This holiday season, if you’re looking for a new TV, why not go smart? A new crop of Smart TVs is vying for position as home media hub, with the TV itself connecting to the Internet and aggregating all your favorite media services and more without the need for an outboard media device, like Roku, more »
The problem with mobile platforms is that manufacturers tend to use differing technology to get you connected. There’s at least four different operating systems out there, with Apple and Google doing their own thing via AirPlay and Chromecast, respectively. But what if you simply bypass the OS with a universal standard that’s software- not hardware-dependent? more »
It’s pretty clear that in the race to win customers during the holiday season, there is no shortage of deals. In addition to all the ‘Cyber Monday Sales Extended’ e-mails that flooded inboxes this week and Black Friday morphing into Black Friday ‘Weekend’, now it’s time to think about the deals and steals we will all be enjoying on Green Monday, the second Monday in December (December 9) and a historically good day for online sales.
Perhaps the un-sexiest name for a market sector of all time, the “Aging in Place” biz is nonetheless booming. It’s no secret that the elderly want to stay put rather than become dependent on family, or worse, be moved into assisted living. These days, however, there is new technology flooding the market that allows them to stay safely at home longer.
For whatever reason, usage of the online anonymity software and network Tor has spiked in recent months, climbing 75 percent in the US since Edward Snowden lifted the lid on the NSA’s PRISM data-mining program. According to RT.com: The Tor Project reported that the number of people subscribed to its service [worldwide] has doubled since June, more »
Researchers at the University of Washington have gotten one step closer to the fabled “Internet of Things,” where everything — and I do mean everything — is connected to everything else. One of the main issues they’ve conquered is the sad fact that all wireless devices, at some point, require a wire to provide them more »
802.11n’s time has already come and gone. With more 802.11ac devices and routers hitting the market each day, this newer, faster, and all-around-better Wi-Fi standard is gaining more ground each day. TP-LINK has joined the fray with its Archer C7 802.11ac router. Sporting dual-band architecture, solid signal and lightning fast speeds (up to 175 Gbps) are more »
Bandwidth caps have been a hot topic in recent years. With transfers capped at under 100GB in some parts of North America, having a provider that understands your need for speed and lots of it is really valuable. So when Houkounochi (a pseudonym) got a call from Verizon asking what he possibly could be doing more »
This episode of AVWeek sees host Tim Albright joined by guests Kelly Perkins from Vaddio, Dr. Yoram Solomon of Interphase Corporation, Craig MacCormack from Commercial Integrator, and Chris Neto of AV Helpdesk and Red Band. This week, the panel discusses InfoComm. As the association updates the CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) exam, should current CTS holders re-take more »
Data security within the cloud is a major concern for anyone considering whether to make the move to remote storage and management of data. With massive amounts of data stored on outside servers, transmission of data between servers, and people from all over the world accessing cloud data, the risk of your sensitive information falling more »
On this episode of the AVWeek Podcast, guests Brad Grimes from InfoComm International, Brock McGinnis of Westbury National Show Systems, Joe Andrulis from AMX, and Stephen McKay of IAVI join host Tim Albright. The group discusses the brand new home control company TiO (Turn It On), as well as Intel’s new 4K media box, and more »
On this episode of AVWeek, Betsy Jaffe from InfoComm International, Nic Scott of Crestron, Dawn Meade from Net-AV, and Bill Brown of BD Brown Communications join host Tim Albright. The group discusses how aware the public is of HDBaseT, the video distribution system that carries high-definition HDMI audio and video, as well as control signals, more »