AllJoyn Network Wires the Connected Home with More Than 200 Devices; Insteon Integrates with Windows 10
The growth in content complexity will drive higher storage demand for rich media projects including direct attached storage but increasingly network attached storage and even Internet-accessed cloud-based storage as the speed of these solutions increases and the costs go down. A project that used to require terabytes of storage may now require petabytes at a higher resolution and frame rate.
So! You want to: * Use smart weather based irrigation for your gardens and lawn, keep track of water usage and respect municipal watering restrictions * Set up your own weather station for temperature, humidity and rainfall * Log current and forecasted weather from your local online weather station * Monitor your geothermal heat pump or other HVAC system's cycles, performance and power usage * Keep your cold cellar at a constant temperature in the winter * Keep the humidity in your basement constant in the summer, and * Get comprehensive daily email reports
This month's TIP covers the use of Network Attached Storage (NAS) as part of a home network. It's simple; if you're installing a data network as part of your custom install, then you should be installing a NAS device as part of that network. It is so beneficial, relatively low cost, and easy to incorporate, I can't imagine any reason not to include it. And, I promise, your customer will wonder how the family lived without it.
So now when I go on a business trip all I do is grab this drive and throw it in the trunk of the car. I now have a backup of everything ... whether I need to use it or just to feel safe having it all with me. After the wildfires here in San Diego recently I think we can all relate to the need to have a backup of your stuff that is easy to grab and run with. Perhaps the manufacturer should consider putting this thing in a waterproof and fireproof box. Now that would be a nice bit of insurance that would make us all feel warm and fuzzy don't you think?
Two-finger typists stand to gain even more because the New Standard keyboard allows them to finally break through the touch-typing barrier, with more benefits than mere speed and accuracy. The main benefit of touch-typing is that the eyes and attention can be directed to the work being done instead of to the keyboard.
The RIDATA SDHC flash memory card also features CPRM copyright protection for optimal security and reliability, ECC auto-correction to correct data errors, and a firmware-update function that provides the latest firmware and flawless compatibility with future advanced equipment.
CD, DVD storage won't stem the overwhelming flow of documents, data and information you gather and receive every day, but it does have the higher capacity we need. It also provides portability, random access, longevity (50+ years), and data reliability … all at a storage cost of less than $.01/MB.
We wanted a solution that would be inexpensive for all of the systems in the house and would allow the systems to be backed up to an external drive locally as well as on the home network.
In a perfect world there would be one format but today consumers are accustomed to choosing the solution and approach which bests meets our specific needs…and budget!
In a period where time, accuracy and security are important, we found the Verbatim Store 'n Go 12GB USB HD a smart solution for people who want information instantly available 24x7 that is safe and secure. It's a great way to keep your content personal.
VideoStudio 11 Plus is a product that can make casual videographers look good and more serious professionals look outstanding. In addition to enabling you to enjoy your content at home or on the go, it is all ready to handle your HDV and AVCHD camcorder content and store it on tomorrow's HD DVD and BD discs.
For the desktop user who is unwilling to open their computer, and needs extra USB ports, this drive may be a good choice. Complimenting with Norton Ghost backup software would make a good choice better.
The NAS kit delivers all of the features and capabilities of a number of the prepackaged solutions we considered with a lot more storage capacity. Best of all it only cost a fraction of the high-capacity NAS offerings and a quarter of an hour of our time.
ShareDrives improve your mobile data capabilities by giving you a device to copy files and folders without a computer.
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Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!