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Coldwell Banker Introduces First-Ever Smart Home Staging Kit

Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate start-up, today announced that it has signed a supplier agreement with Worthington Group, Ltd., to directly supply the industry's first Smart Home Staging Kit directly to sellers who list their hom

Best Buy Finally Figures Out the Internet

Shelly Banjo & Shira Ovide for BloombergGadfly:  Best Buy's quarterly financial results on Tuesday were downright Amazon-like: Consecutive quarters of double-digit online sales growth. Hot new products including virtual-reality headsets

Not Really: The Olympics Streams Aren’t VR, But They Are Paving The Way

Yes, despite sucking up batteries and data plans, all that Rio Olympics stuff you streamed to your TV, computer, tablet and smartphone wasn’t really VR.

Smart Home Startups Are on the Rebound, But Barely

Adam Rowe for Tech.co:  Funding for smart home startups is looking up. According to the latest data from CB Insights, funding amounts are on track to be 30 percent better than they were in 2015. That’s only the total amount of funding, though: The actual number of

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Lowe’s integrates Amazon Alexa into its smart home hub to control lights, temperature with voice commands

Nat Levy for GeekWire:  Lowe’s is the latest company to take advantage of Alexa, the digital brain that powers Amazon Echo.

The home improvement giant earlier this week began rolling out voice-integrated skills for Iris, its smart home system. The new skills allow users to control Iris devices throughout the house with the sound of their voice. That means users can now say things like, “Alexa, set the temperature to 72 degrees,” or “Alexa, turn on the ceiling fan.”

Lowe’s makes a host of smart products under its Iris division, and not all of them are Alexa-integrated yet. For now it’s mostly thermostats, fans and light switches.  Cont'd...

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SMPTE Elevates 16 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to Fellow Status

SMPTE 2016 Will Pay Tribute to Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows and Celebrate 100 Years of SMPTE Leadership and Innovation

KVMSwitchTech's 8×8 HDMI Matrix Switch- A High-Performance Switcher

Have you noticed the trend for new HD displays to have fewer and fewer ports? How are you supposed to connect the myriad of devices you own? Wouldn't it be great to be able to use a central collection of devices shared across multiple displays?

Future Ready Solutions Announces Partnership with TechLogix Networx

Future Ready Solutions, the new leading source of connectivity products, announces a strategic sales partnership with TechLogix Networx of Madison, Wisconsin.

CEDIA - New MuxLab Products at CEDIA Enhance 4K AV over IP Installations with Advanced Features

New solutions and demos at booth 3723.

CEDIA - Jetbuilt Introduces iPad App

AV proposals just got more portable with Jetbuilt

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