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Misguided Gizmodo Says ‘Smart Home Isn’t Worth It’

Mainstream consumer media like Gizmodo still don’t seem to realize that professional smart home installation is an option compared to DIY.

Jason Knott · July 12, 2021

CES 2022 Adds Two Surprising Inclusions to Tech Pavilions

Attendees at CES 2022 can check out two new tech pavilions this year: food tech and space tech, with the space tech pavilion including a showcase of the Dream Chaser spaceplane from Sierra Space.

CE Pro Editors · June 30, 2021

CE Pro Home Theater Deep Dive 2021: Home Theater’s Big Comeback

Spurred by a home entertainment demand surge during the pandemic, the average integrator installed 5 dedicated cinema rooms at $28,227 apiece, and 6 multipurpose home theater areas at $17,312 each over the past 12 months.

Jason Knott · June 16, 2021

CTA Research Suggests Pandemic-Driven Tech Spending Trends Will Stay Strong

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) says COVID-19 sped the adoption of health and wellness technologies and services, with 1 in 5 U.S. households using online health services for the first time.

CE Pro Editors · June 04, 2021

CTA Announces CES 2022 Show is Slated for January in Las Vegas

After going all-digital in 2021, the Consumer Technology Association has decided on a hybrid in-person and digital show for 2022 in Las Vegas.

CE Pro Editors · April 28, 2021

Mike Fasulo Retires, Neal Manowitz Named President and COO of Sony Electronics North America

As longtime COO and SVP Mike Fasulo retires, Sony has appointed Neal Manowitz as the new COO and president of Sony Electronics North America.

CE Pro Editors · March 30, 2021

How Sony’s Digital Signal Transfer Technology Helped Transform the AV Industry

The history behind how Sony first created its DST AV distribution system may not be simple, but it is worth remembering on the heels of the technology’s 30th anniversary.

CE Pro Editors · March 03, 2021

CTA, TV Manufacturers Working on Power Consumption Standard

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), television manufacturers and other stakeholders began work on revolutionizing CTA’s standard for measuring TV power consumption. The new power consumption standard will include the first-ever measurement of average screen luminance – rewarding manufacturers whose products produce a brighter picture while using less energy than competitors’ products. “We hope this will […]

Robert Archer · March 01, 2021

CE Pro Podcast #42: Developing Award-Winning Design Collaboration Skills

Are you doing enough to forge collaborative relationships with designers? George Harrison of Harrison Home Systems offers integrators some tips from his time in the field.

Jason Knott · February 04, 2021

CTA Forecasts 4.3% Growth in Consumer Electronics in 2021

Major categories like 8K TVs, video game consoles, wireless headphones, and wellness technology are all poised for a big 2021.

CE Pro Editors · February 02, 2021