On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Gavin Campbell, a member of the HomeTech community and DIY smart home enthusiast, for another installment of the Projects Project. Gavin shares many of the tips and tricks he has used to super charge his SmartThings-based home. Tune in to learn how Gavin has created a highly-sophisticated smart home using inexpensive, DIY products (and a whole lot of elbow grease).
That plus... Google Assistant "Routines" will be available this spring. Can Xiaomi get Microsoft's smart speaker efforts on track? Samsung's long-awaited Bixby may finally arrive later this year. Rumors (emphasis on "rumors") emerge about smart speakers from Facebook. RIP Staples Connect. And Ring hits a massive pay day with its acquisition by Amazon.
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- The Google Assistant is going global
- Microsoft and Xiaomi are partnering to make AI-powered speakers, smartphones, and more
- Samsung’s Bixby smart speaker is coming in the second half of 2018
- Facebook smart speakers Aloha and Fiona to launch by July, report says
- Staples Connect Is Dead
- Amazon to acquire Ring video doorbell maker, cracking open the door in home security market
- What Amazon's acquisition of Ring means for the smart home market
- Ring: "HomeKit is definitely still in the works."
- Pic of the Week
- Interview Topics
- ecobee Thermostats
- Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer
- Xiaomi Sensors
- Ring Floodlight Cam
- MyQ Garage Door Controller
- TuneRelay | AirPlay Audio Relay System
- Logitech Harmony Hub
- Webcore for SmartThings
- Kijiji - Buy, Sell & Save with Canada's #1 Local Classifieds
- Rachio Irrigation Controllers
- Home Assistant