Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNetgear has been working overtime lately to insure that you have internet everywhere. Netgear’s Orbi promised to eliminate Wifi dead zones and give you a super fast internet connection. The new router is called the Orbi Outdoor Satellite and this one extends coverage to the outside of your house by up to 2,500 square feet. It has the same capabilities as Orbi’s Whole Home Wi-Fi System, including a single network name, a dedicated channel for data exchange between the satellite and main router, and a totally separate guest Wi-Fi network. Never be without wifi again, no matter where you are inside or outside of your home. About the Netgear Orbi WiFi System The outdoor unit is weather resistant and is either free standing on its own or it can be mounted on your wall. The device features a night light that...
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are a broadcaster, media storage on tape is actually your friend. The newest standard – LTO-6 – can keep thousands of scenes, clips and other media. Of course, if you are a bigger production company, you will need larger appliances that can connect and maintain your LTO environment. That is where Cache-A comes in. Calvin Zito talks to Cache-A Mark Ostlund about archiving to the network. Whether a Mac, PC or even most proprietary devices, Cache-A can keep it all in a safe, secure place. The ProCache 6 is one of their popular appliance. It has multiple connections to get content into your archive. It will also expand into robotic libraries if needed. With a staging archive option you can access the Cache-A archive system.
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe have smart phones, smart meters, smart fridges, smart washers, smart cars and more. We need a central hub to collect and report the Eco-footprint. That is where the Zigbee Alliance comes in. A device (works with most homes) creates a central hub to pair with and communicate to these smart devices. That way if a fridge is using too much power, you can reconfigure when it gets defrosted, when it runs. The Zigbee Alliance is working to make this a standard. Some appliances already have the Zigbee connectivity. GE is working with Zigbee standards – as shown in our live video coverage. Interview by Andrew McCaskey of RV News Net TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring
We all knew that appliances will start to get smart. The question is: How smart do they need to be? Maybe smart enough to tell you that junior is in the fridge? Possibly smart enough to let you know that it’s time for some service on your appliance? That is what Kenmore Connect is all about. Kenmore has been working hard at getting a control panel that you can work with. It gives you a ton of statistics, like how many times the fridge door has been opened. It helps you get a handle on your energy bill. If there is a problem, you will notice when you look at the stats. You then can make corrections and keep costs low. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor...
Last week, while at Dell OEM Day, we learned a lot about how 3rd parties use Dell to make their appliances. From servers to full on displays. Redbox, for example, has a Dell appliance inside. Here are some of the photos from Dell OEM Day.
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Ever wanted to track your energy consumption? Well, Whirlpool and Direct Energy might have the answer with that. In a test going out to 40 homes, energy retailer Direct Energy will test how these Appliances will save and how consumers react. The system will automatically figure out how to manage the devices. Andy McCaskey talks with Whirlpool about this pilot project and how the system works. Using the Zigbee network, the appliances will talk with each other. The test is being run this year and the system will be launched in stores by 2011. Sponsor: Get GotoAssist Express free for 30 days and complete the IT Toolbox – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee – Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and Check out Techpodcasts.tv
Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS If you are downstairs and want to turn on or off the TV upstairs, you don’t have to run around the house to flip switches. With the Tenrete Smart Plug from PicoWatt, you just have to connect to a web browser and turn off the TV without moving around. If you are away from your house, you can connect in and turn on lights to thwart burglars or adjust power to save money while on vacation. In this Video, Todd Cochrane talks with Carlos about how these WiFi controlled devices can turn on and off appliances. This device won a CNET Best of CES award. Sponsor: Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee