2007

Kaleidescape KEAOS v3.5 Brings New Features

Kaleidescape have unvieled the latest version of their KEAOS operating system – V3.5.  New features include the ability to automatically synchronize music from a Kaleidescape…


HDMI Over CAT5 Gets Affordable

Sometimes you need to send your HiDef TV signals over long distances.  Perhaps up to a projector in the ceiling, or maybe to another room. …




Ricavision VAVE100 Smart Home Remote

The Ricavision VAVE100 is a new $300 Windows Media centre remote that’s due in early 2008.  Of particular interest to home automators will be the…



Make the Earth Move with Bed Subwoofer

Here’s one for your digital bedroom, the “Hollandia Platinum-Luxe Elite sleep system” (phew, that’s a mouthful) boasts a built in 32″ Flat Screen Sony, a…


Home Automation RSS Feed Upgrade

We’ve just updated our main news page RSS feed to include images. You now get special low-bandwidth versions of the images from the intro text of…





Vudu Streams HD Movies over Broadband

Here’s an interesting sleek black box that streams rented movies into your home over broadband (well it does if you’re in the USA).  The Vudu…


HackMyth PVR plus Z-Wave Home Automation

  Here’s one we haven’t covered before, HackMyth is described as “the home automation control kit for mythTV” and offers Z-Wave wireless control of your…


USB Dongle Temperature Capture

Here’s a $19 USB dongle with a difference. This USB device is a thermometer which lets you measure the temperature and record the data on your PC (windows…



3G USB Broadband Modem Review

Submission by Keith Doxey – OK, I admit it….. I’m hooked on the Internet!  Whenever I am away from home I start to get withdrawal…


Norco DS-520 Provides 8TB of Home NAS

The Norco DS-520 Home Server Appliance supports Windows Home Server amongst other OS’s and with 5 hot swap bays plus a additional 3 eSATA ports,…



More New Z-Wave Modules for UK and Europe

  Here’s another teasing release on new UK Z-Wave modules, this time from the Taiwanese, Everspring Industry.  Promised for release in Europe “during the next…