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Smart Home Tech/Automation, Intelligent Gadgets & Cool Connected Things ///  Awesome links, articles, podcasts & videos I've discovered during my quest for creating my own inexpensive connected home & digital lifestyle. Use the tags to drill down to your own specifics. - Enjoy
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Alarm.com Is Now Hands-Free With Amazon Echo Voice Control [video] 

Alarm.com Is Now Hands-Free With Amazon Echo Voice Control [video]  | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"Want to check the arming status of your smart home security system, change the temperature, or turn your living room light off? Just have Alexa..."

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There’s now a light switch for Apple’s HomeKit - TheVerge

There’s now a light switch for Apple’s HomeKit - TheVerge | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Elgato is releasing the first in-wall light switch with support for Apple’s HomeKit. The device replaces a standard light switch and can be used to control either smart light bulbs or an
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Netatmo unveils new Smart Radiator Valves - Installer Online - installeronline.co.uk

Netatmo unveils new Smart Radiator Valves - Installer Online - installeronline.co.uk | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Plumbing, heating and renewables online resource from Installer. Featuring industry news, insight and product reviews. The Installer website delivers the latest content.
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Lifx finally sells color-changing light strips - CNET

Lifx finally sells color-changing light strips - CNET | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the Lifx Z Wi-Fi LED Light Strip Starter Kit, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
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Honeywell’s new HomeKit and Alexa compatible smart thermostat runs $149 - TechCrunch

Honeywell’s new HomeKit and Alexa compatible smart thermostat runs $149 - TechCrunch | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Honeywell’s been doing its thing for well over a century now, with its thermostatic roots stretching back even further to the 19th century days of coal..
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Nortek Security & Control Launches Weather-tight, Hardwired Doorbell Camera - Technology Integrator

Nortek Security & Control Launches Weather-tight, Hardwired Doorbell Camera - Technology Integrator | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"Nortek Security & Control announced the new GoControl Smart Doorbell Camera available exclusively to professional security dealers and smart-home installers."

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Lutron's smart home finds a musical match in Sonos [video] - CNET

Lutron's smart home finds a musical match in Sonos [video] - CNET | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Here's what your smart home looks and sounds like when you combine Lutron, Sonos and Alexa.
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Control and Integrate Insteon devices with Stringily - Insteon

Control and Integrate Insteon devices with Stringily - Insteon | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"With Insteon Hub (2245-222), you can use the Stringify app to integrate  your Insteon devices with a variety of devices and services. Use the instructions in this article to connect your Insteon Hub to the Stringify service."

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Control4 OS 2.9 is all About Integration: Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Z-Wave, Motorized Shades | CEPro

Control4 OS 2.9 is all About Integration: Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Z-Wave, Motorized Shades | CEPro | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Home automation leader Control4 (CTRL) is releasing OS 2.9 at CEDIA 2016, featuring voice control through Amazon Alexa, support for Z-Wave, deep integration with motorized shades. Plus, more personalization for the customer. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
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iOS 10 bug blamed for handcuffing Kwikset Kevo smart lock - CNET

iOS 10 bug blamed for handcuffing Kwikset Kevo smart lock - CNET | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Lock maker says bug in Apple's newest mobile operating system will limit functionality of its touch-to-open feature.
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Drop partners with Bosch to let users monitor their oven remotely - TechCrunch

Drop partners with Bosch to let users monitor their oven remotely - TechCrunch | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
This could actually go a ways toward easing my obsessive dial checking on the way out the door in the morning. Drop, they of connected kitchen scale fame, is..
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Alexa now talks to General Electric appliances - ?Venturebeat

Alexa now talks to General Electric appliances - ?Venturebeat | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Amazon’s Alexa can now talk with General Electric and Monogram appliances, GE announced today.
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TUTORIAL: Amazon Dash and HomeKit Integration [video] by @Quick_Pi

