Analyst report endorses Apple's approach of in-store demos of smart home tech

Ben Lovejoy for 9to5Mac: The note suggests that Apple is on the right track with its in-store demo stations, where customers can experience for themselves what it's like to have a HomeKit controlled connected home.

How Kitchens are Changing with the Rise of Smart Tech

For cooking and storing food, the firm favorites of the past year or two have certainly been smart refrigerators (like the Samsung Family Hub) and cookers (like the InstantPot and WeMo equipped Crock Pots).

ELAN Home Automation Makes a New Hampshire Vacation Rental Much More Desirable!

New Hampshire ski resort condo gives guests a taste of full home automation with mobile and voice control of climate, shades, lighting, audio/video, and cameras through an ELAN system.

Ikea to work with Sonos on new Smart Home products

Telecompaper: Retailer Ikea has bumped up its smart home offering by entering into a partnership with speakers maker Sonos.

Talking 2018 CES with Cees Links, GM of Qorvo Wireless Connectivity Business Unit

Qorvo's focus this year is on integration of the home's infra-structure in the One-Pod per-Room concept, a concept in which all device in the home connect to a small router in every room, and where all these small routers ("pods") are seamlessly inter-connected

Construction of the Biggest European Smart Living Lab Kicks Off

The Living Lab will create an opportunity to stimulate the development of innovative projects, establishment of new companies and implementation of solutions which will improve the quality of life in Warsaw and the entire region.

The Trade Show You Shouldn't Miss - CES

There Is no experience like CES with the largest global gathering of innovation and the connected future of technology with 4,000 exhibiting companies-600 of which are new.

40% of Black Friday Top 5 Sellers Are Amazon Products; 60% Are Smart Home Gadgets

John Koetsier for Forbes: Two of Black Friday's top five selling products are Amazon products. Three of them are smart home gadgets.

Trucks First: Moving Goods Will Have A Larger Impact in Autonomy and Economy

The autonomy of trucking needs more governmental attention and support than personal vehicles or business and commerce will be stuck in some warehouse … somewhere.

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.

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.

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INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.