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Graphene – The New Magical Material
04/14/14, Len Calderone for, HomeToys
Graphene may possibly be the future replacement for silicone. It’s a two-dimensional material that measures just one atom thick and has a breaking strength 300 times greater than steel.

Power Of Choice: Breaking Content Barriers Can Be Good, Then Again…
04/14/14, THE Insider
The beginning of the end for cable’s linear, scheduled TV approach comes when the Internet players have too many subscribers for the content rights holders to ignore.

Synching Mobile & Desktop Devices
04/14/14, Yossi Fishler, Andy
Andy is an Android Operating System that runs on your computer - essentially making your Android device and all of your apps available on your PC or Mac!

Brands That Communicate Win
04/14/14, Paul DiComo and Al Ballard, CE-Marketing Pros
To combat this onslaught of mediocrity, we all need to remind our customers how much enjoyment quality AV gear can provide.

Video Consistency: Entertainment Flexibility … Viewing Becomes Personal
04/14/14, THE Insider
The good thing is, every network/station is getting their shows up to 4K as quickly as possible to capture even more eyeballs (ad dollars), so when you get your UHD TV set, you’ll have plenty of content.

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AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day

Google Glass targeted as symbol by anti-tech crowd

Submitted on: 04/15/14, 03:11 PM

(CNN) - Glass, Google's high-profile entry into the world of wearable tech, may help launch a revolution if it's released later this year as expected. But test models already on the street have begun playing a more unlikely role -- as symbols in a simmering fight over Silicon Valley's impact on the city of San Francisco.

It's a local story, but one with ramifications everywhere. While our smartphones drop easily into pockets and tablets get zipped up in cases or backpacks, wearables such as Glass are, quite literally, in your face all the time.

The $1,500 device, which displays Web content on a tiny screen, signals its wearer as a likely member of an affluent tech elite. And Glass also can discreetly shoot photos or video, which some people view as invasive.

That's caused unease for some folks and, in some cases has led to arguments, altercations and even attacks against people wearing the technology. (cont'd)

Piper packs security cam, home automation hub into one slick package
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 07:48 AM
Webcams were one of the forerunners of the current Internet of Things boom, allowing smartphone-toting geeks to keep an eye on the office or homestead while out and about. Piper (starting at US$239), powered by iControl Networks, is targeted at the homeowner

ISC West Largest Security Trade Show of the Year
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 03:12 PM
SC West 2014, produced by ISC Events and sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), attracted record attendance this year with more than 26,000 industry professionals attending the three-day exposition, whi

Prodea Systems Enters Home-Automation Fray
Submitted on: 04/08/14, 01:38 PM
 Family-owned Prodea Systems has developed a white-label mass-market home-automation system that, unlike competing systems, integrates control of home systems, networked A/V content, and third-party streaming and download services in one hub. The system

CEA Reports Continued Growth in Wireless, Multi-Room Audio System Sales
Submitted on: 04/03/14, 01:52 PM
Nearly one in five (16 percent) consumers owns a portable wireless speaker, according to research released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The study, Consumer Perspectives on Wireless Multi-Room and Portable Audio Solutions, explores the satis

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Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines

iControl Networks to Deliver Closing Keynote at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 08:00 AM
Parks Associates and industry leaders discuss technology and business solutions for the connected consumer in San Francisco, May 13-15

AV Technik Appointed As Exclusive Austrian Distributor of CommandFusion Hardware
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 09:24 PM
CommandFusion appoint Audio & Video Technik Waidhofer as exclusive distributor of their automation and control hardware range covering Austria.

Intellegg Releases Moxivo: a Multiroom Audio System
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 12:43 PM
Intellegg has begun sales of Moxivo, a multiroom audio system. Making use of a home's existing phone line wiring, Moxivo delivers quality multiroom sound at a fraction of the price of wireless systems.

ViewSonic's Smart Display Virtualization Products First to Earn Citrix Ready-HDX Verified Status
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 12:42 PM
The SD-A225 and SD-A245 Smart Display Clients Leverage ViewSonic's History of Monitor Innovation with Next-Generation VDI Technologies

Sony Electronics Offers a Full 4K Ultra HD Home Entertainment Experience with New BRAVIA® 4K TV Line-Up, Media Player and Content Options
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 12:40 PM
The new content and hardware offer consumers more 4K choices than ever before.

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