Hive gains funding on Kickstarter, offers home automation for everyone

Hive is a new smart home system that’s gaining a ton of traction on Kickstarter. It’s billed as a system that anyone can afford and that offers complete security, automation, and whole home audio all in one. The smartphone app pairs to the small hub to control lights, locks, electronics and appliances from anywhere. The more »


Are drones the future of smart home security?

CES 2015 saw a huge turnout in digital imaging drones by companies such as Yuneec, Hexo +, and Hobbico. These drones are making waves in the film and virtual reality industries while ushering in a new age of home filmmaking. But these companies are seeing a new trend in market interest. “The market is wide open,” says more »

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Sharp releases new AQUOS 4K UD27

 line, a series of 4K Ultra HD TVs and a Hi-Res Audio Player, is now shipping. The TVs are equipped to provide Netflix streaming and other inputs as 4K content is released. 70″ screens are available with 16% more viewing space and a wallpaper option for displaying personal photos during non-viewing times. The device is more »

Dolby creates object-based sound for its 200th title

Dolby Atmos announced its 200th title this week with the commitment of Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out”, which will hit theaters on June 19 of next year. Since partnering with Disney Pixar’s “Brave” in 2012, Dolby has helped produce object-based audio for titles from studios such as DreamWorks Animation, Lionsgate, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Walt more »

Denon announces new DHT-T110 Speaker Base

Denon announced its newest sound bar yesterday, the DHT-T110. The TV Speaker Base is a single unit bar that supplies extra depth to TV sound that intends to live up to the high standards set by the age of 4K HD. Denon notes that as TVs get thinner, sound quality lessens. The DHT-T110 is meant to return more »


Klipsch adds three new Reference subwoofers to its line

Klipsch has announced the launch of three new Reference subwoofers that will join the line’s R-10SW and R-12SW. The new R-110SW,  R-112SW, and R-115SW are light and rigid and supply low-frequency response with minimal cone breakup and distortion. The all-digital amplifiers in each subwoofer delivers high efficiency power and accuracy in reproduction for a better audio experience.  more »

LG partners with DTS to bring immersive HD audio to consumers

DTS has teamed up with LG Electronics to enable enhanced audio experiences with LG’s full line of home entertainment products. DTS,  an audio solutions and enhancements company, announced today that it will be a part of an alliance with LG to incorporate its audio technology into LG’s complete lineup of home entertainment products, including 4K Ultra-HD TVs, sound bars, more »


Review: Brother MFC-2740DW Laser Printer

I’ve had the privilege of receiving a new Brother MFC-2740DW Laser Printer, part of Brother’s new line of monochrome laser printers released last month. The MFC-2740DW is a printer, copier, scanner and fax machine (35-page capacity document feeder) all rolled up in a small package. The color scanner connects to destinations such as FTP and more »

Brother releases new monochrome laser printer line for small offices

Brother International Corporation has announced its latest line of monochrome laser printers and all-in-ones, which includes the HL-2270DW, for the SOHO (Small Office and Home Office) market. Despite the shift from paper to digital information sharing and the fact that we’d all love to save the trees, offices have yet to shake the need for reliable more »

Thermador wraps up its Kitchen Design Challenge with $325,000 in cash and prizes

American luxury kitchen appliance brand Thermador has officially wrapped up its 2012-2013 Kitchen Design Challenge into which talented designers across the country submitted their favorite designs from 2012 and 2013 for deliberation. The contestants submitted outstanding luxurious, inspiring, and breathtaking kitchen designs. Of contestants, 16 regional winners were chosen. Each won $2,500 and all-expenses-paid trip to Souther more » offers new solution for midnight bathroom trips

e3light Group released a new solution for home lighting outside the realm of overhead lighting and lamps. If ever you’ve woken in the middle of the night and felt the agony of flipping the light switch just to find your way to the bathroom, is for you– so, everybody. Essentially taking nightlights to the next level–adulthood, more »