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Tag Archives: IoT

Google joins forces with Amazon and Apple to create a new open source Smart Home Standard under the Zigbee Alliance

I’ve checked the date, twice, it’s not April, so that must mean that Google, Amazon and Apple along with the Zigbee Alliance really did just announce a join open-source partnership to develop a new Smart Home Connectivity Standard. Yes, that’s right a single, open, standards-based, non-proprietary technology being jointly developed …

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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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Amazon is planning more IoT enabled products with an Alexa microwave, subwoofer, and more this year

Reports have surfaced that Amazon is looking to increase their Internet of Things (IoT) product catalogue with eight new Alexa-powered smart home devices later this year, including items such as a microwave and subwoofer. The devices will be a wide-ranging offering of voice-controlled gadgets: a microwave oven, some type of …

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Kogan finally brings Google Assistant and Alexa support to their now-expanded Smart Home appliance range

A couple of months ago Kogan launched their SmarterHome range, beginning with two smart heaters. Problem was that the only way to control them was using the Kogan app with no direct interaction with any of the digital voice assistants. Today Kogan have announced not only full Google Assistant and …

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