The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) likes to point out that without economic support, indie publishers and local outlets will cease to exist and you'll be left with the power engines of commerce - Google, Amazon, Facebook and others - because they'll use the old switch/carrot routine to get folks back into the fold.
I wrote this article 19 years ago but many of the principles of Home Automation Systems are still relevant today --- and X-10 products are still around too.
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
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.
BRiK DIY Wireless Speaker System / Thinking Cleaner, Wifi for iRobot Roomba / Angee. The First Truly Autonomous Home Security System
Here is a list of 9 open source home automation projects that consumers should evaluate more to see if it fits their needs.
An ideal loudspeaker would reproduce sound which a listener would find indistinguishable from that coming directly from a sound source.
CEDA EXPO 2015 is held from October 14th - 17th in Dallas, Texas . This HomeToys.com Tradeshow report aims to bring you some of the new products introduced at this years event.
Educate yourself on how Wi-Fi works, make sure your site surveys are thorough, use tools and testing to help you design, and ask your vendor for help. Do all of these things, and you'll be much more likely to install great Wi-Fi networks for satisfied, happy customers.
There is a better way to market the Smart Home and Consumer Internet of Things.
Our expectation is that we come out of the show with marching orders and priorities for the coming year, while also having demonstrated to our installers that we have been listening as confirmed by the new products now or soon to be available.
Challenging Nest and Honeywell are three startups with different approaches to use your thermostat to save you money.
If you are looking to learn about the latest efficiencies in installation or the newest and up-coming products, CEDIA is the show for you.
If you're uncomfortable with the idea that the social media sites you regularly visit or your apps could be sold and your "private" information could be a key part of the deal, you're never going to get any sleep when IoT (Internet of Things) and IoE (Internet of Everything) take hold.
Historically IP networks dominate over dedicated proprietary networks, and the technology behind the 4K over IP concept looks fundamentally sound.
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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.