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The Smart Home Show

English, Technology, 1 season, 208 episodes, 6 days, 4 hours, 48 minutes
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Join hosts Adam Justice and Richard Gunther as they explore the smart home universe. The Smart Home Show features interviews with smart home leaders, analysis of the latest smart home news and the occasional Q and A and product review. All smart home, all the time.
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Episode 228 - Food Tech and the Smart Kitchen with Mike Wolf

Mike Wolf returns! The original host of the Smart Home Show, now running The Spoon and the Smart Kitchen Summit, is back to talk with Adam and Richard about the latest and greatest food tech. That extends from robots in restaurants to home composting solutions like The Mill.The trio also talks about how advances in AI may change our cooking and eating habits, and whether emerging technologies will be better for the environment and help reduce food waste.Richard is moderating a panel at the Smart Kitchen Summit in June! Use “PODCAST” at checkout to get 15% off: https://www.smartkitchensummit.com/Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
5/16/202444 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 227 - Is Kaleidescape Really the "Ultimate Movie Platform?"

Adam has been testing the Kaleidescape home theater movie platform, and on our last episode, he interviewed the company's director of technical marketing, Andre Floyd. Today, Richard interviews Adam about what he's learned from using the so-called "ultimate movie platform," who should definitely use it, and who might want to think twice before investing in it. They discuss ease of setup, movie selection, converting DVDs to digital titles, parental controls, pricing, and more. Kaleidescape provided Adam the hardware to try it out, but at the end of the interview, he explains whether or not he would pay full MSRP to have this in his home theater.Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
3/26/202452 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 226 - Interview with Kalediscape’s Andre Floyd

Adam sits down with Andre Floyd, director of technical marketing at the "ultimate movie platform" Kaleidescape, to talk about his experience testing their hardware in his home theater, and what makes Kaleidescape different from other digital media solutions. It's an in-depth conversation about movies, smart home integrations, and how to get the most out of your at-home movie collection. On the next episode, Adam will share a full review of the product with Richard. Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
3/13/202441 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 225 - Technology.FM Fireside Chat 2023

Richard Gunther from the Smart Home Show is joined by TJ Huddleston, Seth Johnson, and Gavin Campbell from The HomeTech Podcast for Technology.FM's annual fireside chat! They reflect on 2023's developments in the smart home space — both the good and the bad — and share what they're looking forward to in 2024.Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
12/29/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 224 - Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals on Smart Home Products

Adam and Richard run down the smart home deals that caught their attention ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023. That includes discounts on home entertainment products like Sonos, security solutions for the home and office, and one of Adam's favorite things, the Eight Sleep Pod Cover (use his referral link for $300 off).They also share some important tips for getting the best deal, and not getting scammed. Plus: Is it Thanksgiving dinner, or Thanksgiving supper, and what's the difference anyway?Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
11/22/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 223 - Richard’s Smart Home 2023 Update

While Adam has been working on his home theater, what smart home projects has Richard been up to? Today on the Smart Home Show, he talks about all of them, including security lighting, smart dimmer sensors, smart blinds, an awful touchless faucet, an expanded Sonos collection, outdoor light bars, and mesh routers. Adam and Richard also talk about Richard's frustration with Matter, the disappointing trajectory of Nest thermostats, an “ecologically irresponsible” smart oven, their favorite movies, and a follow-up to the Amazon fall event episode with Jennifer Pattison Tuohy.Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
10/31/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 222 - Amazon and Google's Fall Events

Adam and Richard are joined by The Verge's smart home reviewer, Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, to discuss Amazon's recent fall hardware event, which focused on new and updated products for the connected home. That includes a redesigned Echo Show 8 that can become a digital photo frame (for a price); a smart home controller called the Echo Hub; and a new automatic lighting feature for Echo speakers.The trio also discusses how both Amazon and Google are applying generative AI to their smart home products, and the most interesting news from Google's phone-centric fall event. Plus: Ex-Microsoft exec Panos Panay is moving across town to Amazon, and should you buy your kid that princess-themed Echo Pop?Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
10/12/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 221 - CEDIA 2023

Adam and Richard share their reflections on & highlights from the 2023 CEDIA Expo in Denver, including some amazing smart drapes from Lutron, two very unusual TVs from LG, a dynamic new Android-powered media remote, and a high-end streaming media box that’s affordable for home theater cinephiles. They also tackle a listener's suggestion for getting Dolby Atmos audio on an Apple TV, and Richard shares his frustrations from trying to order a new iPhone through AT&T. Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
9/21/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 220 - Let’s Build a Home Theater, Part 5 (Finale)

After six months and five podcast episodes, Adam’s home theater project is finally done! Today, he recounts to Richard what he learned in the final stages of the process, including: Why you should probably get professional movers for your chairs; why one of the last steps may fill your house with hours of weird sounds; and why he decided to equip the room with an Apple TV, an Nvidia Shield, and a 4K Blu-Ray player.Plus: What would Adam do differently if he were doing this project over again? Would he do it all over again? And other than smart home & home theater hardware, what do Adam and Richard collect for fun? Here's the final gear list for the main theater:Projector: Sony VPL 7000 ESSpeakers: Klipsch THX - 8000L - Fronts, Center, Rears and Sides and Klipsch Pro 16 RC - Atmos SpeakersSubs: SVS 3000 In Wall Sub/AmpScreen: Snap AV Dragonfly Fixed Ultra AcoustiWeave - 145”Chairs: Valencia - BarcelonaLight Switches: Lutron Caséta Diva Dimmer, Lutron Caséta Claro Smart Switch, Lutron Caséta Smart Accessory SwitchSconces: Hue ResonateAV Receiver: Anthem MRX 1140Media Playback: Apple TV 4K and Nvidia Shield ProBlu Ray Player: Panasonic DP-UB9000P1KGaming: Xbox Series XControl: Nice/ELANRemote: Nice HR40 (Eventually)Sound/Music: Sonos Port, Sonos Amp(S), KEF DVC Speakers, and KEF Bar SurroundsAnd the TV/Bar Area:TV: LG 77”...
9/4/202351 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 219 - Let’s Build a Home Theater, Part 4

TJ Huddleston from the HomeTech Podcast and Richard Gunther join Adam Justice at his home in Illinois to talk about the progress being made on Adam's nearly completed home theater, and the setbacks that have kept it from being totally completed. Those include getting the walls and ceiling painted, a missing part that required Adam and TJ to take a field trip to an electronics mecca, and a screen so finicky it requires millimeter-accurate measurements during setup. Plus: A few important lessons in project management and communication, and a listener question about wireless smoke detectors that work with HomeKit.Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
7/18/202357 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 218 - Let’s Build a Home Theater, Part 3

Adam and Richard are joined once again by their panel of experts — TJ Huddleston and Seth Johnson from the HomeTech Podcast, and Cinemaworks owner Owen Maddock — to discuss all the progress that has been made on Adam's home theater construction project, which is currently running about two weeks behind. Adam explains how they could have avoided the setback, how his plans for the projector and screen have changed, and why he decided to commit to the EL-HR40 remote control. Plus: The panel shares their unique approaches to note-taking, and a listener argues that the team has overlooked Govee's lighting solutions.
6/12/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 217 - Let’s Build a Home Theater, Part 2

Adam and Richard are re-joined by our panel of home theater experts — TJ Huddleston and Seth Johnson from the HomeTech Podcast, and Cinemaworks owner Owen Maddock — with some updates on Adam's home theater project. This time: What screen, projector, and speakers are right for Adam, and what should he do to get the most out of his budget? How should everything be laid out? And is HDR overrated? Plus: Other big construction projects the gang has worked on, and why one of the most important components of a good home theater setup is a plywood box.Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
4/28/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 216 - Let’s Build a Home Theater, Part 1

Adam and Richard are joined by three expert guests — TJ Huddleston and Seth Johnson from the HomeTech Podcast, and Cinemaworks owner Owen Maddock — to help Adam design and build the home theater of his dreams. The project begins with some fundamental questions: What should the space look like? Who’s going to use it? How do you soundproof a theater? And how do you get the most out of your budget? Plus: What Adam learned from trying to help his dad set up a home theater, an important warning about what projector manufacturers claim on the box, and why you should try to buy a “forever screen.”Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
3/10/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 215 - The Best of CES 2023

They couldn't make it to Las Vegas in person this year, but Adam and Richard followed all the smart home news from CES 2023 closely. In this episode, they share the announcements that most piqued their interest, including new products from Nanoleaf, GE, Ring, and more. They also turn their attention to some non-CES announcements from the likes of Apple, Insteon, and Eve; answer a listener question about the best basic lighting setup for an iOS user; and share what connected goodies they got for Christmas. Plus: Would you pay $130 for an app for your TV?Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
2/2/202352 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 214 - Technology.FM Fireside Chat 2022

Adam, Richard, and the other hosts of Technology.fm podcasts gather for their annual fireside chat, to review the biggest stories of the year.Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
12/28/20221 hour, 47 seconds
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Episode 213 - A Few of Our Favorite Smart Home Things

As the year comes to a close, Adam and Richard share their top product picks in various smart home categories. They also discuss this year's very long Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales and how to convince someone that smart locks are safe.Here's a full list of every favorite thing discussed on this episode:LightingNaonleaf LinesNanoleaf Essentials LightstripLighting ControlLutron Diva Dimmer for CasétaLeviton Decora Smart Anywhere CompanionPlugs and OutletsConnectSense In-Wall OutletMeross HomeKit smart plugMotion SensorHue (indoor and outdoor)Window CoveringsRollease Acmedia Lutron SerenaGarageTailwind iQ3Door LocksSchlage Encode PlusYale Assure 2SecurityRing Alarm Ring Floodlight Cam ProRing CamsDoorbellRing Video Doorbell ProCleaningiRobot Roomba j7+AudioHomePods Sonos MoveSonos ArcVideoApple TV...
12/9/20221 hour, 20 seconds
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Episode 212 - Renting a Smart Home: What Tenants and Property Managers Need to Know

Adam and Richard talk about how to get into the smart home if you rent an apartment or condo — or if you own a rental property. In the first half of the show, they talk about the lighting, locks, kitchen gadgets and more that can make your life as a renter happier without violating your lease. And in the second half of they show, they explain what property owners need to know before tricking out their Airbnbs and long-term rental units with the latest smart home products. Plus: What is the best new product Adam and Richard have bought so far in 2022?Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
9/27/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 211 - Smart Home Fundamentals

Inspired by a listener's question, Adam and Richard go back to basics in this episode and explain some fundamental concepts about smart home technology. Including: What is a smart home? What's a platform? What's a standard? What's the difference between a "warm" light and a "soft" one? And how does a smart device know how to do anything?Previously...- Insteon Goes Dark & Cloud vs. Local https://www.smarthome.fm/episodes/208-insteon- Hubs and Bridges https://www.smarthome.fm/episodes/180Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
8/16/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 210 - Dreaming of a Perfect Smart Home

Adam and Richard brainstorm what their dream smart homes would look like, if money were no object but technology advanced in a realistic way. They discuss the ideal state of voice assistants, lighting, window treatments, security systems, A/V equipment, home robotics, and more. Also: Should you AirTag your baby? (No.)Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
7/19/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 209 - Moving a Smart Home, Part 2

Adam and Richard continue their discussion of Richard's recent move to a new home. Richard explains the first devices he chose to set up, why he intentionally dragged his feet on some devices, and the mistakes he made with his existing Ring and Hue accounts. He also shares some advice for installing Zigby devices that may save you a huge amount of time, and a hack he discovered for making Sonos speakers - including first-gen ones - work in a HomePod-powered home. Plus: The smart home industry's "holding pattern" as everyone waits for Matter to drop.Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
6/2/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 208 - Insteon Goes Dark & Cloud vs. Local

Smartlabs, the company behind smarthome.com and Insteon smart home products, has shuttered operations. On today's show, Adam and Richard discuss how that sudden shutdown has impacted both manufacturers and consumers, and the trade-offs of communicating locally vs. over a proprietary cloud.Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
4/29/20221 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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Episode 207 - Moving a Smart Home, Part 1

Adam and Richard are back to discuss Richard's move to a new state, which required him to also decide which of his more than 100 connected devices would make the move, and which would be left behind. He talks about how he decided what would make the cut, and explains the settings that needed to be adjusted or turned off in both sets of devices, because "it's not as simple as unplug and go." Plus: The annoyances Richard ran into that device makers should learn from.Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
2/23/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 206 - Technology FM Fireside Chat with Seth Johnson

Adam and Richard catch up with Seth Johnson for the 2021 Technology.FM Fireside chatHave questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
1/4/202256 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 205 - Matter Is Starting To Get Real, featuring Jennifer Pattison Tuohy from The Verge

Adam, Richard, and The Verge's Smart Home reviewer Jennifer Pattison Tuohy talk about the next-gen smart home standard Matter, previously known as Project CHIP. They explain what it is, why there's some cause for optimism that this will be the one standard to rule them all - and also who's currently missing, and what important questions have not been answered yet. They also talk about Athom's reinvented Homey platform, and settle the most important debate of all: Is candy corn bad or good?Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
11/2/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 204 - A deep dive into the Basement Guardian Halo, the smarter sump pump

