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Richard Gunther
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Day: Tech guy with UX tendencies. Night: Media and home automation geek.
Day: Tech guy with UX tendencies. Night: Media and home automation geek.

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We are so excited to share this latest release of Homeboy for Insteon Hub. This release includes +Insteon thermostat support plus a handful of other improvements for iOS and Android.
Summer heat getting you down? Cool yourself with Homeboy! Now you can use Homeboy on iOS, Android, or Fire tablets to control your Insteon thermostat. http://ow.ly/LJV130kTbQI
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Over the past year, I've come to learn how poorly Amazon's Alexa app scales for managing large collections of devices. I wrote this piece to hopefully get some awareness around and momentum behind some solutions to this problem.

https://medium.com/@richardgunther/alexa-clean-up-your-smart-home-ui-b3b7c6372eb1?source=linkShare-2398e405bbde-1494086134
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Over the past year, I've come to learn how poorly Amazon's Alexa app scales for managing large collections of devices. I wrote this piece to hopefully get some awareness around and momentum behind some solutions to this problem.

https://medium.com/@richardgunther/alexa-clean-up-your-smart-home-ui-b3b7c6372eb1?source=linkShare-2398e405bbde-1494086134

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mpconverter is a new tool that can automatically convert your Windows Media Center recordings and gather metadata for use in +Kodi and +Plex, even if your shows aren't listed in popular online databases.

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Lowe's brings b8ta's disruptive retail sensibilities in house through a new partnership to sell connected home technology. It's a wonderful contrast to Lowe's typical connected home sections, which usually feature placeholder cards and plastic mockups glued to display shelves.
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+Lowe's Home Improvement brings b8ta's disruptive retail sensibilities in house through a new partnership to sell connected home technology. It's a wonderful contrast to Lowe's typical connected home sections, which usually feature placeholder cards and plastic mockups glued to display shelves.

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Here's an interesting #lighting product for people using Z-Wave at home...

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I wrote up a quick piece about this new product that caught my attention...it's a Z-Wave connected bulb.

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I lived with the original Ring Video Doorbell (review unit) for six months. I liked it so much, I ended up buying one of my own. Besides all of its convenience and security features, one of the things I like the best about it is it's designed to fit nicely with most home decors—including our more traditional door hardware.

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