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Amazon Echo to go on sale in Australia and New Zealand next month

Amazon Echo to go on sale in Australia and New Zealand next month

Starting in February, Amazon will start offering the Amazon Echo product line as well as Amazon Music Unlimited to its customers who live in Australia and New Zealand. This original news first came out around the end of 2017, that Amazon would be planning to expand the Echo and its music streaming service to 28 more countries. Just today, Amazon revealed that starting on February 1st – customers in Australia […]

Google Home Max speaker goes on sale this week

Google Home Max speaker goes on sale this week

Google has been busy this year developing a whole new range of smart speakers with the Google Assistant built in, the Google Home Mini has been out for a few months now and has mostly likely been picked out for a few gifts this year and the standard Google Home which has been out for more than a year. But one speaker which was announced at Google’s event back in […]

LIFX smart bulbs now support Apple HomeKit

LIFX smart bulbs now support Apple HomeKit

LIFX, a very competent competitor in the smart home space to the Phillips Hue range has now announced its support for Apple’s HomeKit API, a much requested feature over the last few years. LIFX has been working with Nest and Google for a while now, with the “Works with Nest” system, in which LIFX bulbs would flash red when your Nest Protect smoke alarm detected any issues in the home. […]

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 […]

What’s the best home CCTV system? – #HomeNetworkingMonth

What’s the best home CCTV system? – #HomeNetworkingMonth

As part of our Home Networking Month, one of the most requested articles we promised as well as a few others was “What is the best CCTV system for the home.” So that’s what this article is on, now we have looked at the market and there are plenty avaible out there, such as the Nest Camera, Phillips and more. But one that caught our eye is the Ubiquiti UniFi Video […]

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 […]

Sony’s new smart light will turn on the TV

Sony’s new smart light will turn on the TV

Sony does like to experiment with lighting technology and the latest model will actually be in production and this new product from Sony Japan is part of the Life Space UX project a team within Sony which makes light speakers, projectors and other lighting technology but this latest light is capable of taking out certain tasks as it connects to WiFi. It also has a number of sensors built in […]