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    Sonos’ new home theater smart speaker

    Sonos just announced a compact home theater smart speaker, the Sonos Beam. The cheaper device boasts a smaller footprint than its previous home theater products; the company says Beam is 60 percent smaller than the Playbase. The speaker is available for pre-order starting today. The company’s new home theater product will support Amazon Alexa controls

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    Smart Home self-installation preferred

    People want to quite literally take their smart home technology installation in-house, according to a new survey from GfK Research. The firm found that 52% of consumers prefer to install smart home products themselves. “We cannot say right now if the desire for self-sufficiency is driven by cost or a true independent streak – but

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    Savant releases new version of home automation software

    Savant has announced the release of version 8.8, bringing more personalisation options. Savant states that products and features introduced as part of the software rollout have been created to “enhance functionality” for users by creating a more “intuitive smart home environment” that brings value to the integrator. Part of Savant’s IP Audio device range, Savant

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    Crestron control and management system in a hotel

    The Mondrian Doha hotel attracts affluent travellers with its up-all-night vibe. The guest experience is intensified thanks to the comprehensive Crestron hospitality solution. As soon as a guest steps into their hotel room, they are greeted with calming lights, relaxing music and automated shades that perfectly frame the beautiful exterior views. Guests can easily adjust

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    Smart Home helping disabled

    Smart home technology can be a great convenience, but is particularly valuable to those with disabilities. We recently heard blind people talk about the life-changing nature of things like Apple’s Siri and VoiceOver, and one 9to5Mac reader has now told us how he uses smart home tech to help keep a disabled family member safe.

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    Los Angeles’ biggest construction permits approved

    Developers secured $398 million in construction permits to build the five largest projects in the Los Angeles. Sprawling multifamily projects in West Adams, Downtown Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley largely dominated the top five. Here are the biggest construction permits, issued in May by the L.A. Department of Building and Safety. Only commercial

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