How Does a Chromecast Work?

How is it that a Chromecast is able to deliver fantastic picture quality on a tiny device, and how is it that users are able to control video playback on their smartphones and tablets without doing anything other than connecting to the same wifi network? We discuss below.

Funny Wi-Fi Names to Make your Neighbors Think you Have a Sense of Humor

Why join the sea of meaningless network names? For an extra three to four minutes, you can set a custom network SSID. This article will help you change your SSID and offer over one hundred clever network names to choose from.

The Best Amazon Alexa Commands

In this article we provide a list of Amazon Alexa commands from around the internet, curated and tested to work by those of us here at Hometoys.

The Best Amazon Alexa Easter Eggs

Amazon Alexa is a great virtual assistant. And, as it turns out, Alexa also has a sense of humor. Enjoy this collection of the best Alexa Easter Eggs we have discovered and collected from around the internet.

Smart Home Features Emerge as Key Opportunity to Drive Customer Satisfaction with Home Security Systems, J.D. Power Finds

Overall customer satisfaction with home security systems is 834 (on a 1,000-point scale), up 3 points from last year, making home security the fourth highest-scoring product industry of all service industries evaluated by J.D. Power this year.

Ring Unveils Next Generation Neighbor Experience

Ring to release several new features and an updated app experience, providing neighbors with even more effective ways to protect their homes and neighborhoods.

Introducing Walabot HOME: A New Senior Care Smart Home Device for Fall Detection

Vayyar launches its flagship device in a new line of products for senior living designed to help people stay connected in case of a fall - no wearables, no pendants

Marine Corps Major and Paralympic Gold Medalist Receives a Customized ELAN Controlled Smart Home Equipped With an Archery Range

The Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. Program built a specially adapted custom Smart Home for U.S. Marine Corps Major Eric Burkett with technologies provided by Nortek Security & Control.

CEDIA Report Finds Opportunities for Business Growth for its Members

Housing data indicates nearly half of renovating homeowners are incorporating smart home systems or devices during the renovation.

G Force: 5G Streaming is Going to be Beautiful When it Gets Here But…

One thing mobile operators have avoided addressing is how much they're going to charge for the new ultrafast 5G service. Because we now live in a post-Net Neutrality world, operators have gotten really creative on the packages they offer.

CEDIA Expo 2018 Leads Industry Growth for the Future of Intelligently Connected Technology and its Integrators

Thousands of attendees engage and collaborate with world's most influential technology brands at CEDIA Expo 2018

Before the Game: The Real Market for VR/AR... Right Now

-2015 was the year virtual reality (VR) finally shed its niche status. -2016 was the year that VR made inroads into mainstream life. -2017 was the year VR and AR (augmented reality) finally joined forces. -2018 is the year VR/AR/MR (mixed reality) is ready for the masses.

Growing Overload: It's Possible We're Getting Too Many Great Entertainment Options

We believe (hope) the merger mania will lead to even more tentpole, blockbuster movies and a growing number of good, direct-to-streaming service TV shows.

CEDIA Expo Smart Stage to Hit Vital Topics

Over three days, attendees are invited to experience TechTalks, a series of thought-provoking panels lead by industry authorities and TechBites, a fast-paced opportunity for brands to showcase their newest innovations to an audience of media and attendees.

Emerald Expositions Acquires Select Assets of EH Media

CE Pro, Commercial Integrator, Campus Safety, Security and Sales Integration and Total Tech Summit Complement Emerald Design Group Platforms

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IntraSonic Technology - I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System

You asked, we listened! Music lovers that want to enjoy their tunes everywhere - yes, everywhere! - now have a high-tech, easy-to-use option that upgrades the look and functionality of any home or office. The I600 In-Wall Digital Stereo Music System is a music distribution system that provides enhanced usability and delivers mind-blowing stereo quality sound. With touch screen controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and several music source options, the I600 turns your surroundings into an amazing music entertainment experience.