Episode 221 - Meet Flo with Gabriel Halimi

On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Gabe Halimi, CEO and co-founder of Flo. An intelligent leak detection and water shutoff system, Flo takes water-damage protection to the next level. Tune in to hear how Flo's proactive approach to water monitoring can increase your water-use efficiency and protect your home from one of the most common causes of catastrophic damage. 

That, plus the latest home tech headlines including: 

  • Apple gets into the Thread Group
  • Sonos offers Seth an (unsatisfactory) explanation of their AirPlay 2 stance
  • Sci-Fi fans can now get their own voice-enabled HAL-9000 replica
  • Who killed the cable bundle?
  • And more...

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Episode 220 - Moist-P Technology

On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Joel Sellinger, co-founder of LifeDoor, for an installment of our Startup Showcase series. LifeDoor is compact device that automatically closes interior doors in your home in the event of a fire — a measure that could mean the difference between life and death. 

That, plus the latest home tech headlines including:

  • Best Buy pulls the plug on Vivint
  • Marwan Fawaz is out as CEO at Nest
  • Another healthy earnings report from Control4
  • Control4's releases their new "Intercom Anywhere" app
  • Apple removes smart doorbells category from their roster of HomeKit devices
  • Sony releases a new flagship LED and OLED
  • Dolby Atmos comes to Apple TV (sort of)
  • SnapAV releases their new Moist...errr MoIP video distribution system
  • Fibraro gets acquired by Nice Group
  • And more...

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Episode 219 - "Smart Home is a Tough Space"

On this week's episode of HomeTech: We share our thoughts on the recently announced Sonos IPO, highlighting both the challenges and opportunities ahead for the one-time undisputed king of streaming audio in the home. That, plus the latest home tech headlines, including...

  • BeON Home closes its doors
  • Netflix kills user reviews, begins testing a higher-priced "Ultra" tier, and prepares to spend a whopping $13 billion on original content
  • Samsung announces a new range of 8K TVs (no, that's not a typo)
  • AirPlay2 is now available on Sonos
  • And more...

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Episode 218 - Fireworks, Football, and Streaming Price Hikes

On this week's episode of HomeTech: We get together on the holiday week to catch up the latest. Jason has been shamed out of inaction on his slow quest to cut the cord. Seth has a bone to pick with the state of streaming media. A nod to the UK-based football (errr... soccer) fans in the audience. 4th of July festivities. And, oh yeah, what little news we could pull from the summer doldrums...

  • A close look at Honeywell's new Smart Home security system
  • AT&T's WatchTV is a new ultra-low priced streaming service
  • SimpliSafe sells a majority stake to SnapAV's parent company, Hellman & Friedman LLC
  • Apple mulling an all-in-one media subscription plan
  • Price hikes for DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue and SlingTV
  • Netflix now the No.1 choice for TV viewing
  • And a look at Samsung's next-gen frame TV's

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Episode 217 - Projects Project with Joe Albian

On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Joe Albian, a supporter of the show who shares his handy work on the latest installment of the "Projects Project". Joe hired professional help for portions of the home including wiring and landscape audio but has also done a great deal of professional-caliber work on his own. The results are a clean and robust installation with a few custom touches you won't want to miss (including one of the nicest AV head ends we've seen on the show)! 

That plus...

  • WiFi's tougher WPA3 encryption is now available
  • HDR10+ could provide stiff competition for Dolby Vision
  • Strong evidence of a pending Sonos-HomeKit partnership... a HomeTech exclusive :) 
  • and more...

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