Smart Home News
Smart Wiring? Launches New Consumer Handbook
Smart Wiring™ Launches New Consumer Handbook
Appraisers don’t get high-tech homes
Builders are expressing frustration by the inability to get their green technologies recognized by lenders and appraisers.
Internet TV usage grows, but no threat to Pay-TV
Nearly double the number of 1005 consumers surveyed, some 32%, are interested in watching Internet video on their TV (OTT) as compared to a similar survey undertaken in 2008.
Tablet sales to almost triple next year
Tablet computers will prove to be extremely popular worldwide during the next two years, according to a Gartner report that predicts sales will reach almost 20 million units this year and almost triple that figure in 2011.
CEDIA 2010 Wrap up: New trends in home theater
From home automation systems that will prime your house for relaxation before you even arrive to stereos that rival the cost of a modest house.
Integrators offer retrofit solutions in audio
New-home multiroom audio systems may be down, but many integrators have turned their attention to retrofitting the new technology into older homes and commercial environments.
Toyota home energy management system in 2012
In an effort to enable its customer base to better control its energy consumption, Toyota recently announced that it is developing a smart center system that links homes, vehicles and electric power companies.
Home security emerging as new broadband battlefront
Broadband carriers have been eyeing home security services as a potential product for some time now.
Study shows breakaway performance of top CE brands
Consumer-electronics brands such as BlackBerry, LG, Nintendo and Apple dominated this year's top 10 list of Breakaway Brands for 2010.
Australian iPad sales hit 250,000
MORE than a quarter of a million Australians are using Apple's iPad, a survey shows, but it has not yet taken off as a mass news medium.
A New Era of Energy Management
A new crop of energy monitors are extremely marketable for CE pros.
What's the most popular gadget for Americans?
85% of American adults own a mobile phone, 52% own a laptop, 47% have an MP3 player and 42% own a game console.