Back to the Automated Home after 16 days of travelling.
And look at what's happened to our garden while we were away...
Thanks to "Elon" our Husqvarna #automower we're back to a lush, neat, carpet of a lawn. What a machine!
Video: Microsoft Tease GLAS Smart Thermostat from Johnson Controls
So the Royal Mail made my photo of the Giants Causeway Visitors Centre into a first class stamp that launched today 😎
Read the story of how it nearly didn't happen here - http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/announcements/stamp-story-how-my-flickr-photo-was-used-by-royal-mail-for-new-1st-class-stamp.html Royal Mail Royal Mail Stamps & Collectibles Giant's Causeway National Trust 2020 architects North Coast
Zigbee Alliance Introduces First Multi-Band IoT Mesh Network Technology
WD My Passport Wireless Pro is 4TB Traveling Plex Server + Camera Backup
On this day 10 years ago...
The Verge: Amazon Echo Show review -
There's a new Z-Wave game in town. Vemmio is a smart home manufacture from Poland and their new range of Z-Wave modules have just gone on sale in the UK. They have been developing, manufacturing and installing fire protection automation for the past 10 years. Following their success in this area a new Z-Wave Smart Automation department was created. Thousands of hours of research, development and programming later, they announced their new Smart Security system at CES. [ 308 more words ]
Video: Sonoff WiFi Smart Switch for Alexa, MQTT & Nest Control for Under £10
Tesla Powerwall 2 Domestic Solar Battery Installation - Photos & Details
Mini Review: Google Home in the UK
My Brand New 5 Year Old MacBook
I had a look at the UniFi system back in 2013 . Since then I have installed 2 complete systems and I've always been impressed. Now Ubiquiti Networks have released the UK version of AmpliFi, billed as a top quality domestic system that promises to be "the ultimate Wi-Fi" whilst being even easier to roll out and maintain than the UniFi... [ 772 more words ]
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Video: Loxone's Top 10 Tips For a Self Build #SmartHome
Apple Keynote June 2017 - HomePod Plus Cheat Sheet
Video: New Nest Cam IQ is Intelligent IP CCTV for Your #Smarthome
Whether its a garage or a hard drive, chances are if you're like us you'll always fill the available space. So when Toshiba asked us if we'd like to try out their latest portable hard drive we said oh yes. The Toshiba Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drive is a stylish and diminutive little drive yet it holds an incredible 3TB of data. [ 224 more words ]
Yeti Integrates Control of Your Smart Home in a Single App
EZVIZ is New UK Smarthome System from Hikvision
Video: A Day With the Tesla Model S and Model X
UK Case Study: MerIidian Adds the Hi Res Audio Magic to Mayfair Mansion
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Video: Husqvarna Builds its 1 Millionth Robot Lawnmower at its UK HQ
Check out this recording of a live tour through the Loxone Smart Home in Pennsylvania.
Listen to This: Clockwise Podcast Smart Home Rant
They Really are Coming - Hermes Trials Self-Driving Delivery Robots In London Starship Technologies
New Homey Smart Home Hub Now Available in UK Homey, by Athom
Paid research project (£150 each) for 5 UK people - exploring the future of technology in the home...
Video: Ikea Introduces New TRÅDFRI ZigBee Based Smart Lighting Range
ComfortClick Introduces Jigsaw KNX Server ComfortClick
Nice piece from Omid on PoE lighting and Loxone Tree...
Tech Frustration: Sky Q Nuked Inside 12 Months
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3D printing is fascinating and I've been lucky enough to have some plastic parts printed by a CEO friends half-million pound machine. I follow Formula 1 closely where the 3D printing of metal parts has become common-place, using these fast prototyping machines to create actual working parts. Now 3D printing has gone even further. Apis Cor has created a machine that can reach out across a building site and print walls. [ 54 more words ]
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Useful Gadget of the Week: Inexpensive PIR LED Bulb Airing Cupboard Upgrade
Video: Building a Better Mouse Trap - The Z-Wave Dome Mouser
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