How a Cell Phone Signal Booster Can Keep You Safe and Secure

A cell phone signal booster is a valuable piece of kit even if you aren't expecting a natural disaster, helping you to stay fully connected when you most need it.

New Product Focus

We are often asked to publish more stories about new products so here are a few that came across my desk over the last few weeks.

Nostalgia - HomeToys December 2000

Here is our December 2000 eMagazine issue - bear with us on some of the broken links but you may find the articles interesting --- some even relevant.

Discovering Your Process

One of my most recent adventures was just doing this rediscovering. First off we organized a Team having expertise in the various Departments - Sales, Project Management, Procurement, System Engineer, and Operations. They provide a great detail look into their day-to-day operations regarding how changes should occur. Things we first identified…too many E-Mails going around, Items not getting ordered correctly based on changes, things falling through the cracks, Changes not truly being managed, and Multiple Change Request currently.

Rescue Audio - Part 1 - Finding the Gems

As you read this, chances are that someone is abandoning a classic audio component-maybe something you always wanted-at a thrift store near you.  Here's how to rescue and enjoy it.

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series. Stay tuned for:

Part 2 - Once you've found something worth taking home

Part 3 - Cleaning and touch-up

Rescue Audio - Part 3 - Cleaning and touch-up

As you read this, chances are that someone is abandoning a classic audio component-maybe something you always wanted-at a thrift store near you.  Here's how to rescue and enjoy it.

This is Part 3 of a 3 part series.

Here is Part 1 - Finding the Gems

And Part 2 - Once you've found something worth taking home

If you pick up any classics this way that you want to show off, please take a photo and share them with us here along with some details on how you found it.  And if you come up with techniques and materials of your own, by all means let us know-anything to advance the emerging art of rescue audio.

McIntosh Teaches Kids to See Sound

As soon as the children enter the room, they are enthusiastically asked; "How many of you have seen sound today?"

Hong Kong Harbour ' Symphony Of Lights '

Control of 18 buildings on the Hong Kong water front in an integration of architectural lighting, laser effects, pyrotechnics and accompanied by a sound simulcast provides a very graphic demonstration of what city wide control integration might look like. Be sure to view the video.

Sea Change in the Music Industry

A solid market exists for music lovers who care deeply about sound quality, particularly when it comes to their home entertainment systems. These consumers are willing to pay a small premium compared to standard music downloads for exponential gains in sound quality.

Taking Your "Home Toys" on the Road

AV professionals and custom manufacturers can look beyond homes and offices to provide products and services to companies serving a growing market of travelers who demand comfort, quality, and their high-tech toys on the go.

Maintaining & Restoring your DVDs & CDs

Always wipe your disc gently in a straight line from the center of the disc out. Wiping in a circular motion may cause scrapes that will interrupt the circular path of the disc's signal.

Backup vs. Archiving

Backups are used to protect against damage to files. A sequence of backup versions is kept for each file. The number of backup versions is set by the user; older versions are removed as newer versions are made

Getting Your Video Your Way

These days, although going to a theater to "experience" a movie still has appeal, bigger-clearer Plasma and LCD screens, shrinking personal video displays, dropping technology prices and of course, this age of wireless has re-defined how and where we "experience" our content.

Safe Socket

The innovation consists of placing a magnet in the plug and a little reed bulb in the traditional socket. The contacts of the reed bulb are switched off because of the magnetic field generated by the magnet in the plug.

How Can You Connect Your Digital Photos, Audios and Videos

My goal was to create a digital album of my son's life for his 30th Birthday that would reflect his life and become a living keepsake of his first 30 years.

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