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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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Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell revealed and detailed

Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell revealed and detailed

Finally you can have the ringtone you've always wanted - attached to your front door. This new gadget from Swann has you able to customize and arrange a set of MP3 audio files as a who's who of notifications that someone is at the door trying to get in. Imagine your delight when the pizza you just ordered is ushered in by Usher, think of the excellence of having your auntie visit with the sounds of the White Stripes ringing her in!

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Neato XV-21 autonomous cleaning robot released

Neato XV-21 autonomous cleaning robot released

The next big thing in robot cleaners have arrived, and it comes from Neato Robotics, a group known for their ability to create strange and wonderful devices galore. This device is an automatic vacuum cleaner made specifically for pet owners as well as allergy sufferers. This robot has a bristled brush to pick up pet hair, dander, and fibers across any floor type you have to throw at it. This newest model has increased airflow and suction over past models, three times the fine dust that the company's standard model was able to pick up in fact, all of this due to its updated filter.

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