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More than in most other applications, surveillance video devices need to be specially suited to their environment. Unlike a camera used for other purposes, surveillance gear rarely allows you to make changes to the environment you’re recording, so it must be able to work in the conditions in which it’s installed. Most installations won’t allow you to add or remove light sources to accommodate the...
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Why watch TV in 4K when you could quadruple that? The new Samsung Q900 series features 8K UHD resolution (7680 x 4320), which doubles both the horizontal and vertical lines of resolution of 4K UHD TVs, quadrupling the overall number of pixels. Of course, not all content has even...
by Cris Silvestri and John Craig
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We are so past baby monitors these days. There used to be a time when a good baby monitor with two-way audio (what was the baby going to do, we wondered—tell us why they're gassy at 2:00 in the morning?) was expensive, difficult to set up, and easily interfered with. These days, with advances made in home surveillance, you can probably hook yourself up with an indoor security camera and just as...
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Home security systems are increasingly popular and sales are skyrocketing for home surveillance and theft prevention systems. Along with the advent of popular home automation digital assistants like...
by Richard L Stevens
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Don’t take the gazebo down just yet. Summer, or some version of it, is still in full swing—and thus, so is your ability to enjoy it. Every year around this time, my family and I prepare for an annual summer tradition of our own: our backyard movie party. Summer must end at some point, but before it does, we break out the A/V gear, fire up the grill, and send it out with a bang. This type of party...
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We here at B&H are excited to announce the revolutionary next step in digital assistant design: the Lenovo Smart Display. Combining the near-limitless knowledge base and functionality of Google Assistant with a Full HD screen (for the 10"; 720p on the 8") and 10W full-range speaker...
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Smart plugs are great little gadgets, aren't they? The ability to control a plugged-in device from anywhere offers tremendous flexibility and convenience. So how, then, do you improve upon the standard one-outlet smart plug? TP-Link has found a way to do just that with the HS107—a new Wi-Fi smart plug that is...
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CE Week 2018 took place at the Jacob Javits Center. As in years past, manufacturers and startup consumer electronics companies from all over converged to show off their wares and expand their professional networks. We spent a few hours walking the aisles, checking out the cool new gear, and here are a few notable standouts. SiliconDust HD Homerun Prime 6 If you're tired of exorbitant cable fees...
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Expand your Sonos, Amazon Alexa, and Siri ecosystems while enhancing your home theater experience, with the Sonos Beam soundbar. It's available in either black or white and connects to...
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With the release of its Noise-Masking Sleepbuds, Bose® has applied its audio know-how to help a problem from which millions of people suffer—getting a good night's sleep. Many have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or are unknowingly disturbed while asleep, all of which can...
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Even though it was released in February, the Apple HomePod isn’t exactly a new product. According to a recent report in Bloomberg, some version of the HomePod has been in development since 2012. Back then, the speaker market was a different arena, with a different set of standards—most of...
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BenQ will soon be releasing its highly anticipated TK800 HDR-compatible DLP home theater projector. It uses four-way XPR pixel-shift technology, which combines image processing with a microsecond-fast DMD to create two pixels per frame, simulating UHD 4K resolution with compatible content. Add HDR10...
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Since the original iPod, Apple has innovated the way we've listened to music. Now, with the Apple HomePod, you'll be able to do more than just blast your favorite tunes. The HomePod is a wireless speaker, a smart home hub, and a Siri-enabled intelligent assistant all rolled into one device....
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When your job has you traveling from place to place, through airports, checking into and out of hotels, it’s important to keep your luggage as compact and lightweight as possible. For on-the-go presenters, this luggage will typically include a projector. So, for these people on the front lines of their business, courting clients, striking deals, and logging miles, I’ve decided to compile a short...
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When choosing a home theater receiver, there are several factors to consider. After all, this device will serve as the controller and centerpiece of your stereo or multi-channel system. While there are plenty of options available, it's important that your new receiver matches your needs and is compatible with your source components, whether they be smartphones, streaming devices, Blu-ray players...
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