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Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming

Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming

Google TV may be getting a second chance with new set-top boxes based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Logitech and Intel may have ditched Google TV after the first version failed to gain adoption, but now Google TV boxes are emerging with Marvell's ARM processors along with some new features that integrate the boxes more with Android smartphones and tablets.

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Sony unveils world’s first 4K home cinema projector

Sony unveils world’s first 4K home cinema projector

Sony has unveiled the VPL-VW1000ES, a new super high definition projector that's the world's first to offer home theaters 4K resolution, which is four times that of Full HD 1080p. The Sony VPL-VW1000ES projects a 4096 x 2160-pixel resolution or over 8.8 million pixels for image clarity that brings a truly immersive visual experience.

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Comcast boosts data cap to 300GB, adds tiered plans

Comcast boosts data cap to 300GB, adds tiered plans

Comcast has announced that it will be making some major changes to its residential broadband service plans, namely increasing data usage caps from 250GB to 300GB per month. The company also plans to implement tiered pricing with two approaches that it will be testing over the next few months in select markets.

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Venstar’s home thermostat boasts touchscreen, WiFi, and mobile app

Venstar’s home thermostat boasts touchscreen, WiFi, and mobile app

Venstar is giving the good old thermostat a techie makeover with a new Skyport WiFi Key for its ColorTouch residential thermostat. The Skyport WiFi Key allows the thermostats to connect to the company's Skyport Cloud Services, which lets users remotely monitor and control their thermostats via Venstar's mobile app. The new cloud access is compatible with the most devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch as well as BlackBerry and Android devices. It can also be accessed over the web via Macs and PCs.

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Verizon launching HomeFusion residential 4G LTE this week

Verizon launching HomeFusion residential 4G LTE this week

Verizon's 4G LTE wireless connectivity will soon be an option for residential broadband. The company will be launching a new HomeFusion service that will leverage its 4G LTE wireless network to bring high-speed connectivity to residential customers, which will be especially welcome to those living in areas with limited broadband choices. The service will be available starting Thursday, May 3, kicking off nationwide (230 markets), which covers two-thirds of the US population.

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Bose launches Wave Music III, Wave Radio III with digital tuner

Bose launches Wave Music III, Wave Radio III with digital tuner

Bose has launched its third-gen Wave music systems today with the Wave Music III and the Wave Radio III. They use Bose's proprietary waveguide speaker technology, which lets the small one-piece systems fill rooms with detailed and full-bodied sound. The new Wave music systems also include a built-in DAB digital tuner and improved FM/AM tuner.

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Nest updates smart thermostat with new features

Nest updates smart thermostat with new features

Nest, the company behind the smart thermostat of the same name, has issued an update that brings several new software features. The company has been listening to customer feedback, and designed the update around some of the requests. The new features are aimed at saving you money, in line with the product's mantra of energy efficiency and ease of use.

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Motorola’s Android Home Phones visit the FCC

Motorola’s Android Home Phones visit the FCC

Motorola is preparing two cordless phones for your home that run on Android and potentially on the latest Ice Cream Sandwich version. The models HS1101 and MBP2000PU showed up at the FCC en route for launch that will bring some of the more advanced smartphone features to your good old landline phone.

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Marshall Fridge amps up your liquid to 11

Marshall Fridge amps up your liquid to 11

There's a brand new miniature refrigerator in town, and it's not made by any of the common cooler names you'd expect: it's an amp. This fridge is able to cool masses of cans, bottles, or whatever else you may want to include in your musically-inclined drinking space, and appears by all outward appearances to be a hefty Marshall amplifier for your guitar. And the control knobs, of course, go to 11.

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iHome shipping iW2 AirPlay speakers on April 1

iHome shipping iW2 AirPlay speakers on April 1

iHome will begin shipping its iW2 Wireless Speaker System with AirPlay starting April 1. The speaker is a follow up to the iW1 speaker, which was the company's first to support Apple's proprietary AirPlay wireless streaming technology. This allows you to easily stream your iTunes music library to the speaker from anywhere in your home.

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