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Amazon Adds $4.99/Month Alexa Guard Plus Security Monitoring Service

Amazon Alexa Guard Plus is $49 per year alarm monitoring service. Amazon also adds free Energy Dashboard service.

Jason Knott · January 26, 2021

FBI Issues Warning on Increased ‘Swatting’ Attacks Using Smart Home Devices

The FBI has released a public service announcement detailing the the harms of ‘swatting’ and its impact on smart home owners.

Jason Knott · January 04, 2021

LG HU85LA ultra short throw 4K projector

Hands On: LG HU85LA 4K UST Projector Turns Any Room into a Home Theater

The ultra-short-throw LG CineBeam produces a 90- to 120-inch image sitting roughly 7 inches from a surface; webOS platform wireless streaming access, superb images, instant on/off and more enhance appeal.

Arlen Schweiger · December 24, 2020

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Top 10 Voice Commands of 2020

Smart home control functions top the list of the most-used voice commands by users with Josh.ai systems in 2020.

Jason Knott · December 21, 2020

SI Zen shades Ultimate Home Theatre

Canadian Dealer Uses SI Zen Shades to Create All-Season Space

Installed by Unlimited Home Theatre, motorized outdoor Screen Innovations Zen shading system transforms 1,400-square-foot deck with easy operation by Google voice control.

CE Pro Editors · November 13, 2020

Josh Nano and Core

Supporting Minimalism, Josh.ai Announces Nano and Core

The A.I-based voice control company Josh.ai has launched its Nano architectural microphone and Core processor units to help dealers integrate advanced voice control into minimalist interior designs.

Robert Archer · November 10, 2020

Samsung SmartThings to Drive ‘Hey Mercedes’ Smart Home Functionality

Custom integrators might need to partner with automakers such as Mercedes-Benz to gain access to vehicles to test smart-home connectivity.

Jason Knott · October 28, 2020

Alexa for Residential

Amazon ‘Alexa for Residential’ Targets Apartment Renters

New Alexa for Residential service enables property managers to offer residents a move-in ready Alexa-enabled smart apartment with no setup.

Jason Knott · September 03, 2020

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Regional Accents Affect Voice Control Experience

A story from the website Gear Hungry states that St. Louis residents have the most understandable accent for voice control platforms, while Maine residents have the least understandable accent.

Robert Archer · July 23, 2020

Google Nest smart speaker

New Google Nest Smart Speaker Reportedly on the Way

Fully wrapped fabric treatment, roughly 9 x 6-inch dimensions, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support among details in Google Nest regulatory filings and photos.

Arlen Schweiger · July 13, 2020