By Jason Knott · July 19, 2018 • Nortek Security & Control’s Alex Zaliauskas outlines growing distributed audio opportunities for integrators due to smart speakers and new form factors for outdoor speakers.
By Jason Knott · July 18, 2018 • Google realigns Nest into its home and living room products division to leverage AI and machine learning. CEO Farwan Marwaz steps down.
By Julie Jacobson · July 17, 2018 • New smart microwave from GE Appliances offered at $125 with free Amazon Echo Dot - just scan the box for automatic cooking, or 'add 30 seconds' with voice controls. And the GE guy in charge? Last name: Stover.
By Robert Archer · July 16, 2018 • Roku TV is getting a new hardware option. The new Roku TV Wireless Speakers debut for a $150 bundled price that includes a voice control remote.
By CE Pro Editors · June 26, 2018 • Alula Connect+ security and home-automation platform can be installed during construction at very low cost to homebuilder, allowing integration with built-in smart-home tech like Pella Insynctive windows and doors.
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.
By Jason Knott · June 14, 2018 • The first-ever in-depth CE Pro research reveals profit, pricing, scale and popular elements in lighting control installations.
By CE Pro Editors · June 6, 2018 • Amazon Alexa, not surprisingly, is the top voice-control brand among CE Pro 100 high-revenue integrators, but Google Assistant is starting to register, according to the 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.
By Robert Archer · May 15, 2018 • One of the first Amazon Alexa-controlled projectors, the Optoma UHD51A has a TI chipset to deliver 4K home theater images at $1,699.
By CE Pro Editors · May 9, 2018 • Amazon partners with national homebuilder Lennar to create Alexa-enabled smart homes in select cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
By Troy Morgan, ADAPT · April 25, 2018 • Beyond the pretty face, Crestron's new TSR-310 touchscreen remote boasts some of the best tweaks in the biz, like fast Wi-Fi wake-up, "flawless" voice control and optimized backlighting, says ADAPT's Troy Morgan.
By CE Pro Editors · April 1, 2018 • Other high-end home-automation systems can do voice control, but can they deliver THIS when you're THERE? We think not. Josh Ultra is available April 1.
By CE Pro Editors · March 28, 2018 • Savant home automation and a $50 Amazon Echo Dot control this award-winning home theater featuring elaborate star ceiling, high-end Kaleidescape movie server ... and a $100 Roku HD.
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.
By Jason Knott · March 20, 2018 • Backed by $10M from Amazon Alexa fund, voice-controlled Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller pairs with 'first-ever' residential wireless flow meter for app-based smart home irrigation control.