Why Game Consoles Aren't Just For Kids Anymore

Sure, stand-alone DVD, HD and even Digital Video Recorder devices represent phenomenal advances in technology. However, they're also limited in their scope and sheer features, unlike today's newest gaming consoles.

Why NOT 1080p?

Consumers who do their homework, compare prices and products and seek advice from experts can find 1080p technology for a price that meets the quality. So the real question is not Why? The real question is Why Not?!

WiMax Developments

As WiMAX becomes more portable, businesses and consumers will use the technology for more applications, like VoIP and video, as they are with Wi-Fi today. You can think of WiMAX as Wi-Fi that covers several miles instead of hundreds of feet.

Harmony 1000 Touchscreen Remote

If you've always wanted one of those cool touch screen controllers but were intimidated by the price tag, the programming, or the graphic design skills required than the Logitech Harmony 1000 is the controller for you. At under $500 there is simply no other choice.

HeartStart…Don't Stay Home Without It

Approximately 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur in the home, and the majority of those are witnessed. Defibrillators in private residences may reduce the time it takes to provide potentially lifesaving defibrillation therapy to victims, impacting sudden cardiac arrest survival.

System Test and Integration Procedures Part 4: Systems Integration Procedures

A hardware problem that exists undiscovered at the time of systems programming and checkout can cost you double, or even triple. Plus, you have one angry programmer who wonders why the system and equipment has not been properly checked prior to his task.

Tetra Manhattan 120U Speakers

Musicians love these speakers. Why? Because they spend their lives performing, and they know what live music sounds like. And when they hear it reproduced on an audio system, they get excited.

The new HD consumer and the shrinking HDTV antenna

The challenge for most HD antenna manufacturers will be improving antenna performance while making them smaller and less obtrusive. The industry has long assumed that the technology behind antennas had peaked. We're now discovering that isn't so.

A Solution to the NID Nuisance

NIDs (Network Interface Devices) are usually on the outside of the house mounted near the electrical service entrance. A typical structured cabling installation needs TP cables (2 CAT5s) to the telco or cable box and 1 or 2 coax cables (2 RG6s) to the cable box from the distribution center in the home. So someplace the cable has to pass to the outside of the house.

About RJ Jacks

Why jacks? Why not just "hardwire" everything? Because today's homeowners live in a dynamic world. New things replace old, new lifestyles mean rooms change their function and jacks let you plug things in and out, as you wish.

Adjust Your Brand's Halo and Let it Shine

"To cut through the clutter in today's overcommunicated society, place your marketing dollars on your best horse. Then let that product or service serve as a halo effect for the rest of the line."

Back to wires? How did that happen?

With the truly robust 200-Mbps HomePlug AV standard-based PLC technology, home networks are established instantly with plug-and-play simplicity. It is the reason why service providers worldwide are having this proven technology embedded into their gateways, PVRs and set-top boxes.

Business Models for Managing the Digital Home

We anticipate significant opportunities for hardware and software companies helping service providers, home network and home computer vendors, and CE vendors to develop more proactive customer help solutions.

Chord CPM 2600 Integrated Amplifier

When people first hear Chord amps they are surprised at the liquidity of the sound, the musical fidelity, and the amount of detail they hear. It's like the best of tube amps coupled with the best of solid state.

Classic Home Toys Installment #9 - Coleco Strikes Back

Colecovision's reign as king of the video game kingdom was short lived. Though the system sold well, Colecovision was reluctant to invest in original game design and relied heavily, if not almost entirely, on games brewed from arcade classics.

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!