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

The Oscars vs. The Super Bowl

By Crystal Watts

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

By Shanan Carney

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

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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

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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!

By Crystal Watts

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

By Tyler Reed

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)

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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!

By Crystal Watts

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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EXTRA EXTRA! Read All About It...

By Shanan Carney

I'm thrilled to announce the latest issue of Home Smart Home, for Spring 2013, launched hot off the printed press in Amsterdam in honor of the ISE tradeshow--Integrated Systems Europe.

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How Smart Locks and Automation Solve My First-World Problems

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#1 - So my house is in need of some serious deep cleaning as I have guests coming next week. I have a cleaning crew coming to my house tomorrow while I'm at work but I don't want to leave my house unlocked and also don't want to give them my spare house k

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HC-250: 2-Part Review

By Crystal Watts

Dennis Burger has been a journalist in the entertainment and consumer electronics industries for close to 15 years, and has been covering home automation for the past decade-as a current editor at TechnologyTell and frequent contributor to Residential Sys

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My Sundance Wish List

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Since Control4 is headquartered in Utah, we're very much aware of the Sundance Film Festival when January rolls around. According to Google Maps, it's exactly 37.1 miles from our corporate offices to the film festival Robert Redford founded in Park City,

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An Enjoyable Doctor's Visit?

By Crystal Watts

Ahhhh, the dreaded doctor's visit. I had the pleasure of a visit last week and it was, well, just as I expected it to be... Long, boring and semi-uncomfortable (due to a last-minute decision for a flu shot). Currently, I'm in the "market" for a new doctor

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The Coolest New Products at CES - Part 2

By Tyler Reed

Here is the second part to the coolest new products I was able to see as I walked the show floor of CES. If you missed the first part about the latest-and-greatest in AV gear, you can read it here. This post will focus a bit more on the coolest mobile tec

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The Coolest New Products at CES - Part 1

By Tyler Reed

I spent the entire day Wednesday walking the MASSIVE show floor of CES and let me tell you, I felt like a kid in a candy store the whole day. The sheer size of the CES show floor is overwhelmingly impressive. While I wasn't able see every single product s

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46 Years of Innovation at CES

By Crystal Watts

CES is upon us once again! Yep, the world-renowned tech trade show that happens each year in Sin City, Las Vegas. Every January, the "who's who" in consumer electronics venture out to show off their latest-and-greatest gadgets and technology advancements.

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Project Spotlight: The Evolution Revolution

By Crystal Watts

Exercise and music go hand-in-hand - it's just natural to want to enjoy high-impact tunes to help get the blood flowing. Because many fitness centers and training facilities are extremely large, they often have multiple audio systems set up in the differe

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Home Automation and New Year's Resolutions

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A brand new year starts tonight at midnight, and lots of us are thinking about how we need to change our lives, our bodies, our habits and our homes. Traditionally, the time around New Year's Day has been a time for reflection and for making resolutions a

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Holiday Traditions

By Tyler Reed

During this holiday season we would like to share with you a few traditions that members of our Marketing department enjoy most during this time of year.

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Guest Post: More Women Seeking Home Technology Solutions Than Ever Before

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Today we are bringing back one of our excellent guest bloggers, Harry Saini, owner of Digital Smart Homes, to address an exciting trend in home technology:

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Mexico City Marvel

By Crystal Watts

One major misconception in home automation is that, because you are bringing more electronic devices into your home, that it will quickly become a breeding ground for more boxes, wires and the like. But luckily, this is not the case. Home automation simpl

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Top Tech Gifts For Christmas 2012

By Tyler Reed

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for that tech savvy individual in your life or you're just looking to treat yourself this Christmas, here are the top five cool and unique tech gifts we've come across.

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Need a Little Summer This Winter?

By Shanan Carney

As we're nearing Winter solstice, I am blown away that somehow the summer came to a close without me sharing the details of a very special visit I made to a girls' summer camp in Pennsylvania this past July. I must be jonesing for some sunshine.

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Automation in a Winter Wonderland

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Last week I decided it was time to put up my lights for the holiday season. (To be honest, my wife actually did the deciding. She decided and I executed. That's the way it works at our house.) Since my home seems to get smarter and smarter with each passi

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