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Amazon Echo at CES 2016 and Beyond: The Next Big Driver for Home Automation

Amazon Echo and the Alexa speech engine have changed the way we want to interact with the smart home. New home-automation partners revealed at CES 2016 suggest voice control as the home-tech UI of the future.

Julie Jacobson · January 14, 2016

CasaTunes Revamps Control App for iPhone and iPad

Colorado-based CasaTunes whole-house entertainment has redesigned its Apple iOS app for iPhone and iPad.

Robert Archer · January 14, 2016

Bitter Exes and Other IoT Security Threats that Make You Go Doh!

PC-security giant Symantec extends protection to IoT devices and networks; outlines obvious-but-overlooked vulnerabilities to home automation and other connected products and services, whether Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, ZigBee or other platform.

Julie Jacobson · January 13, 2016

Displ’Ever at CES 2016: Ultra-Flat, Self-powered Home Automation Controller with E-Paper Display

Featuring Bluetooth Smart, Enocean, Thread and AllJoyn home automation technologies, wireless Displ’Ever controller features low-power, low-cost digital e-paper display powered by ambient light.

Julie Jacobson · January 12, 2016

IC Real Tech Shows ALLie Home and New ALLie Go Sports Cam Next to GoPro at CES

From Qualcomm, YouTube, Facebook to Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, IC Real Tech’s ALLie Cam integrates with devices deemed among the ‘coolest’ at CES 2016. In departure from past shows, company takes booth near GoPro.

Jason Knott · January 12, 2016

Nexpaq’s Modular Framework: How Home Automation UIs and UXs Should be Built

Demonstrated at CES 2016, Nexpaq’s modular Batpaq is a clever framework for building your own smartphone case, but the platform could also enable consumers to create their own light switches, keypads and home automation controllers.

Julie Jacobson · January 11, 2016

CES 2016: Fibaro Dimmer 2 Adds Control, Dimming to Any Light Switch Via Z-Wave

Announced at CES 2016, the Dimmer 2 controls and calibrates lighting and wirelessly connects to Fibaro smart hubs and third-party devices.

Rachel Cericola · January 08, 2016

Samsung’s $5,000 IoT Connected Smart Fridge Orders Groceries, Takes Selfies

Samsung’s Family Hub refrigerator is an enormous four-door smart device with a 21.5-inch 1080p Gorilla Glass-covered touchscreen equipped with high-tech food shopping features, a family communication center, IoT and even entertainment.

Chelsea Cafiero · January 08, 2016

Control4 Demos Smart Home App for the Connected Car at CES 2016

Control4 leverages SmartDeviceLink to demo a proof of concept control solution allowing homeowners to safely control smart home devices right from their vehicle dashboards.

Robert Archer · January 06, 2016

Vera from MiOS Introduces 24/7 Professional Security Monitoring and Video Archiving

Vera DIY security and home automation system now includes optional monitoring through Vera Central Monitoring Service.

CE Pro Editors · January 06, 2016