Home Automation

Australian Google Store having a sale – to 17 July

July 11, 2018

The Australian Google Store is having a flash sale. If you want a Google Home or Mini, Chromecast or Pixel Buds act quickly. Alas, the

Why Android users should have a Google Mini (opinion)

June 30, 2018

“OK Google, give everyone a Google Mini.” It is a small price to pay for world dominance.

Smart speakers not controlling smart homes

June 26, 2018

New research from IHS Markit shows virtually no one is using smart speakers to control home automation.

LG debunks dirty dishwasher myths

June 10, 2018

Do you rinse? Do you remove food scraps? Or do you just throw it in? Well LG has some research that debunks dirty dishwasher myths.

LG InstaView Door-inDoor fridge – knock twice lets you see inside

June 10, 2018

The LG InstaView range of French door-in-door fridges has an interesting knock twice feature. Knock-Knock to see what is inside without opening the door.

Samsung Family Hub 3.0 – a very smart fridge

June 10, 2018

The new Samsung Family Hub 3.0 Refrigerator is the latest iteration of its smart ‘talking’ refrigerators. There are three in the range.

Samsung invents QuickDrive for front-load quick wash

June 10, 2018

Samsung has cut washing machine times in half with its new QuickDrive technology. About time – waiting an hour or more is a pain especially

Tech to overcome impairment – real options

May 29, 2018

I admit being a hearing and visually impaired sexagenarian. I share this personal narrative because more and more I am asked about tech to overcome

The future of home networking (D-Link interview)

May 29, 2018

GadgetGuy spoke to Graeme Reardon, Managing Director D-Link Australia. I wanted to get D-Link’s take on the future of home networking.

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.

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