Facebook Heading to a New World
Apr27

Facebook Heading to a New World

The recent F8, Facebook Developer’s Conference, held in San Jose gave us a lot to chew on. At developer’s conferences, we usually expect to get a glimpse of the company’s near future ideas. Facebook always talks about their 10-year plan, but this year’s Facebook Developer Conference was quite different. This year Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook, laid a new direction and some major plans for the company. Zuckerberg...

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How to use Google Home for Whole-House Audio
Apr20

How to use Google Home for Whole-House Audio

One of the best features of the Google Home device is that it can sync with other devices when playing music. Setting up an audio system that can be controlled by Google Home may be easier and less expensive than you think. Once setup a simple voice request triggers Google Home to play music, podcasts or radio from services like Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora and TuneIn on the devices of your choice. There are...

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Harmony Remote Elite Plays Nice with Alexa
Apr13

Harmony Remote Elite Plays Nice with Alexa

Way back in 1950 Zenith released the first remote control for the television. It was called the Lazy Bone. At that time, it was said that by using remote controls we would all become couch potatoes. Instead devices as well as their remote controls proliferated like rabbits. They now are the cause of much frustration and aggravation. We have not become lazy bones because we often still have to jump up just to find the proper remote or...

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Sony STR-DN1070 — Hi-Res Audio at its Best
Apr04

Sony STR-DN1070 — Hi-Res Audio at its Best

The changes in audio equipment over the past few years has been truly amazing. If you are using an A/V receiver that is a few years old, it may be time for a new one. New features abound, especially in the Sony STR-DN1070 that I will be telling you about today. The STR-DN1070 is a 7.2 channel Home Theater AV receiver has 145 W per channel of power output.  At 17″ x 6-1/4″ x 12-7/8″ (W x H x D), it looks like the...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Makes It’s Debut
Mar30

Samsung Galaxy S8 Makes It’s Debut

It’s official, after months of guesses and speculations, the details of Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been announced. Many of the revelations about the phones matched what I had predicted, but there were also some pleasant new revelations. Infinity Display The first surprise was what a great job Samsung did on the new screen. It is not only curved like the Galaxy S7 Edge, but there is almost no bezel. Samsung therefore...

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Samsung 4K Blu-ray Player
Mar27

Samsung 4K Blu-ray Player

As we finally move into the world of 4K, UHD TV, we begin to long for the very best picture ever. To get a taste of that best-ever picture you will need to watch a 4K Blu-ray disc on a 4K Blu-ray player. The Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray UBD-K8500 is one of the first such players on the market. Being first, however, doesn’t not necessarily mean that it is lacking. In fact, this Blu-ray player has everything you need to enjoy 4K at its...

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Flic Makes Life as Easy as Pressing a Button
Mar20

Flic Makes Life as Easy as Pressing a Button

In case you haven’t noticed, everyone is trying to find the easiest way to control internet-connected home devices. Voice activated devices like Google Home and the Amazon Echo are extremely popular, but sometimes we crave something more. That’s where the Flic button comes in. If you would like to control home devices, make calls on your cell phone, and even call an Uber with the press of a button, then the Flic button by Shortcut...

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LG B6 OLED 4K — The One to Buy
Mar02

LG B6 OLED 4K — The One to Buy

The time has finally come for a 4K TV and the LG B6 OLED 4K is one of the best you can buy. Why Buy 4K now? 4K or UHD televisions have been around for several years. At resolutions of 3840 x 2160, they contain nearly 8.3 million pixels so their resolution if four times that of full HD. This produces a clarity and picture details that cannot be seen on regular HD televisions. But 4K content is only now reaching the consumer. Netflix,...

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IBM’s Watson Dons a Suit and Tie
Feb16

IBM’s Watson Dons a Suit and Tie

Watson gets down to business In 2011 IBM’s supercomputer won a game of Jeopardy against two of Jeopardy’s greatest champions. That brought the name IBM’s Watson to the forefront of the computer world. That was, however, just the beginning. Watson’s story is both fast-moving and unique. Watson Gets in Shape After the Jeopardy win, IBM got down to business. Watson lost weight and gained muscle just as if he were in training. After...

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Microsoft’s Surface Studio has Enticing Features
Jan16

Microsoft’s Surface Studio has Enticing Features

With their all-new  Surface Studio, Microsoft takes a stab at the artistic world that has always been dominated by Apple. This new all-in-one desktop has a serious set of specs. The Surface Studio is aimed at artists, illustrators, animators, photo editors, and designers. The Surface Studio is unlike any other product in the Microsoft’s Surface lineup. It is a 28-inch touchscreen desktop PC that can be folded on a 20-degree angle to...

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