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Does $73 Alibaba Tmall Signal End (or Beginning) of Voice Control?

With the debut of Alibaba Tmall Genie X1 smart speaker at just $73, the race to the bottom in voice control has officially started.

Jason Knott · July 05, 2017

Multifamily Software Company Entrata Branches into Smart Home

MDU software firm Entrata debuts SmartProperty apartment automation connecting t-stats, lights and locks that adds boosts rent up to $65 per month/per unit.

Jason Knott · June 27, 2017

Designing World Champion Golfer Lee Westwood’s Smart Home

Indigo Distribution and Hidden Home Cinema team up to design a whole-home control and entertainment system, anchored by Elan, for well-known golfer Lee Westwood.

Chelsea Cafiero · June 22, 2017

No, You Can’t Compare Apple HomePod to Amazon Echo or Sonos

We’re comparing Apple to oranges. Here’s why Apple HomePod stands apart from its supposed competitors, Amazon, Google and Sonos.

Chelsea Cafiero · June 09, 2017

Savant Brings Back Dedicated Smart Home Touchscreens

Savant Wally is new line of dedicated smart home control touchscreens in three different sizes with presence sensor technology.

Jason Knott · June 08, 2017

Electronic House Names 2017 Product of the Year Award Winners

Consumer site Electronic House names the best smart-home products in audio, video, control and automation, lighting, security, thermostats and more. 2017 winners include RTI, SnapAV, Lutron, Polk Audio, Kwikset, ELK, Ring and more.

CE Pro Editors · May 25, 2017

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

Advertorial · May 24, 2017

Why Customer Service Is the Last True Smart-Home Differentiator

Changes in the smart-home landscape — like IP-control, open-API’s, drag-and-drop programming and pre-configured UI’s — are bringing technological barriers down and making it easier for competitors to enter the market. How, then, will you differentiate yourself?

Jason Griffing · May 17, 2017

NuBryte Goes ‘Pro’; Drops DIY Channel

Smart home control maker NuBryte changes direction to target CE pros, drops ecommerce and retail, and ups Touchpoint MSRP by 46% to add margin.

Jason Knott · May 15, 2017

DIY Smart-Home System ‘Hive Welcome Home’ Brings Tiered Subscription Plans to U.S.

Hive Welcome Home combines a thermostat, lighting, plugs and sensors with a mobile app to offer a straight-to-consumer DIY smart-home system.

Chelsea Cafiero · May 11, 2017