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.

Where Is Wi-Fi Heading?

The best for Wi-Fi is yet to come, but it is important to look at the broader context to understand the relevance and the timing of all its new varieties.

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.

Speaker Stands Vs. Wall Mounts

Placing speakers can be a difficult task, not only do you need to balance visual aesthetics with optimal sound performance, but there are different guidelines for placing each speaker in a surround sound set up.

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.

Speed Kills: More, Better Content Drives Demand for Better, Faster Service

Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the Internet, and his cohorts probably never envisioned a time when sending a message or picture across the country or around the globe would be faster than dialing a phone. Or that people would have a panic attack when they didn't have Internet access.

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.

Choosing Your Surround Speakers

Positioning the surround speakers is crucial in order to enjoy the immersive sound that home theater is known for. But, deciding which configuration and what type of speaker to use can be daunting.

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!

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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!