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HomeToys Newsletter - June 14/16

Takes Time: Innovation is About Thinking Different, Not Copying Different

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HomeToys Newsletter - June 14/16
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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of InfoComm 2016.

InfoComm 2016 was held from June 4th - 10th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Takes Time: Innovation is About Thinking Different, Not Copying Different

The leaps in creativity and innovation come from the shortfalls, failures you seldom hear about. As long as each failure produces a positive side effect, you know the company and the team are moving in the right direction.

What is SHaaS? And why should you care?

Comcast survey shows that home owners want a smart home. They want services, not a collection of connected devices.

A Jedi's Guide to Audio Signal Flow & A/V Receiver Setup.

In this article we will go over each individual section of your receiver. We'll keep it simple and break down one fragment at a time. We'll also discuss some of the highlights and why you might consider using a particular input or output.

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The Smart Home Has Been Built Into Boats for 50 Years.

Zach Lyman for GreenTechMedia:  For over two millennia, the marine industry has been a focal point of human innovation. This was by necessity; innovations in aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, navigation, system resiliency, space optimization and others have all improved crew health and survival rates, sped global trade and generally helped ensure we didn’t sail off the edge of the earth.

Vyo Is a Fascinating and Unique Take on Social Domestic Robots

Evan Ackerman for IEEE Spectrum:  A group of researchers including Michal Luria, Guy Hoffman, Benny Megidish, Oren Zuckerman, Roberto Aimi, and Sung Park from IDC Herzliya, Cornell, and SK Telecom have developed a prototype social robot called Vyo. Vyo is “a personal assistant serving as a centralized interface for smart home devices.” 

Why Nest's woes are typical of the smart home industry

Hayley Tsukayama for The Washington Post:  Tony Fadell’s decision to step down from the helm of Nest last week came as a surprise but not a big one.

The problems specific to the smart appliance company — which is owned by Google — have been well-documented. But the questions that now loom over Nest aren’t isolated to this one firm, but over the entire smart home industry in general.

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>>> Featured Product

Yale Real Living™ Assure Lock™ with Bluetooth

The new Yale Real Living™ Assure Lock™ with Bluetooth replaces conventional keys with digital keys accessed through the Yale Digital Keys app for Android and iOS mobile devices, and through an app for the new Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch. The Yale app allows homeowners to unlock doors, send keys to others, control when others have access, get a message when someone enters, and revoke a digital key at any time. Unlocking the deadbolt couldn't be simpler, whether using the Samsung Gear S2 or a smartphone. With the new Samsung Gear S2, touch the watch app to activate the digital key, then touch the lock screen to unlock the deadbolt. With a smartphone, Yale's "Twist and Go" technology allows the user to hold the phone vertically when approaching the door, then twist it 90 degrees to unlock the deadbolt. Homeowners can also unlock the deadbolt using its capacitive touchscreen and a four- to eight-digit code.

Learn More About Yale Locks & Hardware

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>>> Featured Company

DynaQuip Controls

WaterCop automatic water shut-off systems provide your home or office with round-the-clock indoor flood protection and works with wired and wireless flood sensors, wall switches, and most home security and home automation systems.

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News
InfoComm International Releases New Standard for Display Image Size
Samsung Electronics Reaffirms AV Industry Leadership and Innovation at InfoComm 2016
CE Week NY to Feature Record Number of Hi-Tech Product Debuts
Gefen Debuts New Line of 4K 600 MHz Solutions at InfoComm 2016
First 'Invisible' Gesture Control Pad for the Smart Home Debuts to Consumers
Optoma Unveils Breakthrough Laser Phosphor Projectors for ProAV and Home Markets
 
Events
CONNECTED HEALTH SUMMIT: ENGAGING CONSUMERS
Aug 30 - 01 2016, San Diego, CA
THE WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY SHOW
Oct 04 - 05 2016, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA
CONNECTED +
Oct 12 - 13 2016, Toronto,ON
CEDIA 2016
Sep 13 - 17 2016, Dallas, TX
IOT TECH EXPO NORTH AMERICA
Oct 20 - 21 2016, Santa Clara, CA
CONNECTIONS™ EUROPE
Nov 04 - 06 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ISC EAST
Nov 16 - 17 2016, New York, NY
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