UPDATE - Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

In this ongoing article we will take a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options that are available now. Updated 10/29/15

New Flight: Despite Hurdles, Drones Are Taking Off

The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) spent more than $4M over the past two years lobbying to make it easier for filmmakers to use small drones for film-making.

3 Smart Thermostat Startups That Could Save on Your Energy Bills

Challenging Nest and Honeywell are three startups with different approaches to use your thermostat to save you money.

Storage Challenge: The Degree of Content Value

Hard drives will continue to be used when price, capacity and availability are the primary considerations. Flash will win where speed, ruggedness, form factor and fragmentation are important factors.

IoT Journey: 50B Connected Things Means … 50B Connected Things

If your company wants to stake a claim with the Internet of Things, you first need to develop a distinctive "way to play"-a clear value proposition that you can offer customers.

No Status Quo: Innovation Comes in Large, Small Increments

The key is to learn and grow with each failure; or as Edison said, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

Installer Tips: Delivering Professional Quality Rack-based Solutions

While there is no one-size-fits-all recipe for designing and installing a functional, manageable and nice-looking rack-based system, there are a lot of great tools and products available to help you deliver professional looking solutions.

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Geothermal heat pumps are ideal for use in buildings looking to reduce consumption to net zero.

Outdoor Digital Menu Boards: The Move From Static to Digital

Through the use of a digital menu board, QSRs are able to add motion to high-ticket items.

Is Home Energy Storage Coming to your House?

Home energy storage helps whichever energy source is the cheapest, and helps the grid stay stable and available to us all.  

Flood and Leak Protection for the Smart Home

WaterCop offers both wired and wireless flood sensors, wired wall switches, and is able to integrate directly with most home security and home automation systems.

Using This Draper Screen IS Brain Surgery

This room allows our doctors to see imaging in High Definition-1920 x 1280-allowing them to see patient films such as CT scans, MRIs, and angios, not only together, but in a super clear and large format.

InfoComm 2015 Tradeshow Report

For well over a decade HomeToys.com has been covering InfoComm and bringing all the industry news and exciting new products to our eMagazine to help our readers make sense of the massive event. Here we have compiled a list of some new product releases from this years show.

Wide Color Gamut Displays Bring Opportunity and Some Concerns

Color perception is not just affected by narrow primaries. It can happen in conventional displays with seemingly conventional images. A good example was the infamous "blue dress" that some thought was white with gold trim.

Infocomm 2015 - Special News Report

News announcements from the show. You are welcome to post your company Infocomm news here too.

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WaterCop + Z-Wave Technology = Complete water control

WaterCop + Z-Wave Technology = Complete water control

The WaterCop family of products continues to grow! We now offer Z-wave technology that allows remote control of a home's main water supply via phone or internet. It's perfect for people who want peace of mind that they can shut off water in homes from nearly anywhere using Z-wave protocol. Z-wave joins systems WaterCop Pro, LeakStop, WaterCop Classic, Outdoor, and Large Valve (1 ½"-4") Integration. Visit www.watercop.com to learn more.