Voice Control

All In Voice Control

Zuckerberg’s Home AI: Will Facebook be the Next Home Automation Giant?

Mark Zuckerberg builds ‘Jarvis’ home-automation system, using Crestron as base, plus Facebook platforms like Messenger and facial recognition, with artificial intelligence (AI) thrown in.

Julie Jacobson · December 20, 2016

I’ve Seen the Future of Home Automation and it Starts with Google Now

AI is here: Google Assistant voice-control, coupled with Google Now, mixed with oodles of analytics, is a revelation for this smart-home reporter.

Julie Jacobson · December 15, 2016

Headphones Enable Untethered Access to Amazon Alexa, Smart Home Control

$399 ONVOCAL headphones allow integrators to offer clients voice control access to Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple Siri to control smart home technology.

Jason Knott · December 14, 2016

Get Ready for Voice-Enabled Lights; GE is ‘First’ with Alexa Inside

New C by GE lamp has Alexa Voice Services built in for voice-controlled home automation, but it would be cooler if it was a smart bulb instead.

Julie Jacobson · December 07, 2016

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?

Julie Jacobson · December 02, 2016

CE Pro Names Top 5 Home Technology Trends & Opportunities for 2017

Virtual and augmented reality, IoT device discovery and data collection, voice control and other emerging smart-home UIs, millennials and new business models, and a return to prewiring are key home-technology trends for 2017.

Julie Jacobson · November 22, 2016

Why Integrators Still Love Voice-Control for Smart Homes, Despite Flaws

Does the idea of deploying and supporting voice control with Amazon Echo or Google Home make you cringe? Set the right expectations with clients and you can avoid the headache altogether.

Chelsea Cafiero · November 14, 2016

Which Technologies Look Promising for Smart Home Integrators in 2017?

Voice control, object-based audio, HDR TV, and DIY-assist business models are all viable options for integrators to pursue in 2017… and here’s how to do it.

Jason Knott · November 03, 2016

Voice Control for the Smart Home

A new hook for new customers.

Advertorial · November 03, 2016

Control4 Works with Google Home, Google Assistant for IoT Voice Control via IFTTT

Developer Chowmain updates IFTTT driver for Control4 home automation, adding support for Google Home IoT hub and Google Assistant voice control. CEO compares Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration platforms.

Julie Jacobson · October 28, 2016