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Hands-on review: Philips Hue outdoor lighting range - ambience in 16 million colours
Smart, ambient and moody: When I set them up in our garden, I had visions of poolside siestas and mood lighting.
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Internet of Things
IDC - Smart speakers driving smart home device growth
All categories of smart home devices forecast to deliver double-digit growth through 2022, Says IDC.
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Bose reveals its latest smart speaker and soundbar lineup
Home entertainment and audio pioneer Bose has released a new wireless speaker and two smart soundbars to mark its next chapter in home audio history.
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Wireless
Causing a Ruckus - The next networking Big Dog
This week, Ruckus Networks held its Big Dogs conference in Seoul showcasing new offerings and discussing the opportunities in their sights.
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Kiwi consumers optimistic about smart home technology
23% of polled Kiwis believe they could save the equivalent of 100 hours of free time per year thanks to connected technology.
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How do you secure a home that’s smarter than you?
Some envision a truly connected home as “utopia”, whereas others are more sceptical of the convenience smart devices promise.
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IDC - Who’s winning the smart speaker battle?
The hottest two categories, Smart Speakers and Video Entertainment products, are expected to represent 71% of the market in 2018.
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Internet of Things
IDC - Smart home device sales up with no sign of slowing
The new IDC smart home device tracker forecasts solid growth for connected devices in key smart home categories.
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Unified Communications
NLP ready to roll into home and work
UC consultant Ian Darby recently ended up in San Jose where natural language processing (NLP) was a hot topic. Here is his take on the Next Big Thing.
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
Is there an answer for soaring numbers of cyberbullying cases?
In the wake of the mass digitisation taking homes by storm, cyberbullying and online harassment has accelerated 60 percent with no signs of slowing.
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Music
Siri watch out, Google is gunning for your job
Last year Google brought its AI assistant to iPhones and now, iPads are joining the party.
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Music
Samsung announces 2018 home entertainment lineup
Samsung highlighted details about its flagship QLED TV models and its expanded lineup of UHD, premium UHD and ultra-large screen TVs.
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Haier is launching a new smart home integrated robot
Haier discussed its smart home-service robot strategy and officially announced its entrance into the service robot field.
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
How your smart home gadgets are putting you at risk – and what you can do about it
You wouldn’t openly leave your front door and your wallet open for burglars, so why would you leave your entire home unsecured from cyber threats?
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Edge Computing
Western Digital announces new SSDs for edge and mobile computing
The new NVMe SSD firmware and controller architecture is built to maximise the performance and scalability of Western Digital 3D NAND.
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Drones
NZTech’s top three tech trends impacting the wellbeing of Kiwis
CEO Graeme Muller says these major tech developments will significantly impact lives of New Zealanders for the better.
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Busy families rejoice! Yet another central hub for your smart home
The new Lenovo Smart Display comes with Google Assistant built into a full HD touchscreen display...
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Tile announces major partnerships with Bose, Comcast and Samsonite
Tile announced expansions to the platform hoping to deliver on its vision to build a world where everyone can find everything...
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Beam Wi-Fi to your devices through a lamp
Let there be LiFi: Connect to the internet directly through this smart lamp...
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Keep an eye on your home and mancave with DeepLens
Amazon Web Services announced DeepLens, its first fully programmable, deep learning-enabled wireless video camera...
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Pour me a drink “JIM”: The world's first smart decanter
Ever wanted to pour a drink but you didn’t have a free hand to do so? Now there's a smart decanter.
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Hands-on review: The Nest product range
Overall, the Nest devices are very useful and high-quality products...
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Exclusive interview: The key to a musk free mancave
I recently had to opportunity to talk to Paul Dawson about Dyson’s air purifier and what benefits it brings to our health...
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Kiwi homes are about to get a whole lot smarter with Nest
Nest Labs is bringing its safety and security products as well as services to New Zealand...