Saved By The Charge:

Saved By The Charge

Posted May 1, 2013

Like most parents, I'm used to changing my fair share of batteries. We buy Costco-sized packages of all shapes and sizes of batteries and go through them at an alarming rate. The amount of time and money I spend changing batteries is almost as unnerving a

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TuneIn to Internet Radio Variety:

TuneIn to Internet Radio Variety

Posted April 24, 2013

This post comes to us from Glenn Clapp, Director of Embedded Software for Control4.

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Amp Up Your Energy IQ for Earth Day!: earth day, energy, green, holiday, infographic, savings,

Amp Up Your Energy IQ for Earth Day!

Posted April 22, 2013

Did you know it's better to leave your faucet in the cold position? That a desktop computer uses quite a bit more energy than a laptop?

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Protect Your Cheese!:

Protect Your Cheese!

Posted April 17, 2013

A few years ago, a woman in Florida was sitting at work and decided to check in on her house using a camera she had recently installed. She just happened to check in at the exact time two men were walking around her house, helping themselves to her CDs, N

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Control4 Just Got a Whole Lot Simpler and Sexier Than Ever Before.:

Control4 Just Got a Whole Lot Simpler and Sexier Than Ever Before.

Posted April 11, 2013

This editorial is written by Dennis Burger, Editor in Chief at HomeTechTell and contributing writer at Residential Systems.

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7 Reasons Why Home Automation is Made FOR the Technically Challenged.:

7 Reasons Why Home Automation is Made FOR the Technically Challenged.

Posted April 4, 2013

This post comes from Control4 dealer Harry Saini of Digital Smart Homes in Vancouver, BC.

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Control4 Announces New MindPod® Controller:

Control4 Announces New MindPod® Controller

Posted April 1, 2013

Revolutionary "Game Changer" Product to Be Released in Late 2014

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Keycaps Your Way. Don't Worry, We Don't Judge.:

Keycaps Your Way. Don't Worry, We Don't Judge.

Posted March 29, 2013

The best thing about Control4 is that you can customize your home to fit your lifestyle. The best thing about Control4 Keypads is that you can activate that customization instantly with the simple push of a button. But the best thing about Control4 Keycap

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Staging Your Home for Sale... Control4-Style: automation, communication, residential, smart home,

Staging Your Home for Sale... Control4-Style

Posted March 27, 2013

With the housing market on the upswing, we finally decided that it was time to sell our home and move into a bigger place. I had been looking for a new home long enough to know that "staging" a home for sale is critical. With so many people shopping onlin

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Sports Bar Spotlight for March Madness!:

Sports Bar Spotlight for March Madness!

Posted March 21, 2013

For a sports fan, today is truly one of the best days of the year. The third Thursday in March represents so much more than just another springtime Thursday, it's the beginning of March MADNESS! One of the most entertaining sporting events of the year beg

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Printable March Madness Brackets!:

Printable March Madness Brackets!

Posted March 18, 2013

Selection Sunday has revealed the seeds; now get ready for all the madness with our printable brackets. Make your picks and cross your fingers.

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802.11ac: The Next Generation of Wireless Technology:

802.11ac: The Next Generation of Wireless Technology

Posted March 14, 2013

Internet technology has come a long way since the days of the ol' dial-up modem. The speed of wireless technology has improved significantly over the years, mainly in an effort to keep up with the demands of video and audio streaming through mobile device

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ISU Basketball Goes High Tech:

ISU Basketball Goes High Tech

Posted March 12, 2013

The heartland takes its sports seriously, so when Iowa State University decided to build a new, 36,000 square foot, $8 million basketball practice facility, consolidating and simplifying all audio, video and control systems into one easy-to-use solution w

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LOVE it or HATE it, DST is Coming.:

LOVE it or HATE it, DST is Coming.

