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    LG Smart Bulb pictures and hands-on

    By 4 April 2014

    Connectivity was a running theme at the Light and Building show in Frankfurt which took place this week, and LG was no exception. The South Korean company recently announced its Smart Bulb, offering you control using your smartphone, and we got the chance...

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    Philips 3D-printed luminaries pictures and hands-on

    By 1 April 2014

    There is something quite special about the way technologies can come together and the Philips 3D-printed smart luminaries are exactly that - special. Not only do they bring an element of art and creativity to a room, but the 3D-printed smart luminaries...

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    Philips Hue Tap pictures and hands-on

    By 31 March 2014

    Philips has announced a couple of new additions to its Hue line up of connected light bulbs, including a new white-only bulb - the Hue Lux - as well as a switch to physically control the system. The idea of Hue is that you can control the system through...

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    Philips Hue Lux pictures and hands-on

    By 31 March 2014

    Philips has launched a white-only version of its Hue smartphone connected light bulb, offering all the benefits of its Hue system but without the colours. Rather than having the ability to turn your room into a multitude of colours as you can with the...

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    Honeywell Evohome review

    By 13 March 2014

    There are a number of companies vying for your business when it comes to controlling your heating system at home. British Gas has Hive, Google owns Nest in the US (which is expected to eventually come to the UK), and there's the German company Tado also...

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    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...

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    Hands-on: Tefal Actifry Mini review

    By 19 February 2014

    Pocket-lint last tested a Tefal Actifry appliance five years ago and while the technology itself has changed little in the meantime, the latest fryer is perhaps better suited to many British homes. The Tefal Actifry Mini is the company's smallest in the...

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    Hands-on: Dyson Cinetic DC54 Animal review

    By 17 January 2014

    Dyson ditched the bag, and now it's ditched the filter, but is it really that simple? We've been using the new Dyson Cinetic DC54 animal vacuum cleaner (£459) ahead of its official UK release to find out whether the new tech is worth the hype or whether...

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    Ecovacs Winbot: Window-cleaning robot spied surfing up vertical windows at CES 2014

    By 8 January 2014

    Some things at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas just can't help but grab our attention. And the Winbot is one such piece of tech - because it can wander up and down vertical surfaces while cleaning windows. If only it whistled a tune. We're...

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    Nest Protect review

    By 27 December 2013

    Nest, known in the United States for its intelligent thermostat system that can be controlled via your iPhone, has launched an intelligent smoke and CO2 detector called Nest Protect. We've installed one in the Pocket-lint office to see if a smoke detector...

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    Philips Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight Starter Kit review

    By 13 December 2013

    The Philips Hue smart bulb range, which enable you to control the lighting system’s brightness and colour output via your smartphone, is starting to expand and explore other possibilities. It’s more than just standard lights, now they even come with...

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    Tefal OptiGrill review

    By 19 November 2013

    We like chicken, we like steak, we like bacon. Yep, we like meat. It's no surprise then that we were rather excited to review the Tefal OptiGrill, a new kitchen gadget that promises to cook that meat to perfection. It's a gadget designed to sense automatically...

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    Dyson Digital Slim DC59 review

    By 17 November 2013

    You reach for the sugar bowl, you miscalculate how far away it is, it goes everywhere. Damn. You go to the cupboard, get out the classic Hoover, look for a plug socket, have to no doubt clamber behind something, unplug something or go so far away that...

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    Electrolux portable air conditioner (EXP09HN1WI) review

    By 24 October 2013

    Summer might be all but over, and that might lead you to ask why we're publishing an air conditioner review on this date. Well, there are a couple of reasons, which will become obvious as we progress. But, let's just say that an air conditioner is for...

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    Philips Hue LivingColors Bloom review

    By 18 October 2013

    Philips Hue, the intelligent lighting system that you can control via your smartphone, has gained a new standalone light option in the guise of Philips LivingColors Bloom. The portable spotlight model is a reworking of the original Philips Bloom that...