10 things you can buy instead of Samsung’s $120,000 TV

What kinds of things? Glad you asked.

Blink does away with high costs, wires for home surveillance

If you’ve only ever thought about home security and monitoring, yet never had the motivation to move forward, now is a good time as any. The power and range of surveillance cameras have grown so that there is something to fit anyone’s needs. Many options are highly affordable, require no monthly fees, and allow users more »

Paradigm introduces next gen of its on-wall Millenia speakers

Paradigm today offered up more sonic goodies for home audio fans — namely, its next generation of “ultra-slim” Millenia on-wall/on-shelf speakers. Sitting 1.75 inches from the wall when mounted, they’re meant to be paired with a flat-panel TV.

Klipsch Reference R-10B released, first Reference series component

Klipsch has announced its new Reference R-10B soundbar as the first soundbar under the brand’s new Reference unity strategy. It’s a two-way soundbar with premium drivers, two lightweight 3/4-inch horn-loaded textile dome tweeters for distinctive high-frequency detail, and two 3-inch polypropylene woofers. The tweeters are couples with Klipsch-exclusive Tractrix Horns to reduce distortion and increase more »

BrightSwitch automatically shuts lights off, saves energy at home

If you’re like me, minimizing resource waste is a lifestyle. I don’t overwater (good thing, since Sacramento has “water police”), I don’t overload the washer or dishwasher, and I hang clothes to dry in the oven that we call a garage (especially effective in the summer). But most importantly, I shut off lights when they’re more »

MakerBot 3D printers now available in select Home Depot stores

If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with some 3D printing action, MakerBot printers are now on display at select Home Depot stores. Originally founded in 2009, MakerBot has become a world leader in 3D printing and scanning. Although many 3D printers have come since, MakerBot retains a status of making 3D more »


You probably still don’t know or want Ultra HD TV

A study conducted by The Diffusion Group found that “short-term demand for 4K/Ultra HD televisions is hindered by two simple but structurally important fundamentals: a widespread lack of awareness among consumers and a marked sensitivity to the costs of these advanced sets.”

Jibo wants to be your family’s robot

From GadgeTell Having a home robot that does things for you while acting human is awesome, and it may finally be a possibility with Jibo. An Indiegogo project has launched for Jibo, and the project has already pulled in all of the funding necessary to turn Jibo into an actual product. Read the full post on GadgeTell »

Your music sucks, The Distortion of Sound explains why

Portable media, in the form of MP3s and digital players, has been around for so long that many of us might have forgotten how music used to be. Some of us have been born into this age, never really having had much (if any) experience with vinyl, 8-track, cassettes, or even CDs. That ancient tech more »

Onkyo unveils more Dolby Atmos-ready products

Last month, Onkyo made a splash by debuting high-end A/V receivers and controllers that support the emerging Dolby Atmos surround sound audio standard. Now the company is bringing the technology down the line to other products. Specifically, the standard is now supported in new home theater-in-a-box packages, a new speaker system, and a base-model A/V receiver.

h.h. gregg tops J.D. Power Appliance Retailer Satisfaction Study

Sears, Home Depot and Lowe’s are looking upwards at h.h. gregg when it comes to keeping home appliance buyers happy. So says the seventh edition of J.D. Power’s annual Appliance Retailer Satisfaction Study.

Monolyth improves AC units with control, energy savings

With the growing concerns about human’s environmental impact, many people are understanding that less can mean more. Less waste, less consumption, and less harvesting of finite resources means a better situation for every living thing on the planet. Even if you don’t believe that human activity has been contributing to climate change (although you should), more »