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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 ...

Inside Entourage Star Kevin Connolly’s Home Theater Transformation

Oh, to be rich and famous enough that TV networks make shows about fixing up my home. Entourage may be winding down as the hit HBO series recently kicked off its final season, but things are just starting to heat up, technology-wise, at the home of star Kevin Connolly. Hollywood Hi-Tech, a new...

Planning the Perfect Media Room

Rooms designed for the sole purpose of enjoying digital entertainment (music, movies, video games)  have become nearly as popular as home offices. Known as media rooms, they’re the place to showcase a high-def big-screen TV, surround sound and your decorative flair. You can go all out and spring ...

 

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