues to gobble up distributors, acquiring north west-based Custom Plus. Are rumors of HAI’s demise greatly exaggerated? Prime Day topples records. Amazon Music Unlimited growth rate is outpacing its competitors.…
266 - Newman!
Jul 12 • 36 min
On this episode of HomeTech: IKEA saves American podcasters from the embarrassment of trying to pronounce Trádfri by rebranding the line to “Home Smart”. Prime Video finally works on Chromecast and Android TV. Wyze adds AI-powered people detection to…
265 - Dumpster Fire Sausage
Jul 5 • 36 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Massive hacks and data breaches expose 2 billion home automation records, Alexa will never delete those secrets you told her, Bixby really wants to be a thing, Roku dominates and Netflix starts to pinch pennies in anticipation…
264 - Throwbacks and Throw Rugs
Jun 29 • 35 min
On this episode of HomeTech: FCC filings reveal a new TiVo Edge DVR. Dish unveils a new internet and live-streaming bundle aimed at apartment dwellers. Screamin’ display deals unveiled ahead of Prime Day. A new deal brings Amazon Music to Comcast…
263 - Projects Project with Matthew G aka VMU_kiss
Jun 21 • 61 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Join us for a very special installment of the “Projects Project”! We are pleased to welcome Matthew G, who Reddit users might better recognize as VMU_kiss. Matthew, who is a moderator on the popular r/homeautomation subreddit,…
262 - Solo Flight
Jun 14 • 15 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Jason takes a rare solo flight as Seth enjoys hard-earned vacation. He dives into the latest home tech headlines including: A look at Crestron’s expanded DM Lite product being shown at InfoComm. CEDIA Expo 2019 extends early…
261 - WWDC 2019 Wrap-Up
Jun 7 • 47 min
On this episode of HomeTech: WWDC 2019 is in the books and Apple wildly exceeded our (admittedly low) expectations. Tune in as we dissect all of the biggest stories from the event. We discuss HomeKit’s new Secure Video offering, HomeKit-enabled routers,…
260 - A Chat with abode systems’ CEO, Chris Carney
May 31 • 53 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We welcome Chris Carney, CEO and co-founder of abode systems, onto the show. Chris joins us to discuss abode’s robust and highly customer-centric approach to DIY home security. We cover everything from abode’s flexible pricing…
259 - The Future of Remote Systems Management
May 24 • 55 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We explore the current state of remote systems management (RSM). Not long ago, four major players existed in the market—BakPak (Control4), Domotz, Ihiji, and OvrC (SnapAV). Control4, who acquired Ihiji back in 2018, has now…
258 - Saying “Alexa” as Many Times as Possible with Guest Co-Host Richard Gunther
May 17 • 38 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Guest co-host Richard Guther joins Seth and discusses the weeks news including the Control4/SnapAV merger, Alexa getting a new Guard feature to watch your home, and some interesting news about a few other voice control…
257 - Does Not Work with Nest
May 10 • 37 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We take a deep dive into Alphabet’s decision to bring Google Home, Nest, Chromecast, and Google WiFi all under a new unified brand, Google Nest. Additionally, we discuss the controversial decision made as part of this merger…
256 - Dream Machine
May 3 • 37 min
On this episode of HomeTech: The CE Pro 100 list for 2019 is out. A look at Savant’s new architectural POE speakers. Wyze releases their new (insanely cheap) Wyze Sense kit. Amazon may be working on a new hi-fidelity streaming service. A team at Harvard…
255 - Projects Project with Anthony Raynor
Apr 26 • 51 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Jason goes solo to cover the week’s news and a Projects Project interview with long time listener and supporter of the show Anthony Raynor.
254 - Shake it Off
Apr 19 • 41 min
On this episode of HomeTech: SnapAV throws their hat in the security ring. Who is Logitech’s new remote really for? Amazon rumored to be working on a new free streaming music service. People are listening to your Alexa recordings (PS - it doesn’t matter).…
253 - Is That a Lamp??
