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D-Link Releases 802.11ac Wireless Adapter

D-Link has released its new AC1200 (DWA-182) Dual Band Wireless Adapter, which is designed to allow users to upgrade their their laptop or desktop PC, via a USB dongle, to take advantage of the new 802.11ac standard.  The adapter is dual band, and can operate in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies.  It is also backwards compatible…

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How Jacked-Up Is Your Back-Up?

There are always lessons that can be learned from any disaster. Things like making sure that the drawer full of flashlight and radio batteries isn’t filled with batteries that have long-since been dead. Or that the “emergency candles” were replaced after that maybe-not-such-an-emergency-in-retrospect romantic candlelit bathtub session… But after the immediate danger from the disaster…

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New Ultra HD TVs arrive in stores

A higher definition of HDTV becomes available today. The $19,999 84-inch Ultra HD TV from LG Electronics delivers four times the resolution of current HDTVs. High-definition TVs have officially graduated to Ultra HD. The first Ultra high-definition flat panel displays in the U.S. go on sale today in Los Angeles. The 84-inch LED TV from LG…

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Wi-Fi Lightbulbs Are Real, And They’re Awesome—First Impressions

By Brent Rose for Gizmodo.com on Oct.22, 2012 The Island of Dr. Moreau-style splicing of technologies is generally one trend the world could do without. “Haven’t you always wanted a lava lamp with a built-in hatchet?” No, Mr. Pitchman, and please take your abominations elsewhere. But every once and in a while we get a…

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4K To Be Renamed This Week

  By: Andrew Robinson, October 15, 2012 for HomeTheaterReview.com Last week, I wrote an article entitled “HD We Hardly Knew Ye“, which detailed how consumers are not only not getting true 4K, but in fact have yet to see true HD via their HDTVs. Well, what a difference a week can make, for it seems that…

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Rock the Vote: 60 Seconds with CEDIA Board Candidate Henry Clifford

Elections are currently underway for the CEDIA Board of Directors, and each week   between now and the October 22 voting deadline, we will profile one of the candidates on the ballot. So far, we’ve met candidates Federico Bausone and Bob Brown. This week, we get to know Henry Clifford.   3 Quick Questions CEDIA: What is your vision for…

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Paralyzed Veterans Getting New Rec Room

Livewire is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the new rec room at the Paralyzed Veterans association Mid-Atlantic Chapter in Richmond along with Mobility Supercenter of Richmond and The Home Depot. Through donations by our great manufacturers, wounded soldiers will have a place to hang out and relax. Construction will begin 4 October and we’ll be…

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Are You Prepared (and Secure) for Hurricane Season?

With the threat of Hurricane Florence looming, does your business have a security plan? There are a few preventative measures you should be taking with regards to security in the event of a natural disaster. Alarm System Most alarm systems have a backup battery in the event of a power outage. However, a battery backup…

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