Google Home, Assistant, Nest and Cast Present One Unified Smart Home Ecosystem

With the new Google Home hub and Google Assistant speech-recognition engine, plus integration with Nest IoT devices and audio/video via Cast, Google will rival Apple (Homekit) and Amazon (Alexa) in voice-controlled home automation.

Oct 28, 2016

Julie Jacobson’s 9 Themes from CEDIA 2016

Video doorbells, Amazon Alexa, 4K projectors, productivity software, virtual reality, up-and-coming wireless audio formats and other key themes from CEDIA 2016.

Oct 14, 2016

Google, IMAX Partner to Create VR for Smartphones

Google is taking on Oculus and Steam with its new Daydream VR software, designed to run on a user's smartphone at a (relatively) affordable price.

May 20, 2016

Google, Honeywell Settle Nest Thermostat Patent Dispute

Resolution ends lawsuit brought back in 2012 by Honeywell claiming the Nest thermostat violated seven different patents.

May 06, 2016

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

Nest finally bricks ill-fated Revolv home automation hub. World damns Tony Fadell, IoT, Google, Alphabet, the cloud, greed and the inability to control landscape lighting, but there are bigger lessons to be learned.

Apr 15, 2016

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Optimizing Your Control4 Microsite for Google

Authorized Control4 integrators can use 19-step process to greatly increase the Google ranking of their own website and their free Control4 microsite.

Mar 23, 2016