New Router Doubles As Smart Home Hub | Siliconangle

Almond+ is the first touchscreen router that doubles as a smart hub which allows users to connect smart devices to the Internet as well as be able to communicate with one another, all controlled using a smartphone app. Because of the touchscreen, you dont need a computer to set Almond+ up and setup is as quick as three minutes. It has a long range of up to 5,000 sq.ft using High Power Amplifiers, has dual-band gigabit WiFi, supports ZigBee HA 1.2 and Z-Wave for home automation, a dual-core processor, and costs $199. .
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4SeTV pitches to sports fans with split-screen broadcasts | PCWorld

Their goal is to answer the question, What does it take to replace SDI with Ethernet? he shared. Currently different manufacturers are taking slightly different approaches on their implementation of IP and existing standards. Many are following SMPTE 2022-6, which stipulates how an SDI payload is transported over Ethernet, but doesnt yet address functionality issues like how to do audio breakaways or other typical routing duties currently available under an SDI system. Nashs team at CEI is seeing a more mature generation of offerings this year from equipment manufacturers, but still not an interoperable offering across brands.
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Which Smart Lightbulbs Are Right For You? – TIME

After downloading the app, you simply use your smartphones camera to scan a QR code on the backside of the hub (or gateway as Osram calls it), plug it in, and through some sort of smartphone app magic, the device detects and connects to your Wi-Fi network on its own. Next up comes installing the bulbs so the hub and app can detect them and viola, youve got connected lights. If that wasnt easy enough, the apps user interface is clean and easy to use, an advantage over the competition, especially Philips.
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TVTechnology: IP for Broadcast: The Time Is Now

Instead of just serving up the basic signal, companies are finding ways to record free broadcast shows , stream the video to networked devices, and provide a single interface for broadcasts and online video sources. 4SeTV is yet another attempt to remix antenna-based TV. Long shots and side bets 4SeTV isn’t DVR-capable like some other tuner boxes, which is a shame given that you might want to rewind after big plays. (Lim didn’t rule DVR out some day, but said it’s not a priority.) There’s also no way to view just two or three channels at time, so users may have to put some unwanted channels in the split-screen view until 4SeTV figures out how to add other types of content, such as scoreboards or Twitter feeds. 4SeTV sits between your antenna and wireless router and streams video to networked phones, tablets, and TVs. 4SeTV is seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter , but this is actuallyt he company’s second shot at crowdfunding, after a campaign last fall didn’t come close to its fundraising goals. Lim chalks this up to an unrefined pitch and product, and said he’s spent the last six months refining both.
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