Momentum Increase for Home Automation Technology

time_warner_cable_intelligent_homeAs a number of the country’s biggest telecommunications and cable organizations keep making their drive into the home security industry, the usage of home automation technology has increased substantially.  On Monday one of the companies that is seeing the advantages of this trend, iControl Networks, made an announcement that its OpenHome software program is going [...]

Home Networks Make the Move to Cloud

mydlink_cloud logoIt isn’t just businesses that are making the move to cloud computing.  At CES, leaders in home networking Netgear and D-Link are exhibiting a variety of products that utilise cloud services to provide customers with more access to and more management of home networks – and network content – from mobile devices.   Cloud features are increasingly [...]

Boxee Releases Last Version that Supports the PC

boxee_1-5Have Boxee Shot Themselves in the Foot by Turning their Back on the Home Computer? Boxee sees the way forward as internet TV, and the PC, which started everything, is not a part of that way forward.  Boxee's most recent release, v.1.5, is going to be the final one that supports the local PC. Growing Past the [...]

Twonky Gets Personal with Recent Releases

twonky_android_appIn a recent spate of product releases, PacketVideo have extended the Twonky range to bring cutomized media content to its users in what they say is a natural method of discovery. What does that mean? Well the beta release of myTwonky, the Twonky Video app and the Twonky Music app allows access to your existing [...]

Indigo 5.0 Released by Perceptive Automation

perceptive_automation_indigoThe top supplier of Mac-based home automation software, Perceptive Automation, has announced the instant accessibility of Indigo 5, an upgrade to the company’s automation server and intelligent home control for Mac OS X. With Indigo, users are able to easily monitor and control lawn sprinklers, thermostats, appliances and lights, as well as dozens of other [...]

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? No, Google Music!

google_music_screenshotWelcome once again to the show that never ends; the battle of corporate giants Google and Apple. Google has launched music services for its Android handset users while Apple has launched a new service, iTunes Match. It's a big step for Google, as not having a music purchase service was reckoned to be something of a [...]

Google Wi-Fi Database Opt-Out is a Cop Out

google_maps_with_streetviewThe days of cable connectivity are coming to an end, but with technological advances security should still be at the forefront of our minds. How important is your privacy to you? If you're on Twitter or Facebook, you'll probably be used to adjusting your privacy settings when required. You might not be that bothered anyway, [...]

Hillcrest Labs Unveils Its New 6-axis Scoop Pointer In-air Mouse

Hillcrest Labs Scoop PointerFamiliar with the Loop Pointer? Well, Hillcrest Labs is replacing that with its new Scoop Pointer available to OEMs later this year. The company will offer them for rebranding and consumers can purchase the new in-air mouse from partners once they become available (unlike the Loop, which has its own website). Difference between the two [...]