Gadgets 360: Vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol used by nearly all modern Wi-Fi devices, leaves all Wi-Fi devices at risk of being snooped upon, a security researcher revealed on Monday.
Simon Davies for Tech.Co: This indoor drone is just one of the latest developments in the smart home security world, which is increasingly blurring the lines between the real world and Hollywood Sci-Fi.
August Capital leads round, with Miramar Ventures, The Box Group, and others participating; former Sonos sales executive Kostas Reissis appointed as Vice President of Sales
Carl Weinschenk for Telecompetitor: Researchers measured home automation adoption at 15% of U.S. internet households as of April 2017 - up from 10% a year earlier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HomeAdvisor-CEDIA survey of home service pros reveals broadening opportunities for pros in the smart home field
Paul Ridden for New Atlas: The Movable Fridge will come when called, and return to its cubby hole in the kitchen when no longer needed.
Aaron Tilley for Forbes: Called the Nest Thermostat E (E for everyone!), the new wall gadget will have nearly all the same internal hardware and software as its $250 counterpart, but will be $80 less for a total of $170.
April Slattery for CBR Online: More smart features will be introduced to the Samsung smart home system as well as the new release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Brian Barrett for Wired: But the way Ikea has so far approached its Trådfri LEDs illustrates exactly how the furniture behemoth can light a path toward a generation of products that finally fulfill the smart home's potential. They're cheap. They're easy. And most importantly, they'll soon speak HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant with equal fluency.
Megan Wollerton for CNet: Amazon is ready to launch whole-home audio for its Alexa speakers, one report claims.
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