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Google spying – but so do too many others (opinion)

May 16, 2018

It is a fact – Google spying. If you paddle in Google’s pool via Android, Search, Assistant, Home, Gmail, Calendar, Chrome, Docs, Groups, Maps, Flights,

OK Google coming to all LG 2018 AI TV range

May 11, 2018

  OK Google voice assistant will soon be coming to the LG 2018 AI TV range. The marriage extends LG’s ThinQ smart ecosystem beyond its

Telstra Smart Home – for dummies (review)

April 28, 2018

Telstra Smart Home is its foray into smart home control. Like the Telco it is, you take this on a 24-month contract.

D-Link DAP-1860 AC2600 mesh range extender

April 27, 2018

D-Link has been doing a lot of work on Wi-Fi mesh and range extenders. The result is its DAP-1860 AC2600 range extender. It works as

OK Google, what about Google Home and Home Mini? (review)

April 26, 2018

Google was later to market with its Google Assistant, Google Home and Google Home Mini speakers. Spoiler alert – they are both good.

Hey Alexa – I love this Sonos One

April 26, 2018

The Sonos One may be the most flexible, best sounding, widest music service support speaker in Australia. From 26 April it also has Amazon Alexa

LG 2018 Soundbars with Dolby Atmos

April 18, 2018

The premium LG 2018 soundbars have Dolby Atmos. Meridian Audio tunes its top-of-the-range SK-10.

OK Google what about LG WK7 ThinQ speaker?

April 18, 2018

The LG WK7 ThinQ speaker is a Google Assistant enabled Wi-Fi/Bluetooth speaker with a pedigree. It is the first product co-developed by LG and Meridian

Samsung 2018 TV lineup: faster, blacker, better

April 17, 2018

Following their showing in New York last month, it’s time for Australia to see the Samsung 2018 TV lineup. It’s an impressive offering. Overall, the

GadgetGuy says Embrace smart living

April 13, 2018

GadgetGuy featured on Channel 7 Sunrise with a range of smart living devices including a TV that becomes a piece of art, Embrace a smart

Panasonic SC-GA10 Wireless Smart Speaker (review)

April 12, 2018

Why should computer companies have all the fun with smart speakers? The Panasonic SC-GA10 brings Panasonic’s audio experience into play in an OK Google smart

NETGEAR Arlo Pro 2 (review)

April 8, 2018

The NETGEAR Arlo Pro 2 is an update to its successful Arlo and Arlo Pro security cameras.

Embrace smart mirror – Google while shaving (review)

April 6, 2018

The Embrace Smart Mirror is a motion activated, splash resistant, touch-enabled, smart mirror that shows lots of potential as the next big thing in the

Foxconn devours Belkin, Linksys and WeMo

March 28, 2018

Foxconn, best known for assembling Apple iPhones will devour Belkin, Linksys and Wemo. It is part of a bid to diversify into IT accessories, networking

Samsung 11kg AddWash front-loader for a smarter home (review)

March 26, 2018

I connected a Samsung 11Kg AddWash front loader (WW11K8412OW) to my home Wi-Fi network using Samsung’s SmartHome App. Samsung proudly states, “Control and monitor the

Chefs book a table with Dimmi and Alexa

March 23, 2018

Online restaurant reservation app Dimmi has partnered with Amazon Alexa to add voice-activated bookings.

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