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Nest Folds into Google’s Home Division; CEO Steps Down

Google realigns Nest into its home and living room products division to leverage AI and machine learning. CEO Farwan Marwaz steps down.

Jason Knott · July 18, 2018

Google Launches ‘Continued Conversation’ Feature for Google Home Devices

Originally announced at Google I/O in May, the company’s latest Home update includes the ability to hold a conversation with Google Assistant voice control.

Andrew Nichols · June 21, 2018

Vivint Adds Google Wifi, Google Home to Smart-Home Installs

Security and home-automation giant Vivint doubles down on Google, adding Google Wifi mesh networking, Google Home with voice control, and Nest Thermostat E to smart-home installs.

CE Pro Editors · June 20, 2018

‘Works with Bose’ Enables Whole New Era of Home System Integration

Works with Bose program partners with top brands like Amazon, Google, Control4, Crestron and more to provide integrators a way to offer streaming services, voice control and more from homeowners’ Bose systems.

Robert Archer · January 24, 2018

Highlights from CES 2018: Day 2 in Tweets

A roundup of CES 2018 day 2 tweets that summarizes all of the consumer electronics news that somehow forged its way through the #CESBlackout darkness.

CE Pro Editors · January 11, 2018

IC Realtime’s ‘Google for Video Surveillance’ with Deep Learning: Hey Ella, Find Red Hats

Based on Camio visual AI engine built by former Google Search execs, new Ella from IC Realtime (IC Realtech) quickly identifies objects and text (OCR) in surveillance videos at consumer-friendly prices.

Julie Jacobson · January 02, 2018

7 Smart Home Trends at CES 2018

In studying pre-CES IoT activity, we discerned a few new trends in smart-home technology (‘the fog’) and market forces (wellness) driving home-automation. But some things never change (standards).

Julie Jacobson · December 19, 2017

Great News for Pros: Home Automation is More Confusing than Ever

Home automation, networking and security have never been more confusing, thanks to an onslaught of DIY products like Ring Protect, Nest Secure, Amazon Echo Plus and Google Home. That’s great news for smart-home pros.

Julie Jacobson · October 20, 2017

Amazon’s Decision on ZigBee vs. Z-Wave Makes No Sense

Julie Jacobson and Avi Rosenthal wonder why Amazon chose ZigBee for Echo Plus home-automation hub, when Z-Wave is more interoperable, secure, supportable, and ubiquitous.

Julie Jacobson · October 17, 2017

Google, Nest Share Vision for Home-Technology Pros

At CEDIA 2017, Google and Nest product managers Mark Spates and Mike Soucie discuss smart-home products, protocols and opportunities for home-technology pros.

Julie Jacobson · October 17, 2017