Adam and Richard are joined by Tom Flippin from Wayne Water Systems to talk about the Basement Guardian Halo, which Wayne developed with Adam's company ConnectSense. The Halo is a smarter sump pump - a device many homeowners don't see or think about until it fails catastrophically. The trio discusses what a sump pump does, how Wayne and ConnectSense thought about the ways hooking one up to the smart home could save consumers money and stress, and who the Halo is for. Plus: Adam and Richard talk about the Apple products they bought after last week's event, and answer a question from Bob H. about outdoor motion sensors.Buy the Basement Guardian Halo at https://www.waynepumps.com/product/basement-guardian-halo/Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
9/23/202142 minutes
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Episode 203 - Adam's Year of Smart Home Projects

Last month was Richard's annual recap, and now it's Adam's turn to talk about the smart home projects he has taken on over the past year, including the Sonos Roam, new lights and cameras from Ring, an amazing 3D printer, the Harmony Elite remote, and more of Apple's HomePod Minis. Adam also talks about his "list of shame," gadgets he has purchased and projects he has meant to start that have so far gone unattended. Plus: How do Richard and Adam feel about the new Star Wars hotel at Disney World, what are the best alternatives to the Chamberlain MyQ garage door opener?Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
8/11/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 202 - Richard's Year of Smart Home Projects

Adam and Richard talk about all the smart home projects Richard has taken on over the past year, including several attempts to install a decorative flickering light, outdoor lighting, motion sensor switches, and outfitting his new vacation rental home. Then, Richard talks about the products he's been testing recently, including smart roller shades, the Abode Iota security system, and the Philips Smart Button. Plus: How concerned should consumers be about the privacy policies of Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook, and what advice do Adam and Richard have for aspiring podcasters?Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
7/14/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 201 - Smart Home News From Apple's WWDC 2021

Adam and Richard talk about the numerous Smart Home-adjacent announcements Apple made at WWDC21, including updates to Siri, the Home app, and HomeKit Secure Video. They also discuss the "homeOS" rumors, Apple's participation in the device standard Matter (previously known as Project CHIP), and the announcements Apple didn't make that they're disappointed are still missing. Plus: A listener question about HomeBridge.Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
6/10/20211 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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Episode 200 - Apple's Spring Loaded Event and Smart Home History with Mike Wolf

To celebrate The Smart Home Show's 200th episode, Adam and Richard welcome back the Show's creator and original host, Mike Wolf. The trio discusses Apple's announcements from its Spring Loaded event last week, including the rainbow-colored M1 iMacs and the new 4K Apple TV. Then, they reflect on how much the smart home space has changed since Wolf started this podcast in 2014, and they predict how it will continue to evolve in the near future.Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
4/28/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 199 - Talking Video Doorbells with Dan Seifert

This week Adam & Richard welcome back Dan Seifert from The Verge to talk all about the Video Doorbells! They discuss some of the high-end models as well as what they would like to see in this category in the future.Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
4/14/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 198 - The Future of the Smart Home w/ Rob Martens

This week Adam & Richard are joined by Rob Martens from Allegion, they catch up on what Allegion is up to in the Smart Home space as well as talk about the future of the smart home and what's holding us back from realizing its full potential. Have questions or feedback for us? Send it to [email protected] by Eric Johnson from LightningPod.fm
3/25/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 197 - The Reports of Wink's Death are Greatly Exaggerated

Adam & Richard talk about Wink's recent issues as well as their troubled past and give some suggestions of what listeners might want to use to replace it. via Knit
2/10/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 196 - Not Live from CES 2021

Adam & Richard catch up to talk about virtual CES 2021 and what the trends were that surrounded this years show. via Knit
1/19/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 195 - Tech FM 2020 Fireside Chat w/ Seth Johnson & Jason Griffing

On this 2020 edition of the Holiday Fireside chat Adam & Richard are joined again by two special guests, Seth Johnson & Jason Griffing hosts of the HomeTech Podcast. Everyone shares their unique perspectives on the biggest stores in Smart Home this year as well as sharing their predictions for what 2021 holds. via Knit
12/23/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 194 - Catching Up on the Smart Kitchen with Mike Wolf

Adam & Richard catch up with our old friend Mike Wolf to talk about all things Smart Kitchen and what has been going on in that space. via Knit
11/23/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 193 - There's No Place like HomePod Mini

Adam & Richard talk about the newly announced HomePod Mini as well as discuss what they did to prep their homes for vacation. via Knit
11/2/202052 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 192 - High flying new products from ConnectSense & Amazon

Adam & Richard talk about two new ConnectSense products that were recently released as well as about all the new products announced by Amazon, Ring and Eero via Knit
9/28/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 191 - The State of Z-Wave with Mitch Klein

Adam & Richard are joined by Executive Director of the Z-Wave alliance Mitch Klein to talk about the state of Z-Wave and where it is headed via Knit
9/21/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 190 - Testing the Homebridge Waters Ft. Eric Welander

Adam & Richard are joined by Youtuber Eric Welander to discuss Homebridge and HOOBS via Knit
9/8/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 189 - What's New in Adam's Smart Home

Adam & Richard revisit what smart home technology Adam uses in his own home and what's changed since we talked about this last via Knit
8/17/20201 hour, 27 seconds
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Episode 188 - What's New in Richard's Smart Home

Adam & Richard revisit what smart home technology Richard uses in his own home and what's changed since they talked about this last year. via Knit
8/3/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 187 - Google's Virtual Smart Home Summit

Adam & Richard talk about Google's recent virtual Smart Home summit via Knit
7/21/202043 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 186 - Apple's Home Play

Looking back at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, we have a clear draft winner! Apple introduced some nice HomeKit enhancements, including new features for lighting, cameras, and Apple TV devices. via Knit
7/2/202043 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 185 - WWDC 2020 HomeKit Draft

Adam & Richard participate in their third annual competition predicting what will take place next week at WWDC. Each draft HomeKit and related technologies and discuss what they think will be announced at WWDC 2020. See SmartHome.FM for show notes and the full list of picks. via Knit
6/19/202052 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 184 - A Deep Dive into Digital Assistants in the Smart Home

Adam & Richard dive deep into the three major smart home digital assistant platforms and talk about their capabilities, intricacies, technologies, and differences. via Knit
6/10/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 183 - It's been a year...

Adam & Richard revisit some of the subjects discussed over the last year of hosting The Smart Home Show. Additionally, they discuss how COVID-19 may affect the smart home industry. via Knit
5/26/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 182 - Switches vs Bulbs

Adam & Richard talk about Smart Switches vs Bulbs, the different types of each and scenarios where you want to use each. Additionally they discuss how they use these in their own homes and what they typically recommend to others. via Knit
5/8/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 181 - Smart Home Project Inspiration

Adam & Richard talk about ideas for improving your smart home while spending a little extra time at home. They also discuss some of the smart home projects they are planning on taking on in the coming weeks. via Knit
3/30/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 180 - Hubs and Bridges

Adam & Richard discuss Hubs and bridges, the difference between the two and how they are used in the smart home space. Additionally they debate the pros and cons of using bridges and hubs. via Knit
3/16/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 179 - State of HomeKit Roundtable

Adam and Richard join Dan Vincent and Jake Pugh from Icon Garden plus Zac Hall from 9to5Mac for a roundtable discussion on the state of HomeKit. via Knit
2/24/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 178 - Product Lifecycles & End of Life

Adam & Richard welcome special guest Josh Clark to discuss smart home product end of life and the saga going on lately with Sonos via Knit
2/11/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 177 - CES 2020

Adam & Richard talk live from the show floor at CES 2020 about some of their favorite things that they saw at the show as well as some of the trends seen at CES this year. via Knit
1/13/202058 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 176 - Technology.FM's 2019 Fireside Chat

Adam & Richard join the hosts of Hometech.FM for the fifth annual Technology.FM Fireside Chat. What were the most important stories of 2019, and what are they all most looking forward to in 2020? via Knit
12/23/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 175 - Designing and Launching the In-Wall Outlet

Adam & Richard discuss ConnectSense's new Smart In-Wall Outlet, digging into the origins of the product and its features as well as discussing the process of launching a smart home product via Knit
12/10/201958 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 174 - Troubleshooting the Smart Home

Adam & Richard discuss common Smart Home issues and how to troubleshoot them as well as tips and tricks for keeping your smart home working optimally. via Knit
12/2/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 173 - Smart Home Device Pricing

Adam & Richard discuss smart home device pricing including a discussion on new low cost hardware providers as well as a deep discussion on what makes up the cost of a smart home device. via Knit
10/28/201957 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 172 - Amazon Fall Extravaganza w/ Special Guest Dan Seifert

Adam & Richard welcome special guest Dan Seifert from the Verge to talk all about Amazons fall event and all the new hardware and services announced. via Knit
10/7/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 171 - CEDIA

Adam & Richard discuss CEDIA 2019 and an exciting new technology with interesting uses in the smart home. via Knit
9/23/201940 minutes
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Episode 170 - DIY vs Professional Smart Home

Adam & Richard discuss the professional and DIY markets for smart home products. via Knit
9/3/201959 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 169 - Google Smart Home Summit

Adam & Richard are joined by special guest Steve Sanders to talk about Adam & Steves recent visit to Mountain View for the Google Smart Home Summit. via Knit
8/19/201941 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 168 - What devices are in Adam's Smart Home?

Adam & Richard discuss what devices Adam has currently in his smart home that he uses in his every day life. via Knit
8/5/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 167 - What devices are in Richard's Smart Home?

Adam & Richard discuss what devices Richard has currently in his smart home that he uses in his every day life. via Knit
7/22/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 166 - Outdoor Smart Home

Adam & Richard discuss what's going on in the outdoors with smart home products for irrigation and lighting.Links:https://homekittalk.co/join/ via Knit
7/8/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 165 - Who's Winning in the Smart Home

Adam & Richard Discuss Point players vs Ecosystem plays as well as who is winning in the Smart Home.Show Links::https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocket_Rockers via Knit
6/24/201949 minutes
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Episode 164 - What's new with HomeKit w/ Special Guest Rene Ritchie - WWDC 2019

Adam Justice and Richard Gunther are joined by special guest Rene Ritchie from iMore to discuss all the HomeKit related announcements at WWDC 2019.Topics include:-HomeKit Secure Video-Privacy & Security-HomeKit Enabled Routers-HomeKit & Catalyst/Marzipan-Automation Improvements, HomeKit + Shortcuts-Automating HomePod/AirPlay 2Show Links:CNet HomeKit WWDC 2019 Coveragehttps://www.cnet.com/news/apple-homekit-security-features-come-routers-cameras-wwdc-2019HomeKit Router UI via KhaosT on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/KhaosT/status/1135828579931967488/Adam's MegaThread of new Home App UIhttps://twitter.com/adamjustice/status/1135665099065061376?s=21HomeKit Automations in Shortcuts via Aaron Pearce on twitterhttps://twitter.com/aaron_pearce/status/1135683314184929280?s=21 via Knit
6/10/201944 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 163 - There is No Place like HomeKit - Past and Future

<P>Adam Justice and Richard Gunther prepare for Apple's annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) with a review of the history and current state of HomeKit. How has it evolved over the five years (five years!) since it was first introduced, where can it stand to improve, and how do Adam and Richard think Apple will enhance it this year? Will we see state-of-the-art improvements to Siri? Will HomePod become more useful? Will Marzipan ruin Mac apps?</P><P>These topics and other rumors make for some great discussion this week. But they'll also get the real scoop after the conference, when Adam and Richard follow up with the next episode, recorded on site at WWDC.</P><P>Show Links</P><UL><li><a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-06/apple-wwdc-2019-ios-13-macos-10-15-watchos-6-tvos-features">Apple to Reveal New Home-Grown Apps, Software Features at WWDC</a></li><li><a href="https://9to5mac.com/2019/05/13/ring-video-doorbell-homekit/">Amazon's Ring may soon release doorbell and camera HomeKit support after years of promises</a></li><li><a href="http://connectedhome.fm/wwdc-2018-hk-draft">The Connected Home Show #4: WWDC 2018 HomeKit Draft</a></li><li><a href="https://join.slack.com/t/homekittalk/shared_invite/enQtMzA2NzkzMDQ5Mzk5LWZhOWRiOWVhYmM2ZDc4N2JkOWJkZDlkNTI1OWIzZGYwNDY5MzQyNGI2NDY4NWVkNmI3MjgyNmFlNmRhYWViYjI">HomeKit Talk Slack</a></li><li><a href="https://aaronpearce.com/">Aaron Pierce's apps</a></li></UL> via Knit
6/10/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 162 - All Things Google

-Google Home Hubhttps://store.google.com/us/product/google_nest_hub?hl=en-US-Nest Hub Maxhttps://store.google.com/us/product/google_nest_hub_max?hl=en-US-New Branding Google Nest-New Device Google Nest Hub Max-Added Built in Nest Cam-Gesture Recognition-Bigger display-Person recognition-Better Speakers - Sub built in-$229-State of where things are at with Google Assistant in the Smart Home Space today-Playing catchup to Amazon but investing heavily and moving fast-Heavy investment in CES-More integrations with more vendors-How many devices in Adam's home are integrated-What's missing?-No ring - feels glaring https://www.techhive.com/article/3332143/rings-founder-says-hes-open-to-working-with-google-assistant.html-No Moen (Announced) / No Delta Faucet support, either-No TiVo-No Rachio-Schlage - has integration but can't run simultaneously with HomeKit -Very quick response time-Voice understanding is good-Wake word-Robotic John Legend -State reporting requirement-Feels like moving towards something bigger-Model for creating new types of devices-Have worked with all 3 major ecosystems now in adding new device types-Apple has device types they need to create and release-Amazon has new model for this called Alexa Primitives https://developer.amazon.com/blogs/alexa/post/acf7689b-f118-469e-b452-0c4da8d3e61a/new-alexa-smart-home-developer-tools-enable-seamless-voice-control-of-any-device-and-any-feature-Great talk about this at ReInvent last year https://youtu.be/KQuMrfePbDQ-Google has an almost Lego like approach to this, where they have created all the pieces and you can put them together in a way to represent your device-Much more extensible -Requires less time and work from them via Knit
5/25/201947 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 161 - Convergence of Smart Home and Smart Kitchen

* Where are we seeing cross-over? * Samsung SmartThings * Echo devices * Dash replenishment services* What are the use cases/value propositions?* Is this ready for prime time? * Seems like early days * Can the tech survive (aka "don't brick my fridge")* What would this look like ideally?Wake of defunct services and devices* Recent shutdowns/pivots * Lowe's / Lowe's Smart Home powered by b8ta * Cortana * Stringify* Past shutdowns * Connected by TCP * Staples Connect * Revolv* Dead men walking * Zuli plugs * Keen Home * Wink* Is this just the natural course of things?* Won't this scare off interested consumers?* What can be done to minimize exposure? via Knit
5/18/201940 minutes, 8 seconds
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Does Your Future Smart Home Include A Rosie-Like Robot?

