Life|ware Controls the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry's Green Home

Posted May 21, 2008 by Nora

The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry recently opened a new exhibit. Smart Home: Green + Wired, Powered by ComEd and Warmed by People’s Gas is a 2,500 square-foot home built in the museum’s back yard. It’s a fully-functional, three-story home that aims to show museum visitors how energy efficiency and green building can be combined with and enhanced by the latest in home control technology.

The home is controlled by Life|ware, provided by Life|ware dealer Rick Simpson of 3G Applications in Chicago, who donated his time and resources for the exhibition.

The full story (with slideshow!) is at CEPro, or you can learn more about it at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry’s exhibit page.

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Schlage announces Z-wave enabled door locks

Posted May 20, 2008 by Nora

CEPro and Engadget are both touting Schlage’s new Z-wave enabled door locks. Based on Schlage’s current line of electronic keypad locks, the new Z-wave locks that are supposed to be controllable through any device with a Web browser—More details as we have them…


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Recently Released CableCARD Driver Update

Posted May 15, 2008 by Nora

ATI has recently released TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner Firmware Update Version 1.17.1 for Windows Vista (32 bit). Download it here.

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Bang and Olufson Touchless Remote

Posted May 13, 2008 by Nora

This is a working prototype of a touchless remote intended for kitchen use (the idea, according to Engadget, was to have it be mostly touchless to keep it free of food particles, bacteria, etc.)

Remote for B&O from Engadget on Vimeo.

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Audio Video Revolution Reviews Life|media LMS-500

Posted May 12, 2008 by Nora


Their conclusion?

The LMS-500 is a well-endowed high-end Media Center that’s ideally suited for the person who wants dual-tuner DVR functionality for SDTV or over-the-air HDTV.

See the full review here.

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