The Future Through the Eyes of CEDIA

Homes are going to become smarter and more connected over the next five years.

Over the Air HDTV

One of the biggest complains about an antenna is the hardware itself. It is bulky, ugly, it has to be mounted or installed.

Video Storage: Meeting Today's Cinematography Ballooning Needs

While most of the attention at this year's FMS (Flash Memory Summit) in Santa Clara, CA focused on the enterprise, one of the most eye-opening sessions in the 3-day event was the M&E (Media & Entertainment) panel.

Developer Popularity for Raspberry Pi vs. Arduino

Raspberry Pi began catching up to Arduino in Q4 of 2012 and stayed fairly close to each other after that.

CABA's Connected Consumer Roadmap Study

This unique roadmap research will use an "Internet of Things" perspective; taking into account a consumer focused view, from both inside and outside of the home that includes health and wellness, entertainment, mobility, transportation, and security.

CEA Announces New Working Group on Home Automation Device Interoperability

The new working group is called the Device Interoperability Working Group, also known as R7 WG17.

36 million homes in Europe and North America will be smart by 2017

Berg Insight's definition of a smart home system requires that it has a smartphone app or a web portal as a user interface.

36 Million Homes In Europe And North America Will Be Smart By 2017

Traditional whole-home solution vendors such as Crestron, Control4, Gira and Jung are facing new competition as telecom operators, security service providers, energy companies and other vendors are entering the industry.

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.

Everything Smart

Smart appliances and household devices have made our lives easier and sometimes safer. Now they are connected to the Web. These so-called smart devices are programmable and easy to access remotely, both by their owners and, as it turns out, by hackers.

Trends, Technologies, & Ecosystems: Evolution of The Digital Home

Parks Associates, with more than 25 years of industry expertise and consumer research, analyzes the top trends influencing the future of the connected home and digital lifestyle.

Dream kitchens of the Future

Is the next step in our kitchen of the future replication of food, similar to Star Trek? Just maybe. We have 3-D printing for solid objects; can food be far behind?

Smart Home Needs a Master Plan to Succeed

The Home of the Future, the totally connected home, can/will become a model of efficiency. Technology isn't holding us back. We're holding ourselves back.

Mobile Devices and Tablets as Home Controllers

A single tablet can be the remote control for your TV, the CCTV monitor for your video surveillance equipment, and the hub of all your other sub-systems like access control, wireless security sensors, thermostats, lights, irrigation, audio/video, etc.

Expanding Role of the Service Provider-from Music to Games to the Connected Home

Opportunities for value-added services span such categories as entertainment, technical support, home management, energy services, and healthcare. Each one offers a unique value proposition, and service companies view these services as means to retain customers and as platforms for future revenue growth.

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