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Qubino Z-Wave Plus Weather Station

Qubino’s smart home Weather Station has 4 sensors which can measure 10 different data points. The Wind Gauge is powered by a solar panel and measures wind direction, wind velocity, wind gust, wind chill and temperature. The Rain Gauge measures, you guessed it, rainfall and the 2 Thermo-Hygro sensors can measure indoor / outdoor temperature and indoor / outdoor humidity. RELATED: Popp Z-Wave […]

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Husqvarna Automower Review Part 8 – A Tesla for Your Garden

After several months with the Automower it’s time to look back and take stock. But first here are a couple of things we’ve not covered yet. Running Costs & Battery Replacement The manual quotes the Husqvarna 430X Automower power consumption at 30 W during cutting and also quotes a ‘mean energy consumption at maximum use’ of 20 kWh/month in a […]

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LinkDesk Room Locator: Next Gen Bluetooth Motion Detector

Today, LinkDesk have released their new ‘Room Locator’ in the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain. Room Locator is a small battery powered wireless Bluetooth device for Apple iPhone and iPad that triggers smart home devices when a room is entered or left. Unlike previous indoor location systems such as Apple iBeacon or Google Eddystone, LinkDesk goes one […]

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Video: The Best Universal Remote You Can Buy

Last week Dan from The Verge proclaimed “a really good universal remote can really make your life a lot easier”, and who doesn’t want that right. Juggling a bunch of remotes when all you want to do is watch some TV is a pain in the neck. A good universal remote solves this problem for […]

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CEDIA Launches Online Community

Today CEDIA has launched a new online community, an exclusive CEDIA member benefit, designed to be another touchpoint for members to develop and sustain connections that will help them thrive in the industry. The new CEDIA community platform will provide a space for members to access downloadable resources, connect with peers both in their region […]

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[Sponsor] Vesternet Monday’s FINAL Summer Blowout

This year has been our biggest sales event ever – but its not quite over yet! On Monday 15th August we have one final Spectacular One-day Only sale event of the year. This is the biggest and the best of them all – because it includes every single product over the past 7 weeks’ promotions, in […]

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Review: UK Ring Video Doorbell

The Ring Video Doorbell has been available direct from the USA for a while now but last month saw its official launch in the UK. The smart doorbell connects to your homes WiFi and lets you see and talk to callers at you door using your mobile phone, wether you’re in the back garden or the other […]

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Useful Gadget of the Week: 8 Way Mains Socket with 4 x USB Charging Ports

Here’s a neat vertical extension block of 8 mains sockets plus 4 USB charging ports. Available in a range of colours that make it equally at home in a kitchen or man cave. The Safemore unit features… 8 Overload-protected outlets include SAFE DOOR which will protect children from getting an electric shock 4 Universal USB ports with auto-adjust […]

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Husqvarna Automower Review Part 7 – I Messed Up

We’re getting close to the end of our Husqvarna Automower Review series. Here the latest update from the last two weeks. Secondary Area The Secondary Area operating mode is used when you have an additional part of lawn that cannot be reached from the main one. Selecting the Secondary Area menu offers three options., from the manual… […]

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[Sponsor] What’s trending in the world of smart door locks? A new study identifies consumer demands for 2016 and beyond

  Hard data on the market for smart-home security is scarce, but a new report from lock industry leader ASSA ABLOY and IFSECGlobal.com aims to fills the gap. The new co-published report reveals answers to key questions about the growing market for smart locks. What do consumers think a digital door lock should do? How […]

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