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Around the Home

Samsung and RACV bring Smart Home platform SmartThings to Australia from today – but only in Victoria

Smart Home enthusiasts have long lamented the lack of Samsung’s smart home platform ‘SmartThings’. Today marks the introduction of Samsung SmartThings in Australia, with a new partnership with the RACV. The partnership between the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria and Samsung will offer RACV customers the option to purchase a …

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Google Assistant now wants you to be more polite, can show lyrics on Smart Displays and more in latest update

It’s only been a couple of weeks since the last major update to Google Assistant, but there’s more coming with a new update finally adding a few previously announced features. Pretty Please The first update is the ‘Pretty Please’ feature announced at Google I/O in May. This feature is a …

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Personalise your security notifications with Arlo Smart, now available in Australia and New Zealand

There are a lot of smart home security products on the market now and many of them inundate you with notification after notification for each and every time their threshold is met. Arlo is looking help Australians and New Zealanders prevent that with the introduction of their AI software package …

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Google enables Home Voice Control for Stan, Youtube & Play Music on Mi Box 3 and other Android TV devices

Most people would expect that Android TV’s and standalone Android boxes like the Xiaomi Mibox and NVDIA Shield which are available as Cast targets would have the same abilities as a Chromecast device. Until now that hasn’t been the case but there’s a sign that feature parity could happen soon. …

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You can now add some Candle and White Ambiance spot lights to your Philips Hue setup

Smart home friendly light maker Signify, has today announced an extension to their Philips Hue lighting range in Australia introducing the Hue white & colour ambiance candle (E14) and Hue white ambiance spot (GU10). Designed to expand the possibilities for creating a more personal ambient lighting experience in your home. …

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