Want to Go Green? Automate your Home!

Greening your home can add up to significant savings, both for you and the Earth, and adding home automation to the mix only makes your life easier!

Home Controls: Trends and Opportunities

Home controls are one dimension of a broader set of home systems that includes entertainment, security, energy management, broadband access, and data networking. These other home systems can entice consumers to bring controls into their homes if control systems manufacturers partner with firms providing these other systems and services.

Who Will Win the 4G Race?

Mobile WiMAX is likely to have the most success among new market entrants looking to enter the market in the near term, such as landline operators seeking to include mobility in their service bundles. The potential of such markets should not be under estimated.

Brazilian Home Automation in a Glance

In the academic field, the number of projects related to pervasive environments and home automation technology has increased considerably in Brazilian Universities in the last five years.

Broadband Adventures in Rural America

In a perfect world, everyone would have access to a broadband technology like cable or fiber. However, it will be decades before telcos and cable providers expand these high-speed services to rural areas. While none of these alternative solutions have emerged as a leader, it looks to be a race between WiMAX and BPL.

Choose Media As Though Your Data Life Depends On It

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're still in the early stages of this video trend, but rest assured that it's well on its way. And stay tuned: the technology and products coming down the pike are going to be as fascinating at the content they carry.

The State of Next Generation DVD

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!

Business Models for Managing the Digital Home

We anticipate significant opportunities for hardware and software companies helping service providers, home network and home computer vendors, and CE vendors to develop more proactive customer help solutions.

Content Insider #79 - The Undersea Internet World

"The natives over there are cannibals. They eat liars with the same enthusiasm as they eat honest men." - Captain Nemo (James Mason) - 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Content Insider - #78 Blue is Here to Stay…That's Not Pulp Fiction!

"Jules, did you ever hear the philosophy that once a man admits he's wrong, then he's automatically forgiven of that wrongdoing?" - Vincent (John Travolta), Pulp Fiction, 1994

Booming Home Technology Integration Market Faces Skills Shortage

The explosion of digital entertainment options and home network tools brings with it a new level of complexity when it comes to the installation, use and maintenance of these high-tech toys. While many of these products are easy to install and use, bringing together disparate components and systems can still be a challenge for many consumers.

Content Insider #73 - The Swiss Army Phone…Is Good Enough for Everything Good Enough?

Sometimes our kids - and the community at large - make us feel like Tom Hanks in the 2004 The Terminal. We simply go from gate to gate trying to get on the next technology plane to fly to our destination…optimum personal and business productivity.

Content Insider #74 - In the DRM, CA Equation, Someone Has to Protect the Consumer

For thousands of years people looked the other way as folks made copies of other people's work - by hand, by printing press, by copier, by disc.

Content Insider #76 - Clash of the Titans

This year in three overstuffed, stress filled days the Titans of the industry held court on stage in two different cities - Las Vegas, San Francisco.

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