Broadcom Creates Way Forward in Home Networking

broadcom_and_mocaSilicon that will use the future coaxial home networking standard, with a speed of 400Mbps, will be demonstrated by Broadcom next week at the International Consumer Electronics Show. In June 2010, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance's MoCA 2.0 standard was completed and the team anticipates that products will be certified under the standard this year.  It [...]

iOS Apps on an Apple TV

A gentleman by the name of Troughton Smith has hacked his Apple TV to run fullscreen iPad apps - not streamed across AirPlay, but straight off the box. It may not be entirely practical, entirely pretty, or indeed released to the public, but it's an intriguing look at what's possible when you bend Apple's rules. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3A5vfML100] via Wired

Control4 Release Android Home Automation App

Control4 are one of the many choices in home automation, offering a range of products for the home and for businesses. They're not cheap, but they are stylish - check out the HC300 Home Controller that we first wrote about in '07. If you've bought their systems, or are looking to, you'll be pleased to [...]

XBMC Eden Beta Reveals Myriad Improvements, More Control Over Them

XBMC EdenJust in time for the New Year, the XBMC team have released the first beta version of XBMC 11, codenamed Eden. Eden follows on from XBMC 10 Dharma, which itself entered beta 16 months ago and was released this time last year. The developers have not been idle in that time, as you can see [...]

Viewsonic’s Passive 3D Not Yet Ready

Viewsonic V3D231As film studios continue their push to release more and more 3D movies, it's likely that this time round 3D isn't a passing fad. The cinema-goer has been enjoying the newest 3D technologies, boasting reduced eye-strain and increased comfort, and these technologies are beginning to filter down to the home electronics market. The Viewsonic V3D231 [...]

Home Networks Pursue Their Advancement Towards Becoming Multiple-Service Platforms

infonetics_router_vendors_chart_3q2011It is apparent that the consumer home network is evolving. It used to be simply a couple of telephone lines and a data modem to connect to the internet, but now it is becoming a center for high quality online data and video services - clearly transforming the game. It is due to this new multi-service [...]

Learning Experiences & Educational Content Delivered Wirelessly to Console

TVtextbookA new selection of interactive academic content for the children within the household will be heading to a television set near you. AT&T has formed an agreement with TVTextbook to supply connectivity via mobile broadband to TVTextbook's eLearning linked device portfolio. TVTextbook (TVT) provides K-12 curriculum that is of high quality and is distributed via a [...]

UK Broadband Bills: Don’t Get Caught Out by Downloading Christmas Films

LG Broadband HDTV with NetflixUK families that are fed up of watching the same Christmas shows and films on TV could find themselves footing unexpected bills if they decide to rent movies online instead. Huge names including Apple and Google, as well as several DVD rental organizations such as Amazon owned Lovefilm, encourage people rent the most recent TV shows [...]