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Smart hub stores users' photos securely and auto-syncs them across devices

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Lyve is a living room media center that enables anyone to easily sync photos across all of their devices at once, as well as view their snaps.

Smartphones have turned us all into photographers, and we’ve previously seen quite a few services help users keep track of all their snaps, such as Flock — the platform that automatically merges multiple people’s photographs into one album. Now Lyve is a living room media center that enables anyone to easily sync photos across all of their devices at once, as well as view their snaps.

Created by Tim Bucher, a former Mac OS developer at Apple, the service essentially gives users their own private cloud system, which operates from customers’ own LyveHome box. The always-on device is where users securely store all of their images and videos — by syncing any web-connected computer, camera, phone or tablet, the box automatically stores the metadata from each file so it’s retrievable later on. Since only the metadata is stored, users’ files are made more secure as the images and videos themselves are not kept in the cloud. The box also has a touchscreen display on the front, meaning that users can view any media from any of their devices at any time, organized by date and device.

The Lyve system will be made available in Spring 2014, and the LyveHome will be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas this week. Are there other ways to help families and friends better manage the personal content they create?

Spotted by Murray Orange, written by Springwise

Website: www.mylyve.com

Contact: www.twitter.com/lyveminds

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