CES 2019: Smartest New Smoke, Fire and CO Detectors
Smoke Detective turns any smart phone or camera-enabled device into a smoke detector ... and other innovations in smoke, CO and fire safety at CES 2019.
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Office Depot Launches Smart Home Installation Service

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Ring Video Doorbell Integrates with Crestron Home Automation in Award-Winning Install

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$399 MOON Phono Preamplifier Designed to Improve Vinyl Performance

$399 MOON Phono Preamplifier Designed to Improve Vinyl Performance

Updating its 110LP phono preamp, the new MOON by Simaudio 110LP v2 phono preamplifier is 'handcrafted in Canada' and is designed to provide new levels of detail to vinyl…
CES 2019: Smartest New Smoke, Fire and CO Detectors

CES 2019: Smartest New Smoke, Fire and CO Detectors

Smoke Detective turns any smart phone or camera-enabled device into a smoke detector ... and other innovations in smoke, CO and fire safety at CES 2019.

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Internet-Based Alarm Monitoring Can Be Safer than Cellular. Say What?

Internet-Based Alarm Monitoring Can Be Safer than Cellular. Say What?

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How Osbee Conquers Complicated, High-End, Super-Custom, Home-Tech Integration Biz

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Modern Wireless Whole-House Audio Systems Out Perform Yesteryear’s Solutions

Modern Wireless Whole-House Audio Systems Out Perform Yesteryear’s Solutions

As the whole-house audio market continues to evolve, the maturation of wireless technologies is supporting system designs that are more reliable then ever.

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Bob, I could be mistaken, but I believe you have probably had conversations with Brad Paulsen at Hegel? Many of us have known Brad for 30+ years and may not be aware of his National Sales Manager position with this manufacturer? I personally go way back with... — Audioplus on Dec 14
I understand that these systems have their place, but I’m getting really tired of manufacturers confusing consumers by calling systems “wireless”.  They call their integrator to have them come out to look at their home, and then state... — jmcdermott1678 on Dec 12
Congratulations David, And thanks for all the great moments in our heady and fun a/d/s/ days. Our annual Las Vegas tradition of dinner at Pamplemousse still brings back fond memories of a time with our mutual mentors; my boss, Dr. Godehard Guenther, founder... — jrbishop on Dec 10
For the next PSA, they should warn website designers against having static navigation headers and hovering ads that make watching embedded videos extremely frustrating on mobile devices, especially when the videos don’t automatically play in full screen... — Carlton Bale on Dec 08
We all know the danger of using generalizations, but apparently some of us use them anyway. In the video, Tom states that “most TVs come with motion smoothing turned on by default” and says that manufacturers make it difficult for users to turn it... — AndreFloyd on Dec 07
Well Deserved David!  You’ve had the passion for a long time and mentored many of us along the way.  Thanks for all you have done and will continue to do. I know you’re not done. Walt Zerbe — oneaudiofreak on Dec 06
Basically you’re right, especially regarding manufacturers. From a dealer point of view, even if you serve the 1% of the 1%, you should embrace the new app- and wifi-based mass market products because a lot of it is “good enough” for most... — Brad2018 on Dec 06

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