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What is the “Internet Of Things”

internet of things

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 »

Ninja Sphere – The Smart Home Hub

ninja sphere

For those who have been waiting for an all-in-one smart home hub, Ninja Blocks has at last started shipping Ninja Sphere, a smart home hub that connects appliances around the house into one central “brain”. Using an app that works on ios or on android, you can set rules for one device to interact with another based on inputs from ... Read More »

Sense Sleep Tracker

sense_sleep_tracker

Sense is a sleep tracker unlike others in the market – its not a wearable device but instead sits on your night stand next to your bed. One of the main differences between Sense and other sleep trackers is that it doesn’t just monitor how you’re sleeping but also the conditions that lead to a good night’s sleep. How does ... Read More »

Neato Domestic Robot Vacuum Cleaner Signature Black

Neato XV Signature Pro robot vacuum

The Neato XV Signature Vacuum Cleaner comes in at a slighter higher spec and price point than the Kogan Robot Vacuum Cleaner but is an impressive bit of kit (if you like that sort of thing). Its another in a long line of “set and forget” vacuums that you can just leave to its own devices (excuse the second pun) ... Read More »

Winbot 7- Robotic Window Cleaner

Winbot 7 - Robotic Window Cleaner

You can now tick one more thing off the list of chores that you have to do – clean the windows. Winbot 7 attaches to any glass surface (including mirrors) – it doesn’t even matter if the surface is vertical. We have to admit, it looks pretty wacky but don’t dismiss it until you’ve watched the video. Window Cleaning Robot ... Read More »

Niwa – grow a bumper crop with your smartphone

Niwa Automated Irrigation System

European startup company, Niwa, has taken gardening to a whole new level with their their fully-automated hydroponic system that allows even the smallest of dwellings to grow vitamin rich produce through a smartphone app. Its a Smart Garden that lives in your kitchen. Javier Morrillas, founder of Niwa told motherboard.vice.com that the idea for an efficient and easy-to-use hydroponic system ... Read More »

ivee Sleek is the first Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant for the home

Ivee - voice activated assistant

Home automation just became a whole lot simpler with ivee Sleek, an intuitive voice command system that can manage and control all your home devices as well as answer questions and obey commands. ivee Sleek – Voice Controlled Home Automation “ivee is the first wi-fi, voice-activated intelligent assistant for the home,” says the CEO and Founder, Jonathon Nostrant. “For the ... Read More »

Netgear STS7000 – Netgear Releases Home Security Tablet

Netgear sts7000 tablet home automation control

Netgear STS7000 and Home Automation Netgear has taken its first major step into the home automation market with the release of the Netgear STS700. Netgear Home Security Tablet Netgear has teamed up with icontrol networks for the tablet which will act as a touchscreen device to control anything that is plugged into the iControl network in your house. The Android ... Read More »