Internet of Things

Amazon Echo devices now support multi-room audio

Amazon Echo devices now support multi-room audio

The Amazon Echo range of smart speakers has been out for a while now, and also it’s no longer just the cylinder speaker, the Echo Dot is a device that connects to wifi and plugs straight into an existing speaker system. Music. Every. Room. For ages, the Echo ecosystem has never support multi-room audio, something Apple pioneered with AirPlay not long ago and in recent years, Sonos has somewhat taken […]

Google Home can now respond to multiple users

Google Home can now respond to multiple users

Google’s in home voice assistant was kind of late to the game, Amazon’s Echo speaker was certainly one of the first and is still the most socially known and most popular, but Google isn’t wasting any time to add new features, using it’s extensive background in AI to boost it along. One large downfall of the Amazon Echo is it can’t support multiple accounts, meaning as a family orientated device it […]

Amazon unveils two new Echo speakers

Amazon unveils two new Echo speakers

The Amazon Echo is still only available in the US, but the device certainly does a lot. Released last year it was an interesting development for the company as it is a bluetooth speaker as well as a voice controlled smart assistant but the main point of a bluetooth speaker is that it should be able to be taken places such as in the garden and the beach but the […]

New Fibit Alta aims at the fashion market

New Fibit Alta aims at the fashion market

Fitbit seem to be on roll lately, it seems that in the middle of last year that was a downturn for the company when the Apple Watch was unveiled but from personal experience a lot of people seem to have got Fitbit trackers over the holiday period, this is defiantly to do with the entry price point as even considering the Apple Watch with the sport model will be £300 […]

Amazon Echo now tells you movie times and NFL scores

Amazon Echo now tells you movie times and NFL scores

While the Amazon Echo isn’t even available in the UK yet (come on Amazon!) the device does keep receiving updates to make tit much more useful for users, with the latest software update the Amazon Echo can now tell what time certain movies are showing around you and what cinemas its in, the command needed is: “Alexa, what comedy films are on near me?” or “Alexa, when is Spectre showing? As well […]

Nest moves into home security, with Nest Cam

Nest moves into home security, with Nest Cam

Last week we reported that Droid-Life leaked further detail on to what Nest may be working on. Now Nest at its press event showed of the Nest Cam. Heavily based on what Dropcam had be making the Nest Cam is the company’s first move into home security. In many ways the Nest Cam is very similar to the past offerings from Dropcam with the ability to record video and store it in […]

Nest will be making a camera, similar to Dropcam

Nest will be making a camera, similar to Dropcam

The product line from Dropcam has been looking a bit quiet for a while now after Nest bought the company, but now Nest is looking into making its own home camera system.  This week Droid-Life has shared news on to what the company may be working on, named ‘Nest Cam’ – The camera looks very similar to any of the cameras which has been made by Dropcam in the past. Nest is […]

A&T Tech Smarthome Guide – Part 2

A&T Tech Smarthome Guide – Part 2

Welcome to the second part of our guide to the smart home, a ten part series focusing on what devices and gadgets you can use to turn your home into a smart-home on a budget, sort of. You may have noticed, but here at A&T Tech we cover a fair amount of news about smarthome gadgets, such as the Nest Protect smoke alarm, Phillips Hue light bulbs, Thermostats, washing machines, […]

Nest Thermostat got confused by British Summer Time

Nest Thermostat got confused by British Summer Time

Over the weekend, a lot of Nest users realised that their thermostats didn’t adjust the time so users were left with a cold house come Sunday morning. The actual clock on the Nest had changed, but the heating schedules people had set never moved. While this was a bug that was in device – But after all it is the ‘Smart’ Learning Thermostat.