Posted March 7, 2013

For those who weren't aware, Daylight Saving Time begins in the United States at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 10. That means everybody in the US has to remember to set their clocks ahead an hour before they go to bed Saturday night ... assuming they have so

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Notting (King of the) Hill: automation, comfort, home theater, lighting, man cave, media,

Notting (King of the) Hill

Posted March 5, 2013

I did a year of my undergraduate studies in London, England, and it was there where I fell in love ... with adventure. There was just something about the city's crazy twists of cobblestone streets and meandering mews that kept me in a constant mode of exp

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I Could Get Used to That.:

I Could Get Used to That.

Posted February 28, 2013

I've been a fan of Vegas all my life. And being that it's only about a six hour drive, I've had my fair share of younger-year visits. Although in those days, eight of us girls would cram our 7,000 bags into one hotel room for the weekend and spend only as

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Securing Your Home (and Home Away from Home) with Control4:

Securing Your Home (and Home Away from Home) with Control4

Posted February 26, 2013

This editorial is written by Dennis Burger, Editor in Chief at HomeTechTell and contributing writer at Residential Systems.

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The Oscars vs. The Super Bowl:

The Oscars vs. The Super Bowl

Posted February 22, 2013

It's a television showdown. Ok, not really. According to this infographic, I think it's pretty clear which event takes the cake. But interesting nonetheless to see how the two stack up against one another.

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One-Touch Theater (or is it Theatre?) on the Thames: automation, comfort, home theater, lighting, project inspiration, residential, smart home,

One-Touch Theater (or is it Theatre?) on the Thames

Posted February 21, 2013

Ah, decisions, decisions: Which voluptuous view to choose? The sprawling Thames River in London, England, or the riveting action flick on the wide-screen television, powered by a motor custom-designed to angle and tilt at your command in order to give you

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A Smart Home is a Secure Home:

A Smart Home is a Secure Home

Posted February 19, 2013

What lies behind the desire for home automation is often a complex question. Some may want their home to showcase exceptional technology or to entertain guests, while others may want a powerful experience that helps to ease the actions of their everyday

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Taking a Vacation WITH Technology:

Taking a Vacation WITH Technology

Posted February 13, 2013

If you Google just about any phrase involving "vacation" and "technology" you end up with search results much like the following:

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We Made The Cut!:

We Made The Cut!

Posted February 11, 2013

For most of us, the kitchen is the focal entertaining spot in the home. But it is also the place where multi-tasking is essential, and that's not always easy. From preparing, cooking and serving food, pouring drinks, keeping up the friendly chat, all the

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Control4 Plus TuneIn: The Greatest Combination Since PB&J:

Control4 Plus TuneIn: The Greatest Combination Since PB&J

Posted February 7, 2013

Last week Control4 announced that-starting at the end of March-every home controller that ships will have TuneIn natively built into the Controller. In addition, anyone that upgrades their current controller to OS 2.4 will enjoy the same benefit. This is

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The Coolest Things I Saw at ISE (Integrated Systems Europe): events, interactive, ise,

The Coolest Things I Saw at ISE (Integrated Systems Europe)

Posted February 4, 2013

As I stepped into the RAI Exposition Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands for the Integrated Systems Europe show, I immediately realized that this would be a systems integration event like I'd never experienced before. I had attended CEDIA (Residential Systems)

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Super Bars for The Super Bowl!: entertainment, man cave, project inspiration, smart home, sports bar,

Super Bars for The Super Bowl!

Posted January 31, 2013

For football fans, the Super Bowl is obviously a huge deal -- and this year, February 3rd will be particularly important for fans of either the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens. I'm not a huge sports nut myself, however, I do enjoy a good party so the Super Bowl is always something I look forward to. My husband on the other hand, has been talking about it for weeks on end. Asking all the "important questions" like -- Do we go to a sports bar or will it be too crowded? How do we weigh our party invite options? Or do we just decide to do it at our place? If we do decide to host, what will we eat? How much beer will we need? Do we need to buy decorations? (Ok, the decorations question was mine. He'd never claim that one.)

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