Brilliant Raises $21 Million Series A To Bring Smart Home Automation To Everyone

August Capital leads round, with Miramar Ventures, The Box Group, and others participating; former Sonos sales executive Kostas Reissis appointed as Vice President of Sales

Best Buy Bets on Adults Remotely Monitoring Their Aging Parents

Matthew Boyle for Bloomberg: By 2020, 45 million Americans will be caring for 117 million seniors. The retailer offers a $29 monthly monitoring service using internet-connected gear.

Panasonic rolls out cool smart home concept

Paul Ridden for New Atlas: The Movable Fridge will come when called, and return to its cubby hole in the kitchen when no longer needed.

Nest Launches A Cheaper Thermostat To Bring The Smart Home To The Masses

Aaron Tilley for Forbes: Called the Nest Thermostat E (E for everyone!), the new wall gadget will have nearly all the same internal hardware and software as its $250 counterpart, but will be $80 less for a total of $170.

Home Technology Association Launches HTA Certification at CEDIA 2017

Created to empower and educate homeowners while recognizing and supporting exceptional integrators, HTA Certification is now open to custom installation firms nationwide

NuBryte Smart Switch Hits the Market: Motion-based Lighting, Security, Climate and More, All in the Light Switch.

Automate an entire home in less than 10 minutes per switch with the NuBryte home control system.

New era for Samsung: Smart home technology & Galaxy Note 8

April Slattery for CBR Online: More smart features will be introduced to the Samsung smart home system as well as the new release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

IKEA'S SMART HOME DARES TO MAKE SENSE

Brian Barrett for Wired: But the way Ikea has so far approached its Trådfri LEDs illustrates exactly how the furniture behemoth can light a path toward a generation of products that finally fulfill the smart home's potential. They're cheap. They're easy. And most importantly, they'll soon speak HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant with equal fluency.

Microsoft & Johnson Controls reinvents the thermostat

Utilizing Windows 10 IoT Core, Cortana voice services, and Azure Cloud, GLAS is a simple to use, elegant thermostat that brings leading energy savings and air quality monitoring to everyday spaces. Johnson Controls is reinventing the thermostat and our lives.

Parks Associates: Offering $100 Rebate More Than Doubles Purchase Intentions For Smart Thermostats

New report shows only 30% of consumers believe that smart thermostats are affordable

Home Prime: How Alexa Catapults Amazon Into The Pinnacle Of The Smart Home Market

Shanthi Rexaline , Benzinga: Amazon has begun assembling a team comprising in-house gadget experts, its own version of Best Buy's Geek Squad.

Apple Stores featuring Apple Home app and new interactive HomeKit demos

Benjamin Mayo for 9to5Mac: Apple has rolled out new in-store displays to select Apple Stores, demoing how users can take advantage of the Home app and HomeKit accessories to create smart home experiences.

Parks Associates: Only 10% of Users Use Their Personal Assistant Device or App to Control Smart Home Devices

New research examines challenges and strategies for smart home products and services

Best Buy introducing Amazon Alexa and Google Home experiences to 700 U.S. stores

Kurt Schlosser for GeekWire: Best Buy announced Wednesday that the experiences showcasing what is possible with voice technology and smart homes are unique to its stores and about 700 locations across the U.S. will feature the spaces starting next month.

Is Sonos Still The King Of Wireless Home Audio?

Simon Cohen for The Digital Circuit: Here then, is a look at the top choices for whole-home wireless audio…

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