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Steve Cooper

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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TP-Link Smart Plug Mini Announced

TP-Link Smart Plug Mini Announced

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, TP-Link® announced its latest smart home device, the TP-Link HS 105 Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini. Joining TP-Link’s current smart home portfolio which includes smart plugs, energy monitoring smart plugs and a variety of smart bulbs, the new...

Vizio SmartCast App Is Updated With XUMO

Vizio SmartCast App Is Updated With XUMO

 On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, VIZIO, Inc. announced the addition of XUMO, a video-on-demand service, to the VIZIO SmartCast app. XUMO joins the VIZIO SmartCast app’s current content collection of live and Video-On-Demand Over-The-Top channels. VIZIO SmartCast...

NFL on TuneIn Expands with the Launch of Team Stations

NFL on TuneIn Expands with the Launch of Team Stations

On Monday, December 5, 2016, TuneIn announced that it has built on its NFL on TuneIn content offering. The audio network now offers 20 NFL Team Stations which give 24/7 access to live and on-demand content to fans. TuneIn’s partnership with the NFL is now in its next...

Insteon Siren Announced

Insteon Siren Announced

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Insteon announced their new Insteon Siren (item # 2868-222). Intended to add an additional layer of security, the Insteon Siren is part of Insteon’s line of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) home monitoring and control solutions. The siren emits two...

Plastic Enclosure Announced By Legrand

Plastic Enclosure Announced By Legrand

On Monday, October 31, 2016, Legrand announced its new 30” Plastic Enclosure (ENP3050). The Plastic Enclosure is designed to integrate wireless devices into traditional structured wiring installations without interference or compromising system performance. The new...

Yamaha R-N402 Hi-Fi Receiver Announced

Yamaha R-N402 Hi-Fi Receiver Announced

On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, the Yamaha R-N402 Hi-Fi Receiver was announced. The new network receiver combines wireless connectivity with multiroom high-resolution music streaming from high-resolution audio sources and smart devices through the Yamaha MusicCast...

TP-LINK Talon AD7200 – World’s First AD Router Announced

TP-LINK Talon AD7200 – World’s First AD Router Announced

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, TP-LINK® announced the availability of the TP-LINK Talon AD7200 802.11ad Wireless Router. The Talon AD7200 clocks in at speeds up to three times faster than 80211.ac when theoretical maximum speeds are compared according to 802.11ac 5GHz...

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A 60 Series AV Receivers Debut

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A 60 Series AV Receivers Debut

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Yamaha announced it's premium AVENTAGE RX-A 60 Series of network AV receivers. These new receivers are engineered with high-quality components using short signal paths on grounded circuit boards. The boards are anchored to a frame-and-beam...

New SunBriteTV 84 inch 4K UHD TV

New SunBriteTV 84 inch 4K UHD TV

  On, Monday, May 16, 2016, SunBriteTV announced its new SunBriteTV 84 inch 4K UHD TV. The new television is one of the biggest and brightest UHD models in the outdoor TV industry. As with all other SunBriteTV outdoor televisions, the new 84” model is designed for...

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