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Using LiftMaster to Contro Your Smart Home

Our MyQ technology uses industry-standard encryption, up-to-date security techniques, and periodic security testing with respected outside services to keep users’ information safe.

Amazon, Intel Partner to Advance Smart Home Tech

ANGELA MOSCARITOLO for PCMag:  From Amazon Echo and the Nest Learning Thermo

Top 10 Smart Home Technologies for Older Homeowners

Claims Journal:  Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, wireless doorbell cameras, and ke

Safety and Home/Away Use Cases Dominate Smart Home Interoperability Matrix

Parks Associates:  New research from Parks Associates finds smart home solutions that coordinate s

Home security systems 101: Things to consider

Janet Thomson for Curbed:  When we talk about home tech, we’re often focused

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Microsoft takes aim at Amazon’s Echo with Windows 10 HomeHub feature

Tom Warren for The Verge:  Microsoft is planning to build a HomeHub feature into future Windows 10 updates to better compete against devices like Google Home and Amazon’s Echo. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the feature is currently in the planning stages, and the software maker is expected to introduce a “HomeHub” in updates due in 2017 and 2018, and not the upcoming Creators Update.

Windows Central reports that the feature will “crush” Google Home and Amazon Echo, but The Verge understands that HomeHub is designed to be a service and feature that will run on any Windows 10 PC and turn it into a machine where Cortana can be summoned from the lockscreen to provide useful information. Windows Central previously reported that the HomeHub was a voice-activated speaker that was supposed to be unveiled at Microsoft’s Surface hardware event back in October. Those reports were inaccurate, but Microsoft is planning a software feature with the same name.  Cont'd...

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Wazee Digital Launches Wazee Digital Media Hub

Web Portal Is Central Location for Host Broadcasters to Capture Live Moments and Immediately Share Them for Global Highlights, Publishing, and Syndication

Middle Atlantic Brings C2G 4K Home

RapidRun® Optical Modular Cabling System Eases the 4K/UHD Transition for the Residential Market

CEDIA'S LATEST CPD ACCREDITED BY RIBA, BIID and SAIA

CEDIA® is pleased to announce that its latest CPD, 'Smart Home Cabling Requirements for The Modern Home', has been accredited by the Royal Institute Building and Architecture (RIBA), the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA).

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