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TCL’s Big Plans for 2018: More Roku 4K TVs, Cheap Prices, Onkyo Audio, AI Everywhere

All the big 2018 news from TCL’s New York reveal: 5/6 Series 4K TVs with Roku, Dolby Vision, HD, low prices from $349; plans for Onkyo brand acquired from Gibson; and major investments in artificial intelligence (AI) for audio, video and control.

Joe Palenchar · April 26, 2018

IC Realtime’s Ella Video Search Engine Gets Smart Timelapse: ‘Show People & Cars’

Instead of accelerating an entire library of video surveillance, IC Realtime’s Ella engine can create timelapse videos based on search queries.

Julie Jacobson · February 27, 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

Patent: Vivint ‘Door Knock’ Tech Might Help Identify Guests by Unique Sound Signatures

Security and home-automation giant Vivint Inc. files patent application for identifying guests through their “sound signatures” and running data through AI engine for predictive analytics.

Julie Jacobson · April 20, 2017

Forbes Tech Council Makes 7 Smart-Home Predictions for the Future

CIOs, CTOs and tech executives from the Forbes Technology Council make predictions for the next innovation in smart-home technology.

Chelsea Cafiero · March 21, 2017

Ahead of its Time: Destiny Networks Redefines Hands-free Home Automation, Introduces AI (2002)

A look back at a company that pioneered hands-free home automation 15 years ago, introducing artificial intelligence to the smart home before it was a “thing.”

Julie Jacobson · January 16, 2017

Zuckerberg’s Home AI: Will Facebook be the Next Home Automation Giant?

Mark Zuckerberg builds ‘Jarvis’ home-automation system, using Crestron as base, plus Facebook platforms like Messenger and facial recognition, with artificial intelligence (AI) thrown in.

Julie Jacobson · December 20, 2016