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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A Nod to the Smart Home: Elbee Controls Devices With Head Gestures or Voice

+-*Elbee is based in Brussels, Belgium and their team of engineers are creating connected devices and wearables. Konrad Holubek, co-founder and CEO, said it all started while he was washing the dishes. “Back in April 2014, I was in my kitchen when my smartphone started vibrating in the living room. Unfortunately, I could not interact with my phone because my […]

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Will Artificial Intelligence Kill Us All? – Hawking and Musk’s AI Warning

+-*We’ve all seen the movies where the machines take over. Terminator, The Matrix, 2001, there’s even the 1998 B movie classic ‘Dream House‘ where a smart home goes rogue with (unintentionally) hilarious consequences. But of course we all know that AI is really here to help humanity. As our twenty-first century machine learning systems munch away […]

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