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Wireless routers aren't the sexiest of gadgets to come across on the CES showfloor, but Securifi's doing its best with the Almond+. The all-white router, an update to last year's OG Almond, still features a 2.8-inch touchscreen, but now supports the 802.11ac standard for high speeds over 5GHz, i...

January 9th 2013 at 4:37pm 0 Comments
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Sometimes I begin to wonder if the entire "let's control your life from your smartphone" thing is going a little too far. We've seen iPhone-powered barista tools, ADT sells a smartphone-connected security system, and now garage door opener manufacturer LiftMaster is selling two openers that can...

January 13th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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We love us some home automation but sometimes we get the feeling that we're the only ones. Perhaps it isn't that no one wants home automation as much as it's that no one can get home automation; and if that's the case, Verizon's new Home Control might bring us all together. The idea is that Verizon...

January 7th 2011 at 2:39pm 0 Comments
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Seems like only yesterday that we were begging a big named consumer electronics company to get into home automation. Now Samsung, the world's biggest consumer electronics company, complies with a demonstration of the connected home of the future using its own Galaxy Tab. The demo depicts live widge...

September 27th 2010 at 6:58am 0 Comments
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Back in March, we called for HDMI members to put aside their differences and unify around a single HDMI-CEC standard. According to Steve Venuti, president of HDMI Licensing, LLC, that movement is about to begin. While speaking to CE Pro at CEDIA, the bigwig confessed that the HDMI founders (Hitachi...

September 21st 2008 at 9:08pm 0 Comments
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Nary a fortnight after the VUDU XL started shipping and the company's v1.3 software was outed, VUDU has decided to push its product -- namely the extra capacious model -- into homes via a number of home automation and residential control leaders. More specifically, VUDU has inked agreements with Co...

March 13th 2008 at 9:16am 0 Comments
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If you felt Logitech's Xbox 360 remote was just too focused for your tastes, the Harmony 1000 should provide the depth and breadth you're craving in a universal remote. Upping the ante on its long-standing lineup of home entertainment controllers, its new flagship unit sports a sleek silver and bla...

September 12th 2006 at 10:35am 0 Comments