Z-Wave Steps Into the Limelight

Feb 5, 2014 by

CES 2014 may have been the best year yet for consumer-oriented home automation products. And the biggest player in that push may be Z-Wave—a 10-year-old protocol that, thanks to vendors like Staples and a consortium of companies finally paying attention to industrial design, may start to gain more ground with consumers.

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Home: On #017 – CES Revisited, with Josh Pollard

Feb 3, 2014 by

On this delayed look back at CES, Josh Pollard and Richard explore some of the more interesting products for the DIYer's automated home. But not before spouting a few conspiracy theories in the wake of Google's intent to purchase Nest Labs.

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Piper’s Unique Home Security, Automation Hub

Jan 27, 2014 by

Piper, one of the more interesting all-in-one, DIY security and home control solutions, made a big splash at CES this year. A remotely-accessible fish-eye camera, two-way communications, multiple sensors, and a built-in Z-Wave hub make this the product to beat (or buy).

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Panasonic’s Paltry Presence at CES 2014

Jan 20, 2014 by

Gaming on 4K and eyes on with Panasonic's much anticipated Studio Master Drive plasma replacement technology are just a couple of highlights from their CES 2014 booth tour.

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AMD @ CES 2014

Jan 13, 2014 by

Wearable tech and 4K televisions were big areas of focus at CES this year. How these tiny computers and big screens will be used has PC component manufacturers bringing their offerings into our lives at a scale few would have anticipated three years ago. AMD had a notable presence, and here are some of the highlights.

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Entertainment 2.0 #260 : CES 2014 Part 2

Jan 12, 2014 by

The International CES for 2014 has now come to a close. Before leaving Las Vegas Josh and Richard sat down to discuss what else they saw at the show, plus their favorite products and biggest disappointments.

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Staples to Expand Connected Home Offerings

Jan 12, 2014 by

The Staples Connect controlled home ecosystem expands to support new vendors and protocols while Zonoff demonstrates new integration concepts.

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Is the Lenovo ix2 Your Next Media Server?

Jan 11, 2014 by

Lenovo's ix2 NAS drive could be a great bring-your-own-disks home media server, featuring onboard media services, Mac and PC backup support, and a sub-$100 retail price tag.

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TiVo Presents Network DVR Concept and More at CES

Jan 11, 2014 by

TiVo is showing off a new, Network DVR feature that may find its way to operator-provided TiVo boxes soon. In addition to viewing live content and recording scheduled shows, you may soon be able to also watch shows you've missed (and didn't record).

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Zotac Shows a Spherical PC and a Steam Machine Prototype

Jan 11, 2014 by

Zotac, a company known for their plentiful small form-factor PC offerings was at CES showing off a sphere-shaped PC. They also had their Steam Machine prototype on display.

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Xbox One Headsets on Display at CES 2014

Jan 11, 2014 by

Many early adopters of the Xbox One entertainment console have been waiting for third-parties to release premium headsets. It looks like the wait is almost offer as Polk Audio and Turtle Beach had very nice headsets on display at CES.

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Entertainment 2.0 #259 : CES 2014 Part 1

Jan 9, 2014 by

Josh, Richard, and Corey sit down after the first couple of days at CES 2014.They share their thoughts on CES Unveiled, the major press conferences, PEPCOM Digital Experience, the first day of the show floor, and all of the great technology they've seen.

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