SmartHome

  • Parrot Pot is great, but we need a Parrot Garden

    Green thumbs are apparently not genetic. My father is an awesome gardener and unfortunately I’m the opposite and need help to keep plants alive. Thankfully technology is arriving that helps people like me, or just generally busy and forgetful people who love plants, but don’t have the time to...
  • LG is bringing WebOS 3.0 to CES2016, control of smart home appliances

    LG have announced webOS 3.0 is coming and will be their SMART TV platform in 2016. The company will showcase the updated OS at the company’s booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #8204 from January 6-9. At CES 2016 in Vegas, LG will unveil webOS 3.0,...
  • GE WiFi-enabled fridge becomes first fridge on IFTTT

    The magical no-code automation service, IFTTT has learnt a new trick, talking to fridges. As our home appliances become internet connected, they can play a part in our smart homes thanks to the service IFTTT. GE Fridges are the first connected fridge to be compatible with IFTTT and offers...
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    Review: LIFX Color 1000

    When LIFX started their journey, the concept of a multi-coloured light globe that housed a WiFi module, controllable with your smart phone, was brand new. Fast forward a few years and the market is crowded and big competitors like Phillips Hue are now in the market. That hasn’t stopped...
  • LG’s SmartThinQ Sensor will make dumb Washing Machines, Fridges, smarter

    So you have existing electronics in your home, but see all the new connected hotness. With everything in the home becoming connected, the prospect of replacing existing items just to get WiFi connectivity seems an unnecessary expense and many just wait till one thing dies to replace it. LG...
  • Review: LIFX Color 650 downlights

    LIFX are famous for their successful Kickstarter project to launch a Wi-Fi connected, multi-coloured LED lightbulb. Now they’ve finally shipped the downlight to all Kickstarter and pre-order customers and will soon launch exclusively to retail at Harvey Norman. Before that happens, I had a chance to try out 2...