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Lenovo's suite of smart home devices lands in NZ
Products include Lenovo Smart Display, Lenovo Smart Clock, Lenovo Smart Home Essentials, Smart Lighting, Smart Security, Smart Automation accessories.
Common misconceptions about smart homes and biometrics
The real cause of most attacks is not biometrics itself, but the storage of biometrics data in a centralised database.
D-Link releases Wi-Fi 6 enabled smart router
Features the latest in Wi-Fi standards as well as compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant.
Hands-on review: Google Nest Mini 2nd generation smart speaker
We take the brand new smart speaker from Google for a run
Hands-on review: Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition
The perfect desk setup goes beyond what's on your desk - it includes your surroundings too.
Google to demand two-factor authentication across Nest accounts
Google is cracking down on authentication protocols for its popular line of connected devices, Google Nest.
Global smart home market set for rapid growth in near future
The valuation of the global industry has doubled since 2017, and is set to reach $158 billion in the next four years.
Google launches four new home products
Google has made a bunch of announcements around the Nest Mini, Pixel Buds, Pixelbook and the Pixel 4 this week – here’s a quick roundup of what you need to know.
Steady growth for smart home devices, IDC says
"Content and services are going be at the forefront for the smart home market as video entertainment products erve as an on-ramp for consumers entering the world of connected home products."
Bose's new smart speaker puts the bass back in the beat
If you’ve got a few spare hundred dollars burning a hole in your pocket and love portable speakers, you might have another contender to add to the selection list.
Five ways attackers can create havoc in smart homes
Attack motives include burglaries, cyber stalking, botnet creation, cryptocurrency mining hubs, theft of personal information or financial information.
Control your appliances with a D-Link mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
The device can be set to turn your TV off when you’re asleep, power on your coffee maker before you wake up, or automatically turn on your living room lamp while you’re on holiday.
Philips Hue Play adds ambient lighting to movies, music, and games
Lighting firm Signify is expanding the popular Philips Hue smart lighting range to include new mood lighting for entertainment areas in the home.
Cherry Mobile's smart home line gets welcome boost
Cherry Mobile’s ‘Cherry Home’ smart home line is about to get a major boost, thanks to a partnership with global AI & IoT platform Tuya and Skyworth.
Amazon admits storing Alexa recordings until users take action
Amazon’s Alexa voice service is storing all user voice recordings and transcripts on its servers by default – and people who want to delete those recordings must do so manually.
UPDATED: Orvibo & Arlo smart home products patched to prevent attacks
The security of smart home devices is once again under the spotlight this week, as two different device manufacturers come under fire for major vulnerabilities.
Voice control to account for one-third of smart home market
Interoperability with the platforms that support voice control devices is vital for OEMs and service providers.
Hands-on review: LIFX A60+ LED Smart Light brightens the day
he colour changes have got me grooving like it’s the 1970s all over again, man!
LG releases raft of new smart appliances
Includes fridges, freezers, washing machines, an auto-steamer, and a robotic vacuum/mop.
GlobalData: Automated home device spend to hit $75bn by 2025
According to the company’s latest report, much of that growth will be driven by two types of devices: smart thermostats and smart speakers.
NordVPN: Are kids’ smart toys spying on you?
Any internet-connected toys that have cameras, microphones, or location tracking may put children’s or parents’ privacy and safety at risk.
Hands-on review: The illuminating TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulbs
ve been feeling somewhat in the dark with developments in the growth of the ‘smart home’, so it was a great opportunity to find out how things work.
D-Link hooks up with Alexa and Assistant with new smart camera
The new camera is designed for outdoor use within a wireless smart home network.
EV campervans to hit NZ roads in July
Jucy Rentals is about to unleash the first wave of fully electric rental campervans in New Zealand in July – and each camper will be able to travel approximately 200 kilometres on each charge.