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Using iPhones and iPads for home control is nothing new. But what if you could tap your smartphone on a tiny tag on your wall to trigger a series of control commands for your home-automation system?
March 12, 2013 Read more
voice control
Voice control is slowly creeping into our lives via the latest smartphones and smart TVs. What if you could control lighting, shades, temperature, A/V and more throughout the house by simply talking?
March 7, 2013 Read more
Cost Quality Time
As more and more cable companies expand into home automation services, we talk to one industry expert about why an independent home technology professional is still the best bet for your smart home upgrade.
February 20, 2013 Read more
Tips for upgrading your home technology
Whether you're planning for whole-home automation, a dedicated home theater installation, or something in between, here are a few tips to help you get off on the right foot.
February 6, 2013 Read more
Why BYOG may be a bad idea
So you've decided to hire a pro to install an A/V system. You figure you can visit a local (or online) electronics retailer, pick out some gear, and then find a home tech pro to install it all. Not so fast...
January 28, 2013 Read more
Home Audio Video
When we talk about smart homes, the conversation is not about the gleaming stack of components and miles of cable tying everything together. It's about what that technology can do for you.
January 2, 2013 Read more
new home technology
In the fast-paced world of technology, a few years is an eternity. So what innovations are on the horizon for the near future? We may not be having tea with robots, but we will witness significant changes.
December 13, 2012 Read more
HTiB
Sure, a home-theater-in-a-box is a quick route to a functional home theater. But what kind of viewing experience are you looking for? We break down what you can't get from a one-size-fits-all box - and where you should be looking instead.
December 4, 2012 Read more