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Unleashing IoT on an Aging Infrastructure

From smart homes to technology-based urban growth and improvement, these are a few of the challenges we face

Study: Insurers adopting smart home policies

Will Koblensky for Insurance Business:  A combination of consumer demand and industry interest could create a wave of smart home technology and IoT disruption for home insurers in the near future. According to an NTT Data report, 59% of surveyed home carriers say they&

What is the Real Value of IoT?

Cees Links describes how IoT will make our lives better.

Powerful home automation app Stringify comes to Android and adds IFTTT integration

Rita El Khoury for AndroidPolice:  Ever since I got my Wink Hub 2, one of the services I kept seeing in conversations when trying to bridge together different smart appliances and services was Stringify. The app was limited to iOS though, so I never got to use it b

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5 Top Home Automation Investments

Danny Vena for Fox Business:  If you're considering an investment in the home automation segment, there are a mind-boggling number of choices. You can invest in individual component manufacturers, professional systems installation companies, or managed services. We will look at some of the best in each category.  Home automation falls into three very broad categories. Let's look at a few potential investments in each:

Professionally installed systems.
Managed service systems.
Do-it-yourself (DIY).

Home automation is reaching into every aspect of our lives.   Cont'd...

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IoT Tech Expo: The leading IoT event launches its 2017 World Series in London next week!

Industry leaders from the likes of Shell, Verizon, ARM, PTC, Heathrow and John Deere will be sharing their knowledge and experiences at the IoT Tech Expo Global in London on the 23-24th January

BenQ Helps Solve Classroom Challenges With New Solutions at TCEA 2017

Company to Showcase Latest Selection of Affordable Interactive Flat Panels and Classroom Projectors

collab9 Receives 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award

FedRAMP Authorized Secure Hosted UC Recognized for Industry Innovation and Quality

Veteran Technology Marketing Executive Nimmy Reichenberg Joins eSentire as Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Reichenberg will lead the development and execution of eSentire's marketing efforts.

36% of U.S. broadband households find a home energy system very appealing

IoT research firm to address revenue opportunities for home energy systems at Smart Energy Summit, February 20-22

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!

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