If you've paid any attention to home robotics over the past decade, you've probably noticed one thing: all home robots are basically single function devices that vacuum our rugs or roll around on the floor.But Misty Robotics' Tim Enwall hopes to change that. You may remember Tim from his days as CEO of Revolv, the company behind the super hub that included seven radios. After spending a couple years at Nest after they acquired Revolv, he made his way over to another Boulder, Colorado company in Sphero to head up the company's home robot spinout. You can find out more about Misty Robotics at www.mistyrobotics.comAs always, check out more podcasts and our coverage of the future of the connected kitchen at The Spoon: www.thespoon.tech via Knit
8/19/201726 minutes, 3 seconds
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Your Face Is Your Key: Exploring Facial Recognition Technology with TrueFace's Shaun Moore

Back in 2014, Shaun Moore and his cofounder started selling a consumer video doorbell called Chui with facial recognition and detection technology. Eventually they realized the future of the company was not in doorbells, but in developing robust facial recognition/detection technology that could be applied to a variety of scenarios.Shaun talks about those early days, the competitive video doorbell market, the pivot to becoming an enterprise facial recognition/detection technology provider and the future where your face is your key. You can find out more at www.trueface.aiAs always, find more podcasts at www.thespoon.tech via Knit
7/14/201732 minutes, 34 seconds
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WWDC 2017 Smart Home Wrap-Up: What We Learned About HomePod, HomeKit & More

I caught up by phone with Adam Justice from WWDC to talk about what we learned this week about Apple's smart home efforts. We talk about:-Updates to HomeKit, including software authentication, NFC pairing, new event triggers-The overall showing of HomeKit and how this is the most important WWDC for HomeKit since it was launched in 2014-What happened with Siri-The HomePod: We talk about Apple's new smart speaker and how it compares to Amazon Echo-Plus lots more!Listen in to get caught up on all that was discussed at WWDC this week! via Knit
6/9/201718 minutes, 44 seconds
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The WWDC 2017 Prediction Show (Smart Home Edition)

Apple's big developer conference is just three days away, and so it's time to make some predictions. Mike gets together with his old friend Adam Justice from Connectsense to discuss what we can expect this coming Monday from Apple on the smart home front. Topics discussed include:-Whether Apple will release a Siri speaker -Possible features of a Siri speaker, such as camera, touchscreen, HomeKit capabilities and more-What to expect for HomeKit-How Apple could improve the Home app-What to expect for Siri at the showAnd more. Have a listen!Check out www.thespoon.tech for written updates on Monday/Tuesday. Also, don't forget to check out Adam's company at www.connectsense.com. via Knit
6/3/201730 minutes, 1 second
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Meet Essential Home, Andy Rubin's Attempt To Eliminate Smart Home Fragmentation

In this episode, Mike looks at Andy Rubin's new smart home platform, Essential Home. Rubin believes he can eliminate all the friction and fragmentation consumers face today with all the various platforms by focusing on integration. He's created a smart home platform that plans to play nice with other platforms and hopefully get us out of a seemingly endless world of smart home apps and interfaces.Our guest in this episode is Pawel Orzechowski, the Director of Systems Software at Neato Robotics. We talk about how Neato's robots work with the smart home, how they are working towards new features and we look at why they decided to integrate their robots with a Facebook Messenger chatbot. via Knit
6/1/201733 minutes, 50 seconds
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An Echo Show...Show

In this solo-pod, Mike gives his first impressions of the Echo Show. That's right, a Show about the Show. An Echo Show Show.You get the picture. Enjoy. See his thoughts on the Show at The Spoon: www.thespoon.tech via Knit
5/11/201711 minutes
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Here's a Fresh Hand-Squeezed Podcast For Your Enjoyment

This week's guest is Home:On's Richard Gunther.Richard and I discuss the Bloomberg story about Juicero that showed you can bypass the company's $400 juicer and squeeze the Juicero packs with your hands. We also talk about the ongoing Zonoff-Ring story, the acquisition of iDevices by Hubbell, IKEA's smart lights and the August Z-Wave lock. via Knit
5/5/201753 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Regenerative Home: Envisioning The Home (And Neighborhood) Of The Future

When we think about the smart home, most of us think about what is doable today. But what will new homes and neighborhoods look like twenty five, fifty, hundred years from now as we face a world of dwindling resources? That's what my guest James Ehrlich thinks about every single day. James is a former video game entrepreneur turned successful TV documentary producer turned CEO of Regen Villages, a company that is building the 'Tesla of Ecovillages'. James and I talk about how our homes and neighborhoods will evolve to become interconnected and self-sustaining - what James calls 'regenerative' - in the future. You can learn more about what James is doing at www.regenvillages.com via Knit
4/27/201735 minutes, 43 seconds
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After The Flood: How Smart Home Will Change Disaster Recovery & Other Critical Home Services

Mike sits in with Jamie Smith, the CIO of Servicemaster, one of the biggest providers of critical home services such as disaster recovery, pest control and home warranty services. Mike and Jamie talk about how the smart home will change these businesses and what Servicemaster is doing today to modernize their services with IoT.Check out this and more episodes of the Smart Home Show at www.thespoon.tech via Knit
4/8/201733 minutes
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Recipe For Disruption: Housewares Meets Smart Home

Mike showed up at the Housewares show in Chicago this past week to discuss how the smart home will change the world of blenders, vacuum cleaners, cookware and home furnishings. Joining him was the Nathan Smith, CTO of Wink, Carley Knobloch, HGTV's smart home expert, and Chris Young, CEO of ChefSteps. Make sure you listen to this as it's a great episode! via Knit
3/27/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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Here Come The Robots

One of Mike's prediction for the smart home in 2017 was that robots would become an ever more important part of the smart home. While we aren't quite upon the era of fully independent humanoid robots, we are seeing more consumer robots in the form of vacuums, lawn mowers, drink makers and more. In this podcast we talk to iRobot's head VP of technology Chris Jones about the current state of consumer robotics, how he sees robots becoming an important part of the smart home, and where he sees things going over the next few years. Let Mike know what you think at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf Check out The Spoon for the latest on kitchen robots: www.thespoon.tech via Knit
2/24/201728 minutes, 8 seconds
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Mike Invites An Amazon Smart Home Consultant Into His Home

A week and a half ago, I was the first to write about Amazon's new smart home consultations (You can read the article here https://goo.gl/eutuYl). That's right, Amazon is sending their own employees into consumer homes in seven west coast cities for free smart home consultations to help them figure out how to best build a smart home that fits their needs. And since Seattle was one of the markets, I decided to have Amazon visit my home and give me a consultation. In this podcast, you can hear Amazon smart home consultant Corey as he visits my home and I ask him some questions. via Knit
2/13/201723 minutes, 58 seconds
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Virtual Reality and The Smart Home

In this episode Mike visits with Basheer Tome, hardware interface designer for Google's virtual reality group. We talk about how VR is changing, how it will interact with the smart home, how new interfaces like Alexa will work with virtual environments and why the physical interface is still important. We're having a smart kitchen get together at the Target Open House concept store on February 16th. To get the email with an invite, sign up for our newsletter at www.thespoon.tech via Knit
2/5/201747 minutes, 8 seconds
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Let's Talk Artificial Intelligence With Derrick Harris

Let's Talk Artificial Intelligence With Derrick Harris by The Smart Home Show via Knit
1/20/201735 minutes, 45 seconds
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The 2017 Smart Home Prediction Show

It's the smart home prediction show & CES 2017 wrap up all in one super-sized episode. I brought back two of my favorite guests: Nate Williams of August Home and Adam Justice of ConnectSense. You can find out more about their companies at: www.august.com www.connectsense.com Also, do me a favor and check out www.thespoon.tech if you want to learn about the future of food, cooking and the kitchen! Talk me up on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf Thanks for listening! via Knit
1/15/201756 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Technology.FM Smart Home Fireside Holiday Extravaganza

This is the second annual Technology.FM smart home holiday special/fireside chat where Mike joins the hosts of HomeTech.FM and Home:On to discuss the year that was in smart home and the year that will be in 2017. We revisit our predictions from last year, talk about our favorite smart home moments of 2016, talk about the biggest game changers and finally look forward towards next year. This podcast is presented exactly how it was recorded with very little editing. If you listen to HomeTech.FM and Home:On, you'll also get the same podcast (with maybe different intros). Happy holidays everybody! via Knit
12/18/20161 hour, 22 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tracking Our Stuff With Tile's Mike Farley

I lose stuff. Wallets, keys. The occasional child. I usually find them, but those lost 15 minutes drive me crazy. Which is why I'm a big fan of trackers. Tile is one of the leading companies in the Bluetooth tracker market and in this podcast I talk with Tile CEO Mike Farley about his company's origin story, the company's product line up and how far we can go in tracking our stuff. You can find out more about Tile at www.thetileapp.com via Knit
12/14/201625 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jason Griffing and HomeTech Academy

This week Mike talks with his friend Jason Griffing about HomeTech Academy, Jason and Seth's awesome new education site for home system professionals. Check out HomeTech Academy at www.hometech.academy Have a great Thanksgiving! via Knit
11/24/201633 minutes, 16 seconds
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Talking About The Almond 3 Smart Home Router With Securifi's Ram Malasani

In this podcast, Mike catches up with Ram Malasani to talk about what the Securifi CEO is seeing in the smart home as well as get an update on the Almond 3 smart home router. You can find out more about Ram and Securifi at www.securifi.com Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Check out our new site on the future of the kitchen at www.thespoon.tech via Knit
10/31/201635 minutes, 18 seconds
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Fighting Off The IoT Zombie Hoard With Jim Hunter

Last week's botnet attack was akin to a massive technology-driven zombie attack, as hundreds of thousands of IoT and smart home devices were taken over by a malicious strain of malware called Mirai. The result was a massive DDOS attack on popular consumer websites such as Soundcloud and Twitter. To discuss the implications of Mirai on the IoT and smart home industry, Mike is joined by the Internet of Things Consortium's Jim Hunter. You can find out more about Jim at www.greenwavesystems.com. You can learn more about the IoT Consortium at http://iofthings.org/ Make sure to check out Mike's new site about the future of the connected kitchen at www.thespoon.tech via Knit
10/27/201627 minutes, 25 seconds
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Talking Alexa, Smart Kitchen & The Cure for 'Meat Hands' With Stacey Higginbotham

Mike visits with his long-time friend and IoT guru Stacey Higginbotham. They talk about Stacey's visit to Seattle and the Smart Kitchen Summit, Alexa, what she is excited about with smart home and her new podcast. You can find Stacey online at www.staceyhigginbotham.com Also, check out our new site focused on the connected kitchen and future of cooking at http://thespoon.tech/ via Knit
10/21/201629 minutes, 50 seconds
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Reinventing the Home Intercom System With Jonathan Frankel of Nucleus

Lots of homes have intercom systems. Most of them suck and are antiquated. And pretty much no one has video intercom systems, at least ones that use Wi-Fi and are developed for consumers. Enter Jonathan Frankel and Nucleus. Jonathan went to CES 2014 and toured the floor looking to see if anyone was offering a consumer Wi-Fi video intercom system for the home. No one was and Nucleus was born the next day. You can find out more about Nucleus at www.nucleuslife.com If you want to come see Mike in Seattle and hang out with smart home luminaries like Charlie Kindel of Amazon Alexa, come to the Smart Kitchen Summit. Visit www.smartkitchensummit.com and use the discount code PODCAST for 10% off. via Knit
9/16/201640 minutes, 44 seconds
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Reinventing Customer Support For the Integrator Channel

