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New VeraEdge Z-Wave Home Automation Controller

The new VeraEdge is a fully featured smart home gateway with an integrated WiFi router. The little home automation controller is around 4 inches wide and is powered by a 600MHz MIPS SoC with 128MB of flash memory and 128MB of RAM. Round the back is a single Ethernet LAN port and a USB port. The unit incorporates the latest […]

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New Belkin WeMo Smart LED Lighting Starter Set

Earlier today Belkin announced the availability of their new WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set and WeMo Smart LED Bulbs. The addition to their already well established smart home lighting system that allows users to control, schedule, customise and dim household lighting from anywhere using the WeMo app on a their iOS or Android device. The WeMo LED Lighting […]

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Review: Lilin LR7424 1080p HD IP CCTV Camera

We’re all becoming used to seeing great HD images on our TVs these days, so more than ever before, home CCTV can be pretty jarring to look at. With this in mind we started to investigate the HD IP camera world.  It’s a new name to us, but the Lilin LR7424 Day & Night 1080P HD […]

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Synology Announce 1815+ Intel Quad Core 8-Bay NAS

At the start of this year we move from our old PC server to a big honkin’ NAS. Now Synology have announced the successor to the award winning DS1813+, the new 1815+. It features an all-new quad core Intel Atom C2538 2.4GHz CPU with AES-NI hardware encryption engine. It still ships with 2GB of RAM but it’s expandable […]

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INSTEON Announces LED Light Bulbs for UK / Europe

Insteon have announced a range of four new Smart Home LED light bulbs for the UK and Europe that can be controlled remotely via apps on iOS and Android devices as well as on a recently introduced app for Microsoft smart phones and tablets. The new LED bulbs are designed to accommodate the wider voltage range in Europe […]

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Marmitek BoomBoom 430 Bluetooth Amp Puts Old Speakers Back to Work

Marmitek’s latest little black box may just get you up in the loft to bring down your old speakers and drag them into the 21st century. The BoomBoom 430 is a palm sized box that combines a wireless Bluetooth receiver with a 2 x 40 watt digital amplifier.  Now you can send all that music on your tablet, smartphone […]

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Loxone Reveal Wireless Miniserver GO Home Automation Controller

Austrian home automation specialist Loxone have this morning launched their latest controller, the Miniserver GO. Aimed squarely at the retro-fit market, the GO can communicate cable-free with up to 128 devices using the 868MHz Loxone Air wireless technology (915MHz ISM Band Region 2). We’ve had a chance to try out a pre-production sample of the tiny […]

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Crestron Pyng Aims to Transform Home Automation

Crestrons new Pyng app enables the complete setup and control of your home automation system from your iPad. After years of smart home apps being used as add-ons to control systems, now Crestron say that with Pyng, the app IS the home automation system. While Crestron hardware installations will remain the domain of the approved installer, […]

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Beecon is Free iBeacon Home Automation App

It’s a year since Apple announced iBeacon (check out our explanation of the technology here). Now the Beecon App aims to combine home automation with the iBeacon tech to enable users to trigger events based on proximity to things, places or locations. Such scenario didn’t exist prior to iBeacons. GPS, as you know, doesn’t really […]

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Apple Reveal iPhone 6, 6 Plus & Apple Watch – All the Details at a Glance

Todays long awaited Apple event has revealed 2 new iPhones, an electronic payments service and the Apple Watch. As in previous years many of the leaks were legitimate as Apple continues to lose the tight control they love once the new products hit production in China. Here’s your at-a-glance cheat sheet for all the interesting new stuff… […]

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