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Smart heating explained

Smart heating explained

By 7 August 2014

Everyone loves to save money. And right now, thanks to the latest advancements in home automation, there's a big competition between companies to see which can save you the most cash on your utilities bill. From energy suppliers like British Gas to startups... >>

Apple Homekit explained

Apple Homekit explained

By 5 August 2014

Hot on the heels of the home automation trend, Apple has introduced a new system called Homekit that will enable you to have wireless and electronic control of your home, household features, activities, appliances, and more. Although HomeKit is not yet... >>

Thread is the teamwork of Nest, Samsung, ARM and more to make the connected home smarter

Thread is the teamwork of Nest, Samsung, ARM and more to make the connected home smarter

By 15 July 2014

Thread has been developed by seven companies as a standard to allow for intelligent smart homes that work better. It will mean lower power consumption and smarter linked gadgets. Currently there are options like ITTT which causes on action, like opening... >>

Nest goes open source, your fitness band could turn on your heating when it detects you’re awake

Nest goes open source, your fitness band could turn on your heating when it detects you’re awake

By 24 June 2014

Nest has announced its Nest Developer Program to create a more connected home. That could mean a fully automated experience is not too far off. At the moment Nest is working with developers and brands to integrate the smart controls. Jawbone's UP24 band,... >>

Nest is about to start watching your home, acquires Dropcam

Nest is about to start watching your home, acquires Dropcam

By 23 June 2014

Nest, the Google owned smart smoke alarm, has announced it's buying Dropcam. It looks like it has plans to put robo-eyes in your home so you can check it from anywhere. Many security systems now offer a camera that allows users to check a snapshot or... >>

Nest Protect smoke alarm back on sale, but ditches key feature

Nest Protect smoke alarm back on sale, but ditches key feature

By 17 June 2014

The Nest Protect smart smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is back on shelves after being pulled two months ago, and it's had a price cut. Nest, owned by Google, pulled the alarm after it was found that the Nest Wave feature activated at the wrong time,... >>

Honeywell Lyric intelligent thermostat takes on Nest

Honeywell Lyric intelligent thermostat takes on Nest

By 10 June 2014

Honeywell is to take on Nest with a new heating product to complement its Evohome heating system offering already available in the US and UK. The new intelligent heating system, which isn't as comprehensive as the company's Evohome offering, will be dubbed... >>

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

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

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

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... >>