Automation

  • Microsoft just added Robotic Process Automation to Office365

    Business often suffers from legacy processes that consume mountains of employee time, transferring data from one system to another. It’s often the case that data needs to be moved between modern and legacy systems. Due to the age of these older applications, many don’t offer modern APIs that enable...
  • FarmBot Express and Express XL automates your veggie garden

    Say hello to FarmBot Express and Express XL. This amazing piece of technology is an automated veggie garden system. This is designed to provide the food, nutrients and water to the plants, 24×7 so you don’t have to. If you’re like me, managing plants is something you’re not good at. Humans...
  • Rent.com.au offers tap-to-apply rental applications

    Most of us have been through multiple rental applications and they’re never fun. Australia has 7 million renters and simplifying the process of data transfer between the applicants and the real estate is definitely an improvement to get excited about. With a relentless focus on simplicity and automation, Rent.com.au, has launched...
  • IFTTT adds support for Survey Monkey

    One of the most popular survey sites, Survey Monkey has just added IFTTT support. With SurveyMonkey now available as a channel, you can automate survey responses and integrate with other connected services. Some examples of what’s possible with Survey Monkey and IFTTT working together are: MailChimp – Save new MailChimp subscribers...
  • LG’s latest robot vacuum is also a mobile security camera

    LG have announced their latest robot vacuum, the Roboking Turbo+Homeview which can be controlled remotely using the LG Smart ThinQ app on your mobile device. The biggest addition this year is that it now contains 3 cameras and WiFi, which lets you monitor your home through the new HomeView and protect your home,...
  • Microsoft, just buy IFTTT already

    Microsoft is a software and services company and what better to evolve those services than automation. Both in the consumer and business fields that Microsoft plays in, automating user tasks saves time and money and generally results in massive good will from your users. Recently we’ve seen Microsoft venture into...
  • Tuesday TED Talk: The future of flying robots and precision farming

    Drones, flying robots, whatever you call them, drones are here and about to get a whole lot smarter. During a TED Talk in Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team have created autonomous aerial robots inspired by honeybees. These make some very interesting assumptions that dramatically differ from the consumer...
  • DEEZER beats Spotify to IFTTT, time to automate your music

    Music service Deezer has become the first music streaming service to integrate with IFTTT (If This Then That). If you’re like me and love to automate your life, you’ll already be using the service extensively to take care of repetitive tasks and now music can be part of that...
  • I travelled 200,000km with TripIt and it changed my life

    I never imagined when I started techAU that it would take me around the globe. Somewhere in the last 9 years, interstate and international travel became second nature and now I’ve clocked up almost 200,000 kilometers. It’s not even half way through 2015 and I’ve already clocked up 44,548...
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