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Best Technology Gadgets For The 2016 Holidays

The top 20 best values in technology gadgets trends for the 2016 holidays. Take us with you for your Holiday Shopping!   The best technology gadgets are always a huge hit for Holiday shopping.  We have compiled a list of 20 of the hottest values in trending technology for many of the people on your shopping list.  Every item on the list is priced under $200, many are under $100. The best technology trends have to be easy to find so we have provided links to all of the providers. Just click on the image or the item title [...]

2017-04-15T12:10:02+00:00December 3rd, 2016|

Smart Home Automation Hottest Tech Products

The Hottest Tech Products for Your Southern Maine Home Sonos Play:5 The hottest tech products on everyone’s wish list are the electronics. Large flat-screen TVs, iPads, computers, smartphones and more draw millions of people all over the country to the stores during the holidays. But the downside is that you have a high chance of getting trampled when those doors open, or getting stuck in super long lines. Some of you may brave the throngs of people at the malls this year, but others will stay safe in their Kittery or Kennebunkport, Maine home and [...]

2016-01-15T12:13:34+00:00December 2nd, 2015|

Extravagant Innovation from CEDIA 2015

The CEDIA 2015 Trade Show held in Dallas featured some of the most innovative and extravagant technologies we have seen at the show in recent years. We thought you would enjoy reading about some of the more fantastic finds from the show. The first extravagant innovation I want to share is from Prima Cinema. As you may be aware, the new Star Wars film opens in theaters on Christmas day this year. Imagine staying in your pajamas, inviting over the cousins, aunts, uncles, best friends and maybe even the in laws, pulling out some Christmas dinner leftovers, [...]

2015-10-27T18:51:06+00:00October 27th, 2015|

Near Field Communication

NFC stands for Near Field Communication. Though just starting to gain some consumer awareness now, the concept has been around since the early 80’s and an industry forum to adopt protocols was created in 2004. The basic idea is to allow devices to communicate with one another when directly touched or brought in close contact with one another. The communication can be one way meaning that one device simply lets the other know it is there, or two-way meaning that they can exchange information. The dominate usage of this technology will be driven by new and more [...]

2015-10-15T15:06:25+00:00April 23rd, 2013|

Toshiba’s Virtual Window

One of the more interesting photos in the CEDIA.net blog article 24 Behind-the-Scene Photos of CES shows an arrangement of 4 extremely high resolution displays which create a virtual window. Toshiba's virtual window, as goofy as this may sound, we have seen and used this application in a few scenarios:Interior rooms that have no natural light or windowsA medical facility or examination room where different scenes evoke feelings of comfortProviding a custom view and mood in one's own home. We recently did an installation like this for our clients who want to display photos of [...]

2016-12-26T22:21:49+00:00February 16th, 2013|

Fuoriserie Debuts at CES

Sim2, an industry leader in Projector design and manufacturing, is earning a lot of attention for the launch of their newest statement projector, Fuoriserie. Andrew Robinson, writer, director and managing editor of Home Theater Review. says it best in his blog post titled Flashes of Brilliance: "Without belaboring the point the Fuoriserie is expensive and represents SIM2′s most ambitious flagship effort to date. The Fuoriserie is an entirely hand built, top performing HD projector made from the best parts the front projection community and Texas Instruments have to offer. From the outside it looks like a classic [...]

2015-10-15T15:06:25+00:00February 9th, 2013|

Tech Trends for 2013

As an electronics professional, I am regularly asked what the latest trends are. It’s never easy determining which of the trends is really going to make it and which are just eye-candy that will fall away with time. We are always careful in our business to separate “leading edge” from “bleeding edge”. The former is usually more stable and suitable for installation while the latter is typically fraught with our clients doing free beta testing for the manufacturer. Below are my thoughts on trends for the next year with my personal verdict on whether it is leading [...]

2015-10-15T15:06:25+00:00January 29th, 2013|

Analog Sunset

Analog Sunset – Does it lead to darkness or a better picture? Perhaps you may have heard the word “HDMI”. This is the new standard for connectivity between devices to a television and is replacing all legacy analog connectivity (think yellow, red and white jacks). At the end of this year, manufacturers will not legally be able to sell devices with analog connections anymore. It is being dubbed as “analog sunset” and is entirely driven by copyright protection. So why is this important to you? The reason is that at some point, you will be forced (yes [...]

2012-11-01T13:56:25+00:00December 2nd, 2012|

The Convenience of Modern Technology

The explosion of technologies and internet connectivity is creating a dizzying number of choices for everyone. Some see this as an amazing opportunity while others feel overwhelmed and don’t know where (or if) they should start. Consider for example that: • CD’s and AM/FM radio have been replaced with streaming media from Spotify, iTunes and Pandora. . • You no longer need a drawer or closet for your media because it stays in this new thing we call “the cloud”. • Thermostats are now controllable through the web. • Surveillance cameras can be seen on your mobile [...]

2012-10-30T21:58:00+00:00November 15th, 2012|