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Iogear GUWAVKIT Wireless Audio Video Kit Review

I don’t like wires. I don’t like cables. As a technology and gadget geek, I’ve come to accept some of the tangle as a necessary evil but this is slowly becoming a thing of the past. Continuing with the cable-cutting procedure is the Iogear GUWAVKIT Wireless Audio/Video Kit. Say goodbye to that ugly cable clutter and enjoy the full computer …

CES 2011 – Smarter Homes with Samsung and LG

When you think about the Consumer Electronics Show, it’s easy to get caught up in talk about the newest computer components or the hottest new televisions. That only makes sense, but this year could represent something of a tipping point of technology in areas you wouldn’t normally associate with a trade show like CES. Like the laundry room.

I already …

CES 2011 – Futurelooks Press Day Round Up

Even before the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show officially opens its doors, we are offered a sneak preview into what to expect via what is known as “Press Day.” It’s a whole day of press conferences, meaning I had a lot of lining up and fighting for seats to do. Even so, the wait is definitely worth it, because some …

Asus O!Play HD2 HD Media Player Review

Why would you watch your favorite videos on your computer monitor when you can get a full 5.1 surround sound HDTV experience in your living room? This is partly why the whole idea of a media player has really caught on in recent years. Many folks don’t want to bother with the time, complexity and expense of a HTPC, but …

Samsung HW-C450 2.1 Channel Audio Bar Home Theatre System Review

Whenever people start thinking about their home theater setups, they usually think of the television first. Sure, visuals mean a lot and that’s why it’s worthwhile to invest in a good HDTV to go along with your Blu-ray player and wall mount kit, but what about audio? Sound is just as important as the picture and, let’s face it, the …

IDF 2010 – Light Peak (Thunderbolt), Wireless Display (WiDi), and New RealTek Wireless Technology

The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is always a good place to spot new emerging technologies. Much of it tends to center around Intel’s current and future processor or chipset technologies but there’s more to IDF than just that. Many exhibitors provide advanced technical insight as well as previews of their future technologies in action. Basically, if you see it here, …

CES 2010 – New and Emerging TV Tech from Samsung, LG, and Sony

In recent years at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it seemed like the different manufacturers were constantly fighting with one another to produce the largest single panel television. This year was different. Instead of simply going for size, they really started to focus on new features that would actually enhance the user experience.

The Push Toward 3D TV