In this podcast Mike visits with Joey Kolchinsky, who went from running his own successful integrator business to taking what he learned about support and creating a support-as-a-service business to help other integrators. You can learn more about Joey's business at http://onevisionresources.com/ Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Check out our upcoming event on the future of the connected kitchen at www.smartkitchensummit.com. Use discount code PODCAST for 10% off of tickets. via Knit
9/12/201624 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pop Goes The Smart Home

Today's guest is Richard Gunther of Home:On podcast. Mike and Richard catch up on the latest smart home news, including: -The Pop button/switch from Logitech -IFTTT's integration move for smart home -Samsung's acquisition of DACOR -Target's move into smart baby -The LG smart security device may actually ship -Echostar's abandonment of Sage Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf Check out Mike's other show about the future of the kitchen at www.smartkitchensummit.com/show via Knit
8/17/201632 minutes, 26 seconds
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Swapping Smart Home Stories With CE Pro's Julie Jacobson

Mike has known Julie since the 90's when she became a must-read for anyone following the connected home. She still is a must read, so Mike was excited to catch up with Julie about all the latest big moves in the smart home space, including: -Alarm.com post Icontrol acquisition -Voice control in the pro installer market -The Sonos experience store in NYC and how Sonos is doing in the pro market -What to expect at CEDIA in September -Plus a walk down smart home memory lane. Listen! Catch Julie's stuff at www.cepro.com Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
7/21/201637 minutes, 57 seconds
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BONUS: Food Service Robots & The Meat Juice Problem

We have a new Smart Home Show coming this week, but why not try out Mike's other show, the Smart Kitchen Show? This week, Mike and Ashley catch up on the foodtech and connected kitchen news, including: -3D food printer ChefJet is still alive -A performance art piece posing as 3D printer food restaurant in London -Food service robots are going to take your food service job -Food delivery startup gets $ for being fresh -Plus updates on the Smart Kitchen Summit! Subscribe to the show in iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/smart…d1037600142?mt=2 RSS: feeds.feedburner.com/SmartKitchenShow Or check out the archive at the SKS website: www.smartkitchensummit.com/show via Knit
7/17/201632 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why Wi-Fi is Interesting Again

Wi-Fi has been around for close to 20 years and the experience is still largely sub-par for many homes. We discuss why with Rob Conant of Cirrent, as well as how Rob's company is trying to make Wi-Fi on-boarding as easy as getting on the cellular network. Find out more about Cirrent at www.cirrent.com Listen to the Smart Kitchen Show if you haven't already! Find it at www.smartkitchensummit.com/show via Knit
7/10/201633 minutes, 26 seconds
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Analyzing The Smart Home Landscape With Nate Williams of August

Lots going on in smart home, so we decided to catch up with one of the smartest guys in the space to talk about what exactly is going on. We talk about: -The iControl acquisition by Comcast and Alarm.com -The history of the smart home platforms space -The next wave of smart home platforms post iControl -Marwan Fawaz and his history at ADT, Google and what to expect at Nest -The latest from August -What excites Nate in smart home -Plus more! You can find Nate on Twitter at https://twitter.com/naywilliams Find Mike on Twitter at https://twitter.com/michaelwolf Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
6/24/201633 minutes, 36 seconds
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The WWDC 2016 Smart Home Review

What did Apple announce at their Worldwide Developer Conference in smart home? Listen to the podcast to find out! Specifically: -Mike talks about the Apple Home app -features such as scenes, geofencing, Siri access and more -He talks about what the news from Apple means from the smart home industry -He gives a bonus update on some fairly big news around smart home coming out of Bluetooth this week If you want to get this analysis in written form, subscribe to Mike's smart home newsletter here: http://nextmarket.co/pages/keep-updated-on-nextmarket-insights Follow him on Twitter to let him know why he should have known better than to expect a hardware announcement at WWDC. https://twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
6/15/201615 minutes, 4 seconds
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Predicting Apple's Smart Home Announcements for WWDC With Adam Justice of ConnectSense

Adam Justice, cofounder of ConnectSense, maker of HomeKit powered smart home gear, sits in with Mike on the episode as we speculate about what Apple may reveal next week at WWDC around their smart home efforts. You can find ConnectSense at www.connectsense.com Follow Mike on Twitter to ask questions and let him know what you think: www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
6/12/201621 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tony Fadell Leaves, What's Next for Nest & An Apple Visual Interface

In this podcast Mike talks with Nick Weaver, CEO of Eero, a company that just received a $50 million funding round to invest in the development of its whole-home mesh Wi-Fi systems. He also gives some thoughts about the departure of Tony Fadell from Nest, the new Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz and speculates about whether Apple will create a visual interface for the smart home. You can read more about Eero at www.eero.com Find the Smart Home Show archive at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
6/10/201633 minutes, 6 seconds
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Apple Is Apparently Getting Siri-ous About Smart Home

This week rumors of an Apple answer to Echo were surfaced by The Information, plus Belkin launches smart water joint venture called Phyn, Pebble creates its own do-anything button and Eero gets a cool $50 mil for its mesh Wi-Fi system. Our guest for this week's show is Centralite CTO John Calagaz. You can find out more about Centralite at www.centralite.com You can find the article Mike was talking about on the show at www.smarthomeweekly.net via Knit
5/30/201640 minutes, 36 seconds
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So What The Heck Is Google Home?

Mike and Peter Taylor from Belkin WEMO discuss what exactly Google announced yesterday with Google Home. We also get an update from Peter on their recent Nest integration. Mike wrote some of his thoughts on Google Home, which you can read at www.smarthomeweekly.net Follow Mike on Twitter and let him know what you think about Google Home at https://twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
5/19/201623 minutes, 49 seconds
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Amazon Wants Us To Push Their Everything Button

In this podcast, Mike and Yonomi CEO Kent Dickson talk about Amazon's do-everything button, rumors of Google's Echo competitor and what a dedicated HomeKit app in iOS 10 would mean. We also hear about what Kent and his team are building with Yonomi. You can visit Yonomi at www.yonomi.co Find out where to subscribe to the Smart Home Show at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Discuss this episode and suggest topics for Mike by direct messaging him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
5/18/201631 minutes, 2 seconds
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Knock Knock, Who's Killing It in Video Doorbells? Ring's Jamie Siminoff

This week we talk with Jamie Siminoff, CEO of Ring. Over two years ago, Jamie went on Shark Tank. Mark Cuban and others passed, and since then they've probably regretted it as Jamie and his team have gone on to define one of the fastest growing categories in the smart home: the video doorbell. We talk about those early days, how VC's have largely missed on some of the fastest growing categories in smart home by looking for "platforms" and how Ring has found success by focusing on doing one thing really well. Find out more about Ring and Jamie at www.ring.com Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
5/2/201631 minutes, 19 seconds
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Listen Up! We're Talking Sound Detection And The Smart Home

You think Alexa has the market cornered on audio detection in the smart home? Think again. In this episode of the Smart Home Show we talk with Audio Analytic CEO Dr. Chris Mitchell about how sound detection can be used in hundreds of ways to power various smart home products and use cases. Chris talks about how the company started with an argument with his professor to a company that has captured over 3 million hours of audio to create one of the largest sound databases in the world. Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow and talk with Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
4/20/201627 minutes, 53 seconds
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Talking Smart Home and Security With Control4's Paul Williams

Mike catches up with Paul Williams, Control4's VP of Solutions and discusses what he saw at ISC West, the big security show in Vegas. They also catch up some smart home news. Follow Mike and discuss topics (DM's encouraged!) on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf More Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
4/15/201632 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tony Fadell And The Mess at Nest

This podcast features a conversation with Home:On's Richard Gunther at SXSW as well as an update on smart home news, including: -the mess at Nest and Google's effort to create an Echo competitor -Juicero comes out of stealth and debuts their $700 cold-press connected cold press juicer -Amazon enables one button condom delivery -Mars, the candy bar company (and dog food company) buys Whistle, the connected pet tracker -Video doorbell mania! For more Smart Home Shows, go to www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
4/2/201641 minutes, 17 seconds
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Hey Sonos, Meet Apple

In this episode, Mike talks about Sonos layoffs and how Apple should make a move, as well as gives his thoughts on the Dot and Tap. In the second half of the show, we feature an interview from the Smart Kitchen Show where Mike talks with Mike Wallace from Perfect Company about all they saw in smart kitchen at the Housewares show. Mike will be in Austin this week recording a podcast with Richard Gunther, so stay tuned for that! via Knit
3/13/201642 minutes, 4 seconds
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Meet Josh, The Voice Powered AI for The CEDIA Channel

In this episode, Mike talks to Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Jstar, the company behind Josh. Josh is a voice virtual assistant for the smart home. You can learn more about Josh at https://www.josh.ai Subscribe to more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com We've announced the new date for the Smart Kitchen Summit. go to www.smartkitchensummit.com for more info. via Knit
3/3/201643 minutes, 58 seconds
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Alexa, Hire Me Some Smart Home Folks

This week's episode features guest Jeff Lyman, the Chief Marketing Officer of Vivint. Mike also reviews the news, including ADT's acquisition, Intel and Qualcomm burying the IoT hatchet, and Amazon hiring like crazy in its smart home group. Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf to suggest topics, ask questions and more. All direct messages responded to. Subscribe to the Smart Home Show at www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
2/26/201648 minutes, 47 seconds
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A Look at Bluetooth's 2016 Roadmap With Mark Powell

Mike catches up with Mark Powell, Executive Director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, on what to expect from Bluetooth in 2016 and Bluetooth's new Internet Gateway effort. Follow Mike at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf to ask questions. Also, DM if you would like to go to our Smart Home Show mixer at SXSW on March 15th in Austin. via Knit
2/16/201625 minutes, 29 seconds
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Talking Dash Replenishment Service With Amazon's Daniel Rausch

In this episode, Mike talks with Daniel Rausch, who heads up the Dash Replenishment Service program at Amazon. Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf. DM him to suggest topics, ask questions or get an invite to his smart home mixer at SXSW. via Knit
2/13/201627 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Smart Home 2016 Outlook

It's the 2016 smart home outlook show. Yes, Mike manages to talk to himself for 30 minutes straight to give you his 2016 smart home outlook. If you haven't subscribed yet, do so at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
2/1/201632 minutes, 16 seconds
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What Happened In Smart Kitchen at CES 2016

This is an episode originally published over the the Smart Kitchen Show. It's a look at what happened around smart kitchen at CES 2016. If you want to get more Smart Kitchen Shows, go to iTunes and subscribe here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-kitchen-show/id1037600142?mt=2 You can get more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
1/21/201652 minutes, 27 seconds
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CES 2016 Smart Home Show Live

Mike podcasts live on Thursday from show floor of CES 2016. His guests include: -Richard Gunther, Host of Home:On podcast -Steve Svajian, CEO of Anova Culinary -Phillip Raub, CMO of B8ta -Peter Taylor, Head of Product, Belkin WEMO Thanks to Anova for letting us sit and take over the booth for an hour! via Knit
1/9/201651 minutes, 11 seconds
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CES 2016 Smart Home Update - Day Zero

Mike is doing updates about the smart home news and trends he's seeing at CES 2016! This is his update from CES Unveiled and some day before news. Enjoy and stay tuned for more! Subscribe at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Also read his written updates at www.smarthomeweekly.net via Knit
1/6/201611 minutes, 58 seconds
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Technology.FM Fireside: A Very Smart Home Holiday

Welcome to a very Smart Home Christmas special. This is a podcast with folks from three podcasts: HomeTech.FM, Home: On and the Smart Home Show, all part of the Technology.FM podcast collective. In this podcast we talk about what we thought about the smart home in 2015, including our favorite stories, the biggest trends and what we see happening in 2016. You can find all of these podcasts at www.technology.fm or at their individual sites: www.hometech.fm/ www.thedigitalmediazone.com/podcasts/home-on/ www.thesmarthomeshow.com Happy Holidays everyone! Music Credit: Anthony Fish - https://soundcloud.com/anthony-fish-19758902/merry-christmas-everyone-pop-punk-cover via Knit
12/19/20151 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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Talking Future of Smart Home Retail With b8ta's Phillip Raub

On the previous episode Mike talked about b8ta. On this episode, he talks TO b8ta. That's right, he goes directly to the source to have a conversation with Phillip Raub, cofounder of the new IoT retail store. If you're a startup looking to sell your product at retail, a big company with an IoT product or a retailer trying to figure out how to sell IoT products, this is a must listen. Check out b8ta at www.b8ta.com Listen to more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Talk with Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
12/18/201535 minutes, 30 seconds
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B8ta Testing A New Retail Concept

In this episode Mike talks about b8ta, a new IoT retail store concept, OIC and UPnP and the OnHub shell maker program. He also talks with Wendy Qi, cofounder of Sentri. You can find out more about Sentri at www.sentri.me You can find the Smart Home Show at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twiter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
12/14/201542 minutes, 13 seconds
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Smart Home Show Live

This is a recording of the Smart Home Show Live, which was recorded on November 19th at the Target Open House smart home concept store in San Francisco. Interviews on this show include: • Jason Johnson - Founder & CEO, August • Michael Papish - Director, Platform Strategy, Sonos • Peter Taylor - VP Products, Belkin • James Blackwell - CTO, Roost Labs • Greg Kahn - Head of Membership and Partnerships, IoT Consortium • Bill Mitchell - Founder & CEO, PicoBrew Stacey Higginbotham from the IoT podcast also participated and interviewed alongside Mike. For more info on IoT Consortium, go to: http://iofthings.org/ For the IoT podcast, go to: http://iotpodcast.com/ To listen to the Smart Home Show, go to www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
11/25/20151 hour, 6 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Lowe Down: Iris 2.0 Is Here

After much anticipation, Lowes new Iris platform is available. We get the lowe-down (sorry) from Mick Koster, the GM of Iris at Lowes. You can get specifics on the new website, https://www.irisbylowes.com Questions, comments, talk to Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
11/17/201522 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Post Game Analysis Of The Smart Kitchen Summit

Mike is joined by Frank D'Andrea as they do a post game wrap up of the Smart Kitchen Summit. If you want to check out the Summit sessions yourself, all the video sessions can be viewed at www.smartkitchensummit.com/video via Knit
11/14/201527 minutes, 28 seconds
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HomeKit, CEDIA and Smart Kitchens!

