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3 technologies from CES that could make 2011 the year of the Connected Home


My most recent article for Home Toys focuses on what looks like mounting evidence for a massive surge of interest in the Smart Home concept commonly referred to as the “Connected Home”.  In addition to a call to action to the Industry leaders who sat on the Connected Home panel at CES to use the enticement of whole house entertainment to get the Connected Home infrastructure’s “foot in the door” so to speak, and THEN to work in the smart energy home angle once the infrastructure is in place.

I also discuss trending technologies such as Microsoft Windows 7 Embedded and Gesture based Control as key players in this upcoming year that also will have an impact on our Home Technology lives.  From new Windows 7 Embedded devices that act as a streaming media player that boots directly into Windows Media Center 7 and serves as a viable alternative for the HTPC to the average user, to the latest in gesture recognition and using gestures & voice to control much more than games! It’s all here!

Please take a few minutes and head on over to Home Toys to check out the latest, I truly hope you not only enjoy it, but that perhaps it will encourage you to learn more about the Connected Home!

Not quite convinced?  Check this out too!


About the Author

Tom AbellPut simply, Tom loves technology! Having been involved in the IT world since leaving the US Navy Submarine Force in 1992, Tom has moved his way up to the top as an IT Systems Engineering. But having spent some time in the Home Automation industry early in his career, he’s never been able to shake his love for creating integrated Home Technology environments and has been running HTPCs and Windows Home Servers for years. With 17 years of IT Systems Engineering experience, Tom's recent OIF 08-09 deployment has rekindled his love for the Connected Home Industry and hence, the website. We hope you like the site, please share it with your friends and follow us on your favorite Social Networks! Read more about Tom on the "About Us" page.View all posts by Tom Abell

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