It is no joke when we said the home has become a fierce battle ground for connected technologies, and 2017 is the year of the smart speaker. Already this year most of the well known brands have announced dates for release or plans to develop their own smart speaker solution. Therefore, I can see a smart speaker being high on the shopping list for Christmas 2017. Underneath the elegant and smooth designs will be one of four voice control systems Apple Siri, Google Assist, Microsoft's Cortana or Amazon Alexa. We have gather them all here for you to have a look and hopefully help you decide.
The CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) judges have done their examination and have release the 2014 International CES list of Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honorees. The judges look products across 28 consumer electronics product categories; they have also added extra categories this year: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing and Wearable Technologies. The "Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award" honors products and solutions that demonstrate outstanding design and engineering advancements. The CEA said they saw a record number of entries this year (See Photos).
Pioneer has added two new SC AV Receivers (SC-1222 and SC1522) to its range of in-home entertainment systems. The receivers offer the latest in connectivity with support for Windows7, DLNA and Apple’s Airplayer. Another feature is their ability to offer increase customization to end users and system integrators. Both models are compatible with home automation systems such as Savant, Crestron and Control4.
Pioneer has release 3D Blu-ray players (BDP-LX54 and BDP-430) in Australia; the two players offer customers the latest in connectivity, such as HDMI, Ethernet and wireless. Features include BD-Live, iControlAV app, 1080p High definition picture quality and the ability to convert standard DVDs to near HD quality. With support the latest in multi-channel audio, both models support the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats.
Pioneer has release six new Elite AV Receivers for us to take advantage of the latest in digital home connectivity and media sharing. The main attractions in the new Elite range are the VSX-30, VSX-31 and flagship SC-37, together they offer the best in enjoying digital sound and home theater experience, at a price that can suit your budget. According to Pioneer the new range do the thinking for the home theater, by offering connectivity features to streamline and del
Coming to a shop near you next month are two of the latest in AV home entertainment technology from Pioneer. These two systems will set the benchmark in high power AV receiver performance. The SC-LX82 and SC-LX72 AV receivers are design to bring enhanced clarity, detail and dynamic “quick response” from lossless Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks used in Blu-ray Disc entertainment. Both SC-LX82 and SC-LX72 AV receivers offer seamless digital audio connectivity to iPhone® and iPod® devices.
Sonic Solutions, announced plans to introduce a Roxio CinemaNow(R) Widget. Starting this fall, consumers with Internet-connected televisions running Yahoo! TV Widgets will be able to find, rent and purchase Hollywood's hit movies from the Roxio CinemaNow service instantly on their connected TVs.