On this episode, we have a two-parter as Mike catches up with Richard Gunther before he flies to Seattle for the Smart Kitchen Summit. On the second half of the show, Control4 CEO Martin Plaehn talks about what Control4 had to show at CEDIA. Check out the livestream of the Smart Kitchen Summit at www.smartkitchensummit.com/video on Thursday November 5th to see Mike, Richard and Internet of Things podcast host Stacey Higginbotham! via Knit
11/3/201552 minutes, 23 seconds
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August CEO Jason Johnson Talks About Their New Products

I caught up with Jason Johnson to hear about their new lock products, which include: -a new HomeKit smart lock -video doorbell -a key pad add-on -a new service platform for home service providers like dog walkers and deliverymen to get one-time access through the August smart lock. Enjoy! via Knit
10/15/201525 minutes, 3 seconds
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Apple Gets Artificially Intelligent

This week's guest is Al Baker, CEO of Reemo, a company building technology to allow wearables and smart home gear to help elderly people live more comfortable lives. We tackle a few smart home news items: -Logitech's new Z-Wave and Zigbee Adapter -Savant's DIY smart home play -Apple's AI imaging tech and how it could be used in the smarthome -Comcast's smart home offering -K4Connect's funding Get more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
10/14/201529 minutes, 38 seconds
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Amazon Ups Ante In Connected Home Cold War

Mike visits with Korner CEO Steve Hollis to talk about the recent moves by Amazon to drop Apple TV from Amazon.com (and what it means for the connected home), their new Dash partners and the Nest Weave announcement. We also get an update on Korner. Find out about Korner at www.kornersafe.com Check out our new Smart Kitchen Show: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-kitchen-show/id1037600142?mt=2 Thanks to our sponsor, Jarden Consumer Solutions, makers of the WeMo powered crockpot and Mr. Coffee. More at www.jardencs.com via Knit
10/4/201534 minutes, 21 seconds
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It's Smart Lock Madness!

We got a two-for-one smart lock special today as we visit with the CEOs of LockState and Westinghouse Security to talk smart locks. We talk to Nolan Mondrow of Lockstate about their residential Wi-Fi smart lock, the Airbnb market for smart locks and entering the enterprise market. You can find out more about Lockstate at www.lockstate.com In the second half, we visit with Kevin Henderson, CEO of Westinghouse Security, which is crowdfunding a combo smartlock and video doorbell call the Nucli. You can find the Nucli on Indiegogo at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-westinghouse-nucli-smart-lock#/story Subscribe to the Smart Home Show at www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
9/20/20151 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Special: Pie, Robot

I (Mike) am pretty excited to announce a new podcast called Smart Kitchen Show. I know, I need to work on more original names, but I'm pretty proud of this new show. It's got great stories from makers in the foodtech and smart kitchen space and also will be the story of us putting together a little thing called the Smart Kitchen Summit. It's like the Startup podcast, but for smart home and food tech. Check this podcast out and subscribe to it on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-kitchen-show/id1037600142 or using RSS http://feeds.feedburner.com/SmartKitchenShow Thanks! via Knit
9/12/201525 minutes, 50 seconds
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Amazon Apparently Spells Cabinet With a K

In this podcast, Mike talks with Kassir Hussain, the head of Connected Home for British Gas. Mike also catches you up on the news, including Amazon's effort to create a "smart kitchen computer" called Kabinet, the Nest 3 and LG's new smart home retrofit device. Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Check out Mike's event on the future of the connected kitchen at www.smartkitchensummit.com via Knit
9/2/201535 minutes, 20 seconds
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A Smart Home Hubtacular

Google announced a new home router this week called the OnHub, and it looks an awful lot like a smart home hub. We also discuss the SmartThings v2 Hub and Revolv's end of support. In the second half of the show we talk to Securifi CEO Ram Malasani , maker of the Almond Plus router/smart home hub device to get an update as well as his opinion on the Google news. Find more about Securifi at www.securifi.com Check out our event at www.smartkitchensummit.com Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
8/22/201533 minutes, 20 seconds
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The SMMÄRT HÅM SFOW

This week Mike talks HomeKit, IKEA, smart home security holes and smart home retail with Richard Gunther of Home: On. The title reads Smart Home Show in Swedish (or at least we think)and is the likely name of any future IKEA furniture named after this podcast. Translation courtesy of the IKEA Swedish Furniture name translator: http://www.easyflatpax.com/name-generator/ For more Smart Home Shows, go to www.thesmarthomeshow.com IF you are interested in the future of the connected kitchen, please visit www.smartkitchensummit.com via Knit
8/17/201538 minutes, 17 seconds
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Nest Learns The Alphabet

In this episode, Mike talks about: -Google becomes Alphabet, what does that mean for Nest? -Ben Kaufman is out at Quirky, what does it mean for Wink? -The Amazon Dash button is available to all -The new Lowe's Iris hub is coming and Mike has a few suggestions... In the second half of the show, Mike talks to smart home designer and consultant Sam Buckby about his new book, Home with a Heartbeat. You can find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf Check out Mike's conference on the future of the connected kitchen at www.smartkitchensummit.com via Knit
8/13/201538 minutes, 34 seconds
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Who's Gonna Buy Wink?

In this episode, Mike wonders who in the heck will buy financially troubled Wink, pauses to appreciate HomeKit's strict security requirements and rambles about Target and Sears's smart home concept stores. This week's episode was brought to you by Soundwall. Find out more about Soundwall at www.soundwall.com As always, find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com You can read Mike's weekly smart home musings at www.smarthomeweekly.net Follow Mike on Twitter for real time conversation about the smart home at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
7/26/201526 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mike Podcasts From The Korner Office

Mike drops by the Korner office and records his lunch conversation with Steve Hollis, CEO of the smart security startup. Find out more about Korner at www.kornersafe.com Fine more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Tell Mike where you are on vacation or where he should place his bets in Vegas on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf Check out our first event at: www.smartkitchensummit.com via Knit
7/13/201523 minutes, 14 seconds
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HAB You Been IFTTT'd?

This week's show is a two parter: First we talk the week's news with Dan Roberts, cofounder of Scout Alarm. We also talk to Dan about being one of the early Alexa program partners (Amazon announced an investment in Scout last week through the Alexa fund). In the second half we talk to Kai Kreuzer about open source smart home system openHAB and the news that they've just launched an openHAB channel on IFTTT. You can find out more about Scout at https://www.scoutalarm.com/ You can find out more about openHAB at http://www.openhab.org/ The sponsor for today's show is Soundwall, a company that is making connected art that CEO Aaron Cohen describes as Sonos meets Instagram. You can find out more about Soundwall at www.soundwall.com Listen to and subscribe to more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Check out our first event called the Smart Kitchen Summit, a conference about the future of the connected kitchen: www.smartkitchensummit.com via Knit
7/4/201540 minutes, 29 seconds
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Hey Alexa, Tell Me What's Going On In the Smart Home

This week's podcast features Cameron Robertson, CEO of smart lock maker Lockitron. Mike and Cameron catch up on the smart home news, including: -Amazon Echo becoming available for all -Astro's smart lighting for apartment dwellers -Roost's smart Wi-Fi battery for smoke alarms -Freshhub's kitchen commerce technology integration with NCR -Hoover Europe's Wi-Fi appliance range Mike also shares a few thoughts on Alexa's unbundling from the Amazon Echo and the Alexa $100 million development fund. Cameron and Mike also talk about the smart home startup landscape and whether there is a shakeout, and Cameron lends some great context given all the battles he's fought with Lockitron. Alexa also interrupts Mike's podcast intro (see podcast pic for the weird ToDo list that resulted from that) You can find out more about Lockitron at www.lockitron.com The sponsor for today's show is Soundwall, a company that is making connected art that CEO Aaron Cohen describes as Sonos meets Instagram. You can find out more about Soundwall at www.soundwall.com Listen to and subscribe to more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Check out our first event called the Smart Kitchen Summit, a conference about the future of the connected kitchen: www.smartkitchensummit.com via Knit
6/28/201548 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Smart Home Shakeout

This week's podcast features Andrew Thomas, cofounder of Skybell, and Ben Stagg, CEO of Halo Smart Labs. In the first segment, Andrew and Mike talk about Quirky's problems, the layoffs at Leeo, and discuss if there is a smart home shakeout coming. They also talk about the Nest press event and Andrew tells Mike he's being a little greedy for wanting more news. In the second half of the show, Mike talks with Halo Smart Labs CEO Ben Stagg about their next generation smart smoke alarm/emergency detector and they talk about the Nest Protect 2 news coming out of the Nest press event. The sponsor for today's show is Soundwall, a company that is making connected art that CEO Aaron Cohen describes as Sonos meets Instagram. You can find out more about Soundwall at www.soundwall.com Find out more about Skybell at www.skybell.com Find out more about Halo Smart Labs at www.halosmartlabs.com Listen to and subscribe to more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Check out our first event called the Smart Kitchen Summit, a conference about the future of the connected kitchen: www.smartkitchensummit.com Image: Wink Robot Butler via Knit
6/21/201538 minutes, 29 seconds
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Rise of the Machines: When Dumb Appliances Become Smart

It's just a matter of time before all the dumb machines in our home become smart. You know that right? In this episode Mike and guest Shane Dyer of Arrayent talk about the news of the week: -HomeKit's super slow rollout -Nest's new camera -The June Intelligent Oven And then they talk about what will happen to the appliance industry as all those dumb machines become smart. Please check out our new event, the Smart Kitchen Summit, at www.smartkitchensummit.com and also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/smartkitchencon You can find out more about Arrayent at www.arrayent.com Subscribe to the Smart Home Show and listen to archives at www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
6/13/201531 minutes, 15 seconds
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So What's Next For Nest?

In this episode: -Mike wonders what's next for Nest and what they'll announce on June 17th -Mike and BeOn Home's Alexei Erchak talk about the rise of DIY security and the beginning of the HomeKit era. -Mike and Alexei talk about BeOn Home and their products You can find out more about BeOn at http://beonhome.com/ Support Mike and the podcast by checking out the Smart Kitchen Summit at www.smartkitchensummit.com AND by following the Smart Kitchen Summit on Facebook and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/smartkitchensummit https://twitter.com/SmartKitchenCon Thanks for listening! via Knit
6/7/201537 minutes, 42 seconds
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Let's Talk Google Brillo and Weave, Shall We?