Apr 12 • 38 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Popular automation app, Stringify, announces imminent shutdown. Is the Wink Hub on life support? The truth behind Amazon’s Eero acquisition. YouTube TV becomes the latest streaming service to hike prices. T-Mobile launches…
252 - Live from Glendive Montana
Apr 5 • 27 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Google accidentally leaks the forthcoming Nest Hub Max smart display. Resideo acquires water monitoring solution provider Buoy Labs. YouTube TV hits a major milestone in an unexpected place. FuboTV becomes the latest OTT…
251 - Apple TV+ (or Minus)
Mar 29 • 40 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Join us as we dissect Apple’s long-awaited streaming TV service, Apple TV+, as well as their updated Apple TV app and new “Channels” feature. That, plus the latest home tech headlines including: New streaming subscriptions…
250 - Martin Plaehn of Control4
Mar 22 • 66 min
On this very special 250th episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Control4’s CEO, Martin Plaehn. As the CEO of one of the largest companies in the professional channel and the only “pure play” publicly traded smart home company, Martin brings a very unique…
249 - All the World’s a Coffee Table
Mar 15 • 24 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Guest co-host Cody Crossland joins the show to chat about Apple Music becoming more ubiquitous, how crime does in fact pay, how your TVs really can’t wait to spy on you, heading to the theater from the comfort of your own…
248 - Social Robots
Mar 8 • 35 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Amazon pulls the plug on Dash Buttons. Thoughts on Apple’s quietly-acquired patents from failed smart home startup, Lighthouse AI. Lutron’s fan switch with HomeKit now shipping. Cable providers are getting pummeled, but do…
247 - Token Apple TV Speculation
Mar 1 • 37 min
On this episode of HomeTech: the latest home tech headlines including: A look at SnapAV’s new partnership with Clare Controls and Alula. The Home Technology Association ends their first year on a high note. Sony releases pricing on their new premium TVs.…
246 - Exploring WiSA with Tony Ostrom
Feb 22 • 53 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Tony Ostrom, President of the WiSA Association. Tony shares everything you need to know about this exciting standard for high-definition, ultra-low latency, multichannel, wireless audio. Designed specifically…
245 - “Member of Excellence” with CEDIA’s Giles Sutton
Feb 15 • 80 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Giles Sutton, CEDIA’s SVP of Industry Engagement. We discuss the organization’s new “Member of Excellence” program, their sharpened focus on increasing awareness within the design and building communities, new…
244 - Why Control4 Acquired NEEO
Feb 8 • 40 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We discuss Control4’s recent acquisition of NEEO including what’s in it for both companies, the end of the road for the DIY product, and what else the future may hold. That plus the latest headlines including: Nest, Justin…
243 - The Patriot Bowl
Feb 1 • 36 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Kick off your Super Bowl weekend us as we cover the latest headlines in the smart home including: Sonos lowers prices and announces new accessories. More news surfaces about AT&T’s forthcoming streaming service. DirecTV Now…
242 - Streaming’s Golden Age?
Jan 25 • 25 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Seth and Jason sit down to discuss the latest home tech headlines including: Abode adds HomeKit to its new hub. Atlona gets acquired by Panduit. YouTube TV now available nationwide. Walmart pulls the plug on its rumored…
241 - Meet ConnectSense with Adam Justice
Jan 18 • 51 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Adam Justice, CEO and Founder of ConnectSense. We discuss the company’s new Smart Outlet 2, as well as how ConnectSense helps other product manufacturers and OEMs implement their own connected solutions. Adam…
240 - CES 2019 Wrap-Up!
Jan 11 • 76 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Join us as we discuss all the biggest stories from CES 2019! This year’s event was jam-packed with big releases and emerging trends from across the world of home technology. We’ve combed through all the biggest stories so you…
239 - Projects Project with Cody Crossland
Jan 4 • 55 min
On this episode of HomeTech: Seth and guest co-host Cody Crossland chat about the week’s sparse headlines and chat about the technology in Cody’s new home. Cody also needs help figuring out where to install a TV in his Family Room. Submit your ideas…
238 - To Inifi-K and Beyond!
Dec 21, 2018 • 29 min
HomeTech 238: To Inifi-K and Beyond!
237 - The 4th Annual Fireside Chat Special
Dec 14, 2018 • 112 min
On this very special episode of HomeTech: Join us as we look back on the biggest smart home stories of 2018 on our fourth annual “Fireside Chat”! As in year’s past, we are joined by Mike Wolf, founder of the Smart Kitchen Summit and publisher of The…
236 - Projects Project with James Ratcliffe of Homeplay
Nov 30, 2018 • 46 min
On this episode of HomeTech: We are joined by James Ratcliffe, owner of Homeplay, for a special edition of our “Projects Project”. A custom integration company based in the UK, Homeplay just wrapped up construction on a stunning new showroom. James join…
235 - HomeTech’s 2018 Black Friday Special
Nov 21, 2018 • 69 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: the latest home tech headlines plus our annual Black Friday roundup! There are great some really great deals on home tech this year. Don’t waste your time scouring the internet. We’ve done the hard work for you!
