After Hours

Photos: Lighting up the digital home

Hunter demonstrates how Nearmedia's software, along with chips made by Echelon, can also remotely control music and blinds.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...