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Steve Cooper

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Steve Cooper is an applications software developer with over 30 years of experience. His specialty is database programming using C, C++ and SQL. His other business endeavors include building custom home media solutions. He particularly enjoys building solutions for smaller budgets and family-friendly rooms.

His interests include reading, music & movies, guitar and woodworking. He's a golfer with interests in sports that include Baseball (SF Giants), Football (SF 49ers), Hockey (San Jose Sharks), IndyCar racing (Tony Kanaan), NASCAR racing (Matt Kenseth) and NHRA drag racing (John Force).

steve@nextstepae.com


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Outdoor Soundbar Announced by Peerless-AV

Outdoor Soundbar Announced by Peerless-AV

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Peerless-AV announced the Xtreme™ Outdoor Soundbar SPK-080. The SPK-080 is the next generation in Peerless-AV’s line of outdoor soundbars. The new all-season outdoor soundbar has 200 watts of total system power giving it...

Onkyo CS-N575 and CS-375 Compact Systems Announced

Onkyo CS-N575 and CS-375 Compact Systems Announced

[Note, This article originally appeared on September 5, 2017 and was edited on November 9, 2017. As pointed out by one of our readers (F. Houvig), both of these systems offer FM tuners and do not offer AM tuners -- We originally wrote that they offered AM/FM tuners....

Klipsch Reference Theater Pack Announced

Klipsch Reference Theater Pack Announced

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, Klipsch® announced another addition to its Reference™ series of speakers. The new Klipsch Reference Theater Pack is a compact seven-piece, horn-loaded, 5.1 surround speaker system. Incorporating premium materials and advanced...

Luxul XAP-810 Wireless Access Point Introduced

Luxul XAP-810 Wireless Access Point Introduced

On Friday, October 27, 2017, Luxul introduced their new Luxul XAP-810 indoor wireless access point. Designed for smaller networks, the XAP-810 is compatible with Luxul’s XWC-1000 wireless controller. To provide a seamless roaming experience, the XAP-810...

Logitech Circle 2 Cameras Now Work With Google Assistant

Logitech Circle 2 Cameras Now Work With Google Assistant

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, Logitech announced that their Logitech Circle 2 home security cameras now work with Google Assistant. Already working with Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s HomeKit & Siri, adding Google Assistant rounds out the Circle 2 into a...

Ultimate Ears BLAST and MEGABLAST Introduced

Ultimate Ears BLAST and MEGABLAST Introduced

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Ultimate Ears, a brand of Logitech International, introduced Ultimate Ears BLAST and Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST. Both wireless speakers come with Amazon Alexa, 360-degree sound, and include Wi-Fi and BluetoothⓇ capability. The...

Reference Powered Speaker Series Expanded by Klipsch

Reference Powered Speaker Series Expanded by Klipsch

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Klipsch®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation, announced new additions to its Reference™ Powered Speaker Series. Added to the Reference Powered Speaker Series are the new Klipsch R-28PF two-channel...

ASTRO Gaming A20 Wireless Headset Introduced

ASTRO Gaming A20 Wireless Headset Introduced

On Friday, October 13, 2017, ASTRO Gaming, a brand of Logitech International, announced the immediate availability of their new A20 wireless headset – The latest in their line of gaming headsets. In addition to two A20 models compatible with the...

Kodi Playlist Download Easy Rider

Kodi Playlist Download Easy Rider

This week's Kodi Playlist Download is the soundtrack for the movie, “Easy Rider.” “Easy Rider” was directed by Dennis Hopper, written by Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Terry Southern and stars Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. Put simply, it’s a film...

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