234 - Getting to Know Caavo with Ashish Aggarwal
Nov 16, 2018 • 62 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Ashish Aggarwal, Co-Founder of Caavo. Ashish discusses the company’s novel approach to simplifying the TV-viewing experience. Caavo is an innovative and affordable product which solves a growing…
233 - HBO Goes Dark
Nov 9, 2018 • 47 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: The Dish Network-HBO feud that hurts no one but consumers. Did you catch the first-even National #SmartHomeDay? Samsung opens Bixby to third-party developers. Sonos delays their Google Assistant integration. Ring pushes…
232 - Wires Matter
Nov 2, 2018 • 46 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We wrap-up the biggest stories from Apple’s hardware event, share what’s on our current streaming watch list, ponder the oft-forgotten value of hardwired connections, discuss useless voice control capabilities, dispel…
231 - Bye Bye Buzzer
Oct 26, 2018 • 46 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We say goodbye to the Alexa buzzer. Streaming TV services on pace to grab 25% of the market by 2022. Google Play lowers the price of 4K content and offers free upgrades. Amazon participates in a $50 million funding…
230 - Silver Linings
Oct 19, 2018 • 48 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Amazon plugs a big hole in Echo’s whole-house audio function. SimpliSafe releases a new doorbell cam. An interesting new B8ta-Google partnership. Is Mark Gurman’s startup, Essential Products, on the ropes? More great…
229 - Is RSM Dead?
Oct 12, 2018 • 59 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: The latest in home tech headlines including Google’s big October announcements, and a “non-hyperbolic” question gets definitively answered: “Is RSM Dead?”
228 - Billions in TP and Oreos
Oct 5, 2018 • 49 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: The latest in home tech headlines including; Speculation on Google’s big press event on Oct 9th The world’s most embarrassing new-product leak, courtesy of Best Buy SiriusXM acquires Pandora Comcast acquires Sky Roku…
227 - Stupid Microwaves
Sep 21, 2018 • 45 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Join as we discuss a busy week in home tech headlines including: Leaked images of the new Google Home Hub Hulu bolsters their live TV lineup Plex shuts down its cloud service tvOS12 brings Dolby Atmos and more to Apple…
226 - CEDIA 2018 Wrap-Up! #NerdsOnBirds
Sep 18, 2018 • 94 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Our annual, super-sized CEDIA wrap-up special! This year, we are joined by Richard Gunther of the Digital Media Zone’s Home:On podcast and Matt Scott from AV Nation’s ResiWeek for a very special episode! Join us as we…
225 - CEDIA 2018 Hot Take
Sep 9, 2018 • 24 min
We catch up on the CEDIA show floor for a quick show on what we’ve seen this year at the CEDIA Expo. Fan of the show? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron!
224 - HomeTech’s CEDIA 2018 Preview
Aug 31, 2018 • 79 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Join us as we discuss the most important trends and technologies you should be looking for at CEDIA 2018 in San Diego, including: The DIY/Pro convergence The latest at “Innovation Alley” New business opportunities for…
223 - It’s Complicated…
Aug 24, 2018 • 42 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: the week’s biggest home tech headlines, including: Netflix finalizes their purge of user reviews Netflix testing ads for binge-watchers New and surprising stats on streaming-TV adoption… Apple gaining a (small but…
222 - Swimming with iPhones
Aug 17, 2018 • 47 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Jason shares his (successful) covert mission to get himself a new iPhone X. Plus, the latest home tech headlines including: SmartThings and Plume partner up for a new mesh WiFi/smart home solution Samsung announces…
221 - Meet Flo with Gabriel Halimi
Aug 10, 2018 • 67 min
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…
220 - Moist-P Technology
Aug 3, 2018 • 55 min
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…
219 - “Smart Home is a Tough Space”
Jul 13, 2018 • 34 min
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…
218 - Fireworks, Football, and Streaming Price Hikes
Jul 6, 2018 • 39 min
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…
217 - Projects Project with Joe Albian
Jun 29, 2018 • 58 min
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…
216 - Exploring Plex
Jun 22, 2018 • 57 min
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…
215 - Projects Project with Eric Hanes
Jun 15, 2018 • 42 min
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.
214 - WWDC 2018 Roundup
Jun 8, 2018 • 41 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech Adam Justice joins the show to review Apple’s WWDC keynote and chat about what, if any, exciting HomeKit news came out of the conference.
