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Apple HomeKit tips and tricks without Apple TV

Apple HomeKit tips and tricks without Apple TV

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Apple's HomeKit app Home is simple and easy to use, but it also comes with a load of hidden features that you might not, on the surface, realise are available.We've put together a number of tips, which don't require you to have an Apple TV 4, to allow... >>

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

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Amazon is currently pushing the Echo and Echo Dot hard, making a push to dominate the connected home market before too many players - like Google - can catch up.The Amazon Echo got off to a flying start, establishing itself as one of the hottest smart... >>

Nissan takes on Tesla's Powerwall with its own xStorage home battery, pre-orders now open

Nissan takes on Tesla's Powerwall with its own xStorage home battery, pre-orders now open

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Nissan has announced pre-orders are now open for its home power storage solution, xStorage, which was revealed in May 2016.Teaming up with Eaton - a power management company - the xStorage steps into the same space as the Tesla Powerwall, aiming to provide... >>

New Amazon Echo with a screen and better speakers might arrive in 2017

New Amazon Echo with a screen and better speakers might arrive in 2017

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Amazon has big plans for Echo.According to Bloomberg, the online retailer is planning a major update to its line of voice-activated speakers. It is developing a premium speaker with a 7-inch screen. Amazon’s original Echo speaker is a cylindrical device... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK smart home deals: Netatmo, Canary, Nest, Philips Hue and more

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK smart home deals: Netatmo, Canary, Nest, Philips Hue and more

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is brilliant news for anyone looking to make their home smarter with the latest technology but for a less than it would cost you the rest of the year.If you've been looking at investing in smart lighting or smart... >>

Using Eve Energy and HomeKit to turn on your Christmas lights

Using Eve Energy and HomeKit to turn on your Christmas lights

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It's the season of good will and that means at some point you are going to decking the halls with boughs of holly, or more likely the tree with Christmas lights.It will no doubt look amazing, until you realise that the plug socket for the lights is at... >>

Wow! Amazon Echo just £120 for Black Friday, Echo Dot just £40

Wow! Amazon Echo just £120 for Black Friday, Echo Dot just £40

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Amazon has been rolling out big discounts for its own tech devices all week, but it might have saved the best for a Black Friday reveal. It has slashed £30 off the price of the Amazon Echo, as reviewed here.The Amazon Echo Dot has also been reduced by... >>

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot: What's the difference?

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Amazon's Echo lineup offers tiered-speaker heights that remind us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta).The company makes a cylindrical, internet-connected speaker called Echo, which doubles as a personal, cloud-based assistant, addressed... >>

Best gadgets you can buy right now: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 winners announced

Best gadgets you can buy right now: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 winners announced

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Another year draws to a close but not before we celebrate the finest games, gadgets and other tech treats of the last 12 months in the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. It's time to reveal the winners.You have been voting in your droves, along with... >>

Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?

Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?

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Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker controlled with your voice. It features a personal assistant called Alexa, who will perform various tasks for you and control various systems.There are seven microphones within Echo, all of which feature enhanced noise... >>