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AUTOMATION / REMOTE CONTROLS
Control Your Home Remotely With Belkin's WeMo     Control Your Home Remotely With Belkin's WeMo
Belkin's WeMo range brings some of the features you'd find in expensive home automation systems to any wifi-enabled home for a fraction of the price.

Logitech Does An About Face Over Harmony Remotes     Logitech Does An About Face Over Harmony Remotes
Logitech, which earlier this year put their Harmony remote business up for sale, has done an about-face with the release of a new Harmony Ultimate Hub which is set to hit stores in August.

Belkin's Plug-&-Play Home Automation Kit     Belkin's Plug-&-Play Home Automation Kit
Belkin has launched WeMo, a range of devices which make your televisions, computers, air conditioners and more compatible with your WiFi network to give you home automation-style control.

Forget PCs:  Microsoft Get Into 'Smart Homes'     Forget PCs: Microsoft Get Into 'Smart Homes'
Microsoft HomeOS looks to control all devices in the home from a central unit.

Avation Put Home Auto In the Palm Of Your Hand     Avation Put Home Auto In the Palm Of Your Hand
SpeakerCraft has appointed Avation as its exclusive distributor in Australia and is celebrating by launching a programmable remote that manages automated households.

Multi Million Dollar Smart Metre Roll Out Back On     Multi Million Dollar Smart Metre Roll Out Back On
The Victorian Government has approved a re-start of the multibillion-dollar rollout of smart meters to Victorian homes - halted last year by the then Labor Government following massive protests by citizens who found their meters were going to see their bills sky-rocket.

HAI Automation Brings Room Control Profiles To Apple iPhone     HAI Automation Brings Room Control Profiles To Apple iPhone
Home Automation Inc (HAI) has updated how its technology manages the home by incorporating independent room management via iOS devices. Using an iPhone, iPod or iPad, entire rooms can be managed from a single page, with areas such as lighting, climate, audio and video being managed remotely.

Logitech Sued Over Harmony Remote Patents     Logitech Sued Over Harmony Remote Patents
Logitech who last year had to bail out of the Google TV market, is being sued for 17 patent breaches relating to their Harmony Remote Control.

No Cost Update For HAI Customers     No Cost Update For HAI Customers
A new update has been released for Snap-Link home automation software that gives customers better management of their home and business systems.

Black Market For Philips Pronto Remotes Emerges     Black Market For Philips Pronto Remotes Emerges
EXCLUSIVE: A black market in Philips Pronto remote controls has developed with dealers from around the world offering hundreds of thousands of dollars for old stock.

Philips Pronto Rescue Appears To Have Failed     Philips Pronto Rescue Appears To Have Failed
EXCLUSIVE: Insider information given to ChannnelNews indicates that the deal to secure a long term future for Pronto has fallen over with Philips now moving to shut down the struggling universal remote control operation.

Philips Shipping iPad Type Touchscreen Despite Shut Up Shop Notice     Philips Shipping iPad Type Touchscreen Despite Shut Up Shop Notice
It appears to be business as usual for the Philips Pronto Division, after the European Company shipped samples of their new in-wall touchscreen, the TSW9500 to Qualifi their Australian distributor last week.

EU Plays Role In Future Of Philips Pronto Remote Control  Business     EU Plays Role In Future Of Philips Pronto Remote Control Business
The European Union is believed to be playing a key role in the sale of the Philips Pronto business, by refusing to allow a sale to anyone who takes manufacturing outside of the EU.

Philips Uses Exit Statement To Flush Out Buyer For Pronto Business     Philips Uses Exit Statement To Flush Out Buyer For Pronto Business
Speculation is mounting that Philips may have been crying "wolf" when they announced that they were set to shut down their Pronto control business with insiders now claiming that the actions of last week were designed to flush out a buyer.

EXCLUSIVE:Philips Kill Off Pronto Remote Business But Forgot To Tell Distributors     EXCLUSIVE:Philips Kill Off Pronto Remote Business But Forgot To Tell Distributors
EXCLUSIVE: Philips, who 18 months ago pulled out of the flat panel TV market in Australia, have now pulled the plug on their Pronto remote control business without giving any warning to their local distributor Qualifi who have invested tens of thousands marketing the device in Australia.





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New LG 65   New LG 65" Ultra High Definition TV, Complete With Pop Down Speakers: REVIEW
LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65" Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop down speakers but the big question is whether it is worth $6,999.
Product Rating 4.5

Westfield To Split   Westfield To Split
Shopping giant to separate ANZ, international operation
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REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones   REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones
If you are one of those people who love technology but struggle to manage the hundreds of apps and the endless capabilities that today's smartphones are capable of delivering then the new Samsung Note 3 is not for you.
Product Rating 5




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