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Google Nest Hub Max Not Really ‘Interoperable’ with other Thread Home Automation Devices

As first consumer device ‘Built on Thread’, new Google/Nest smart display will be “compatible” with other compliant products, but that doesn’t mean they’ll interoperate in one smart-home ecosystem.

Julie Jacobson · October 09, 2019

Julie Jacobson’s Picks: The Other ‘Best Booths’ of CEDIA Expo 2019

A committee picked the official Best Booths of CEDIA Expo 2019, but CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson had a few picks of her own.

Julie Jacobson · September 26, 2019

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

TechTalk: How Google Nest is Getting Integrators Involved in ‘Connected Home’ Sales

Smart home technology isn’t just for trendy Millennials, as Google Nest looks to expand interest in its connected home products through integrator expertise.

Andrew Nichols · September 17, 2019

CEDIA Expo 2019 Sound Rooms Deliver Entertainment and Education

The CEDIA Expo show floor demonstration area is bigger than ever before. Here is a look at the 19 brands showcasing their latest products and technologies in the Sound Room portion of the event.

Robert Archer · August 23, 2019

Florida Integrator Works With Designer To Create Tech-Filled Beach Paradise

Integrators from Think Simple partnered with acclaimed interior designer Phoebe Howard to modernize one couple’s beach home with new tech and tasteful cosmetics.

CE Pro Editors · June 25, 2019

Best and Worst States for Amazon Package Theft

Study reveals Wyoming, Vermont and California are the worst states per capita for Amazon package theft. Mississippi is the safest. December and November months have highest theft rates.

Jason Knott · March 22, 2019

Exploring Integrators’ ‘Love/Hate Relationship’ with InstallerNet

Custom-integration-oriented manufacturers like Noon Home and Brilliant sign deals with InstallerNet’s 4,000-strong national integrator network, which is much different from online lead referral services.

Jason Knott · February 25, 2019

Arlo Launches New Security, Home Automation Hub with Proprietary ArloRF

Arlo chases Nest Secure, Ring Alarm, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Amazon and other IoT giants with new security system and home automation ‘SmartHub’ with proprietary RF technology. Launches at CES 2019.

Julie Jacobson · January 08, 2019

Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE

2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.

Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2018