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Our thoughts, opinions and insights on the smart home market.

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CES 2020: Smart Home Insights

2020 marked our fourth consecutive year at CES in Las Vegas. Year after year, it is still the best place to see what is new in the technology world and we found plenty of...

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Insights from the 2019 Smart Home Summit

We recently had the opportunity to attend the Smart Home Summit, an intimate gathering of smart home leaders in San Francisco. Through two days of great presentations and networking, it was hard for us...

The Empty Booth

Bringing a smart home device into your life to help you is not just a time and money investment, it’s an emotional investment. Think about the emotional attachment people feel for a car or...

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What happens when your smart home loses power?

Recently we were one of about 738,000 California households that lost power for a couple of days in Pacific Gas & Electric’s shutdown. We aren’t sure how many smart homes lost power. While we did...

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Time to shut down our Wink Hub

After more than five years, it’s finally time to shut down our Wink Hub, one of our first smart home platforms. We’ve been loyal Wink users for years and have stayed with them throughout...

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CEDIA Expo 2019 DIY Smart Home

We explore DIY Smart Home products and services at the CEDIA Expo, the premier event for home technology professionals. Throughout this story we link to our YouTube channel for videos directly from the show....

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Alexa in the House

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen so many people who used an App called FaceApp to upload their photos and see what they will look like when they are older. We saw...

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Lowe’s Iris Shuts Down

We have used the Lowe’s Iris smart home hub on and off since 2014. We share our thoughts on the end of the Iris service. Yesterday Lowe’s notified us that Iris is closing their...