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LG’s Gen-2 CineBeam 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector Adds ‘AI’ Voice Control

Debuting at CES 2019, LG’s Gen-2 Cinebeam 4K ultra short throw laser projector (HU85L) packs AI in a small, mobile form factor.

Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2018

Research: 28% of U.S Households Use Smart Speakers to Control Smart Home Products

According to Parks Associates, U.S broadband households are starting to prefer using a smart speaker with built-in voice assistant tech to control smart home devices.

CE Pro Editors · December 19, 2018

Hands On Review: Brilliant Packs Whole-House Control Into a Super Smart Light Switch

Brilliant’s new smart switches with built-in voice control can automate the dumb old lights … and virtually every other connected device in the house.

Jason Knott · December 11, 2018

SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

SnapAV is offering full range of Google/Nest smart-home products, including cameras, thermostats, video doorbells, Thread/Weave Yale locks, Nest Secure pro-monitored alarm systems, and Google Home IoT hubs.

Julie Jacobson · November 14, 2018

ADT Optimistic About Amazon Alexa; Reports Q3 Revenues Up 6%

ADT reports quarterly revenue of $1.15 billion, up 6 percent, primarily due to ADT Pulse smart home growth. Amazon Company looks to bring alarm voice response directly to law enforcement vehicles.

Jason Knott · November 13, 2018

Atlona and Josh.ai Partner for Voice-Controlled Distributed AV [PR]

Native integration of Josh platform with Atlona matrix switchers open up new possibilities for luxury audio and video enjoyment in residential and light commercial settings.

CE Pro Editors · November 13, 2018

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE – No Network Needed*

If you guessed Google’s first stab at local home-automation might involve ZigBee, Z-Wave or Thread + Weave … you would be wrong. Google announces local integration via BLE with GE smart bulbs, along with a new protocol for pairing and control.

Julie Jacobson · October 09, 2018

Roku’s Cheapest Streamers Ever – 4K Roku Premiere and Premiere+ with Voice Remote Start at $39

In addition to new 4K Roku Premiere and Premiere+ streaming media players, Roku announces new OS 9 software for streamers and OS 8.2 for Roku TVs, now compatible with Roku wireless speakers

Robert Archer · September 24, 2018

Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

New Alexa Guard turns Amazon Echo into sound-recognition device, alerting users and professional monitoring stations to smoke/CO alarms and glass breaks; first partner ADT sees stock price soar.

Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2018

Amazon’s Big Alexa New-Product News: Alexa Guard, TIDAL Streaming, Local Control, More [PR]

Amazon launches new capabilities across Routines, Music, Smart Home, Home Monitoring, Alexa Calling, Amazon FreeTime on Alexa and more; features begin rolling out to select new and existing Echo devices in the coming months.

CE Pro Editors · September 20, 2018