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Nest Cam IQ Outdoor preview: Outside security camera gets smarter

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor preview: Outside security camera gets smarter

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Nest announced several new products at an event in September, including the Hello video doorbell, the Nest Secure alarm system comprising three devices and an update to its outdoor security camera in the form of the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor.The Nest Cam... >>

Nest Secure preview: A simple, sophisticated alarm system

Nest Secure preview: A simple, sophisticated alarm system

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Nest announced a range of new devices at its big event in September, including the Hello video doorbell and a new alarm system called Secure.The Nest Secure alarm system is made up of three main devices that work in tandem together, comprising the Nest... >>

Nest Hello video doorbell preview: At last, a valid competitor to Ring

Nest Hello video doorbell preview: At last, a valid competitor to Ring

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Nest has announced a competitor to the Ring video doorbell in the form of the Nest Hello. The new doorbell, which will be available in 2018 in the US and Canada, is claimed to be the first doorbell able to detect a person and offer facial recognition.Offering... >>

Nest's big announcement: What happened and how to re-watch

Nest's big announcement: What happened and how to re-watch

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Nest has a lot of people scratching their heads right now.Here's the deal: Nest recently put out an invite, asking the media to join it at a press event. The event invite specifically mentioned "popcorn" and a "comfy couch". So, most people assumed Nest... >>

Nest has a new alarm system, video doorbell, and outdoor camera

Nest has a new alarm system, video doorbell, and outdoor camera

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Nest has stepped up its home security efforts.The Alphabet-owned company is live in San Francisco, where it has announced the new Nest Secure alarm system, Nest Hello video doorbell, and Nest Cam IQ outdoor security camera. The alarm system is, as one... >>

Roku's latest job openings could point to a voice-controlled smart speaker

Roku's latest job openings could point to a voice-controlled smart speaker

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Roku, purveyor of streaming set-top boxes, could be working on its very own smart speaker that would work in a similar way to Amazon Echo and Google Home, according to some recent job listings. Which Roku media streamer is best for you? All the options... >>

Google Pixel 2 launch event: How to watch it online and what to expect

Google Pixel 2 launch event: How to watch it online and what to expect

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Google is set to unveil the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in just under a month. The new smartphones will be some of the last flagships to be revealed in 2017, and they'll come hot on the heels of the iPhone X announcement. But when is the Pixel 2 launch and... >>

Nest Thermostat E vs Nest Thermostat 3.0: What's the difference?

Nest Thermostat E vs Nest Thermostat 3.0: What's the difference?

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Nest announced a new, cheaper version of its learning thermostat at the end of August, designed to be more accessible thanks to its $169 price point.The big question is how does Nest Thermostat E compared to the more expensive, $249 Nest Thermostat... >>

Amazing bargain! Amazon Echo slashed to just £100, £50 off

Amazing bargain! Amazon Echo slashed to just £100, £50 off

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After its last limited time offer was a great success, Amazon has once again discounted the price of Amazon Echo Alexa-enabled speaker to just £99.99 - that's a mighty £50 off the usual £149.99 cover price.You can snap one up for a staggering £99.99... >>

Elgato's five new Eve products: Thermo, Lock, Smoke, Aqua and Window Guard

Elgato's five new Eve products: Thermo, Lock, Smoke, Aqua and Window Guard

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Elgato announced five new HomeKit-compatible products at consumer electronics show IFA 2017 at the beginning of September including the Eve Thermo, Eve Lock, Eve Smoke, Eve Window Guard and Eve Aqua.The five devices cover security, heating, home safety... >>

EE introduces 4G-enabled router for faster downloads at home

EE introduces 4G-enabled router for faster downloads at home

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EE has launched the 4GEE Home Router, the company's first own-branded Cat 7-enabled Wi-Fi device. The 4GEE Home Router works like a regular Wi-Fi router, providing internet access to up to 32 devices, but it works on 4G mobile connectivity as opposed... >>

