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Apple Store Genius Bar Trip Highlights Challenges With Tech Support

During a recent trip to a Genius Bar at an Apple Retail Store, we experienced some interesting…

As 5G Phones Roll Out, Are They Worth Buying Now?

As more and more 5G phones roll out to consumers, the question remains: is it worth investing in…

CE Week 2019 Opening Keynote Zeros In on 5G’s Impact on Retail

How will the rollout of the 5G network impact the retail landscape? The keynote panel from CE Week…

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Operations

During a recent trip to a Genius Bar at an Apple Retail Store, we experienced some interesting…

While most of the attention surrounding Sears is focused on what remaining value the Kenmore brand…

With the popularity and increasing influence of social media, marketers are rushing to select or create just the right hashtags to add

Automation

As more and more 5G phones roll out to consumers, the question remains: is it worth investing in…

How will the rollout of the 5G network impact the retail landscape? The keynote panel from CE Week…

With a simple announcement that it plans to close down the Works with Nest program, Google sent the…

Video

With the next round of gaming consoles now out in the open, it’s clear that these powerful pieces of…

We expected to see and hear a lot about 8K TVs, but one statistic delivered by TCL during its CES…

Marketing

It’s the junk food of marketing. We all know that the email batch and blast practice really isn’t good for anyone.

Finance

Since alerting some customers to a “technical error” that exposed their names and emails, little…

CEDIA

CEDIA Expo 2018 is shaping up to be one of the most influential yet, demonstrating why manufacturers, dealers, and associations only win if they work together.

Following an acquisition of EH Media assets, Emerald Expositions must walk a fine line in curating the voice, people, and narratives that define our industry.

After attending my first CEDIA Business Xchange, I had one simple question answered - 'How is this any different for the industry?'

Buying Groups

Already, manufacturers are making a huge push to get their 8K TV content to market, and their using…

According to new patent filings, Walmart is exploring the possibility of establishing a VR-based…

Following the news that Portal and ProSource would partner VP of Dealer Happiness Josh Willits took the time to clear up a few questions we had.

Audio

After a year-long partnership with smart home product and service provider Vivint, Best Buy is reportedly scaling things back. The move reflects an apparent desire by Best Buy to be more like an independent retailer.

Apple's first crack at HomeKit was clunky thanks to a list of hyper-specific criteria, but their control-freak tendencies were nixed after this years WWDC.

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant was recently put to task by the Google Home smart speaker. But Amazon still controls market share.

Networking

HDMI 2.1 is here, and it is offering a lot of big behind the scenes promises

After a short, six-year-stint, Logitech's Harmony Link is going to be bricked in March or, how not to brick a product and your customer at the same time.

The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association explains why they believe now is the time for a resurgence in surround sound systems.

Distributors

Dubbed Portal Select, smart-home integrators are getting their version of Amazon's seemingly endless catalog, and a ton of juicy incentives to boot.

Paradigms first run of the program gave customers the opportunity to trade-in only Paradigm products for 20%-off, the program this year goes a step further.

Installations

At a 4096x2160 resolution, Samsung's LED Cinema Screen runs entirely projector free, is HDR compatible - but can it trump the traditional theater set up?

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), is our current paradigm of control going to continue being useful… and for how long?

Part 6:
There are certain aspects of the project you decide:
1. Products
2. Process
There are aspects of the project you may allow your client to help design:
1. Aesthetic issues
2. Interface
Avoid the Puma
You choose the products. You choose how they’re installed. That’s not up for discussion. If the prospect has product suggestions, steer them to your choices. Why is this important? Because you cannot control the project unless you control the products. It’s that simple.
Like the trail guide, you choose the path. If a hiker asks to go up the north side of the hill, and you know

Connected Design

Samsung's design focused, art-centric TV dubbed The Frame is a piece of tech that is sure to trailblaze an emerging market of functional decor.