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Only 142 more days before Kaleidescape changes!

on Thursday, 10 July 2014. Posted in Home Automation Industry

Kaleidescape has ended their decade long lawsuit with the DVD Copy Control Association. As of November 29th, 2014, all Kaleidescape systems purchased after this date will only be able to play your favorite DVD movies by the physical disc rather than the DVDs being copied to the system...

Apple Patents Home Automation Technology

on Thursday, 03 April 2014. Posted in Home Automation Industry

I came across an article that I was puzzled by at first, and as I read it I thought “This sounds like really cool technology”. Just when you thought Apple couldn’t up their game with a new kind of product, they seem to be heading in that direction...


Are the Manufacturers to blame for the Industry's Flaws?

on Wednesday, 28 August 2013. Posted in Home Automation Industry

Manufacturers decided a long time ago that making a product that truly works great and provides a value to everyone is a bad business design. Making a product that is problematic is a profitable model. They can repair it. The can improve it each year and then sell it's upgrade in three years.....

Is Home Automation Dead?

on Monday, 26 August 2013. Posted in Home Automation Industry

Is Home Automation really dead?  I came accross this blog the other day and it has started a great debate.  It is so good that I wanted to posted it on my site and see what why visitors think.