Best Buy Bets on Adults Remotely Monitoring Their Aging Parents

Matthew Boyle for Bloomberg: By 2020, 45 million Americans will be caring for 117 million seniors. The retailer offers a $29 monthly monitoring service using internet-connected gear.

PureLink: "Beyond 4K"

Part 1: What does it mean to go "Beyond 4K"?

How Amazon Plans to Clobber Google Home and Apple HomePod With Its New and Cheaper Echo Lineup

Aaron Pressman for Fortune: Amazon rolled a bevy of new and updated products last week, including an improved version of its Echo speaker and Fire TV set-top box.

THE 2017 CEDIA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Hosted at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 430 industry professionals were part of the magic, enjoying an evening of networking, fine dining, and toasting their goblets to the award winners.

SMART HOMES GET SMARTER, TECH COMPANIES MORE COMPETITIVE

Builder Online: Some tech companies, such as Apple and Amazon, have partnered with home builders to bring smart-home technology to entire developments. Others are developing new virtual assistants as an alternative to Alexa and Siri.

How to Watch Netfix in Surround Sound

I know that Neural is a bit of an oddball format that many receivers don't feature, but should you happen to have it, I can highly recommend that you use it for the most immersive surround experience when you are converting a stereo source to surround.

Nest's home security system costs $499 and comes with magnetic door sensors

Nick Statt for The Verge: Nest is getting serious about home security with an entirely new product family it's calling Nest Secure. Announced at a hardware event in San Francisco, Nest detailed a new modular system that is designed to make home security more modern and simple.

Life of Luxury or Potential Security Hack?: The Truth About Voice-Recognition Software in Your Home

You may not prevent every kind of threat, but even these cursory safeguards will do a lot to keep your data-and your private life-for intended audiences only.

Amazon has 76% smart home speaker U.S. market share as Echo unit sales reach 15M, new study finds

Taylor Sopper for GeekWire: Amazon first entered the smart home speaker scene two years ago with its original Echo device; it now also sells different models like the $49.99 Echo Dot, which accounts for more than 50 percent of Echo products in the wild, CIRP noted.

Road Show: Small Screen Viewing is Becoming a Very, Very Big Deal

The first thing you discover at IBC is that TV isn't dead. It has just morphed into a dizzying array of ultra-confusing solutions … that's right, everyone has the answer.

CEDIA 2017 Recap and Plans for CEDIA 2018

CEDIA 2017 saw a significant increase in attendance, and Emerald Expositions is excited to work in tandem with the CEDIA association and a select group of industry experts to develop plans for [exciting]new initiatives to benefit both the exhibitors and attendees for CEDIA 2018.

Global $100+ Bn Home Automation System Market Analysis & Trends

Global Home Automation Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 12.4% reaching $72.78 billion by 2022 from the market value of $36.09 billion in 2016.

Bi-amp Benefits and Configurations

The bottom line is if you have the two extra channels available in your receiver or amp and you have speakers that support bi-amping, then I would recommend hooking them up in this configuration. It certainly won't hurt anything and I think you will hear at the very least a modest improvement in your speakers' sound.

NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin Turns to ELAN for Speedy and Smooth Control of His New 30,000-Square Foot Home

During the home's building process in late 2016, Hamlin wanted to incorporate one central interface to control all his home's sub-systems and sophisticated entertainment technology.

CEDIA 2017: Alexa, Google Assistant & Other Voice UIs Come Into Their Own

Joseph Palenchar for Twice: This week's CEDIA 2017 is giving A/V products and custom-installed integrated systems more of a voice in the way they're controlled.

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