GitHub: https://goo.gl/mfkLFH Amazon Dash Buttons: https://goo.gl/wgpukR PARTS NEEDED: Raspberry Pi and Wi-Fi bundle (Raspberry Pi, Wi-Fi, Case)
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Google Home: First impressions and thoughts - Androidpolice

Google Home: First impressions and thoughts - Androidpolice | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Google Home preorders have started arriving and interested consumers can head down to certain brick & mortar stores to pick one up starting today. I've... by Cody Toombs in Google Home, News, Reviews
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Jasco Releases Enbrighten Z-Wave Connected Bulb | DigitalMediaZone

Jasco Releases Enbrighten Z-Wave Connected Bulb | DigitalMediaZone | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Jasco has released a new connected bulb, but unlike most of the bulbs on the market, this one connects through Z-Wave.
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Amazon's Echo Dot 2 is the cheap, voice-controlled smart home hub all your rooms need - Mashable

Amazon's Echo Dot 2 is the cheap, voice-controlled smart home hub all your rooms need - Mashable | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
The second-gen Amazon Echo Dot still does everything the Echo does , now at an even lower $50 price. It's also no exclusive to Echo or Fire TV owners.
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August Doorbell Cam gains motion detection and video recording features - 9to5mac

August Doorbell Cam gains motion detection and video recording features - 9to5mac | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
The latest update to the August Home app on iOS brings two new features to the August Doorbell Cam: motion detection and video recording. Adding the new features to Doorbell Cam (review) simply req…
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Wink’s smart home hub gets some key upgrades for its second generation - TechCrunch

Wink’s smart home hub gets some key upgrades for its second generation - TechCrunch | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
The smart home has come a long way in the two-plus years since the original Wink Hub was launched as a spinoff of New York-based hardware crowdsourcer,..
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Kwikset to Showcase Four New Locks at CEDIA 2016 - Z-Wave Alliance

Kwikset to Showcase Four New Locks at CEDIA 2016 - Z-Wave Alliance | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Kwikset to Showcase Four New Locks at CEDIA 2016 Z-Wave Alliance
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Take a Look at Yale's new video doorbell - CNET

Take a Look at Yale's new video doorbell - CNET | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the Yale Look Video Doorbell, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
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Slideshare: Julie Jacobson’s Ultimate Preview of CEDIA 2016 - CEPro

Slideshare: Julie Jacobson’s Ultimate Preview of CEDIA 2016 - CEPro | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson highlights new products, trends and happenings at CEDIA 2016,including home automation, 4K projectors, lighting controls, home networking, security, wireless audio, voice control and more.
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SkyBell Announces Two New Products at CEDIA Expo | SkyBell Blog

SkyBell Announces Two New Products at CEDIA Expo | SkyBell Blog | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"We’re excited to announce the expansion of our line of connected doorbells and accessories with the addition of two new SkyBell products  – on display at the CEDIA Expo in Dallas, Texas."

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Hunter Fan Review [video] - Smart Home Tech with Adam Justice

In this episode of Smart Home Tech, Adam Justice of ConnectSense gives you a glimpse of the Apple HomeKit-enabled Hunter Signal Fan and gives you his revie
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Home 2.0 brings iOS 10 features and a new design to the best HomeKit app for power users - 9to5Mac

Home 2.0 brings iOS 10 features and a new design to the best HomeKit app for power users - 9to5Mac | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Before Apple built its Home app for HomeKit in iOS 10, Matthias Hochgatterer created the best HomeKit app around with the original Home app. Apple’s Home app on iOS 10 is built-in, free, and …
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Amazon makes it easier to put Alexa in every room with Dot multipacks and ESP - TheVerge

Amazon makes it easier to put Alexa in every room with Dot multipacks and ESP - TheVerge | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Amazon says the future of digital assistants isn't just a talking computer in your kitchen — it's a talking computer in every room in your house. To make that dream a little more accessible
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Z-Wave (part of it, at least) becomes an open smart-home standard - TechHive

Z-Wave (part of it, at least) becomes an open smart-home standard - TechHive | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Sigma Designs has released crucial software elements of its Z-Wave technology into the public domain.
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