HomeSeer Launches New Cloud-Based Remote Service for Home Automation

HomeSeer's new cloud-based "myHomeSeer" service greatly simplifies remote setup for users of the company's popular home automation systems. The free standard service will support a single HomeSeer system (perfect for most users) and a paid premium service is available for users with up to 5 systems.

CEA Stands Behind Aereo on Eve of Supreme Court Case

"This is a case of an entrepreneur with a bright idea being sued by an industry trying to preserve the status quo."

CE Industry Recycles 620 Million Pounds of Electronics in 2013

CEA, eCycling Leadership Initiative have doubled annual recycling since 2010

ARTHUR HOLM PRESENTS DYNAMIC1H

ELEGANT, COMPACT, ROBUST AND FUNCTIONAL

Bay Audio Introduces the PTM+ Home Theater Solution

Custom engineered home theater systems deliver the ultimate resources to integrators

FSR's Jon Melchin to Reprise Popular BIM Presentation at 2014 BICSI Canadian Conference & Exhibition

BICSI Canada will take place from April 27-30 in Vancouver, British Columbia at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Blonder Tongue Wins Appeal in Ktech Patent Litigation

Earlier District Court Ruling Upheld, Holding Three Ktech Patents Invalid

Home Automation - Lightpad: The intelligent light switch that wants to control your home

There are lots of companies trying to crack intelligent lighting in the home. Philips has its Hue lighting system with intelligent bulbs, while others like Belkin's WeMo system let you control everything via smart plugs. Plum, a relatively new and unheard of company based in Austin, Texas, is tackling the problem from a different perspective. It has designed an intelligent light switch that will not only control the current lights in the house, but also have the potential to control internet-connected devices like Sonos in the future. "The long term goal is an app that will control everything in your home, from your lights to your sonos," explains Utz Baldwin, CEO at Plum, to Pocket-lint over a coffee at Capital Factory, a startup hub in Austin, Texas. Called the Lightpad, the light switch promises to fit into a standard American light switch fitting (a UK version is due in 2015), and then allow you to control your lights either via the switch or an accompanying iPhone or Android app. Created by Baldwin, who in a previous life was the Chairman of CEDIA, a global home technology trade association that offers home automation, audio video, home network training and certification, Baldwin has used his numerous years in the field to invent something he believes will be the answer to controlling your home without always having to reach for your phone.

ESP/SurgeX Continues to Grow by Acquiring SurgeX International

ESP/SurgeX announces the acquisition of SurgeX International

Moxivo ueses phone lines for multi-room audio system

Intellegg recently launched Moxivo, a multi-room audio system that uses your existing phone lines to connect an audio source to all of your stereos or self-powered speakers.

Belkin Upgrades WeMo App with New Features for the WeMo Light Switch

Available for both Android and iOS

LG Electronics Expands 'Second Screen' TV Ecosystem With Open-Source, Multi-Platform 'Connect SDK'

Enables Mobile Application Developers to Integrate With LG Smart TVs and Other Popular Television Devices

ecobee Becomes First Thermostat Company to Receive OpenADR 2.0b Certification

New certification provides homeowners and businesses with improved energy savings.

NorthStar Announces New Monitored Smoke Detector Hardware

NorthStar now offers the Encore Products "Firefighter" hardware that turns any existing smoke detector into a monitored smoke detector.

Onkyo Premieres "Emotion Delivered" Audio Concept in 2014 Mid-Range A/V Receivers

Onkyo introduces two new THX Certified Network A/V receivers supporting the latest HDMI specification for 4k/60Hz and HDCP 2.2. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies provide ultimate wireless connectivity.

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This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.