Power How-To

Dear Home Sketch Pad Experts, I recently moved into a new house and I've noticed that my lights tend to dim quite a bit. I asked a friend about this and he said that the area I live in probably suffers from voltage irregularities...

Power Management Hits Home Run

To achieve this level of customer satisfaction, it takes a combination of forethought, excellent product selection, and enough protection and flexibility for any situation.

Watching Trends and Opportunities beyond 2007

Because change in this industry tends to be incremental and far more subtle than what can easily be reported in a newspaper article or a short television news report, we wanted to open 2007 with some of our thoughts about "what's next" in the digital lifestyles industry.

What is a Watchdog and why should my Product have one?

Watchdogs, or watchdog timers are frequently used in critical equipment to help monitor the correct operation of the microcomputer chip.

What's so different about HDMI?

Devices are categorized as being Sources, Repeaters, Sinks or cables and every device must handle uncompressed digital video and audio signals according to strictly enforced guidelines.

CEDIA's 2007 Electronic Lifestyles® EXPO

Network with architects, builders, and interior Designers & Gain CEDIA CEU's!

System Test and Integration Procedures Part 3 - Equipment Setup and Testing

The purpose of SETUP is to make sure that all equipment is wired correctly and functioning properly and to complete as much of the initial equipment setup as possible prior to systems integration.

The Next BIG Thing! - Part 2

HomePlug AV is making the home network truly ubiquitous and fully capable of delivering both service providers' and home owners' digital content throughout the home to every AC outlet - digital media over power - entertainment at every AC outlet.

Beat the Heat

Cooling systems are available for the most modest systems to the grandest of systems and many can be installed in a matter of minutes and require no special tools or only the basics such as a drill and screwdriver.

Chief JWD-V Flat Panel Wall Mount

The installation could not have been easier, somebody with very little handy man experience could easily and confidently mount there flat screen Television, and if you do have question or concerns Chief provides a toll free customer service number you can call for assistance.

Classic Home Toys Installment # 7 - The Sony Discman

Look up in the sky…it's a bird..no it's plane…no it's the Sony Discman

Digital TV Transition: Tour de Europe

Due to resource constraints, diverse operation backgrounds, varying levels of competitive pressure, and split views on market dynamics and corporate competences from decision-makers, operators are selecting different integration approaches.

Editorial Comments

Editorial

Halfway Through - Hybrid Drives

Thanks to hybrid drives, SSDs now have one leg in the storage mainstream market. These duplex drives may very well dominate the scene once Microsoft piles them on the racks.

HDTV & The Super Bowl - Keys to Signal Success

HDTV and The Super Bowl- it's a match made in heaven. But before you rush out and make the leap, educate yourself and know your options when it comes to signal providers.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

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!