Smart Home & Home Networks


Huge fines and a ban on default passwords in new UK law

by Bob Raikes

What They Say The UK government has introduced new legislation, the The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill which has three new rules. easy-to-guess default passwords preloaded on devices are banned. All products now …

Tags:Legislation| Security| Smart Home & Home Networks| Smart TV| UK (United Kingdom)

I Know I Shouldn’t Laugh

by Bob Raikes

What They Say A Chinese sex toy designed to be a ‘smart male chastity device’ has become vulnerable to a hack that would lock all devices. “The internet-linked sheath has no manual override, so …

Tags:Health and Safety| Smart Home & Home Networks

Parks Associates: Households with Children Dominate Consumer Tech Purchases

by Artem Alekseenko

New consumer research from Parks Associates finds households with children, particularly those ages 6-11, are the leading demographic groups for technology product and entertainment service purchasing. Households with Children: Dominant Tech Purchasers finds 38% …

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Samsung Unpacked 2018: The Galaxy Note 9 is Here

by Andrew Fenn

Samsung took to the stage today to officially launch the Galaxy Note 9, alongside its new Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Home smart speaker and enhanced integration with Bixby voice control and Spotify music across the …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Smart Home & Home Networks| Smartphones| Smartwatches| Vol 25 - Issue 30

Strategy Analytics: Global Smart Home Market to Hit $155 Billion by 2023

by Andrew Fenn

The global smart home market ended on an upbeat note in 2017 reaching $84 billion, up 16% from $72 billion in 2016 according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. According to the report, …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Smart Home & Home Networks| Vol 25 - Issue 21

Houzz Survey Provides Details on Smart Home Adoption

by Chris Chinnock

The home-focused web site Houzz teamed up with CEDIA to conduct a survey of nearly 1,000 homeowners in the midst of planning, or who have recently completed, a home renovation project. According to the …

Tags:Cedia 2016| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Smart Home & Home Networks| Vol 23 - Issue 37

Will Smart Home Tech Go Mainstream?

by Chris Chinnock

That is the question that home builder Sabine H. Schoenberg tried to address in a short talk at CEDIA. Home automation is mainly a province of the custom install channel today – and targeted …

Tags:Cedia 2016| Large Display Monitor| Smart Home & Home Networks| Vol 23 - Issue 37

Crestron Masters Conference Brings Software to the Forefront

by Matthew Brennesholtz

For years, people have been talking about the migration of professional and home audio video, from classic A/V with dedicated video cables, matrix video switchers and RS-232 control to a more IT-centric approach. Some …

Tags:Crestron| Pro AV| Smart Home & Home Networks| Software| Vol 23 - Issue 15

Marvell Shows 2Gbps

by Tom Allen

Marvell has publicly demonstrated a 2Gbps technology at Broadband World Forum in London. is the specification, developed by the ITU, defining networking over power lines, phone lines and coaxial cables. Marvell’s devices …

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