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VR Progress: Learning, Testing the Boundaries of New Content Production

The challenge is the compute power required to properly support 360 video and VR and the fact that I probably don’t want your immersive experience interfering with my immersive experience.

Work from Home? Renovate Your Home Office to be More Efficient and Tech Savvy

All of us have to do serious communicating in our day-to-day worklives, and that concept becomes all the more pressing when you work from home

CES - 160,000 People Can’t be Wrong!

Over 160,000 people attend to meet with top industry professionals, see the latest gadgets and attend some great parties. Vegas holds some of the greatest trade shows, but CES is the largest—so, wear good walking shoes.

Using LiftMaster to Control Your Smart Home

Our MyQ technology uses industry-standard encryption, up-to-date security techniques, and periodic security testing with respected outside services to keep users’ information safe.

Amazon, Intel Partner to Advance Smart Home Tech

ANGELA MOSCARITOLO for PCMag:  From Amazon Echo and the Nest Learning Thermostat to Philips Hue light bulbs and the August Smart Lock, there are already loads of gadgets on the market that can make your home a little smarter. Now,

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Microsoft takes aim at Amazon’s Echo with Windows 10 HomeHub feature

Tom Warren for The Verge:  Microsoft is planning to build a HomeHub feature into future Windows 10 updates to better compete against devices like Google Home and Amazon’s Echo. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the feature is currently in the planning stages, and the software maker is expected to introduce a “HomeHub” in updates due in 2017 and 2018, and not the upcoming Creators Update.

Windows Central reports that the feature will “crush” Google Home and Amazon Echo, but The Verge understands that HomeHub is designed to be a service and feature that will run on any Windows 10 PC and turn it into a machine where Cortana can be summoned from the lockscreen to provide useful information. Windows Central previously reported that the HomeHub was a voice-activated speaker that was supposed to be unveiled at Microsoft’s Surface hardware event back in October. Those reports were inaccurate, but Microsoft is planning a software feature with the same name.  Cont'd...

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RoseWater Energy Group Announces Morris Tait Associates as Manufacturer Representative

Energy Management HUB included amongst high-end custom installation products represented by Morris Tait Associates

Frost Productions And Martin Audio Team Up For Department Store Event

Frost Productions deployed a Martin Audio MLA Mini system for an outdoor concert of highlights from Broadway musical "Dear Evan Hansen" at a department store holiday window unveiling.

Pre-purchase experience key to adoption of virtual reality headsets

New industry snapshot shows 15% of consumers who try a VR headset buy one

Legrand® Expands Wattstopper® Line of 0-10V Dimming Wall Switch Occupancy Sensors for LED Lighting Applications

The DW-311 extends control to small and medium-sized applications including rooms with partitions such as restrooms, large offices, conference rooms with cubical walls, and classrooms. This sensor features Wattstopper dual technology, which combines Passive Infrared (PIR) and ultrasonic technologies to easily detect minor and major movements in spaces that may have obstacles that impede direct line of sight movement to the sensor.

Conexant Working with Amazon to Create AudioSmart 2-mic Development Kit for Amazon Alexa

Conexant and Amazon deliver noise robust tools for manufacturers and developers to prototype and develop Alexa-enabled devices capable of hearing users from several meters away

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