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Hamptons Houses with Tricked-Out Home Theaters

Over the summer, the <i>New York Times</i> opined that home theaters are the most <b>in-demand amenity</b> among rich Hamptons homebuyers, an opinion echoed by many agents, so we thought we'd take a look at some properties on the market sporting them. Since the listings don't actually disclose what systems the …

Samsung's 105-Inch Curved 4K TV: Less TV, More Movie Theater

LAS VEGAS — Samsung unveiled its 105-inch curved UltraHD TV Monday, and it's a stunner. Samsung is claiming this is "the world's first and largest …

Modern Home Incorporating Cutting-Edge Technology: Port Coogee Residence

Port Coogee Residence is a custom-designed home we discovered on Residential Attitudes, located in Perth, Australia. The exterior of the building …

Placing Loudspeakers and Subwoofers in a Home Theater

Probably the most critical part of a home theater set-up is the positioning of the loudspeakers and subwoofers. Factors, such as the type of …

Police want to use your home security cameras for surveillance

A proposal in California suggests that local residents should contribute their security camera video for the societal good.<p>We're all in this together.<p>The authorities are peeking in on our progress thought life, and we accept it as part of our security.<p>But they don't want us to feel left out. So now …

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Spotify is overhauling its Windows Phone app this spring

Spotify has had a Windows Phone app for a while now, but the company is planning to bring all of its latest features to Microsoft’s mobile platform in the coming weeks. While the existing app matches Microsoft’s “Metro” design language, the updated app aligns it more with the Android version. It’s …

Samsung to start preloading apps onto Galaxy devices based on the profession and interests of the buyer

Customers buying Samsung devices at Samsung retail stores will soon receive a personalized experience based on their job, hobbies and other traits, 9to5Google has learned.<p>This includes contextually preloading third-party apps at point of purchase. For example, banking, finance and spreadsheet apps …

Google Glass as your TV Remote Control?

As Google Glass creeps ever closer towards a commercial release, we’re seeing an increase in third-party interest in the device. Accenture and Dutch telecoms company KPN have teamed up for a concept that shows how Glass could be used to interact with TV equipments as a TV guide, remote control or …