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Video: Matter Network Transport  Explained

This new video from the Connectivity Standards Alliance gives a good overview of the new Smart Home Standard, Matter…...

Tesla Model Y – A UK Owners Review

After nearly two and a half years of ownership, I sold my Model 3 last Autumn, taking advantage of the incredibly strong used prices. The......

Review: BenQ GV30 – A Neat Portable Projector

With our student getting ready to return home it was time to setup the den upstairs. The timing couldn’t have been better because BenQ got......

Will Matter Bring Smart Home Unity in 2022?

I’ve referred back to this post about a Smart Home Utopia many times since I wrote it 14 years ago. In the intervening years, there......

Automated Home 2.0 – #45 Real World Air Source Heat Pump Costs for Full Year & Energy Data for All Electric House

Last August we took a look at some of the decisions that led us to build a low energy home. Now that we’ve been through......

Top 20 Automated Home Posts of the Year 2021

The Automated Home Blog started life in 1996, so 2021 saw it reach its 25th Anniversary. The top 20 most popular posts from the past......

Automated Home 2.0 – #44 Loxone Touch Surface

One of the cool controls we loved using during our weekend staying in the Loxone Show Home in Austria was the ‘Touch Surface’. What Is......

Converting to a DIY Shelly Smart Home – Part 3 – Digital Hot Water

In Part 1, friend of Automated Home, MarkB, started to convert his smart home over to using Shelly modules and in Part 2 he created a......

Our “Unleashed” Apple Event Cheat Sheet

Here’s the numbers on the new MacBook Pros just announced… MacBook Pro New M1 Pro SoC5nm 10 CPU Cores16 GPU Cores New M1 Max SoC400GB/s......

Converting to a DIY Shelly Smart Home – Part 2 – A Smarter EV Charger

In Part 1, friend of Automated Home, MarkB, started to convert his smart home over to using Shelly modules. Now in Part 2 he uses......

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