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Best Buy Finally Figures Out the Internet

Shelly Banjo & Shira Ovide for BloombergGadfly:  Best Buy's quarterly financial results on Tuesday were downright Amazon-like: Consecutive quarters of double-digit online sales growth. Hot new products including virtual-reality headsets

Not Really: The Olympics Streams Aren’t VR, But They Are Paving The Way

Yes, despite sucking up batteries and data plans, all that Rio Olympics stuff you streamed to your TV, computer, tablet and smartphone wasn’t really VR.

Smart Home Startups Are on the Rebound, But Barely

Adam Rowe for Tech.co:  Funding for smart home startups is looking up. According to the latest data from CB Insights, funding amounts are on track to be 30 percent better than they were in 2015. That’s only the total amount of funding, though: The actual number of

Genesis Teams Up With Amazon To Bring Connected Cars To Connected Homes

PR Newswire:  "Did I lock the car?" "How can I warm up my car on a snowy morning without going outside, get my news and still get to work on time?" These are questions that can leave many car owners feeling frazzled. But not G80 and G90 owners, as Ge

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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of CEDIA 2016.

CEDIA 2016 will be held from September 13th - 17th in Dallas, Texas . This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Coldwell Banker Introduces First-Ever Smart Home Staging Kit

Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate start-up, today announced that it has signed a supplier agreement with Worthington Group, Ltd., to directly supply the industry's first Smart Home Staging Kit directly to sellers who list their homes with Coldwell Banker®. 
The Smart Home Staging Kit, available on Worthington Group's smart home staging website, allows participating sellers to enhance their homes and meet the guidelines of the newly released Smart Home Definition that was jointly developed by Coldwell Banker and CNET, the leading online technology reviewer. Coldwell Banker agents can then market qualified properties as a Smart Home bearing a Smart Home icon on the listing and inclusion on the brand's smart home resource site, coldwellbanker.com/smarthome.  Full Press Release:
 

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Integra Joins D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program

New Partnership Provides the Integra Product Library to D-Tools System Integrator™ Users, Returning Insightful Analytics to the Manufacturer

CEDIA - Salamander Designs Introduces Two New Home Theater Seating Styles

Salamander Designs, Ltd., a leader in premium quality residential and commercial audio/video furniture solutions made in the USA for over 20 years, has announced the introduction of their Luca and Lilliana home theater seating solutions.

Samsung Announces U.S. Retail Availability of HW-K950 and HW-K850 Soundbars Featuring Dolby Atmos

Latest soundbars deliver cinema-style sound for the home

IFA 2016: en route to the next top brand

IFA is growing once again - New exhibition spaces - Launch of IFA Global Markets - High demand for IFA concert tickets - A joint IFA and ISTAF weekend - Researchers, start-ups, robots and virtual reality at IFA TecWatch

CEDIA - Last Chance: D-Tools Annual System Design Awards Contest Closes August 31

Technology professionals are urged to submit projects designed using the D-Tools System Integrator software platform for consideration in this exciting contest; winners will be announced during CEDIA 2016

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BDA-1 External DAC from Bryston - The Absolute Sound Golden Ear award winner

BDA-1 External DAC from Bryston - The Absolute Sound Golden Ear award winner

The Bryston BDA-1 is a state-of-the-art external Stereo DAC (digital to analog converter) using fully discrete Class-A proprietary Bryston analog circuits, two independent linear power supplies and dual Crystal CS-4398 DAC chips. The BDA-1 features an impressive array of inputs for USB, COAX, OPTICAL, AES-EBU and BNC equipped digital devices. For audio outputs, the BDA-1 offers both balanced XLR as well as unbalanced RCA stereo connectors on the rear panel.

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