Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

Wow…I didn’t expect to see something so Nest-like aesthetically pleasing from Honeywell. Checkout their Honeywell Lyric Thermostat.  Smart and sex.  I’ve been very happy with my Nest but I like the companion app idea for better monitoring of when we are home.  Well if done right. Hopefully we’ll have a full review for you in the near future.

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How-To: Setup Symlinks for your Parallels Virtuals


Hi all, I thought I would start a series of off-topic random blogs.  If you don’t like off-topic content sorry, but feel free to ignore :).  I also apologize for typos, grammar, etc…these are quick 5 minute blogs. A little background…lately I do the bulk of my development on a MacBook or MacMini. It offers the best of all worlds, […]

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InfiniTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Have a Ceton InfiniTV? Testing Windows 8 Consumer Preview? Check out the new Ceton blog post InfiniTV on Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Don’t have a Ceton InfiniTV? Buy one from our Amazon store via 🙂 Disclaimer: I think most know this already but I work for Ceton and this is a shameless plug. But hopefully it is still helpful to […]

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Peel Universal Smart Remote for iPhone and Android


We recently reviewed the Griffin Beacon Universal Remote device, which leverages the capabilities of an iPhone to be used to control your television and stereo components. Peel is a lesser known brand hoping to achieve similar success with their Peel Smart Remote device. Enclosed in a uniquely pear shaped unit and powered by a single C battery, the Peel shares […]

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Griffin Beacon Universal Remote for iPhone

Griffin Beacon Universal Remote

The idea of universal remotes is nothing new, as is the idea of interactive smartphones. What has only been done sparingly, and mainly with home theater PC (HTPC) focused consumers in mind, has been the leveraging of your smartphone with your home theater. Griffin has made a name for itself for more general consumer electronics components, but is aiming to […]

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IOGEAR GKM571R 2.4 GHz Multimedia Mini Keyboard


The IOGEAR GKM571R is a palm-sized mini wireless 2.4 GHz wireless LED backlit keyboard with built-in laser trackball, mouse buttons and built-in scroll wheel.  It uses RF technology with an advertised range of 33 feet.  IOGEAR refers to the GKM57IR as “the ideal solution for the home entertainment living room and computer enthusiast looking to compliment their PC to TV […]

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Boxee for iPad

At CES earlier this year we met with Boxee and had a preview of Boxee for iPad (Free), well today is the day.  Boxee for iPad has been released.  We have had a few days to play with it and I like. Boxee for iPadIt’s starting to feel like there’s so much to watch on the web that it’s hard […]

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Ceton InfiniTV 4 in MythTV 0.24

For our MythTV users (I’ve got a system running myself) check out this three part blog on adding Ceton InfiniTV support to your MythTV 0.24 system courtesy of developer Ron Frazier. With the pending release of the SiliconDust HD Homerun Prime, I was getting pretty excited about getting a cablecard tuner for MythTV. However, then something wonderful happened…Ceton decided to drop the […]

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SageTV has been acquired by Google

I didn’t see this coming!  I just received the below e-mail.  Congratulations to Jeff and the rest of the SageTV team. Greetings, We’re writing to let you know that SageTV has been acquired by Google. Since 2002, we’ve worked to change the TV viewing experience by buildingcutting-edge software and technology that allows you to create and controlyour media center from […]

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First look: Intel DH61AG Thin Mini-ITX Media Series Motherboard

Intel DH61AG Thin Mini-ITX Media Series Motherboard

Over the last several weeks we had the pleasure of testing the new Intel Mini-ITX Media Series Motherboard, dubbed the DH61AG. This is what I consider to be the first truly HTPC-centric motherboard.  Since the first integrated graphics processing unit (iGPU) with HDMI output was introduced we have heard boards coined as the “the perfect HTPC board” or “HTPC nirvana.” […]

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