Miele Dialog oven combines electromagnetic waves with conventional oven tech, for some amazing cooking results

Miele Dialog oven combines electromagnetic waves with conventional oven tech, for some amazing cooking results

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Miele is calling the Dialog oven "revolutionary", claiming that there hasn't been a huge change in the way we cook food since we learnt how to make fire. Each evolution of the cooking wheel has brought a new method of applying heat, but Miele says that... >>

JBL Link is a three-strong range of speakers with Google Assistant built-in

JBL Link is a three-strong range of speakers with Google Assistant built-in

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JBL has announced a trio of wireless speakers with Google Assistant built in. Power and battery levels vary across the speakers, but they all offer voice-control for music playback, answering questions and controlling other connected smart home products.... >>

Tado Smart Climate Assistant software update will make saving energy, and money, easier than ever

Tado Smart Climate Assistant software update will make saving energy, and money, easier than ever

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Tado has announced a software update for its smart heating system that will make it more intelligent than ever. Tado says the new software, which is rolling out from today, makes the system a Smart Climate Assistant and will help you to save more money... >>

Lenovo Tab 4 with Home Assistant preview: A great Amazon Echo Show alternative falls short of its potential

Lenovo Tab 4 with Home Assistant preview: A great Amazon Echo Show alternative falls short of its potential

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Amazon looks set to take over the world with its Alexa voice assistant, which continues to pop-up in a multitude of third-party products. The Amazon Echo Show - which combines the Alexa voice assistant with a touchscreen for additional presentation and... >>

Sony LF-S50G speaker preview: Google Assistant in smart, subtle form

Sony LF-S50G speaker preview: Google Assistant in smart, subtle form

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They are all at it. Sony is one of the latest companies to announce a smart home speaker with Google Assistant built-in, joining the likes of Panasonic and Onyko.Sony's LF-S50G doesn't have the catchiest name, but it's a pretty good looking speaker and... >>

Panasonic GA10 preview: First impressions of Panasonic's Google Assistant speaker

Panasonic GA10 preview: First impressions of Panasonic's Google Assistant speaker

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Smart speakers are the new black; following the success of devices like the Amazon Echo, we've seen the launch of Google Home and the announcement of the forthcoming Apple HomePod.Unlike Apple, those other players - Google and Amazon - are keen to leverage... >>

Sony gets in on the smart speaker game with LF-S50G

Sony gets in on the smart speaker game with LF-S50G

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Sony has used its press conference at IFA 2017 to unveil the LF-S50G voice-controlled smart speaker, with Google Assistant built in. Think of it as Sony's answer to Google Home. IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter Because it has Google Assistant,... >>

Neato launches D7 Connected, its smartest robot cleaner yet with Alexa, Google Home and IFTTT compatibility

Neato launches D7 Connected, its smartest robot cleaner yet with Alexa, Google Home and IFTTT compatibility

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Neato has announced its most connected robot vacuum cleaner yet at consumer electronics show IFA in the form of the D7 Connected.The new metallic-finished model joins the D3 Connected and D5 Connected that launched at the show last year, along with... >>

Nest Thermostat E is the same learning thermostat in a much simpler package

Nest Thermostat E is the same learning thermostat in a much simpler package

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Nest has unveiled the Thermostat E, a new version of its smart home thermostat that's designed to be more accessible to consumers thanks to its more affordable price. We previously caught a glimpse of the Thermostat E when Evan Blass leaked an image of... >>

Amazon Alexa users will soon be able to use Microsoft Cortana and vice versa

Amazon Alexa users will soon be able to use Microsoft Cortana and vice versa

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Amazon and Microsoft have jointly announced compatibility between their respective Alexa and Cortana voice assistants.You will soon be able to use Alexa on an Amazon Echo or another supported device to access Cortana features. In return, you will also... >>

