Entertainment 2.0 #287 : Mostly Bad News

Jul 24, 2014 by

Not every week can be full of good news. Unfortunately, this week had a disproportionate share of bad news. Huge changes at Microsoft dominate this episode, but there are some bright spots too!

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Entertainment 2.0 #286 : Two Score and Fourteen Phones Ago

Jul 17, 2014 by

Windows Phone 8.1 is rolling out, Microsoft is taking the fight to Chromebooks, Xbox One sales are up, the NFL Sunday Ticket may finally be available to streamers, and Satya Nadella lays out his vision for Microsoft.

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Home: On #029 – Nest Developments, with Mike Wolf

Jul 14, 2014 by

Market analyst Mike Wolf joins Richard to recap a few busy weeks of smarthome news. Nest buys Dropcam, launches a developer program, and announces integration partners; Staples expands its connected home ecosystem and footprint; and Home Depot jumps into the pool with a surprisingly appealing offering.

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Staples Expands Staples Connect Ecosystem and Footprint

Jun 30, 2014 by

Staples announces expansion plans for the Staples Connect in-store displays, as well as new device integration, an upgraded hub that adds ZigBee and Bluetooth LE, and an app for Windows 8.

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Nest Launches Developer Program, Integration Partners

Jun 25, 2014 by

Nest surprised many with the launch of its long-awaited API and developer program prior to the start of Google I/O this week. A comprehensive integration platform and services from a handful of integration partners are available immediately.

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[UPDATED:] Using Pandora on an HTPC [Blocked]

Jun 13, 2013 by

Pandora recently released an HTML 10-foot interface for the Xbox 360. While it's not intended to work on other devices just yet, we have a workaround that will let you (finally) add Pandora to your home theater PC!

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