Author Archives: Oliver Berger

Technology enthusiast - interested in how IOT can change the world but without all the complicated bits to go with it.

Amazon Dash: The Latest

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It’s been a while since we wrote about Amazon Dash and we can’t wait for this little bit of home automation in australia. This obviously has a dependency on Amazon launching their store locally. In the meantime, TechCrunch have had their say on how Dash is going stateside. Sit back and enjoy. Price: - US Buy Now Price: - US ... Read More »

Google Glass Relaunches as Enterprise Hardware

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The Google Glass project has been revived and is back as a tool for businesses. The hardware itself has been re-imagined, not as a standalone pair of glasses any more, but instead as an attachment that bolts on to your existing pair of specs. We’re excited to see how this transpires – if its executed correctly it will give the ... Read More »

Microsoft Hololens Blurs The Digital and Real Worlds

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So, the Hololens doesn’t strictly fall into the “Internet of Things” gadgets that we’re used to talking about here on Domobot, but it’s pretty cool. While some of the things it displays aren’t actually real, the technology very much is. The Hololens is a wearable from Microsoft that overlays graphics onto your visual field, very similar to the augmented reality ... Read More »

Apple Car “Titan” Is In The Works

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Rumours are rife in Silicon Valley that Apple has set its sights on launching a new car. The Apple car, codenamed Titan, first came to light in the last week or so, as it began to emerge that a number of Tesla’s employees were starting to migrate from the automobile manufacturer over to the tech giant. In a recent interview ... Read More »

Clime Sensors Are The Complete Smart Home Solution

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If you can imagine something that needs monitoring in your smart home, Clime sensors will most likely be able to handle it for you. The great thing is, that 1 small unit can sense multiple environmental changes and alert you of anything thats happening in your home. What can Clime Sensors monitor? Able to sense changes in temperature, humidity, light ... Read More »

Apple CarPlay vs Android Auto – A Comparison

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Since both technology power houses announced their foray into the connected vehicle world, there has been a lot of discussion about what their products might look like. With very few automobile manufacturers releasing connected vehicles, eager enthusiasts have had to wait for a real insight into how the eventual products might function. Interestingly, Hyundai have gotten ahead of the game, ... Read More »

Apple Watch Slated For Early 2015 Release

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Hot off the back of a quarter which saw Apple create more profit than any company in History, Tim Cook used the earnings call to announce the release date of the much-anticipated Apple Watch. When Will The Apple Watch Be Released? Apple will start shipping the ios8 powered smartwatch to market in April 2015. This announcement represents a departure from ... Read More »

Dropcam To Replace All Old Models For Free

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Since Dropcam joined Google’s Nest ecosystem, it’s not just their profile that has seen a significant increase. Their Research & Development budget has also grown as they continue to ship new hardware products and software updates. They just published a post on their blog confirming that they will “no longer be able to give Original Dropcam and Dropcam Echo owners ... Read More »

Nest Announces New Partnership Integrations at CES 2015

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Nest have not wasted any time in 2015, kicking it off with some big announcements at CES 2015. The darling of Google’s acquisitions, Nest, chose Las Vegas as the place to push forward its “Works With Nest” initiative, bolstering the range of gadgets that are now compatible with the (more than just a) thermostat. We recently wrote about a raft ... Read More »

Home Automation Gets Creative with the Interactive Cloud Lamp

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The Cloud lamp and speaker system is a cool new home automation accessory by artist, Richard Clarkson. Designed to recreate a thunderstorm in your bedroom, the Cloud uses motion sensors, speakers and theatrical colour changing LED lights to build a powerful ambiance of a heavy storm for you to sleep, work or play too. Powered by remote control, this interactive ... Read More »