John Sciacca

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John Sciacca Posted: Dec 03, 2008 0 comments

Whether it is an iPod, a Zune, a Zen, a cell phone or something else, more people are satisfying their music Jones via portables than anything else. You can debate the merits of different codecs and bitrates or the need to go lossless, but one thing links all listeners on-the-go: Headphones.

John Sciacca Posted: Dec 02, 2008 0 comments

Fans of the Bible and of the Byrds will recognize that there is a time for everything - a time to laugh, a time to cry, a time to keep quiet, a time to speak, and so on. Accordingly, there are times when it pays to hold things close to the vest. For one, supervillains should refrain from pontificating about their master plans for world domination.

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John Sciacca Posted: Nov 23, 2008 0 comments
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While remote controls are one of the greatest inventions ever, that pile of them cluttering up your coffee table is an example of home automation gone awry.
John Sciacca Posted: Nov 11, 2008 0 comments

The CEDIA Expo - held this year in Denver, Colorado - is usually buzzing with people talking about at least three or four must-see things. But at this year's show, a common response to, "What have you seen that's really cool?" was, "Nothing much." And for the first time in years, attendance was down.

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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 28, 2008 0 comments
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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 14, 2008 0 comments
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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 13, 2008 0 comments
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John Sciacca Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments

Being a custom installer is no easy feat. More often than not, the job involves problem-solving and figuring out a way to make a square peg fit in a round hole. Fortunately, the manufacturers that support the world of custom installation have produced a lot of terrific products to make these possible.

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John Sciacca Posted: Sep 21, 2008 0 comments
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John Sciacca Posted: Sep 11, 2008 0 comments

You may consider Jim Carrey to be many things - comedic genius, overpaid goofball - but technological futurist probably isn't one of them. However, his prediction in the 1996 movie The Cable Guy has proved to be surprisingly accurate: "The future is now!

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