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Microsoft continues to push Cortana into the smart home with IFTTT integration

Emma Boyle for Tech Radar: Though adding new devices such as Ecobee, Honeywell Lyric, LIFX, and Geeni to Cortana’s roster is a positive step, it’s IFTTT integration that will really give the assistant a boost.

Army Sergeant First Class Wade Mitcheltree Receives ELAN-Controlled Custom Smart Home from the Gary Sinise Foundation

Even if Wade is on the second floor, he can have full control over the whole house using any of the touch panels or his own iPad

Facebook to launch smart home speakers in July: Report

Zee Business: "The Aloha model, to be marketed under the official name Portal, will use voice commands but will also feature facial recognition to identify users for accessing Facebook via a wide-angle lens on the front of the device," the report added.

Lonely Toys: If Toys Are Getting Smarter, Maybe Parents Should Too

Consumer advocacy groups claim toy manufacturers aren’t doing enough to protect children’s information or advise parents what they’re doing in collecting and using the stalking information. But it’s really up to parents to do their own research for the toys

With Blink's camera chip and a few AA batteries, Amazon goes low-energy

Valentina Palladino for Ars Technica: On the flip side, Blink's cameras are powered by AA batteries, and its embedded, energy-efficient chip allows those batteries to last up to two years at a time.

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Manufacturer's Rep Firm Meyer Marketing Signs with PureLink

Company will Sell PureLink Pro AV Solutions in FL, Puerto Rico and Caribbean

Riedel Products at BVE 2018

Riedel's Bolero is a game-changing new wireless intercom system in the license-free 1.9GHz frequency range. Bolero offers a rich set of features and connectivity that can be applied three ways: as an exceptional wireless beltpack, as a wireless keypanel, and - in an industry first - as a walkie-talkie radio.

Independent Analysts Praise Yamaha CS-700 as 'Huddle Room Powerhouse'

Report From UC Analyst Firm Wainhouse Research Evaluates All-in-One System's Performance, Quality, and Ease of Use

Session Focusing on Storage Needs of Digital Imaging Technicians at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference

The Entertainment Storage Alliance announces that it will feature a session on the digital storage needs of Digital Imaging Technicians (DITs). Following are details on this session, which is moderated by Larry Jordan from Digital Production Buzz.

Just Add Power 3G+4+ Tiling Transmitter Receives Top New Technology Award at ISE 2018

Dynamic 4K Tiler Earns Honor in Video Wall Solutions Category

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