Author Archives: Oliver Berger

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

Home automation industry expected to surge in Australia and globally

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With Australian smart home start-ups, such as Ninja Blocks, kicking goals on the world stage, the Australian home automation industry is poised to go from strength to strength over the next five years. It is a trend that reflected by the strength of the growing home automation market worldwide. Global Home Automation Industry Transparency Market Research recently released its report ... Read More »

Control Your Home with the SwannOne Home Automation Hub

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If you’d like a smart home security solution that is easy to set up and simple to use, check out the new SwannOne home automation hub. With SwannOne, buyers will be able to control all aspects of their home security or company security from a single smartphone app. The smart home industry has been going ahead in leaps and bounds, ... Read More »

Animated film captures the hazards of home automation

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At the turn of the century, the Y2K bug was a digital concept that shone a spotlight on our utter dependence on technology. The bug, if it were true, was said to threaten our very way of living. Relying on their supposed “date of manufacture”, it was believed at the time that computers and electrical appliances would become confused about ... Read More »

Miele unveils their new robot vacuum cleaner – the Scout RX1

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German-based appliance company, Miele, have built a solid reputation for creating seamless products grounded in quality design and style; but does the new Scout RX1 robotic vacuum cleaner live up to this reputation? With clean lines and some of the most progressive technology seen in a robotic vacuum cleaner, the Scout RX1 is set to be a solid competitor amongst ... Read More »

Lifx – Smart Lights for the Smart Home

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Lifx smart lights are light bulbs that you can connect to your smart home. They’re multi-colored and wi-fi enabled, so that they can be controlled by your smart phone. Think of them as a direct competitor with Philips Hue and Belkin WeMo lights. The Lifx are essentially “plug & play”. You can just screw them into your lamp or light ... Read More »

Lively is Home Automation for the Elderly


Lively is a home automation platform for the elderly. Designed with respect and independence in mind, it is intended to be a system that runs more “passively” than actively. What exactly does that mean? An app for the elderly that isn’t intrusive Lively keeps an eye on your loved one without them having to do anything special. Sensors can be ... Read More »

Pavlok – The Habit Forming Wearable

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What would you change about your life with just a little bit more discipline? If you had the extra impetus to achieve even the smallest (or largest) daily goals, how much more could you make of yourself? Thats the question posed and answered by Pavlok. Pavlok is a wearable device that uses a small electrical charge to shocks its owner ... Read More »