Home theatre apps take over entertainment

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Move over movie critics, remote controls and TV listings BY LEE RICKWOOD, WHATSYOURTECH.CA OCTOBER 4, 2011 Click here to view the full article http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Home+theatre+apps+take+over+entertainment/5497901/story.html New apps for smartphones and tablets are normally used on the go, but there are several that make sitting in your home theatre more enjoyable. No, the apps can’t set up your system – but one can help you better understand the words used to describe home theatre technology. It’s called…

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The Future Of TV Is Coming, Slowly But Surely

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Dan Frommer Oct. 3, 2011 Click here to view the full article http://www.businessinsider.com/future-of-tv-2011-10 Like every other form of media, television stands to be profoundly changed once software and the Internet play a more important role. It has taken longer to be transformed than for other media, such as newspapers and music. But slowly, surely, it is happening. Here, we’ll outline some of the changes to expect over the next ten years or so, and some…

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Yacht Takes A/V to Sea

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publish Sep 28, 2011 By Megan Koontz Click here to view the full article http://hdliving.com/high-definition-homes/2011/09/28/yacht-takes-av-sea “Out of sight, out of mind” is a dual-meaning phrase that is understood when enjoying the luxuries onboard Tony Nelson’s yacht, The High C’s. As she eases out of the harbor, her passengers slip away from the stress of life onshore, feeling total relaxation and comfort. The discretely hidden systems that are carefully designed, programmed and installed by Audio Video…

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The 2012 New American Home

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Click here to view the full article http://www.buildershow.com/Home/Page.aspx?genericContentID=155441 Now under construction near Orlando, Florida, The New American Home (TNAH) 2012 is a re-interpretation of the Classic White Box of the 1960s and ’70s made popular by leading architects such as Le Corbusier and Richard Meier. Phil Kean of Winter Park, Florida, the architect and builder of the 2012 home, seeks to honor the architecture of the past while taking advantage of current technologies and design…

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Sharps 80-inch LED TV is Worlds Biggest

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publish Sep 30, 2011 By HD Living Click here to view the full article http://hdliving.com/home-technology/2011/09/30/sharps-80-inch-led-tv-worlds-biggest First the 70-inch LED LCD TV was a big deal, but now the company has gone and come out with an even bigger one, an 80-inch model will be available next month for $5,499. The LC-80LE632U includes most of the features of Sharp’s other premium TVs including 1080p resolution, built-in Wi-Fi, media apps and Aquous Advantage Live online support. This…

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Draper Takes Exterior FlexShades Outside

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Designed to block sunlight and heat, this option offers numerous control options. September 29, 2011 by Rachel Cericola Click here to view the full article http://www.electronichouse.com/article/draper_takes_exterior_flexshades_outside/ Sometimes you can’t escape the sun—even in your own home. For those with a lot of windows, Draper has announced Exterior FlexShades. As part of the company’s growing line of solar control products, these motorized shades can keep out sunlight and heat. However, having these shades cover the outside…

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Rhapsody announces plans to acquire Napster

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By Donald Melanson Posted Oct 3rd 2011 1:38PM Click here to view the full article http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/03/rhapsody-announces-plans-to-acquire-napster/ Details are fairly light at the moment, but Rhapsody has just announced that it plans to acquire Napster, and that the deal is expected to be complete as soon as the end of November. In a statement, Rhapsody president Jon Irwin said that the deal “will further extend Rhapsody’s lead over our competitors in the growing on-demand music market,”…

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