Mike and Jason Johnson break down what they think Google Brillo and Weave - Google's new IoT/Smart Home OS and protocol -are and also talk HomeKit. Jason is the CEO of August,the maker of the August Smart Lock. You can find out more about August at www.august.com Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter and tell him whether he's right or wrong about Brillo at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
5/31/201522 minutes, 7 seconds
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A Talk With Matt Furlong, GM of Amazon's Home Automation Store

In this episode of the Smart Home Show, we talk about Google's smart home teddy bear patent, Alarm.com's IPO and the entry of China's big tech co's into the smart kitchen. Our guest for the podcast is Matt Furlong, the GM of the home improvement category for Amazon, which includes Amazon's home automation store. You can listen to more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter to suggest guests, topics and hold twitter conversation at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
5/28/201540 minutes, 10 seconds
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Creating a DIY Smart Home Installer Business With Branton Ellerbee

In this episode, Mike talks about the new Google IoT OS (that's really a smart home OS) and reveals some exclusive info he uncovered about the new technology. He also gives his thoughts on the Skybell Wi-Fi connected doorbell. His guest is Branton Ellerbee, a Dallas-based small business owner who is creating a DIY smart home installer business. You can find out more about Branton and his business at: http://www.connectedhomedallas.com/ You can listen to and subscribe to more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
5/24/201527 minutes, 54 seconds
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Talking Smart Thermostats With Ecobee's Stuart Lombard

Guest: Stuart Lombard, CEO of Ecobee In this episode, Mike catches up on some recent smart home news, gives a quick review of his Ecobee3, and talks with Stuart Lombard of Ecobee. You can find out more about Ecobee at www.ecobee.com Subscribe to the Smart Home Show at www.technology.fm Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
5/9/201531 minutes, 55 seconds
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It's The Bring Your Pet to The Smart Home Show

It's pet day on the Smart Home Show! So where does Fido fit into the smart home? You'll find out on today's episode, which is all about pets and the connected home. Our first guest is Carlos Herrera, CEO of PetNet, makers of a Wi-Fi connected pet feeder. Our second guest is Ben Jacobs, CEO of Whistle, makers of pet activity trackers and GPS enabled dog collar devices. You can find PetNet at www.petnet.io You can find Whistle at www.whistle.com Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
4/28/201537 minutes, 12 seconds
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The All-Amazon Smart Home Speculation Episode

What exactly is Amazon up to in the smart home? That's what we try to figure out on today's Smart Home Show! We talk everything from their home automation storefront, the Echo, the Dash replenishment services and Dash button to the Amazon home services and what's next! My guest is Richard Gunther of the Home: On podcast. You can find Richard's show at: http://www.thedigitalmediazone.com/podcasts/home-on/ You can find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Connect with Mike on Twitter www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
4/22/201527 minutes, 41 seconds
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Unikey CEO Phil Dumas On $10 Million Funding Round, State Of Smart Lock Market

Guest: Unikey's Phil Dumas. Today Unikey announced a $10 million series A funding round. I caught up with the company's CEO Phil Dumas to talk about Unikey's business, the investors and the state of the smart lock market. You can find out more at www.unikey.com You can find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
4/15/201523 minutes, 51 seconds
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Zigbee-Thread Part 2: A Talk With Heads of Zigbee Aliance & Thread Group

Zigbee-Thread Part 2: A talk with Tobin Richardson, President of Zigbee Alliance & Chris Boross, President of Thread Group. Mike talks to Tobin and Chris about why they decided to work together and what it means for each group. The sponsor for today's episode is Control4. Control4's Smarter Living Livestream (and video archive) event that demonstrates life in the smart home will be on April 22 at 7 EST. You can register and find the video after at: ctrl4.co/livesmart You can find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter to tell him thoughts, ask questions or suggest guests for the Smart Home Show: www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
4/15/201519 minutes, 53 seconds
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Analyzing The Zigbee/Thread Agreement With GreenPeak's Cees Links

Guest: GreenPeak CEO Cees Links GreenPeak is one of the leading providers of Zigbee chips, so I caught up with CEO Cees Links to talk about what the Zigbee/Thread agreement means. Cees also breaks down where most of the Zigbee systems are being deployed today. The sponsor for today's episode is Control4. Control4's Smarter Living Livestream (and video archive) event that demonstrates life in the smart home will be on April 22 at 7 EST. You can register and find the video after at: http://ctrl4.co/livesmart You can find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter to tell him thoughts, ask questions or suggest guests for the Smart Home Show: www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
4/12/201516 minutes, 14 seconds
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What's Cooking In The Smart Kitchen With The Orange Chef's Santiago Merea

Guest: CEO/Founder of smart kitchen startup Orange Chef, Santiago Merea. In this episode Mike and Santiago talk about the Orange Chef's new smart kitchen system, the Countertop. We also talk about this concept of connecting your kitchen to the smart home and Internet of Things. You can find out more about the Orange Chef at www.orangechef.com You can find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Send questions and feedback to Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
4/10/201526 minutes, 52 seconds
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Weekly Update: Amazon Home Services, Dash Button, Smart Kitchen

This is the Smart Home Show weekly update for week of April 7, 2014. Stories covered: -Amazon's Home Services -The Dash Button -Google's Home Service rumors -Zigbee & Thread Get Together -Orange Chef's Countertop As always, you can find more Smart Home Show at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow host Michael Wolf on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
4/8/201513 minutes, 38 seconds
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Smart Home Show: Going Deep on HomeKit With iDevices Chris Allen

In this episode, Mike talks to the CEO of iDevices about his HomeKit efforts. And bonus: Mike answers a couple listener emails. You can find out more about iDevices at: http://idevicesinc.com/ For more Smart Home Shows, go to: www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf for his daily posts/thoughts on smart home/IoT. via Knit
3/30/201532 minutes, 2 seconds
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Smart Home Show: Control4's Martin Plaehn

Guest: Martin Plaehn, CEO of Control4 Mike is happy to welcome Martin Plaehn, the CEO of Control4. Control4 is an interesting company because it's the only pure-play smart home company that is also publicly traded company. We talk to Martin about the company's business, the future, HomeKit, DIY smart home and more. You can find out more about Control4 at www.control4.com Find more smart home shows and where to subscribe at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf for day to day musings on the smart home and tech. via Knit
3/25/201529 minutes, 3 seconds
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Smart Home Show: Heading Out To The Smart Garage With Chamberlain

Guest: Cory Sorice, VP of Marketing, Connected Products for Chamberlain. What is the #1 reason people stress they forgot to do when they left home? If it isn't closing the garage door, I'd be surprised. So it's no wonder Chamberlain - a garage door powerhouse - got on the smart home trend early. In this podcast I talk to Cory Sorice, who heads up marketing for Chamberlain's connected products. You can find out more about Chamberlain's smart garage door efforts here: http://www.chamberlain.com/smartphone-control-products You can find more Smart Home Shows here: www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
3/14/201525 minutes, 41 seconds
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Smart Home Show: Logitech's Mark Spates On The Remote Control's Role in Smart Home

Guest: Mark Spates, Head of Smart Home Platforms for Logitech. In this podcast, Mike catches up with Mark Spates to talk about the role of the remote control in the smart home. Logitech has been actively looking to make its popular Harmony universal remote line a key control interface for the smart home, so we talk to him about this and much more. You can find out more about Logitech at www.logitech.com Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
3/5/201534 minutes, 28 seconds
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Smart Home Weekly: Bluetooth Mesh, ADT Ads, Nest Protect, Homekit Fail?

This is the smart home weekly news update for the week ending February 17, 2015 (Leonard Nimoy Day). In this podcast, Mike talks about: -The new Bluetooth Mesh working group -ADT's new ad campaign -Nest Protect's very bad week or two -Ways HomeKit could fail -Neo smart jar -Hive smart home system -A connected toilet water device For more smart home shows, go to www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
2/28/201531 minutes, 33 seconds
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Smart Home Show: Talking Smart Doorbells With Skybell's Andrew Thomas

Ever wish you could see who's at your front door on your phone, either at work or from the couch? You might want to get a smart doorbell like Skybell. On this podcast, we talk to Skybell cofounder Andrew Thomas about the product's evolution, Skybell 2.0, the call he got one day from Apple and much more. You can find out more about Skybell at www.skybell.com You can listen to more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Email us at [email protected] via Knit
2/15/201526 minutes, 18 seconds
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Smart Home Show: Building a Better (and Smart Home-Enabled) Router w/Securifi

This week Mike talks with Securifi's Ram Malasani about the company's new Almond+ home automation enabled router. The home router was in need of a reboot. Ram and Securifi realized by adding a touch screen they could make a router that was really easy to use and maybe help rejuvenate a tired product category. Seven thousand reviews on Amazon later they're now getting into home automation with the Almond+. You can find out more about Securifi and the Almond router at www.securifi.com You can listen to more Smart Home Shows and find out where to subscribe by going to www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
2/6/201534 minutes, 15 seconds
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Smart Home Show: Lockitron's Cameron Robertson & The Story Behind The New Bolt Smart Lock

After having a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign in 2012 for their Wi-Fi smart lock, Lockitron struggled to get the product to work well with Wi-Fi. They eventually got products out to 10 thousand backers, but decided late last year to go back to the drawing board and create an entirely new smart lock in the Bolt. In this podcast, Lockitron CEO Cameron Robertson tells the story of the how they came to the decision to create a new product, the challenges the company faced over the past few years and what the plan is going forward. You can read about Lockitron at www.lockitron.com You can find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Follow Mike on Twitter to suggest guests, tell him whether you like this theme music or just learn about smart home news before everyone else. www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
1/29/201533 minutes, 26 seconds
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Smart Home Show: The Open Interconnect Consortium

This Smart Home Show features Dave McCall of the Open Interconnect Consortium, a group of companies developing a framework and a standard for better device interconnectivity. You can find out more about OIC at: http://openinterconnect.org/ You can find more Smart Home Shows at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ Find Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
1/28/201529 minutes, 7 seconds
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Smart Home Weekly: HomeKit Rumors, Slow Echo, Harmony API & More

This is the Smart Home Weekly podcast from the Smart Home Show for the week of January 26, 2015. You can get the written version of this (w/links to stories) here: www.smarthomeweekly.net The stories covered in this week's show: -HomeKit bridge for Z-Wave/Zigbee looks to be a thing -Xiaomi says it's gonna show-me (or us) it's smart home wares soon -Lowe's getting deeper into smart home installation services -OIC a new smart home open source framework called IoTivity -Amazon's Echo and the ridiculously long backlog time -Harmony's new API -Canary ships -Neeo kickstarts -Almond+ ships You can subscribe to the Smart Home Show here: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ Follow me on Twitter here for daily updates and to converse: https://twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
1/27/201520 minutes, 34 seconds
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Smart Home Show: The Smart Kitchen with Drop's Ben Harris

Guest: Ben Harris, CEO of Drop, the connected scale maker. We talk about the smart kitchen on this show with Ben Harris. You can find out more about Drop at www.getdrop.co Find the Smart Home Show at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ Follow Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
1/23/201520 minutes, 3 seconds
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CES 2015 - Smart Home Show

The full Smart Home review from CES 2015. Sure it's a week after CES, but if you want a guide to most everything that happened at CES for smart home, this is the podcast to listen to. You can also get a free 32 page report on the show at: http://nextmarket.co/products/ces2015 Subscribe to the written version at www.smarthomeweekly.net Check out the podcast and where to subscribe at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
1/17/201554 minutes, 6 seconds
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Smart Home Show: The Biggest Stories from Smart Home in 2014

Mike bravely battles a cold to bring you the biggest stories from 2014 in smart home just before he gets ready to fly to Vegas for CES 2015. Subscribe to future smart home shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com and read our newsletter at www.smarthomeweekly.net Follow Mike on Twitter to keep track of what he publishes for CES: www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
1/4/201530 minutes, 9 seconds
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Smart Home Show: The Smart Home Gift Buying Guide

This is the only smart home gift buying guide you'll need. Sure, you can find lots of lists on the Internet, but in this podcast Mike gives you a way to buy a smart home gift for anyone in your life, no matter if they're a technophile or complete luddite. You can find links to the products I talk about in this podcast at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/smarthomegiftguide You can also find where to subscribe to the Smart Home Show at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
12/10/201418 minutes, 57 seconds
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Smart Home Show: Talking Smart Water With Sunnovations' Matt Carlson

In this podcast, we talk with Sunnovations Matt Carlson about their new smart hot water heater device, Aquanta. We also announce the winner of our latest giveaway! You can find out more about Aquanta at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/651800236/aquanta-cool-technology-for-hot-water You can find the Smart Home Show at www.thesmarthomeshow.com via Knit
12/9/201422 minutes, 45 seconds
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Smart Home Show: Defining The Internet of Things With The Folks From Farstuff

It's another crossover, this time with the folks from www.farstuff.com Mike talks about the Internet of Things with Andreea and Charles from the Farstuff podcast. We also discuss who would be Mork and who would be Fonz if this were a 70's sitcom crossover, and also whether the Vessyl smart drink container is a good idea. It's a fun podcast so check it out. Once again, if you want to find more Smart Home Shows, go to www.thesmarthomeshow.com You can find our weekly smart home newsletter at www.smarthomeweekly.net And you can find Andreaa and Charles show at www.farstuff.com via Knit
11/30/201454 minutes, 35 seconds
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Smart Home Weekly Update: Blossom, Vera, HomeKit, Zigbee 3.0 & More w/Seth Johnson

It's the smart home weekly update (kinda) for November 23, 2014. I cheated a bit as I was a guest on the HomeTech.FM podcast (www.hometech.fm) with Seth Johnson and I asked Seth if I could use the episode as my weekly update and he said sure! It made sense since we talked about much of what I wanted to talk about anyway. We talk about: -HomeKit at CES -Blossom, the new smart water controller -Vera's new Vera Edge controller -Zigbee 3.0 and more! Subscribe to the Smart Home Show at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow And get my written thoughts on many of these same topics at www.smarthomeweekly.net via Knit
11/25/201439 minutes, 9 seconds
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Smart Home Show: A Very Special Episode With Blossom

Ok, so I couldn't resist the Blossom reference (and I know its dating me), but still this episode is still pretty special since we talk to Manrique Brenes, the CEO of Blossom, the company behind the Blossom smart irrigation system. You can find out more about Blossom at www.myblossom.com And as always, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't by going to http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow via Knit
11/22/201425 minutes, 27 seconds
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Smart Home Show : Talking Smart Home With Underwriter's Laboratories' Tom Blewitt

