AT&T Digital Life protects your home, turns on lights Video
AT&T Digital Life protects your home, turns on lights Video Transcript
What it would look like if your carrier controlled not just your cellphone but in fact your entire home? I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET here at CTIA 2012 in the lovely Garden District of New Orleans where AT&T has set up a concept connected home that would control everything from your security to your appliances. Let's take a look. So, here we are inside the house where (??) to talk about some of the security features. There are a couple of things that happen. First, there will be physical sensor that are gonna go on the windows, on the doors, they're gonna look a lot like this. They're very sensitive. When you move them, two things happen. First, there's a physical response inside the house, whatever you programmed, the lights to go on and then program the strobe lights to go on, program the TV to blare or the radio to blare and that will let whoever tampers with your home know that you know that they are there. The second thing that happens is that AT&T is monitoring so they'll get an alert that something has happened to your house, they'll call the numbers on there and they'll send out a responder and dispatcher. There's of course an application component as well for Tablets and Smart Phone. On the application, you can see any security cameras you have. There are two in this house. You can tap on the security to change the angle of the camera and touch refresh to watch in real life. There are also a lot of other things you can do in this sitting room, there are also controls for the thermostat, so from here you can actually set the thermostat, heat it up, cool it out and let it go. So, now we're gonna study and we're gonna look at programs which is another thing that you can set up here. So, you can manually control the lights, you can control the TV, pretty much anything with an on and off switch, even in dimmer. You can also set up program so by pressing the program, like if you're gonna go on vacation or something, by pressing the program you can also control the radio here, the fireplace over here, and the lighting system all at once by pressing one button. So, here's how you do it, it's as simple as in this room and for the study, we've got a program already setup and it sort of like, well you know, you're coming in, you've got the music on and you wanna create a nice cozy atmosphere so you can relax with a book in the fireplace. So, you definitely want the music, you don't want the lights and you want the fireplace on, simply gonna press your program button to run. Now, it is gonna take a little while for everything to happen but as you can see, we just have a light fireplace. So now this room is ready for some cozy reading. So, this is your brief tour of AT&T's digital life connected home for security and appliances. Now the service will start in trial this Summer in Atlanta and Dallas. Until then we won't know anything else about pricing or availability. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. You can catch all of the other news from CTIA at CNET.com.
The video revolves around a metaphor for the trust we give and take in our lives. Trust is shown through a ride in a car with someone, while the car is a shell used to transport your life from one place to another and back again to the beginning. The places in the journey and the lights around are memories and experiences that we have and see during our life. The lady driver is a person of experience who gives us the chance to see life and allows us to experience it for ourselves--she's giving us trust in life. The video was shot using low budget DV Cameras and a very fast digital still camera using different techniques at different speeds.
At CES 2011, Verizon shows off its Home Control monitoring system, with which users can remotely control home lighting, temperature, and Web cameras.
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is a well-known antivirus protection tool, and it's available free of charge to home users for the life of the product.
At CES 2013, CNET's Seth Rosenblatt checks out a suite of home connectivity products from Lowe's like a light bulb you can control from your phone.
ZDNet's Patrick Houston looks at a variety of new remote control systems that cater to the increasing demands of the digitally connected home.
Liquidmetal rumors are the craze with the next-gen iPhone and we're fearing for our life. We have tips on how to protect your Mac from malware, and the Pebble watch blows our mind!
The Inflatable Cube from CTA Digital bounces around the show floor at CES. It protects your iPad or Kindle Fire from overly-enthusiastic kids.
For those who love texting, Kyocera introduced its slideout QWERTY keyboard handset, the Kyocera Rise, one day before CTIA 2012.
Turns out the iPhone grip of death is simply a "fact of life" with all wireless phones. If holding your phone makes your iPhone 4 signal drop dramatically, Apple would like you to know you should either hold it a different way or buy a case. From them. That sounds logical, right? Right. No, thanks. Also, introducing Rafe's new side project, oneleggedgoat.xxx. Enjoy.
We'll show you how to turn your old PC into a dedicated audio server that will play back MP3s, Internet radio, and other digital music files over your home stereo system.