5 Easy Updates for a Safer and Smarter Home in 2017

With nothing more than a few simple home updates and investments in smart technology, you'll make your home safer, smarter, and more personalized to your needs.

Unleashing IoT on an Aging Infrastructure

From smart homes to technology-based urban growth and improvement, these are a few of the challenges we face

What is the Real Value of IoT?

Cees Links describes how IoT will make our lives better.

Should You Buy a LCD, DLP or LCoS Projector?

Should you buy a projector that uses DLP, LCD, or LCoS? Well, let's try to figure this out.

How Big Appliances are Embracing Home Automation

In a move to modernize home appliances and reduce connectivity issues, Samsung has released a line of appliances, including a WiFi-connected refrigerator and range, which together form a family of units-and communicate with each other via Samsung's "hub."

Go Green… Save Money?

Sure, it's good for the planet. But smart home energy management can save you money in some unexpected ways.

Alexa - Make My Building Run Better!

All devices installed in a building, such as boilers, chillers, generator sets, electric sub-meters, pumps, VAV controllers, fire panels, etc. should be smart and have their own individual cloud points-of-presence and applications, just as consumer devices do.

UW Engineers Achieve Wi-Fi at 10,000 Times Lower Power

From Jennifer Langston at University of Washington's UWToday:   A team of University of Washington computer scientists and electrical engineers has demonstrated that it’s possible to generate Wi-Fi transmissions using 10,000 times less power than conventional methods. The new Passive Wi-Fi system also consumes 1,000 times less power than existing energy-efficient wireless communication platforms, such as Bluetooth Low Energy and Zigbee. A paper describing those results will be presented in March at the 13th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation. The technology has also been named one of the 10 breakthrough technologies of 2016 by MIT Technology Review... (full article)   (paper)   (hackernews technical discussion)

VR Progress: Learning, Testing the Boundaries of New Content Production

The challenge is the compute power required to properly support 360 video and VR and the fact that I probably don't want your immersive experience interfering with my immersive experience.

CES - 160,000 People Can't be Wrong!

Over 160,000 people attend to meet with top industry professionals, see the latest gadgets and attend some great parties. Vegas holds some of the greatest trade shows, but CES is the largest-so, wear good walking shoes.

Using LiftMaster to Control Your Smart Home

Our MyQ technology uses industry-standard encryption, up-to-date security techniques, and periodic security testing with respected outside services to keep users' information safe.

Quantum Dots will Power Display Products to the Next Level

Quantum dot technology is now fueling a range of LCD displays, offering a WCG that can be larger than that offered by OLED displays and other LCD technologies. When coupled with HDR, quantum dot displays offer some of the best picture performance on the market.

Demystifying Acoustic Data: Part 2 - Test Material Mounting

In this series, acoustician Cameron Girard of Acoustics First® hopes to help you distinguish between what's useful and what's not.

VR Filmmaking: The New Film, Video Experience Begins to Take Hold

VR takes you into a filmed or computer-generated world, while AR adds something into your world.

Is a 4K Projector in Your Future?

Although 4K projection is in its infancy, these projectors offer a vast improvement in resolution, detail, smoothness, and clarity.

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