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Microsoft Buys R2 Studios, Begins Countdown to Big E3 Announcement

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft has purchased R2 Studios, a home automation technology startup. According to unnamed people “familiar with the matter,” the company will become part of Microsoft’s Xbox unit. The cost of the acquisition has …

MacWorld iWorld: Creston Lets You Control Your House From Your iPhone MacWorld iWorld: Creston Lets You Control Your House From Your iPhone

Creston has been showing off their new home/business automation system at MacWorld | iWorld. Creston’s system allows users to control lights, entertainment systems, electronic window blinds, and more, all from their iOS (or Android) devices. Of course, the system doesn’t …