HomeAutomation

  • Control 4 automating Australian homes

    Control 4 is lives and breathes home automation. Their software connects smart devices like AV gear, blinds, lighting, security to make our lives better. Earlier this year I had a chance to speak to Robert Kidd, Managing Director at Control 4 Asia Pacific, about the company’s place in the Australian home automation market. The...
  • Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus can connect for up to 10m runs, 16m colours

    Philips has a new update to their Hue lighting products. The new Hue Lightstrip Plus is a flexible light source. They’re pitching it as an easy to shape (around corners) and get this, even cut it so it fits the perfect length. These strips can connect together for a...
  • You can now control your LIFX lights through your Harmony remote

    Smart bulbs, LIFX is not only working on new models of lights, but also working on the integration pieces. For those people who have already joined Logitech’s Harmony multi-device controls, they can now add LIFX bulbs to the list of things they can control. With a Harmony hub based...
  • Samsung responds to expensive price with cheaper NaviBot Light

    Samsung released the premium floor cleaning robot, the Navibot S back in May this year. It took a lot of criticism due to it’s starting price being in excess of $1,000 when competitors like Roomba were half that. Well fast forward a few months and there’s a new Navibot...
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