Displaying items by tag: Home Automation

Friday, 19 February 2021 17:52

Lifx smart switch recalled

The four-button Lifx smart switch has been recalled due to the risk of fire and electric shock.

Published in Home Tech

Perth-based home automation company, Quantify Technology, has appointed Taiwanese manufacturer CASwell to manufacture its home automation products for the global market.

Published in Deals

Danish luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen has announced its new Beosound 1 and Beosound 2 speakers will come with Google Assistant next month, combining beauty and brains.

Published in Entertainment

It has taken several months to arrive Down Under after launching in the US in October 2017, but the biggest and loudest version of Google's Home speakers is finally set to go to Max down under for A$549.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 19 April 2018 10:51

Amazon Echo Spot coming to Australia on 26 April

Amazon’s Alexa-powered range of Echo smart assistants will be bolstered in Australia with the Echo Spot now available for pre-order.

Published in Home Tech
Sunday, 11 March 2018 17:47

Review - Embrace Smart Mirror

Mirror, mirror, on the wall - who’s the smartest mirror of them all? It can only be the Embrace Android-powered smart mirror.

Thursday, 18 January 2018 09:34

Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices coming to Australia

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, plus Amazon's range of Echo devices, including an all-new Echo, are finally hitting Australian shores.

Published in Internet of Things

The B.One Hub is designed to integrate and control a wide variety of sensors and devices around the home.

Published in Home Tech

Google Home is now in Australia, replete with television advertising letting us know you can have it control your lighting. Yet, my experience shows large Australian retailers lag behind online outlets when it comes to making this a reality.

Published in The Wired CIO
Thursday, 20 July 2017 07:40

D-Link Smart Plug supports Google Assistant

D-Link has announced that its mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W215) is compatible with the Google Assistant on Google Home, eligible Android phones and iPhones.

Published in Home Tech

Only about 10% of households in Australia, the UK and the US have connected home solutions, according to a newly published online study of nearly 10,000 people in the three countries.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 07 January 2016 11:10

Samsung – we know what you eat

If sneaking a snack sounds superbly satisfying, Samsung’s spying fridge may stop such sinful ways.

Published in Internet of Things

Open smart home platforms and partnerships are predicted to drive adoption of home automation hardware, with over 300m units by 2020, up from 28m in 2015.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 22 October 2015 04:31

Brewie automates home brewing

This fully-automatic home brew machine is about to go into production.

Published in Home Tech

Elgato's app for controlling its Avea smart LED globe now includes Apple Watch support.

Published in Home Tech

A new era of DIY home automation has arrived in Australia through Belkin’s WeMo Maker, its Insight Switch and Home Sensors, controlled from smartphones or tablets!

Published in Internet of Things

Netgear’s world-first 100% wireless HD smart home security camera has landed in Australia at last, and for affordable, easy, effortless surveillance it’s a wireless wonder!

Published in Internet of Things
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 13:55

Yeelight up my Smart Home life

Yeezus! A new range of Smart Home products from part-Xiaomi funded Chinese company Yeelink has come yelling into the Australian market with two new Bluetooth-controlled LED Yeelights - with thankfully no involvement from Kanye West. 

Published in Home Tech

Let there be light! Belkin’s smart home automation ecosystem, Wemo, has had an enlightening new addition to its range with the Wemo LED Starter Set and Wemo Smart LED Bulbs launching in Australia.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 18 August 2014 07:17

Samsung buys its way into IoT market

Samsung has become a significant player in the burgeoning Internet of Things market with its $200 million purchase of US company SmartThings.

Published in Home Tech
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