January 2005

X10 Monitoring via MSN

  “I have written a program that I wanted and though others might find it fun or useful too. There may be others out there…



Fingerprint Door Lock

“This innovative door lock combines a conventional cylinder lockset with sophisticated high precision fingerprint recognition technology. It can store up to 10 fingerprints, and has…


HomeToys.com Publishes its 50th Emagazine

The Home Technology Emagazine has been online since 1996 and boasts an information library containing over 800 articles and reviews written by experts from all…


EXCLUSIVE – New WebBrick Launched

I have been communicating with new start-up venture “O2M8” for several months now on their new “WebBrick” home automation product. This morning they are officially…


Z-Wave Grows

“At the International Builder’s Show in Orlando, Fla. last week, Zensys announced an alliance of more than a hundred companies that will support Zensys’s chip…


AutoM8it – Now Tsunami-ware

“All of you will of heard of the Tsunami disaster and the devastation it has caused. We at Autom8it are doing our utmost to support…


Motley Fool – Smart Home

The US version of the famous investment website – The Motley Fool – has run a piece on Smart Home technology companies… “You know all…


Axentra Net-Box

Axentra’s Net-Box One was awarded the “Best of Show” at CES for the Smart Home category.  “Net-Box™ is an all-in-one, pre-configured Internet gateway, firewall, web,…


Mac Automation

    Our UKHA community mailing list has had a lot of Mac messages since the Apple keynote that announced the Mac mini. For a…


MCE Remote – Mini Review

  Yesterday I received my Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Remote. This device allows you to control your MCE PC in a more convenient way,…



UltraMote Universal Remote Software Updated

AWARD-WINNING ULTRAMOTE® UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL PACKAGE NOW SUPPORTS DELL’S NEW AXIM X50 SERIES POCKET PCs – New Version Supports Even More Brands of TVs, Stereos,…


TelCanto for SlimServer v1.2.0

  “We are pleased to announce the release of TelCanto for SlimServer V1.2.0. This version includes several new features, many of which are as a…


Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote

Logitech have just announced the new Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote ($250).  “The Harmony 880 Advanced Universal Remote puts you in control of your entire…


Slink-e Replacement: StreetFire RBX1600

Nirvis, the makers of the now discontinued Slink-e controller, are promoting the streetFire RBX1600 as the successor to the Slink-e. The new controller has optical…


CES2005 – Bill Gates Keynote

I watched the full 1 hour 20 minutes of the streamed video of Bill Gates keynote speech at CES2005.  There are a few nice demos…


Hacking for Geeks

  HOME HACKING PROJECTS FOR GEEKS Take a geek and a PC, add one soldering iron, a home, and a copy of Home Hacking Projects…


RedRat Closing

After an enjoyable couple of years running RedRat, we have decided that its time to call it a day. It has not reached a sufficient…


The D-Link MediaLounge Wireless Media Player

  “D-Link, a global leader in consumer network connectivity, today unveiled the industry’s first Digital Media Player supporting Microsoft Windows Connect Now to help ease…