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Ralph Baer, Inventor of the Home Video Game Console, Dies at 92

Ralph Bear, the inventor of the home video game console died on Saturday at the age of 92. Born in Germany on March 8, 1922, he and his family immigrated with to the US on the eve…

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Amazon Announces ‘Echo’ Virtual Assistant & Speaker With Awkward Video

Amazon has announced the ‘Amazon Echo‘ virtual assistant device in an attempt to get into the home automation market. The black tube-like device is designed to sit in a room and be used like the many other…

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Philips has Launched New Wireless Audio System

Elegantly named the Fidelio E5, Phillips has once again shown its might in the home audio game. This new release showcases high-definition wireless sound through easy NFC connectivity to your device, with one Phillips’ main goals being…

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Drink Coffee During the Day… At the Scientifically Proven Best Times!

Most people drink coffee early in the morning, during the day or at night in order to last the night. Either at work, at home or out with friends, it seems that most people go out…

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Cheap 3D Food to Help Bring Delicious Meals in Nursing Homes

People who have been in a nursing home and inside the cafeteria will know that eating is one of the most difficult activities for an elderly person. They are most probably being served food which is…

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Kickstarter Projects Aims To Make Voice-Controlled Houses a Reality

There are all sorts of smart devices on the market, giving users the ability to control just about anything in your house and even your car, at least to some extent. However, in most cases, the…

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Thecus N2310 2-bay Intelligent NAS Review

Introduction In the opening weeks of this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I took some time to meet up with the guys from Thecus to see what they had coming to the…

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AOC Launch New IPS Panels Featuring ONKYO Audio

It’s safe to say that the built-in speakers that we get in many of todays monitors are not exactly what I would call outstanding. Generally they are ideal for the system audio output that we get…

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D-Link Announce a New Line of ‘Colourful’ Routers

Over the last couple of years we have been watching consumer electronics become more ‘stylistic’ for the home with less of the harsh lines and eye-sore designs that was once associated with technology at one time.…

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QNAP SilentNAS HS-210 2-Bay NAS Review

Introduction When we look at where a NAS is typically designed to be placed, integration into a home A/V setup is not overly common surprisingly. Whilst there are a countless number of two and four bay…

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Western Digital EX2 2-Bay 8TB My Cloud NAS Review

Introduction Since the launch of Western Digital’s single bay My Cloud NAS and its bigger brother the four by EX4 is we have seen a strong movement over to cloud-based storage and thought of doing so…

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Asus RT-AC68U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless Router Review

Introduction If I was to say the name Asus to a selection of people and ask what they would associate them with, I’d almost guarantee that none of them would say wireless or networking products in…

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Linksys EA6900 AC1900 802.11ac Dual- Band Wireless Router Review

Introduction When it comes to home networking there are a number of big names that come to mind and fortunately I have been able to put a number of products from these names to the test,…

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Netgear VueZone VZSX2800 Wireless Surveillance Camera Kit Review

Introduction If I was to go out onto the street and ask people what they thought surveillance was, I’d imagine a high percentage of those asked would answer with CCTV or constant video recordings for security.…

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Thecus Introduces Pydio App To Create Personal Cloud Storage

Over the last year or so we’ve been seeing a rapid growth in the popularity of cloud storage and on top of that the introduction of personal cloud solutions such as the EX4 from Western Digital…

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BT Announces The “Home Smartphone S” Designed For Your Landline

BT recently revealed something a little bit quirky, the Home Smartphone S, which as the name suggests is a “smartphone” for the home and for your landline. The BT Home Smartphone S acts as your landline…

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Cisco Systems To Shift Focus On ‘Internet of Everything’

Cisco Systems is said to have focused on the Internet of Everything (IoE), which basically connects everything to everything. From people, to mobile devices, smart gadgets and homes, transportation networks, data, processes, a world where every…

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Synology DS214Play 2-bay NAS Review

Introduction When the imminent arrival of the DS214 was brought to people’s attention earlier in the year, hardware transcoding was a hot topic and the news that a NAS with improved on-the-fly video transcoding for mobile…

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Synology DS214Se ‘Special Edition’ 2-bay NAS Review

Introduction Synology have been hot on the market recently with the release of the DS414 4-bay NAS – the latest revision to their popular 4-bay desktop range as it replaces the top-selling DS413. One of the…

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Bose Announces SoundTouch Wi-Fi Music Systems

Bose has rolled out the SoundTouch Wi-Fi range of music systems that based on the foundation of Bluetooth-based wireless music systems, with the adopting Wi-Fi. The system connects to the home Wi-Fi network, giving it permission…

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British Gas Are Introducing Remote Thermostat Control Package – Costs £199

British Gas have just launched a nifty innovation in central heating control for their customers. The Hive Active Heating system that British Gas offers to its customers for £199 includes a wireless thermostat with receiver and…

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Total Stranger Takes Control Of Smart House Due To Huge Security Flaw

  Having home automation systems can be cool, you’ve likely got the basics in place already to have such a system, a smart phone, tablet computer, PC, smart TV, games consoles and such can all be…

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Biggest File-Sharing “Pirates” Spend More On Content Than “Normal” People

Copyright hysteria has taken over most of the big corporate entertainment industry. They are constantly searching for new ways to prevent piracy, enforce stricter content control and DRM management on their products. This includes methods like…

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YouTube Debuts Paid Subscription Channels With Select Partners

Whether you agree with it or not, it is tough for some YouTubers to make money unless they have tonnes of subscribers and a profitable industry in terms of advertising and sponsorships. This is probably why…

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Google Chairman Schmidt Says YouTube Bigger Than TV

Eric Schmidt has got to be one of the most powerful (and rich) men in the world of technology being the chairman of the mammoth technology giant Google . When he says something, people take notice,…

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New Norwegian Laws To Block Pirate Sites

While Iceland has been relatively friendly to the Pirate Bay in recent times, other Scandinavian countries have not. Greenland recently booted the Pirate Bay out, Denmark banished them ages ago under a supreme court ruling and…

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Facebook Wins 105 Domains and $2.8 Million Damages From “Typosquatters”

It isn’t an uncommon thing for something to fall victim to “typosquatters”, you are just going about your daily business, doing a tactical Facebook check when suddenly you type it wrong and you end up at…