Home Automation

Free At Last: The Emancipation of the Apple TV

Free At Last: The Emancipation of the Apple TV

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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Today we’ll walk you through the process of transforming any Apple TV into a feature-rich, open source media center platform with complete web, SSH, and SAMBA networking support. It’s simple enough that both you or your favorite Fifth Grader can do it in under 15 minutes! Can Asterisk be far behind?

The Whole House iPod (Revisited)

The Whole House iPod (Revisited)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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If you’ve loved the iPod as a stand-alone music solution, then wait ’til you see this updated whole house audio system. It will have different music playing in every room of your house with the same ease of use and an even slicker user interface…

The Whole House iPod

The Whole House iPod

Monday, June 26, 2006

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If you’ve loved the iPod as a stand-alone music solution, then wait ’til you see this whole house system that will have different music playing in every room of your house with the same ease of use and slick user interface…

Manly Man Alert: A Valentine’s “Gift With A Plug” That Won’t Get You Killed

Manly Man Alert: A Valentine’s “Gift With A Plug” That Won’t Get You Killed

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

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Finally, a Valentine’s gift with a plug that won’t leave the little Mrs. hating you: the Philips Digital Photo Display ($299) takes top honors as the best Valentine’s gift for 2006. Here’s why …

Ultimate Computer Telephony Server: The $500 Mac mini

Ultimate Computer Telephony Server: The $500 Mac mini

Monday, January 31, 2005

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Build a Full-Featured Computer Telephony Integration Service for under $650 Using a Mac mini.

Turn Your Mac Mini Into A Media Center

Sunday, January 30, 2005

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Read Engadget’s terrific HOW-TO on turning your Mac mini into a media center.

Ultimate Home Automation Server: The $500 Mac Mini, Part III

Ultimate Home Automation Server: The $500 Mac Mini, Part III

Friday, January 28, 2005

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The Third and Final Installment in our series on building the ultimate Home Automation Server using a Mac mini.

Ultimate Home Automation Server: The $500 Mac Mini, Part II

Ultimate Home Automation Server: The $500 Mac Mini, Part II

Thursday, January 27, 2005

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This is the second of our three-part series on building a Home Automation System using your Mac mini. You probably should read the first installment before continuing here. So where were we? Before you start buying home automation equipment, sit down and figure out what you want to automate and what you don’t. You also need to familiarize yourself with what’s available in the home automation marketplace and decide which components you want now and which ones you’ll defer until… Read More ›