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Hack Turns Microsoft Kinect into DIY Automation

Have a look at the video below, it shows a Microsoft Kinect controlling a DIY automation systems. The developer Mike says the prototype system tracks him as he moves around his home and turns the lights on or off as needed and even dims the lights when he sits down…

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TDL Mobile Show 69

Another tech filled week has flown by so Jon and Sheldon are here to bring you the latest news from the mobile world. This week we look at more rumoured delays for Windows Phone 7 updates, the slightly early release of iOS 4.3, iPhone personal HotSpot nightmares thanks to the…

Apple TV Updated, Adds MLB.TV, New Slideshows and AirPlay for Apps

Tonight when I got home my Apple TV was offering me an update to version 4.2. This update adds MLB.TV, Dolby Digital 5.1 to Netfix playback, new slideshows, improved on-screen keyboard, AirPlay Photo slideshows and the main feature for me AirPlay for apps and websites. Airplay for apps and websites…

NASA TV for Windows Media Center

This week saw final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery and way back in 2006 there was a thread on TGB about how to add NASA TV to Windows Media Center via a ASX file.  To make things even easier there is an addin from MissingRemote that adds a new…

Podcast: The Digital Lifestyle Show No.296–He is back and he has a virus

Andrew is back from his trip to Seattle so we have the full team this week. We talk about metadata for TV shows, new Microsoft Slate ads, new Zune type services, Xtreamers, new Windows Media Center addins, Virtual Server on Windows Home Server and My Movies 4. Checkout the new…

The Digital Lifestyle Show No.296–He is back and he has a virus

Andrew is back from his trip to Seattle so we have the full team this week. We talk about metadata for TV shows, new Microsoft Slate ads, new Zune type services, Xtreamers, new Windows Media Center addins, Virtual Server on Windows Home Server and My Movies 4. Checkout the new…

iOS 4.3 for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Out Now

Today Apple have released iOS 4.3 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. This update adds the Personal Hotpot, iTunes Home Sharing and improved Airplay support amongst other changes. Home Sharing will be an interesting feature, you will be able to stream music, video and TV content from a PC…

Zune Desktop Software Updated

I spotted Windows Update was offering me an update to the Zune Desktop Software. The update was published yesterday (8th) and comes in at just over 439kb so don’t expect any major new features. I guess the update is for Windows Phone compatibility as I can’t see any changes. Maybe…

iTunes gets updated to 10.2.1 Ready for iOS 4.3

Apple have issued an update to iTunes ready for iOS 4.3 and the new iPad 2. 10.2.1 enables compatibility with iOS 4.3 and adds the home sharing feature that is going to be enabled in iOS 4.3. Home Sharing is going to be an interesting addition that will enable streaming…

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Critical update affecting all Windows Media Centre versions – March 2011

Microsoft have today released critical security bulletin MS11-015. This is a vulnerability in reading DVR-MS files and affects all versions of Media Centre: MCE2005, Vista (including TV Pack) and Windows 7. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS11-015.mspx From the article: Executive Summary This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability in DirectShow and one privately…