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2018 ALA Conference Preview

The 2018 American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Conference, to be held September 24-26 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, is your chance to reinvent your business, reawaken your drive and revitalize…
The new Amazon Echo Show is just one reason. (Photo: Amazon)

3 Reasons Why 2018 Is the Year of the Smart Home

The year 2018 is expected to be the year of the smart home — the year consumers finally embrace the true smart home movement — and there's good reason to see why. LED bulbs are coming down in price…
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Is the Amazon Echo Dot connected technology or smart technology?

Smart vs. Connected: What's the Difference?

The average home has 24 electronic devices, and almost all of them are connecting with the internet. So with that logic, all of us are living in smart homes, right? Well not quite. Although a lot of…
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Smart Home, Smarter Designer

Technology that can be integrated into the home to make it safer or more convenient (or just cooler) is evolving rapidly. Here, interior designer Sharon Fox of Sharon Fox Designs dishes on her…
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