Mike Hanlon for New Atlas: Swidget is a modular electrical outlet designed to turn any home into a smarthome using existing wiring, replacing a traditional electricity outlet with an outlet capable of using "snap in" inserts.
Jan Wolfe for Reuters: "There's an entire ecosystem of things and services that the smart home can deliver once you have a rich map of the home that the user has allowed to be shared," said Angle.
Shanthi Rexaline , Benzinga: Amazon has begun assembling a team comprising in-house gadget experts, its own version of Best Buy's Geek Squad.
There's no better time to make your home even more comfortable and personalized. Best of all, these thoughtful updates will not only make this summer more enjoyable, but they'll last far beyond this season.
Benjamin Mayo for 9to5Mac: Apple has rolled out new in-store displays to select Apple Stores, demoing how users can take advantage of the Home app and HomeKit accessories to create smart home experiences.
Parks Associates: Only 10% of Users Use Their Personal Assistant Device or App to Control Smart Home Devices
New research examines challenges and strategies for smart home products and services
TWICE: Smart lighting & thermostats were common first steps into the smart home
Kurt Schlosser for GeekWire: Best Buy announced Wednesday that the experiences showcasing what is possible with voice technology and smart homes are unique to its stores and about 700 locations across the U.S. will feature the spaces starting next month.
Ben Levisohn for Barron's: One analyst bets Best Buy will be a big winner of out connected universe.
Nicholas Shields for Business Insider: Developers for connected camera companies can now build skills to link their devices to the forthcoming Echo Show.
Aaron Tilley for Forbes: At a Wednesday morning developer session at this year's WWDC, Apple said that HomeKit is now open to any Apple developer to tinker around with.
The firm's consumer research has detailed a shift in smart home purchase behaviors in the past year as retail is now the most common purchase channel for smart home products.
IEEE Software magazine via InfoQ: A key component of smart-home programming frameworks, such as Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, etc., is their permission model, which provides the first line of defense against remote attacks.
Alina Selyukh for NPR The Two-Way: Apple has finally unveiled its answer to Amazon's and Google's smart speakers slash digital assistants - and it's called HomePod.
Samsung Embarks on New Era of Whole Home Automation with the Launch of Samsung Connect Home Smart Wi-Fi System
-All-in-one Whole Home Wi-Fi and SmartThings Hub Offers Ultimate Home Control for Today's Families. -Available for Pre-order Exclusively at Best Buy on June 4; launching nationwide July 16th
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