Fighting Off The IoT Zombie Hoard With Jim Hunter

Last week's botnet attack was akin to a massive technology-driven zombie attack, as hundreds of thousands of IoT and smart home devices were taken over by a malicious strain of malware called Mirai. The result was a massive DDOS attack on popular consumer websites such as Soundcloud and Twitter. To discuss the implications of Mirai on the IoT and smart home industry, Mike is joined by the Internet of Things Consortium's Jim Hunter. You can find out more about Jim at www.greenwavesystems.com. You can learn more about the IoT Consortium at http://iofthings.org/ Make sure to check out Mike's new site about the future of the connected kitchen at www.thespoon.tech

Talking Alexa, Smart Kitchen & The Cure for 'Meat Hands' With Stacey Higginbotham

Mike visits with his long-time friend and IoT guru Stacey Higginbotham. They talk about Stacey's visit to Seattle and the Smart Kitchen Summit, Alexa, what she is excited about with smart home and her new podcast. You can find Stacey online at www.staceyhigginbotham.com Also, check out our new site focused on the connected kitchen and future of cooking at http://thespoon.tech/

Reinventing the Home Intercom System With Jonathan Frankel of Nucleus

Lots of homes have intercom systems. Most of them suck and are antiquated. And pretty much no one has video intercom systems, at least ones that use Wi-Fi and are developed for consumers. Enter Jonathan Frankel and Nucleus. Jonathan went to CES 2014 and toured the floor looking to see if anyone was offering a consumer Wi-Fi video intercom system for the home. No one was and Nucleus was born the next day. You can find out more about Nucleus at www.nucleuslife.com

Pop Goes The Smart Home

oday's guest is Richard Gunther of Home:On podcast. Mike and Richard catch up on the latest smart home news, including:

-The Pop button/switch from Logitech
-IFTTT's integration move for smart home
-Samsung's acquisition of DACOR
-Target's move into smart baby
-The LG smart security device may actually ship
-Echostar's abandonment of Sage

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Check out Mike's other show about the future of the kitchen at www.smartkitchensummit.com/show

Swapping Smart Home Stories With CE Pro's Julie Jacobson

Mike has known Julie since the 90's when she became a must-read for anyone following the connected home. She still is a must read, so Mike was excited to catch up with Julie about all the latest big moves in the smart home space, including:

-Alarm.com post Icontrol acquisition
-Voice control in the pro installer market
-The Sonos experience store in NYC and how Sonos is doing in the pro market
-What to expect at CEDIA in September
-Plus a walk down smart home memory lane.

Listen!

Catch Julie's stuff at www.cepro.com

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Why Wi-Fi is Interesting Again

Wi-Fi has been around for close to 20 years and the experience is still largely sub-par for many homes. We discuss why with Rob Conant of Cirrent, as well as how Rob's company is trying to make Wi-Fi on-boarding as easy as getting on the cellular network.

Find out more about Cirrent at www.cirrent.com

Listen to the Smart Kitchen Show if you haven't already! Find it at www.smartkitchensummit.com/show

Analyzing The Smart Home Landscape With Nate Williams of August

Lots going on in smart home, so we decided to catch up with one of the smartest guys in the space to talk about what exactly is going on.

We talk about:
-The iControl acquisition by Comcast and Alarm.com
-The history of the smart home platforms space
-The next wave of smart home platforms post iControl
-Marwan Fawaz and his history at ADT, Google and what to expect at Nest
-The latest from August
-What excites Nate in smart home
-Plus more!

You can find Nate on Twitter at twitter.com/naywilliams

Find Mike on Twitter at twitter.com/michaelwolf

Find more Smart Home Shows at www.thesmarthomeshow.com

The WWDC 2016 Smart Home Review

What did Apple announce at their Worldwide Developer Conference in smart home?

Listen to the podcast to find out! Specifically:

-Mike talks about the Apple Home app

-features such as scenes, geofencing, Siri access and more

-He talks about what the news from Apple means from the smart home industry

-He gives a bonus update on some fairly big news around smart home coming out of Bluetooth this week

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Tony Fadell Leaves, What's Next for Nest & An Apple Visual Interface

In this podcast Mike talks with Nick Weaver, CEO of Eero, a company that just received a $50 million funding round to invest in the development of its whole-home mesh Wi-Fi systems.

He also gives some thoughts about the departure of Tony Fadell from Nest, the new Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz and speculates about whether Apple will create a visual interface for the smart home.

You can read more about Eero at www.eero.com

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Apple Is Apparently Getting Siri-ous About Smart Home

This week rumors of an Apple answer to Echo were surfaced by The Information, plus Belkin launches smart water joint venture called Phyn, Pebble creates its own do-anything button and Eero gets a cool $50 mil for its mesh Wi-Fi system.

Our guest for this week's show is Centralite CTO John Calagaz. You can find out more about Centralite at www.centralite.com

You can find the article Mike was talking about on the show at www.smarthomeweekly.net

Amazon Wants Us To Push Their Everything Button

In this podcast, Mike and Yonomi CEO Kent Dickson talk about Amazon's do-everything button, rumors of Google's Echo competitor and what a dedicated HomeKit app in iOS 10 would mean. We also hear about what Kent and his team are building with Yonomi.

You can visit Yonomi at www.yonomi.co

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Knock Knock, Who's Killing It in Video Doorbells? Ring's Jamie Siminoff

This week we talk with Jamie Siminoff, CEO of Ring.

(Soundcloud is having issues - for right now - 5/2/2016 at 7 AM PST - this and directly at Soundcloud - www.soundcloud.com/smarthomeshow - are the only places to get the podcast)

Over two years ago, Jamie went on Shark Tank. Mark Cuban and others passed, and since they the've probably regretted it as Jamie and his team have gone on to define one of the fastest growing categories in the smart home: the video doorbell.

We talk about those early days, how VC's have largely missed on some of the fastest growing categories in smart home by looking for "platforms" and how Ring has found success by focusing on doing one thing really well.

Find out more about Ring and Jamie at www.ring.com

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Listen Up! We're Talking Sound Detection And The Smart Home

You think Alexa has the market cornered on audio detection in the smart home? Think again.

In this episode of the Smart Home Show we talk with Audio Analytic CEO Dr. Chris Mitchell about how sound detection can be used in hundreds of ways to power various smart home products and use cases. Chris talks about how the company started with an argument with his professor to a company that has captured over 3 million hours of audio to create one of the largest sound databases in the world.

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Tony Fadell And The Mess at Nest

This podcast features a conversation with Home:On's Richard Gunther at SXSW as well as an update on smart home news, including:

-the mess at Nest and Google's effort to create an Echo competitor

-Juicero comes out of stealth and debuts their $700 cold-press connected cold press juicer

-Amazon enables one button condom delivery

-Mars, the candy bar company (and dog food company) buys Whistle, the connected pet tracker

-Video doorbell mania!

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Hey Sonos, Meet Apple

In this episode, Mike talks about Sonos layoffs and how Apple should make a move, as well as gives his thoughts on the Dot and Tap.

In the second half of the show, we feature an interview from the Smart Kitchen Show where Mike talks with Mike Wallace from Perfect Company about all they saw in smart kitchen at the Housewares show.

Mike will be in Austin this week recording a podcast with Richard Gunther, so stay tuned for that!