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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 »

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 »

Knight Rider’s KITT and David Hasselhoff reunite for Samsung Smart Home commercial

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In a move of casting genius, David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff appears in Samsung’s Smart Home commercial reprising his most successful role – himself. After playing himself in over three feature films and several TV episodes, Hasselhoff appears to have finally mastered the role. He is joined in the commercial by his headstrong, if somewhat emotional, co-star of the hit 1980’s ... Read More »

5 Home Automation start-ups to watch in 2015

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According to a recent report by Transparency Market Research, the value of the home automation industry is expected to reach $16.4 billion by 2019. This is up from the $3.6 billion industry valuation in 2012. As we head into 2015, it is clear that the home automation industry is moving from strength to strength; and with so many new products ... Read More »

More IoT companies sign on to work with Nest Labs

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Google constantly stays at the forefront of technology, and it seems their home automation project, Nest, is no different. The company has just announced that it will be integrating its technology with a raft of new partners. Nest Labs launched its “Works with Nest” developer program around five months ago. At the time, partnerships with big names such as Mercedes ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

What is the “Internet Of Things”

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With the emergence of home automation startups such as Nest and Apple’s HomeKit, you may have been hearing the phrase ‘Internet of Things’ discussed in tech circles. The phrase explains the ability of objects, such as household whitegoods or your home’s air conditioning unit, being controlled by the internet and more importantly, your smartphone. Whilst the phrase may be unfamiliar ... Read More »