Episode 222 - Swimming with iPhones

On this week's episode of HomeTech: Jason shares his (successful) covert mission to get himself a new iPhone X. Plus, the latest home tech headlines including:

  • SmartThings and Plume partner up for a new mesh WiFi/smart home solution
  • Samsung announces their new Bixby-powered Galaxy Home smart speaker
  • Fibraro launches an aggressive new North American installer training program
  • Marantz rolls out new AirPlay2 receivers
  • A new smart device to ensure you never run out of coffee
  • Crestron hacks
  • Smart home security tips
  • And much more...

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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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