Hubitat Elevation C-7 Home Automation Controller

As a long-time Hubitat Elevation C-5 home automation controller user, I was really looking forward to swapping in their new C-7 hub and reviewing it. While it has worked out for the most part, it wasn’t as clean, easy, or simple as I expected. Device: 00:33​ Features/Functionality: 2:24​ Stability/Performance: 21:28​ Migration: 24:30​ Support: 24:45​ Wrapping Up: 26:16​ Tangent: 27:00​ Back […]

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CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 21

Spring is in the air, here in the Northern Hemisphere, so it’s time for another version of PowerDVD to emerge, blinky-eyed, from the embargo and let us know how much winter is left in the HTPC landscape. Unfortunately, the UltraHD Blu-ray story hasn’t changed at all, so there’s still that weird thing where AMD CPU users, and anyone with a […]

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XGIMI Horizon / XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K

I’d never heard of XGIMI before they sent me the details on their new XGIMI Horizon 1080p and XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K projectors, and TBH I was inclined to ignore it until I actually looked at the specifications for them. While it is a bit disappointing that they don’t support Dolby Vision, HDR 10 is on board along with Android […]

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UniFi Dream Machine Firmware 1.9.3

I’ve been really, really, cautious with the 1.9.x UDM/UDM-Pro firmware releases, but I think it’s time to throw caution to the wind with the 1.9.3 release. Somewhat because it genuinely seems to be more solid release (mostly on the controller side), but also because UI’s breach, and lack of disclosure around what happened exactly, puts us all at massive risk. […]

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Bad Ubiquiti! Bad Vendor!

Remember that Ubiquiti (UI) security breach a while back? Well, looks like it’s much (much) worse than they let on. Not only in the degree and scope of what was compromised, but also how long it took for them to notify customers and with that response in general. The TLDR; is that they put everyone at massive risk because stock […]

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Hubitat Adds Subscription Service To Model

I’ve been using a Hubitat Elevation home automation controller, aka hub, for a few years now, and I generally like it. A lot. But, it’s not perfect, and one of the things that makes it not perfect is that the backups don’t include radio information. Which means that they aren’t real backups. If your hub dies, or you want to […]

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UniFi Dream Machine Firmware 1.9.2

Rushed firmware, after rushed firmware, after rushed firmware; all likely due to poor release management by Ubiquiti. While I applaud the desire to try rapidly fix broken things, maybe the rush to turn us all into beta testers for a Unifi Controller that even UI isn’t willing to call stable is the problem?

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