SmartHome

  • Free software update turns Nest Cam IQ into a Google Home

    Aussie customers can now use Google Assistant with their Nest Cam IQ, as part of a new integration. With no additional hardware required, the Nest Cam IQ will double-up as your very own Google Home – the first product of its kind to have the Google Assistant built-in. The free software update is...
  • Gemmill Homes selling houses with smart technology included

    If you live in Western Australia, then you may want to choose your home builder very carefully. While on the surface it may seem like they all offer the same outcome, but in an ultra-competitive space, companies are turning to technology to differentiate. Gemmill Homes has partnered with Perth...
  • Yonomi now support Google Assistant and Google Home

    Yonomi have announced that their IoT service now works with the Google Assistant and Google Home. The Google Assistant integration has been one of the most requested features from users and Yonomi have finally ticked the box for users and delivered it. This integration now means that when you search...
  • Review: Nanoleaf Aurora light panels

    Smart lighting is a major part of the IoT landscape and while there’s established players like Philips Hue, we need and thankfully have some smaller companies that have new designs that offer a different take on things. Nanoleaf light panels are unlike most smart lighting that is designed to...
  • 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...
  • Samsung offers ‘Invisible Connection’ cable and ‘no-gap wall-mount’ on TVs at CES2017

    The Consumer Electronics Show 2017 is now in full swing with the first of many press conferences from the top tech companies. Also my inbox is a disaster of product announcements, however one that stands out from the crowd is from Samsung. Samsung Electronics have announced today that its...
  • You’ve seen it on The Block, now you buy Telstra’s Smart Home IoT solution

    Our lives are getting smarter and more connected than ever, so it makes sense we do the same with our home. While there’s a plethora of after-market piece meal solutions for making your home smart, Telstra are now offering an end-to-end solution. Available online and in select stores from...
  • Review: Philips Hue 2.0

    Smart and connected lighting systems are incredibly common, but Philips brings one of the biggest brand names to the market. After a successful entry with Hue 1.0, Philips have improved their offering with Hue 2.0. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve spent plenty of time lighting my life...
  • 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...