All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘automation’

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 not been revealed. R2 Studios, fully named id8 Group R2 Studios, was founded by Blake Krikorian, the co-inventor of the …

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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 come cheap. The full home or business automation hardware setup runs in the neighborhood of $2,000. On top of that, …

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