Gourmia Brings Alexa, Google Home and Voice Control to Smart Appliances

Company's Industry-Leading Kitchen Appliances Combine with the Latest IoT Technology to Link Multiple Gourmia Appliances to a Single App

A look inside the 2017 HGTV Smart Home in Scottsdale

12 News Arizona:Ā Ā With an audio system wired into every room, a security system that can monitor for pipe leaks, and outlets with USB ports built in, theĀ HGTV Smart HomeĀ 2017 is not your grandma's house. The fully wired, 3,300-square-foot home is located right in the Valley, in north Scottsdale. Ā HGTV representatives say they chose Scottsdale -- "The West's Most Western Town" -- for its combination of tech and culture, as well as opportunities for year-round family fun. Designer Tiffany Brooks says she took her cues for the house from the desert landscape -- using natural materials like stone, wood, leather and glass, as well as incorporating antique tribal pieces and work from local artists. Ā Full Article and Video:

Leviton Delivers New Wi-Fi Lighting Automation Solution with Voice Control, Scheduling and Remote Access

Leviton announced today the release of a ground-breaking "hubless" home automation solution, Decora Smartā„¢ with Wi-Fi Technology, offering remote access, app-based scheduling and voice control. The new product family simplifies home lighting control from anywhere by automating interior and exterior lights using the free My Leviton app. The devices can also be connected to Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap or Alexa-embedded products, like the Nucleus touchscreen intercom, to provide voice control through commands such as "Alexa, turn living room lamp to 33%." The Decora Smart with Wi-Fi Technology product family includes both 600W and 1000W in-wall dimmers and 15 Amp switches that are all multi-way capable, as well as plug-in outlets and plug-in dimmers.Ā Leviton devices are connected to a home's Wi-Fi network as well as to Amazon Alexa-enabled products via the My Leviton app. In the app, users can easily add a new home, device, room, activity or schedule at any time from an iOS or Android device. Users can also create schedules and activities based on specific times or events. Ā Full Press Release:

Toys for Tots: Toys are Getting Smarter, More Educational but Riskier

All of the great "toys" are simply logical extensions of technology you're begging to use yourself and will help your kids be light years ahead of you when they're your age!

20% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers are dissatisfied with their pay-TV service

New Research Deliverables Examine Consumer Trends of Cord Cutters, Cord Shavers, and Cord Nevers

Geeni Smart Home Line Exhibits at IHA 2017, Announces Best Buy as New Authorized Retailer

Geeni's full line of affordable smart bulbs, cameras and power solutions to be available for purchase at Bestbuy.com

Midea Demonstrates Intelligent Kitchen at AWE 2017 to Redefine Future Living Space

A game changer that caters to consumers seeking a more efficient and healthier lifestyle, Midea integrates various home appliances by applying artificial intelligence (AI) so that all kitchen devices connect with each other to complete all sorts of tasks.

iRobot Takes Next Step in the Connected Home with Clean Mapā„¢ Reports and Amazon Alexa Integration

iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in consumer home robotics, today announced updates to the iRobot HOME App that expand the value of connected Roomba vacuuming robots within the smart home. New Clean Map reports provide visual post-cleaning maps that display information about the robot's cleaning performance, such as the dirtiest floor areas and total space cleaned, while the integration of Amazon Alexaā„¢ voice activated control will make communicating with a Roomba vacuuming robot a breeze.Ā "iRobot is aggressively pursuing opportunities within the connected home to improve our customers' experience with our cleaning robots," said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot. "The latest updates for the iRobot HOME App make cleaning with an iRobot Roomba vacuuming robot even more user friendly, with voice-activated commands, enhanced mapping features and useful post-cleaning reports. These are exciting next steps towards our vision of an ecosystem of home robots that work collaboratively and further enable the smart home." Ā Full Press Release:

Domotz Releases Manufacturer Support Feature For LUXUL

New Domotz Pro intelligent collaborative troubleshooting capability delivers a time-saving win for both integrators and manufacturers

iRobot Takes Next Step in the Connected Home with Clean Mapā„¢ Reports and Amazon Alexa Integration

Tell Roomba® vacuuming robot to clean via Amazon Alexaā„¢, then learn more about the cleaning job in the iRobot HOME App

Leviton Delivers New Wi-Fi Lighting Automation Solution with Voice Control, Scheduling and Remote Access

Affordable Decora Smartā„¢ with Wi-Fi Technology product family lets homeowners control lights from anywhere

VISITOR NUMBERS RISE FOR FOURTH WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY SHOW

13-14 March 2018, ExCeL, London www.wearabletechnologyshow.net

Celebrity Cruises brings smart home automation to its latest ship class

Julian ChokkattuĀ for DigitalTrends: Ā Celebrity Cruises has unveiled a new ship that was completely designed in 3D. The Celebrity Edge won't be operational for some time, but the company offered a sneak peak at how technology will improve a guest's experience on the ship. AtĀ 1,004 feet long and 128 feet wide, the Celebrity Edge can carry 3,373 guests in total, as well as 1,320 members of the crew. It features 1,467 staterooms, 14 passenger decks, 12 passenger elevators, and more. As Carnival highlighted in itsĀ announcement earlier this year, Celebrity Edge will feature "friction-less arrival," meaning guests won't have to wait in long lines for a check-in process. This will work through a combination of facial recognition software and geo-fenced beacons. Ā Cont'd...

Parks Associates: Majority of U.S. broadband households willing to pay more than $20 per month for comprehensive smart home system

Research workshop addresses business model strategies for smart home devices and systems

Leviton Achieves 20-Year Milestone in BUILDER Magazine Brand Use Study

Leviton has been named the brand most preferred for lighting controls and switches for the 20th consecutive year

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