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home theater

Home Theater refers to the installation of (generally higher quality) audiovisual equipment in the home for watching movies and television with a theater-like experience. Generally, a TV alone does not make a "home theater" system. Home Theaters have, at minimum, a large display – either flat-panel (Plasma or LCD) or an installed projector and screen – as well as an ... Read More »

technology management

In its most simple definition, technology is the knowledge and tool-usage of a species, however it generally refers to computers, the internet and an entire array of electronic devices, gadgets, gizmos and business processes. Technology Management, therefore, is the management of technology. Specifically, it is a series of management disciplines that allow a company or organization to control their technologies ... Read More »

plasma vs lcd tv

Since the late 1990s, flat-panel televisions have risen in prominence in the commercial and consumer AV world, replacing the CRT (or Cathode Ray Tube) television and monitor technology. Many different technologies were developed to create flat-panel displays, however the two most prominent are the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) television and the PDP (Plasma Display Panel) television, commonly referred to as ... Read More »

home electronics

Home Electronics are any electronic device, gadget or gizmo that is made specifically for, and used in, the home. This broad category includes kitchen appliances (refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, food processors, etc.), laundry appliances (washer, dryer, iron, etc.), and virtually any piece of electronic equipment used in the home. Home Electronics is often used to refer to Home Theater, the ... Read More »

technologies

In its most simple definition, technologies are the knowledge and tool-usage of a species. In the blogosphere, technologies and related terms (like technology, tech, hi-tech, etc.) generally refer to computers, the internet and an entire array of electronic devices, gadgets and gizmos. Other blogs using this tag include blogs discussing the Green movement and how tech is adapting, as well ... Read More »

hi-tech

Hi-tech (or High-Tech) is a phrase that originated in the 1950s and refers to the most advanced, cutting edge technology available in a time period. Because technologies are continually advancing, growing, changing and evolving, examples of 'hi-tech' also change with time. A high-tech gizmo in 1959 is obsolete or low-tech by 1969, let alone by 2009! Because it is not ... Read More »

plasma

Plasma is, in Physics, a form of ionized gas that represents a fourth state of matter because its properties are different from those of solids, liquids or gases. Plasma is very common in space, where it is found in stars (including our Sun), solar winds and nebulae. On earth, it is found naturally in the ionosphere, in lightning and in ... Read More »

dvds

DVD stands for "Digital Video Disc" and refers to a very common optical storage disc. DVDs are used primarily for movies, though they can also be used for computer data storage. DVDs replaced VCR tapes as the preferred format for home video viewing in the mid- to late-1990s. Blogs that utilize the DVDs tag fall generally into two groups: sites ... Read More »

lcd

LCD stands for "Liquid Crystal Display" and refers to an optical device technology that is widely used in all manner of electronic devices, from calculators and alarm clocks to digital projectors and flat-panel monitor displays. Most blogs using the LCD tag are referring to the term as it pertains to flat panel monitors, displays and televisions. LCD televisions are gaining ... Read More »

dvd

DVD stands for "Digital Video Disc" and refers to a very common optical storage disc. DVDs are used primarily for movies, though they can also be used for computer data storage. DVDs replaced VCR tapes as the preferred format for home video viewing in the mid to late 1990s. Blogs that utilize the DVD tag fall generally into two groups: ... Read More »