213 - Josh Micro and the State of AI with Josh.ai’s Alex Capecelatro
Jun 1, 2018 • 64 min
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…
212 - Updates to Our Privacy Policy
May 25, 2018 • 43 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: In light of their pending IPO, Sonos decides to bury the hatchet with HEOS„, and lay off 96 employees Insurance companies are hot under the collar for the smart home Comcast gets in the mesh WiFi game Someone is…
211 - Revoked Tokens
May 18, 2018 • 42 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Settling the all-important “Laurel vs Yanni” debate. Plus… More hints emerge about Apple’s video subscription plans A new standard to make mesh WiFi systems play nice with each other. Will it work? Yelp is for smart…
210 - Google IO 2018
May 11, 2018 • 48 min
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… Netgear…
209 - The Amazon and Sonos Show
May 4, 2018 • 49 min
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: Apple kills off the Airport line Sonos files for an IPO valuing the…
208 - Keeping Home Automation in the Home with Hubitat
Apr 20, 2018 • 48 min
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,…
207 - Fraudulent Photos
Apr 13, 2018 • 42 min
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,…
206 - Projects Project with Keith Watson
Apr 6, 2018 • 61 min
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…
205 - Talkin’ TV Tech
Mar 30, 2018 • 52 min
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…
204 - The ‘S’ in ‘IoT’ Stands for ‘Security’
Mar 23, 2018 • 32 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Siri’s journey has never been a smooth one. Alexa might be getting a little less wordy. Nest launches a remote temp sensor. Is Spotify inching closer to the smart-speaker game? A new and improved Rachio. IBM’s Watson…
203 - Ecobee and the Amazing, Wonderful, not Bad, Very Good Week
Mar 16, 2018 • 39 min
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…
202 - Comparing Mesh WiFi Systems
Mar 9, 2018 • 58 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Jason is in the market for a new WiFi system and he’s been doing his research. Join us as we dissect the mesh WiFi landscape, discuss the different features you might consider if you’re in the market, and directly…
201 - Supercharging SmartThings with Gavin Campbell
Mar 2, 2018 • 51 min
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…
200 - A Look Forward and a Look Back!
Feb 23, 2018 • 49 min
On this week’s very special edition of HomeTech: Join us as we celebrate episode 200! Replete with brand new show music, we take advantage of this special occasion to introduce some new and exciting plans for the podcast. We also take a look back into the…
199 - The HomePod Verdict
Feb 16, 2018 • 58 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Some updates for the cord-cutters including 60 fps service from Hulu, new channels (and a slight price increase) for YouTube TV users, and a streaming device roundup. Thoughts on the Caavo box that has everyone talking.…
198 - End of an Era
Feb 9, 2018 • 49 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Catching up on a busy week in the connected home, including: Cord-cutting Super Bowl mishaps. Expanded YouTube TV app support. Streaming options for the Winter Olympics as well as DirecTV’s 4K HDR/Dolby Atmos coverage.…
197 - Home Tech Gallery with Stuart Burgess
Feb 2, 2018 • 51 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: we are joined by Stuart Burgess, founding member of the Home Tech Gallery, a community for home technology professionals to highlight their work. Stuart shares the story behind this exciting new initiative designed to…
196 - HomePod… Where’s the Beef?
Jan 26, 2018 • 40 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Seth and Jason discuss a big week in smart home news including: Silicon Labs’ acquisition of Z-Wave tech from Sigma Designs falls apart but does it really matter? Ring and ADT bury the hatchet. Some major features will…
195 - AI Trolling with Richard Gunther
Jan 19, 2018 • 47 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Special guest host Richard Gunther of the Home: On Podcast fills Jason’s seat and we discuss Google, Google, more Google and recap what CES was like on the show floor when the lights go out.
194 - CES 2018 Plus a Chat with Digital Delight’s JJ Canon
Jan 12, 2018 • 91 min
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…
193 - Control4’s Ihiji Acquisition and More with Brad Hintze
Jan 5, 2018 • 65 min
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…
192 - Happy 2018!
Dec 29, 2017 • 3 min
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!
191 - Tech for Tech’s Sake
Dec 22, 2017 • 51 min
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…
190 - The 3rd Annual Technology.fm Fireside Chat
Dec 15, 2017 • 76 min
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…
189 - Good Buttons and Bad Buttons
Dec 8, 2017 • 52 min
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…
188 - No Siri for You!
Nov 24, 2017 • 57 min
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.…
187 - #fakeHDR
Nov 17, 2017 • 50 min
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……
186 - Welcome to Planet NEEO with Raphael Oberholzer
Nov 10, 2017 • 60 min
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…
185 - A Certification that Matters with Josh Christian of HTA
Nov 3, 2017 • 58 min
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…
184 - Amazon in da House!
Oct 27, 2017 • 56 min
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…