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Articles tagged with: Home Automation

Important Features Of A Home Automation System

on Friday, 19 September 2014. Posted in Home Automation Industry

There’s no doubt that it may seem difficult on where to start on your first home automation system. With so many companies and products on the market, how do you know which products would be best for you? There are a few things to consider when thinking about your home and current lifestyle to integrate home automation into your routine...

How is Kaleidescape staying in the game after the lawsuit?

on Tuesday, 02 September 2014. Posted in Home Automation Industry

Last month, I wrote an article expanding the news that Kaleidescape came to terms on their lawsuit with the DVD Copy Control Association stating that after November 28, 2014, all Kaleidescape systems sold would only be able to play your favorite DVDs discs but they cannot be copied to newly bought systems. As for Blu-ray Discs, they can continue to be copied to the system but require a copy of the disc to reside in the Kaleidescape Disc Vault for playback options.  All systems bought before this date are “grand-fathered” in and will continue to be able to copy discs to the system. With these new changes to their system in the future, Kaleidescape is trying to find ways to stay relevant in this industry....

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...