October 2006

Why You Need WPA

Here’s an interesting video that shows the potential consequences of having a wireless network in your smart home that is not secure…


Adaptive Home Logic v1.02

“Acentient Software has just released v1.02 of Adaptive Home Logic, a new multi-purpose home automation application for Windows XP. This new program, which can interface…


Play All Your iTunes DRM Songs on MCE

Would you like to be able to playback your entire iTunes library through the MCE interface – Including the DRM protected songs you have purchased!…



X10 MT12 Mini Timer – Review

Submission by Steve Edwards – Over the last few years I have built up a fairly large collection of X10 equipment, this being one of…



WebGuide v4.0 for MCE Released

Doug Berrett has just released the long awaited V4.0 of his WebGuide add-on for Windows XP Media Centre Edition. We’ve been on the beta program…


Hybrid Solar Lighting

This looks like a great idea to help cut costs in your Smart Home… “Using a roof-mounted solar collector, the HSL3000 tracks the sun and…




Home Automation Laws

We’ve been sent this interesting essay from Alex Chelmis. Take a few minutes to read his ideas and let us know what you think on…