+ Wednesday March 27th, 2019

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Google’s new AI platform Coral is aimed at building intelligent devices

Google has launched a new local AI platform that helps developers building intelligent devices, called Coral. Coral offers speedy local on-device neural network performance and increased privacy. It’s designed to help developers grow their ideas from prototype through to production. The Coral Dev Board can be integrated into be hardware …

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Samsung brings three new wearables to Unpacked: Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit and the Galaxy Buds

Unpacked finally arrived and aside the much vaunted Galaxy S10 line Samsung have introduced three new wearables, all of them expected thanks to so many rumours and leaks. The three new wearables are the Galaxy Watch Active, the Galaxy Fit and the Galaxy Buds. Samsung’s new wearables are all about …

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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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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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Australian IoT vendor Buddy Platform to acquire smart lighting company LIFX

Australian Internet of Things (IoT) vendor, Buddy Platform, has agreed to acquire smart lighting company LIFX in a US$70 million deal. LIFX, originally established in Victoria and now headquartered in the US, has its products stocked and sold through traditional and online retailers such as Best Buy, Amazon, JB Hi-Fi, …

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