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Home-Automation High Jinks: Cast Your Own Interface to a Google/Nest Hub Display

Home Assistant works open-source magic to cast smart-home dashboards to Google/Nest Hub displays for two-way monitoring and touch control.

Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2019

Red Carpet Wows with $3K New-Release Movies: Just Don’t Use the ‘F’ Word

I accidentally asked Red Carpet CEO Fredric Rosen how his company will succeed selling pricey movie servers and $3,000 new-release movies while predecessors have failed.

Julie Jacobson · September 17, 2019

Caavo the Miracle Remote? I’ll Take One for Me, One for Mom

Caavo remote control and content-management machine might be good enough for do-it-yourselfers, but it scored with smart-home pros at CEDIA Expo 2019.

Julie Jacobson · September 16, 2019