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Smart home integration is about to become a necessity for carmakers

Gadgets Now: "Extending smart home voice control into the connected vehicle is part of an ongoing integration that will pull together home and vehicle personalization,"

Securing Your Home Automation: Here’s How to Avoid System Hacks

Hacking a home automation system is more common that we would like to think—and the results of a hack can severely affect your privacy and safety in the home. That’s why keeping your systems safe is an essential part of owning home automation products.

Wireless or Wired Network: Which is Right for Your Home?

Some homeowners believe that to turn their house into a "connected home," all they need is a wireless system. However, to accommodate the full range of today's connected devices, a connected home needs the advantages of wired and wireless connectivity.

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.

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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.

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.

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Nortek Security & Control LLC and SecureNet Partner to Bring Additional Value to 2GIG® Rely DIY Security System Offering

Partnership Enhances Growing DIY Security Market

Wazee Digital's Greg Loose and Brian Noecker to Co-Present on AWS Snowball at AWS re:Invent 2017

Loose and Noecker Will Present a Use Case on Using Snowball to Migrate More Than 4 Petabytes Onto AWS

Green Builder Media Brings Smart Home 2.0 to CES

A smart, right-sized home from Green Builder Media and Shelter Dynamics demonstrates real-world applications for high-flying technology.

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