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Hands On: When Google Fiber Meets a Mediocre Network & OnHub Router

Networking guru tries out Google Fiber in Austin with a consumer-grade Google OnHub router, and the results weren’t pretty. Here are some lessons for smart home integrators.

Michael Maniscalco · November 04, 2016

Very First Review of Pakedge BakPak 4.0 Remote Monitoring System from Control4: WOW!

Integrator Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home offers the first hands-on review of the new BakPak 4.0 remote network monitoring platform from home-automation provider Control4.

Joe Whitaker · October 07, 2016

Hands on: Dish’s New Hopper Remote with Gesture & Voice Control is Good Step in the Right Direction

New Hopper Voice Remote from Dish recognizes voice commands most of the time if you speak deliberately and close to the mic, but the button layout is flawed and Dish’s response to commands can be unhelpful.

Julie Jacobson · July 14, 2016

Hands On: Sonance Visual Performance Series VP66R In-Ceiling Speaker

Armed with ample bass and musical clarity, the Visual Performance Series offers simple installation, adjustable drivers, round-to-square grille adapter and a range of performance levels to give flexible options to customers requesting architectural speakers.

Arlen Schweiger · July 10, 2014