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Is Voice Control for Real?

You’ve probably heard that voice-activated personal assistants like Amazon’s Echo® and Google Home® were all the rage this holiday season. Perhaps you even own one. They provided much of the buzz at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) too, so we thought we’d share our thoughts on the current state of play with these devices. The promise of voice control is intriguing but are we “there” yet? Here’s our take. Novelty factor: At first blush, these devices seem really cool. [...]

Changes Coming to HDMI

HDMI cables have been the standard connectors for digital video devices (TVs, computer monitors) for years. They allow for transmission of bandwidth-intensive HD and 4K high-resolution video content. Even if you’re not familiar with them, trust us, you probably have lots of them in you’re a/v gear around the house. Here’s why we’re telling you this. Technology never stops changing and improving. A few years ago, HD was the standard for TV & movies. Now it’s Ultra HD (4K) with high [...]