Apple Frees Up Its Smart Home Platform To Kickstart Development

Aaron Tilley for Forbes: At a Wednesday morning developer session at this year's WWDC, Apple said that HomeKit is now open to any Apple developer to tinker around with.

Using DNA to Store Movies

Once the DNA strands are fabricated, many copies can be made. The DNA containing the movie will be smaller than a speck of dust.

Parks Associates: Retail the Leading Sales Channel for Smart Home Purchases

The firm's consumer research has detailed a shift in smart home purchase behaviors in the past year as retail is now the most common purchase channel for smart home products.

Entertainment Unleashed: TV Is Evolving to Meet the Needs of Content Producers, Viewers

Today, there are still four networks - four in traditional television and four in cloud television. While traditional fixed day/time is shrinking, industry executives also see it shifting as the shows are still watched, just not when they were scheduled.

Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'

Alina Selyukh for NPR The Two-Way: Apple has finally unveiled its answer to Amazon's and Google's smart speakers slash digital assistants - and it's called HomePod.

Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Home Theater System

Doing your homework eliminates any incompatibilities with gear in your current or future system, helps you decide what features you consider mandatory, and clarifies how much performance quality you're after-all of which saves you from potentially wasting copious amounts of time and money.

Multi-level Amplifier on a Chip

A multi-level amplifier uses more, but smaller, transistors for delivering power to the speaker. This way, switching activity and power losses can be reduced significantly and more power is delivered to the speaker.

Are Smart Speakers the Trojan Horse for Widespread Smart Home Adoption?

Smart home has yet to transition into mass market industry as providers fail to communicate value and need, finds Strategy Analytics

Amazon's new Echo Show proves that the smart home phenomenon is finally moving into the mainstream

Bob O'Donnell for RECODE: One-quarter of U.S. households now have at least one piece of smart home gear.

The Audio Frequency Spectrum

Most tower speakers handle down to the 40 Hz range while bookshelves will have less low-end extension down to around 60 or 70 Hz.

Comcast's business services revenue surges in Q1;

Larry Dignan for Between the Lines: Comcast's business services revenue surges in Q1; Home automation, security shows promise. The cable and media giant is diversifying via small businesses and smart home businesses.

SKAA - The New Wireless HiFi Audio Standard

SKAA offers low latency, the best time alignment in the category (multiple speakers output the audio at exactly the same time), the greatest number of use cases since SKAA works across whole home, portable, headphone, home theatre, 12V and prosumer segments, no cumbersome pairing process, no content or source limitations, no network required

Hubbell Incorporated Acquires Leading IoT Brand iDevices®

Hubbell and iDevices join forces to usher in the next evolution of smart home and IoT innovation.

Content View: Service Providers, Advertisers Have to Pay Closer Attention

To monetize their content advertisers have to find a balance in improving the user experience so they would be willing to accept the ads.

Protect your home with the best smart outdoor security cameras

Ben Keough, Reviewed.com: Security cameras aren't a new idea. For years, they've been watching you and recording your every move at shops, movie theaters, and public parks. But home security cameras have come a long way in the past few years, including those designed to be installed outdoors.

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