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Last year’s comsumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas added a wealth of TV and Home Theatre technology to our world. As this year’s CES 2016 gets underway, let’s take a look back at some of last year’s announcements and technological leaps, and what you can get your hands on today.
What makes a great TV, well … great? It may seem hard to quantify what contributes to a really good video-watching experience, since “the screen just looks cool!” is what many people say when asked to explain what’s so awesome about their new TV. But there are several new and “new-ish” features on today’s flat screen TVs that contribute to that feeling of awe you get standing in front of a brand new screen. Click to take a look.
Some cool new technology is promising to improve the way music sounds in your home. Sonos’ new Trueplay technology will allow you to hear music as your favourite artist meant it to be heard, by allowing your speakers to be perfectly calibrated for any room they’re used in.
You’re probably reading this headline and wondering what the heck a brain sensing headband is for… and why you’d need one. Muse is a device that promises not just to help you relax, but it gives you meaningful feedback and results on whether you are truly relaxed and calm. Just by wearing this space-age, Star Trek-looking device for a few minutes a day is supposed to help keep you calm. Can a headband really help relax your brain? Read the review to see the surprising experience I had with Muse.
Keeping your home safe and secure has never been easier or more convienient than it is today. It used to be you needed to purchase an expensive system, hire a pricey installation team, and they’d take all day to wire your house. No more. Cameras are now small, sleek, and blend in to any home’s decor; like the Netatmo Welcome Camera with facial recognition. Netatmo makes a popular and well-liked Weather Station, but does the camera measure up to the company’s reputation? Find out.
Weather is one thing that affects each and every one of us every single day, so it makes sense to pay close attention to it. While you can turn on the TV or the radio or go online, wouldn’t it be nice to havea personalized weather data, telling your what’s happening outside your very own front door? That’s where the Netatmo Weather Station comes in.
Family Christmas gifts are great, but this year, think about getting a gift everyone in the family can enjoy each and every day of the year. A new TV is the ultimate gift for Christmas morning, and upgrading your older set to a new 4K or “Ultra HD” model will wow the entire family. Plus, you won’t need to shop for matching PJ’s again this year! Find out what 4K TV is all about, and why a new 4K TV is the gift you need to get.
It’s a common question with the release of Google’s new Chromecast streaming device; what’s the difference between the old version and the new? Aside from the obvious physical differences, there are a few surprises hidden under the hood. Read on to see which device is right for you.
This week on Shelly’s Friday Favourites: a guest post! I’m Erin, and most of my articles are about home theatre and televisions, but today Shelly asked me to write about an event I participate in each year: a Cookie Exchange.