Revolv Raises $4M for 'Universal Remote' to Control Smart Homes

Smart-home technologies that control lights, thermostats, the locks on doors and more were sold as futuristic luxuries just a few years ago. Now, they are proliferating and entering the mainstream market at more affordable prices. A Boulder, Colo., startup called Revolv raised $4 million in seed financing to become the “universal remote,” or gateway, that homeowners can use to control them all. Foundry Group led the round, joined by American Family Insurance and other angel investors. The company is the third smart-home device maker to score institutional capital within the past two weeks: August Home Inc. raised $8 million led by Maveron for Bluetooth-controlled locks, and Quirky Inc. raised $79 million from investors including General Electric to make more “connected-home” gadgets. A spate of other smart home tech ventures–such as Ambient Devices, Doorbot, Dropcam, Nest Labs, Sonos and SmartThings– raised seed and venture capital earlier. Other smart home tech businesses have turned to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, IndieGogo and Dragon Innovation for nondilutive capital.

TP-LINK Jump Starts Holiday Savings With Up to 40 Percent Off Wireless Networking Products

TP-LINK has teamed with leading retail partners Fry's Electronics, Newegg.com, and Amazon.com to offer bargains of up to 40 percent on wireless networking products such as routers, range extenders, switches and more for Black Friday and seasonal shoppers.

Almaware announce the launch of the indiegogo campaign for its new product: AlmaDom.us

AlmaDom.us is an ambitious project that start from a simple observation: why common home automation is based on decades-old technologies? Smartphones have high computational capabilities, are easy to use and connected to everything via wireless. We want to apply those features to the home automation

CAYIN Shines at ISE 2014 with Its New Product Debut

CAYIN will take part in the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade show in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on February 4-6, 2014. CAYIN will take this opportunity to demonstrate its brand-new and advanced digital signage players.

Symetrix Maintaining Its Edge in DSP at ISE 2014

Leading digital signal processing developer will exhibit products including SymNet Radius AEC and Jupiter, and announce details of a new industry partnership.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Installs Dedicated Biamp Audio Systems in High Tech Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy's Primary National Laboratory for Renewable Energy Research Benefits From Audia(R)/Nexia(R) Audio System Combination

Denon Professional Now Shipping DN-700R Network SD/USB Audio Recorder

New Networking Capabilities Simplify Recording, Archiving, and Distribution of Audio Files

FIRE-FX Home Theater Media Server Systems Signs Deal with Paradigm Systems, Inc.

High-End Home Theater Brand Brings the Power of the Cloud to the Media Server; Paradigm Delivers to the Rocky Mountain Region

Yamaha Debuts Soavo NS-F901 High-resolution Speakers for Powerful and Accurate Natural Sound

Next generation Soavo 3-way bass reflex floorstanding speakers represent Yamaha's passionate dedication to achieving true audio purity.

BenQ Supports the Creative Class With Introduction of PG2401PT Monitor at the Color Management Conference 2013

Company Brings Certified Color Calibration at a Great Value Plus Colorificâ„¢ Image Quality to Premier Print Industry Event

SAVANT®SmartLink and SmartAudio Products Now Shipping

Savant's new scalable media switching and distribution systems deliver a tremendous range of options to address a broad range of system sizes and configurations.

L-com Introduces 45 Degree Angled HDMI Cable Assemblies

To allow for angled connectivity in tight spaces without damaging the cable or port

Bryston Introduces the BUC-1 Digital to Digital Converter

Special purpose device brings high resolution playback to computer audio enthusiasts

InfoComm International to Offer Discounted and Free Training at ISE 2014

Free and discounted InfoComm Universityâ„¢ training to attendees of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), 4-6 Feb. 2014, at the Amsterdam RAI.

Build a Cheap Home Automation System in 10 Minutes with Ninja Blocks

Home security and automation are rarely mentioned in the same sentence as the word cheap, but it's totally possible if you're willing to do a few things yourself. We checked out a $200 DIY kit called Ninja Blocks, and were able to get a home automation and security system up and running in about 10 minutes.P What You'll Get Ninja Blocks are an open-source home automation system that allow you to connect a variety of sensors to the internet. Ninja Blocks are essentially the brain behind that home automation system, and you can connect sensors and peripherals to it easily. Basically, Ninja Blocks are kind of an If This Then That  for the physical world. In a way, they're similar to the Belkin W eMo , but Ninja Blocks have a lot more options for triggers, and support the WeMo if you already have one. Once everything is set up, all your gadgets and home monitors will be connected to the internet and visible from your smartphone or PC. You'll be able to monitor the temperature in your home, turn on lights, check out web cams, toggle motion sensors, and pretty much anything else you can think of in regards to home security or automation. If you have anything with a sensor, actuator, or gadget that uses RF signals or Wi-Fi, chances are that you can connect it to a Ninja Block. You can even add to it with your own Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or BeagleBone projects.P

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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.