Virginia Tech Hires Hokie Star D-lineman JC Price to coach the DL: More Hokies Come Home

News Highlights: Virginia Tech Hires Hokie Star D-lineman JC Price to coach the DL: More Hokies Come Home

Marshall goes shopping in the Coaching “Portal”

Do you remember the 2018 disaster and the makeup game with Marshall that got the team back on their feet and ended up being a fun day in a relatively empty Lane Stadium? We were talking about their Assistant Defensive Coordinator being a Hokie Defensive line star from the mid to late 90s (especially the great ’95 defense)?

It looks like JC Price is coming home to Blacksburg. He and his family will take the long journey down 77 and up 81 – no speed in the overlap, JC. They get you.

Normally you’d have to say Price had to fill big shoes, but he has a decade of solid coaching experience, mentored Darryl Tapp and learned from the best – like his fellow defensive

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Nanoleaf announces Thread smart home tech will be inside all it

(Pocket-lint) – Smart lighting specialist Nanoleaf has announced it is going to integrate smart home protocol Thread into all its future products.

Thread enables devices to connect up in a mesh network even where Wi-Fi is poor – it’s backed by Apple, Google and Amazon among other companies. The recent Apple HomePod mini supports it in addition to Google Nest Wi-Fi devices and the Google Nest Hub Max. The Eve Energy and Eve Door and Window devices also support it. Many more devices are expected to support the standard in 2021. 

Because Thread is a mesh system, it isn’t reliant on a central hub like a Zigbee or Wi-Fi network for example, while it has super-low latency, Range is a key benefit, meaning you can have smart home devices outside of the range of your Wi-Fi network. 


Nanoleaf announced its Essentials range back in November and, while both those

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Konka expands from budget smart TVs to basic smart home products

The burgeoning smart home market needs to make room for another budget player: Konka is expanding from inexpensive 4K smart TVs to a relatively full line of smart home products.

The company hasn’t announced any prices yet, but we’re guessing its video doorbell, security camera, and smart lighting products will come in at the lower end of the spectrum. “Our [price strategy] will be the same as our televisions,” Konka North America senior vice president of marketing Scott Ramirez told TechHive. “We’re in that middle range.”

We were relatively impressed with the price-to-performance ratio of Konka’s U5-series smart TV, so we’re cautiously optimistic about its new product line. The smart home devices Konka announced at CES connect over Wi-Fi and support both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support. The company is also courting smart home enthusiasts by building in compatibility with IFTTT. Buyers will use the

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Maple Grove Realtor Spotlights Home Tech Trends at CES 2021

News Highlights: Maple Grove Realtor Spotlights Home Tech Trends at CES 2021

7:30 am | Sunday, January 31, 2021

Brandon Doyle has a passion for technology. The Maple Grove real estate agent attended the Consumer Electronics Show, held virtually for the first time in its 54-year history. Doyle says smart home technology will continue to change the way we live.

“What we’re seeing now is that the appliances in our house actually predict our needs, so we can anticipate what you want, and maybe turn on the lights for you in the morning, lower the curtains, set the thermostat for you so they get smarter, and they become more useful, ”said Doyle.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he says a trend that has to be said here is our bathrooms and kitchens going hands-free. CES 2021 included numerous new touchless faucets to touchless toilets.

Lighting innovation

Our home work

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