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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

UL Issues Fire Hazard Warning on Cat 5E Cable Brand

UL has issued a warning related to a specific Cat 5E cable made by Claritronix after discovering the product fails to meet the flammability requirements of UL testing in the United States and Canada.

Andrew Nichols · April 01, 2021

ADT Technician Pleads Guilty to Hacking Pulse Security Footage

A former ADT employee has pleaded guilty to illegally accessing approximately 200 Pulse accounts without consent from customers. He now faces up to five years in federal prison.

Andrew Nichols · March 28, 2021

Apple Hearing Study Shows Impact of Technology and Loud Environments on Ear Health

Headphones and loud environments are causing more and more Americans to experience significant hearing loss, but a recent Apple Hearing Study suggests more can be done to help solve the problem.

Andrew Nichols · March 10, 2021

Smart Buildings Could Be Key to Unlocking Resimercial Market

Smart buildings like the ones Carr Properties are building may be the trend of the future for major U.S. cities, so now’s the time for integrators to seize the opportunity.

Andrew Nichols · March 03, 2021

Vivint Sues ADT for Six Cases of Patent Infringement

Vivint is seeking to protect six of its more than 300 propriety technology patents after ADT allegedly infringed on patents related to security systems and entry monitoring.

Andrew Nichols · March 01, 2021

Hands-On: Audeze Penrose is a Clever Combination of Gaming Headset and Wireless Headphones

The Penrose combines the company’s planar magnetic platform with 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth 5.0 support to create some serious bang-for-the-buck for audio-conscious gamers.

Andrew Nichols · February 08, 2021

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2021: Time to Take Gaming Seriously

The next-generation Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 have arrived, VR gaming continues to mature and other influences make the category prime for profitability.

Andrew Nichols · February 05, 2021

California Integrator Helps Turn Unsecure Smart Home into a Content Streaming Fortress

Integration company Acoustic Evolution made sure to upgrade the network inside this smart home with Access Networks tech before tackling the security system, enabling both to work in perfect harmony.

Andrew Nichols · January 06, 2021

New Samsung 4K, 8K, MicroLED Displays Among Its Digital CES 2021 Debuts

Samsung plans to use Digital CES 2021 as a platform to showcase the latest and greatest in the company’s tech lineup this year, including new environmentally friendly remotes, robot vacuums and more.

Andrew Nichols · January 06, 2021

6 Inspiring Residential AV Projects From 2020 Worth Revisiting

Looking for inspiration for a tricky installation? Check out what these savvy CE pros have come up with throughout 2020!

Andrew Nichols · January 01, 2021