Many new systems require that visitors log in to your network, or even download an app, to use Wi-Fi or do something as simple as play music. In the first part of this column, I offered suggestions for: setting up a simple-to-access guest Wi-Fi network; using volume controls in guest areas; installing Bluetooth or Smart Speakers for easy streaming; and providing a dedicated automation controller from companies like Control4 or Crestron. Those topics all mainly dealt with audio, so this time around I’m going to offer suggestions to make the video side of your system guest-friendly as well!
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The Sound of Silver
THERE ARE quite literally hundreds of small, two-way loudspeakers you can buy priced from under $100 to well north of $10,000 per pair.
Qello seeks to corner the market on streaming concerts and music documentaries. Do they have enough diverse material in their coffers to satisfy our consumptive hunger for content?
New Bronze Age
BRITAIN-BASED Monitor Audio offers a wide range of loudspeakers at prices spanning from the bargain basement up to the penthouse that are cleverly named for a variety of metals: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze.
The World Of Raised By Wolves
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The Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup Super Deluxe Edition
Show of hands, please—how many of you rate August 1973’s Goats Head Soup as your favorite Rolling Stones album? Anyone? No? Can’t say I blame you.
Home electronics – Buy Once, Cry Once
PART 2. In my previous column (Buy Once, Cry Once), I considered areas in your A/V budget where you should consider splurging when building a system. The categories I listed—projection screens, amplifiers, speakers—are ones that can provide years of enjoyment, but don’t see regular or major upgrades. I also covered categories like subwoofers that have a real impact on a system’s overall performance, and ones like pre-wiring that can strongly affect a system’s future serviceability.
APPLE'S iPHONE PRIVACY CLAMPDOWN ARRIVES AFTER 7-MONTH DELAY
Apple is following through on its pledge to crack down on Facebook and other snoopy apps that secretly shadow people on their iPhones in order to target more advertising at users.
WEATHER CHANNEL APP TO CHANGE PRACTICES AFTER LA LAWSUIT
The operator of The Weather Channel mobile app has agreed to change how it informs users about its location-tracking practices and sale of personal data as part of a settlement with the Los Angeles city attorney’s office, officials.
Inside Apple's Next Big Thing
Mike Rockwell’s team is developing superpowerful headsets blending AR and VR
Utah School Software Will Send Alerts About Student Accounts
A Utah school district adopted computer software that alerts administrators and parents to activity in student Google accounts that may raise concerns.
Ex-Google Self-Driving Car Project Picks Up New Investors
Google’s former autonomous vehicle project is becoming a more autonomous business by bringing it in its first investors besides its corporate parent.
5 Amazon Echo Security Features, Tested
From monitoring the weather to controlling your smart home, Amazon Echo has hundreds of different skills.
The Vital Role Of Certification In Education
Educators and employers are using certification to build tomorrow’s tech workforce
Cybersecurity Is His Jam
GMU student is relying on certification to help him prepare for a government cybersecruity career
Old-School Meets Modern Bling
A show-ready, five-speed ’97 f-250 on ’05 Axles
OEM Quality, High RPM Insurance
Merchant automotive’s tig-welded water pump