This week Mike talks with that company that puts a UL on all those devices in your home, Underwriter's Laboratories. He talks to Tom Blewitt, who has been at UL for almost 40 years and has watched as devices went from dumb things stuck on formica countertops to smart devices that can anticipate and communicate. How does a company like UL adjust? Listen to the podcast and find out! You can find out more about UL and www.UL.com You can subscribe to the Smart Home Show at www.thesmarthomeshow.com Check out our weekly smart home newsletter at www.smarthomeweekly.net via Knit
11/20/201427 minutes, 15 seconds
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Smart Home Weekly: Amazon Echo, iDevices $10 Mil, Target Smart Home, Quirky Goes Nuts

This is the Smart Home Weekly news wrap up for the week ending November 15, 2014. In this episode, I talk about: -Amazon's Echo (and whether its a smart home controller) -iDevices, $10 Million HomeKit bet -Target's entry into smart home -The Scout home security appliance has started shipping -Quirky's huge smart home announcement this week If you want to see my written analysis of all this news, go to www.smarthomeweekly.net I also announce the winner of the August smart lock giveaway in this episode. If you want to enter for future giveaways, just give a review of the Smart Home Show in iTunes, Stitcher or other podcast app and email it to [email protected] Subscribe to the Smart Home Show at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ You can see the full write up (more than just show notes, folks) for this and Smart Home Weekly podcasts at: www.smarthomeweekly.net Remember to register for our live smart home 2015 outlook webinar on Dec 4th: http://nextmarket.enterthemeeting.com/m/CRW27AUC And as always, you can get the podcast at Technology.FM: www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
11/15/201426 minutes, 16 seconds
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Smart Home Show: iDevices $10 Million HomeKit Bet With Chris Allen

This week, iDevices surprised most everyone when they announced they'd invested $10 million in HomeKit-centric smart home development. This involved not only their own product - which they will unveil at CES 2015 - but a platform which others can use to build HomeKit centric smart home devices. This conversation is the first podcast interview with Chris Allen since the unveiling of their new HomeKit platform. You can find out more about iDevices at http://idevicesinc.com/ You can listen to more Smart Home Show podcasts at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
11/8/201416 minutes, 55 seconds
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Smart Home Show: Talking Retrofit Smart Home With Roost's Roel Peeters

A podcast 2-fer: A weekly update and an interview with Roost's Roel Peeters. We combined the smart home weekly update this week with an interview with the CEO of smart battery company Roost. Today's topics include: -Verizon's new router with Z-Wave -Goji smart lock delays -Walmart enters the smart home -The retrofit smart home opportunity -Keen smart vents -SmartThings gets a Windows app In the second half of the show, we talk to Roel Peeters, the CEO of smart battery company Roost. You can find out more about Roost at http://smartroost.net/ You can find the smart home show at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ You can read the smart home weekly update at www.smarthomeweekly.net If you want to try and win an August smartlock, just review the Smart Home show in iTunes, Stitcher or another podcast service and send a screenshot to [email protected] via Knit
11/5/201426 minutes, 55 seconds
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Smart Home Weekly: The (Nearly) All Revolv/Nest Acquisition Edition

This is the Smart Home Weekly news wrap up for the week ending October 26, 2014. This episode is almost entirely about the Revolv acquisition by Nest. Joining Mike is Richard Gunther, smart home podcaster from the Home:On podcast. We also announce the winner of the Oort smart home system and give all the details about our next smart home gear giveaway, so you'll definitely want to listen! Remember, if you've entered the last giveaway, you are entered for future giveaways. You can see the full write up (more than just show notes, folks) for this and Smart Home Weekly podcasts at: www.smarthomeweekly.net Remember to register for our live smart home/IoT roundtable with the GM of Lowe's smart home and CEO of Zonoff on October 30th: nextmarket.enterthemeeting.com/m/RPPNJ4UB And as always, you can get the podcast at Technology.FM: www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
10/29/201438 minutes
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Smart Home Show Weekly for 10/18/14: Bluetooth Smart Home, August/Danalock, Oort, CSR

The Smart Home Weekly news wrap up for the week ending October 18, 2014. All the big stories for the smart home discussed in one podcast. Also, we're giving away an Oort Bluetooth smart home system. For details, go to www.smarthomeweekly.net and see the latest Smart Home Weekly for October 18th or listen to the podcast. Stories this week: -Apple doesn't make news (meaning no new Apple TV) -August ships, Danalock on deck -Oort starts to ship -Qualcomm buys CSR -Bemo launches Kickstarter for smartphone-based smart thermostat -Ubi, the standalone voice control computer for the home, is available You can see the full write up (more than just show notes, folks) for this and Smart Home Weekly podcasts at: www.smarthomeweekly.net Remember to register for our live smart home/IoT roundtable with the GM of Lowe's smart home and CEO of Zonoff on October 30th: nextmarket.enterthemeeting.com/m/RPPNJ4UB And as always, you can get the podcast at Technology.FM: www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
10/18/201416 minutes, 55 seconds
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Smart Home Show: The Evolution of WeMo With Ohad Zeira

Guest: WeMo's Ohad Zeira Belkin's WeMo has been one of the most popular DIY smart home line of products around. Mike catches up with Ohad Zeira, the head of WeMo, to hear about where WeMo's been and where it's going. You can find out more about WeMo at: http://www.belkin.com/us/Products/home-automation/c/wemo-home-automation/ You can subscribe to the Smart Home Show at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
10/17/201437 minutes, 12 seconds
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Smart Home Weekly for 10/11/14: Apple TV/HomeKit, WeMo CoffeePot, Best Buy

The Smart Home Weekly news wrap up for the week ending October 11, 2014. All the big stories for the smart home discussed in one podcast. Stories this week: -Apple TV gets HomeKit -Best Buy expands smart home section -Mr. Coffee brews some WeMo -Echostar becomes smart home Sage -Allseen launches smart lighting group -Broadcom leaves OIC -Revolv connects to Danalock -PeQ revs software -MaxMyTV off to slow start -Coinguard ultra low cost IoT security You can see the full write up at the new home for the Smart Home Weekly newsletter at: nextmarket.co/blogs/smarthomeweekly Remember to register for our live smart home/IoT roundtable with the GM of Lowe's smart home and CEO of Zonoff on October 30th: http://nextmarket.enterthemeeting.com/m/RPPNJ4UB And as always, you can get the podcast at Technology.FM: www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
10/12/201420 minutes, 28 seconds
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Smart Home Show: The Bluetooth Smart Home With Oort's Radek Tadajewski

Guest: Radek Tadajewski of Oort. Mike goes deep on the Bluetooth centric smart home with Oort's Radek Tadajewski, which is launching their Bluetooth smart home system on October 15th in New York. If you want to know more about how Bluetooth will fit into the smart home in the future, this is a must listen! You can find out more about Oort at www.oort.in You can find more Smart Home Shows at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ Also, join Mike on October 30th when he has a live conversation with the GM of Lowe's Smart Home and the CEO of Zonoff: http://nextmarket.co/pages/webinars via Knit
10/10/201429 minutes, 28 seconds
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Smart Home Show: Wally Home's Jeremy Jaech

Guest: Jeremy Jaech, CEO of SNUPI, creator or Wally Home. In this episode, Mike catches up with Jeremy Jaech, longtime Seattle entrepreneur and the CEO of SNUPI. SNUPI has a product called Wally Home, an in home moisture sensor which uses a patented technology that allows ultra low cost communication using in home powerline and enables a battery to last up to 10 years. You can find out more about Wally Home at: http://www.wallyhome.com/ Please subscribe to the Smart Home Show at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
10/3/201424 minutes, 9 seconds
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Smart Home Week in Review: Amazon's smart home, Wink Relay, Goji Goes Dark

This Week in Smart Home, Smart Home Week in Review (or whatever!) for week ending September 26 (plus a few bonus days). Mike talks about his thoughts on: -Amazon's smart home ambitions -The Wink Relay device -AlertMe's new platform -INSTEON's Cortana integration -Goji going dark -Haven doorjamb-ish smartlock -Doorbot changes name and focus If you want to read about all this - and Mike is probably a better writer than a talker, after all - go to http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/shreview6 via Knit
9/30/201415 minutes, 5 seconds
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Smart Home Shark Tank (Aka Convince the Analyst) #1: Mason Lawlor & SmartKit

It's the first (of maybe more) Smart Home Shark Tank segments in which Mike takes a pitch, gives feedback and maybe even convinces someone to make changes. This episode basically happened because I got an email one day from a prospective smart home entrepreneur pitching his idea for a new smart home security system. I told him he needed to make some changes, it became a respectful email back and forth, and I invited Mason Lawlor on the show to talk it through and see if he could "convince the analyst." It was fun and I might do more. If you have a startup idea or an idea for a smart home product you want feedback on, email me at [email protected] and let me know. Pay it forward with an iTunes review of the Smart Home Show, and subscribe if you haven't already: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-home-show/id689329574?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 via Knit
9/20/201444 minutes, 5 seconds
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Smart Home Week in Review: The CEDIA Downstroke, IControl Lawyer's Up, Logitech Gets Smart

It's This Week in Smart Home (TWISH) or Smart Home Week in Review (SHWIR), or whatever you want to call it. It's essentially the audio version of Mike's written recap of the important smart home news for the week ending September 20, 2014. I talk about: -The big trend at CEDIA of high-end home automation players going downmarket -IControl's legal action against Zonoff and SecureNet and the potentially far reaching implications for the managed smart home services market -Logitech's entry into the smart home with its smart home hub and universal remotes. You can get much more detailed written analysis that corresponds with this podcast episode at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/shreview5 Thanks for listening! via Knit
9/20/201415 minutes, 37 seconds
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Smart Home Week in Review For 9/12/14: Apple Watch Breakdown & Let's Meet a Listener

It's an abbreviated smart home week in review for September 12, 2014 as Mike prepares to leave for CEDIA. The week was all about Apple, and given that Mike's been waiting and writing about Apple's entree into the smartwatch space for well over a year, he gives his first take on Apple's first wearable. He also welcomes a listener to the show in the first in a periodic segment called Let's Meet a Listener. Sean Cotton is from the Atlanta area and has been dabbling in smart home for a while. We hear about his current set up and what's next on his shopping list, his biggest issues with smart home and more. You can find Sean on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Cottonsean You can listen to and subscribe to more Smart Home Shows at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
9/12/201427 minutes, 3 seconds
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Smart Home Week In Review For Week Ending Sep 6, 2014

This is the smart home week in review for the week ending September 6, 2014! The week started slow as folks recovered from Labor day weekend and shuttled kids back to school, but it finished strong. You can listen to the podcast where we discuss the week that was in smart home, or if you're the TLDL (Too Long, Didn't Listen) type, just read the wrap up below. I am going to try and do a written flash-analysis of the news every week, so if you want to get notified, subscribe to the NextMarket newsletter and you'll get an email each time we publish a wrapup. This week's guest on the podcast is Aaron Cohen, long-time serial entrepreneur, smart home enthusiast and all around smart guy. We get deep on some of market dynamics and business models, so if that's your thing, enjoy this episode! Topics discussed (see full show notes at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/) -Savant gets some $ (2-3 x revenues, same company that invested in Sonos) -Icontrol partners with Indiegogo to try and get in on some startup goodness -Amazon’s top 5 “home automation” best sellers - is Sonos and Dropcam home automation? -Speaking of Sonos - they ditch the bridge. You can connect directly to Wi-Fi. -Nest releases Nest 2.0 for Nest Protect (uses built in humidity sensor - tells difference between steam and smoke) This and some bonus stories at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
9/5/201435 minutes, 47 seconds
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Smart Home Show #31: Arrayent's Shane Dyer

Guest: Arrayent CEO Shane Dyer While most people in the smart home space are familiar with the consumer-facing platforms, often times there is a company behind the company helping to power the smart home technology. Arrayent is one of those companies, helping companies like Maytag create smart home enabled products. Mike visits with Arrayent CEO Shane Dyer, who helped found the company in 2005. We talk about Arrayent's technology, how to build scalable smart home services and what Shane sees for the future of the smart home business. You can learn more about Arrayent at www.arrayent.com Listen to and subscribe to more Smart Home Shows at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
9/3/201421 minutes, 4 seconds
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Smart Home Week in Review #2 (Aug 30, 2014)with Richard Gunther

We've got all your smart home news covered for the week ending August 30th, 2014! Mike's guest is Richard Gunther, host of the Home: On podcast from the Digital Media Zone. Visit http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ for full show notes with links. The topics we discuss on today's show are: - August finally ships it's Wi-Fi smart lock -Simplicam takes on Dropcam - what features really matter with a netcam? -Zuli gets funding for smart plugs - Bluetooth mesh and beacon enabled smart plugs -IFTTT gets a boatload of money too - are they the middleware for IoT? -Apple iWatch with HomeKit & Healthkit - what to expect -GE Link Bulb - on sales at Home Depot You can listen to Richard's show at http://www.thedigitalmediazone.com/podcasts/home-on/ You can subscribe to the Smart Home Show at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
8/30/201432 minutes, 45 seconds
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SHS #30 - The Pēq Smart Home Hub

