Cloud Media – Popcorn Hour A-400

The Popcorn Hour A-400 is the latest in the lineup of affordable media streamers. Powered by the latest Sigma Designs’ CPU, it supports 3D Blu-rays and enhanced video performance with the VXP Video Processor. Housed in a fanless case designed by Silverstone® and running the latest Network Media Jukebox software, the Popcorn Hour A-400 gives you the most of your …

What is Smart Technology?

By Fiona Hollis Simply put – smart technology goes one step further than the average ‘on and off’ mechanics of electronics. Smart Technology has interactive qualities which often grant the user remote control via the internet.   A great example of Smart Technology is the Nest thermostat (left). It learns your preferences from usage and is able to react accordingly. Home automation allows lights, …

What is Cloud Computing?

By Fiona Hollis Simply put – The cloud is a metaphor. Imagine all of your music, video, office files – hovering in the ether accessible from any internet connected device. It is a very simple and easy way to access your computer files using any device with an internet connection and provides ultimate accessibility wherever you are. Are you Already Using the …

Energy Efficient Ventilation Fans

by Fiona Hollis Panasonic Home & Environment Company earns Energy Star award for its innovative and energy efficient ventilation fans. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Panasonic Home & Environment Company a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in manufacturing innovative and energy efficient ventilation fans. Panasonic’s accomplishments will be recognized at …

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Anthony Gallo Speakers

by Fiona Hollis Anthony Gallo Strada 150 Watt Mountable Speaker Model: WSHAG005 • Based around two 5″ spherical mid-range enclosures • Textbook perfect dispersion • Choice of four mounting options Available in two tweeter configurations to maximize treble coverage The all-new Strada is designed to shine in any environment, including those where traditional loudspeakers fall flat. We believe that limited …

Smart Technology

OLED Displays The evolution of flatscreen HDTVs went from: LCD, to LED, and now OLED. Short for Organic Light Emitting Diodes, this new technology allows HDTVs to become even thinner; and it can be controlled on a per-pixel basis. It also uses a very low amount of energy, greatly reduces motion blur, and offers brilliant colors. As with Ultra HD, …

America's greenest home

Fully Automated: America’s Greenest Home

by www.cepro.com Just because this house is super-green doesn’t mean it isn’t also super high-tech and luxurious. In fact, it’s chock-full of cool home technologies. There are 24 zones of audio and a Control4 home control system that governs the audio/video, ventilation, security and energy-saving LED lighting. There are TVs that rise out of the floor on motorized lifts, occupancy …