Home Automation: The Newest Way To Improve Homes

As smartphones started to become more and more prevalent, it was inevitable that people would seek new ways to incorporate them into their lives, including their homes.

CES 2014 News Report

News and Product Announcement from the show.

Nostalgia - HomeToys December 2000

Here is our December 2000 eMagazine issue - bear with us on some of the broken links but you may find the articles interesting --- some even relevant.

Leviton's OmniPro ll Helps Provide Enhanced Access for Assisted Living Residents

The system provides residents and caregivers access to the complex and their apartment through their iPhone using the Snap-Link app.

Data Apocalypse

Today's advanced BD preservation media delivers a data life of 50 years or more without constant media migration or requiring power (except when read/written) or AC, delivering piece of mind and savings.

Staples Launches Staples Connect to bring Connected Home to the Mass Market

Staples is moving into this space because they see the big trends moving this way as well - pervasive broadband, consolidated wireless standards, and apps everywhere.

Two Residential Automation Examples By Leviton

Wijk en Aalburg, The Netherlands and Warwick Square, Central London

Information Overload

More Data Doesn't Make Better Decisions, it Just Takes Longer

AudioControl's Rialto 400

Being a big Sonos fan (I have 6 zones in my house), I've always been curious if I'd see any improvement with an external DAC. Recently I had the opportunity to test a Rialto 400 from AudioControl with my Sonos system and was impressed.

Cloud Computing and Wireless Sensor Networks

In the current worldwide ICT scenario a constantly growing number of more and more powerful devices (smartphones, sensors, household appliances, etc.) join the Internet. Among such devices we can also include wireless sensor and actuator networks such as the Advanticsys TelosB / Tmote Sky motes.

CEDIA 2013 - Tradeshow Report

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

Update from CEDIA 2013

There were many new exhibitors at CEDIA, along with hundreds of returning companies. It is impossible to cover all of the new product introductions. We did see an evolution of product offerings, which demonstrated both convenience as well as superb quality.

CEDIA 2013 Special News Report

This is our special news page where you can read about and post news and announcements about products and services exhibited at CEDIA 2013.

Challenges in Developing the Internet of Things

In the end, the business models that reward innovation, are open, and fully interoperable at all levels will be successful. The Internet of Things will only come into being when the interoperability challenges are conquered.

Beyond Like: Smartphones--Powerful Business and Consumer Tools

In 1960, computer theorist J.C.R Licklider said that in a few years, human brains and computing machines will be coupled together very tightly.

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!