HomeTech.fm Podcast

HomeTech.fm Podcast

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A Podcast Dedicated to all things Smart Home & Home Automation
236 - Projects Project with James Ratcliffe of Homeplay
Nov 30 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
183 - Internet of Landfill
Oct 21, 2017 • 59 min
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…
182 - Amalgamation
Oct 13, 2017 • 40 min
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…
181 - HomeKitty
Oct 5, 2017 • 57 min
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.…
180 - Amazon Echo Updates
Sep 28, 2017 • 19 min
This week is a quick and short show to cover the highlights from the surprise Amazon hardware event. New Echos, FireTV, Buttons, and more!
179 - CEDIA, Apple, and Nest. Oh my!
Sep 22, 2017 • 80 min
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,…
178 - Hurricane CEDIA Update
Sep 14, 2017 • 13 min
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 week’s news in HomeTech.
177 - HomeTech’s CEDIA 2017 Preview Special
Sep 1, 2017 • 72 min
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,…
176 - “The Year of HDR Confusion” with PixelGen’s Jack MacDougall
Aug 25, 2017 • 74 min
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.…
175 - The “Projects Project” with Nathaniel Gori
Aug 18, 2017 • 76 min
On this week’s super-sized episode of HomeTech: In another installment of the “Projects Project”, we welcome Nathaniel Gori to the show to discuss his unique smart home install. Figuring out a technology plan in a 100-year old home presented Nathaniel…
174 - HDR Alphabet Soup
Aug 11, 2017 • 56 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Further hints of 4K / HDR support from Apple. TiVo’s Mini 4K looks to ship this Fall. Chamberlain’s HomeKit compatible MyQ Home Bridge finally launches… better late than never. Amazon reportedly looking to add multiroom…
173 - Meet Kirio, with CEO Rob Green
Aug 4, 2017 • 72 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Rob Green, CEO of the smart home startup Kiriƍ. This Seattle-based company is coming at the connected home from a very unique angle that you’ll want to hear all about. Forgoing the pure DIY approach so…
172 - The “Projects Project” with David Millsaps
Jul 28, 2017 • 77 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Our second installment of the “Projects Project”, featuring David Millsaps. David recently performed a home renovation which included some substantial technology upgrades. From lighting control, to house audio, to home…
171 - Alexa, We’ll Fix it in Post
Jul 21, 2017 • 55 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: BlueTooth mesh is finally a reality, but what will it mean for the smart home? Thoughts on the URC’s substantial new update — Total Control 2.0. OpenHAB now integrates with IKEA TRÅFRI smart lighting, as well as…
170 - It’s All Wireless Now Anyway
Jul 13, 2017 • 53 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Is that a Minion? Amazon takes a page from the Geek Squad playbook. Apple steps up their retail smart home game. Will the original Echo get an overdue facelift? We don’t need no stinkin’ wires. A chat (dissertation?)…
169 - Yay, Florida!
Jul 7, 2017 • 33 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: The joy of summertime in Florida. Have we reached the voice-enabled speaker tipping point? Samsung wants to compete with Echo and HomePod, if only Bixby could speak English. An OTT video comparison worth 7 minutes of…
168 - The Hackintosh
Jun 30, 2017 • 50 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Seth gets a new computer (with a side of buyer’s remorse). Ring’s new Elite model now for sale, and a welcome addition to the line up. Amazon’s Echo Show now integrates with most popular smart home cams. Sharp jumps…
167 - Brown the Bear? Or Sally the Chick?
