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The Resurgence of Powerline

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Running the network across inexpensive electrical wiring instead of cable, fiber or copper was such a simple idea that I.T. executives sniffed it away. Now “PowerLine” is back and its commercial “voltage” is simply humming. PowerLine is gaining ground because utility companies are developing "smart grids" to meet regional mandates to conserve on energy. In some parts of the world, these utility grids already support streaming to home devices through a mix of Broadband-over-powerline Continue reading...

The Intelligent Bed

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The Intelligent Bed

OK, another example of where American geek culture is headed: The Starry Night™ Sleep Technology Bed.

Leggett & Platt brought this pioneering combination of technology and bedding to create an environment that the sleepy geek finds intelligent, intuitive and comfortable.

Starry Night™ is the first bed in the world with:

  • • Anti-snore technology
  • • Dual programmable temperature control from 68 to 117 degrees Fahrenheit
  • • Sleep Diagnostic Center; monitors Continue reading...

Intel Dumps Viiv Brand

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Intel Dumps Viiv BrandIntel is "scaling back" Viiv (pronounced VIVE and rhymes with LIVE), the PC platform that was supposed to bring digital entertainment to the living room. The chip maker has stopped promoting the technology in its original form, and instead will use a modified version of the brand on entertainment-oriented PCs, labelled "Intel Core 2 with Viiv technology."

 

 Intel drops the idea of promoting the Viiv brand (announced with so much fanfare at CES 2006) on Internet video Continue reading...

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