The Best Smart Home Devices of 2020

If you’re already connecting your lightbulbs, speakers, doorbells and more to the internet — perhaps you’ve paid more attention to smart home gadgets now that many of us are spending more time at home — you’ll know the process can be more complicated than it seems. You might just need one device to address a particular issue, like a smart plug to put a lamp on a regular schedule. You might also already have an Amazon Alexa- or Google Assistant-powered smart speaker, or even Siri and Apple’s HomeKit smart home service. If so, maybe now you’re thinking about how to build on what you already own.

I tend to think of the voice assistants as the starting point for building a do-it-yourself smart home. They offer a convenient way for family members or roommates to interact with the various devices without worrying about who has what access in a

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Solar Cell Manufacturing Equipment and Intellectual Property from Alta Devices Now Available for Bulk or Piecemeal Purchase

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Liquidity Services, Tiger Group, Maynards Industries and GES Associates LLC today announced their appointment to jointly manage a bulk and piecemeal sale of the assets of Alta Devices due to a complete facility closure. Alta pioneered and manufactured extreme efficiency GaAs Flexible Thin Film Solar cells used in many applications, including satellites and vehicles.

The sale features solar and semiconductor manufacturing and fabrication equipment from Alta’sSunnyvale, Calif. facility, featuring PVD Sputter, MOCVD and surface preparation systems; ELO; plating lines, and wet processing stations. Other assets include test and measurement equipment, an analysis lab, plant support and IT Equipment, as well as intellectual property rights and over 400 patents for Thin-Flexible Solar Cells.

Nick Jimenez, Vice President of Global Business Development at Liquidity Services stated: “We are pleased that our Strategic Partnership has been appointed as exclusive sale agent for these

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