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Atmos Home Debuts Privacy-Focused Voice Control Hub

AtmosControl smart home hub deciphers voice commands locally versus via the cloud, adding a layer of privacy for clients.

Jason Knott · May 21, 2020

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Brilliant Smart Dimmer and Smart Plug Offer Affordable Lighting Control

The new Brilliant Smart Dimmer and Smart Plug provide homeowners with a greater choice of lighting control solutions.

Robert Archer · January 06, 2020

Marantz, Denon Each Roll Out Pair of New A/V Receivers

Sound United brands Marantz and Denon announced two new models for their respective slimline and X-Series AVRs. Marantz’s NR1510 and NR1710, and Denon’s AVR-X1600H and AVR-X2600H all come with sub-$1,000 price tags.

Arlen Schweiger · May 21, 2019

Russound Ultra Premium Wi-Fi Cable Puts the Wire Back in Wireless

The industry’s first wired Wi-Fi solution provides flawless streaming for even the most bandwidth-intensive applications.

CE Pro Editors · April 01, 2019

$99 RemoBell S Features Wide Viewing Angle, Amazon Alexa Integration

The Remo+ RemoBell S offers 180-degrees of vertical and horizontal viewing angles and two-way talk functions.

Robert Archer · February 22, 2019

Is It Illegal to Install a ‘Hidden’ Smart Speaker?

Certain state laws prohibit audio recording in covert applications, so can you disguise an Amazon Echo or Google Home?

Jason Knott · December 18, 2018

Are Integrators Ready to be ‘Energy Automation Contractors’?

Sonnen aims to create a new category of smart home integrators who unite solar, energy storage, vehicle charging stations, and intelligent circuit breakers with lighting, shades and thermostats.

Jason Knott · November 16, 2018

Mozilla’s Naughty-or-Nice List Rates Connected Devices on Privacy and Data Security

Mozilla publishes second annual *Privacy Not Included list of connected smart-home and entertainment devices, and how they rank on privacy and cybersecurity. Enter the Creep-o-Meter.

Julie Jacobson · November 16, 2018

SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

SnapAV is offering full range of Google/Nest smart-home products, including cameras, thermostats, video doorbells, Thread/Weave Yale locks, Nest Secure pro-monitored alarm systems, and Google Home IoT hubs.

Julie Jacobson · November 14, 2018

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE – No Network Needed*

If you guessed Google’s first stab at local home-automation might involve ZigBee, Z-Wave or Thread + Weave … you would be wrong. Google announces local integration via BLE with GE smart bulbs, along with a new protocol for pairing and control.

Julie Jacobson · October 09, 2018