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Considering smart heating? Here are your current options

Considering smart heating? Here are your current options

By 20 April 2015

Clever heating systems have really come into their own over the last couple of years, with several solutions already available to allow you to control your heating using your smartphone, and more and more companies entering the market and after a slice... >>

British Gas to acquire AlertMe for £44 million, expand Hive offerings

British Gas to acquire AlertMe for £44 million, expand Hive offerings

By 13 February 2015

British Gas has announced that it is to acquire AlertMe, the company that powers its Hive Active Heating, in a deal worth £44 million. This figure includes the 21 per cent holding that British Gas already has in AlertMe, bringing AlertMe's total valuation... >>

Best smarthome device 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best smarthome device 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

By 21 November 2014

With connected homes becoming more and more desirable and app-controllable products launching left, right and centre making the crossover between technology and the home even more prominent, we have introduced a new category to the Pocket-lint Gadgets... >>

A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March

A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March

By 15 March 2014

It's here. Titanfall has landed. And we've been playing our socks off to see whether it's the game that makes the Xbox One whole. And with that major out of the way we don't hold back. Oh no, we continue to drop bombs of tech review wonderment. We've... >>

Hive by British Gas review
4 out of 5

Hive by British Gas review

By 10 March 2014

Of all the services offering to take control of your heating, Hive is probably the system that has the highest profile. That's in no small part due to plenty of marketing and a brand name that's instantly recognisable: British Gas. Hive by British Gas... >>

British Gas announces Hive Active Heating, offering remote control from your smartphone

British Gas announces Hive Active Heating, offering remote control from your smartphone

By 25 September 2013

British Gas has announced that it plans to play a larger role in controlling your home energy, launching a new brand known as Hive. Hive, by British Gas, will be a family of devices and systems designed to drag your energy controls into the modern world.... >>

British Gas remote heating app now live - control your boiler via text

British Gas remote heating app now live - control your boiler via text

By 11 July 2012

Following a successful trial, British Gas has rolled out its remote heating control app that enables full boiler control from your smartphone, laptop or tablet device, including iPad. Customers can adjust the heating temperature – useful for those wintery... >>

British Gas turns Team GB swimming stars into superheroes

British Gas turns Team GB swimming stars into superheroes

By 22 May 2012

Perhaps inspired by the roaring success of the Avengers Assemble movie doing the rounds in cinemas worldwide, British Gas has gathered six of Britain's finest swimming stars to pose as a superhero team on the eve of one of their most glorious challenges... >>

British Gas tests smartphone app to turn off appliances remotely

British Gas tests smartphone app to turn off appliances remotely

By 14 December 2011

British Gas is currently testing a number of technologies in order to help customers save energy, money and reduce anxiety over whether an appliance has been left on when they are out. One of these is a smartphone application that can both remotely control... >>

British Gas and AlertMe announce smart home energy trials

British Gas and AlertMe announce smart home energy trials

By 20 July 2009

British Gas and AlertMe.com, a company that provides energy saving systems for homes, have announced an agreement that will see the two companies trial home energy management technologies with the aim to help British Gas customers "cut their energy consumption,... >>