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Sarasota ‘Jewel Box House’ Stuns with Crestron Automation, Elaborate Lutron Lighting

Wicked Smart Homes uses gear from Crestron, Lutron, Paradigm, Leon Speakers, Autonomic and Sony to create a connected home worthy of the Gold 2017 Home of the Year award for smart home less than $150k.

Lisa Montgomery · September 04, 2017

Deja Vu? Best Buy Takes on Amazon with In-Home Consultation Program

Best Buy CEO says new home advisor program is one way the company plans to open up ‘lately’ customer demand for smart-home technology.

Chelsea Cafiero · August 30, 2017

10,000 Control4 Systems Use Amazon Alexa Daily

Control4 data supports the notion that Amazon Alexa voice control does not hurt, but in fact supports custom installation of smart home control systems.

Jason Knott · August 07, 2017

Stunning European Smart Home Is 2017 CEDIA Finalist

This enormous villa goes high-tech with Crestron control, Lutron lighting, Sony Bravia TVs, Sonance and Bowers & Wilkins audio, Fortress Seating and more. It’s a 2017 CEDIA Award finalist for EMEA.

Chelsea Cafiero · August 01, 2017

Did You Notice This One Line in Amazon’s Smart Home Service Message?

One sentence tucked into Amazon’s smart-home service offering is evidence that Amazon intends to get involved on every part of the home technology installation value chain, including exceptional customer service.

Jason Griffing · July 30, 2017

Wink Acquired by Black Eyed Peas Rapper will.i.am … Yes, Really

Smart-home platform and Quirky spin-off Wink has a new owner: musician and tech entrepreneur will.i.am.

Chelsea Cafiero · July 28, 2017

Roomba Quietly Maps Your Home, Looks to Share Data with Smart-Home Giants

Is a smart home with no spacial awareness still smart? Roomba maker iRobot doesn’t think so. The company has been collecting spacial mapping technologies and is now looking to share the data with Google, Apple or Amazon in the next couple of years.

Chelsea Cafiero · July 26, 2017

This Enormous Calgary Smart Home Features Glowing Home Theater, Luxury Car Collection

We cover a lot of big, beautiful smart homes on CE Pro, but this 22,000-square-foot residence is a winner with Elan entertainment and control, home theater, Lutron lighting, Elk security and luxury car collection.

Lisa Montgomery · July 19, 2017

Best Buy Stock Dips as Amazon Officially Launches Smart Home Services

Amazon Smart Home Services has launched in-home consultations — yes, the same thing CE Pro editor Julie Jacobson checked out earlier this year. But does it take direct aim at Best Buy’s Geek Squad?

Chelsea Cafiero · July 10, 2017

Josh.ai Voice Control Raises $11M in New Funding

Smart home manufacturer Josh.ai raises $11 million in funds to launch its own hardware to go with its voice control system.

Jason Knott · July 07, 2017