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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 »

Even the mastermind behind Alexa isn’t happy with his smart home setup

If you’re struggling to get your smart home set up exactly the way you’d like it, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, arguably one of the greatest minds in smart home, Charlie Kindel – the mastermind behind Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa – is right there with you. Announcing that he was departing Amazon after five years overseeing the meteoric rise ... Read More »

Listen up: Alexa isn’t spying on you, and this ‘spying’ skill only proves it

It’s fair to say there’s a certain amount of fear around smart speakers at the moment, as these tiny devices that we put on our coffee tables and bookshelves have the potential to listen in on our every conversation.  It harks back to the fear at the center of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984. Perhaps even further back, to something ... Read More »

Listen up: Alexa isn’t spying on you, and this ‘spying’ skill only proves it

It’s fair to say there’s a certain amount of fear around smart speakers at the moment, as these tiny devices that we put on our coffee tables and bookshelves have the potential to listen in on our every conversation.  It harks back to the fear at the center of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984. Perhaps even further back, to something ... Read More »

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition makes Alexa voice assistant child friendly

If you have kids and an Amazon Echo device, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced the hilarity / horror of them accidentally finding some expletive-laden song just by their requesting goobledeegook. So a new Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition will be music to the ears of tech-savvy parents. Launching in the US first (we’ll have word on global availability as ... Read More »

Hue meets Hive: the HomeKit rival you’ve been waiting for?

Smart home device manufacturer Hive has recently announced that one of the biggest name in smart lighting – Philips Hue – now works in the Hive app. This is an interesting move, as Hive already has its own smart lights, and has in fact just launched a new set.  We think that this integration, tied in with another recent Hive ... Read More »

Ring video doorbell is now cheaper, thanks to Amazon

Pictured above: Ring Video Doorbell 2 Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s a massive price drop on the first-generation Ring doorbell. Oh, come right in! Amazon, which as of today officially owns video doorbell company Ring, is celebrating its latest acquisition by lowering the price of the original Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell in the US. Now, you’ll pay $99.99 for ... Read More »

Want Grand National tips? Amazon Alexa on your Echo has you covered

It’s Grand National weekend, with the most exciting date in the UK horse racing calendar taking place tomorrow. The four-and-a-bit mile race sees jockeys and horses hurtling around two laps of the Aintree Racecourse, jumping 30 fences along the way. And it’s got a new big fan: Amazon’s Alexa. If you get chatty with Amazon’s voice assistant on your Echo ... Read More »

Facebook smart speaker patent shows what its next data collector could look like

Between data scandals, apologies, updates, and congressional hearings, Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg have been juggling quite a lot recently. It’s unsurprising, therefore, that reports have recently emerged that the social media Goliath is delaying the reveal of its home smart speaker.  However, in a somewhat poetic instance of information being released before it’s wanted, a recent patent application has revealed ... Read More »

The best cheap Dyson offers and deals in Australia for April 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 »

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