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.

Using Equalizers and How They Affect Your Speakers

If you've had a set of speakers for years and want to experiment with the EQ settings, it's possible you'll discover a way to make your speaker sound brand new!

Influence: Good Influencer Reviews Begin with Great Leaders

Negative feedback doesn't have to stay negative. At times, that can mean fixing the problem, improving customer service or something as simple as rewriting user/installation information.

Secrets to Selecting a Subwoofer

A subwoofer provides one sole purpose; to create the rumble we love. However, each room is unique and your preference of sound should be considered while making the choice.

Super 8mm Gets A Digital Makeover

Kodak has produced a new Super 8 camera that fuses the best of traditional Super 8 cinema with modern digital technology.

AXPONA, the Audio Adventure

The event features over 140 high fidelity listening rooms where you can go from room to room, sit, listen and compare superbly designed, high-performance systems.

Things to Consider Before Upgrading to a Tech-filled Car

While automakers are pushing the envelope for what's possible in a new vehicle, you may want to re-think exactly how much tech you really want in your next ride-or at least what kind.

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