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$155 DEAL – GE’s New Smart Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, Alexa Voice Control

New smart microwave from GE Appliances offered at $125 with free Amazon Echo Dot – just scan the box for automatic cooking, or ‘add 30 seconds’ with voice controls. And the GE guy in charge? Last name: Stover.

Julie Jacobson · July 17, 2018

Pulse-Eight at ISE 2018: Multiroom Audio Powered by Amazon Alexa, First ’18 Gbps’ HDBaseT Extender

At ISE 2018, the HDMI-CEC geniuses at Pulse-Eight showed new Amazon Alexa audio matrix, NFC-enabled TV remote control, and first shipping 18 Gbps HDBaseT extender that supports 4K/60, HDR10, HDCP 2.2 and DSC compression scheme.

Julie Jacobson · February 13, 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

10 Indications 2018 Will be a Big Year for Smart Home Installations

As smart-home products go mainstream, and IoT becomes ever more hyped and confusing, we should see more demand for professional installations.

Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2017

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

Portal.io Gets Exclusive Distribution Rights for Origin Acoustics’ Show-Stopping Valet Amp

Origin Acoustics’ crowd-pleasing, CEDIA-winning Valet Amp, powered by Amazon Echo Dot, can only be purchased by direct dealers through Origin … or now any qualified dealer through Portal.io.

Julie Jacobson · December 14, 2017

DIY Security, Home Automation: What’s a Pro to Do?

Here’s the reality of DIY security and home automation, with some research and musings by Rodney Bosch of CE Pro’s sister publication Security Sales & Integration.

Rodney Bosch · November 07, 2017

Not Waiting on Partners, DTS Builds Own Alexa-Enabled Play-Fi Smart Speaker

DTS claims its Phorus PS10 is first Alexa-enabled smart speaker to support high-resolution audio (24-bit/192kHz); works with other wireless Play-Fi devices for whole-house music.

Jordan O'Brien · October 27, 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

Sonos One Review: Sonos Sound Gets Even Better with Alexa Built-In

Sonos One is Play:1 with voice, Amazon Alexa with better sound, and Apple HomePod with a more pervasive voice assistant.

Chelsea Cafiero · October 18, 2017