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Yesterday, Tomorrow: New Technology Isn’t Always Better, Just More

Recent Edmunds and Nielsen reports found the connected generations were less interested in having a car than their parents. They’d rather focus on minor things like home loan payments/rent, healthcare, food, utilities, taxes, family vacations and dinner out now and then.

CEDIA DEVELOPS HOME TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR COLDWELL BANKER REAL ESTATE

RealEstateRama:  CEDIA and Coldwell Banker Real Estate have collaborated to offer a home technology certificate program to Coldwell Banker Real Estate independent agents. The newly developed curriculum, which will be taught by CEDIA representatives, will help agents bet

Google announces Google Home smart hub and upgraded Assistant voice engine

Ryan Whitwam for Extreme Tech:  Google has let Amazon basically own the connected home assistant market for the last year and a half with the Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices. Now, Google is leveraging its extensive natural language processing en

Smart-home technology must work harder to create smarter consumers

Robert S. Marshall for TechCrunch:  Attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year were confronted with a head-spinning volume of smart-home devices. From $5,000 refrigerators that can communicate when you’re running low on milk a

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Survey: 48 percent of utility executives believe the smart home will revolutionize the industry

Antenna, a public relations agency focused on energy and smart technology companies, today announced new survey results that found nearly half of surveyed utility executives believe the smart home will revolutionize the utility industry. This surging optimism for the smart home represents a departure from the industry's traditional skepticism of new technologies, while also putting the utility industry at odds with a more cautious view of the smart home currently held by consumers.

"Antenna's research confirms that many in the utility industry now believe in the transformative power of the smart home to remake the grid for the better," said Antenna Vice President Matt Stewart. "However, there's a clear disconnect between utility visions of roses and rainbows and their customers' more frustrating early-adopter experiences. Antenna is honored to work with dozens of innovative companies across energy and smart technology to help bridge this critical gap and move the energy market forward."   Full Press Release:

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CONNECTIONS™ Connected Home Conference Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary as Day Two Features Speakers from Cablevision, SmartThings, Rovi, Roku and More

Conference host Parks Associates announces research showing 78% of U.S. broadband households bought at least one connected CE device in the last 12 months and 58% plan to buy one in 2016

Partnership With ABS Enables Riedel to Establish Footprint in Myanmar, Strengthen Service in Malaysia and Singapore

Riedel Communications has partnered with systems integrator Advanced Broadcast Solutions -- Asia Pte. Ltd. (ABS) to extend its reach into Myanmar, a new market for the company's communications and signal distribution products. With offices not only in Myanmar but also in Malaysia and Singapore, ABS will aid Riedel in extending its footprint in Southeast Asia and in ensuring strong local integration and support services for the entire Riedel product portfolio.

Optimised cryptographic solution for home automation on Cortus APS3RP core

Cryptographic code developed by Oberon microsystems demonstrates fast cryptographic performance and small memory footprint on Cortus APS 32-bit core.

Innovasic and Intrepid Control Systems join AVnu Alliance

Global suppliers of AVB/TSN supported tools and technology join AVnu Alliance

New iDevices Socket Transforms Ordinary Lights Into Connected Lights

Screw any standard bulb into the iDevices Socket, a sophisticated Wi-Fi light bulb adapter, to control your lights from anywhere using the iDevices Connected app, or just your voice

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