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Apple Joins Mesh Networking Group Thread as HomeKit Rumors Swirl

The rumor mill is reaching peak production this week, as Apple bolsters its mesh networking by joining Thread Group.

Andrew Nichols · August 10, 2018

40% of All ADT Clients Now Use ADT Pulse

ADT reports 6% revenue boost and 73% of all new customers opt for ADT Pulse smart home automation. Pigeonholes Google, Amazon DIY security offerings as suitable for ‘renters.’

Jason Knott · August 10, 2018

CTA Mid-2018 Report: Smart Speakers, 4K TVs to Reach $17B+ in Combined Revenue

The Consumer Technology Association released its ‘U.S Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts’ report, which suggests 4K UHD TVs will be the top revenue maker for residential A/V pros.

CE Pro Editors · August 01, 2018

Get Ready for Google Assistant Smart Displays, Starting with Lenovo

Lenovo Smart Display ($199) is first Google Assistant with a screen — ideal for consumers married to the Google ecosystem, including Maps, Calendar, Nest, Android phones, Duo video calling, Android Things and more.

Andrew Nichols · July 30, 2018

CEDIA Tech Talks to Address Opportunities, Pain Points

Inaugural CEDIA Tech Talks presented by CE Pro to cover home battery power, emerging IoT opportunities, and profitability advice.

CE Pro Editors · July 24, 2018

Microsoft President Wants Facial Recognition Regulated

In a blog post, Microsoft president Brad Smith emplores Congress to create a bipartisan expert commision to regulate the use of facial recognition technologies.

CE Pro Editors · July 19, 2018

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