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OliverIQ debuts first complete Smart Home-as-a-Service at CES 2024
Tue, 9th Jan 2024
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OliverIQ debuts at CES 2024 with a revolutionary Smart Home-as-a-Service (SHaaS) platform that simplifies home automation, offering a subscription model unifying numerous smart devices with round-the-clock support.
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RTI announces its new seamless KX4 in-wall touch panel
Wed, 8th Feb 2023
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smart home
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connectivity
RTI launches the KX4 in-wall touch panel keypad, a powerful and cost-effective tool for smart office environments.
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Google unveils new Nest Cams and Doorbells
Fri, 6th Aug 2021
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smart home
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google
Google unveils its next-generation Nest Cams and Doorbell, including the company's first battery-powered camera and doorbell.
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Hands-on review: Amazon Echo Show 8
Wed, 22nd Apr 2020
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gaming
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reviews
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smart home
Amazon Echo Show 8 Review: The Unassuming Kitchen Cinema!.
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Aruba releases end-to-end switching portfolio
Thu, 24th Oct 2019
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network management
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network infrastructure
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sd-wan
Aruba unveils game-changing switches & software, reshaping modern networking.
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IoT home connectivity on the up, as are cybersecurity threats
Thu, 18th Jul 2019
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smart home
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Nearly 50% of homes in Oceania have IoT devices, but this growing trend also increases security risks, according to a study by Stanford University and Avast.
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Hands-on review: Philips Hue outdoor lighting range - ambience in 16 million colours
Thu, 20th Dec 2018
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gaming
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smart home
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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Hands-on review: Nanoleaf Light Panels and Nanoleaf Rhythm
Wed, 23rd May 2018
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gaming
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cloud services
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reviews
Owen McCarthy reviews Nanoleaf, the light panels enhancing mood and ambience at home.
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Hands-on review: Security and elegance meet with Ring
Mon, 19th Mar 2018
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gaming
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reviews
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smart home
Sceptical journo turns Ring Cam fan; device impresses with solid security perks and two-way chat fun.
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The little robot slave that will clean your floor... Maybe
Wed, 14th Mar 2018
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smart home
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Electrolux PUREi9 robot vacuum, app-controlled for easy home cleaning, blends tech & design. Launching Mar 15.
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Haier to launch all-scenario smart home solution
Mon, 12th Mar 2018
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iot
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smart home
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Haier unveils a smart home ecosystem, aiming to simplify household management with its 4+7+N concept.
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Genesis creates a one-stop-shop for home automation
Tue, 20th Feb 2018
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data centre maintenance / management
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power / energy
Energyhub, a pilot project by Genesis, offers New Zealanders a diverse range of energy products to connect, manage, and control their energy.
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The HomePod makes its way to the land down under
Thu, 1st Feb 2018
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apple
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smart home
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HomePod is designed to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to hundreds of genres, moods and activities.
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D-Link and McAfee team up on router with integrated endpoint protection
Tue, 9th Jan 2018
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iot
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endpoint protection
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smart home
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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The IoT could provide unlimited opportunities for Kiwis
Fri, 6th Oct 2017
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iot
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smart home
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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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The war for the robotic pool cleaner crown is on
Thu, 7th Sep 2017
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smart home
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apac
Battle of the bots heats up as robotic pool cleaner market set to surge, driven by global real estate boom.
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Locksmith hardware, enterprise software – there’s a new collaboration in town
Wed, 12th Apr 2017
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smart home
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technology gifts
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erp
Locksmiths' Supply Company to implement Epicor's enterprise software to manage supply chain and distribution efforts.
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Karson: How Kiwi-Belgian connections created the world's first 'virtual butler'
Tue, 27th Sep 2016
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iot
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smart home
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Meet Bart Brichau, co-founder of Karson, the virtual butler that's making home automation affordable and reliable.
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Research finds it's time to up the security stakes in IoT manufacturing
Thu, 23rd Jun 2016
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smart home
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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Hands-on review: Belkin Insight Switch
Mon, 17th Aug 2015
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smartphones
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gaming
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cloud services
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’s WeMo products hit Bunnings hardware
Fri, 31st Jul 2015
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smart home
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technology gifts
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belkin
Belkin's WeMo home automation products will now be sold through more than 160 Bunnings hardware stores nationally.
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New sales director for D-Link as it focuses on retail growth
Thu, 14th May 2015
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smart home
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technology gifts
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retail
D-Link Australia appoints Matt Farmer as new national sales director, with focus on connectivity solutions for the smart home.
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Review: Thecus N2310 NAS
Mon, 25th Aug 2014
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cloud services
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gaming
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storage
Thecus N2310 NAS: More than just storage, it's a micro server with its own OS, enabling a plethora of apps and personal cloud capabilities. #ThecusN2310.