Ambient Health Dashboards

Introducing a new category of home automation appliance: wireless health dashboards Like a weather station, the Dashboard is modular, and comes in various sizes and configurations. Typically it has between 2 and 5 meters or 4"x4" mini-screens. Each meter displays trends in information about four categories that are relevant to your health: 1) aspects of your environment that influence your health, 2) trends about your body, and 3) a log of health-related behaviors.

An Easy Way to Determine Impedance Match Volume Control Settings

When connecting multiple speakers to an amplifier, it's important to stay above the amp's minimum load requirements. Going below an impedance rating can overheat or even damage the amplifier. Fortunately, stereo volume controls with selectable impedance matching provide this means for protection.

An Introduction to DVI and Digital Connectivity

DVI comes in two ?classes?: single and dual link. Just to make things interesting, it is also important to note that DVI comes in three different ?formats?: DVI-D (digital only), DVI-I (digital and analog), and the so-called DVI-A (analog only).

AN ORDER FOR HIGH-DEF AUDIO, HOLD THE BIG BOX

It's possible to bridge the gap between space-consuming home theater systems and no outboard speakers at all.

An OverView of Consumer Electronics Connectivity

Familiarity with the options available on contemporary components will allow you to make an informed decision and, when all is said and done, end up with a home theater or music system that provides the level of performance and convenience you envisioned.

And the Answer is: A Motorized Ceiling Projector Lift What Was the Question?

Before you make the final decision of what to buy you must be satisfied with three important elements: price, technical support both during and after the sale, and product performance.

Anywhere that Style Matters

The possibilities are endless. You may want the family portrait, a brick fireplace, or an aquarium in front of that TV. Perhaps you mounted the marlin you caught off the coast last season or finally framed the autographed baseballs you collected since you were eight years old and didn't have the perfect place to display them. Now you do!

Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters Bringing Safety and Technology Together

The National Electrical Code requires that AFCIs be used to protect circuits in residential bedrooms for all new construction. The same protection can be gained in older homes by having them installed on some, or all, of your home's circuits.

Are you planning to replace your VCR with a PVR?

TIVO is the most well known basic PVR and they got there by licensing the service to other vendors in the field ... mainly Sony and Philips.

Art Frames for LCD TVs Technology Made Stylish

The Art Frame requires no tools at all to install. The frame simply snaps onto the 30-inch LCD TV, and is easily removed for cleaning purposes.

Artist Meets Engineer The Art Of Tuning

How wonderful to be in a world where the artist and the engineer together can bring us closer to the things we love, like music and movies.

As Safe As Houses? How Safe is Yours? The New Part P of the Building Regulations for England & Wale

Are you planning any electrical work in or around your home? Perhaps you would like an extra power socket or two in the kitchen, or some garden lighting? Well please take a seat and read on because this affects you!

Audio server pioneers Imerge exhibit at Cedia expo UK ? a personal view!

Imerge showed off the entire range of SoundServers, network players, PC and handheld control solutions and utilities, a unique loading solution, as well as a good proportion of the third party control systems that interface with the server.

AUTOMATED INTERIOR PLANT-CARE And the Environmental Aspects of Home Technologies

APM systems were developed primarily for container plants in furnished interiors, but can be used for many bedded installations as well. Large plants, small plants, dry-loving plants and moisture-loving plants can be serviced by the same system.

Automating for Disabled Clients

This is a very rewarding implementation of home automation and can also be lucrative. The caveat is to be sure to install a system that will be extremely reliable. If you are unsure of your abilities to offer this level of performance, leave it to someone else.

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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!