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Hyundai Ioniq 38kWh

So Hyundai have announced that they will be upgrading the Ioniq to have a 38kWh battery. Nice. They are also upgrading the motor from 118hp to 134hp Charger increased from 6.6kW to 7.2kW Slightly redesigned grill, looks nicer IMO and other tech upgrades, app to allow remote control of AC, battery

2 weeks in Electric Vehicles & Hybrids by bk 37 Replies

Next Gen Leap Ticketing

NTA have news up that they have awarded the contract to implement the next gen Leap ticketing and have a splashy video about it here: https://www.transportforireland.ie/nta-appoint-contractor-for-mobile-ticketing-system/ Sounds like they might start pilot testing it later this year. Sounds like t

3 weeks, 3 days in Commuting & Transport by bk 40 Replies 1,641 Views 6 Thanks

New Logitech Harmony Express remote with Alexa

Logitech have announced a new Harmony remote with Alexa built in: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/16/18311894/logitech-express-alexa-remote-control-announced-features-pricing I was expecting they would bring out a new remote with voice assistant built in, but I have to say, this one looks very dis

1 month in Home Automation & Internet of Things (IOT) by bk 3 Replies 1 View

Cameras on Google Home Hub?

Has anyone else set up viewing your IP cameras on the Google Home Hub or other chromecast device? I have, with my Logitech Circle cameras, cool feature, but I notice their is a big delay when viewing the camera, about 16 seconds, which doesn't sound much, but makes it almost unusable. By compariso

4 months in Home Automation & Internet of Things (IOT) by bk 11 Replies

Google Home Hub £99 - GHome £79 - GH Mini £29 - GH Max £349 - Nest Thermostat £179

Lots of Google devices reduced on the Google UK play store: https://store.google.com/gb/?hl=en-GB&countryRedirect=true Others like Chromecasts, Chrome Books, Pixel phones, Nest cameras too. The Google Homes are very good IMO. Just ordered a GH Hub :D

5 months, 4 weeks in Bargain Alerts by bk 71 Replies 6,371 Views 8 Thanks

Hybrid Drive of ICR 22000 Fleet

The government has just announced 15 million funding for hybrid drives for the ICR fleet: https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/climate-action/topics/climate-action-fund/call-for-applications/first-call-2018/project-assessments/Pages/default.aspx Anyone have any idea what that is about? Battery hybrid?

5 months, 3 weeks in Commuting & Transport by bk 57 Replies 541 Views 2 Thanks

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones £130 and Earphones £150

Bose noise cancelling headphones, QC 25, wired for £130 on amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bose-QuietComfort-Around-Ear-Cancelling-Headphones-Black/dp/B00M1NEUKK?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_PC_73e17796_NA And their in ear ones, the QC 20 for £150: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bose-QuietComfort-Acoustic-Cance

5 months, 4 weeks in Bargain Alerts by bk 6 Replies 180 Views 1 Thank

Google Assistant on Siri Shortcuts!

Google Assistant is now available on iPhones via Siri Shortcuts!! : https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/20/18105693/google-assistant-siri-shortcuts-feature-iphone-ios You can do things like: "Hey Siri Hey Google turn on the lights" or even better "Hey Siri, Good Morning" and trigger the Google routin

5 months, 4 weeks in Home Automation & Internet of Things (IOT) by bk

TP-Link Kasa Cameras KC120 & KC200

It looks like TP-Link have finally launched two of their Kasa cameras in the UK, the KC120 and KC200: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Indoor-Security-Camera-TP-Link-Chromecast/dp/B07GF1F7T5/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1541506822&sr=8-2&keywords=tp-link+kasa https://www.amazon.co.uk/Indoor-Outdoor-Security-TP-

6 months, 2 weeks in Home Automation & Internet of Things (IOT) by bk 5 Views 1 Thank

Netgear Nighthawk R7800 router for £120

It was already mentioned over on the Google Wifi thread, but I thought it deserved it's own thread in case people missed it. Netgear Nighthawk R7800 router for £120 on Amazon today (down from £160ish normally): https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-Nighthawk-Dual-Band-AC2600-Router/dp/B01B4X503S/ref=sr

6 months, 4 weeks in Bargain Alerts by bk 9 Replies 1,276 Views 7 Thanks

Logitech Circle Cameras + IFTTT

For those with Logitech Circle Cameras, they have now finally added IFTTT support: https://ifttt.com/logitech_circle Nice, though I wish they had an option to turn on/off notifications of events from the cameras via IFTTT

6 months, 2 weeks in Home Automation & Internet of Things (IOT) by bk

Philips Hue compatible light switches (unofficial)

Very interesting, some unofficial light switches have appeared on Amazon that seem to be compatible with Hue, allowing you to do basic control of non smart lights from within Hue. Seems to be something that a lot of people are interested in. Note I haven't tried these, so no guarantees 1 Gang £3

7 months in Home Automation & Internet of Things (IOT) by bk 1 Reply 67 Views 3 Thanks

Google Home Hub

Google have just announced their official assistant with a screen, the Google Home Hub, $149 and launches on October 22nd including the UK: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/10/9/17943362/google-home-hub-smart-assistant-screen-price-release-date Looks really interesting

7 months, 1 week in Home Automation & Internet of Things (IOT) by bk 430 Replies 255 Views 3 Thanks

SmartThings Hub v3 and new sensors

So in the US a new SmartThings Hub v3 and new sensors have been released. No sign of them in the UK yet, but interesting to see what might be coming. The new hub looks only ok, Pros: - $30 cheaper - Can connect to your broadband via wifi Cons: - The removed the batteries, so no backup if power

8 months, 2 weeks in Home Automation & Internet of Things (IOT) by bk 8 Replies 239 Views 3 Thanks

Google Home Smart Display

So reviews for the first Google Home Smart Display (sort of like the Echo Show) from Lenovo are out and it has gone on sale in the US: https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/26/17616560/lenovo-smart-display-review-google-assistant-smart-speaker-screen Looks really cool, damn it I want three of these now!

9 months, 3 weeks in Home Automation & Internet of Things (IOT) by bk 5 Replies 189 Views 1 Thank