Take Part In Our “evohome Inventor Webchat” for Chance to Win a Honeywell evohome System

+-*Automated Home and Honeywell have teamed up for a live webchat with the inventors of the Honeywell evohome Smart Thermostat in our Chat Room from 8:00pm to 9:30pm BST on the 15th April 2015. The Honeywell team will be answering your questions regarding all things evohome and the wider Connected Homes landscape too. In attendance we will have […]

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Exclusive: The ‘Flow Energy’ Boiler That Heats & Makes Electricity Too

+-*When the guys from Flow Energy got in touch we were intrigued by their patented MicroCHP (combined heat and power) central heating boiler that makes electricity while heating your home. We asked Flow’s CEO, Tony Stiff, to tell us a bit more about the technology and where he sees smart home micro generation heading in the next […]

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New Loxone Wireless Temperature & Humidity Sensor Air

+-*Loxone continue to expand their wireless range with a new sensor that connects to the Miniserver Go or the Air Base Extension. The retro-fit friendly unit houses a capacitive humidity sensor plus a bandgap temperature sensor. It runs on 2 x AAA batteries and so can be screw mounted or even stuck using adhesive strips to almost any wall. As well […]

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Useful Gadget of the Week: Inateck 3 Port USB 3 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet

+-*The Inatech HBU3VL3-4 is a little (110 x 32 x 20mm) 3 port USB 3.0 hub that incorporates an RJ45 socket for Gigabit Ethernet. Aimed squarely at the ultrabook user the short 30cm cable is a welcomed way to keep on-dek clutter to a minimum, although you’ll probably need a USB extension lead to use with […]

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Bye Bye Mac. The Value of an ‘Expensive’ Computer?

+-*I’ve had Macs for a decade now. Bought my first one (a G4 mini) after watching the this Jobsnote launching it in January 2005. I bought my second Mac in the summer of 2007, a black plastic MacBook. In December of that same year we replaced the horrible plasticky Dell box in the Kitchen with a shiny new aluminium […]

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[Sponsor] D-Link’s complete, affordable, easy, SMART home automation products

+-*Control appliances from afar You’re 5 minutes into your journey and you get that nagging feeling you may have left the iron on! At the click of a button you can turn it off using your smartphone. Introducing mydlink Home automation products, you can take control from afar! You can easily trigger certain actions to […]

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tado° Gets Its IoT On With New IFTTT Channel & API

+-*tado° has today announced a partnership with the web’s home automation controller in the sky, IFTTT (If This Then That). tado° users will soon be able to connect their tado° Smart Thermostat to other appliances via IFTTT. This will enable the use of the tado° geolocation feature for purposes other than smart heating or cooling. […]

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Marvell’s New IoT SDK for Apple HomeKit

+-*  Marvell has announced a new SDK for Apple’s Home Automation framework, HomeKit. Marvell’s SDK for HomeKit is available on its EZ-Connect™ IoT Platform, including Marvell’s 88MC200 microcontroller and advanced Avastar® 88W801 Wi-Fi system-on-chip (SoC). The SDK is already being used by several hardware manufacturers and paves the way for the first HomeKit accessories to be […]

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Apple Watch: Wrist Worn Wonder or Fashionista Fad?

+-*After todays event we know more about the Apple Watch (check out our cheat sheet below for all the new stuff from the presentation just finished). If you’re not already a smart watch owner then this may be the device that makes you want to join in. The smart watch category is already well catered for with […]

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HouseLogix Release Control4 Driver for Honeywell Evohome

+-*Pennsylvania based tech company HouseLogix have released a Control4 driver for the Honeywell evohome system. This driver integrates Honeywell Evohome heating systems into a Control4 system. The Honeywell Evohome is a modular heating system designed specifically for European markets. Radiator heating, underfloor heating and stored hot water. Whether you live in a small apartment or […]

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