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Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
In the next six months, Dish users will be able to control their Hopper 3 using Amazon’s Alexa voice control. Tuning into a specific channel, search and showing the program guide will be the first commands available on the Amazon Echo, Tap, or Dot.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Known for their flat, hang on the wall antennas, Mohu has again innovated a new antenna, streaming combo device that shows that the company understands what cord cutters want—free live TV along with their streaming services. The AirWave is a wireless antenna. It is connected to your home wifi network and streams the live TV to an AirWave app on your Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, iPhone, iPad, Android, or over the web.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
New Revel speakers cover all bases from towers to satellite packs.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  1 comments
Audioengine says its new HD3 is more than just a warmed over version of its famous AE2. It is not only an active mini-monitor but can also function as a headphone amp.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
How many times has this happened to you? You ask your car to phone Peggy, and instead it orders a pizza? Or maybe you ask for directions to Rochester and instead it changes your radio station? How come car voice systems can’t work as well as all the other voice systems we use? Ford asked the same question, and Alexa answered the call.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
While it’s easy to put such impressive technology into high-end, expensive products, JAM Audio is recognizing the need to put voice-activation into more affordable products. They are releasing a range of products with Alexa including one that starts at an economical $60.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
High-Res Audio is alive and well, thank you very much. New hardware is arriving, as well as new high-res streaming services. Case in point, regarding the former, Pioneer showed the XDP-300R, its newest portable audio player. It joins the previous XDP-100R player but does not replace it.

Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
LG brings new features to their premium smart TVs that includes a newly designed remote control. The remote control brings fast access to your favorite streaming services and includes a button to bring up info about the current show you are watching. It also makes it possible to view 360 photos and video and record a zoomed-in image.
John Sciacca  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
While you’ve probably heard that all HDMI cables are created equal, and that you either get perfect picture and sound or you don’t, that’s only true to a point as we enter the ultra-high-bandwidth world of Ultra HD signal transmission.

In the real world, I’ve found many cables struggle to deliver the full 18 Gbps signal between source and display when you start pushing the 6 meter cable length. This is especially true when using a source capable of delivering 4K/60 such as the Kaleidescape cover art GUI on the Strato movie player. Sure, this isn’t an issue when you’re talking about a connection to your wall-mounted flat panel display, but if you have your electronics remotely located in another area (say an equipment rack in the back of the room) or you are wiring to a video projector, then a short 3-4 meter cable probably ain’t gonna cut. So, what do you do if you have a cable run inside your walls and you connect that fancy new 4K source to your TV and you get the dreaded “No Signal”? You might just turn to Metra Home Theater’s Gigabit Accelerator.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Super-versatile DTS Play-fi wireless connectivity is a highlight of one of MartinLogan's two new soundbars.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Knowing that nothing puts a cloud over a sunny day at the beach like running out of power for your speakers, Lemon Technology, a San Diego-based audio company has a new Bluetooth speaker powered by sunshine.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Any cyclist knows how dangerous it can be to use earphones while cycling. They also know how much more fun it can be if there’s music motivating your workout. Coros is introducing a cycling helmet that lets users hear ambient sounds while playing music or taking a phone call.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
House of Marley is making a splash at CES with a new collection of products with an interesting and unique twist.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Audiophiles have many portable playback options, including compact high-performance DACs and serious headphones, to choose from. But what about high-quality video on a phone?
John Sciacca  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
A common talking point amongst IoT providers at CES is how they are designing products to protect against malicious Internet DDOS attacks like the Mirai botnet that recently took down the Net for millions back in September. The reality is that network security is a complex, difficult to understand concept for many people, and creating a truly secure network is simply beyond the ability of most users and their networking components. That’s where Dojo comes in, becoming your own full-time network protecting ninja!

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