Episode 267 - Can We Stop Talking About Prime Day Now?

On this episode of HomeTech: SnapAV continues to gobble up distributors, acquiring north west-based Custom Plus. Are rumors of HAI’s demise greatly exaggerated? Prime Day topples records. Amazon Music Unlimited growth rate is outpacing its competitors. Hulu quietly brings back 4k. CEDIA names Mitch Klein its Lifetime Award Winner. Five key questions about the forthcoming HBO Max streaming service. And much more…

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Episode 266 - Newman!

On this episode of HomeTech: IKEA saves American podcasters from the embarrassment of trying to pronounce Trádfri by rebranding the line to “Home Smart”. Prime Video finally works on Chromecast and Android TV. Wyze adds AI-powered people detection to their cameras. Arlo cameras go on fire-sale pricing. Hulu adds a new “yada yada yada” shuffle button for Seinfeld episodes. Details on AT&T’s forthcoming streaming service, HBO Max. Will Apple’s culture help or hurt their TV+ efforts? And more…

Episode 265 - Dumpster Fire Sausage

On this episode of HomeTech: Massive hacks and data breaches expose 2 billion home automation records, Alexa will never delete those secrets you told her, Bixby really wants to be a thing, Roku dominates and Netflix starts to pinch pennies in anticipation of more competition. We have a big discussion on how voice isn’t the next big platform we all anticipated it to be and Seth tells everyone how he really feels about his Echo. Spoiler alert: The Echo is out.

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Episode 264 - Throwbacks and Throw Rugs

On this episode of HomeTech: FCC filings reveal a new TiVo Edge DVR. Dish unveils a new internet and live-streaming bundle aimed at apartment dwellers. Screamin’ display deals unveiled ahead of Prime Day. A new deal brings Amazon Music to Comcast subscribers. SnapAV unveils new Araknis WAPs. A new entrant to Li-Fi category, but will this technology ever take off? The most tedious factory-reset sequence of all time. And much more…

Episode 263 - Projects Project with Matthew G aka VMU_kiss

On this episode of HomeTech: Join us for a very special installment of the “Projects Project”! We are pleased to welcome Matthew G, who Reddit users might better recognize as VMU_kiss. Matthew, who is a moderator on the popular r/homeautomation subreddit, shares his creative process for coming up with some of the most unique DIY smart home hacks we’ve ever seen! From an umbrella holder that lights up when it’s going to rain, to a toothbrush holder that automatically triggers a timer, and much, much more, Matthew’s ideas are sure to inspire you to inject a little more creativity into your next DIY project. And the coolest part? Matthew has done it all using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts (combined with a little elbow grease and a whole lot of ingenuity). Don’t miss this one!

Plus, the latest home tech headlines including: Dish prepares to bring its new smart home service, OnTech Smart Services, to market. Comcast unveils X1 eye control, designed to assist users with disabilities such as ALS. YouTube TV surprises users with free access to Showtime. Apple TV Now Supports AirPlay With Bluetooth. Ikea's delayed Fyrtur smart blinds will now go on sale this October. The Real(ly dramatized) story behind SnapAV’s acquisition of Control4. And more…

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