Review: Gogogate 2 Ultimate Garage Kit Posted by Jason Cartwright on July 5th, 2018. 1 We've all probably driven away from our house, only to turn around and check if we'd left the garage door open. Imagine if you could leverage IoT to check your garage door from anywhere, well that's exactly...
  • Home Automation giant Crestron, launch Alexa skill in Australia

    Crestron is one of the  the global leaders in home automation and they’ve now announced those of us in Australia, with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices can access a new Crestron skill. Crestron panels and more recently smart phone controllers have served us well over the years, but now with Alexa...
  • Review: Nest Protect turns the humble smoke detector into an IoT device with IFTTT support

    Its important to protect the home you and your family live and even more so if you own your own home. Nest Protect offers a smart, connected way to monitor your environment from your phone. If there is an incident like a fire, or unsafe level of carbon monoxide,...
  • SONOS One officially adds Alexa support in Australia

    When SONOS One was announced, the promise of a great speaker that supported both Alexa and Google Assistant was an inviting one. While SONOS still say Google Assistant (and Airplay 2 support is coming later this year, from today, Australians can use Amazon’s Alexa weith Australian voices, accents and...
  • Echo Spot is coming to Australia, pre-order now available

    Amazon have announced the Echo Spot is now available for pre-order in Australia. The Echo Spot offers Alexa functionality, with a smaller design and the added convenience of a circular screen so that Alexa can show you things. The all-new Echo Spot will be available to customers on 26...
  • 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...
  • Foxconn just bought Belkin for US$866M

    Maker of hardware and networking gadgets, Belkin have just been snapped up by Foxconn. Importantly this sees one of the most comprehensive IoT peripherals – WeMo be acquired as that industry explodes. The privately held Belkin turned 35 this year. The Taiwan-based Foxconn has an incredible 1.3 million employees...
  • 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...
  • iRobot Roomba now works with Google Home, Amazon Alexa and IFTTT

    When I reviewed iRobot’s Roomba 980 in January, one of my biggest complaints was the lack of support for home automation connectivity. Thankfully the Wi-Fi connected robot vacuums are now compatible with Google Home, Amazon Alexa and IFTTT (If This Then That). This means you can now command your Roomba to IFTTT...
  • Amazon buys Ring, a billion dollars serious about IoT

    Ring is been acquired by Amazon. In what is understood to be worth around US$1 Billion, giant Amazon are getting very serious about IoT hardware by acquiring Ring. The company is most famous for making the internet connected doorbell, but have since expanded their product portfolio to home security...

Popular Posts