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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

Get Ready for Google Assistant Smart Displays, Starting with Lenovo

Lenovo Smart Display ($199) is first Google Assistant with a screen — ideal for consumers married to the Google ecosystem, including Maps, Calendar, Nest, Android phones, Duo video calling, Android Things and more.

Andrew Nichols · July 30, 2018

Microsoft Adds Dolby Vision to Xbox One

The Xbox One S and Xbox One X are both receiving updates to support Dolby Vision shortly, joining a small list of entertainment systems offering Dolby’s latest technology.

Andrew Nichols · July 16, 2018

Victims of Smart-Home Abuse Now have Resources to Thwart Their Domestic Attackers

As smart-home technology becomes an increasingly popular weapon in domestic abuse, University College London publishes a resource list to help victims.

Andrew Nichols · July 12, 2018

What Every Integrator Should Know About Lighting and Victoria’s Secret

According to Matt Scott, president of OMEGA Audio Video, a good lighting setup may cause spontaneous hugs and high-fives from clients.

Andrew Nichols · July 10, 2018

7 Top CE Pro Product Stories of 2018

These products grabbed significant attention on CEPro.com, so here’s a recap of why these products were so well-received in the first half of 2018.

Andrew Nichols · July 05, 2018

Cameras that ‘See’ Obnoxiously Loud Noises + Other Geeky Stuff from CEDIA Tech Council

CEDIA Tech Council podcast ponders the location-based VR, Apple’s new software updates, acoustical cameras that ‘see’ the noise and other emerging technologies.

Andrew Nichols · June 27, 2018

Amazon Alexa’s ‘Jurassic World Revealed’ Brings Voice Control to Gaming

‘Jurassic World Revealed’ game with Amazon Alexa voice interface is another reason for integrators to incorporate voice control in whole-house solutions.

Andrew Nichols · June 25, 2018

Google Launches ‘Continued Conversation’ Feature for Google Home Devices

Originally announced at Google I/O in May, the company’s latest Home update includes the ability to hold a conversation with Google Assistant voice control.

Andrew Nichols · June 21, 2018

Sonos Beam Soundbar is Full of Firsts: AirPlay 2, Siri, HDMI, but No Atmos

Sonos finally does HDMI with new Beam Soundbar, embracing ARC audio and CEC control, as well as virtually everything else (except Dolby Atmos) that’s hip in A/V — Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Airplay 2, Fire TV, room EQ and more.

Andrew Nichols · June 08, 2018

Best Buy’s Geek Squad Rolls Out $200 Total Tech Support Nationwide

A Total Tech Support membership features unlimited support from Geek Squad, including in-store repairs, appliance installation, and computer-setup.

Andrew Nichols · May 24, 2018