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Amazon may be working on a robot for your home

Amazon is known for taking risks and getting into categories well ahead of its competitors (just look at the Amazon Echo), and the mega etailer could be looking to do that once again with robots for your home. That’s right: Amazon is working on domestic robots, reports Bloomberg.  The top-secret …

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Detroit: Become Human will show off Amazon Alexa skills in upcoming demo

Sony has announced that it’s celebrating upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Detroit: Become Human, going gold by releasing a demo of the very first scene in the game. More interesting than the demo, however, is the reveal that it will have its very own Alexa skill. Named CyberLife, the skill will …

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Amazon’s premium Echo Spot smart speaker arrives in Australia next week

Amazon has today announced the Australian launch of its latest smart speaker in the Echo range. The Echo Spot will be on sale on April 26, with pre-orders already open, and carries a price tag of $199. It’s available in two colours, black and white. Like all the other Echo …

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Dinner’s ready! Let your Amazon Echo devices tell the whole family

Dinner is ready, but little Jimmy is glued to his Call of Duty deathmatch and your partner is still working that spreadsheet in the home office.  You could holler and shout up the stairs to corral the family, but Amazon wants its Amazon Echo smart speaker range to take the …

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Hue meets Hive: the HomeKit rival you’ve been waiting for?

Smart home device manufacturer Hive has recently announced that one of the biggest name in smart lighting – Philips Hue – now works in the Hive app. This is an interesting move, as Hive already has its own smart lights, and has in fact just launched a new set.  We …

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Ultimate Ears is finally bringing its Megablast smart speaker Down Under

After the success of its Boom series of Bluetooth speakers, Ultimate Ears (UE) will be bringing its latest Alexa-enabled smart speakers Down Under – the Blast and Megablast. Most of the playful aesthetics and rugged durability of the UE Boom 2 and its larger UE Megaboom sibling return with the Blast …

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Nest is giving away 1 million smart thermostats to those in need

Nest isn’t going to let income level prevent folks from enjoying the cost-saving benefits of its new Nest Thermostat E smart device – it’s giving away one million of the devices to people living in low- and moderate-income homes. The drive is part of a new initiative called The Power …

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YouGov poll: UK smart speaker ownership has doubled in six months

It may well seem like you can’t move without knocking over an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant smart speaker at the moment, and that’s because the market adoption is moving at a staggering rate, if a new YouGov poll is to be believed. We already knew that millions of Amazon’s …

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Best smart thermostat: heating your home using tech

Smart thermostats allow you to control the temperature of your home digitally, and intelligently. They can learn your domestic routines, give you control from anywhere in the world, enable you to adjust rooms independently, and even let you control your heating using your voice. But not all smart thermostats are …

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This security camera with year-long battery just smashed its Kickstarter goal

In one of the least surprising Kickstarter success stories of recent years smart home manufacturer Eufy has absolutely demolished its funding goal with the EverCam security camera. Eufy talks a big game, with a promise of a year’s battery life on a single charge, and on-board memory that also lasts …

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