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Sonos: Introducing Playbar

High-definition televisions offer an amazing picture but often lack the powerful, realistic sound that movie, music and game enthusiasts enjoy. The new SONOS PLAYBAR delivers sophisticated home theater acoustics and wirelessly streams all the music on earth. And it all comes from one easy-to-use player that brings HiFi sound to HDTVs. The nine-speaker design of…

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Control4 Introduces TuneIn and the Control4 Wireless Music Bridge

Control4, a leading innovator in residential and commercial automation systems, announced today an enhanced “Listen” experience, offering customers new ways to enjoy their favorite music and podcasts through their Control4® systems. Starting in Q2 2013, Control4 systems with OS 2.4 will natively include TuneIn, the leading service for listening to music, sports, news and comedy streams…

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Is now a good time to buy a TV?

The short answer for most consumers is, “yes”. In fact, if price is your concern, it’s the best time to buy a TV. With new models trickling out into the wild, most prospective buyers hesitate to take advantage of the lower prices they’re seeing on last-year models. Most people feel that something later and greater…

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Securifi Almond+ Kickstarter Campaign is Live

A few weeks ago at CES 2013, Securifi introduced us to the Almond+, the first touchscreen wireless router with an integrated smart home hub, the details of which you can read about here.  For a little more background on Securifi, and the original Almond, you can check out my review. Originally posted by CustomRetailer on January 25, 2013. To…

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Henry Clifford noted as one of the “2013 Young Turks of CE” by CustomRetailer

We are thrilled to announce that Henry Clifford, President of Livewire, has been chosen as one of CustomRetailer’s 2013 Young Turks of CE! CustomRetailer describes the honored professionals as, “Blazing trails in all facets of our industry’s businesses, these rising professionals share the passion, drive and distinction of Young Turks.” Henry Clifford President, Livewire Henry founded…

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Integrator Teams with Mobility Store to Help Seniors Live Independently

LiveWire sells home automation and assistive technologies at Mobility Supercenter, alongside stair lifts and ramps. LiveWire used to partner almost exclusively with home builders during the boom years. But these aren’t the boom years. The Richmond, Va.-based integration company is “cutting a wide swath of business because we really got burned in 2007 when we were…

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No One Uses Smart TV Internet Because It Sucks

The first generation of Google TV set-top boxes fizzled. Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com People aren’t using their internet-connected smart TVs for anything beyond, well, watching TV. It turns out, nobody wants to tweet from their TV. Or read books. Or do whatever it is people do on LinkedIn. Worse, more than 40 percent of the people who…

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Sonos Playbar appears at the FCC (update: WiFi explained)

Sonos is the de facto choice for multi-room audio, but even some of its biggest proponents will grumble about the lack of built-in WiFi — going wireless in any way has meant tacking a Bridge on to the cost of an already expensive system. An FCC filing for an upcoming device, the Playbar, hints that common…

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Introducing Control4 OS 2.3

Better performance. Elegant enhancements to the interface. New features that let you personalize your system and simplify your life. And more! Control4 OS 2.3 lets you control your home, your way. Elegant, Sophisticated Lighting Control Experience a new world in lighting control with an elegant, consistent interface that puts more control at your fingertips, and…

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