+ Thursday May 23rd, 2019

Smart Home and Wearables

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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Continued Conversations rolling out to all Google Assistant Smart Displays, even in Australia

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of both Google Assistant and Google’s Smart Displays here at Ausdroid, and as such any time the Assistant ecosystem reaches feature parity with itself it’s a cause for celebration. This week Google is finally rolling out their ‘Continued Conversations’ feature to all Assistant …

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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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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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Apple Music appeared on Google Home (and then disappeared just as quickly)

Last week during all MWC 2019 news, this one almost slipped past our radar; Apple (or Google) brought Apple Music to Google Home as an optional music service. However, almost as quickly, the feature disappeared. With an update to Google Home (to version 2.9.118), Apple Music appeared as an option …

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