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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.

Houzz: Consumers Embracing Smart Home Technology

MEGAN SALZANO for HomeWorld Business:  Houzz’s recent home trends survey identified a growing consumer awareness and integration of smart home technology when it comes to home renovations and remodeling. The survey revealed that 45% of renovating home

Home Tech Kickstarter Projects

Here are a few current projects that may be of interest.

Raspberry Pi Home Automation System Hits Kickstarter

Julian Horsey for GeekyGadgets:  Zip The Fish has created a new Raspberry Pi adapter which has been specifically designed to enable a wide variety of home automation features allowing you to transform any property from a single small room to a large hotel smar

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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of CEDIA 2016.

CEDIA 2016 will be held from September 13th - 17th in Dallas, Texas . This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Apple Stepping Up Plans for Amazon Echo-Style Smart-Home Device

Mark Gurman & Ian King for Bloomberg:  Apple Inc. is pressing ahead with the development of an Echo-like smart-home device based on the Siri voice assistant, according to people familiar with the matter.

Started more than two years ago, the project has exited the research and development lab and is now in prototype testing, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing unannounced Apple projects. Like Amazon Inc.’s Echo, the device is designed to control appliances, locks, lights and curtains via voice activation, the people said. Apple hasn’t finalized plans for the device and could still scrap the project.

If a product reaches the market, it would be Apple’s most significant piece of new hardware since the company announced the Apple Watch in 2014.  Cont'd...

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Wazee Digital Builds Content Portal for Viewers of the Acclaimed 'Charlie Rose' Program

Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced the launch of a new viewer-facing content portal for the "Charlie Rose" television series, an interview show distributed nationally by PBS since 1993. The new site coincides with the show's 25th anniversary and is driven by Wazee Digital Core, the company's enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform built specifically for the cloud.

JAM™ Audio Gets a Voice

JAM Voice among first non-Amazon speakers to utilize Alexa Voice Service

IHSE USA to Demonstrate Network KVM Solution for Avid Pro Tools | S6 Audio Control Surface at AES 2016

Avid Integrates KVM Options Into Latest S6 Master Touch Module Based on IHSE KVM Network Protocol

SAY GOODBYE TO LCD AS XGIMI UNVEILS 4K 300" SCREENLESS HOME CINEMA

XGIMI unveils Indiegogo campaign to mass produce sub $1,000 3D smart projector with Harman/Kardon sound

D-Tools and TRXio Announce Integration

Developers of the award-winning software for system integrators and the only inventory management solution designed specifically for AV integrators announce API integration between their platforms, simplifying inventory management and improving operational efficiencies.

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Custom scenes (connecting up to 250 switches) in your living, family or great room, kitchen, study, master bedroom/bathroom, and office. Turn off all lights in your home at the touch of a button. Automatically (Timer Scheduler) turn on/off outdoor security lights, heating and AC, or provide night light convenience anywhere in your home. From creating a virtual 3 way switch anywhere in your home, to turning a group of lights when your garage door is opened, door bell or phone rings.

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