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Home Automation: The Key to Reducing Home Energy Costs

Investing in smart devices for your home can save you quite a bit on your home energy costs, and that is worth every penny that you put into automating your home.

At Arizona Luxury Condo Complex, ELAN Control of Community Areas Entices Residents to Upgrade Their Condos

This project was a welcome upgrade to the residents, who appreciate every effort to simplify their lives and make technology work for them, rather than against them.

How to Compare A/V Receiver Power Specs

For the purposes of this article, we are just going to focus on comparing A/V receiver power. We’ll run through a few key things to look for as you compare the power of different models, as well as identifying some of the tricks that manufacturers use to inflate their spec

The Top 5 Reasons to Add a Subwoofer to Your System

If you want to be able to really feel the bass from today’s Blu-rays and UHD content, make your other speakers sound as good as possible and have the widest available options in terms of speaker size and placement, a subwoofer is just what the audio doctor ordered!

New Privacy: Streaming Services Have a New Sales Feature … Personalization

The race is on to own the entire customer experience. The key is to dominate the viewer-centric content creation and delivery services and have a comprehensive data picture of the consumer to present more personalized subscription entertainment

Customizing the Smart Home: Putting the Power Into the Homeowner's Hands

Homeowners have been forced to choose between the autonomy provided by standalone smart devices on the one hand, and the robustness, sophistication, and extensive device support of professional automation systems on the other.

Seven Frequent Home Theater Missteps

For this article, we’re going to focus on home theater issues that are the result of folks not always making the best choices. If some of these examples look a bit familiar, fear not, they will all be easily remedied by following our recommendations.

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MSE Audio Adds CS Professional Series to Phase Technology Lineup

Entry-level CS series boasts premium-priced features without the cost

Consumers watch more than two hours of alternative video on a computer each week

Research examines how alternative content is threatening pay TV

Draper Officials Celebrate 50 Years of Service

In July 1968, two cousins walked through the doors of Draper for their first official day of work at the family business.

Keep Cool & Carry On! Quiet Mark Reveals The Quietest Cooling Fans

Sweltering temperatures this summer have ignited that famous British love/hate relationship with the heat. Our enthusiasm for beach attire and BBQs quickly gives way to grumbling that we can't sleep. If that's you, keep calm, help is at hand from Quiet Mark.

10% of U.S. broadband households watch esports, and 62% play video games at least one hour per week

New industry report examines emerging trends in the esports entertainment industry and consumer trends in esports, gaming, and sports segmentation

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