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Video: EVE Connect Links Your Smart Home With Your Smart Car

As more people prepare to get their hands on a Telsa via the Model 3, here’s a software platform that links your your smart car with your smart home. EVE Connect is described as “the most advanced connect home / connected car solution available” and it can talk to a range of home automation hardware […]

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Mini Review: Oculus Rift – Game Changing Hardware That Takes Me To The Track

I’m writing this the night after my first real experience of VR and my mind is blown. I’ve done the whole Google Cardboard and Gear VR thing before, but Oculus Rift is a very different animal. I have been looking forward to moving my sim racing rig into the virtual reality world for a couple of […]

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Devolo Home Control Review Part 2 – Motion Detection and Switching

Building on the Starter pack it is natural to extend the scope of the system by adding some additional devices and Devolo have provided a good range of options. Motion detection One of the next most obvious additions is the Motion Detector (Art No: 9503) that costs around £50. The first thing that strikes us is […]

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Devolo Home Control Review Part 1 – Starter Pack

Interested in having a ‘smart home’? Want to do more than just switch a few lights on and off? Want to save energy and cut down on your electric and fuel bills? Want a higher level of convenience and security for your home? Well Devolo think they might have the answer and it’s called Home […]

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Wi-Fi Motion Detecting Electric Radiators Learn When You’re Coming Home

Yorkshire based e-tailer Electric Radiators Direct have announced the release of the all new Haverland Smartwave – an intelligent electric WiFi radiator range which uses “advanced motion sensor technology” in order to learn your weekly routine to control your heating and conserve energy. We asked them how the system learns and operates and they told us… […]

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SMA Sunny Home Manager Maximises Self Consumption for Solar PV Owners

Exporting the unused energy produced on domestic Solar PV systems is a bad idea. The current rate in our area is only around £0.03 per kWh and some countries are removing export tariffs completely, It’s much better then to use every ounce of your home made energy yourself and well known German manufacturer SMA has a […]

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Useful Gadget of the Week: Tomons Swing Arm Desk Lamp

Bit of a change of from the norm this week, and in danger of entering the world of interior design! The guys from Inateck sent us one of their new Tomons DL1001 adjustable lamps to take a look. The unit arrived folded up into quite a neat box and required some minor assembly, 3 wing nuts to do […]

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Loxone “Tree” Reduces Smart Home Wiring Requirements by up to 80%

Loxone’s new ‘Tree’ system promises to simplify the task of cabling your smart home whilst retaining all the speed and reliability of a wired system. We asked Loxone to break it down for us…. In simple terms, what is Tree? Loxone Tree is a free form wiring standard that allows you to run a single cable […]

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Video: Very Cool Touch Switch Coming to Iridium Mobile?

Here’a fab looking touch switch posted to Twitter by Nikolay Rusanov. From what we can make out from the short video the unit supports PoE (although there’s a mains adaptor plugged into it). There’s a micro USB port on the rear, presumably for programming. The UI borrows heavily from Windows Mobile and looks fast and responsive. We asked Nikolay what […]

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Smanos Launch New Smart Home Security Hub, Doorbell and WiFi Camera

We visited the smanos stand at last months Gadget Show Live. The Netherlands based company have been producing security systems for a while now and have recently added a the K1 SmartHome DIY Kit, the UFO Panoramic WiFi HD Camera and Smart Video Doorbell to their range.. K1 SmartHome DIY Kit smanos’s new K1 integrated smart home kit and security […]

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