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The Best Amazon Alexa Commands

In this article we provide a list of Amazon Alexa commands from around the internet, curated and tested to work by those of us here at Hometoys.

The Best Amazon Alexa Easter Eggs

Amazon Alexa is a great virtual assistant. And, as it turns out, Alexa also has a sense of humor. Enjoy this collection of the best Alexa Easter Eggs we have discovered and collected from around the internet.

How to Delete Apps on The iPhone 7

Below we address the various methods for uninstalling apps on iOS and how to troubleshoot the most common issues people have.

What is the Difference Between the Amazon Echo and Dot?

After introducing the Echo, Amazon further disrupted the smart speaker category by introducing the Echo Dot in late 2016. At a retail price of $50 (and often can be had for as little as $35), Amazon removed the price objection from potential buyers.

Is a Nest Thermostat Worth the Money?

Since its initial release, the Nest Thermostat has evolved, improved, and ultimately become the single most popular thermostat in the world. Indeed, Google confirmed Nest’s success when it acquired Nest Labs, Inc. in 2014 for $3.2 billion in cash.

Smart Home Features Emerge as Key Opportunity to Drive Customer Satisfaction with Home Security Systems, J.D. Power Finds

Overall customer satisfaction with home security systems is 834 (on a 1,000-point scale), up 3 points from last year, making home security the fourth highest-scoring product industry of all service industries evaluated by J.D. Power this year.

Ring Unveils Next Generation Neighbor Experience

Ring to release several new features and an updated app experience, providing neighbors with even more effective ways to protect their homes and neighborhoods.

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Nex-Gen Advancement in Home Automation Future Scenario

Home Automation Market (By Application - Safety and Security - Video Surveillance (Hardware (Security Cameras, Monitors), Software, Services), Access Control (Biometric Access Control (Facial Recognition, Iris Recognition, Fingerprint Recognition), Non Biometric Access Control), Lighting System (Drivers & Ballasts, Relay, Sensors, Dimmers, Switches, Others (Accessories)), Entertainment System (Home Theater System, Audio Video Control Systems), Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) (Actuators, Sensors and Transducers, Control Valve, Thermostats, Energy Meter), Other Controls (Smart Locks, Smoke Detector, Smart Plugs); Technology - Wired (Power Line Communication (PLC), Ethernet, Fiber Optics), Wireless ( ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth); Channel - Luxury, Mainstream, DIY, Managed)- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 - 2026 released by TMR covers :

Evolution of Smart Home Tech That Will Make Life easier in Old Age

The information presented in this review is based on a TMR report titled, "Smart Home M2M Market (Technology - Wireless (Wi- Fi and Cellular) and Wired; Application - Access and Security Control, Energy and Climate Management, Home Entertainment, and Lighting) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025 "

Vision Integration Installs Martin Audio WPM in Mt. Hebron Church

Mt. Hebron Church recently moved up to a Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Mini (WPM) line array system installed by Vision Integration of Mobile, AL.

PowerHouse Alliance Distributor Members Invite Dealers to Automation, Security, AV Training and Events this November

To prepare for a busy holiday selling season, distributor members bring trainings for dealers and integrators across the U.S. and events highlighting new product demos.

IAL announces Fielder Marketing as Manufacturer's Representative for northern California

Fielder Marketing now representing Acurus and Aragon premium audio brands in California

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REPLACEMENT INTERCOM SYSTEM WITH BUILT-IN MP3 DISTRIBUTION

REPLACEMENT INTERCOM SYSTEM WITH BUILT-IN MP3 DISTRIBUTION

RETRO-M is designed to replace existing Home Intercom Systems and operate on existing 3 and 4 wire systems. BLUETOOTH you music by adding the BT-RECEIVER. No need to remove existing master wall housing, trim plates available to cover those large holes. The RETRO-M intercom unit has a built-in AM/FM radio. Plug in mp3 players such as iPod, iPhone, Zune or any other hand held player into the master and share your music with the entire family. Choose between two music sources; listen to the radio in one room and the mp3 in another room.

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