AV and Automation Industry Articles from the Current eMagazine
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.
AV and Automation Industry Stories of the Day
Lightpad: The intelligent light switch that wants to control your home
Submitted on: 04/21/14, 05:53 AM
There are lots of companies trying to crack intelligent lighting in the home. Philips has its Hue lighting system with intelligent bulbs, while others like Belkin's WeMo system let you control everything via smart plugs. Plum, a relatively new and unhear
Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the Future
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 12:32 PM
With the rapid progression of technology each year, it's easy to accumulate a pile of obsolete gadgets that you just can't bear to get rid of. So don't! Here are our top 10 ways you can take the retired gadgets you've already got and turn them into some
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 fig
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
Today's AV and Automation Industry Headlines
Home Technology Specialists of America Invites Invenshare Creator to Host Personalized Member Training
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 08:16 PM
Invenshare creator, Josh Willits to host second training for HTSA Members, highlighting best practices for utilizing the unique member tool
Bluetooth® Innovation Series is 'Can't Miss' Training on Wireless Connectivity for the Internet of Things
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 08:10 PM
Bluetooth SIG brings together industry experts and developers for hands-on training to tap the potential of wireless for wearables, beacons, applications and accessories
Home Automation Tops Residential Tech Trends
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 08:05 PM
From smartphones to smart watches to smart cars, technology is transforming nearly every aspect of our lives, streamlining daily routines and providing quick, easy access to the capabilities and content we want most. Not only are new technologies providing convenience on-the-go, but they are becoming accessible and affordable in homes under $400k.
Consumer Sentiment Toward Overall Economy, Tech Spending Slide in April, According to CEA's Monthly Indexes
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 08:02 PM
The CEA Indexes comprise the ICE and ICTE, both of which are updated on a monthly basis through consumer surveys.
Christie Takes Simulation Display Solutions on the Road to Orlando April 30 and May 1
Submitted on: 04/22/14, 08:00 PM
Attendees will see demonstrations of solutions that optimize dynamic image quality, maximize uptime and work efficiently within a narrow budget.
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