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Houzz Study Reveals 2022 Home Design Renovation Trends

Top Image: Photography by Rachel Loewen ©Houzz Homeowners are making room in their renovation budgets to prioritize kitchen countertops, according to the 2022 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. The survey of nearly 2,400 U.S. homeowners using Houzz who are in the midst of, are planning, or recently completed a kitchen renovation, found that more than one-third of homeowners reportedly splurged…

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KYOCERA SLD Laser Achieves World Record LiFi Communications

KYOCERA SLD Laser, Inc., a world leader in commercialization of laser light sources, has announced the achievement of the world’s fastest LiFi system that delivers greater than 90 gigabit per second (90 Gbps), 100 times faster data rate than 5G. The company will demonstrate its award winning DataLight innovation for automotive and consumer applications at the Consumer Electronics Show January 5 – 7, 2022.…

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Samsung Home Hub Manages Chores From a New Central Device

Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of Samsung Home Hub, a new way to manage home appliances with an innovative, tablet-style touchscreen device that provides instant access to customized and connected home services. The Samsung Home Hub offers improved connectivity with a range of smart home appliances, and uses AI and SmartThings to understand users’ needs and automatically provide the…

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How Tuesday’s Massive Outage Put the Smart Home Back in the Dark Ages

Mid-morning this Tuesday, December 7, users started noticing that their smart home devices were dropping off like flies. Security cameras wouldn’t connect, Netflix wouldn’t stream, Roombas refused to run and Alexa couldn’t play music (which impacted me personally while working from home and watching my one year old, who couldn’t listen to Toddler Time. Disaster.) Connected Design’s newsletter host also…

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