Nexia Brings Echo-Based Voice Control to Home Automation

Voice Command is ‘One of the Great Technological Breakthroughs’ Nexia, a division of monster company Ingersoll Rand and supplier of smart home products and solutions, announced this week that Nexia-certified products will now be able to be controlled with simple … Continue reading

Russound to Get Serious about Commercial at CEDIA

Company Will Premiere a New 70-Volt Line of Commercial Products They’ve been hinting about it for months, now Russound makes it official, they will launch an all-new line of 70-volt products targeted for the light commercial market at the upcoming … Continue reading

LCD Kingpin Sharp, Under New Management, Pursues OLED

Sharp to Cut Another 7,000 Employees Big changes are coming to Sharp, Corp. in the wake of their acquisition by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co – better known as Foxconn. News out of Japan notes that the deal between Sharp … Continue reading

Samsung’s Head is in the Clouds; Acquires Joyent

With Samsung’s Backing, Joyent is Poised to Become Major ‘Cloud’ Player Samsung announced late Wednesday that it has acquired Joyent, a relatively new start-up company that offers cloud computing services, according to a report by Recode. The specifics of the … Continue reading

Control4 Rolls Out New ‘Smart Skills’ Training

Control4 Corporation announced Wednesday that they are rolling out an interesting new augmentation to their overall training efforts – short e-learning modules called Smart Skills. Smart Skills are short videos made available to certified Control4 dealers that offer focused training … Continue reading

Department of Justice Says It Will Not Charge Nortek in Bribery Scandal

SEC Forces Nortek to Forfeit Profits Resulting from the Bribe The Department of Justice (D.O.J.) has notified Nortek, Inc. that it has closed its investigation into a corporate bribery scandal involving the company’s operations in China and will take no … Continue reading