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AVbites: Talkin’ all things Pizza; Forno Bravo and Ooni ovens and our favorite techniques, recipes, and lessons learned


Eh, yo, love homemade pizza? Ah, then, tune-in to this one, for sure. We talk about the Forno Bravo and Ooni pizza ovens and guests Mark Decker, Mark Fielder, Rob Keeler, and co-host Vijita U.G. share their favorite recipes, types, tips & techniques, and there's some talk about hydration, 00 vs. AP flour, pizza stones and steels, and the role corn meal plays. Yes, we even discuss the great pineapple debate. Grab a pen and paper for this one, whether a novice pizzaiolo/pizzaioli (pizza maker) or just one who loves a good pizza pie, you'll want to take notes. #AVfoodies unite!


#AVtweeps @views_by_v @katyemcgregor @TheMarkDecker1 @[findkeelerstwitterhandle] Mark Fielder #AVfoodies #AVbites #KMBpodcasts -- With mentions of @FornoBravo @OoniHQ

Checking out cyberManor’s New Home Tech Experience Center in Los Gatos, CA

A detailed tour of cyberManor's new home tech show house in Los Gatos, CA features the best in tech and top-of-the connected kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures, all seamlessly controlled by voice and traditional home automation system. A connected in-car experience extends the home's capabilities and an energy management and storage system provides clean, affordable power for it all. Tune-in to hear how it was done and how integrators and designers & architects can work together to create similar tech-enhanced homes that are easy to execute and thoroughly enjoyable. Download, listen, and share your thoughts!

AVbites: Grillin’ & Chillin’ this summer

Summertime grillin' & chillin' season is here! Guests Mark Okern, Nancy Blanchard, Zach Gamez, and co-host Vijita UG share their favorite things to grill, recipes, cuts of meat, and we have a lengthy talk about spices, rubs, and sauces. Heard of Meat Church? We talk about their videos, spice mixes, and how to get the best results from the grill, smoker, and oven. Tune-in, #AVtweeps, this is a fun-filled show with lots of tips, recipes, and laughs. #AVfoodies unite!


#AVtweeps @views_by_v @katyemcgregor @mark_okern @ nancyblanchard @buzcg @MeatChurch #AVfoodies #AVbites

Ready for takeoff? AtlasIED’s about to unleash AMAZING new audio tech — hear about it here, 1st!

AtlasIED reveals some details about the live lift-off event taking place at a secret location on July 28th where a brand new platform and associated products will launch. Following the event, guests who have registered will be invited to a live virtual demo room, offered by appointment only, to learn more about new platform and product. Presented virtually but to provide a similar experience as in-person audio demo rooms at trade shows, AtlasIED will staff the demos with on-staff product managers three times a day for three days. Download and tune-in to learn what they're doing, how they'll pull it all off, and what you need to do to be a part of it all. Don't miss this one, #AVtweeps!

Savant talks about WiSA and AVB technology

Savant's Steve Silberman talks about WiSA and AVB technology, what it means and how to integrate it using Savant's lineup of audio solutions.



AVbites: Serving up our favorite grilled foods. Grilling how-to’s, tips, tricks, and recipes, oh my!

We gathered some #AVfoodies for this 1st episode of #AVbites to talk about their favorite grilled food and grilling techniques, recipes, and tips & tricks. Hear Jimmy's Big Green Egg review, Rob's perfect burger, Dave's Sous Vide addiction, and Kaleo's newfound skills, Vijita's favorite restaurant burger, and Katye's thoughts on it all. Tasty insights are shared here, so grab a beverage and something to write with, you won't want to miss this one!

Guests: Vijita UG is co-host, Jimmy Paschke, Dave Pedigo, Dan O'Donnell, and Robert Keeler

#AVfoodies #AVbites @JimmyPaschke @1RobertKeeler @DHODonnell @davepedigo @Views_by_V @kaleoiini #AVtweeps

Turning lemons into lemonade, what to do now during these unprecedented times

There's a lot of uncertainty out in the world right now but the custom AV integration community is perfectly poised to serve as an important resource for homeowners and WFH professionals, now more than ever. We discuss what the community is experiencing and ways to approach clients with the right solutions, and those needed most right now. Networking, voice control, music & movies, and ways to stay sane, serve clients, and rise above are all part of the conversation but you've truly got to plug in and take it all in to get all the insights. COVID-19 and Coronavirus will pass, this episode prepares you for what's happening now and next. This one's long but well worth your time (lots of levity here!). Download and tune-in, as we discuss Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

Mike Blackman & Katye talk ISE 2020: What not to miss & where the best eateries are

In this now annual conversation about all things ISE, Mike & Katye talk about the show but also host city Amsterdam and where to get a great meal or enjoy craft beer, whiskey, wine. Download and tune-in this is a fun one!

Design+Tech Talk: Hosts from KBTalks, CEDIA Podcast, AVTT, Connecting Tech + Design and a couple AV integrators got together at CEDIA Expo to share what caught their eye and trends they’re following

Special mashup show combining CEDIA Podcast hosts Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe, KB Talks substitute-host Molly Switzer, AV Trade Talk and Connecting Tech + Design host Katye (McGregor) Bennett, with special guests integrators Joe Whitaker of Thoughtful Integrations and Gordon Van Zuiden of cyberManor talking connected homes, energy management, human centric lighting, security, AI, machine learning, and how it's all coming together in the modern home by way of tech integrators, interior designers, architects, and adjacent trades. Download, tune-in, and listen! #avtweeps #cediaexpo #kmbpodcasts @CEDIA @CEDIAExpo @KMBTalks @NKBA @ConnectingTandD @AVTradeTalk

AV Trade Talk: Getting True Dolby Atmos and 4K content with the best possible audio-video performance at home. A talk with Cortex VIP Cinemas, Zappiti, and Torus Power

Three AV brands share how they maximize the home entertainment experience by delivering true Dolby Atmos, 4K viewing, and pristine audio-video. They also talk about the art of the demo and some of the unique nuances one experiences at a trade show. It's all about the experience! Hear thoughts on new tech coming to market, new categories, and recent and upcoming product introductions. If you're a part of the CEDIA community (or a fan of it), tune-in! This is a compelling conversation about some fun and foundational residential tech.