Google Home has just launched in the UK, following the incredibly successful arrival of Amazon’s Echo last year. The virtual AI-led assistant provides a glimpse into the future of how people will interact with their increasingly smart homes. Like the Echo, Google Home’s aim is to aid people in their daily lives, whether that be answering questions in super-fast time or waking an individual up with their favourite song. “Google must be desperate to avoid another Google Glass-s
Wireless charging has slowly gaining traction in the smartphone industry for a while, but the nature in which most “wireless” charging system work — having to place a device on a contact pad — is far from a dream come true. Developers at Disney Research have built something that is far more impressive than anything currently on the market; an entire room that can power electronics without a single cord or cable. The team used near-field magnetic waves to pump wireless power t
In the past few months we have seen Alexa (Amazon's voice activated smart home controller) integrate with the IFTTT (If This Then That). We can now provide voice activation to smarthome service we install such as LightwaveRF, Philips Hue, Wyrestorm TV Distribution, TV Controls and more. At JLEC we understand that the smarthome solutions are now quite affordable and available in high street stores such as John Lewis, Debenhams, etc. But, integrating this with other applicati
From heating which turns on automatically when we’re within two miles of the house, to front doors which only open when a recognized appears, we now have the opportunity to turn our regular homes into smart homes.
A new study by appliance repair network Go-Assist.co.uk reveals that 29% of the UK adult population would consider purchasing at least one smart home device in 2017. However, recent figures from Deloitte state that just 3% of households currently have smart home d
Amazon Echo arrives in the UK We love our gadgets here at JLEC and couldn't resist this one. The eagerly awaited Amazon Echo has landed in the UK. It comes with Alexa which is a always on assitant for your home. Just say Alexa, trigger hall lights on and on come your lights (with the right kit) Alexa, re-order the last take-away from Just Eat and 30 minutes later up turns your delivery Ask us for details of how we can integrate this with your home Plays all your music from