Depending on what type of program you’ve designed for your security system, any one of a number of actions can be programmed: An alarm can sound, lights can start flashing, or your computer can automatically dial law enforcement authorities, via modem, alerting them to the break-in.
- Controlling Your Home by Computer - Compute! Magazine 1984
The X-10 Power-house was a very easy-to-use, inexpensive home control system that ran on the Commodore 64. The package consisted of an interface box that plugged into the computer and software that ran the system. Up to eight different appliances could be set to turn on or off at specified times.
"No programming knowledge is necessary to use the X-10’s software. The opening screen shows nine icons representing different rooms in a house. After choosing a room, you "install" your own icons to show where appliances in your own house are. Then you simply set up a schedule for turning things off and on." - The Computerized Home (Compute! Magazine 1986)
Via Claire Rowland.

The X-10 Power-house was a very easy-to-use, inexpensive home control system that ran on the Commodore 64. The package consisted of an interface box that plugged into the computer and software that ran the system. Up to eight different appliances could be set to turn on or off at specified times.

"No programming knowledge is necessary to use the X-10’s software. The opening screen shows nine icons representing different rooms in a house. After choosing a room, you "install" your own icons to show where appliances in your own house are. Then you simply set up a schedule for turning things off and on." - The Computerized Home (Compute! Magazine 1986)

Via Claire Rowland.

LARK™ is all you need to sleep better. It’s like a magic pill without the pill. Designed with the world’s top sleep experts, the LARK sleep system includes a wearable silent alarm clock and mobile app that coaches you to sleep better.”

Little Printer is the first BERG Cloud product. It lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper.

bergcloud.com/littleprinter

"The future, sitting alone".

Sony’s HD OLED Head Mounted Display or “Personal 3D Viewer” - The HMZ-T1

EnergyHub helps you to see how much energy you’re using so that you can take steps to use less of it. The EnergyHub system is a suite of Web and mobile apps that connect with the Home Base and other devices in the home so that you can take control of your energy use. A Wireless Thermostat connected to the EnergyHub will allow you to easily program it on a schedule so that you can start saving energy. Appliances are set to three modes that are consistent with how you live: “At Home,” “Away,” and “Goodnight.”

www.energyhub.com