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Husqvarna Automower Review Part 4 – Connect Control

Automower ‘Connect’ is Husqvarna’s name for their smartphone interface to the mower. The hardware is fitted as standard on the range topping 450X, but it’s an add-on you’ll have to pay for if you own a 430X, 420, 330X or 320. Additionally, installing the Connect module is not a DIY job, requiring a trip back to your dealer […]

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Husqvarna Automower Review Part 3 – Perfect Timing

So after Installing the Automower followed by a Few Weeks of Intensive Cutting it was time to throttle back and let Elon take it a little bit easier. The machine ships in 24/7 mode and you need to manually turn on the timer to start scheduling your cut. You probably want to mow when the lawn is not […]

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Husqvarna Automower Review Part 2 –The First Cut is the Deepest

Last time we left the mower driving off its charging dock to calibrate itself then set about its first cut (if you haven’t already, then check out Part One). Before the robot arrived our lawn was freshly mowed using our faithful Rider 15T, our second Husqvarna ride-on mower and one that’s been supremely capable, reliable and a pleasure […]

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Husqvarna Automower Review Part 1 – The Robots are Coming

Earlier this year Husqvarna launched a campaign looking for 100 bloggers to test out their Automower robotic lawnmower range. Now who doesn’t want their own little R2D2 running round their garden, so of course I applied and in the end was lucky enough to be shortlisted to receive one of the bots. Husqvarna have kindly offered the recipients the chance to […]

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Video: First Tesla Powerwall System Installation on TV

This Ozzy TV Show claims to have the first televised Tesla Powerwall installation. Walt & Dani from Channel 10’s Healthy Homes recently paid a visit while we were installing a Tesla Powerwall home battery system. Get more from your solar power system. There are a lots of interesting DIY projects to build a home Powerwall around. If I was building the Automated […]

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Video: UK Smart Home Doorbell from Ding Labs

We talked to Ding Labs co-founder, Avril O’Neil at this years Gadget Show Live. Ding is a doorbell system that links to your smartphone so you don’t miss an important caller or delivery at your door, whether you’re in the back garden or in another country. The wireless system also links to an Chime module […]

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Video: Smart Home Tech to Live Smarter, Cooler, Better

Here’s a couple of quick videos from last weekends Gadget Show Live in the NEC, Birmingham David McClelland and John Mason present “Live Smarter, Cooler, Better” and show some of the latest smart home and entertainment tech. gadgetshowlive.net  :  New Smart Home Gear Want More? – Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, or subscribe to our RSS feed. You can […]

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Video: Ordering an Uber with the Amazon Echo

Another tease, this time the increasingly capable Echo from Amazon, another smart home product not yet available in the UK. The guys at the Verge showed how Amazon’s Echo keeps getting smarter and smarter: Alexa is able to order you a pizza, play music from Spotify and now it can order you an Uber. Come […]

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Video: SmartThings + Hue + the Logic for Kids Bedroom Night Lights

A quick new video from the CNET Smart Home on lighting for kids bedrooms. The aim is to help children make it to the bathroom during the night without the need to wake other members of the household and the team use SmartThings logic to control Philips Hue lighting… cnet.com  :  @cnetsmarthome Want More? – Follow us on Twitter, Like […]

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Top 10 Smart Home Videos from CES 2016

The 2016 CES show was billed as the one about the smart home. With 56,000 sq ft of floor space given over to home automation, double that of the previous year, there was certainly plenty of new home tech to look at. Here’s a few of our favourites from the show floor. Netatmo are famous for their smarthome weather station. Now […]

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