Tomorrow's Entertainment: The New Breed of Filmmaker, Content Consumer in 25 Years

Thanks to the refinement of personal identity tracking and AI-based content management/delivery, channel surfing and buffering will be things your grandparents talk about in 2041.

How Big Appliances are Embracing Home Automation

In a move to modernize home appliances and reduce connectivity issues, Samsung has released a line of appliances, including a WiFi-connected refrigerator and range, which together form a family of units-and communicate with each other via Samsung's "hub."

Slide, The World's First Retrofit Smart Curtain System, Has Four Days Left in Kickstarter Campaign

The Innovation in Motion team ends Kickstarter campaign by quadrupling funding goal with nearly $188K raised in a month

Leviton Announces Decora Smart In-Wall Dimmers and Switches with Apple HomeKit Support

CES Announcement: New lighting control accessories for iPhone or iPad will be available in April 2017

Smart Home Leader Nexia™ Powers the Z-Wave Alliance Demonstration House at CES

Nexia is the brains unifying a wide range of smart products into a single smart home system

New 2GIG Vario Hybrid Security System from Nortek Security & Control Offers Ultimate Installation Scalability

Versatile security system leverages 2GIG wireless sensor line and works harmoniously with gate and access control systems.

Parks Associates addresses IoT trends at CES: Top 10 Trends Whitepaper

60% of U.S. broadband households are concerned that someone will get unauthorized access to smart home products/devices

Qorvo® and ubisys Team to Deliver First IoTivity Platform on a Multi-stack Chip

Enables seamless device-to-device connectivity and provides path to consolidation of IoT standards

Switchmate Announces First Two Smart Home Products in its Home Automation/Security Ecosystem; Makes Any Home a "One-Second Smart Home"

Demonstrated at CES 2017, new lighting and wall socket provide any consumer with convenience and security of home automation at an affordable price

Thread Group Showcases Thread-Based Products and Ecosystem at CES

17 Companies Will Host Demonstrations Showing Seamless Connectivity Built on Thread Networking Technology

Jasco Introduces Five New GE Branded Z-Wave Wireless Smart Remotes at CES 2017

GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Remotes bring together the convenient operation and familiarity of a standard in-wall light switch along with the mobility and functionality of a portable remote.

Ooma Introduces New Smart Home Monitoring System With Remote 911™

Ooma expands award-winning smart home phone service to provide real-time home monitoring alerts and the ability to call 911 remotely from your home phone number when you're not at home.

Nortek Security & Control Adds Z-Wave 500 Series Lighting Devices to Smart Home Portfolio

New lighting solutions with Z-Wave Plus certification feature energy monitoring, farther range, and over-the-air upgradability for increased installation flexibility.

Vivint Smart Home Delivers on the Promise of Artificial Intelligence for the Home

Vivint introduces Sky, the smart home assistant that manages all of the devices in a connected home

A smart home scoreboard for CES 2017

Rich Brown for CNet:  How about a good, old-fashioned technology arms race?

You could just buy a smart light bulb set, but for a lot of consumers (reportedly more than 5 million of you, as of November 2016), it's Amazon's voice-activated Alexa that will be the entry point for controlling devices around your home.

Along with Amazon, Apple continues to grow its Siri-powered HomeKit smart home system. Google has also entered the fray with its own blandly named smart home AI, Google Assistant, which featured prominently in Google's Echo-imitating Google Home speaker in November 2016.

That's a lot of industry power competing to put a virtual assistant in charge of your home, and that's why our scoreboard for tracking new smart home devices announced at CES 2017 is focusing on voice control.  Full Article:

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GreenPeak’s GP565 – ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection