7 Home Improvements for Summer 2017

There's no better time to make your home even more comfortable and personalized. Best of all, these thoughtful updates will not only make this summer more enjoyable, but they'll last far beyond this season.

The Hidden Benefits of Installing Smart Home Automation

By only using lights, AV equipment, and other technology when needed, such systems conserve energy, which of course, reveals another hidden benefit.

Custom-Built 'Drive-In' Movie Theater Takes Entertainment to the Next Level

Pennsylvania-based event space features seven vintage cars and a sophisticated projection-based theater.

Apple Stores featuring Apple Home app and new interactive HomeKit demos

Benjamin Mayo for 9to5Mac: Apple has rolled out new in-store displays to select Apple Stores, demoing how users can take advantage of the Home app and HomeKit accessories to create smart home experiences.

Amazon Is Testing a Geek Squad-Like Service for Smart Home Tech

Phil Wahba for Fortune: The online store has been assembling an army of experts to offer free consultations for its Alexa products.

Next Up for VR: Enhanced Creative Tools Being Released into the Wild

Normal people don't know - or care - about the difference between a CPU (central processing unit) and a GPU (graphic processing unit). They simply want to use their computers to create and view great content.

Parks Associates: Only 10% of Users Use Their Personal Assistant Device or App to Control Smart Home Devices

New research examines challenges and strategies for smart home products and services

The Smart Home Can Grow By Stealth, Says Futuresource

TWICE: Smart lighting & thermostats were common first steps into the smart home

These SmartHome Gadgets for Your Home Gym Will Boost Your Summer Workouts

Once your gym is enabled with the latest high-tech devices, you'll have the most insight into your body and performance that you've ever had. So bring on the next set of crunches-you're ready!

Best Buy introducing Amazon Alexa and Google Home experiences to 700 U.S. stores

Kurt Schlosser for GeekWire: Best Buy announced Wednesday that the experiences showcasing what is possible with voice technology and smart homes are unique to its stores and about 700 locations across the U.S. will feature the spaces starting next month.

Does 'Smart Home' Make Best Buy a Smart Pick?

Ben Levisohn for Barron's: One analyst bets Best Buy will be a big winner of out connected universe.

Amazon is trying to strengthen its position against competing smart home products

Nicholas Shields for Business Insider: Developers for connected camera companies can now build skills to link their devices to the forthcoming Echo Show.

A new wave of gadgets is setting out to secure your smart home

Rob Verger for Popular Science: Paul Lipman, the CEO of a British cybersecurity company Bullguard, points at those devices in our home, like smart locks or internet-connected televisions, as vulnerabilities because they can lack security features.

Timeless Country Home Stuns with Spectacular Lighting System Controlled by ELAN

South Carolina home features a cutting-edge Lutron lighting system controlled and automated by ELAN with audio by Niles and Sunfire, and power protection from Panamax.

Vivint Smart Home Introduces Vivint Smart Properties for Property Developers and Managers

New program brings smart home technology to apartment households

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