Home Automation

Google Assistant knows “Chicken-wing” and “Dummy pass”

March 21, 2018

Google Assistant can check live scores, match results, upcoming fixtures, and ladders for their favourite footy codes, including AFL, NRL, and Australian Rugby.

Rosie the robot can be rooted (hacked) too

March 19, 2018

Hacking a robot is easy. Researchers discovered more than 50 vulnerabilities in domestic robots used in the home, as toys, companions, assistants and even sex

Alexa calling and messaging comes to iOS and Android

March 19, 2018

Amazon is adding Alexa voice, video calling and messaging support to select iOS and Android devices.

Let me give you the ABC on ZTE

March 16, 2018

Every so often you come across a company that rises above the rest and is poised to do incredible things. One of those companies is

Robot vacs take the stick to sticks

March 12, 2018

A new survey by Ecovacs shows Australian’s are open to embracing robotics, robot vacuums at least, in their home.

I can’t live without – my router!

February 22, 2018

Consumer dependence on Wi-Fi routers for a connected home has eclipsed the smartphone as the number one technology US adults cannot live without.

D-Link OMNA now on Android as well as iOS (review)

February 5, 2018

Early in 2017 D-Link released its OMNA 180° security camera for the Apple Home Kit. That is great for about 10% of smartphone users, so

Alexa to become an Aussie

January 18, 2018

Amazon has announced that Alexa, the brain that powers the Echo family of devices, is coming to Australia, along with three Alexa-enabled devices: Amazon Echo,

Samsung POWERbot VR9300 vacuum cleaner (updated review)

January 16, 2018

Samsung’s POWERbot VR9300 is billed as “Australia’s most powerful robotic vacuum cleaner taking cleaning to the next level.”

CES 2018 – that’s a wrap

January 15, 2018

The Consumer Electronics Show is over for another year – was it a boom or bust year?

Qualcomm – “We invent the tech the world loves” at CES 2018

January 11, 2018

In case you don’t know Qualcomm is to the mobile and IoT connectivity space like Intel is to PCs.

Intel inside takes on wider meaning at CES 2018

January 11, 2018

Intel is a behemoth – the 1000-pound Gorilla inside IT hardware running on the majority of PCs, tablets, servers, a lot of IoT, and now

Whirlpool – smart everything at CES 2018

January 11, 2018

Whirlpool showed off Apple Watch, Alexa and Google Assistant, remote start, and scan to cook integration in its 2018 range of smart home appliances.

LG announces new artificially intelligent TVs and home appliances

January 9, 2018

LG has revealed its latest products and direction at its press conference at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. In line with the big tech trends

Smart Homes – make a smart start with Home HQ (review)

January 8, 2018

A smart home is any home where smart monitoring or control devices linked to the internet are installed. Home HQ from Origin Energy is a

Telstra’s top tech trends in 2018

December 12, 2017

Telstra has revealed its top tech trend predictions for 2018 – not surprisingly they are all possible due to the internet.

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