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Australia's first Intelligent Home Show

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October 2, 2004

The Information Age will change our lives in many ways over the next few decades, most significantly in the way our home environment will change to support our lifestyle. Almost every home will benefit in myriad ways and home owners will be able to create unique personal living, recreational and working spaces. Of course the most difficult thing will be understanding the breadth of the offerings of the convergent technology sector, and it is hence significant that Australia's first exhibition focussing entirely on digital lifestyle in the home opens on October 15.

The Information Age will change our lives in many ways over the next few decades, most significantly in the way our home environment will change to support our lifestyle. Almost every home will benefit in myriad ways and home owners will be able to create unique personal living, recreational and working spaces. Of course the most difficult thing will be understanding the breadth of the offerings of the convergent technology sector, and it is hence significant that Australia's first exhibition focussing entirely on digital lifestyle in the home opens on October 15

The Intelligent Home Show is an ideal place for consumers to learn HOW today's technology can improve their lives. The show will feature The Intelligent Home, created by award winning designer Lou Weis and award winning architect Cassandra Fahey, an iconic architectural object that will feature the latest in audio/visual technologies, intelligent appliances and environments, intelligent building materials, energy efficient and environmentally friendly technologies and wireless networking.

The Microsoft Experience Theatre will no doubt be one of the most popular exhibits at the show as the company is running seminars designed to show how to upgrade your life. Topics include Home Automation and Design, Broadband Internet and Computing, Mobile Phones, Home Theatre, Digital Imaging and Video, The Convergence of your PC and TV with the Microsoft Windows Media Centre PC (natch) and more.

The show is being run in conjunction with the IHS GAMES online gaming event for PC and Xbox online gaming with the most popular titles of Counterstrike, WarCraft 3, Unreal Tournament 2004, Halo and AFL Live 2004. Mobile gaming in 3G will be on display, and there is $10,000 in cash and other prizes to be won. Smart Sustainable Solutions is another component of the Intelligent Home Show conceived to educate visitors and empower consumers to make informed decisions about technologies that enhance consumer lifestyles while saving money, energy, resources.

For further information, seewww.ihshow.com.au

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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