Smart Home Automation

Amazon Announces New Product Categories, Improvements, And Updates At Devices Event

This week Amazon held its Amazon Devices & Services Event, where it announced many exciting devices to build on its home ecosystem. Last week I wrote about Microsoft’s Surface event, which you can read about here. What was great about the Surface event is that Microsoft released Surface devices that were to show OEMs its vision …

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Amazon’s Gives Its Take Of An ‘Ambient’ Alexa Experience

Yesterday, Amazon hosted its 3rd annual Alexa Live event for its 900,000+ developers and countless Alexa device users. Last year’s Alexa Live event had many big changes that plotted the future for the Alexa ecosystem. Alexa Live is joined by developers, device makers, startups, entrepreneurs, press, and analysts to see what Alexa has next for its community.  One …

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Calix Raises The Stakes In Home Network Security

It wasn’t too long ago things were looking stark for the globe. Though we’re still dealing with the fallout of the COVID pandemic, vaccines are rolling out at a fever pitch in the United States and several other regions of the world. There is a reason to be optimistic for the remainder of 2021 and …

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Summertime Solutions For Your Smart Home

With the Memorial Day holiday now officially behind us, I’d like to provide commentary on several smart home products that I’ve spent time with over the spring. Today we’ll look at a surprising new laptop, a new robotic vacuum from one of my favorite companies in the space, and lastly, for consumers with an aversion …

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Apple WWDC 21: Rinse And Repeat

If any mainstream consumers took the time to watch Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this week, they likely found themselves regularly yawning. This is not to say that the newly-announced operating system features aren’t necessary or don’t have the potential for added productivity and security. There just wasn’t any real headline-leading drama. Rumors of new Apple Silicon? …

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Schneider Electric’s Obsessive Focus On Sustainability Is A Good Thing

Vibrant, balanced ecosystems are an essential requirement for the survival of humans, animals and other organisms. In the twenty-first century, some companies have abandoned traditional, environmentally detrimental practices in search of a more sustainable approach to doing business. Some of the companies who pay lip-service to sustainability take a broad and abstract approach, intended to …

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