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I own this remote, and I've been looking forward to this update. It's a nice improvement, and it brings the Logitech's living room hub products up to par with their newer Harmony Home line. This strikes me as a perfect addition for the home theater.
 
The long-awaited update to Logitech's living room hub products enables significantly expanded home control, integration, and scheduling capabilities.
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I disagree. For one thing, let's start with some perspective: this post is written by the CEO of Control4.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) is seemingly everywhere – from home improvement to healthcare. The DIY Network is an entire television channel devoted to projects you can do yourself. When ...
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I would not expect DIY to be the majority, but I think there will be a large community around DIY in Home Automation. Why? There are standards and protocols for devices that are relatively easy to communicate with. IMO HA vendors should embrace the DIY community, the more involved the DIY community is the better the products become.
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I thought I’d write about my latest Z-wave Home Automation project, to be able to control the immersion hot water heater with Z-wave / Vera. The reason for needing to do this is because our gas central heating system is very old and currently we are…
I thought I’d write about my latest Z-wave Home Automation project, to be able to control the immersion hot water heater with Z-wave / Vera. The reason for needing to do this is because our gas cen...
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I listen to a lot of podcasts. A lot. And as a podcaster, I'm frequently asked what I subscribe to. On my personal blog, I reveal all the shows to which I'm currently subscribed.
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Anyone here venturing to +SXSW this year? I'm planning on attending Tuesday's Podcaster meetup.
Just as fast as every entrepreneur needed a website, soon it seems every company voice will be heard via their own podcast. Join us at this incredible gathering of Podcasters fr...
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I've been going for years. I've met several people over time here that I keep in touch with professionally. It probably depends on your interests. ...and it's a big party.
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It took four million public comments and a pitched political fight invoking everything from civil rights to Presidential power, but the FCC has finally passed new rules on net neutrality. On Thursday, the FCC voted to reclassify broadband internet providers as “common carriers,” as part of a new order that will forbid ISP’s from slowing down or speeding up web…
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I disagree. For one thing, let's start with some perspective: this post is written by the CEO of Control4.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) is seemingly everywhere – from home improvement to healthcare. The DIY Network is an entire television channel devoted to projects you can do yourself. When ...
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Disagree that it won't work but agree that it needs open platform desparately.
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I was surprised to find that my largest group of listeners (if I don't combine iTunes and AppleCoreMedia stats) is through Pocket Casts. So I started poking around to find out more about them. I applaud their humor (and candor)....
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Great tip. New to this and hadnt heard of pocket cast. Thankyou!
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Brilliant analysis of iconography and its frequent (mis-)use.
Thomas Byttebier is a freelance web designer creating minimalist and easy to use websites and user interfaces. Thomas lives and works in Gent, Belgium.
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While +Seth Johnson and I discuss the problems people are experiencing with Quirky's Wink hub on the latest episode of Home: On [ http://www.thedigitalmediazone.com/home-on-043 ], it's worth noting that even the professionally installed systems can have their fair share of issues....
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Looks like Elgato's (yeah, the video and image processing people) have released their previously announced Avea bulb.
Similar to the Philips hue, this smart LED bulb provides automated mood lighting with a single tap.
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By day I'm a technology consultant; by night I'm just a geek. Somewhere in between there, I spew opinions on Twitter, write for The Digital Media Zone and UX Magazine, and occasionally update my own blog. I'm a Mac user with a soft spot for Windows Media Center. I co-host Entertainment 2.0—a weekly show about Media Center and other Microsoft entertainment technologies—and I host Home: On, a show about DIY home automation tech.
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