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Will Hackers Outsmart the Smart Home? Why Security Needs to Happen at the Design Level

ABI Research:  The advent of home automation and rapid rise of smart home connected devices is se

The Growth of Online Video-Based Learning

The use of written material in education has become boring to today’s digital users. Neurological studies have proven that memories are reinforced when an emotion was attached to memory.

Too Much: IoT, IoE isn’t Coming to Benefit You, the Customer

All those connected objects will yield data on how machines and people interact with them. The fact that they can’t manage the data they are already accumulating doesn’t bother them because more is always better.

The Apple Home arrives next week but it won't change the smart home market as we know it

BI Intelligence:  At its September event, Apple announced a new iPhone 7, equipped with faster

Mark Zuckerberg made a smart home AI and it’s almost finished

JACOB KLEINMAN for TechnoBuffalo:  Back in January, Mark Zuckerberg announced that

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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 homeowners are incorporating smart technology, systems or devices into their home that can be monitored or controlled via smartphone, tablet or computer. Houzz’s 2016 U.S. Smart Home Trends Survey of nearly 1,000 homeowners in the midst of, planning, or who have recently completed a home renovation project, was conducted in collaboration with CEDIA.

According to the survey, renovated homes are more than twice as likely to include a smart system or device than before the renovation, 51% versus 20%, respectively. In terms of connected product category, the survey showed 25% of homeowners are installing smart devices for security and safety, 18% for entertainment, 14% for climate control and 12% for lighting. It also showed that 30% of upgraded smart home systems or devices can be controlled via a central hub and 26% include voice-controlled features.  Cont'd...

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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

Consumer Electronics Distributors Prepares for Annual Fall Ball

Midwest regional distributor C.E.D. invites dealers and industry affiliates to join them for any of their three full-day events in October to experience the latest technology, meet with manufacturer reps and take advantage of special promotions.

18% of U.S. broadband households own a wearable fitness device

Digital health research finds smart watches preferred over fitness trackers for sports activities

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