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Great Deal: $119 Sony LFS50G Google Assistant Speaker at JB Hi-Fi 14-27 March

If you are considering purchasing a Google Home speaker, the Sony LFS50G Google Assistant Speaker sounds better and is on sale for only $119 at JB Hi-Fi from 14-27 March 2019. Besides sounding slightly better than the Google Home, the Sony LFS50G also differentiates by having a visible LED clockface …

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Bang & Olufsen Relaunches in Australia

High end audio brand Bang & Olufsen has relaunched in Australia in conjunction with new partner MJ Invest Australia (MJ Group), after parting ways with it’s previous distributor. For readers not familiar with B&O, they make premium priced speakers that could pass as artworks borrowed from the Museum of Contemporary …

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D-Link & McAfee Launch DIR-2680 D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router in Australia to Secure Smart Homes

D-Link and McAfee have partnered to launch the DIR-2680 D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router in Australia a year after the product was announced at CES 2018. The DIR-2680 has a dual focus of making smart homes safer and protecting all the people in a home as well as visiting friends and …

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Sony SRS-XB501G Google Assistant Speaker — Australian Review

The Sony SRS-XB501G Google assistant speaker hides a lot of functionality under it’s exterior. For $399 you get a speaker that is Google Home Max’s portable lit up partying cousin. As part of Sony’s EXTRA BASS range the speaker’s default setting emphasises Bass but with some tweaking of the equalizer …

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LG is bringing more voice-enabled appliances to more countries

For those not familiar with all of LG’s offerings, they actually make a lot more products than just phones and TVs. LG is a major domestic appliance maker as well and with their ThinQ line, they have been slowly bringing ‘smarts’ to their appliance line. LG has announced today that …

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Telstra launches 3rd generation streaming device with localised voice control and no more lock-in Home Broadband plans

Telstra has announced and launched its third generation streaming device, the Telstra TV, along with localised voice control along with no more lock-in Home Broadband plans for Telstra customers. The third generation of Telstra TV is sleeker, smaller, and includes a new and improved wireless remote control with voice search, …

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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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