Category archives for: Otto Benson

New Apple TV Rumored to Be Unveiled This Month

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems If rumors are true, then this month promises to bring us something very exciting. According to Bloomberg, Apple Inc. is planning to introduce a new Apple TV set-top box. Apple has been planning to unveil it this month and have it in stores by the holiday season, but because [...]

Beyond the Basics: How Your Home Automation System Can Enhance Your Lifestyle

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems It never ceases to amaze me how technological advances enable us to live our lives more conveniently, comfortably, and safely. Today, we can easily control the lighting, temperature, appliances, and security systems of our homes in the palms of our hands—and what’s astounding is that those home automation features [...]

New ADT Pulse Line Provides True Comfort and Safety

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems “There is nothing like staying home for real comfort,” wrote author Jane Austen. She wrote those words approximately two hundred years ago. In other words, Jane Austen had no idea what real comfort looks like. Real comfort looks like adjusting your home’s climate without leaving the comfort of your [...]

Sony Introduces 2014 BRAVIA LED HD TV Line-Up


By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems Earlier this month, Sony unveiled its 2014 Bravia Full HD TV line-up at CES, a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas. Sony’s BRAVIA models will be released in spring include the W950B-, W850B-, W800B- and W600B-series. Sony got us excited [...]

Why Tuning-Up Your Mac Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution


By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems When we think about why we love our Apple computers, the sleek design, the advanced operating systems, and the user-friendly functionality probably come to mind. What probably does not come to mind are the software update notifications. Many of us ignore these notifications because they can slow down our [...]

Holiday 2013: Jingle All the Way With Home Automation & the New iPad Air

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems Spirits will be a little brighter this year with the introduction of the iPad Air – the latest innovation from Apple released just in time for the holidays. If you’re like many people, Apple products are a big part of your daily life. From the iPhone to the MacBook, [...]

The Ultimate Man-Cave: Watch Like a Champion Today

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By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems Beer. Pizza. Tailgating. A crisp breeze in the air. That’s right, guys – it’s officially football season. And there’s no better way to enjoy the game then in your very own man-cave complete with surround-sound, a home theater and team-oriented (and super-manly) décor. When it comes to football, the [...]

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RSS North Coastal News

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]
  • Del Mar Powerhouse 10U Champions April 17, 2014
    The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team played two pool play games and two elimination games to go undefeated in the Triple Crown Sports San Diego Open and win the Division 1 Championship. The boys showed great determination and fight to come away victorious in elimination play and battle for the win with a one-run margin of victory for both semi-final and champions […]
  • Canyon Crest girls crack top three at Arcadia, set new school record April 17, 2014
    Several young women runners from Carmel Valley high schools raced well in the Arcadia Invitational on April 11-12 in Los Angeles. Arcadia is considered to be one of the most competitive high school track and field meets in the country, drawing both national and international athletes to compete. […]