Amazon Is Testing a Geek Squad-Like Service for Smart Home Tech

Phil Wahba for Fortune: The online store has been assembling an army of experts to offer free consultations for its Alexa products.

Next Up for VR: Enhanced Creative Tools Being Released into the Wild

Normal people don't know - or care - about the difference between a CPU (central processing unit) and a GPU (graphic processing unit). They simply want to use their computers to create and view great content.

Demystifying Acoustic Data: Part 3 - Perception of Volume

For anyone new to the world of acoustics, there is a multitude of terms, coefficients and numbers that are thrown around. This flood of information can seem intimidating, especially to beginners.

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…

Nanosys Details the Future of Quantum Dots

In all, the take away is that quantum dots hold great promise to provide a range of new innovations for displays in the coming years.

Does 'Smart Home' Make Best Buy a Smart Pick?

Ben Levisohn for Barron's: One analyst bets Best Buy will be a big winner of out connected universe.

Amazon is trying to strengthen its position against competing smart home products

Nicholas Shields for Business Insider: Developers for connected camera companies can now build skills to link their devices to the forthcoming Echo Show.

Samsung and LG products may soon be able to communicate with one another

Brian Reigh for Android Authority: Imagine being able to see the inside of your LG fridge on your Samsung TV. That might become a reality as early as this year according to sources.

The Future of AV is Coming at InfoComm 2017

With 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 40,000 attendees from 110 countries, InfoComm 2017 is the place to be.

The Right Content on the Right Device at the Right Time

Increasingly, viewers are using "non-traditional distribution" for on-demand, catch-up and unique viewing services. CDNs (content delivery networks) like Akamai, Level 3, China Telecom, Deutsche Telecom, SingTel and Limelight have become masters at moving content around for suppliers and consumers.

InfoComm 2017 gets going in Orlando, Florida

InfoComm 2017 is slated to be bigger then ever. HomeToys.com's special InfoComm newspage will bring you up to date on the breaking News and announcements from this years show.

Apple Frees Up Its Smart Home Platform To Kickstart Development

Aaron Tilley for Forbes: At a Wednesday morning developer session at this year's WWDC, Apple said that HomeKit is now open to any Apple developer to tinker around with.

Using DNA to Store Movies

Once the DNA strands are fabricated, many copies can be made. The DNA containing the movie will be smaller than a speck of dust.

Parks Associates: Retail the Leading Sales Channel for Smart Home Purchases

The firm's consumer research has detailed a shift in smart home purchase behaviors in the past year as retail is now the most common purchase channel for smart home products.

Entertainment Unleashed: TV Is Evolving to Meet the Needs of Content Producers, Viewers

Today, there are still four networks - four in traditional television and four in cloud television. While traditional fixed day/time is shrinking, industry executives also see it shifting as the shows are still watched, just not when they were scheduled.

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