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A smart home scoreboard for CES 2017

Rich Brown for CNet:  How about a good, old-fashioned technology arms race? You could just

How to Avoid Installing Bad Ethernet Cable

High-performance cable for today’s networks runs laps around cheap imitations. Make sure you know what you’re installing, and you can avoid performance and reliability problems down the line.

Your Castle: The Smart Home Puzzle is Missing a Few Pieces

You see, each smart device has to work and it has to work with all the other devices in the home … all the time.

With smart home security the defining factor, Zmodo adds devices and features

Bruce Brown for DigitalTrends:  Zmodo has added more devices and tighter integration and control t

This Small Device Detects Cyber Threats In Your Smart Home Devices

Jennifer Hicks for Forbes:  By 2025, IDC says that 80 billion devices will be connected to

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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 because I wasn't going to carry my iPad around all the time to toggle a light bulb. But at CES, Stringify made a few announcements that we just came across (excuse the delay, we had tons of emails and releases to sift through) and that are sure to please Android users.

Before going further, here's a quick rundown of what Stringify is for those of you who'd never heard of it. Think of it as a more powerful IFTTT. You're not limited to linking one trigger to one action, instead you can build flows that involve many services, conditional circumstances, and successive triggers and actions, like so: turn X on and Y off when I am home and only if it is night time. This kind of flow is impossible with IFTTT now. And for those of us who are Wink users, Stringify has a much better integration than IFTTT with Wink, letting you use your connected Wink things as triggers too, not just as actions, so you can have Stringify trigger a flow based on a door sensor being open in Wink, something that Wink's IFTTT collaboration doesn't do at all. However, the downfall of Stringify is that while it supports a lot of services and gadgets, it doesn't have as many partners as IFTTT.   Cont'd...

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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.

Call for Papers Extended for SMPTE Australia 2017 (SMPTE17)

Proposals for Papers, Sessions, and Workshops for Delivery at the Biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition, 18-21 July in Sydney, Will Now Be Accepted Until 3 February

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