Jun 23, 2017 • 53 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Seth and Jason indulge in some Apple HomePod speculation. Japan’s answer the Echo comes in Chicken or Bear. Lennar and Toll Brothers get hands-on with the smart home. New hardware from Ring. Vivint kicks open the door…
166 - Getting to Know Loxone with Florian Woess
Jun 16, 2017 • 68 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Florian Woess, CEO of Loxone US. Florian provides a great overview of the company’s unique approach to professionally-installed home automation. Comparable to the most established brands here in the…
165 - Apple WWDC17 Wrap-Up Special
Jun 9, 2017 • 74 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Richard Gunther, long-time friend of the show and host of the Home: On Podcast, joins us for a comprehensive wrap-up of Apple’s recent WWDC. From significant (if a bit under-the- radar) HomeKit updates, to a spirited…
164 - The Turtle
Jun 2, 2017 • 38 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Seth welcomes an uninvited show guest into his garage…..er, studio. #SiriInACan looks more like a reality than ever, but we’re still not holding our breath. Details emerge on Nest’s new “Cam IQ”. Essential Home - the…
163 - Unveiling the “Projects Project” with Rob Lombardo
May 26, 2017 • 49 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We proudly unveil the world premier of the HomeTech “Projects Project” (yes, still working on that name). Featuring an installation by Rob Lombardo. Rob utilized all DIY tech to add some really neat flare to his outdoor…
162 - Mixing it up with Kris Gamble of #LiveInstall
May 19, 2017 • 73 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We catch up with Kris Gamble, founder of the UK-based Customised and creator of the now-legendary #LiveInstall hashtag. Never one to color inside the lines, Kris shares a number of updates surrounding his latest efforts…
161 - Smart Home Tech for the Rental Market with PointCentral’s Sean Miller
May 12, 2017 • 63 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Sean Miller, President of PointCentral, to discuss the company’s unique approach to the smart home market. PointCentral leverages popular home technology products to drive value in both the long term…
160 - Having a GAFASM with Bruno Napoli
May 5, 2017 • 70 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Bruno Napoli, Founder of Krika and long time friend of the show. Bruno joins us to discuss a recent blog post of his that has home technology professionals all over the world engaged in a raging debate…
159 - How’s My Butt Look?
Apr 28, 2017 • 48 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Amazon Echo just became your personal stylist. Vizio didn’t succeed in killing the hard-button remote after all. A Smart home that wants to kill you. Chemotherapy for the the IoT. New research reveals surprising data on…
158 - Ok Google, Listen to HomeTech
Apr 21, 2017 • 48 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: What “OK Google” hacks show us about the challenge of wake words. Lutron continues their consumer market penetration with a new Caseta integration. Amazon takes their Echo integrations to a whole new level. Bose on the…
157 - Your Projects
Apr 14, 2017 • 3 min
A very quick show this week to launch an initiate we’ve been dreaming up for a few months. If you have a home technology project of any size at any stage head on over to hometech.fm/projects and let us know about it!
156 - Bleeping Alexa
Apr 7, 2017 • 34 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Petlexa, Google Gnome, and the Hub may have been April Fools’ jokes, but the Control4 Emojis were not. Alexa makes her way into a thermostat (?) and a touchscreen speaker that looks like a football. A glimpse at TiVo’s…
155 - The Finale
Mar 31, 2017 • 42 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Seth and Jason discuss the latest in home tech news including: a amazing new release from the team at Josh.AI. Ikea makes a surprising, if totally logical, step into the smart home. FetchItGo give users physical…
154 - Chat Bots and Ocarinas
Mar 24, 2017 • 41 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Seth and Jason sit down to discuss another busy week in the smart home including: Is your IT guy trying to kill you? The smart home landscape for renters. A fantastic new resource for comparing DIY home tech products.…
153 - Breaking the Mold with Richard Berrie of iHummingbird
Mar 17, 2017 • 61 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Richard Berrie, CEO and President of iHummingbird. Berrie and his team take a unique approach, leveraging low-cost solutions such as Nest, Sonos, and Lutron Caseta to generate business and build…
152 - Unplug That TV!
