Future phones will ID devices by their electromagnetic fields

Richard Lai for enGadget: In another set of demos, the team showed how the phone could show contextual charms upon tapping various connected devices.

Lowe's Launches Professional Monitoring Service For Iris

Lowe's Companies, Inc. today announced the release of a professional monitoring service for the all-inclusive, market-leading price of $14.95 per month for its Iris smart home security system. The new professional monitoring service gives residential customers the ability to have emergency responders dispatched to their homes in the event of a security, smoke, carbon monoxide or panic alarm with no long-term contract required.

Parks Associates: More Than 100 Million U.S. Households Do Not Have a Smart Home Device

VCs and Investors to address IoT investment and growth opportunities at 21st-annual CONNECTIONS Conference, May 23-25 in San Francisco

Best Buy Partners with Vivint Smart Home to Launch Leading-Edge Smart Home Service

Best Buy and Vivint Smart Home are partnering to give customers an easy way to automate and manage their homes. With a nationwide rollout beginning this summer, Best Buy customers will be able to visit one of more than 400 stores to interact with Vivint products.

The only way to save the smart home hub is to kill it

David Priest for CNet: Commentary: Are smart home hubs the VCRs of a Blu-ray age?

There's a good chance Apple will introduce its Amazon Echo competitor in June, says analyst

Todd Haselton for CNBC: "There is an over 50 percent chance that Apple will announce its first home AI product at WWDC in June," KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors obtained by MacRumors on Monday.

Smart home assistants need assistance to catch on

Yahoo Tech: There's a lot of conversation around voice-activated home assistants, however, according to new data from GfK, there is currently very little conversation actually with devices like Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Smart business models for the connected home

Nick Ismail for Information Age: The era of the smart, connected home is here, and this technological trend will likely define business models for years to come

Hubbell Incorporated Acquires Leading IoT Brand iDevices®

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

THE US SMART HOME MARKET REPORT: Systems, apps, and devices leading to home automation

Nicholas Shields for Business Insider: The same issues BI Intelligence first identified back in 2015 still plague the space - persistently high prices, technological fragmentation, and consumers' lack of a perceived benefit from the devices.

Smart home product manufacturers must target customers in different ways

Rene Millman for Internet of Business: Smart home consumers can be divided into seven segments, according to new research from market analyst firm Strategy Analytics.

Research Points to Big Uptick in Smart Home Device Adoption, Awareness

Benchmark report from PlumChoice and Z-Wave Alliance shows consumers got 'smarter' in 2016, examines individual device interest

Teodoor Introduces World's Smallest Smart Lock to Improve Convenience and Home Security

The lock enables "hands-free" access with ensured security to simplify and hasten the user's entry. Using advanced recognition technology, access codes, and combinations of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the smart lock grants access to approved users without the added hassle of searching for keys or your smartphone to unlock the door.

jacapps, Ford To Hold 'Connected Car Hackathon' At NAB Show

All Access Music Group: jacapps and FORD MOTOR COMPANY are producing a "Connected Car Hackathon" at the NAB SHOW in LAS VEGAS later this month. The competition will pit coders and developers against each other to develop better dashboard solutions for consumption of audio and video content in cars, including future autonomous vehicles.

D-Tools System Integrator 2017 Now Available

SI 2017 adds a host of valuable, new features, enabling integrators to gain greater insight into their business operations and more effectively communicate with their clients during the project estimation, system design, and project management process.

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