Julie Jacobson

110 Flips | 2 Magazines | 147 Followers | @juliejac | Julie Jacobson is co-founder and editor of CE Pro, the leading trade publication for home technology integrators. Contact: jjacobson@ehpub.com Twitter: @juliejacobson Web: www.cepro.com

Home Automation Drivers for Denon Heos Arrive, Starting with RTI

As many have before, Denon has quietly touted its new Heos wireless multiroom audio system as a Sonos buster … same great features but an open …

New 360-Degree Cameras at CES 2015 vs. IC Real Tech’s 720-Degree Allie

One big theme at CES 2015 was 360-degree cameras for both security and entertainment purposes. There were several of them each offering a little …

The deluge continues: 3 smart home hubs worth checking out

Image copyright oomi.I thought we’d be over hubs by now, but I was wrong. They are still coming hot and heavy, and if the Consumer Electronics Show …

MyerEmco v2.0 Acquires Aegis, Adds Security & Commercial Integration

Founded in 2010 by Jon Myer, MyerConnex in Gaithersburg, Md., is version 2.0 of the once-giant A/V retailer MyerEmco. Now Myer is looking at v3.0 …

SmartThings Wife: ‘I’m sick of living in an automated house.’

It’s kind of cliché, but generally true: Women hate it when their husbands perform home automation experiments … at home.<p>And one particular wife of a …

ADT’s $887M Q1 Earnings Surpass Analyst Predictions

ADT has reported better than expected fiscal first quarter earnings after the electronic security firm posted adjusted earnings of 51 cents per share …

Toshiba Licenses Off TV Business

0<p>SHARES<p>Tokyo — Toshiba officially revealed Thursday that it is getting out of the TV manufacturing business in North America and has licensed the …

Lockitron's Shift Shows Challenges Facing Wi-Fi In The Smart Home

A few years ago, Wi-Fi proponents were eyeing the smart home as an exciting and wide open opportunity. While other technologies like Z-Wave and Zigbee were originally designed to better accommodate the low-power requirements of many smart home devices like locks, Wi-Fi proponents pointed to ongoing …

Wi-Fi

Fusion Research Unlocks Amazon Fire TV for IP Control via Home Automation Systems

Amazon Fire TV is considered one of the most robust of the media streamers on the market, but if you want to integrate it with a home automation …

Lowe’s Innovation Labs Shows Future of Retail: Robots and Holograms

You know how when you go into a Lowe’s store and you want to find a specific screw and you have no idea where to find it, there’s never anyone around …

Flimsy Patent Application Suggests (Wrongly) Google Invented Home Automation Conditionals

A patent application filed by Google in July 2013 (published last week) for a “Home Automation Network” describes little more than if/then …

Sony Wows at CES with Dual Short-Throw 4K Projectors, Specially Engineered Screen

At CEDIA Expo 2014, Sony demonstrated the new VPLGTZ1 short-throw laser projector ($50,000), sitting a mere seven inches from the wall and blasting …

Satya Nadella’s Got a Plan to Make You Care About Microsoft. The First Step? Holograms

<b>On a campus</b> notable for tight security and secret offices, Building 92 is a rare beacon of openness. Guests can enter without a Microsoft ID and …

Augmented Reality

Hands On: Kaleidescape Alto High Def Movie Server

If you’re a big movie fan, desire quick and easy access to your movie collection, and don’t like heading out to a store to get the latest disc, then …

Academy Awards to be Drenched in Dolby Atmos Sound

Photos & Slideshow<p>2015 marks the 37th consecutive year that films released with Dolby audio technologies have earned Academy Award nominations for …

Great Basement Home Theaters

For people who live in a part of the country where basements are prevalent, below-ground rooms are still the dominant place for dedicated home …

Savant on Being the Only High-End Home Automation Co. on the CES 2015 Show Floor

At CES 2015, Savant was the sole custom-focused home automation (with multiroom audio/video) company on the main floor.<p>There were others like …

The 20 Best Stories of 2014 that CE Pros Never Read

CE Pros aren’t reading the right stuff. They skip past vital business-oriented stories and dwell on scandals, personalities, newfangled technologies …

C2G Cables Available for Order Through Middle Atlantic

Effective today, C2G cabling products will now be available through Middle Atlantic, a division of the Legrand group. Middle Atlantic says it aims to …

Exclusive on Soap Home Automation: A Gutsy 3rd Crowd-Funding Campaign

<i>UPDATE: Alex Jones and Brandon Jones legal past</i><p>You have to give Monument, Colo.-based Soap some credit for its moxie. The (alleged) maker of smart …

Home Automation

Both Owners of Indiegogo-Funded Soap Filed for Bankruptcy Recently

The principals of Soap Inc. (Inc. is a misnomer), the questionable company that has promised to deliver smart home automation routers through …

URC Streamlines ccGEN2 and Total Control Home Automation Lines

URC has a lot of remote-control and home automation platforms to support today: Complete Control for entry-level A/V control; the step-up ccGEN2 for …

Remote Controls

Sonos wants to launch an API for third-party apps

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Sonos<p>Sonos is getting ready to open up its speakers and let music services integrate Sonos support into their own …

Apps

Xiaomi unveils four smart home products and test date

• Stacey Higginbotham<br>• 3 years ago<br>• Tags: smart devices, smart home products, smartphones<p>View Live Version of This Article<p>Xiaomi, the low-cost Chinese …

New Logitech API aspires to link entertainment and the smart home like never before

Logitech announced its Harmony API today, an open-software push designed to merge home entertainment and smart-home gadgets into a single controller. This actually sounds a lot like Neeo , a universal entertainment-and-smart-home remote that launched on Kickstarter yesterday and has already …

Smart Homes