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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

Special News Report for CEDIA 2016

Miss the show? New product announcements and news from CEDIA 2016.

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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...

Automation, Security & A/V Systems - News Headlines

An Apple Without the Stem is Still a Good Thing with SKAA Diz Wireless Lightning Audio Solutions

Diz-Based Solutions are Ideal for New iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Which are Shipping Without a Headphone Jack

CAD Audio Ships StageSelect™ IEM System

CAD Audio is shipping its versatile StageSelect IEM stereo wireless In Ear Monitor System that combines frequency agility, ease of use and unmatched audio quality to US and international markets.

eSentire Ranks No. 136 on the 2016 PROFIT 500

PROFIT and Canadian Business Unveils 28th Annual List of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies

Best Buy Brings Leading Startups, Innovators to Consumers Like Never Before

Key features of the program include dedicated store space for products and services from startups; a new section on BestBuy.com where customers can browse, learn about, and purchase the newest products from startups

24% of consumers with a sleep disorder want to know more about connected health technology solutions

Senior Research Director to Present Keynote Address at Sleep Technology Summit, September 26

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IntraSonic Technology - I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System

IntraSonic Technology - I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System

You asked, we listened! Music lovers that want to enjoy their tunes everywhere - yes, everywhere! - now have a high-tech, easy-to-use option that upgrades the look and functionality of any home or office. The I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System is a music distribution system that provides enhanced usability and delivers mind-blowing stereo quality sound. With touch screen controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and several music source options, the I600 turns your surroundings into an amazing music entertainment experience.

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Bryston, LTD

Bryston, LTD

Bryston first opened for business in 1962 and is now sold through over 150 dealers in North America and 60 countries worldwide. Bryston audio components have become legendary for both performance and durability, winning countless prestigious awards.