5G Technology Promises to Transform the Internet of Things

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As of 2017, the vision of the Internet of things (IoT) has evolved due to a convergence of multiple technologies, including wireless communication, real-time analytics, machine learning, commodity sensors, and embedded systems. Traditional systems like wireless sensor networks, control systems, automation (including home and building automation), and others all contribute to enabling the Internet of things. The term 5G refers …

Lighting Design Tips and Advice: Your Home in the Perfect Light

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Light is one of the most important, yet understated elements in our daily lives. Scientific studies have shown that the appropriate and proper lighting affect our daily moods. Can you imagine living in a world with no light? Or even in a world with inappropriate lighting? Below are some lighting design tips and advice that we would like to share …

3 Emerging Home Technology Products to Watch in 2017

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For our latest posts, we have complied three emerging technology companies that are seeking to change the way people live and interact with their surroundings. Welle “World’s first sonar based gesture control gadget that can make any surface interactive.” Welle is a smart device that instantly turns any surface into a smart controller using embedded Sonar and a highly sensitive …

Crestron’s 5″ Portrait Touch Screen: High Functionality in a Compact Design

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Crestron’s latest product, a 5 inch portrait touch screen, provides a compact design to control residential technology. In locations that may not require in-depth control of audio and video, the 5 inch portrait screen is very useful while not taking up much room on a wall.  The most common places where these touch screen could be used are door entry …

Create an Audiophile Experience Like a Pro: Buying Tips and Advice

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Wikipedia defines an audiophile as a person enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction. It continues to explain, audiophile values may be applied at all stages of music reproduction: the initial audio recording, the production process, and the playback, which is usually in a home setting. A key goal of audiophiles is to capture the experience of a live musical performance in a …

Customized Shading Options: Crestron Announces Color Match Service

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Crestron is known for their award winning home automation products and solutions that provide the highest levels of technology integration design. Crestron’s latest technology design service came earlier this month when they announced their Color Match capabilities, allowing Crestron motorized roller shades to be available in any color that customers desire by simply providing a Pantone® color code or physical …

Bang & Olufsen Announces Artistic Modular Wireless Speaker System

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Bang & Olufsen is known for making incredibly designed speakers, but its latest model, the modular BeoSound Shape, might be the one of their best designs yet. The unique wall-mounted modular design is based around a series of individual hexagonal tiles – behind each removable grille you’ll find either an amplifier, smart hub, speaker or acoustic dampers – that seamlessly …

Xfinity’s Beta Roku App: Everything You Need to Know

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Comcast’s Xfinity TV application launched into beta back in February on Roku, offering both live and on-demand programming, including local broadcast stations as well as public access and government channels.  However, this isn’t really an app for cord cutters, at least for the time being. To use the app, most Comcast customers will have to subscribe to both Xfinity TV and Xfinity’s internet service. …

Samsung Launches “The Frame” TV and Digital Art Display

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Innovation in TV design is moving away from the dark and sleek to something more versatile. Samsung recently announced more details surrounding its newest innovation – “The Frame”. Teased at CES 2017, The Frame was curated with an artful approach meant to elevate any room or viewing environment. Based on new innovative technology, The Frame looks like a picture frame …

Home Control Via Text Messaging: Going Beyond Voice Control

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Over the past six months voice control has made a major splash with home automation manufacturers integrating Amazon’s voice control application, Alexa, with their devices. But not everyone thinks the future of communicating with the Internet of Things will be via voice. For example, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, recently designed Jarvis, his own voice-powered AI home automation, and discovered he preferred communicating …