updated 04:10 pm EDT, Sun July 13, 2014
Logitech announces Harmony Ultimate now working with Nest Learning Thermostat
Logitech has announced that its smart remote control, the Harmony Ultimate, is now compatible with the Nest Learning Thermostat. The Harmony Ultimate allows users to control home theatre devices behind closed cabinets and walls, as well as access IR devices as well as Bluetooth game consoles. Its new Nest compatibility means that when the remote is paired with the thermostat, the Harmony Ultimate can facilitate setting temperatures. Additionally, the remote sensor can detect the user's nearby presence, and so can switch off nest's Auto-Away mode. The Harmony Ultimate is priced at $350.
QNAP releases Turbo NAS TS-x51 series
QNAP Systems has announced the release of the Turbo NAS TS-x51 series for small office/home office and home users, as well as two tower storage expansion enclosures companion. Available in two-, four-, six-, and eight-bay models, the TS-x51 series features real-time and offline Full HD video transcoding capabilities. Video streaming through DLNA, AirPlay and Plex Media server is supported, and the series is powered by a Dual-core Intel Celeron 2.41 GHz processor with 1GB of DDR3L RAM.
Intended for creating a home multimedia hub, the all-in-one NAS features the app-oriented QTS operating system that allows users to centrally organize files and backups, and sync across devices. The TS-x51 series supports storage expansion with enclosures such as the UX-500P or UX-800P, which can increase the total raw storage capacity up to 80TB. Now available for purchase, more information can be found through QNAP.