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Philips Lighting is changing its name, and you’ll probably never even notice

Philips Lighting, the company responsible for creating one of the most identifiable names in the smart home market – Philips Hue – is changing its name.  Starting now, Philips Lighting will be known as Signify, with a goal of 2019 set for full global implementation, although this news story may well be the last time you’re ever aware of the ... Read More »

The best cheap Dyson offers and deals in Australia for May 2018

Looking for a high quality vacuum cleaner to make your home life easier? Then you’re in the right place to bag yourself a great Dyson deal. Dyson has built itself up to be a leader in the vacuum cleaner market. Its innovative designs have set benchmark after benchmark and its popularity as a manufacture has extended way beyond vacuum cleaners ... Read More »

Best smart lighting: from Philips Hue to Lifx, and everything in between

Smart lighting is perhaps the most accessible area of the smart home, requiring little explanation, installation, and fiddling in order to enjoy the benefits of lighting that you can control from your phone or with your voice, and which changes tone, brightness and even color.  Without a doubt the biggest name is smart lighting is Philips Hue, but that doesn’t ... Read More »

Google Home can finally control Google Play Movies

It was a bizarre omission in the first place, but Google has finally patched up a key gap in its Google Home smart speaker’s functionality. Announced at Google I/O, you’ll finally be able to control your Google Play Movies library using a Google Home speaker.  So long as you’ve got a Chromecast device attached to your TV, barking a movie ... Read More »

The best cheap Dyson deals and offers in May 2018

Looking for a high quality vacuum cleaner? Then you’re in the right place to grab a cheap Dyson deal. We’ve rounded up the latest deals on the best Dyson cordless and traditional vacuum cleaners. Dyson has built itself up to be a leader in the vacuum cleaner market. Its innovative designs have set benchmark after benchmark and its popularity as ... Read More »

Best smart home products for Indian customers

Smart home devices are a diverse category. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the key component of home automation. It enables all the devices in your home to be connected to the Internet so that you can communicate with them and issue commands.  Every manufacturer is looking towards India and its huge consumer base. The issue is, especially with digital ... Read More »

The best smart speakers 2018: which one should you buy?

Smart speakers, virtual assistants or smart home speakers, whatever name you decide to call them, they’re pretty cool, unbelievably handy and aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. In fact recent reports reveal the best smart speakers are now owned by one in six Americans and UK smart speaker ownership has doubled in six months.  That’s because many consider smart speakers to ... Read More »

Google is planning to add Bluetooth to a new Chromecast dongle

Sharp-eyed Google watchers have noticed a rather interesting development over at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US – specifically that Google has registered a new Chromecast device with Bluetooth support. Now before you start dreaming about using Bluetooth headphones with your Chromecast or maybe beaming audio in the other direction, we don’t know anything about this new dongle ... Read More »

Memorial Day sales 2018: What to expect

While Memorial Day commemorates fallen military men and women, it has also come to symbolically mark the start of summer. Relatedly, it’s also one of the biggest shopping weekends, with Memorial Day sales being some of the most popular retail events of the year. As with other big shopping days, you’ll see just about everything on sale, from clothing to ... Read More »

Nest Temperature Sensor is now on sale to make your home as comfortable as can be

Starting today you can purchase the latest Nest product that aims to make your home a comfortable place to be. The Nest Temperature Sensor is now on sale for $39 (about £25 / AU$50) for a single sensor, or $99 (about £70 / AU$125) for a three-pack.  These little pucks take readings of whichever room they’re in, sending the information ... Read More »

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