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What Is the Real Value of IoT?

Technology can be used in many different ways but we continue to be responsible for how we use it. It would be a mistake to ignore how it can help us live better lives: a connected world is a better world.

360, VR Everywhere: The Virtual Buzz at IBC Starts to Look Real

All of the major studios – Fox, Turner, Disney, ILM, and others are figuring out how to tell narrative stories like Martian VR, Star Wars VR, Jungle Book VR and Jurassic World: Apatosaurus while wrapping the content in a secure envelope.

Here’s Why You’re Paying $200 to Rent a Clunky TV Set-Top Box

Todd Shields for Bloomberg:  Imagine watching TV without paying the cable company for the blinking set-top box, using a gadget of your choice that makes it easy to switch between cable channels, streaming programs and online shows. The idea, simple in concept, is pro

7 Undeniable Reasons to Start Living in an Automated Home

The Internet of Things is not merely a passing trend that will go away anytime soon. It has completely changed the course of human life in terms of convenience, security, and comfort.

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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of CEDIA 2016.

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Amazon Will Let the Mailman Unlock and Enter Your Smart Home

Mike Brown for Inverse:  Amazon is trialing a new technology that would allow delivery personnel to enter your smart home unaided, dropping off packages and hopefully not eating any grapes on the way out. It’s all thanks to two startups Amazon is reportedly partnering with two startups: Garageio, which makes smart garage doors, and August Home, which makes smart locks. The companies are working with the retail giant to give consumers the option at the checkout of granting one-time access to the delivery address.

A report from The Information, which revealed the initiative, explained that the feature could be useful for people concerned with leaving valuable packages on doorsteps. The service could also cut down on waste packaging, as Amazon could cut down on protection necessary for leaving parcels exposed to the elements. Although it’s not clear at this stage when the service will become widely available, Amazon has conducted a small series of tests in the Seattle area.  Cont'd...

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Introducing RATtrap, the world's first subscription free smart firewall for home users

IoT Defense launches RATtrap to protect the consumer Internet of Things (IoT)

Monitronics Begins New Era Of Smart Home Security; Rebrands As "MONI"

New Name Reflects the Company's Evolution as a Smart Home Security Solutions Organization with Faster, More Personalized Offerings

Square Box Systems at Broadcast India Show 2016

Square Box Systems will showcase next-generation products that demonstrate why the company has become the industry's leading developer of digital asset management and media asset management (MAM) solutions. Square Box Systems' flagship product, CatDV, accelerates collaborative media asset management operations and empowers small-, medium-, and large-scale enterprises to repurpose and monetize millions of assets with ease and efficiency. Square Box Systems will be at Broadcast India in stand C-314-1.

PureLink Expands HDTools Line with UHD Video Switcher & HD Wall Processor Offerings

New HDMI 2.0 4x1 Switch and HD Multi-Format Video Wall Processor Products Aimed at Home Theater and Commercial Markets

Christie Joins Digital Place Based Advertising Association

The Digital Place Based Advertising Association (DPAA) announced today that Allure and its Christie Experiential Network (CEN) have joined its rapidly growing association.

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