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Am I a Psychopathic Audiophile? Are You?

An audiophile does not suddenly convert overnight. It takes time, mostly invested in critical listening and hearing sound in various environments.

Beyond Thermostats: Ecobee Dreams Of Being A Billion-Dollar Smart Home Giant

Jared Newman for FastCompany:  For the last nine years, Ecobee hasn't strayed from being a maker of smart thermostats. Unlike rival Nest, Ecobee never built its own smart home platform, and hasn't expanded into new product categories. The $170 Ecobee3 Lite, a

Smart Home Technology Is Revolutionizing The Music Industry

Beth Kotz for Hypebot:  The steady march of progress through technology has radically altered the way many industries operate, and perhaps nowhere is that effect more evident than in the music industry. The movement toward digital media has changed everything from the w

3,200 Connected Home Devices At Best Buy

Chuck Martin for IoTDaily:  Any consumers who go shopping specifically for a smart, connected home device this holiday season are going to face a bewildering assortment. The number of products ranging from smart appliances and home control systems to smart secur

Smart Gardens

The internet of things is coming to make your yard smart. The market for systems that can connect your yard may be new, but it’s already proving to be exciting.

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Apple Wants to Get Inside Your House Before You Buy It

Prashant Gopal for Bloomberg:  In a darkened master bedroom, David Kaiserman stood in shirtsleeves next to a turned-down king bed. “Good morning, Siri,” he said to the iPad in his hand, and the lights went on while the blackout shades retracted. 

“Your home is ready to rise and shine,” the virtual assistant replied.  Inside this four-bedroom stucco house in Alameda, California, Kaiserman, president of the technology division at construction company Lennar Corp., was pitching a vision of a home controlled via iPhone or iPad.

Tap your phone, and AC/DC’s “Back in Black” blasts. Tap again, and the bath runs at a blissful 101 degrees. Sweet, right? Of course, your dad might view it as a bit over the top. All told, $30,000 worth of gadgets and gizmos were on display here, many run with Apple’s free HomeKit app.   Cont'd...

Automation, Security & A/V Systems - News Headlines

Legrand Brands, Vantage Controls and QMotion, Integrate to Deliver Superior Lighting and Shading Solutions

New integration via Design Center™ 3.7 software brings greater efficiency, cost savings, and simplicity to home automation projects

LiftMaster® Provides Smart Home Solutions for Millennial Homebuyers

Connected garage door openers and accessories ideal for housing market's largest generation

TP-Link® Unveils Latest Smart Bulb with More Than 16 Million Color Options to Customize Home Lighting

New LB130 Smart Wi-Fi Bulbs are Compatible with Amazon Alexa and No Smart Hub Required

PureLink Expands PureAssurance Testing & Certification Program

Company's Proprietary Program Certifies Additional Display, Source & Control Devices for Its Matrix & IP Video Switching Products

Swann's Wireless DIY Alert Range Offers Peace of Mind to Home and Retail Owners

Easy to use wireless alert systems keep loved ones and customers safe

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Revolutionary Hi-Fi 2 4x4 (Four Zone, Four Source) Distributed Audio System from Leviton Security & Automation

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Leviton Security & Automation's 4x4 is the perfect affordable solution for homes and small businesses. The powerful yet compact Hi-Fi 2 plays music from devices you already own (or those you wish to purchase), and is so easy to operate that anyone can enjoy it. Use the free app on your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone to control audio sources, volume levels, etc. Use the optional Bluetooth input to wirelessly stream music from your tablet, notebook, or smartphone!"

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