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JBL LAUNCHES LINK 300 SMART SPEAKER WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT

Not so long ago JBL released a natty new range of voice-activated speakers called the JBL LINK series. The latest addition to the LINK range is called the LINK 300, and it's available now at selected retailers and from JBL Australia’s website.

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VODAFONE TV TAKES ON OPTUS, FETCH AND TELSTRA TV

Consumers have taken to streaming movies like ducks do to water, and this is why Vodaphone is forging a partnership with movie service provider Netflix with its new Vodafone TV.

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STUNNING NEW HOMEPOD VIDEO FROM APPLE

Released globally last night on Apple’s YouTube channel, this fantastic ad for Apple’s HomePod called “Welcome Home,” was directed by noted US film director Spike Jonze, a serious film industry heavyweight.

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AMAZON SNAFFLES UP SMART DOORBELL MAKER RING

Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Amazon won’t come a ‘knocking on anyone’s doorbell. Not when it can ring instead.

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SOUNDCAST LAUNCH, OUTDOOR SPEAKERS REDEFINED

Soundcast is an award-winning brand of high-performance Bluetooth speakers that relaunched in Australia this week.

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AMAZON ALEXA TO LAUNCH IN AUSTRALIA NEXT MONTH

The long-awaited announcement of Amazon's launch of Alexa and Echo has finally arrived. The voice control giant is now offering the Echo range of smart speakers via pre-order on Amazon Australia, with the service set to go live February 1st, 2018.

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YET ANOTHER AMAZON PRODUCT WE CAN’T BUY IN AUSTRALIA

Amazon is proudly boasting its new Echo Spot, a mash of the Echo Show and the Echo Dot in one cute little tabletop form factor. But if you live in Australia, you can't have it, or any other Echo or Alexa product, at least officially, yet.

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JAPANESE ROBOTS ARE CLEANING UP

In a taste of what’s to come for the future of work, Japanese robotics and healthcare outfit Seven Dreamers has come up with a futuristic way of folding laundry.

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HEATWORKS TETRA CONNECTED DISHWASHER

Heatworks, the maker of the rather clever Model 3 tankless water heater, retained the noted industrial design firm Frog Design, to work with them on a new consumer product using their Ohmic Array water heating tech.

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SONOS ONE – A VERY “SMART SPEAKER”

Almost a year to the day since they started talking about voice-control, Sonos has this week announced the Sonos One, a very smart 'smart speaker’.

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CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH ORIGIN ACOUSTICS AND VALET

Amazon's Alexa has proven the world is ready for voice control and Origin Acoustics are promising an even more seamless interface between human and machine.

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TIVOLI AUDIO ANNOUNCES NEW RANGE AND MORE AFFORDABLE PRICING

Tivoli Audio are no strangers to radio. Their iconic Model One hit the market 17 years ago as a throwback to the classic valve radio. Some 17 years later they're now enjoying a new high-tech range and new lower pricing for Australia.

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AIRPLAY 2 GAINING TRACTION WITH SOUND UNITED BRANDS

The announcement of Apple's AirPlay 2 is pretty big news as far as multi-room audio platforms go, and now it's gaining traction from some of the world's biggest brands in audio.

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Voice Control Heats Up with Lenovo’s Smart Assistant

Working directly with Amazon, Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo have announced a voice-controlled speaker set to take on Google's Home smart speaker.

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Push Controls Simplifies Home Automation

European control systems giant Schneider Electric has acquired Push Controls, a home and business automation specialist with a flair for systems offering ease of control.

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Jetson-style Home Automation Promised

Control4 promises to deliver today, the home automation envisaged in the 1960s cartoon, The Jetsons.

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