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Best Smarthome Device 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Smarthome Device 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will take place at the end of November and that means we will soon be finding out the winners of the 14 categories ranging from smartphones to smarthome. Each category has been narrowed down to between five and seven nominees... >>

Nest Cam adds Sightline, an innovative way to view your recorded video

Nest Cam adds Sightline, an innovative way to view your recorded video

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Nest has announced a new software feature for Nest Cam, Dropcam and the new Nest Cam Outdoor that will make it easier to skim through your recorded footage.  Called Sightline, the new feature presents a live view from your Cam in the top third of the... >>

Nest Thermostat now comes in black, white and copper

Nest Thermostat now comes in black, white and copper

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Nest Thermostat looks good. It's hard not to spot it on the wall and appreciate the simplicity of the design, compared to the off-white plastic thermostat of yesteryear. Nest has announced that the Thermostat is now available in three more colours, in... >>

Nest Cam Outdoor: Full HD, Nest Aware connected, with talk and listen functions

Nest Cam Outdoor: Full HD, Nest Aware connected, with talk and listen functions

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Nest has announced a new connected camera, the Nest Cam Outdoor. As the name suggests, this is an outdoor camera, offering weatherproofing, but linking in to the rest of your Nest home. The new camera is designed for DIY installation, opting for a cabled... >>

How to make your bedroom smart

How to make your bedroom smart

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It's the bedroom, right? So do you need tech there, beyond an alarm clock? Well, sure you do. You'll be sleeping there so you can benefit from gadgets that really show you how well you're sleeping, or not. They can even help you get to sleep, and then... >>

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now

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Intelligent heating systems are no longer something you find in the homes of the rich and famous, or those a step ahead of the curve. Over the last couple of years smart thermostats have really come into their own and there are now numerous options available,... >>

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

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Apple wants to streamline home automation.In other words: it wants to make it easier for smart accessories to communicate, and for you to connect and manage all the smart accessories in your home from various manufacturers (such as Philips Hue lights,... >>

Nest 3.0 review: The smartest thermostat just got smarter
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Nest 3.0 review: The smartest thermostat just got smarter

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We had Nest 3.0, the smart learning thermostat, installed at the tail-end of 2015, replacing the 2.0 model installed in the summer of 2014. Since then it's been sensing and learning our heating habits. Good job, as the wintry cold spell has really stuck... >>

Nest Cam review: The next level in home security?
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Nest Cam review: The next level in home security?

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Wi-Fi based home security camera options are everywhere at the moment, with the Google-owned Nest Cam not the first product with its foot in the door, so to speak. We've already seen Withings Home, Netatmo Welcome and Panasonic Nubo to name but a few.... >>

Nest major update: Phone geo-tracking added, family accounts introduced

Nest major update: Phone geo-tracking added, family accounts introduced

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Nest has introduced a major update to its app and services today, adding family accounts for up to 10 individual users per account and phone-based geo-tracking for smarter auto-home/away activation. As long-time users of the Nest Learning Thermostat,... >>

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best smarthome cameras: See inside your home anytime

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A smarthome consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smarthome cool team - the camera.Smarthome cameras will not only... >>

Nest third gen with larger screen arrives in the UK bringing exclusive features

Nest third gen with larger screen arrives in the UK bringing exclusive features

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Nest Labs has already launched its next gen device with enhanced screen in the US, now it's arrived in the UK and Europe with exclusive features. The new Nest sports a slimmer form than its predecessor and a newly designed screen. Plus Nest says Europe... >>

Nest Weave makes Yale Linus smartphone controlled lock possible

Nest Weave makes Yale Linus smartphone controlled lock possible

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Nest has announced that as part of its Works with Nest system a new protocol will be introduced that makes everything more smart and secure. Enter the smart Linus lock from Yale that you can control with your smartphone. Nest Weave is the new system that... >>

New Nest announced: Third-gen is thinner, higher resolution and more

New Nest announced: Third-gen is thinner, higher resolution and more

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Nest, the smart thermostat backed by Google, now comes in an upgraded third-generation version. The latest Nest has managed to lose some girth making it thinner than ever. Despite this slimming down it's also managed to cram in an improved display. The... >>

What is Nest Aware?

