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Project Led By WSU Scientists Shows Benefits Of Smart Tech For Healthcare
A pilot project using smart-home technology for bettering the healthcare is expanding its uses and its locations. It is led by a group of WSU scientists. These projects involve those suffering from dementia, Parkinson’s, and other chronic illnesses. 
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As The Smart Home Race Heats Up Will Apple’s HomePod Be Left In The Dust?
By the end of this year, Echo devices will make up about 50% of the market share while Google Home will be responsible for about 30%. However, HomePod does not seem to be in this race at all, with just 4%. 
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To Move, Or Not To Move Your Smart Home! Is That The Question?
Obviously, devices like your Amazon Echo and smart plugs can come along, but what about your motorized window blinds, irrigation system and the dozens of smart bulbs you have installed over the years? 
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Is A Mesh Network The Key To A Smarter Home?
With the increase in the number of connected devices, there occurs the problem of Wi-Fi reliability. The more devices on your network, the more gaps you will notice in your Wi-Fi coverage. If you are planning on a smart home, you should think about a mesh Wi-Fi system. 
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Amazon Alexa’s Top Skills To Make Your Life Easier
Amazon’s Alexa has seen the most growth among all the voice-activated digital virtual assistants. Alexa comes with over 45,000 skills and is compatible with over 13,000 smart home devices. 
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Sustainability And Technological Advances Showcased At The LEED Platinum Home Depot Smart
There are both high-tech and low-tech things available here. Energy Recovery Ventilator decreases the heating energy by warming the air going in via the HVAC system. Another system filters rainwater for toilet and laundry. 
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Will We Embrace Smart Mirrors?
Embrace Smart Mirror is a large wall mirror that works as a touch-screen Android device. Wi-Fi connections and Bluetooth keeps you connected to your websites and apps. This basically helps you turn the mirror in the bathroom into your device’s screen and you can toggle back and forth. 
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Smart Home Geared Specifically For Assisting The Elderly
The latest Cox Smart Home is situated in Edmond and the technology in the house was installed keeping in mind the elderly. The Cox Smart Home is an environment with protective factors and technology solutions combined together to help the elderly transition into this connected lifestyle. 
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Two Companies Visions For The Future Of Smart Speakers
Whether this nostalgic love of good sound survives this generation’s tendency to watch and listen to low-resolution media is anyone’s bet, but that’s Amazon’s bet to lose. Whether the coming Sonos IPO will be successful depends partially on Amazon and Google playing ball with the speaker maker. 
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Foundation Honors Army Corporal With Smart Home
The house is a three bedroom unit spread over 2800 sq. ft. It was created and adapted to suit Levi’s needs. Since he is confined to a wheelchair, the kitchen stove can be set lower so that he can cook while sitting down. He can also control the lights in the house with his tablet. 
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Innovation And Competition Makes Home Security More Affordable Than Ever
Firms such as State Farm offer discounts of up to 10 percent on monthly premiums to those with traditional security systems such as ADT or Vivint. Now, State Farm allows a similar discount for homeowners or renters who use the self-monitored Canary system.
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From Home Services To Smart Devices, Amazon Has A Vision For A Completely Connected Life
A cleaning crew from Amazon Home Services would clean your home. Your groceries would arrive in the afternoon, delivered inside your home with Amazon Key or to your car with Amazon in-car delivery. 
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Optimistic But Concerned About Privacy And Security, New Zealanders Want Smart Tech In Their Homes
In spite of over 90% of the New Zealanders understanding the benefits of AI and smart technology, many are hesitant about the privacy, hacking, and the misuse of personal data.
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Can Technology Keep Up With The Growing Demand Of Smart Devices?
Wireless protocols, such as Z-Wave and Wi-Fi are the main base on which the IoT infrastructure is built. With the increase in popularity of the smart homes, the functions and protocols increased as well.
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Is There Room In The Connected Home Market For Service Providers?
Many successful connected home products, such as Alexa and Nest Thermostat, are purchased through one-time sale — contrasting with the recurring subscription model typical of communications companies. 
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