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HDMI 2.0: A New Resolution

It has been 11 years since development began on the HDMI format. Nowadays, HDMI has become a standard household item for High-Definition entertainment. Anything recent, audio and video related, is more than likely to contain a form of the HDMI connector whether it is an A, B, C, D, or E type of...

Google Glass

More than Just a Dream? Many of you have probably already heard of Google Glass by now.  For those of you who haven’t, Google Glass is a hands-free head mounted device that began development back in 2011. If you are thinking “Oh, so it’s like a Bluetooth headphone” or something along...

Google Chromecast vs. Apple AirPlay

Showtime Showdown "Everyone loves their phones, tablets, and laptops," said Google. "Unlike other solutions, we will not force you to have the same operating system on all your devices." Google is throwing a punch at Apple with their new Google Chromecast, a tiny $35 dongle that lets anyone...

Conjuring Home Automation

Or how to teach the ghosts in your house to automatically turn the lights off when you leave the room. Chances are, you've seen the trailer for The Conjuring, the James Wan-directed horror film, that's been playing every night on every channel after 10:00 pm. If you haven't, be prepared to get...

Redbox Instant: Taking Over America, One Home at a Time

Redbox Instant by Verizon, a joint venture by Redbox and Verizon, is now coming to a Roku player near you. The video streaming service, developed to compete with Netflix, Hulu and Vudu, is taking a double-punch approach that allows its subscribers unlimited video streaming and four free physical...

Apple seals deal with HBO, ESPN for Apple TV

The Cupertino-based tech giant sealed a deal with HBO and ESPN to bring the HBOGo and WatchESPN apps to Apple TV. The product, which uses iTunes to deliver purchased and rented media, has sold over 1.1 million television shows and movies combined. [caption id="attachment_6427"...

What is Home Automation?

What is home automation? When clients call Electronics Design Group for advice on how to automate their homes, oftentimes they’re unsure of what exactly automation is (and how it fits into the “smart home” model), let alone the level of automation that they want to attain. Drawing from almost ...

Roku 3: the new, fully-loaded streaming player

The era of cable and satellite subscriptions are coming to a screeching halt, and tech giants like Apple and Google are racing to get consumers hooked onto their own media-streaming services in order to keep up with the new norm. [caption id="attachment_6285" align="alignleft" width="620"] The new ...

WWDC and E3: The Tech Toys of the (Near) Future

With the wake of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) coming to a calm, we have highlighted the biggest and most-anticipated tech toys of 2013:   iOS 7. Arguably the biggest announcement of the year in consumer technology is...

Private IMAX Theatre? Check!

IMAX, the gold standard for the ultimate movie going experience, has unveiled the "IMAX Private Theatre." The offering is geared to ultra-high-net-worth consumers as the starting base price is set around $2 million. "We have been exploring this for quite a while,” says Rob Lister, chief business ...

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