Google Assistant can now control more appliances and smart home devices

Rita El Khoury for Android Police: Yesterday we learned that Google Assistant is about to offer more capabilities on your phones and gain several smart and interesting features.

Fibaro and Home Center Lite

With software on board instead of in the cloud, Home Center Lite doesn't rely on an internet connection to operate effectively. The hub also features a built-in energy management dashboard available on the iPad app or desktop version, setting it apart from many other hubs.

Are Smart Speakers the Trojan Horse for Widespread Smart Home Adoption?

Smart home has yet to transition into mass market industry as providers fail to communicate value and need, finds Strategy Analytics

Samsung to detail new Tizen OS for smart home appliances, IoT devices

Agam Shah for PC World: Samsung will talk about the operating system's architecture and roadmap at the Tizen Developers Conference on Tuesday.

Give Your Home a Futuristic Look With These High-Tech Home Automation Features

With cool tech coming out like programmable lights and digital wall projectors, the newest smart tech can add a whole lot of to your home improvement projects. Here are the best ways to incorporate automation features while bringing some futuristic flavor to your decor.

How New Home Automation Systems Are Disrupting The Security Business

However, in recent years, emerging companies that use innovative technology have invaded the home security industry.

Google backed 'super sensor' project to breathe fresh life into home automation

Aditya Srivastava for The Tech Portal: They claim to have figured out quicker, cheaper and lesser inconvenient way of creating a 'smarter' interior. Some privacy benefits have also been provided as per the claims.

Home Monitors Are Getting Smarter (and Creepier)

Rachel Metz for MIT Technology Review: Startup Lighthouse's home assistant-slash-monitor can tell you who's in your house, and what they're doing.

The Architect's Guide to Home Automation

We can only hope that the industry as a whole can understand the importance of the Systems Integrator and the role they MUST play in today's technology filled buildings.

Amazon's new Echo Show proves that the smart home phenomenon is finally moving into the mainstream

Bob O'Donnell for RECODE: One-quarter of U.S. households now have at least one piece of smart home gear.

Microsoft is planning to turn Windows 10 PCs into Amazon Echo competitors

Tom Warren for The Verge: Microsoft has been working on a new HomeHub feature for Windows 10 to better compete with devices like Amazon's Echo.

Future phones will ID devices by their electromagnetic fields

Richard Lai for enGadget: In another set of demos, the team showed how the phone could show contextual charms upon tapping various connected devices.

Your Old Smartphone has Found a Second Life as a Security Camera

The next time you are thinking of throwing away that old, well-used phone, think again! It might actually save your home from an attack.

Lowe's Launches Professional Monitoring Service For Iris

Lowe's Companies, Inc. today announced the release of a professional monitoring service for the all-inclusive, market-leading price of $14.95 per month for its Iris smart home security system. The new professional monitoring service gives residential customers the ability to have emergency responders dispatched to their homes in the event of a security, smoke, carbon monoxide or panic alarm with no long-term contract required.

Parks Associates: More Than 100 Million U.S. Households Do Not Have a Smart Home Device

VCs and Investors to address IoT investment and growth opportunities at 21st-annual CONNECTIONS Conference, May 23-25 in San Francisco

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