Twine for Connecting the Unconnectable

If you haven't yet come across it, you should check out one of the recent success stories from Kickstarter and start getting excited. Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry's done, or get an email when the basement floods while you're on vacation. Well you'll soon [...]

Apple Would Like Universal Remote

apple_universal_remote_blueprintAn intriguing and innovative patent application, which was registered by Apple in September 2011, has appeared.  The patent app explains a new universal remote control program that appears to be unique to Apple. Named Apparatus and Method to Facilitate Universal Remote Control, the application proceeds to describe a universal remote control that has a user-friendly UI [...]

D-Link High-End Home Networking Earns Honor at CES

d-link_dir-857An announcement has been made by D-Link stating that it has been named as an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its amplifi™ HD Media Router 3000 (DIR-857) with SharePort™ Mobile app.  Items that are entered into this exclusive program are evaluated by a leading panel of independent commercial designers, members [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

DLNA Looks to Increase Consumer Awareness and Extends Reach with Wi-Fi Direct

dlna_and_wifi_alliance_logosIt's been a busy few weeks over at the DLNA. First they release a set of videos aimed at educating the mass market by demonstrating how easy it is for consumers to connect and enjoy their digital content regardless of manufacturer. They cover the scenarios that most normal people (and by normal I don't mean geeks [...]

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, [...]

Systems Stacking up for Wind River

Aimed squarely at the residential gateways market, a pre-validated stack has been announced by Intel subsidiary Wind River. It's built on Wind River Linux 4.2 and has been dubbed Wind River Platform for Gateways (WRPG). The stack is underpinned by two ARM11-based processors, the Cavium Econa CNS3xxx and Mindspeed Comcerto 1000, with software from Makewave, DigiOn, [...]