Panasonic Quits Plasma – It’s Official

There have been rumors that Panasonic was done with plasma floating around for quite a while, but it’s official now. They’re done. The lines are shutting down and, come March, we won’t be able to buy a new Panasonic Plasma Display Panel (PDP) anymore. If it had been any other vendor, we would have paused for a moment of silence […]

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Anandtech Compares Bronze & Platinum PSU

Selecting an efficient power supply unit (PSU) can have a significant affect on system power consumption. I’ve never taken the time to compare bronze and platinum rated PSU, so it was nice to see a quick comparison between the two. To be fair, it wasn’t controlled enough to make any broad conclusions (a larger sample size would be required for […]

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Smart TV: Second Screen Explained

I love articles like this. While second screen might be common place for those of us who have lived with our laptops/tablets in our hands while watching TV for many years, the fact remains that the concept is incredibly new for the majority. It’s great to see more and easier implementations of this, and here’s a great breakdown of the […]

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3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku – SPR1000

3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku - SPR1000

There are many scenarios where a portable projector can be very useful – for business and for play. Providing a reasonably priced option, 3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku (SPR1000) can tick both boxes, promising to make it easy to host an impromptu outdoor movie night or presentation using this highly portable, battery powered, 480p projector. Also, because it includes […]

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DoorBot WiFi Video Doorbell & Honeywell Smart Thermostat

SlashGear has a double dose of first looks at some new home automation devices–a WiFi video doorbell, and an interactive, voice controlled thermostat. The beauty of the timing is the companies couldn’t be more different: Honeywell is a behemoth, and DoorBot got their financial backing from crowdsourcing. In practice, if you’re expecting Siri levels of interaction you may be disappointed. […]

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Reintroduction: Wait, you have what!?!

Virtual Environment

While I’m reintroducing myself to a digital home, allow myself to introduce… myself. I can trace the tech in me back to my childhood – I now understand why my parents gave me Legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, Shape-O Toy, and Rubik’s Cube (I guess it could have been worse, and I’m thankful, at least my parents loved me enough to […]

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My Reintroduction to a Digital Home

I’ve spent the past few years under a (digital) rock with limited space and opportunity to develop, create and maintain a digital home ecosystem. I’ve focused more on my trade than my entertainment, and now it shows as I’m reintroducing myself to the ideas and concepts of a digital home. Many of you don’t know me, so here’s a brief […]

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