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HomeToys Newsletter - Nov 15/16

Integrating Home Automation into Your Kitchen Remodel

HomeToys Newsletter
HomeToys Newsletter - Nov 15/16
Featured Articles

Integrating Home Automation into Your Kitchen Remodel

A remodel is the perfect time to consider budgeting for smart appliances and making your meals-and therefore your hectic life-a little bit simpler.

For Visio, PDF is the new DWG

During discussions with the Visio product team I realized that PDF is the new intermediate file format for Visio, not DWG. For example, PDF's from AutoCAD are plotted at a specific paper size and scale, perfect for Visio.

Demystifying Acoustic Data: Part 1 - Absorption vs Isolation

In this series, acoustician Cameron Girard of Acoustics First® hopes to help you distinguish between what's useful and what's not.

Automating One Acre Under Glass

Richmond Nursery in Ontario Saves More Than $50,000 a Year Using an Leviton Environmental Control System

Teens: Gen Z is More Prepared, More Savvy than You Think

They've grown up in the DIY (do-it-yourself) environment, focus on how things are made, seek peer recommendations/affirmation and are usually early adopters of products that are practical yet cool.
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Story of the Day

 

 

 

The smart home could soon be running on its own.

Alfred Ng for CNet:  Legrand sees a future where your smart home learns based on your habits and behaviors -- even knowing when to turn on the lights for your 3 a.m. bathroom run.

The French-based electrical equipment company hopes to make smart homes autonomous, where shades open and the coffee maker gets started before you wake up. Like iOS's automated traffic helper, that uses your frequent locations and tells you how long your commute will be, Legrand wants to use the same data, but apply it to your alarms.  Cont'd...

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News Headlines
Legrand Launches ELIOT IoT Program to Advance Connectivity & Intelligence in the Built Environment
Samsung Electronics to Acquire HARMAN, Accelerating Growth in Automotive and Connected Technologies
PureLink Celebrates 14 Years of Innovation in HD Video Connectivity
RTI Introduces New Driver for MuxLab's AV Over IP Solutions
Qorvo® Expands Capabilities of Voice-Activated, Smart Home Assistants
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Featured Product

Advanced UPB Lighting Packages from Simply Automated

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Featured Company

Leviton Security & Automation

Leviton Security & Automation is an award-winning manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use. Control security, energy management, and entertainment devices from your mobile device with zero fees.

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