Windows Home Server 2011 Update

Microsoft has released the Windows Home Server 2011 Rollup 2 Update.  It is a maintenance update to fix a variety of issues the server program has, such as bugs that have been reported to Microsoft by users. The fixes include the ability to disable the Media Streaming Metadata Synchronizer, so that scheduled tasks that can interfere [...]

Launch Event for Windows 8 Set

windows_8The beta version of Windows 8 will be previewed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 29th.  Microsoft did not provide any further details of its plans. It did mention that there would also be an event in the US, but the details of this event will be released later. The event will be [...]

Is This the Future of TV Remotes?

gesture-remoteA lot of attention has been paid to the interfaces of the Smart Tvs and the media software that runs on them but very little has been said about the TV remote. From humble beginnings the average remote now has more buttons than the space shuttle and requires similar training to operate it. As we [...]

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 [...]

WHS 2011 gets Add-In ISO Mounter from electrongoo

A new software add-in for Microsoft Home and Business server has been launched by Nevada-based software techno electrongoo. The add-in lets you mount ISO files that are stored on your server, so you can view them directly through the server's folder share. The images can be viewed on all your laptops and PCs. The ISO Mounter [...]

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 [...]

Sneak Peek: Your Future Windows 8 Slate PC

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC PreviewSamsung is showing off a new Windows 8-ready tablet / slate PC that will be presented at IFA 2011. Both This is my next and PC Mag have details and photos of the upcoming product to browse over, but, in short, it's a modern spec'd PC in a tablet form factor. It's actually kind of [...]

Connect Your Mac or PC to Your Stereo Wirelessly with playGo USB

BICOM playGo USBWe've covered products like BICOM's playGo USB adapter in the past (here's one for $36), but this unit is a bit different. The playGo USB connects to your Mac or Windows PC via USB (as the product's name suggests) and then is able to transmit the audio on the best available channel to its stereo-connected receiver(s) [...]