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  • Micro by M3D: The $300 3D printer on Kickstarter that's already raised over $1m
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    Micro by M3D: The $300 3D printer on Kickstarter that's already raised over $1m

    By 7 April 2014

    You can finally buy a 3D printer without emptying your bank account, thanks to a new campaign on crowd-funding website Kickstarter. The campaign is for Micro, one of the most affordable and consumer-friendly 3D printers available. According to the machine's...

  • LG Smart Bulb pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Nest halts sales of Nest Protect smoke alarm due to Nest Wave silencing bug
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    Nest halts sales of Nest Protect smoke alarm due to Nest Wave silencing bug

    By 4 April 2014

    Uh-oh. The Nest Protect smoke alarm has a potentially fatal glitch. Nest has announced that its Nest Protect, a smart alarm for smoke and carbon monoxide, is no longer available for purchase. Nest, during one of its regular lab testings, apparently discovered...

  • High energy prices? Here are five intelligent heating systems looking to save you money
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    High energy prices? Here are five intelligent heating systems looking to save you money

    By 2 April 2014

    Clever heating systems seem to be all the rage at the moment, with Nest launching in the UK today and British Gas, Honeywell and Tado having all announced their respective offerings previously. The systems all look to make it simpler and easier to control...

  • Nest Learning Thermostat UK launch gets green light
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    Nest Learning Thermostat UK launch gets green light

    By 2 April 2014

    After months of waiting and even a couple of false starts, Nest is now available in the UK. The new learning thermostat, which has the ability to change and adapt your heating to how you live, has been manipulated by the company to work with the UK's...

  • Sky Buy & Keep service lets you do just that with new movies
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    Sky Buy & Keep service lets you do just that with new movies

    By 2 April 2014

    Sky has announced it will soon let customers buy HD movies to download and keep via their Sky box as it continues to try and capitalise on the 4.4 million connected Sky customers in the UK with set top boxes in their homes. While Amazon, Netflix, and...

  • Philips 3D-printed luminaries pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Philips Hue Tap pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Philips Hue Lux pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Philips expands Hue brand with white-only Hue Lux, Hue Tap lightswitch and luminaries
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    Philips expands Hue brand with white-only Hue Lux, Hue Tap lightswitch and luminaries

    By 28 March 2014

    Philips is expanding its line of Hue smart-lighting products with the introduction of the Hue Lux, a white-only version of the smartphone connected light bulb. The Hue line had traditionally been full of colour, but that doesn't necessarily bode well...

  • LG announces Smart Bulb compatible with iOS and Android
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    LG announces Smart Bulb compatible with iOS and Android

    By 23 March 2014

    LG has announced its new Smart Bulb product on Sunday, a set of lightbulbs that connect to iOS and Android devices for a different way to light your home. The Smart Bulb features "LG Smart Lighting" that has a security mode to make it appear like you're...

  • De'Longhi Multifry designed to replace your oven and make the perfect curry
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    De'Longhi Multifry designed to replace your oven and make the perfect curry

    By 19 March 2014

    De'Longhi, the company most famous for coffee machines, has announced that it is taking on Tefal and your humble oven with the launch of a new cooking gadget backed by renowned chef Mark Sargeant. The De'Longhi Multifry is designed to let you ditch your...

  • Quirky and GE's Aros smart air conditioner can be controlled from your smartphone
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    Quirky and GE's Aros smart air conditioner can be controlled from your smartphone

    By 19 March 2014

    There's a new air conditioner from Quirky and General Electric that aims to replace your old "dumb" unit. It's called Aros. And Aros is smart. Aros, which is designed for a connected home (sort of like the Nest Learning Thermostat), looks like a sleek...

  • LG's new washing machines use NFC to offer more programmes via smartphone
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    LG's new washing machines use NFC to offer more programmes via smartphone

    By 19 March 2014

    LG has announced a new range of washing machines during its InnoFest 2014 event in Venice, featuring NFC for downloading extra programmes. Washing machines might not be something we cover regularly on Pocket-lint but as they become smarter and offer...

  • Dyson Hot fanless heater gets a little too hot, recalled after fire risk
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    Dyson Hot fanless heater gets a little too hot, recalled after fire risk

    By 17 March 2014

    Dyson has recalled every unit of its Dyson Hot fanless heater, after the risk of fire has arisen in a handful of the units sold since 2011.  "We have sold a million heaters around the world; we have seen a small number short-circuit, which in four cases...

  • Space Generator is the Minecraft-style room that can be whatever you  want it to be
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    Space Generator is the Minecraft-style room that can be whatever you want it to be

    By 17 March 2014

    This award winning design could turn any room into a 3D modified space with objects that literally spring-up from the ground. In the way that Minecraft virtually lets users build by dropping blocks down, Space Generator forms creations in reality by pushing...

  • A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March
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    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...

  • Honeywell Evohome review
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    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...

  • Hive by British Gas review
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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...

  • A week in reviews: 3 - 7 March
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    A week in reviews: 3 - 7 March

    By 8 March 2014

    Meteorological spring has arrived. Hurrah. And with the scent of the sun on the horizon in the UK, we're bringing you rays of tech-review sunshine this week in various forms. First and foremost it's Geneva Motor Show week. We've seen the BMW M235i and...

  • Dyson cooling fan becomes quieter than a mosquito
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    Dyson cooling fan becomes quieter than a mosquito

    By 6 March 2014

    It might be cold outside at the moment, but that isn't stopping Dyson from launching its new range of cooling fans in the UK. The new Dyson Air Multiplier fan, the company claims, is up to 75 per cent quieter than previous models without compromising...

  • A week in reviews: 24 - 28 February
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    A week in reviews: 24 - 28 February

    By 1 March 2014

    In a week that has been all about the phones - courtesy of our coverage from MWC 2014 - and so we've taken the opportunity to focus the reviews section on different areas of tech this week. Granted it's hard to ignore the heavyweights, such as the unveiling...

  • A week in reviews: 17 - 21 February
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    A week in reviews: 17 - 21 February

    By 22 February 2014

    It's the week before Mobile World Congress 2014, the mobile phone show of the year, so expect plenty of smartphones and tablets to be covering these pages over the coming days. During the quiet before the storm it's been a week dominated by cameras....

  • Dyson shows the future of Olympic curling (video)
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    Dyson shows the future of Olympic curling (video)

    By 21 February 2014

    British firm Dyson has posted a cheeky video both celebrating Great Britain's performances in curling during the Sochi Winter Olympics and giving a glimpse into the future of the sport - if it has its way. Instead of using brooms to sweep in front of...

  • Natural Machines Foodini will 3D-print fresh pizzas and more, coming in mid-2014
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    Natural Machines Foodini will 3D-print fresh pizzas and more, coming in mid-2014

    By 20 February 2014

    Most people prefer home-cooked meals but don't want to spend hours preparing them. Well, thanks to 3D-printing company Natural Machines, you'll soon be able to cook at home every night and waste no time at all. Natural Machines has designed a 3D printer...