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Cloud
Google unveils new Nest Cams and Doorbells
“We wanted our newest line to give you the most comprehensive set of intelligent alerts right out of the box, and easily work with your other Nest products, like displays.”
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Amazon
Hands-on review: Amazon Echo Show 8
Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, takes up residence in the Echo Show 8.
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SD-WAN
Aruba releases end-to-end switching portfolio
This gives network operators one simple, end-to-end switching platform to improve business outcomes.
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Internet of Things
IoT home connectivity on the up, as are cybersecurity threats
“This data helps us shed light on the global emergence of IoT and types of the security problems present in the devices real users own.”
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Smart Home
Hands-on review: Philips Hue outdoor lighting range - ambience in 16 million colours
Smart, ambient and moody: When I set them up in our garden, I had visions of poolside siestas and mood lighting.
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Home automation
Hands-on review: Nanoleaf Light Panels and Nanoleaf Rhythm
The Nanoleaf promises to deliver ambience and artistic effect.
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Home automation
Hands-on review: Security and elegance meet with Ring
The Ring Spotlight Cam has a lot of really useful features, despite a few of its minor quirks.
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Artificial Intelligence
The little robot slave that will clean your floor... Maybe
The Electrolux PUREi9 allows users to customise a cleaning schedule through an app.
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Internet of Things
Haier to launch all-scenario smart home solution
The solution was designed to connect an entire household into one system.
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Cloud
Genesis creates a one-stop-shop for home automation
“Genesis is changing, and we’re working hard to make sure our customers show us what this change needs to look like."
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Apple
The HomePod makes its way to the land down under
HomePod is designed to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to hundreds of genres, moods and activities.
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Endpoint Protection
D-Link and McAfee team up on router with integrated endpoint protection
The D-Link AC2600 Wi-Fi router powered by McAfee and Intel’s connected home technology automatically protects all devices connected to the network.
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Internet of Things
The IoT could provide unlimited opportunities for Kiwis
The NZ IoT Alliance suggests this technology could bring up to $2.2 billion to the New Zealand economy over the next 10 years...
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Home automation
The war for the robotic pool cleaner crown is on
The global robotic pool cleaner market is expected to grow...
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Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP
Locksmith hardware, enterprise software – there’s a new collaboration in town
“Our staff are used to seeing smart technology built into the products we sell, from the humble car key right up to home automation."
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Internet of Things
Karson: How Kiwi-Belgian connections created the world's first 'virtual butler'
Interview: "You want to actually talk to your virtual butler, without touching any mobile device. That's where Karson will enhance home automation."
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Internet of Things
Research finds it's time to up the security stakes in IoT manufacturing
New research calls for proper security platforms to protect devices residing in the Internet of Things (IoT) sphere now - and in the future.
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Smartphone
Hands-on review: Belkin Insight Switch
Belkin have come up with an even smarter and easier way to up your home. The Insight Switch is not only smart, it’s incredibly useful.
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Belkin
Belkin’s WeMo products hit Bunnings hardware
Belkin's WeMo home automation products will now be sold through more than 160 Bunnings hardware stores nationally.
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Storage
Review: Thecus N2310 NAS
Thecus are known for their NAS capabilities, but are they launching into a whole new market?