[ By: Kelsey Pommer | 17 Apr 2014 ]
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Smart home technology offers convenience and connectivity that we never could have imagined just a decade ago. However, one of the best benefits to integrating home technology into your house could be the potential to save money and...

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[15 Apr 2014]
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  A teenager in Chuck Taylors, an older man in a t-shirt and I waited together for the doors to The Garage to open. In an empty retail space in downtown Washington D.C., near upscale clothing shops and offices for lobbyists and law firms, GE has created a traveling homage to cutting-edge manufacturing technology. Inside are white boards covered in ideas and disemboweled refrigerators, broken open by hackers looking to build a better way to store food. There are working 3D...

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[14 Apr 2014]
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So, how do you watch TV these days? Back in the mid-1980s, more than half of American homes relied on over-the-air (OTA) broadcasting. If you need perspective on just how long ago that was, this was the year’s box office winner. Now? Most research shows the number of us still counting on OTA programming remains at all-time lows, about half the total of 10 years ago. As of last year, just 15 percent of U.S. households ever watched TV via an antenna, and only seven percent of us...

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[14 Apr 2014]
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  If you've ever wondered what the Consumer Electronics Association is all about, check out this video featuring our own Jeff Joseph and the hilarious YouTuber Trisha Hershberger. Jeff and Trisha talk about the size of the association (over 2,000 members) and what we do (help support and grow the technology industry... and own and produce a "little" show called the International CES).   Are you a member?

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[11 Apr 2014]
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  It’s all about the ‘internet of things’ this week. There are new connected gadgets every day that allow you to control the world around you with the swipe of your phone or the sound of your voice. Find out all you missed in this week’s tech news.   Never fret about a bad egg, sour milk, or your forgotten grocery list again. These seven kitchen gadgets will keep you informed on the contents of your fridge and when you need to restock them. ...

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[10 Apr 2014]
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What happens when you bring 100 creative entrepreneurs together over a weekend? Interesting ideas are hatched, exciting startups are launched and the winning team gets $25,000 in services. That’s what Startup Weekend is all about.   I’m a co-organizer of Startup Weekend DC (SWDC) and we held our event last weekend (April 4-6) at WeWork Wonder Bread. I wrote about a prior event here, and this one was just as exciting and invigorating.  Event Overview...