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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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IFTTT Launch New Channel for Honeywell evohome

If This Then That is turning into a really interesting home automation controller in the Cloud. The new IFTTT channel for Honeywell’s evohome smart home heating system will bring even more users into the fold. Now evohome can work with the 134 connected products and services – from weather services and iOS/Android locations to calendars and […]

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Exclusive: We Talk to Roomie Remote – First Look at New Hardware

With the release of Roomie Remote v3.0 and rumours of some special new hardware we took the opportunity to talk to founder Will Price about the future of his amazing App that turns your smartphone into a powerful universal remote. Hi Will, for someone that’s never seen Roomie before, can you explain the concept and advantages in […]

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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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Watch This: Wireless Philips Hue Tap Smart Switch

The guys from TWiT recently reviewed the Philips Hue Lux bulbs along with the interesting ‘Tap’ smart switch. The Tap works without batteries by harnessing the kinetic energy in pushing the switch and it controls your Hue lights wirelessly. The wireless system uses the Zigbee Green Power protocol (IEEE 802.15.4) and has a quoted range of 15 […]

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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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Indigo Rule Out HomeKit Integration, For Now

Back in June Apple announced their new home automation framework, HomeKit. Since then home automation hardware and software companies have been delving into the nitty-gritty to see how they can interact with HomeKit. Now Jay Martin from Indigo Domo, our favourite OS X home automation software, has posted an article outlining the reasons their software will not be […]

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