+ Thursday July 18th, 2019

Smart Home and Wearables

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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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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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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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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Get better NBN value with four special offers – a free Google Home Mini, free setup or discounts

Everyone loves a bargain, and today we’ve got four NBN providers offering incentives to sign up to their broadband offerings. Not all NBN plans are created equal – just because four providers will sell you NBN 100 plans doesn’t mean they’ll all offer the same speed, and it doesn’t mean …

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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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