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On Google, Nest and Home Automation: ‘This Changes Everything’

Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs likely to have greater impact on home automation than Lowe's Iris, Comcast/Xfinity, ADT Pulse, ZigBee, Z-Wave, other smart-home initiatives, says CE Pro's Julie Jacobson.

Jan 14, 2014

Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2014

How will these soaring categories affect your business in 2014? We take a closer look at high-resolution audio, mass-market home automation, Cloud video surveillance, more sensor opportunities, and automated door locks.

Jan 01, 2014

How to Perfectly Light Your Home Theater

We offer six tips for creating innovative lighting solutions that highlight architecture, show off system components and enhance overall aesthetics.

Sep 29, 2013

Logitech Harmony Back Again with Ultimate Hub Enhanced Control App

Logitech expands Harmony line with the Ultimate Hub, which puts home theater controls into an iPod/iPad/Android app and includes IR, Bluetooth and RF.

Jun 19, 2013

Nortek to Acquire 2Gig for $135M, Fold into Linear Security

Five months after 2Gig and Vivint were acquired for $2B, Nortek Inc. acquires leading home automation and home security provider 2Gig for $135M. Company will be folded into subsidiary Linear.

Feb 13, 2013