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Marantz, Denon Each Roll Out Pair of New A/V Receivers

By Arlen Schweiger · May 21, 2019 • Sound United brands Marantz and Denon announced two new models for their respective slimline and X-Series AVRs. Marantz's NR1510 and NR1710, and Denon's AVR-X1600H and AVR-X2600H all come with sub-$1,000 price tags.

Russound Ultra Premium Wi-Fi Cable Puts the Wire Back in Wireless

By CE Pro Editors · April 1, 2019 • The industry's first wired Wi-Fi solution provides flawless streaming for even the most bandwidth-intensive applications.

$99 RemoBell S Features Wide Viewing Angle, Amazon Alexa Integration

By Robert Archer · February 22, 2019 • The Remo+ RemoBell S offers 180-degrees of vertical and horizontal viewing angles and two-way talk functions.

Is It Illegal to Install a ‘Hidden’ Smart Speaker?

By Jason Knott · December 18, 2018 • Certain state laws prohibit audio recording in covert applications, so can you disguise an Amazon Echo or Google Home?

Are Integrators Ready to be ‘Energy Automation Contractors’?

By Jason Knott · November 16, 2018 • Sonnen aims to create a new category of smart home integrators who unite solar, energy storage, vehicle charging stations, and intelligent circuit breakers with lighting, shades and thermostats.

Mozilla’s Naughty-or-Nice List Rates Connected Devices on Privacy and Data Security

By Julie Jacobson · November 16, 2018 • Mozilla publishes second annual *Privacy Not Included list of connected smart-home and entertainment devices, and how they rank on privacy and cybersecurity. Enter the Creep-o-Meter.

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

By Julie Jacobson · November 15, 2018 • 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.

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

By Julie Jacobson · October 9, 2018 • 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.

The Day After: Catch up on Breaking News from Google/Nest Oct. 10

By CE Pro Editors · October 8, 2018 • Hold this date: Oct. 10, 2018. You won’t want to miss a one-on-one conversation with CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson and Google exec Michele Turner … one day after the companies make their big Fall 2018 new-product announcements.

The Smartest Water Leak Detectors at CEDIA Expo 2018

By Lisa Montgomery · September 18, 2018 • Equipped with artificial intelligence, integration capability, water leak and water valve controllers give pros a new product category to pursue.

Get Ready for Google Assistant Smart Displays, Starting with Lenovo

By Andrew Nichols · July 30, 2018 • Lenovo Smart Display ($199) is first Google Assistant with a screen -- ideal for consumers married to the Google ecosystem, including Maps, Calendar, Nest, Android phones, Duo video calling, Android Things and more.

Google Launches ‘Continued Conversation’ Feature for Google Home Devices

By Andrew Nichols · June 21, 2018 • Originally announced at Google I/O in May, the company's latest Home update includes the ability to hold a conversation with Google Assistant voice control.

8 Reasons Why Chromecast Products Are Worth Installing

By Dan Allen · May 11, 2018 • Chromecast with Google Home voice control is gaining ground as an option to other streaming audio platforms such as AirPlay, Bluetooth, Play-Fi and proprietary services.

Google Joins Azione, Pushing DIY Voice Control to Smart-Home Pros

By Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018 • Azione Unlimited, a buying group for home-technology pros, adds another DIY vendor to the roster -- Google Home -- shortly after Sonos joins the group.

Leon Horizon Interactive FIT Soundbar Offers Built-in Storage Capabilities

By Robert Archer · March 20, 2018 • The Leon Horizon Interactive Fit soundbar incorporates AV storage space that is concealed by a custom grill that matches the width of the TV screen it sits next to as part of an AV installation.

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