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Category: Home Theater

’70s Intercom Raspberry Pi Multi-room Audio Mod: Home Reautomation

’70s Intercom Raspberry Pi Multi-room Audio Mod: Home Reautomation
Imgur member cpostier’s house has a Nutone 2090, a 1960s to 1970s home intercom system that doubles as a multi-room AM/FM radio. Cpostier wasn’t interested in its primary function, but he wanted to update the system’s…
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SmartRemote Contextual Remote Control for Smart Appliances: Faceshifter

SmartRemote Contextual Remote Control for Smart Appliances: Faceshifter
For better or for worse, our appliances are getting smarter. But like their simpler ancestors, they usually come with their own remote controls, be they physical controllers or apps. French startup Sevenhugs thinks it has the…
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Samsung Modular Display & Transformable TV: Literal Splitscreen

Samsung Modular Display & Transformable TV: Literal Splitscreen
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the snazziest TVs boasted HDR and 8K resolution screens. But perhaps the coolest ones at the show won’t ever go on sale. Made by Samsung, these two concept TVs …
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Genii Cast Media Streamer: Cyber Netflix & Chill

Genii Cast Media Streamer: Cyber Netflix & Chill
Watching TV shows and movies is a lot better with a few – just a few! – buddies around. But mobile devices, wireless Internet and online video services are making the activity obsolete. Genii aims to…
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DIY TV Remote Control: Shop Potato

DIY TV Remote Control: Shop Potato
Hack A Day member Hari Wiguna made a TV and set top box remote control for his dad, who finds it difficult to press the tiny buttons on the original remotes. You’d think it would be…
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Philips AmbiLux UHD TV Adds Ambient Light Using Pico Projectors: Ambelievable

Philips AmbiLux UHD TV Adds Ambient Light Using Pico Projectors: Ambelievable
Nowadays you can emulate Philips’ Ambilight technology on different TVs or monitors using third–party or custom alternatives. The old Ambilight tech that is. The company recently unveiled an updated version of Ambilight that uses pico-projectors instead…
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12th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control: Remoty Wotey

12th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control: Remoty Wotey
You might look at this Sonic Screwdriver universal remote control and feel like you have seen it before. It looks virtually identical to the 11th doctor universal remote we talked about back in 2012. The only…
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Beam Smart Projector Screws into Light Sockets: Bulbflix

Beam Smart Projector Screws into Light Sockets: Bulbflix
These days, there are projectors small enough that you can easily mount them wherever you want. But the Beam smart projector provides an even more convenient option, because it screws into and gets power from E26…
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Nabi Big Tab 65″ 4K Android Kid’s Tablet: Richie Rich’s Nexus

Nabi Big Tab 65″ 4K Android Kid’s Tablet: Richie Rich’s Nexus
Fuhu is known for Nabi, its brand of kid-friendly tablets. The current top of the line Nabi is the Big Tab HD 24, a 24″ tablet. But this year Fuhu is expanding the Big Tab line…
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Immersis Projection Mapping System: IllumiRoom 2.0

Immersis Projection Mapping System: IllumiRoom 2.0
Last year, Microsoft Research made headlines with its IllumiRoom concept, which extends video from a console or media player to the walls and objects around the TV. A company called Catopsys is working on an similar…
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KipstR Wristband Starts TiVo Recording When You Fall Asleep: Blue Collar Band

KipstR Wristband Starts TiVo Recording When You Fall Asleep: Blue Collar Band
Earlier this year we saw a Netflix and Fitbit hack that pauses the video when the viewer falls asleep. Virgin Media’s KipstR wristband is a very similar device, but it works with TiVo instead of Netflix.…
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SkreensTV Gives Your TV 6-way Split Screen: ADHDTV

SkreensTV Gives Your TV 6-way Split Screen: ADHDTV
If there was ever a gadget that could sum up the current state of consumer technology and mass entertainment, it would be SkreensTV. This home entertainment device supercharges split screen viewing. It lets you share a…
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G-Pack Gaming PC Hides Behind HDTVs

G-Pack Gaming PC Hides Behind HDTVs
Many pre-assembled desktop machines are painted in bright colors and have even brighter lights coming out of them, clearly demanding to be displayed. But if you’d rather have a discreet PC and you’re okay with connecting…
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TiVo Mega Has 24TB of Storage & 6 Tuners: Record All the Things!

TiVo Mega Has 24TB of Storage & 6 Tuners: Record All the Things!
TiVo’s upcoming DVR is the Iron Throne of couch potatoes. The TiVo Mega comes with a ridiculous 24TB of hot-swappable storage. That’s enough to store 26,000 hours – about 3 years! – of SD videos or…
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Stick-on LED Ambient Light for PCs: AmbiLED HD

Stick-on LED Ambient Light for PCs: AmbiLED HD
This is far from the first Philips Ambilight alternative that we’ve seen, but Flytron set its AmbiLED HD apart by making it much easier to install and adjust. That’s because this ambient lighting system for PCs…
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Microsoft Xbox One Update Gives Developors More GPU Bandwidth to Play with

Microsoft Xbox One Update Gives Developors More GPU Bandwidth to Play with
Microsoft has been working hard to get the sales of its Xbox One game console up. The console isn’t exactly selling poorly, but it has generally been outsold by the Sony PS4. One of the reasons…
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