Verizon’s LTE SmartHub Goes All-Cellular for Internet and Home Automation, Unike FiOS Quantum – CE Pro

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It’s complicated: New SmartHub from Verizon Wireless is an LTE cellular router with Z-Wave home automation capabilities – completely different from the FiOS Quantum gateway powered by Greenwave. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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NuBryte Announces Its Voice Controlled Smart Home with Google Home Integration

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NuBryte, the award winning smart home at the switch, today announced its smart home integration with Google Home. Google Home, with its voice activated speaker, is designed for hands-free help from the Google Assistant to make everyday tasks easier, while also controlling other smart home products.

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LG’s Clever Tech for Commissioning Smart Lights Melds ZigBee with VLC Light Waves – CE Pro

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Introduced at Lightfair 2017 LG Electronics’ new ZigBee Connector plugs into an Android mobile device, discovers smart lights via visible light communication (VLC), and enables on-the-fly programming via LG’s Sensor Connect app. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Comcast’s smart home app controls your Philips Hue lights

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Comcast’s Xfinity Home app can steer many of the devices in your household, but there’s been a conspicuous omission: Philips’ Hue lights. Why spring for Comcast’s hybrid automation/security service when it can’t handle commonplace smart bulbs?

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D-Link Partners with Google to Provide Products that are Compatible with the Google Assistant

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TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — D-Link today announced its partnership with Google to provide upcoming mydlink products that work with the Google Assistant. The compatibility will provide consumers with the ability to control their smart home products with voice commands. By saying “Ok Google” to the Google Assistant on Google Home or Android phone, users can ask and receive answers, manage tasks, and control mydlink devices around their home.

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With Echo Show, Amazon Seizes The Lead In The Race To Artificial Intelligence

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Riding on a recent surge in share price, Amazon sent another shock wave through the tech world on Tuesday by launching a smart Wi-Fi speaker that not only hears what you say, but also shows you what it sees. This 7-inch touchscreen-equipped digital assistant — Echo Show — is the latest addition to the Alexa family, which began as a simple voice-controlled alarm clock and is fast becoming the central hub of digitally connected homes.

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