Last week, Smart Home Ventures debuted a new smart home hub called Pēq, which will be available through Best Buy on August 31st. I caught up with Ted Schremp, the CEO of Smart Home Ventures, to hear about the new platform. You can learn more about Pēq at https://www.mypeq.com/ You can subscribe to more Smart Home Shows at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow via Knit
8/29/201419 minutes, 27 seconds
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Smart Home Week In Review #1: pēq, Wink, Thread, Savant, Apple TV

The first Smart Home Week in Review edition of the Smart Home Show for the week ending August 24th, 2014! Mike breaks it down with his all-time favorite home automation journalist Julie Jacobson of CEPro.com, and Electronic House technology editor Grant Clauser! Go to http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ for full show notes with links to stories as well as subscribe options. Check out www.cepro.com and www.electronichouse.com as well! Topics: -The new pēq smart home hub, how it compares, what Best Buy will do with it -Wink got put on probation by Amazon - big deal or not? -What's the word on the street around Thread? -Let's speculate about Apple TV becoming a smart home hub, shall we? -Is Savant going to IPO? Lots of other great stuff. Listen! Email us at [email protected] if you like this new weekly catch up on all things smart home. via Knit
8/23/201444 minutes, 27 seconds
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SHS #28 - Talking smart lighting with Emberlight's Atif Noori

Guest: Atif Noori of Emberlight Emberlight created a smart lighting adapter that turns any light socket into a smart light socket. I thought the use of an adapter was a smart idea, so I thought I'd catch up with Atif to to get the story behind Emberlight. You can find out more about Emberlight at www.emberlight.co You can listen to and subscribe to more Smart Home Shows at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
8/21/201415 minutes, 51 seconds
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SHS #27: A conversation with Wink's Chaz Flexman

Guest: Chaz Flexman, GM of Wink Wink came out nowhere this summer, and surprised a lot of people as the new spinout from Quirky announced its new hub and nationwide distribution partnership with Home Depot. I caught up with Chaz Flexman, the guy running the show over at Wink, to hear how the rollout is going, what the company's thinking was behind creating a dedicated smart home company and where he sees things going. You can find out more about Wink at http://www.winkapp.com/ You can listen to and subscribe to the Smart Home Show at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
8/21/201427 minutes, 9 seconds
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SHS#26: A Talk With Lowe's Smart Home GM Kevin Meagher

Guest: Kevin Meagher, GM and VP of Smart Home at Lowe's This week I caught up with Kevin Meagher, who heads up the smart home effort at Lowe's. Lowe's was the first national home improvement retailer to make a big move into the smart home and consumer IoT, and so I wanted to hear what Meagher and the Lowe's team had learned over the past few years. We talk about how to sell smart home at retail, the overall market and the Lowe's looks to make the confusing mess of standards around the smart home make sense for the consumer. You can find out more about Lowe's Iris at: http://www.lowes.com/cd_Iris_239939199_ You can listen to the Smart Home Show and subscribe at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
8/8/201431 minutes, 12 seconds
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SHS #25: No more dumb sprinklers! Talking smart irrigation with Rachio's Chris Klein

Guest: Rach.io's Chris Klein Is your sprinkler system dumb? Maybe it's time to make it smart. Rachio builds a Wi-Fi connected sprinkler/irrigation controller and we talk to Chris Klein about the product, what this means and get a little of the story behind this Colorado based startup. You can find out more about Rachio at www.rach.io Subscribe to more Smart Home Show at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
8/1/201419 minutes, 29 seconds
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SHS #24: Talking Z-Wave and Smart Home with Mark Walters

Guest: Mark Walters, Chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance A whole lots been going on in the smart home world lately, including a whole bunch of new tech standards and protocols. One that's been around for a while, Z-Wave, is in millions of homes today and is the key networking tech for many smart home systems. We catch up with Mark to talk about the state of Z-Wave, talk about some of the new standards and where he sees Z-Wave going in the future. You can find out more about Z-Wave at http://www.z-wavealliance.org/ You can subscribe to more Smart Home Shows at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
7/31/201441 minutes, 3 seconds
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SHS #23: Talking About Thread With Chris Boross

Guest: Chris Boross, President of the Thread Group Last week, Nest, Samsung and five other companies announced Thread, a new wireless networking protocol aimed at the Internet of Things and the smart home. I talked to Chris about how Thread differs from what is out there, some of the technology decisions they made and what we can expect over the next 12 months with Thread. You can find out more about Thread at http://threadgroup.org/Home.aspx You can find more Smart Home Show episodes and where to subscribe in iTunes and Stitcher at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
7/24/201422 minutes, 23 seconds
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SHS#22 - Zach Supalla Of Spark.io

Guest: Zach Supalla of Spark.io This week Spark.io had a few pieces of big news. First they announced a new $4.9 million funding round, and at the same time they announced the new Spark OS, their attempt to create an open source operating system for the Internet of Things. Mike catches up with Zach to talk about Spark.io, what exactly Spark OS is and how it differs from what is out there and more. You can find out about Spark.io at www.spark.io You can listen to and subscribe to more Smart Home Show athttp://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
7/10/201424 minutes, 12 seconds
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SHS #20: Talking Google, Quirky, HomeKit and (of course) Greenwave with Nate Williams

Guest: Greenwave Systems Nate Williams. I was going to talk to Nate about Greenwave today, but given the huge amount of news the last few days (Google buying Dropcam, Quirky's Wink spinout), I also figured I'd tap into Nate's smart home brain to talk shop. We talk about Nate's background in connected home, what exactly Greenwave does, and then we dive into the news of Google's acquisition of Dropcam, Quirky's Wink launch and their partnership with Home Depot, and we also talk about what Nate thinks of HomeKit. You can find out more about Greenwave at www.greenwavesystems.com You can listen to and subscribe to the Smart Home Show at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
6/24/201439 minutes, 14 seconds
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SHS #19: Lew Brown of Vera/MiOS

Guest: Lew Brown, President of Vera/MiOS. Lew's been in the smart home space for a long time, and his most recent venture is as President of Vera/MiOS. We talk about the company, the two sides to the business - the consumer brand Vera (formerly Mi Casa Verde) and MiOS, the software platform - as well as the broader smart home market. If you want to know more about Lew and Vera, check out www.getvera.com For more Smart Home Shows, go to http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ You can email Mike with questions, sponsorship requests and pitches at [email protected] via Knit
6/20/201430 minutes, 50 seconds
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#18: Talking to Autonomic's Michael de Nigris

Guest: Michael de Nigris, CEO of Autonomic Controls. Autonomic makes media servers and connected music systems for the custom installer channel. We talk to Michael about the space, the evolution of Autonomic from a company that developed Windows Media Center software to a full-fledged media server and connected hardware company. You can find out about Autonomic at: http://www.autonomic-controls.com/ You can listen to and subscribe to more Smart Home Show goodness at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
6/6/201428 minutes, 6 seconds
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Smart Home Show Special: First Thoughts on Apple HomeKit

Mike has some initial thoughts on what Apple's HomeKit means for the smart home world. For more episodes of the Smart Home Show, go to: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
6/3/20148 minutes, 47 seconds
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Smart Home Show #17: Control4's Paul Williams

Guest: Paul Williams, VP of Security & Communications Products, Control4 Control4 helped change the face of home automation over the past decade, helping to bring a modern software-centric approach to the custom installer channel. Mike catches up with Paul to talk about Control4's business, how it's evolved, and where it's going. You can find out more about Control4 at www.control4.com You can listen to all the Smart Home Show episodes at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
5/31/201430 minutes, 46 seconds
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SHS#16: Zonoff's Mike Harris

Guest: Zonoff CEO Mike Harris. Mike Harris has been around the the connected home since the 90s, from his time at Ravisent, to Digital 5 to DiVX to his newest company Zonoff, which has built a smart home platform that powers other products like the Staples Connect. You can find out more about Mike and Zonoff at www.zonoff.com Subscribe to the Smart Home Show at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
5/23/201436 minutes, 25 seconds
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SHS #15: INSTEON talks about Microsoft deal

Today INSTEON and Microsoft announced a strategic relationship where Microsoft will carry INSTEON products in the Microsoft stores and online and have co-developed a Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 app for INSTEON smart home systems.. I caught up with Isaac Sanz and Carlos Anchia from INSTEON, who pre-briefed me about the news. Here is that conversation. You can find out more here: http://www.insteon.com/ You can find more Smart Home Shows at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
5/16/201410 minutes, 16 seconds
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SHS #14: Smart Home Therapy Session #2

This is the second session of Smart Home Show's smart home therapy. Back on the couch is Aaron Cohen, and this time Mike has brought reinforcements in the person of Seth Johnson, who in addition to being a really nice guy, hosts his own podcast at www.hometech.fm Seth and Mike listen to Aaron and try to solve his smart home issues, this time focusing specifically on audio and video. We talk Sonos, Control4, the home system integrator process, multiple screens/multi-room TV, etc etc. It's a great show, so take a listen! Subscribe in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/smartwatchfm/id689329574 Subscribe using RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/soundcloud/scvz Subscribe in Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/nextmarket/the-smart-home-show?refid=stpr Thanks for listening! Email comments and questions to [email protected] via Knit
5/14/20141 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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SHS #12: Ayla Networks CEO Dave Friedman

Guest: Dave Friedman, CEO of Ayla Networks Ayla Networks is a company that helps companies and service providers build large Internet of Things products with its IoT cloud platform. The company recently raised $14.5 million, so Dave and I talk about what they plan to do with that money, where they fit in the smart home and IoT space, and much more. You can find out more about Ayla at: http://www.aylanetworks.com/ Subscribe to the Smart Home Show at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
5/10/201419 minutes, 48 seconds
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SHS #11: Smart Home Therapy Session #1

This is the first installment in a semi-regular series called Smart Home Therapy. In smart home therapy, Mike talks to a guest about his smart home needs, what he wants to achieve, and hopefully over time figure out some solutions. The first patient is Aaron Cohen. Aaron gets credit for the idea for the show, as he wanted to talk about what he should do to get his home "smart" when he moves into it in the coming months. We'll have another episode (any maybe even more than one) with Aaron, but in this episode we talk about what he wants and decide on at least one vendor. For more Smart Home Show episodes, go to http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
5/7/20141 hour, 15 minutes, 21 seconds
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SHS #10: Liat Ben-Zur of the AllSeen Alliance

Guest: Liat Ben-Zur Liat Ben-Zur is the Chairman, Board of Directors, for the AllSeen Alliance. The AllSeen Alliance is a consortium that is developing an open source software framework for the Internet of Things. We talk to Liat about how AllSeen differs from other organizations building standards and specifications, what it means for a device which utilizes the AllSeen framework, how far along the consortium and its members are in getting its work into the market and much more. You can find out more about Liat and The AllSeen Alliance at: https://allseenalliance.org/ You can listen to and subscribe to the Smart Home Show at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
4/30/201424 minutes, 26 seconds
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Smart Home Show #6: INSTEON's Joe Dada

Guest: INSTEON founder Joe Dada In this episode, Mike talks to INSTEON founder and CEO Joe Dada about the story behind the SmartLabs, SmartHome.com and INSTEON. Dada discusses the transition from selling X10 in the 90s to creating their own technology, the evolution of the company, INSTEON's place in the broader home automation space and how he sees the market evolving in coming years. You can find out more about INSTEON, SmartHome.com and SmartLabs at http://www.smartlabsinc.com/ Find a transcription of this episode and more The Smart Home Show episodes at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ via Knit
4/11/201431 minutes, 1 second
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Smart Home Show #5: Andrew Brooks of SmartThings

Guest: Andrew Brooks of SmartThings In this episode, Mike talks to Andrew Brooks of SmartThings. We talk about the SmartThings smart home platform, the developer community for SmartThings, what's new with SmartThings, how the smart home landscape is changing and more. You can find SmartThings at www.smartthings.com Subscribe to The Smart Home Show at http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ Send questions or comments to [email protected] Or just send them to Mike on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelwolf via Knit
4/9/201429 minutes, 8 seconds
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Smart Home Show #1: Unikey's Phil Dumas

The first episode of The Smart Home Show! Our guest is Phil Dumas. We talk a little about the show, what to expect and then we talk smart locks with Unikey's Phil Dumas. You can find out more about Unikey at: http://www.unikey.com/ Find The Smart Home Show at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ Questions/comments/guest suggestions? Email at [email protected] or leave voicemail at (515) 758-5566 via Knit
3/18/201425 minutes, 33 seconds
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Announcing The Smart Home Show With Michael Wolf

An announcement! If you're interested in smart home, you're going to love this show. This is just Mike talking a little about what's to come (and what happened to Smartwatch.FM). Check out The Smart Home Show at: http://www.technology.fm/thesmarthomeshow/ And here's the first episode: https://soundcloud.com/smarthomeshow/smart-home-show-1-phil-dumas via Knit
3/17/20144 minutes, 18 seconds