May 14 2015

News - D-Link Shipping DCS-935L 802.11AC Wi-Fi Camera

Wi-Fi enabled cameras are a great way to monitor areas in the home in a flexible way, so it's great to see D-Link expanding its product portfolio to include a 802.11AC model - espcially because its power interface is microUSB. This 720p camera also has night vision and motion/sound detection. Full PR after the click.

May 10 2015

Podcast - MissingRemote Podcast 58 - HTPC, What Next?

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SiliconDust is doing a Kickstarter for their new Network DVR Solution to replace Windows Media Center that has officially announced that it will not be coming to Windows 10. What are your options for recording and watching TV in your house now that WMC is going away? We talk about the advancement of tech in everything that we use.

This show is run by Kyle Button (@techbutton), Senior Editor and social media director of MissingRemote.com and Co-founder of Geekinated and is joined this week by Eric Hall (@wxrocks), Mathew Adamson (@MinnesotaMathew), Eric Hall (@wxrocks) and John McMahon (@JohnMcMahon_), all Co-founders of Geekinated. Check out the show notes and links below. You can follow us on the Geekinated YouTube Channel for Video Podcast, we are also on iTunes. Each podcast is powered by Geekinated. Check out the Geekinated Podcast that happens right after this podcast every week posted on Geekinated.com. Where we branch out and talk about everything Geek.

MP3 Download: http://s.missingremote.com/podcast/MissingRemoteEp58.mp3

YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/aGJOWbmupq8

 

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Apr 27 2015

Podcast - MissingRemote Podcast 57 - UniKey interview, Smart Locks, Network DVR, Whole Home Automation

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We start off with a pre-recorded UniKey interview with Phil Dumas CEO, the technology behind the Kwikset Kevo Lock. Oomi has relaunched on Indiegogo and they are already funded. SiliconDust has launched a kickstarter for HDHomeRun DVR. Andrew has a review up for the Intel Compute Stick. Comcast and Time Warner deal is dead. Facebook and broadcast TV and 3 billion daily views.

This show is run by Kyle Button (@techbutton), Senior Editor and social media director of MissingRemote.com and Co-founder of Geekinated and is joined this week by Eric Hall (@wxrocks), Mathew Adamson (@MinnesotaMathew), Eric Hall (@wxrocks) and John McMahon (@JohnMcMahon_), all Co-founders of Geekinated. Check out the show notes and links below. You can follow us on the Geekinated YouTube Channel for Video Podcast, we are also on iTunes. Each podcast is powered by Geekinated. Check out the Geekinated Podcast that happens right after this podcast every week posted on Geekinated.com. Where we branch out and talk about everything Geek.

MP3 Download: http://s.missingremote.com/podcast/MissingRemoteEp57.mp3

YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/OZePUzXTuU8

 

MissingRemote Podcast

Apr 23 2015

News - Intel Fixes NUC5i5RYK CIR for OpenELEC, breaks Discrete On

I mentioned in the review of the Intel NUC5i5RYK that the Consumer Infrared (CIR) wasn't working in OpenELEC, and it looks like Intel has turned around that issue pretty quickly with the latest (247) BIOS release. There is a pretty big caveat though, because just like when they fixed this issue the last time it broke Discrete On support. Which means you can't safely include power commands in your startup macros for universal control. I've let them know and hopefully we can see this one fixed just as quickly.

 

Apr 22 2015

Review - Intel Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC HDMI Dongle HTPC

Intel Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC HDMI Dongle HTPC

The Intel Compute Stick caused quite a stir when it was announced at CES 2015, and it’s easy to see why – Intel managed to stuff an entire Atom based PC into an HDMI dongle. The STCK1A32WFC model includes an Intel Atom Z3735F processor, 2GB of DDR3L RAM, 32GB of storage, 802.11bgn Wi-Fi (Realtek RTL8723BS), and Bluetooth 4.0 built-in for around $150. This is the Windows version, so it’s spec’d a bit higher than the Linux rev (should run around $110 and sacrifices RAM and storage), but either way you won’t have to pay for the OS because includes Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing. Of course all of this was announced back in January, so let’s find out if this PC, err Compute Stick, has the chops to be a home theater PC (HTPC).

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