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Andrew Nichols

Andrew Nichols

Andrew is a journalist and educator living in the Providence area. He was previously the Editor-in-Chief of a gaming and tech website, and the Managing Editor of his university newspaper, The Torch. He received his Bachelors in Writing and Masters in Teaching from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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Andrew's Latest Posts

Gigantic South Carolina Estate Hides Technology in Plain Sight

A flip-down TV concealed in a cabinet and a 55-inch Sony flatscreen hidden inside a giant mirror are just two of this quirky, nature-focused home’s intriguing features.

Andrew Nichols · August 11, 2020

50 Zones of Lighting Help Brighten This Stunning Texas Smart Home

This Dallas-based integration firm was given a tall order: update a massive 6,500-square-foot home to include a home theater, 50 zones of light, and do it all while being as discreet as possible.

Andrew Nichols · August 06, 2020

Housing Market Remains Strong During Coronavirus Pandemic

Integrators have a good reason to be optimistic: home construction permits leap 17.3% and sales of existing homes jump 20.3% in June.

Andrew Nichols · August 03, 2020

CE Pro’s Top 10 Stories of 2020 (So Far)

Due to the coronavirus, integrators and business owners have been busy making ends meet and may have skipped some stories, so here’s a quick recap of what you may have missed so far in 2020:

Andrew Nichols · July 29, 2020

Microsoft Announces Plans to Close All Retail Stores

Microsoft has decided to close all but four Microsoft Store locations across the globe. These new locations will be “reimagined” as experienced centers.

Andrew Nichols · June 26, 2020

CE Pro 100 Dealer Trusts Scalability, Simplicity of Access Networks Products

CE Pro 100 integrator Signals AV swears by the simplicity of Access Networks products, which enable their technicians to become experts after only a few installs.

Andrew Nichols · June 18, 2020

Why One CE Pro 100 Dealer Swears by Screen Innovations Products

Thanks to products like the Nano Indoor and Zen Outdoor shades, Screen Innovations has surged into the motorized shading market, earning a CE Pro Bullet Brand designation for 2020.

Andrew Nichols · June 17, 2020

2N Open-API, Design-Friendly Video Doorbells Spur Integrator’s Business

2N’s open platform and multiple product mounting options help N.C-based integration company CO-DA expand its security business.

Andrew Nichols · June 16, 2020

ICE Cable Bulk Buy Program Saves Integrator $60,000

Thanks in part to its bulk cable programs, ICE Cable has reached Bullet Brand status for this year’s CE Pro Brand Analysis.

Andrew Nichols · June 15, 2020

Please Take Our 2020 CE Pro Reader Survey

It’s time for the 2020 CE Pro Reader Survey! Please consider filling out this quick five-minute survey to help determine the editorial direction of CE Pro in the future.

Andrew Nichols · June 09, 2020