By Julie Jacobson · January 14, 2014 • Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs likely to have greater impact on home automation than Lowe's Iris, Comcast/Xfinity, ADT Pulse, ZigBee, Z-Wave, other smart-home initiatives, says CE Pro's Julie Jacobson.
By Julie Jacobson · January 1, 2014 • On WebOS, Qualcomm's AllJoyn and AllSeen Alliance, HomeChat and a hazy 'Internet of Things' smart home consortium with Cisco, ABB and Bosch: What is LG thinking? We shall see at CES 2014.
By Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2013 • In 2013, Lutron launched RF products for DIY, Internet of Things for the smart home took off, Control4 went public, 6 top dealers formed Via, Plasma died, 4K Ultra HD thrived, hacker bots disrupted home automation.
By CE Pro Editors · December 11, 2013 • Haier, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp, Silicon Image, TP-LINK and more unite to enable interoperability across multiple devices, systems and services and support broadest cross-industry effort to accelerate Internet of Everything
By Bjorn Jensen · September 18, 2013 • CE Pro Blog Mobster Bjorn Jensen shares five things he hopes to see at CEDIA Expo 2013, like Thor's hammer sub from TruAudio. It's a Scandinavian thing.
By Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2013 • Tapping the Internet of Things, Honeywell’s Comfort Control API for WiFi thermostats will hasten integration with pro & DIY home automation systems such as Control4, Lutron, Smartthings, ifttt, others.
By Julie Jacobson · August 22, 2013 • Debuting on Indiegogo, Blacksumac's Piper packs cloud-enabled security, Z-Wave home automation, clever video camera, and multiple sensors into standalone DIY device; CE Pro's Julie Jacobson says it beats crowdfunding darling Canary.
By Julie Jacobson · August 20, 2013 • Known for high-end Apple-based home automation systems, Savant is releasing standalone SmartLighting Wi-Fi switches and keypads employing the Internet of Things for iOS devices. (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · July 24, 2013 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson is calling it: Famously proprietary Nest thermostats will have an open API and two-way integration with home automation by CEDIA Expo 2013 in September.
By Julie Jacobson · July 19, 2013 • Microsoft's Lab of Things software is collaboration tool for researchers to launch home automation trials, not necessarily a platform for commercial deployment. (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · July 10, 2013 • How 25 smart home projects are faring on Kickstarter and elsewhere: smart bulbs, smart locks, energy management and other home automation (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · June 27, 2013 • Crowd-funded home automation projects include smart vents from Keen Home, RGB Christmas lights from Lumenplay, IoT ecosystem from WigWag. (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · June 3, 2013 • Lutron works with Alarm.com via the cloud, integrates with Honeywell thermostats with a native RF protocol.
By Julie Jacobson · March 15, 2013 • Are smart bulbs and sockets the best approach for lighting control? We have pros and cons plus 13 products implementing WiFi/Internet of Things, 6LoWPAN, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth.
By Julie Jacobson · February 12, 2013 • IoT and fitness geek explains how to integrate FitBit Tracker with Belkin WeMo switch to turn off the refrigerator if he doesn't get off his butt.