The Digest: Console sales rise… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Computer Security, Computers, Internet Of Things, Microsoft, Mobile phones, PlayStation 4, Sony, The Digest, Video games, Xbox One, YouTube Leave a Comment

Console sales up dramatically in 2014 as Xbox One finishes strongly | Engadget "Console fanboys, get ready to gloat - or mope. Actually, (nearly) everybody can be cheered by the latest data from NPD, which showed console sales up a cool 20 percent from last year to to over $5 billion. Leading the…

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Onecue brings gesture-commands to your home entertainment system

James O'Malley Home Appliances, Home audio, Home cinema, Internet Of Things Leave a Comment

A new device is promising to remove the clutter from your coffee table - by replacing your remotes and controllers with gesture commands. The onecue (as it annoyingly stylised - why not OneCue?!) is a Kinect-style camera that sits on top of your TV and watches everything you do - then to switch on your…

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Tailio will monitor your cat’s health without it even knowing

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The so-called "Internet of Things" risks becoming an Internet of, umm, cats, if a new Kickstarter is anything to go by. Tailio is essential a wifi-powered scale that you place beneath your cat's litter tray - and will report back on your cat's activities, tracking weight, how frequent it visits and other "behaviour". It's smart…

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More signs point to Apple TV becoming the centre of Apple’s “HomeKit”

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Apple TV could become much more important in the future - if a recent software update is anything to go by. The set-top-box that Steve Jobs once described as his "hobby" could become your home's central node in controlling your connected devices. According to Apple Insider, a beta-release of the updated software for developers notes…

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Tado announces second generation of smart thermostat

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Smart thermostat Tado - a firm favourite of TechDigest - has announced the second generation of its hardware, adding physical controls and a display to the case. The new box adds buttons to shift the temperature up and down, as well as an LED-matrix display for displaying the actual temperature. And yet it still looks…

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Is Tesco building ROBOTS?

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Tesco is expecting robots, wearable technologies and "cognitive computing" to become commonplace within the next five years, according to the company's Chief Information Officer. According to Brand Republic, the executive has been speaking at the IGD Convention, where he has used a lot of business buzzwords to explain the inevitable: "We’ve only scratched the surface,…

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Almost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020

Stuart O'Connor Broadband, Digital set-top boxes, Gadgets, Gaming, HDTV, Home Appliances, Internet, Internet Of Things, IPTV, Online TV, TV, TVs Leave a Comment

The world is becoming ever more connected, and it's not going to slow down any time soon. According to a new report from the company Digital TV Research, the number of TV sets connected to the internet will reach 965 million by 2020 - up from 103m at the end of 2010 and the 339m…

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