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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

CEDIA CEO and Global President Tabatha O’Connor to Leave in January

O’Connor plans to transition her duties to the CEDIA board of directors while the organization begins its search for a new president and CEO over the next few months.

Andrew Nichols · October 09, 2020

Hands-On: HiFiMan DEVA Might be the Best Budget Planar Magnetic Headphones on the Market

Thanks to its versatility and attractive $300 price point, the HiFiMan DEVA might be the perfect open-back planar magnetic headphones for high-end audio newcomers.

Andrew Nichols · September 29, 2020

3 Wellness & Lighting Booths You Should Not Have Missed at CEDIA Expo Virtual

It’s virtually impossible to see everything at CEDIA Expo every year, so we’ve rounded up some of the most impressive booths integrators may have missed in the lighting and wellness categories.

Andrew Nichols · September 24, 2020

Video Experts Troubleshoot HDMI 2.1 Issues, Discuss Impact of Xbox Series X and PS5 on 120 FPS Content

Industry experts Joel Silver and Matt Murray offered a wealth of video performance and distribution knowledge to attendees during the pair’s CEDIA Education session.

Andrew Nichols · September 18, 2020

Experts Solve Audio and Acoustics Puzzles During CEDIA Expo Educational Session

Who needs Google when you can ask two leading audio experts all of your burning questions? Gerry Lemay and Anthony Grimani go over room EQ, the battle between equipment and room treatments, and more.

Andrew Nichols · September 16, 2020

CEDIA Expo Virtual Preview: Jasco Booth to Feature Latest in Z-Wave and Zigbee Products

In addition to showcasing the latest in smart home technology, Jasco plans to highlight its private-owned brands and social initiatives at its virtual booth.

Andrew Nichols · September 15, 2020

CEDIA Expo Virtual Preview: Stealth Acoustics Pulls Back the Curtain on Factory, Offers Speaker Application Training

While Stealth Acoustics won’t have any training being offered formally through CEDIA, the company will be hosting multiple training sessions for its wide range of products.

Andrew Nichols · September 14, 2020

CEDIA Expo Virtual Preview: ProjX360 Focus on SaaS Education, 3 Live Demos at Booth

Doug Greenwald of ProjX360 wants to use CEDIA Expo Virtual as a way to both promote the benefits of SaaS platforms and also educate integrators on how to most effectively use ProjX360 software.

Andrew Nichols · September 14, 2020

CEDIA Expo Virtual Preview: Brilliant to Focus on At-Home, Live Demos at its Booth

Brilliant’s Ryan Okimoto plans to host an extensive live demo from his home, teaching integrators everything they need to know about the company’s products and how to install them.

Andrew Nichols · September 14, 2020

CEDIA Expo Virtual Preview: Bridgetek to Showcase PanL System, Host Two Webinars

Both residential and commercial integrators should stop by the BridgeTek booth this year, as the company plans to educate visitors about its PanL system of automation products.

Andrew Nichols · September 14, 2020