It’s starting to turn into “All Samsung News, All the Time” around these parts. But I don’t make the news; I just report the interesting stuff.
Name a high-end portable vacuum cleaner brand, and chances are good that I’ve owned one. Dyson? Ugh. Keeping that thing clean was a nightmare. The Kirby I replaced it with (and currently own) is without a doubt the best … more >
For those of us who love the rich blacks, sumptuous contrasts, smooth frame rates, and excellent viewing angles of plasma TVs, 2013 was something of a golden age. Panasonic’s ZT60 series and Samsung’s F8500 were released to the oohs … more >
Core Brands announced today that its ELAN automation and control platform is getting a major upgrade—one that promises to make the system easier to install and easier to operate, with better performance, broader third-party device compatibility, and much greater … more >
I’ll never forget the first time I saw (and heard) a pair of MartinLogan speakers. It was the early ’90s, I was fresh out of high school, and I was shopping for a new hi-fi system because my uncle-in-law, … more >
It isn’t uncommon for technology to make its way from some pretty fantastic environments into the home. I’m thinking about Velcro, of course, and Tempur-Pedic memory foam, both of which were developed for space exploration and both of which … more >
As I was perusing the ads for this year’s Black Friday deals, one bargain-bin bullet point practically leapt off the page at me: a WiFi-capable Blu-ray player from Sony, packed with streaming video services like Netflix, Vudu, Hulu Plus … more >
I’m in the unusual-but-fortunate position of having not one, but two automation systems in my home: a Control4 system that operates my two home theater systems, all the lights, the locks, the security monitoring, music distribution, and more >