What is Nest Aware?

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Nest has just announced a run of updates to its smarthome devices, including a new Nest Protect, a redesigned app, some new feature updates and Nest Cam, a connected home camera. Nest Cam offers a minimalist metal body, a magnetic base for easy mounting... >>

Nest Cam is now official: Dropcam gets redesigned

Nest Cam is now official: Dropcam gets redesigned

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Nest has today announced Nest Cam, its redeveloped version of Dropcam. However, Nest has added a lot of enhancements to the new Nest Cam. Firstly, the design is more versatile, using a zinc alloy stand, with new mounting options, including a standard... >>

Second-generation Nest Protect announced

Second-generation Nest Protect announced

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A second generation Nest Protect has been introduced today, as Nest announced sweeping updates to its connected home devices. The second-gen Nest Protect comes with added sensors, to make it better at detecting fast and slow burning fires. Using what... >>

Nest is holding an event on 17 June: What might it unveil?

Nest is holding an event on 17 June: What might it unveil?

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Nest has just sent out press invites to an event scheduled for 17 June. The event is expected to be all about new products, and if that's true, it would be the first major event for the company since Google bought it over a year ago. Nest hasn't confirmed... >>

Ten IFTTT recipes that will make your life smarter and simpler at home

Ten IFTTT recipes that will make your life smarter and simpler at home

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IFTTT is an app and web portal that you may or may not have heard of, but if you haven't or you don't yet use it, you should start. The service works on the basic statement: If This Then That and there are numerous smarthome systems, products and devices... >>

Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

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Nest smart thermostats aren't as clever as they claim after failing to adapt to the British Summer Time clock change. After the clocks changed by an hour this weekend Nest thermostat owners took to forums to register their complaints. The Google-owned... >>

If you got an old Dropcam, you can get a free upgrade to an HD one from Nest

If you got an old Dropcam, you can get a free upgrade to an HD one from Nest

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There's a lot of risk involved when it comes to being an early adopter of technology, but sometimes, it can also be rewarding. Nest, for instance, has announced a replacement program that's all about helping owners of the original Dropcam and Dropcam... >>

Nest's Tony Fadell to take charge of Google Glass as Explorer Programme shuts down

Nest's Tony Fadell to take charge of Google Glass as Explorer Programme shuts down

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The guy who cofounded Nest and is considered "the father of the iPod" has now taken control of Google Glass. Google Glass is leaving the experimental Google X unit and will become one of Tony Fadell's responsibilities, Fortune has reported. Ivy Ross,... >>

Best smarthome gadgets of CES 2015: Belkin, Nest, LG and more

Best smarthome gadgets of CES 2015: Belkin, Nest, LG and more

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CES 2015 has kicked off in Vegas and among the thousands of products hoping to get themselves noticed, there have been a few gems unveiled for making your home smarter. The smarthome category has been making some serious waves in the tech world over... >>

Nest announces more third-party support as Works with Nest smarthome land grab continues

Nest announces more third-party support as Works with Nest smarthome land grab continues

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Nest has announced a new run of partners at CES 2015 that are all part of its Works with Nest programme. If you thought that Nest was just a smart heating controller you'd be wrong, as Works with Nest is designed to put the smart into your smarthome. ... >>

Lenovo Cloud Camera set to be a Dropcam rival, FCC photos reveal all

Lenovo Cloud Camera set to be a Dropcam rival, FCC photos reveal all

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Lenovo looks ready to take on Dropcam, the cloud-connected smart camera that Google's Nest Labs bought earlier this year. A new home security camera called Cloud Camera has just passed through the Federal Communications Commission ahead of CES 2015, where... >>