Mar 10, 2017 • 51 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Seth and Jason sit down to dissect the biggest stories of the week including: Just a bunch of spies doing their job. Apple puts out some shiny HomeKit marketing. Rumors of a new indoor camera from Amazon. Thoughts on…
151 - Discussing Z-Wave with Executive Director Mitch Klein
Mar 3, 2017 • 63 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Mitch Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance for an in-depth conversation about the technology and what is new with the alliance. Long a stalwart in the connected home, Mitch discusses what…
150 - Stuck in the Middle
Feb 24, 2017 • 46 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Seth and Jason sit down for some spirited discussion about the forces at play in the middle market for home technology. Established companies like Savant, Crestron, and Control4 have formed a consensus and are “racing…
149 - ISE 2017 Wrap-Up Part 2
Feb 20, 2017 • 54 min
On this all interview episode we present Jason’s extended coverage of the show floor of ISE 2017 in Amsterdam.
148 - ISE 2017 Wrap-Up Part 1
Feb 17, 2017 • 96 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Join us for a super-sized episode as we wrap-up ISE 2017! Jason was busy all week gathering sound bites on the show floor. This show features a handful of our favorite interviews from Amsterdam, plus some commentary…
147 - ISE 2017 Live!
Feb 10, 2017 • 46 min
HomeTech 147: ISE 2017 Live!
146 - The HDBaseT Apocalypse
Feb 3, 2017 • 59 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Jason announces his upcoming trip to ISE in Amsterdam (big thanks to our sponsors for making this possible - Krika and Zappiti!). That plus… Rumors of an HDBaseT apocalypse prove far less dire than originally thought.…
145 - RIP 3D TV
Jan 27, 2017 • 41 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We dissect the big news from the recently held Savant Dealer Summit. Does a new CEO at Sonos mean the company will finally start playing nice with others? Why we’re really at the tip of the voice-control-iceberg. And…
144 - A Robot for Grandma
Jan 20, 2017 • 54 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Rammohan Malasani, CEO of Securifi, to discuss the company’s innovate new security offering. Aimed at protecting your network from falling victim to attacks, such as the recent, high-profile Mirai…
143 - HomeTech’s CES2017 Wrap Up
Jan 13, 2017 • 60 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We sit down for a not-to-be-missed wrap up for CES 2017. The consumer electronic industry’s annual smorgasbord, CES consistently serves up an array of home technology stories ranging from the significant to the absurd.…
142 - Looking Forward to CES 2017
Jan 6, 2017 • 39 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Seth and Jason sit down for a chat on the eve of CES 2017. They discuss a number of the stories surfacing early in the week that give a good indication as to the what we can expect from Vegas this year. Topics include……
141 - Baby Watch Part 3 Concludes!
Dec 30, 2016 • 40 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: Seth is a new dad! He takes a brief break from changing diapers to join Jason for a chat, and to share some thoughts about becoming a father! That plus… a few thoughts on what to expect from CES2017. Sony dips their…
140 - The 2nd Annual Technology.fm Fireside Chat
Dec 16, 2016 • 81 min
On this week’s super-sized episode of HomeTech: We are joined by fellow podcasters Mike Wolf, of the Smart Home Show, and Richard Gunther, of Home: On, for the 2nd Annual Technology.fm Holiday Fireside Chat. Easily one of our most substantial episodes of…
139 - Exploring OVRC Pro with Product Manager Kenny Kim
Dec 9, 2016 • 63 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Kenny Kim, Product Manager for SnapAV’s RSM platform known as OVRC Pro. In addition to providing a great overview of the product we discuss what makes OVRC unique in an increasingly competitive RSM…
138 - The HomeTech Black Friday Special
Nov 25, 2016 • 46 min
Jason and Seth sit down to discuss the kickoff of the 2016 holiday shopping season, known here in the states as Black Friday. Covering a number of bargains available this year, as well as a few of their own personal wishes, this episode is a great gift…
137 - Introducing HomeTech Academy
Nov 18, 2016 • 30 min
On this week’s episode of HomeTech: We are thrilled to unveil HomeTech Academy! Offering vendor-specific education, software training, and product reviews, HomeTech Academy is a first of its kind e-learning site designed for home technology professionals.…