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"According to a new story on Mobile Marketer, though, IoT devices are doing more than merely giving homeowners a DIY taste of the full smart home experience:

These devices are able to derive a set of data from which marketers can gain insight into consumer behavior and habits at home, giving them more direction on how to appeal to individuals. The challenge is how to best take advantage of all the information, which many believe will see a solution in 2016." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

The Internet of Things consists mostly of one-off, app-connected thermostats and appliances and that gain their intelligence from an internet connection.
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"All I wanted for Christmas was one perfect viewing of Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens... Despite the advances in cinematic technology in the past fifteen years, it’s nearly impossible to enjoy a night at the movies here in Montgomery, AL, due to untrained, apathetic, technologically clueless staff and management. All of which makes my own home theater system that much more precious." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

At this point my home theater experience so vastly outshines anything available to me at my local commercial cinemas that it's a bit sad.
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"IC Real Tech is also debuting a brand new version of its ALLie 360-by-360-degree camera at CES. Using the IC720 app (or, ahem, one of these sweet VR headsets), you can create your own pan-tilt-zoom view of the camera’s surroundings in real time. In other words, it’s pretty much like being there yourself." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

IC Real Tech is also debuting a brand new version of its ALLie 360-by-360-degree camera at this CES this year.
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"Now, on the eve of CES 2016, LG Electronics USA announces an all-new updated version of webOS that adds some incredibly innovative new features, without impacting the simplicity and intuitiveness that have made the company's smart TVs so popular for the past two years." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

LG announces an updated version of webOS that adds some innovative new features, without impacting the simplicity and intuitiveness.
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"I’m happy to see that TiVo has once again expanded its offering of streaming apps, available directly from the TiVo Central home page of the company’s new BOLT 4K-ready, time-warping, commercial-skipping DVR." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

TiVo has expanded its offering of streaming apps, available from the TiVo Central home page of the company's new BOLT 4K-ready, commercial-skipping DVR.
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"LG Electronics USA announced today that it’s adding three new soundbars to its Music Flow lineup at CES 2016, two with wireless subwoofers and one that apparently doesn’t need one. The naming of the new soundbars is a weensy bit confusing, though." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

LG announced that it's adding 3 new soundbars to its Music Flow lineup at CES 2016, two with wireless subwoofers and one that apparently doesn't need one.
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"Then it struck me: one of the power outlets near our Christmas tree is on the same circuit as a Lutron light switch. Turn on the switch, the outlet comes on. Turn it off, and the outlet powers down.So I bought a string of lights, plugged it into that outlet, and now had complete control over my Christmas tree… including the ability to program it." - Dennis Burger, HD Living

When you get down to it, smart home technology like Control4 should simplify your life, even if that just means turning off the Christmas lights at bedtime.
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"The United States is way up there in terms of how many households are expected to have a UHD TV in the near future. According to projections, 34% of homes will be UHD-equipped by the end of 2019. The report gives two reasons for this: firstly, the American economy is comparatively strong, but perhaps more importantly, we like our big TVs, and according to the report, by the end of 2017 the majority of TVs 50-inches and up will be UHD TVs." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

The latest data from the IHS TV Sets Intelligence Service reveals some interesting trends when it comes to the market penetration of UHD TVs.
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"Screen Innovations has done a pretty darn-tootin’ good job of conveying that experience by way of a new promotional video dubbed The Big Screen Experience. And best of all, it’s free to download in a variety of resolutions, all the way up to 4K." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

Screen Innovations has also made The Big Screen Experience available on YouTube—again, all the way up to 3840×2160 resolution.
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"What do you do when you’re already known for making some of the smallest, lightest, most feature-packed home video projectors on the market? If you’re LG Electronics USA, the answer to that question is simple: make them smaller, lighter, and even more feature-packed. Such is the case with the company’s latest Minibeam series projectors, which are set to officially debut at the 2016 International CES in Las Vegas." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

LG's latest Minibeam series projectors are set to officially debut at the 2016 International CES in Las Vegas.
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"TiVo has just released the results of its third annual Millennial Survey, which is a little oddly named because it covers the viewing habits of four generations of TV viewers, from Millennials to Gen-Xers to Baby Boomers to the Silent Generation. Here’s where things get a little weird and really unexpected, though. Just to reiterate, only 40 percent of Millennials watch cable or satellite TV regularly. Yet 79 percent of them have no interest in cutting the cord and doing away with their paid TV subscriptions." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

TiVo just released the results of its third annual Millennial Survey, which covers the viewing habits of four generations of TV viewers.
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"Sony announced late last month that it has now sold 30.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide. If you’re wondering how that stacks up against the competition, Microsoft has, but most estimates, sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 million Xbox One consoles to date, although they’re not telling exactly how many." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

Sony announced late last month that it has now sold 30.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide
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"I’ve never found a headphone that truly performs well in both situations – sounding great from a phone while having the chops to really sing when given a world class desktop source. The truth is that AudioQuest's Nighthawks blew my mind when plugged into my phone (Nokia Lumia 930). These headphones should not sound as good as they do from my phone!" -Dennis Burger, HD Living

AudioQuest's NightHawk, which was finally released earlier this year to incredible interest from both the public and the audio press.
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"To reach an even wider audience, LG Electronics USA has decided to get creative with its latest ad campaign by bringing in artists—both performance and visual—as well as content creators to tell the story of OLED in a more evocative way." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

LG has decided to get creative with its latest ad campaign by bringing in artists as well as content creators to tell the story of OLED.
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"In yesterday’s post about TiVo’s updated Roamio firmware with QuickMode capabilities, I joked a bit about how frustrating the pace of technological change can be. Today, let’s talk about why that’s the case: why consumer electronics—especially those of the video variety—go obsolete so quickly." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

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"You may remember the news from a couple of months back about TiVo’s new Bolt: a 4K-ready DVR with all sorts of new tools designed to help you spend less time watching more of the TV shows you want to watch. TiVo announced this week that QuickMode is now being enabled on its Roamio DVRs—both the retail versions and those offered by cable providers." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

TiVo announced this week that QuickMode is now being enabled on its Roamio DVRs—both the retail versions and those offered by cable providers.
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"What impresses me most about the PW AMP and PW 800, though, is just how well they work together—and with other Play-Fi speakers already in my house. My daughter’s bedroom is home to an older Play-Fi speaker from another manufacturer, and setting up the Paradigm speaker and amp to work seamlessly with it was a snap." -Dennis Burger, HD Living

Paradigm's new PW 800 Tabletop Stereo Speaker, but the Paradigm PW AMP, is an integrated wireless amplifier designed for use with your own speakers.
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