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Bowers & Wilkins Launches Wireless Multiroom Audio; Licenses Mesh Platform to Others

By Joe Palenchar · April 22, 2019 • Three years after merging with software startup Eva Automation, Bowers & Wilkins announces first collaborative product: Formation wireless speakers and proprietary multiroom audio platform to be licensed to third parties.

‘Cordless Kitchen’ Gets Real this Year with 2.2kw Qi for Appliances

By Julie Jacobson · February 26, 2019 • KBIS/IBS 2019: The Qi wireless power standard for cellphones gets a wattage upgrade to power kitchen appliances with no cords, but prices could be steep.

BenQ DLP Projectors Deliver UltraHD 4K Images for Under $10,000

By Robert Archer · January 22, 2019 • BenQ's new HT8060 and HT9060 CinePro 4K UHD HDR home cinema projectors feature its CinematicColor technology.

Philips Launches Digital Caregiving Service During CES 2019

By CE Pro Editors · January 11, 2019 • The Philips Cares digital caregiving platform allows family and friends to stay informed of their loved one's wellbeing and includes a personal alert button with 24/7 emergency support.

98-Inch Mirror TV ... and Other Eye-Popping Technologies at ISE 2018

By Julie Jacobson · February 9, 2018 • Beautiful technology from Artnovion and Basalte; amazing digital artwork from Barco, Philips, Niio and Genesis; VR workplace of the future; and incredible projection mapping demos were the must-see hits of ISE 2018.

Roku Expands Platform to Include OEM Alliances and Voice Control

By Robert Archer · January 3, 2018 • Roku foresees a broad home entertainment landscape with the TV serving as the focal point.

Inside $45K Home Theater Donated to Christopher’s Children’s Hospice

By Alice Gustafson · January 24, 2017 • Donated kit list for the new home theater at Christopher’s Children's Hospice includes Crestron, Wyrestorm, QMotion, Monitor Audio and Philips Lighting.

CES 2017: Chromecast Built-In Comes to Sony, JBL, Pioneer, Onkyo, More

By Chelsea Cafiero · January 6, 2017 • As AV manufacturers like Harman JBL, Sony, Pioneer, Onkyo, Haier and Philips feature Chromecast built-in on their newest speakers and TVs, Samsung invents its own 'invisible connection.' Check it out at CES 2017.

Who Knew Philips Made a 4K HDR Blu-ray Player? And Other Goodies from Capitol Sales

By Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2016 • Denon’s DN-300Z is a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of audio, Philips makes a 4K HDR Blu-ray player, every dealer should carry doorbell cameras in their vans … and more from distributor Capitol Sales at CEDIA 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: I’ll Build a Simple AI to Run My Home

By Tim Albright · July 1, 2016 • Zuckerberg wants his home to be run by artificial intelligence (AI). His R&D could aid mainstream automation awareness, but also spell trouble in the long run for the custom integration business.

Beyond Immersive Audio and Video: Synchronized Lighting, Motion and Smell

By Julie Jacobson · January 29, 2016 • Syfy channel synchronizes Philips Hue lighting effects with on-screen action via clever Syfy Sync technology. IoT could push immersive entertainment into so many more dimensions. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Study Reveals Consumers Hate Home Automation Apps

By Jason Knott · January 27, 2016 • Argus Insights study that analyzed 50,000 reviews by consumers shows frustration with the user experience of many entry-level home automation apps. ADT, Philips, Comcast and AT&T systems in particular are dissed, while Vivint and Honeywell gain better marks. SimpliSafe, Canary and Nest are also rated.

Amazon Echo Bluetooth Speaker Controls Insteon Lighting

By CE Pro Editors · September 29, 2015 • From Samsung’s SmartThings to Philips’ Hue, the Echo Bluetooth speaker from Amazon can already control a wealth of home automation devices. Now it has added Insteon to the list.

Philips Hue Wireless Dimming Kit Sets Tone for Under $40

By Rachel Cericola · August 26, 2015 • The Philips Hue wireless dimming kit (MSRP $39.95) will start selling in September. Each Philips Hue white bulb boasts white light at 2700K with no fade-in and is rated for up to 25,000 hours of use.

#TBT: Brands That Fell in with the Wrong Crowd

By Chuck Schneider · March 19, 2015 • Acoustic Research, Dual, Nakamichi, Soundcraftsmen are among the brands that fell in with the wrong crowd.

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