SmartHome

  • Nanoleaf extends movies and games beyond the screen with Screen Mirror

    Nanoleaf smart lighting products have a brand new trick.. Screen Mirroring. This new feature takes your entertainment beyond the screen. As you watch the content, the activity is reflected by the colour scheme of your Nanoleaf Light Panels and Nanoleaf Canvas. This takes smart lighting from something you have...
  • Nanoleaf ‘Touch Actions’ turn your lights into Smart Buttons

    Nanoleaf are adding new HomeKit ‘Touch Actions’ to your Canvas light squares, turning them into smart buttons for your entire home. With as little as a single press on a square, you can activate HomeKit Scenes to control any or all of your HomeKit products at once. This helps...
  • Review: Google Home Hub

    For many years we’ve been sold on devices with digital displays for the kitchen bench, but it’s safe to say your still living with a dumb kitchen. Google’s Home Hub is a connected device that features a 7″ display. That display can provide you with visual information, while you...
  • 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,...
  • 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...