Connected

  • Qantas flicks the switch on world-leading in-flight WiFi

    When you take your next Qantas flight, there’s a chance you could strike gold and be connected to the internet thanks to the NBN’s Sky Muster satellite service. Today marks the day when the first Australian flight to the service. Starting with the first aircraft today, the rollout strategy is...
  • Buddy releases ‘Ohm’ platform, IoT to put companies in front of the data they need

    Budd­­­y Platform Limited is an Australian technology company that’s received funding from pop-star Lady Gaga. Today the company announced a new low cost solution for businesses to monitor their consumption of electricity, gas, water, steam and solar power generation, called Buddy Ohm. The new product helps accurately measure the...
  • How-to: Home Automation for under $4,000

    Home automation is something that sounds amazingly appealing, like a chance to live in a futuristic world where your home takes care of itself and you get to relax. Unfortunately there’s no one stop shop for connected devices that makes this dream a reality. Fortunately there is a way of...
  • LG’s got a smartfridge with 29″ display to rival Samsung

    If you’re an electronics manufacturer, then you’re goal right now is to connect as many devices to the internet as possible. When it comes to appliances in the home, its now decided the fridge will be the next frontier for displays. Following Samsung’s lead, LG are now showing off fridges...
  • This smart trampoline is designed to get kids outside again

    Trampolining is one of Australia’s favourite pastimes, that was until the digital age of smartphones and tablets distracted us. Springfree Trampoline featuring tgoma is the world’s first smart trampoline, smart thanks to its integration of an interactive digital gaming and fitness system. In the bouncy equivalent of ‘if you can’t beat...
  • Google Home is a smarter Amazon Echo competitor

    Google’s home appliance has just been announced, meet Google Home. It’s their competitor to Amazon Echo which received a shout out during the I/O keynote. Google Home will be available later this year. This hardware product will listen for your commands and return queries from the web. Better than that,...
  • Yonomi adds support for Amazon’s Alexa

    Yonomi is on a roll right now. After recently adding support for LIFX, they’ve now added support for Amazon’s Echo. While Echo may not be available directly in Australia, many Aussie’s have imported them and those US-based readers will certainly be able to take advantage of this one. The...
  • Yonomi adds LIFX support

    Yonomi is one of the best services that brings your IoT devices together. Each smart device usually comes with a dedicated app from the manufacturer, but that leaves users diving in and out of apps, each with different UI to learn. Yonomi is becoming the best option for a...