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HomeToys Newsletter - Nov 1/16

Smart Gardens

HomeToys Newsletter
HomeToys Newsletter - Nov 1/16
Featured Articles

 

Smart Gardens

The internet of things is coming to make your yard smart. The market for systems that can connect your yard may be new, but it's already proving to be exciting.

Am I a Psychopathic Audiophile? Are You?

An audiophile does not suddenly convert overnight. It takes time, mostly invested in critical listening and hearing sound in various environments.

OTT, Crafty Strength: IBC Outlines Challenges in the New M&E World

The consumer wants to view his/her stuff in the highest quality possible, which means 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range). A growing number also hunger for 360 immersive video.
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Story of the Day

Your smart home could help "bring the internet to its knees," expert says

Melanie Ehrenkranz for Tech.Mic:  Last week, a distributed denial of service attack took down Twitter, Reddit, Spotify and oh so much more. The hackers remain at large, but the root of the hack is clear: tens of millions of insecure IoT devices attacked by a massive botnet. 
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News Headlines
Yonomi Launches Integration With Apple Watch, Offering Smart Home Control From Your Wrist
Legrand Brands, Vantage Controls and QMotion, Integrate to Deliver Superior Lighting and Shading Solutions
TP-Link® Unveils Latest Smart Bulb with More Than 16 Million Color Options to Customize Home Lighting
Portal Launches Proposal & Purchasing iPhone App
Optoma Launches Projection Mapper App, Letting Consumers Create Professional-Level AV Shows in Their Own Home
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Upcoming Events
2017 INTERNATIONAL CES
Jan 05 - 08 2017, Las Vegas, NV
CONNECTIONS SUMMIT AT CES
Jan 05 - 05 2017, Las Vegas, NV
IOT TECH EXPO EUROPE
Jan 23 - 24 2017, London, UK
INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE (ISE) 2017
Feb 07 - 10 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
TECHOMEX
Mar 08 - 10 2017, Long Beach, CA
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Featured Product

GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection

Learn More About GreenPeak Technologies (a Qorvo company)

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Featured Company

Acoustics First

Acoustics First supplies acoustical panels and soundproofing materials to control sound and eliminate noise in commercial, residential, government, institutional applications worldwide. Products include the patented Art Diffusor®, sound absorbers, noise barriers, acoustical fabrics and accessories. Acoustics First® products are sold for O.E.M applications, direct, and through dealers. For more information on acoustical materials and their application, please visit www.AcousticsFirst.com

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