Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Home Theater System

Doing your homework eliminates any incompatibilities with gear in your current or future system, helps you decide what features you consider mandatory, and clarifies how much performance quality you're after-all of which saves you from potentially wasting copious amounts of time and money.

Multi-level Amplifier on a Chip

A multi-level amplifier uses more, but smaller, transistors for delivering power to the speaker. This way, switching activity and power losses can be reduced significantly and more power is delivered to the speaker.

30,000 Reasons to Improve Home Electrical Safety

Electricity is one of the greatest inventions in the modern world and makes life easier for everyone. But we often take electricity for granted and forget to respect the potential dangers associated with electrical use in our homes.

The Potential of Voice Assistants

With connected home devices proliferating the market, Echo/Alexa, among others, seem to tie all these IOT devices together seamlessly.

Fibaro and Home Center Lite

With software on board instead of in the cloud, Home Center Lite doesn't rely on an internet connection to operate effectively. The hub also features a built-in energy management dashboard available on the iPad app or desktop version, setting it apart from many other hubs.

Give Your Home a Futuristic Look With These High-Tech Home Automation Features

With cool tech coming out like programmable lights and digital wall projectors, the newest smart tech can add a whole lot of to your home improvement projects. Here are the best ways to incorporate automation features while bringing some futuristic flavor to your decor.

The Architect's Guide to Home Automation

We can only hope that the industry as a whole can understand the importance of the Systems Integrator and the role they MUST play in today's technology filled buildings.

Your Old Smartphone has Found a Second Life as a Security Camera

The next time you are thinking of throwing away that old, well-used phone, think again! It might actually save your home from an attack.

AI is Wrong: Intelligence Assistants Are Augmented, Not Artificial

The greatest initial growth for AI has been in IT (Information Technology) because we've been gathering data from everything and everyone so fast, people can't figure out what it means, what to do with it.

The Audio Frequency Spectrum

Most tower speakers handle down to the 40 Hz range while bookshelves will have less low-end extension down to around 60 or 70 Hz.

FST Biometrics - A Fusion of Visual Identification Technologies

The list of potential applications is virtually endless and can range from unlocking and operating your car without a key, to gaining access to airport lounges as a member of a frequent flyer club with no physical membership card or ID needed, to gaining access to a smart home with no key and triggering IoT functions in the home upon entry.

SKAA - The New Wireless HiFi Audio Standard

SKAA offers low latency, the best time alignment in the category (multiple speakers output the audio at exactly the same time), the greatest number of use cases since SKAA works across whole home, portable, headphone, home theatre, 12V and prosumer segments, no cumbersome pairing process, no content or source limitations, no network required

Smart Home and IoT: Growth, Consumer Trends

Research from Parks Associates shows that while familiarity with smart home products is still low, there is more and more interest from consumers to integrate connected products in the home.

Content View: Service Providers, Advertisers Have to Pay Closer Attention

To monetize their content advertisers have to find a balance in improving the user experience so they would be willing to accept the ads.

Could Better IoT Standards Reduce Cybercriminal Activity?

The challenge for developers will be in building complex security structures that don't hamper device usability.

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