Consumers are holding off on buying smart-home gadgets thanks to security and privacy fears

Caroline Cakebread for Business Insider: Consumers are uneasy about being watched, listened to, or tracked by devices they place in their homes, consulting firm Deloitte found in a new survey it released Wednesday.

Bill Gates just bought a huge chunk of land - he wants to build his own 'smart city'

Monique O. Madan for Miami Herald: The vision? Transforming a raw, blank slate into a futuristic city filled with driverless cars, endless data centers and buildings totally designed around technology and high-speed internet.

Kirio Powers The Smartest New Home In The World

Partners with buildSOUND to showcase a brand-new Seattle smart home powered by the Kirio Smart Home System.

Logitech to shut down "service and support" for Harmony Link devices in 2018

Valentina Palladimo for ArsTechnica: Customers are calling out Logitech for bricking a device that works perfectly fine for most of them, (11/9/17 update from Logitech: We Will Replace Your Logitech Harmony Links)

Kasita gets okay to sell its Modular Homes in California, Nevada

​Builder Online: Every Kasita is move-in ready and comes fully equipped with appliances and furniture, and features a fully integrated home automation system.

Lowe's is bringing 'smart home' centers to its stores just in time for the holidays

Lauren Thomas for CNBC: On Tuesday, the home improvement retailer unveiled plans to launch so-called stores within its stores, in a partnership with b8ta, to sell and educate shoppers on smart home products.

How to Install a Wallplate 20% Faster

These innovative wallplates easily mount into the wall with a simple, one-step process that's up to 20% faster than traditional wallplates.

Amazon rolls out smart-home 'routines' for Alexa

Peter Newman for Business Insider: Amazon added a new feature to its Alexa voice assistant that will let consumers use Echo smart speakers or other Alexa devices to control multiple smart home devices at once in what it calls "routines."

LG IoT security bug highlights risks of home automation

Tech Central: LG's SmartThinQ is a framework for communication between devices that enables them to, among other things, be controlled by smartphone apps or by voice through integration with emerging smart home devices such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

Case Study: Niles and Sunfire Bring Sophisticated Sound to Mexico City Entertainment Room

The goal was to build an immersive sound system in the entertainment room and throughout the home without hindering the look of the house, which was gut-renovated and professionally designed three years prior.

Wi-Fi .11AX - What's It All About?

For now, the conclusion seems clear - IEEE 802.11ax is not the end of Wi-Fi. It is the start of building even higher performance systems!

Have a High-Tech Halloween with your own Haunted Smart Home

Jordan McMahon for Wired: We're living in the future, and all you need is a smart speaker like Google Home or Amazon Echo and a few connected devices to transform any pad into a creepy crypt fit for the damned.

Quadriplegic Gains Control of Apartment Through Customized ELAN System

Automation technology gives the resident remote control of his apartment's lights, TVs, phone, motorized bed and motorized door for the first time in years.

ASSA ABLOY Acquires August Home in the US

"August Home strengthens our residential smart door strategy with complementary smart locks, expansion into video doorbells and comprehensive solutions for home delivery,"

More Power to Zigbee® 3.0: The Power of Green Power

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!