Coldwell Banker Real Estate and CNET Define "The Smart Home"

New definition creates a clear, standardized designation for real estate agents, home buyers and home sellers

Bowers and Wilkins sells to a tiny home automation startup

Billy Steele for enGadget:  Bowers & Wilkins has been cranking out solid audio gear for the better part of three decades, but it's being acquired by a company that's only been around since 2014. Eva Automation, a Silicon Valley startup founded by former Facebook CFO (and San Francisco 49ers co-owner) Gideon Yu, is the new owner of the audio brand. Little is known about the company other than its 40-person staff has the somewhat vague mission of "making products that will change how people interact and think about the home." Although it has been around for two years, Eva Automation hasn't released any products yet.

The most obvious question is why a trusted name in audio would sell to such a young company. Well, Bowers & Wilkins CEO Joe Atkins hinted at a sale last year before talks with Eva began. Atkins also admitted that the company doesn't have the know-how to build audio gear that leverages the cloud, despite a range of devices that allow users to play music with features like AirPlay. We'll have to wait a while to see any new products, as Yu says the first new gear is planned for mid-2017. Perhaps Amazon's Echowill see some competition next summer.  Cont'd...

Smart Home Water Shut Off, Prevent Water Damage, No Plumber Required

The mechanics of the unit have been updated with an improved open/close stroke and the addition of a Universal Mounting Kit (UMK). The UMK supports simplified mounting of the unit over existing ball valve sizes of ½", ¾" and 1"; no plumbing is required.

Parks Associates: Over 80% of smartphone and tablet users who own a smart home device have downloaded mobile apps for their devices

20th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference to address importance of interoperability for connected devices and mobile apps

Almond 3 Smart Home Wi-Fi System Now Available for Pre-order

Smart Router Bundle Features Mesh Networking for Seamless Wi-Fi Coverage Integrates with Amazon Alexa

Google And Honeywell Resolve Patent Dispute

Google and Honeywell believe that this patent accord promotes product innovation and consumer choice in the market for smart home products. The agreement fully resolves pending patent litigation between Honeywell and Nest Labs. Terms of the agreement are otherwise confidential.

IoT Made Simple: GE First Manufacturer to Have Suite of Connected Appliances on IFTTT

GE Appliances and IFTTT release the washer, dryer and dishwasher channels, becoming the first appliance manufacturer to have its entire appliance suite on IFTTT

Dynaudio introduces all-new Contour Series Loudspeakers

The Contour models have been part of the Dynaudio product portfolio since 1989, and the new models represent the company's third-generation Contours, offering a vastly improved performance via a complete re-imagination of all relevant technical details.

iPoint Releases Enhanced Payment Processing and All-New Automatic Notification Engine

Platform Streamlines Dealer Invoicing; Automates Notifications and Alerts for Critical Operations

HARMAN's Mark Levinson Introduces - 534 Dual-Monaural Pure Path Amplifier at HIGH END® 2016

This high-current, low-feedback two-channel amplifier delivers 250 watts per channel into 8 ohms, operating purely in class A for most listening conditions, doubling to 500W into 4 ohms, with stable operation into 2-ohm loads.

Parks Associates: 16% of U.S. Broadband Households Subscribe to an OTT Sports Service

NFL Game Pass Leads Market with 6% of all Sports OTT Video Service Subscriptions

Samsung Reinvents the Refrigerator

With groundbreaking new features and an unprecedented level of smart connectivity, Samsung Family Hub™ transforms the kitchen appliance experience

VITEC MGW Pico TOUGH ISR Encoder Wins Best of Show Award at 2016 NAB Show

VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced its MGW Pico TOUGH military-grade video encoder is the latest in the company's lineup of portable encoding and streaming appliances to earn an industry recognition at the 2016 NAB Show. Winning Government Video's 2016 Best of Show Award, a panel of engineers and industry experts selected the MGW Pico TOUGH from among hundreds of new products in competition for its innovation, feature set, performance, and footprint. The MGW Pico TOUGH joins the award-winning success of VITEC's MGW Ace portable HEVC hardware encoder, which took home three awards from last year's NAB Show.

Riedel Supports HardMoves International Bouldering SuperFinal Competition in Home Town of Wuppertal

As the six strongest teams of the HardMoves Fight Club met at Wuppertal's magnificent Historische Schwimmoper indoor swimming center to compete in the international bouldering series' SuperFinal, Riedel Communications supplied the real-time media network and intercom system that supported live links to other venues, as well as live streaming. During the event on March 5 in Riedel Communications' hometown, the company provided a MediorNet fiber network, Artist digital matrix intercom system, Performer digital partyline intercom system, and STX-200 professional Skype® interface, as well as a variety of control panels, beltpacks, and radios, to enable flexible, reliable signal transport and communications.

Parks Associates: 50% of North American broadband households will be smart homes by 2020

New Industry Report Analyzes Global Digital Lifestyle Trends

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