Networked Devices Spread Your Photos, Music Around
By Jim Bray
Media servers are becoming popular in this age of wireless home networks, delivering audio and video content from a computer or the Internet to whatever device you may want to use, within reason.
I usually use such devices to stream music, because most of the videos I watch are on Blu-ray and no matter how much hype you hear about downloads taking over, there are still bandwidth and file compatibility issues. I admit reluctantly to accessing YouTube and its ilk for some casual viewing sometimes, but media servers are increasingly playing back music in other rooms of my house.New Technology Proves Illuminating for Drivers
By Jim Bray
Driving or working at night can be tough enough without having to worry about what’s lurking in the dark. Fortunately, today’s modern lighting fixtures are doing a better job than ever of not only banishing the darkness, but of ensuring that you can be seen by those around you as well.
Some of today’s brightest ideas are advancing the state of the art in LED’s, or Light Emitting Diodes. Solid-state LED’s are not only super bright, they’re also getting quite intelligent, allowing their owners to do more things with fewer fixtures.