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  • Google Home Review: A glimpse into the future, but don’t get over excited

    Sometimes the hype can be blinding.  Sometimes the hype matches the product.  With Google Home there’s no shortage of Hype.  The device was launched late last year but as is often the case with technology it had a limited worldwide release and Australia was not part of the hype. However,...
  • Google Home & Google WiFi launch in Australia: $199

    It may have taken almost a year, but Google’s most impressive product yet is finally available in Australia this week – Google Home will be available for $199 from Thursday. This is just the start of the digital assistant wars, with Amazon expected to enter Australia likely to bring...
  • Affordable Smart home cameras? Our i-Cam review

    In this connected world it’s ever so easy to get cameras around your home streaming live video to your smartphone when you could be anywhere in the world – often though they come at a hefty price, so we’re checking out some slightly more affordable options from a lesser...
  • NBN now reaches five million homes

    While the politicians bleat and moan, the NBN team are getting on with the job at full speed with the broadband network now available in five million Aussie homes. The ramped up roll-out is thanks to the deployment of Fibre to the Node (FTTN) and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC...
  • IKEA launching Smart Home lighting in 2018

    Global flat pack homewares and furniture giant IKEA is bringing the smart home to the masses with the launch of Smart Lighting planned for 2018 as part of  a new IKEA Home Smart initiative. The reason this is important news is the move of smart home concepts into a...
  • Smart Locks get even smarter with Kiwkset

    Kwikset is one of the trail-blazers when it comes to smart lock technology. The latest version of their Kevo product is smaller, easier to install and has some incredible features for anyone worried about home security....
  • Optus Home Wireless Broadband: No ADSL? No NBN? This is plug-and-play

    There’s a few reasons for Broadband internet frustration in this country, not least is the lack of quality ADSL connections and stalled upgrades to ADSL given the NBN is looming in all areas.  Plus there are people who don’t want to have a fixed line connection linked to a...
  • Bose announce new Soundbar and Home Theater sound system

    When Bose do things they do them right.  As a private US company there’s not shareholders bashing down their doors every quarter for answers, there’s no scrutiny on sales targets and delivery – there’s just a focus on great sound, great products and today we saw two great new...
  • Network your storage: Synology NAS for sharing files, videos & photos at home

    In this connected world, we’re using devices in every room of the home, we’re independently creating our own collection of photos, videos and files yet we’re still struggling to find ways to simply share them with family or even work colleagues – ask yourself when you last emailed someone...
  • Netgear announces Orbi Tri-Band WiFi “System” for greater home WiFi coverage

    Until now the problem of WiFi deadspots in your home was to move your router/modem or install a “range extender” which does wonders but also adds complexity.  It was a great solution, until now. Netgear today announced a new product range called “Orbi” which looks to bring corporate-like connectivity...
  • Telstra aims to bring the Smart Home to all Australians

    While I might have been banging on about the smart home for many years now, the companies involved in Smart Home style products like power, lights, sensors and cameras are all doing so as part of their overall business and don’t have the reach that someone like Telstra has...
  • The homes of the Future

    In a report on how Australian Homes will look in the next five to ten years we have some very interesting trends that may be emerging very soon. Some of which you could retrofit into your home today....
  • A smart camera to monitor noise, movement and air quality in real-time – WiThings Home

    There’s something sensational about the quality that Withings put into their products – their design and materials are top class and that’s evident in their smart camera – the Withings Home....
  • Robots are taking over… The cleaning

    Could it be that The Jetsons is becoming a reality? Months after we checked out the Samsung Navibot S, LG has a robot vacuum that could change your opinion on the potential for these automated home helpers....
  • David Wu creates replica Apple Store home office

    Even the hardest man, one who despises all things Apple, has to have some kind of respect for the level of order that Apple manages to attain in its stores around the world. Everything is meticulously kept with all the iMacs, MacBook Pros and Airs, Mac Pros, iDevices and...
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