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Julie Jacobson

Julie Jacobson

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson

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Julie's Latest Posts

Caavo the Miracle Remote? I’ll Take One for Me, One for Mom

Caavo remote control and content-management machine might be good enough for do-it-yourselfers, but it scored with smart-home pros at CEDIA Expo 2019.

Julie Jacobson · September 16, 2019

Bursting with Biophilia: CE Pro Names 6 ‘WellScapes Masters’ at CEDIA 2019

CEDIA Expo 2019 is the one where biophilia burst into the smart-home channel – not just circadian lighting and indoor air quality, but layers of stimuli that mimic patterns of nature. Meet our first 6 ‘WellScapes Masters.’

Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2019

home assistant

These Three Home Automation Sleepers Could Steal CEDIA Expo 2019

Popular with smart-home makers, Tuya, Home Assistant and CIWare will show home automation platforms, development tools, and interoperable devices to lure new adopters.

Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2019

RoomMe

RoomMe Adds Person/Location Tracking for True Home Automation; First Custom Integrations at CEDIA

New RoomMe API helps RTI, Control4, Elan and URC trigger home automation scenes based on who is in which room and when — simply, securely, and uniquely without complicated indoor positioning systems.

Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2019

Vivint at CEDIA Expo 2019

Vivint’s Big Home Automation News at CEDIA 2019: Control4 Integration at Last

Vivint’s security engine now integrates two-way with Control4 home-automation systems — a technological milestone for the mass-market provider, and a nod to Vivint’s new Smart Home Authorized Pro program.

Julie Jacobson · September 05, 2019

4AMPS retrofit faceplate

#1 DIY Product at CEDIA Expo You Really Want But Won’t Make Money On

4AMPS retrofit faceplate slips over existing electrical outlets, powers smart devices via retractable cable.

Julie Jacobson · September 03, 2019

Rayva

Rayva to Reimagine Dedicated Home Theaters as Wellness Retreats at CEDIA Expo 2019

At CEDIA Expo, Rayva will demonstrate how its turnkey, high-performance, dedicated home theaters can be packaged as wellness refuges, with circadian lighting, immersive sounds and visuals of nature, other biophilic elements.

Julie Jacobson · September 03, 2019

Frank DeFilippis of Dish

CEDIA Expo 2019: Dish Network’s 14 Big Reveals for the Custom Channel

Maybe you’ve seen Dish’s new Google Remote or the AirTV suite of cord-cutting awesomeness, but few outside of Dish have seen these 14 gifts to the custom-installation industry.

Julie Jacobson · August 28, 2019

Where in the World is Jeremy Burkhardt? 15 Questions for Rayva & Origin at CEDIA 2019

Rayva, Origin Acoustics and partners showcasing ultimate 7.4.2 home theater at CEDIA Expo 2019, raffling over $100,000 in A/V goodies. But we want to know: Are editors eligible for prizes? (and 14 other questions)

Julie Jacobson · August 27, 2019

Harman at CEDIA: First 9.1.6 AVR, One Brand New Category, One ‘Super-Exciting’ In-Ceiling Speaker

At CEDIA Expo 2019, Harman Luxury Audio will announce over two dozen new audio products across Arcam, JBL, Mark Levinson, Lexicon and Revel brands. Which one is Jim Garrett “super-excited” about?

Julie Jacobson · August 20, 2019