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Panasonic connects homes with security and control

Home automation and security are about to merge now that Panasonic is getting in on the action.

5:32 pm 13/07/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Miele masks the rangehood in the kitchen ceiling

If you’re building a kitchen, the place where you stick that oh-so-necessary rangehood is typically obvious: above the stove backed against a wall. But if your stove is on an island, what then?

3:49 pm 09/07/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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IKEA plans your future home, the kitchen is the new TV room

The TV room is changing, as is the kitchen and where we sleep, and these are things furniture maker IKEA has picked up on as it works to visualise how the future of our home spaces looks in the next ten years.

2:46 pm 30/06/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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King creates a couch that can charge your phone

If you’ve ever said “I wish my couch had an iPhone charger in it”, you’re probably thinking along the same lines as some Australian designers.

4:33 pm 22/05/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: Lavazza Fantasia

Practically instant espresso has changed the coffee machine market in our country, and Lavazza’s brand of cut-price coffee hopes to make an even bigger impact with the Fantasia, a machine with the milk frother built in.

10:34 am 06/05/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Coles sees the future, dabbles with voice ordering

What’s the future of ordering? It might be your voice, as Coles supermarket experiments with a concept new to Australia where you can say what you want and have it be ordered… just like that.

5:14 pm 05/05/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Nespresso touches up its Lattissima range

Nespresso’s brand of instant espresso sure does attract a lot of attention, but if you’re after more than an espresso — say something with milk in it — you have to do it yourself, pouring the milk separately. Unless you eye the Lattissima range, and that’s one model Nespresso is giving the gift of touch.

2:20 pm 30/04/2015 By Staff writers
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Karcher improves the squeegee with a vacuum

Cleaning windows isn’t always the most fun of activities, unless you’re really into making those squeaky windows sounds, but a new gadget could make the squeegee a little faster.

12:09 pm 27/04/2015 By Staff writers
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LG makes a top-loading washing machine work like a front-loader

Washing machines come with two choices — front and top — but if you ask most people, front-loaders win because of the way they treat your clothes, with energy and water savings also coming into play. But what if you could have a top-loader that did what a front-loader could do?

5:31 pm 21/04/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Miele crafts a coffee machine for small bench tops

If you’ve ever lived in a home with a small kitchen, a larger space to prep your food is pretty much the first thing on your new home wish list, but if you’re stuck where you are and reaching for more bench space, Miele is trying to throw you a bone with a coffee machine that aims to be helpful and compact.

1:09 pm 20/04/2015 By Staff writers

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