Google Home Max, Nest Home Automation, Machine Learning: Can Anyone Beat Google?

The theme of Google's big press event last week was: Stuff just happens. No downloads. No "skills." New Google Home Max, potential Sonos buster, listens and learns for "smarter sound," and Nest home automation magically joins the ecosystem.

Oct 10, 2017

Matrix Labs Unveils ‘Universal Enabler’ Device

Matrix Labs’ $99 Creator allows communication among Z-Wave, ZigBee, Thread, IR, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Oct 05, 2017

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

Nest Secure, a new UL-listed DIY security and home automation system with professional monitoring by MONI, seems humdrum until you consider implications for IoT protocols Thread and Weave, as well as smart-home installers and the insurance industry (

Sep 21, 2017

Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 2017

ZigBee lends smart-home application layer to Thread Group, branding it dotdot and demoing about 10 IoT products at CES 2017, all run through Resolution Products’ Helix security and home automation hub.

Jan 04, 2017

CES 2017: Voice Control for the Smart Home, and a Thread/Weave IoT Surprise? – UPDATE

Although they don’t have booths on the show floor, Google (Assistant), Amazon (Alexa) and Apple (Siri) will dominate IoT voice control at CES 2017. Plus: Thread and Weave home automation in the Google Home hub?

Dec 02, 2016

Displ’Ever at CES 2016: Ultra-Flat, Self-powered Home Automation Controller with E-Paper Display

Featuring Bluetooth Smart, Enocean, Thread and AllJoyn home automation technologies, wireless Displ’Ever controller features low-power, low-cost digital e-paper display powered by ambient light.

Jan 12, 2016