Is Thread 1.2 The One True HA Protocol?

With real support for BTLE, and massive sensor pools, Thread 1.2 takes a major step forward towards being the home automation (HA) protocol that can really do everything. Even more importantly, all the big players (cough… newcomers) are lining up behind it, so there is massive backing. While I personally have a [mostly] Z-Wave installation at home, I would love […]

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SiliconDust releases support for multiple recording engines

Details are a bit light on how SiliconDust’s new horizontal scaling scheme is implemented, but it seems a welcome addition to the flexibility of the platform, especially with the introduction of the Scribe and Servio models. While the long time users are used to the “complexity” of adding additional storage to the NAS/PC/whatever these new hardware bits obfuscate that complexity […]

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RHA’s Amazing T20 Headphone, is now wireless

If you’ve thought “the T20 is amazing, but it’s kind of hard to commit to a wired-only headset especially as the 3.5mm jack fades away”, apparently you’re not alone (and I wouldn’t blame you). But, there is now a cake-and-eat-it-too solution to this dilemma, because the T20 is now a wired, and wireless, you-buy-one-thing-and-get-to-swap-cables-for-how-you-want-to-use-it bundle of sonic goodness. This is […]

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Zigbee’s All Hubs Initiative Could Solve The Main Issue With Zigbee Adoption

In many ways Zigbee is technically superior to Z-Wave, but the lack of guaranteed compatibility with Zigbee devices is one of the main barriers to its adoption in the home. Their “All Hubs Initiative” could sort that. If it does, Silicon Labs should be worried, very worried. The Zigbee Alliance Announces the ‘All Hubs Initiative’ Driven by Leading Ecosystems to […]

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