Mac Home Automation: Indigo Touch iOS App v2.0

+-*Indigo Domotics have just released the long awaited v2.0 of Indigo Touch. The iOS app that is the control companion to their popular Mac home automation software. The new version (released along side Indigo v6.1 ) brings a raft of improvements and new features such as a useful Event Log panel. The new app supports all screen sizes […]

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KickStarter: Lucid Labs Cipher USB to DMX Lighting Interfaces

+-*Here’s a new Kickstarter campagin to launch a simple to use USB to DMX lighting interface that works with free software allowing you to easily control DMX lighting systems. Two different Cipher Models will be available on kickstarter: the Cipher Lite and Cipher Pro. Both models allow the same precise control of a full 512 channel […]

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Competition: Win the Efergy Ego Smart Wi-Fi Socket

+-*The Efergy Ego Smart Wi-Fi Socket can remotely control appliances from your smartphone whilst monitoring and logging the energy they use. Here’s your chance to win one of the £40 units… Ego uses a cloud in order to store your data and controls your home through a router and ego smart sockets. You can easily tap into the data […]

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Powerline Pro T1501 Mains Socket with WiFi, Ethernet & USB Charger

+-*Back in 2012 we covered these sockets from Power Ethernet. Now here’s a new all-singing, all-dancing version from the same company, that manages to pack in even more tech for your smart home, whilst adding a second socket to the mix. The Powerline Pro T1501 is a UK mains wall socket with built-in WiFi, Ethernet and USB charger […]

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Gear: The Essential Travel Tech We Never Leave Home Without

+-*We’re just back from a trip to New York and it’s a great chance to document and share all the kit that we bring with us when travelling. We often do with less than this, and sometimes getting away from the tech is one of the reasons for a holiday in the first place, but this was a 4-up […]

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Useful Gadget of the Week: Inateck BR1001 Bluetooth Receiver

+-*Inateck sent us one of these little Bluetooth receivers to check out and it could just be the gadget you’re looking for to breath new life into your old HiFi or have your headphones in less of a tangle. The Inateck BR1001 is a tiny 4cm square Bluetooth 3.0 receiver. It ships with a nice short 10cm Micro USB charging […]

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Video: New Philips Hue Go Portable ZigBee Light

+-*Philips have announced the latest addition to their ZigBee controlled smart home lighting range. The Hue Go (Hugo?) is a lamp that can be detached from its mains charger to be taken anywhere around your home, inside or out. It takes around an hour and a half to charge and that will provide you with up to 3 hours […]

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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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