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Strong Quarterly Reports from NVidia and Control4 Point to Growing Consumer Appetite for New Smart Devices

The most recent quarterly earnings reports from NVIDIA and Control4 point to an increasing retail consumer appetite for home automation and “web connected” mobile transportation systems (cars). The expansion of automated features for automobile drivers is new, but the resurgence Read more ›

Consumers Should Carefully Consider the Security Risks Accompanying Home Automation Solutions Built for Broadband Networks

If a report recently published by Infonetics Research, Infonetics: Over-the-Top Home Automation Services Gaining Popularity with Service Providers, on the condition of most of the market for home automation solutions, can be trusted as a reliable indicator of consumer interest Read more ›

The Learning Feature of the Nest Thermostat is Interesting, But the Zigbee Internals and Compatibility with Smart Meters is More Important

We just read an article, written by Nick Wingfield, Controlling the ‘Smart Home’ With Tablets and Smartphones. The article mentions a smart thermostat called the Nest. Mr. Wingfield is impressed with the device’s learning capability. Use it for a week Read more ›