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Climote upgrades ScottishPower users to smart heating controls at home

Climote upgrades ScottishPower users to smart heating controls at home

By 19 August 2014

Climote, the smarthome climate control, is going to be available to all ScottishPower customers after the two signed a deal together. That means that whether at home or out and about people will be able to control their home's heating using a mobile.... >>

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... >>

ZigBee and others explained

ZigBee and others explained

By 4 August 2014

You've likely heard of the phrase "home automation" and a related specification called ZigBee and simply assumed they are nerdy things within a niche industry. Well, that's not true. For instance: Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit, and Samsung is thinking... >>

Nosee to tackle hay fever with localised data alerting you when you need it

Nosee to tackle hay fever with localised data alerting you when you need it

By 31 July 2014

Birmingham based 383 Labs has introduced Nosee, a smart pollen and air quality sensor that could help hay fever sufferers. At the moment pollen counts are largely found on weather reports which cover huge areas. The Nosee, will allow users to get a local... >>

Nanoleaf Bloom lets you dim your lights using a normal wall switch

Nanoleaf Bloom lets you dim your lights using a normal wall switch

By 25 July 2014

If you could add dimming to your lights, without having to wire in a new dimmer switch, you would right? That's what Nanoleaf believes and it's why it has made the Bloom lightbulb which can be dimmed using a normal light switch. Nanoleaf, better known... >>

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... >>

Smappee claims its energy monitor pays for itself in a year with power savings

Smappee claims its energy monitor pays for itself in a year with power savings

By 11 July 2014

Smart homes mean gadgets that communicate, but at what cost? More power drain is coming as the home gets smarter and Smappee is here to let you know what's draining power and where. Smappee claims it'll be able to cut £2.8 billion from UK energy bills.... >>

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,... >>

Holi Smart Mood Lamp will light up your life and lighten your mood

Holi Smart Mood Lamp will light up your life and lighten your mood

By 15 January 2014

Science says differing lights can affect mood. If science says so then it must be true. With that in mind Holi has released the Smart Mood Lamp which, you guessed it, uses light to affect your mood. Let's hope it works as by the time you plug it in, £180... >>

A week in reviews: 23 - 27 September

A week in reviews: 23 - 27 September

By 28 September 2013

September is rolling to a close, and we've been walking, running, riding, driving and flying all over the place in the quest for tech perfection. Fitness and non-fitness are covered in equal measure this week. We've been tracking our steps with the Withings... >>