Smart Home Week In Review for August 23rd: pēq, Wink, Thread, Savant, Apple TV

The first Smart Home Week in Review edition of the Smart Home Show!

Mike breaks it down with his all-time favorite home automation journalist Julie Jacobson of, and Electronic House technology editor Grant Clauser!

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Topics/Show Notes:

-The new pēq smart home hub, how it compares, what Best Buy will do with it (link)  
-Wink got put under review by Amazon (but later taken off review) (link
-What’s the word on the street around Thread? (link)
-Let’s speculate about Apple TV becoming a smart home hub, shall we? (link)
-Is Savant going to IPO? (link)

Lots of other great stuff. Listen!

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Cepro Site Celebration Oct. 6

Wondering what the construction work this summer has been all about on the CEPRO entryway into the Midtown Greenway at E. 29 St. and 11th Ave. S?
The collaborative of government agencies, Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association and the Midtown Greenway Coalition invite you to an OPEN HOUSE on the site Thursday evening, Oct. 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. In case of rain we will move into the Midtown Greenway Coalition offices.
- Celebrate our recent improvements on the east side of the site
- Look forward to the fund-raising campaign to do the west side of the site.
Community ribbon cutting - new wheelchair accessible trails, picnic tables, 2 gliding benches, 2 swinging benches. Five new trees, grass.
Everyone welcome - contractors, politicians, bicyclists, community residents, hospital patients and friends, Wells-Fargo and other area businesses/staff, and Midtown Global Market merchants and customers.
All ages!
Free refreshments.
Fun and music.


Stop in for five minutes, 10 minutes or the entire hour and a half!

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Penthouse Has Miami “Heat” with 75-Inch Flatscreen TV - Arlen Schweiger, CE Pro

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Hollywood, Fla.-based Geeks of Technology outfitted this four-story penthouse with traditional and RGB LED lighting controls, and a 16x16 DigitalMedia switcher that sends myriad A/V sources to 12 displays and a host of in-ceiling speakers.

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Us too. : ) RT @Joe_Tech_Guru: @CEDIA its almost that time of year again! Excitement is building and I'm gonna burst! #cepro #happy

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