Displaying items by tag: smart home

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

Advances in smart home technology are changing Australian homes, but they are also opening up opportunities for attackers, according to a new survey by Avast Security.

Published in Home Tech

Joining multifunction printers in the EcoTank and EcoTank Photo range is the new ET-5800, a new EcoTank Pro ET-5800 that’s an A4 wireless all-in-one printer. Epson says it “offers fast, cartridge-free printing with enough ink to print up to 4,500 pages black and 2,800 pages in colour - and easy-to-fill ink tanks providing low cost printing”.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 09:11

D-Link camera distinguishes human movement

D-Link's DCS-8302LH outdoor/indoor surveillance camera incorporates AI functionality to distinguish human motion from other moving objects.

Published in Home Tech

Can you hear that? Amazon Echo devices have been updated for 2018, with new designs, upgraded speakers and more to challenge competitors for smart speaker and smart home supremacy. 

Published in Home Tech

IKEA held its first "Democratic Design Days" event late last month, which not only included a range of IKEA collections, but also featured some great talks, of which we filmed two, in full.

Published in Home Tech

With voice assistants used in smart homes to grow 1000% by 2023, up from an estimated 25 million in 2018, you and your voice assistant smart speaker are going to be heard!

Published in Home Tech

Bringing a fresh perspective and a new eye to Netgear's Arlo smart home security division is the highly respected former Samsung and LG marketing executive, Lambro Skropidis.

Published in People Moves

Online retailer Kogan.com's latest brand is SmarterHome, and it has been launched with a pair of app-controllable panel heaters.

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
Thursday, 08 February 2018 09:53

D-Link releases two new smart home HD Wi-Fi cameras

Networking product vendor D-Link has announced two affordable HD Wi-Fi cameras are joining its stable of smart home security solutions, with full Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and IFTTT support.

Published in Home Tech
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 Consumer Technology Association's annual report now includes streaming services, projected to contribute US$19.5 billion in revenue, with the full video of the presentation to the media available below.

Published in Home Tech

Uh-oh, we’re not in Kansas anymore, but a magical place where your voice can control your home, with Telstra and Google working closely together.

Published in Home Tech
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

IoT is the future, even if we worry it’s the Internet of hackable and crackable things, which standard will win – Sigfox, LoRaWAN, NB-IOT or something else?

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 01 June 2017 16:40

D-Link answers to OK Google and Siri

Router, security, connectivity, IoT, and small business networking maker D-Link has partnered with Google to make its forthcoming products Google Assistant compatible.

Published in Internet of Things

Samsung’s new Family Hub 2.0 comes in the form of a smart refrigerator that can provide information as to what is inside the fridge and when to pick up the children from school.

Published in Internet of Things
Saturday, 18 February 2017 17:26

Samsung – all home devices connected by 2020

Samsung’s regional forum for Southeast Asia and Oceania is a preview of what is coming in 2017. Amazing new QLED TVs, Dolby Atmos sound bars and systems, robotic vacuum cleaners, dual washing machines, home appliances, and more will come to Australia in the ensuing months.

Published in ShawThing

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) says increasing consumer enthusiasm for the Internet of Things (IoT) and adoption of emerging technology will drive the US consumer technology industry to turnover of US$292 billion in 2017.

Published in Home Tech
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