Tag: TV

Forget Wearable Tech. Livable Tech is the Star of CES 2014

The hot buzzword for the event this year is “wearable tech” and almost every major vendor will showcase some piece of jewelry, apparel or accessory that is tech-based and Internet enabled. While this is surely a trend the big star of the show is actually what will happen inside your home. I’m calling it “livable tech.”

January 08 / 2014
Author David Marine
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Xbox One Wants to Be the Center of Your Home

There once was a man who had a plan for how his company could take over the world. Like a magician using slight of hand, this master of illusion made the world think his plan would come to fruition through the working force world where nearly everyone would be familiar with his company’s name. But [...]

November 20 / 2013

What They Didn’t Show You on Undercover Boss

If you recently saw  Undercover Boss on CBS, Buffet, Inc. CEO Anthony Wedo awarded a new home to employee Whitney Durant.  What CBS did not show was the work of Coldwell Banker Reap Realty agent Alicia Abels in Alexandria, LA.  Alicia assisted Whitney in the purchase of her family’s new home. Congrats to Alicia for [...]

The Most Interesting Home on TV is on USA’s Graceland

Who wouldn’t want to live in a beachfront, multi-million dollar home on the sunny sands of California where you’re constantly surrounded by exceptionally good looking, youthful people? At first glance that’s what the home on USA’s new show Graceland appears to be, but the story of this home is much deeper and darker than the postcard worthy setting would have you believe.

The Next TV in Your Home Will Not Be Smart But a Dummy

Smart TVs have been talked about for years. Two years ago I was at the Consumer Electronics Show where it was the latest and greatest home entertainment device being showcased. Look at how many apps you can have on your TV! You can read emails on a 50 inch HDTV. Don’t you want to post to Twitter on your flat screen?

June 07 / 2013

How to Not Pay Twice for Live TV in Your Vacation Home if You Have an iOS Device

Summer months are coming when you’ll start planning those trips to maybe that vacation home by the beach or on the lake or just away from it all. Sure we’d all like to say that we’re the intellectual types who don’t watch TV when we’re on vacation because we’re so busy enjoying nature or reading Ernest Hemminway, but let’s be honest with ourselves. On those rainy days or nights, sometimes you just want to kick back and watch a ball game or reruns of Seinfeld that you religiously DVR. Am I right?

April 23 / 2013

Viggle is the Perfect Companion for Your Home’s TV Room

The couch in front of the TV. It’s one of life’s great comfort zones. You know the spot. It’s where your body perfectly relaxes as you sit down and tune in to your favorite TV show or movie. Chances are when you get situated in your favorite seat that you’re also carrying a device with you. For some it may be your phone. For other it’s a tablet (most likely an iPad). And others still like the laptop open as they prop their feet up. Yes, our homes are more connected than ever and some apps are trying to make our relaxation time a little more rewarding. The best one in my opinion is Viggle.

February 26 / 2013
Author David Marine
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Slideshow: 5 Big Game Worthy Man Caves

Games as big as the Super Bowl require a larger than life experience. You want a really big TV, some exceptional snacking options and an incredible place to watch the game. We went hunting for just the right type of room to watch the Super Bowl on coldwellbanker.com and came across 848 homes currently for sale that have the term “man cave” in the property description.

Why the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show is a Look into the Future of Home

Sci-fi movies and The Jetsons cartoon would have us believe that the future home is minimalistic in nature. Scenes of these home in the future centuries are often portrayed as seemingly sterile environments with fewer objects and often all white decor. I say that’s a false view of the future, or at least the foreseeable future. If anything what is expected to unfold at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week will give us a look into not just what to expect this year, but for the next few decades. Here’s what I think you should be on the lookout for:

January 08 / 2013

Blue Bloods: The Best Dining Room on TV

Tonight Blue Bloods makes its season premiere on CBS. The show about a family with a lineage in public service is entering its third season and while the story line of the show is interesting enough to keep viewers attention, it also boasts what is arguable the best dining room on TV.

September 28 / 2012