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Smart Home and Wearables

Here’s some high res renders of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active, and wireless earbuds Galaxy Buds

With Samsung’s Unpacked around the corner, you might mistake Ausdroid for Samdroid or Aussung, with the volume of Samsung news that just keeps appearing every day. Fortunately, it’s almost over, and we’ve got some high-res renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and Samsung Galaxy Buds for your delectation. …

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Samsung and RACV are now offering smart home platform SmartThings Australia-wide

Late last year Samsung and RACV announced that Smasung SmartThings would be available to those living in the world’s most liveable city (2011-2017, 2nd 2018), Melbourne. Today they have announced, after experiencing strong demand and positive feedback from the Melbourne launch, the availability of SmartThings to the rest of the …

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Google officially announce interpreter mode for Google Home devices and Smart Displays, showing how it has been useful

Just over a week ago Google Support revealed a new feature for Google Assistant on Google Home devices and Smart Displays and it was tested out right here at Ausdroid. Today Google have officially announced interpreter mode via their blog. To get your Google Assistant on one of these devices …

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D-Link announces the new Omna wire-free surveillance kit in Australia

This morning D-Link ANZ has announced the local launch of the Omna Wire-Free Indoor Surveillance Kit. Rivaling some established players in the wireless home surveillance segment, D-Link’s Omna offers greater battery life, options to record locally or to the cloud, and a free 12-month subscription to the cloud recording service …

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Google to release a Pixel Watch, a new Google Home and a Nest Camera alongside the budget Pixel 3 phones

Last year we heard rumours of a Pixel Watch to be released alongside the Pixel 3 phones but that did not eventuate apparently due to delays. Now there is a report that it will be released this year alongside a host of other new Googley hardware. Nikkei Asian Review, which …

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Google ‘refocuses’ Android Things as a platform for developing Smart Speakers and Displays, ends hardware support for IoT devices

Remember Google Brillo and Weave Google’s first foray into an IoT platform, remember how that became Android Things? Today Google has announced that they are “refocusing” Android Things to be a platform for OEMs to make Smart Speakers and Displays, which is awesome for those categories, but what it means …

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Aussies & Kiwis Can Now Protect Phones With ZAGG InvisibleShield on Demand

Select Harvey Norman, Optus, Vodafone (Mo’s Mobiles) and Omni Tech (NZ) outlets have partnered with ZAGG to deploy the innovative InvisibleShield on Demand (ISOD) service in Australia and New Zealand. This is a win for retailers and consumers because ISOD offers retailers the ability to instantly produce a variety of …

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