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Celebrity Cruises brings smart home automation to its latest ship class

Julian Chokkattu for DigitalTrends:  Celebrity Cruises has unveiled a new ship that wa

High Resolution Audio for Great Sound

Headphones, speaker drivers and amplifiers credited with the Hi-Res Audio logo must produce a bandwidth of 40kHz and digital inputs and processing must be capable of handling at least 24bit/96kHz.

Is Home Theater Dead?

While I doubt people will ever get tired of sitting in front of a great pair of speakers, the way technology is progressing seems to bring technology to a more and more personal level.

Understanding Trade-offs in Microdisplay and Direct-View VR Headset Designs

There is currently some debate about which VR headset architecture will create the “best” images with the “best” form factor at the “right” price. In writing this white paper, we started the process by framing the issues as a choice between microdisplay-based des

Sonos introduces PLAYBASE - an off the wall approach to TV sound

Sonos announced PLAYBASE, the latest addition to its wireless home sound system and the newest speaker in their h

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Apple and Amazon take fight from smart home to hotel room

Caitlin McGarry for MacWorld: The high-end Wynn Las Vegas resort chose Alexa last December, adding Amazon Echo devices in its suites. Now Marriott International is trying to decide between Amazon and Apple, according to a Bloomberg report. The JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas has been testing Amazon Alexa-integrated devices since October as an operator of sorts—the conduit to room service and housekeeping. Alexa can also control the lighting in a handful of the Marriott’s rooms, though that isn’t her primary role.

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Encompass AV Installs Martin Audio CDD in Popular Chinese Restaurant/Lounge

Chicago's Won Fun/2Fun Chinese restaurant-lounge complex includes Martin Audio CDD systems to optimize coverage, sound quality and impact.

59% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers upset when advertisers use their personal data

New FCC and Senate actions change rules for service providers in collecting consumer data

StarSailor Brings the Night Skies to Users- Wherever They Are

Night & Magic announced the launch of StarSailor, the first smartphone guided empirical projector designed to bring the world's night skies and more to the comfort of users' own homes. StarSailor is now available to back on Indiegogo.

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Get wired for sound throughout your home with a new state-of-the-art communications and entertainment system! The I2000 Music Distribution and Intercom Systems provide a wide variety of features at an affordable price so you can enjoy the luxury of music throughout every room in your home without moving a muscle. Interested in wireless music streaming? See our optional Bluetooth Receiver

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