After Hours

Photos: Lighting up the digital home

Jim Hunter, chief technology officer of Nearmedia, remotely dims a bedroom light at his Florida home with his Palm 700. At Connections: The Digital Home Conference and Showcase, Hunter demonstrated how his company's software, with help from chips from Echelon, can control a multitude of devices.

Nearmedia was among many technology companies presenting their products at the event, which took place this week in Santa Clara, Calif.

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