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April Fools Fell for Hub, a Fake Startup Whose Smart-Home Device Doesn’t Do Anything

Gotcha! A former Microsoft intern got his Yale classmates to apply for jobs at Hub, a fake startup with well-produced marketing video for a smart-home device.

Chelsea Cafiero · April 05, 2017

Alexa, Please Don’t Steal My Company’s Service Revenue

As integrators race to provide managed services through tech support, Amazon Echo and Google Home could get there before you do.

Joseph Kolchinsky · March 06, 2017

Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2017: From Voice Control to VR

CE Pro presents the Top 5 trends for home-technology integrators to watch for 2017: voice control for home automation, virtual reality and augmented reality, device discovery and data collection, new models in tech deployment, and fiber in the home.

Julie Jacobson · February 15, 2017

Voice Control War Officially Begins in Custom Channel: Google Home Available via Capitol Sales

Google Home voice control is being sold via channel distribution at Capitol, joining Amazon Echo in its line card.

Jason Knott · February 07, 2017

Google Home Now Compatible with Belkin Wemo, Honeywell

Google Home is taking back its portion of the voice-controlled home automation pie, one manufacturer at a time. This week it’s the Belkin Wemo range and Honeywell Lyric thermostat.

CE Pro Editors · January 30, 2017

CES 2017: Chromecast Built-In Comes to Sony, JBL, Pioneer, Onkyo, More

As AV manufacturers like Harman JBL, Sony, Pioneer, Onkyo, Haier and Philips feature Chromecast built-in on their newest speakers and TVs, Samsung invents its own ‘invisible connection.’

Chelsea Cafiero · January 06, 2017

CE Public Company Stocks Up 22% in 2016

Among 48 publicly traded stocks engaged in the security, IoT, home automation and consumer electronics industries, 36 of them saw stock price increases. Which one topped the list with a 134% jump?

Jason Knott · January 03, 2017

I’ve Seen the Future of Home Automation and it Starts with Google Now

AI is here: Google Assistant voice-control, coupled with Google Now, mixed with oodles of analytics, is a revelation for this smart-home reporter.

Julie Jacobson · December 15, 2016

CES 2017: Voice Control for the Smart Home, and a Thread/Weave IoT Surprise? – UPDATE

Although they don’t have booths on the show floor, Google (Assistant), Amazon (Alexa) and Apple (Siri) will dominate IoT voice control at CES 2017. Plus: Thread and Weave home automation in the Google Home hub?

Julie Jacobson · December 02, 2016

Lowe’s, Google Tango Bring Augmented Reality to Home Improvement

Lowe’s Vision app uses Google Tango technology to help customers visualize new products in their home. It’s augmented reality for the home improvement market.

Chelsea Cafiero · November 16, 2016