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Best Buy’s Shift To Smart Device Tech Support And Installations Creating A Split Between Partnership With Vivint Smart Home
Bloomberg, citing unidentified sources, reports that hundreds of Vivint employees who had worked in Best Buy stores selling connected-home tech have been dropped in recent weeks and Best Buy has pulled Vivint products from its shelves.
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Gary Sinise Foundation Helps To Build Smarter Home For U.S. Army Captain Who Lost Legs
Combat veteran who lost his legs receives smart home. "The journey's not over, but as Nick pointed out, it's a chapter that's closed for him. They're finally getting to move into their new specially-adapted, custom smart home." 
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Canary’s Smart Devices Partner With Noonlight’s Emergency Response App To Create A Cheaper And Safer Security Solution
Canary’s smart security cameras and monitoring service have focused on protecting people and property at home. In partnership with Noonlight, Canary subscribers now have a personal Safety Button for automated emergency response regardless of location.
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A Greener, And Cleaner, Smart Home For The Future
On April 30, 2017, Germany set a new national record for renewable energy use. During a portion of the day, 85% of all electricity at use was produced by renewables. Biomass, hydroelectric, solar, and wind are all prominent energy sources within the country. 
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Next Generation Of Wi-Fi Mesh Could Change How We See The IoT And Smart Home Tech
“Instead, we believe that distributing Wi-Fi or placing a Pod in Every Room™ is a better approach to yield whole-home coverage. In short, you equip every room in a house with a pod that serves as a wireless access point. The pod connects to the router, which then connects to the internet.“
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Cybersecurity Act In EU Will Not Require Certification For IoT Devices Leaving Consumers Concerned About Security And Privacy
The European Union took steps to get new rules on cybersecurity cooperation and certification between the countries. This happened after the European parliament's industry committee, ITRE, proposed the Cybersecurity Act. 
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Currently Even Alexa Doesn't Support Calls To 911. Noonlight Wants To Change That With Partnerships To Put Tech In Amazon Alexa And Google Home.
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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Racing Towards The Reality Of Connected Smart Cars
Connected cars are on the fast track to becoming reality. With the data present out there, giving way to understanding the drive patterns, number of fill-ups by a customer in a specific period, and other purchasing behavior. 
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Cutting-Edge Innovations In 2018 For Building Connected Homes, Vehicles, Cities, And Entire Industries
This year we've seen groundbreaking ideas for building connected environments in homes, buildings, vehicles, cities, and entire industries.
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Ex-Israeli Military Experts Focus On The Internet Of Things (IoT) To Fight Terrorists And Other Threats To National Security
Toka, a Tel Aviv-based company, said that they will provide spy tools they clients require for every device. It comes with a special focus on all things covered under IoT.
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Amazon’s Ambitions Include Enterprise And Smart Home Hardware Initiatives
An integrated enterprise hardware/Web services model could be a persuasive combination, while also providing a more convincing enterprise play for Amazon’s previously consumer-focused technologies, such as its Alexa-powered devices, which are increasingly developing enterprise-focused skills.
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The Heart Of The Home Is Getting Smarter. How To Design Your Modern, Smart Kitchen.
If you’re building a new house or renovating your existing kitchen it’s worth keeping up with the tech and design trends for this room which is considered the heart of the home.
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Do The Pros Outweigh The Cons For Smart Home Assistants? The Answer May Be Up To You!
Amazon has Echo. Google has Home. Apple has HomePod. Professor Heather Woods considers the benefits and risks of a digital assistant that is listening all the time.
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