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Do you use the Peel Smart Remote app? Delete or update it now
Peel Smart Remote could leak your personal pictures, information, and documents to an unknown server.
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Information is power when choosing electricity plans
While 90% of respondents knew their average power bill over the summertime, more than half didn’t know their kilowatt hour (kWh) price, or their monthly usage amount. 
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A quick look at Haier & LG's take on the smart home revolution
Haier is going all-in on the smart home revolution – and it believes your home should be smart all the way from the laundry to the bedroom.
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An 8K TV for $80,000? Samsung has you covered
8K televisions have landed in New Zealand, but they come with eye-watering price tags of up to $80,000.
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Princeton study wants to know if you have a smart home - or a spy home
The IoT research team at Princeton University wants to know how your IoT devices send and receive data not only to each other, but also to any other third parties that may be involved.
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Hands-on review: Fitbit Inspire HR - A beginner's gateway into fitness trackers
For a beginner in the world of fitness trackers, the Fitbit inspire HR is a great place to start.
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No broadband caps please, we're Kiwis
''The price and type of broadband service differs widely and it's important to understand what you're getting and make sure it suits your home activities not just now, but in a year's time."
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Hands-on review: D-Link D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router
Whilst I was expecting a very mainstream consumer user product, compromising all the nerdy bits for an easy-to-use experience, that’s not the case at all. Yes, the D-Fend router is very easy to use, allowing anybody to set-up a secure network.
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Razer launches HD video capture card for game streamers
Razer has launched an external video capture card that can record every second of the gaming experience in HD resolution.
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Lost your wallet? Just give it a call
The wallet will literally ring, or the app can show you a map of where the wallet was last seen. No matter where in the world you are, the wallet will be tracked.
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IDC: Smart home market only getting stronger
Smart speakers have moved into people’s homes and are ready to pay off as smart networks begin to spread throughout the household.
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One-third of connected homes in Australia at risk of cyber attack
Avast announced that two out of five digital households worldwide are vulnerable to cyber attacks. 
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Aussies too lax about IoT security - McAfee
Aussie consumers are at a loss when it comes to securing the increasing number of connected devices in their homes and are often opting to take no action at all.
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Haier unveils smart laundry room - ‘Internet of Clothing’
The world’s largest home appliances manufacturer has lifted the covers on something truly interesting to help you with your dirty washing.
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Your neighbours are watching: Smart cameras out of control
People are installing motion-sensor cameras connected to their smartphones without realising they could be filming their neighbours illegally.
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Ingram Micro to distribute robot cleaning range
Ecovacs Robotics, a manufacturer of smart home robotics, has chosen Ingram Micro as its sole distributor in New Zealand.
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Top tips to minimise security risks from your IoT devices
Globally, Trend Micro saw almost one billion possible attacks on home networks (879,306,356) in 2018.
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D-Link A/NZ launches new home wireless surveillance kit
The Omna Wire-Free Full HD cameras and accompanying Wi-Fi Hub offer a number of new features, including Alexa/Assistant support.
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The smart home tech that will be huge in 2019
For millennial home buyers, a generation for whom technology has been ever-present, smart systems are the features they value above everything else.
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New Bosch tech can turn your home into a touchscreen
This incredible projector the size of a credit card can beam interactive virtual touchscreens onto any surface in your home to make them 'smart'.
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Over 100 million smart home devices shipped in 2018
The smart home market is booming as consumers are looking for more ways to interact with their surroundings.
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How to tackle cyber threats in your home
How should you start securing your devices? The company has provided tips for actions you can take across social media, home routers, TVs, and many more.
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Smart kitchens: A look at Samsung's Family Hub 2019
According to a Samsung survey, those most captivated by Family Hub are children.
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CUJO AI and Cylance partner to secure connected homes
63% of providers still use DNS blacklisting for end-user protection, and 45% do not feel confident they are ready to manage internet of things (IoT) security.