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Digital Assistants Will Boost Adoption of Home Automation Services in the US – MarketWatch

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

SANTA CLARA, California, Sep 26, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) — Differentiated value propositions and effective distribution channels will spur growth for vendors, finds Frost & Sullivan SANTA CLARA, California, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The digital consumer landscape continues to evolve, leading to the creation of new products, services, applications, and solutions. In addition, the home automation and security service industry is undergoing transformational change with a plethora…

Smart Living: Head coach of UGA football team shows off elegant home – Red and Black

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

University of Georgia head football coach Kirby Smart is known for his low-key game day attire which consists of a collared Georgia shirt, khakis and a visor, but when it comes to his Athens home the features are off the field. Recently featured in the October edition of Atlanta Magazine, the Smart home sits on a nearly three-acre lot and is charming and elegant. It took…

Smart Homes Get Smarter, Tech Companies More Competitive – Builder Magazine

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Pardon Our Interruption As you were browsing, something about your browser made us think you were a bot. There are a few reasons why this might happen: You’re a power user moving through this website with super-human speed You’ve disabled JavaScript in your web browser A third-party browser plugin, such as Ghostery or NoScript, is preventing JavaScript from running. Additional information is available in this support article. After completing the…

European Home Automation Systems Market, Forecast to 2022 – PR Newswire (press release)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

LONDON, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Voice-over-tech will Drive this Comfort-driven Market to New Heights In the past couple of years, products and services associated with home automation and smart and connected homes have changed the consumer perception on technological innovations. Homes are no longer simply a place for eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Rather, they are being remodelled everyday into a connected and personalised ecosystem of services. Download…

As smart homes become smarter, tech companies rush to get in the … – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, September 23, 2017

For the majority of its existence, home automation has been confined to fiction and the houses of the wealthy. But as more affordable smart-home technology trickles into the market, the demographics are shifting, and tech companies are jostling to get their virtual home assistants in the door. Many are even teaming up with home builders to develop connected homes from the ground up. In 2015, consumers bought 1.7 million voice-compatible…

As smart homes become smarter, tech companies rush to get in the door – Los Angeles Times

Friday, September 22, 2017

For the majority of its existence, home automation has been confined to fiction and the houses of the wealthy. But as more affordable smart-home technology trickles into the market, the demographics are shifting, and tech companies are jostling to get their virtual home assistants in the door. Many are even teaming up with home builders to develop connected homes from the ground up. In 2015, consumers bought 1.7 million voice-compatible…

Your Lifx smart bulbs now support Apple HomeKit — and Siri – CNET

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Lifx lineup of color-changing smart bulbs now works with Apple HomeKit, after a long wait. With HomeKit support, you can control your bulbs alongside other HomeKit-compliant gadgets in Apple‘s Home app on your iPhone or iPad, or by using spoken Siri commands. The catch? You need the newest, third-gen Lifx or Lifx Plus bulbs in order to sync with Siri. Current-gen Lifx and Lifx Plus smart bulbs now work with…

Home Automation Market Growth to be Driven by Increasing … – MarketWatch

Thursday, September 21, 2017

FELTON, California, Sep 20, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) — FELTON, California, September 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Global home automation market [https://www.millioninsights.com/industry-reports/home-automation-market ] is expected to grow at a higher CAGR in the forecast period due to the rise in demand for high-tech home appliances. Home appliances are high end products that use advanced digital technology for automation of products and systems. Advantages in using home automation systems include…

Home Automation Market Growth to be Driven by Increasing Demand of High Performing Solutions in Residential … – MarketWatch

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

FELTON, California, Sep 20, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) — FELTON, California, September 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Global home automation market [https://www.millioninsights.com/industry-reports/home-automation-market ] is expected to grow at a higher CAGR in the forecast period due to the rise in demand for high-tech home appliances. Home appliances are high end products that use advanced digital technology for automation of products and systems. Advantages in using home automation systems include…

Best Buy Banks on Smart Homes, Experiential Merchandising in Stores – AdAge.com

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Credit: Best Buy In its quest to better connect with customers, Best Buy is focusing on connected living. At the Minneapolis-based retailer’s Investor Day on Tuesday, its first in five years, executives laid out a new strategy of priorities and changes in its merchandising, training and marketing over the next three years. Called Best Buy 2020, the plan is CEO Hubert Joly’s second chapter in the growth plan he began…

A former engineer is building the smart homes of the future – CBS … – CBS News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Robots are everywhere in the U.S. economy–even in our homes. But the promise of home-based AI is gentler than its workplace counterpart: rather than displacing humans, the most it might do is make them a little more comfortable. One home in Choctaw, Okla., demonstrates the potential of “smart” features, like motion-activated floor lights that turn on when a sleeper gets up in the middle of the night. There’s a remotely…

The Growing Cybersecurity Risk of ‘Smart’ Homes – R & D Magazine

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

It today’s modern home virtually everything can be connected, from the computer to the coffee maker. While this leads to convenience and plenty of new opportunities, it presents a bevy of security problems for users. A network of connective devices—known as the Internet of Things (IoT)— could leave users vulnerable to security breaches, said Jason Hong, an associate professor of Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, said in an…

That Moment When You Stop Caring About Being "Cool" – POPSUGAR

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

There’s a line in Almost Famous about the decline of rock ‘n’ roll, where Lester Bangs laments that it’s just becoming “an industry of cool.” I was 16 when the movie came out, and it was (and still is) one of my favorites, but my teenage self didn’t fully “get” the joke. What’s wrong with being cool? Wasn’t that all I aspired to be? Wasn’t that what kept me up…

Adtran provides gigabit connectivity for healthcare in smart homes – Telecompaper (subscription)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Through its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program, Adtran will be helping US operator Ting Internet provide gigabit connectivity throughout its Mid-Atlantic and Southeast territory, including its recent rollout in Westminster, Maryland. Ting works with Magic (Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory) to advance healthcare delivery through FTTH and smart home services.  Through a project with the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) Smart Homes in Westminster, Ting will be supplying gigabit broadband to two Magic Smart Homes for individuals living…

Deal: Anker Discounts its Eufy Lumos Smart Bulbs by 15% – 9/18/17 … – Android Headlines

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Eufy, Anker’s smart home/lifestyle brand, has discounted its brand new smart light bulbs. The Lumos smart bulbs are already down 15%. With the soft-white bulb coming down from $19.99 to $16.99. And the color, dimmable version coming from $29.99 to $25.49. And obviously, since these are brand new, this is their first price drop and their lowest prices yet. Eufy notes that these prices will be good through October 2nd….

A former engineer is building the smart homes of the future – CBS News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Robots are everywhere in the U.S. economy–even in our homes. But the promise of home-based AI is gentler than its workplace counterpart: rather than displacing humans, the most it might do is make them a little more comfortable. One home in Choctaw, Okla., demonstrates the potential of “smart” features, like motion-activated floor lights that turn on when a sleeper gets up in the middle of the night. There’s a remotely…