smart home

  • Ring Floodlight Cam & Doorbell 2 REVIEW – added coverage and quality

    The popular Ring Video doorbell has been updated and a new product added to the Australian market with the Ring Floodlight Cam ready to record your driveway or backyard too. I’ve been a massive wrap on the Ring Doorbell since I installed it – so handy, so great. So...
  • JBL Link 10: The ultimate “Smart home” speaker?

    The future of your home is voice control – there’s almost no doubt about that – it’s just a matter of when and with which technology. Google’s first attempt at this is “Google Home” an amazing voice assistant that unfortunately isn’t a great speaker. Problem solved – there’s new...
  • Intel and Amazon offer up a Tiny Smart Home

    Smart Home technology is big business at CES with plenty of connected appliances and gadgets on display. But despite Amazon not actually having a booth at the show, it’s Alexa smart assistant is absolutely everywhere, with company’s tripping over themselves to let you know that their devices work with...
  • Our homes are getting smarter and more connected: nbn Survey reveals

    How smart is your home?  How connected are your home devices?  How many devices are connected to your WiFi network at any one time?  The nbn released research yesterday from Telsyte which indicates the number of connected home devices will more than double in the four years ahead....
  • 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...
  • Podcast: Your Tech Life #333

    Philips have launched their new Hue smart light system which offers faster responsiveness and Siri integration I’ve installed it and tell you all about it , iPhone 7 rumours abound so lets start cutting through them, Dashcams reviewed, Razer’s amazing ultrabook, Sony’s Hear.in headphones, Apple Pay drama untrue and...
  • Philips Hue 2.0 launches with better speed, brighter lights and remote control

    The concept of the “Smart Home” continues to gain pace with great new technology being launched all the time.  One of the challenges with the Smart Home though is complete integration, and different products working together.  There’s also sometimes a real issue with the lag in some devices doing...
  • Your connected garden just got smarter thanks to Parrot

    When you think smart-home you think lights, air conditioning, power and such things – but for some time the smart home has included your garden thanks to the Parrot Flower Power – here at EFTM we’re fans of what the Flower Power does, and never thought to question how...
  • EFTM Smart Home: Control your lights & power points on your smartphone with Belkin Wemo

    The idea of home automation seems a bit far-fetched, especially for those of us who aren’t in a position to or don’t have the money to build a whole new house.  Belkin WEMO is a system you can buy off the shelf and add an impressive level of remote...
  • EFTM Smart Home: Ducted Air Conditioning with remote iPhone controls

    Have you ever been out and about on the weekend when the temperatures started to jump and you realise you’re heading home to a hot box because you didn’t want to leave the Air Conditioning running all day costing you money.  Imagine you could reach for your iPhone and...
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