Brits can use Amazon Echo to order Ocado shopping

Brits can use Amazon Echo to order Ocado shopping

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Ocado now offers an Alexa skill in order to order groceries through an Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device. Just bark commands at the Echo and the grocery delivery service will have you covered.As long as you have an existing Ocado account, you... >>

Samsung Family Hub fridges to get voice support in UK and Europe too

Samsung Family Hub fridges to get voice support in UK and Europe too

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Samsung introduced its second generation Family Hub refrigerator at CES 2017 and, ahead of the IFA 2017 consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, has announced that European users will soon be able to use one of its highlight features: voice control.European... >>

Fitbit redesigns its Wi-Fi smart scales, say hello to Aria 2

Fitbit redesigns its Wi-Fi smart scales, say hello to Aria 2

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Fitbit has redesigned its Aria Wi-Fi scales, introducing the Aria 2 scales that bring improved accuracy, an improved display and easier setup.The Aria Wi-Fi scales first launched in 2010, tracking weight, body fat percentage, BMI and lean mass. They... >>

Alexa now knows everything about Formula 1

Alexa now knows everything about Formula 1

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Amazon's Alexa smart assistant has recently been updated with an encyclopedic knowledge of Formula 1, and so will be able to answer any questions you may have. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible? The built-in functionality... >>

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

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Word on the grapevine says that Google will have more than just two new Pixel phones to unveil at its hardware event, expected to take place in October. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know Android Police has... >>

New Nest thermostat with all-plastic design and cheaper price leaks out

New Nest thermostat with all-plastic design and cheaper price leaks out

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Nest's next Learning Thermostat might look very different and could even be affordable.Currently, the device is in its third generation. Nest hasn't changed the look over the past six years, having primarily released software updates instead. However,... >>

Spotify Free users can now control their music through Google Home

Spotify Free users can now control their music through Google Home

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Spotify has announced that users who subscribe to the free tier of the music streaming service, can now play their songs through the Google Home speaker, complete with voice commands What is Google Home, how does it work and when can you buy it? Voice... >>

Amazon Alexa comes to EE TV for voice-controlled channel hopping

Amazon Alexa comes to EE TV for voice-controlled channel hopping

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If you own an EE TV set-top box, you can now ask Alexa for information on what programmes are on, and even set recordings. The integration of Alexa marks the first time it has been done on a set-top box in the UK. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what... >>

Logitech Circle 2 review: The best home security camera?
4.5 stars

Logitech Circle 2 review: The best home security camera?

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We were so impressed with the first Logitech Circle camera - which is included in our list of best indoor smart home cameras - that we were intrigued to see how Logitech would take on community feedback to improve its successor.The Logitech Circle 2... >>

Hive Camera review: Connected in a disconnected way
3.0 stars

Hive Camera review: Connected in a disconnected way

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Hive, the smart home solution, has been expanding its system's offerings to cover the whole home - stepping beyond the core of smart heating, by recently adding sensors and lights.And now there's Hive Camera, the company's rival to devices like Nest Cam,... >>

Wiser smart heating makes it easy to control your central heating room-by-room

Wiser smart heating makes it easy to control your central heating room-by-room

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Wiser is a completely new brand from British heating company Drayton, which itself is part of Schneider Electric. The new Wiser system has been designed to make controlling the radiators in your home easy, with the overall goal to save you money. Best... >>

Anker made a cheaper version of Amazon's Echo Dot with Alexa

Anker made a cheaper version of Amazon's Echo Dot with Alexa

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Anker just made its own version of the Echo Dot.The $50 Echo Dot is an interesting device. It is basically an Amazon Echo, minus the loud stereo speaker. The primary purpose of it is to make your dumb speaker smart. You can connect Echo Dot to a stereo... >>

KitSound Voice One gives Alexa the audio oomph she needs

KitSound Voice One gives Alexa the audio oomph she needs

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British audio company KitSound has announced the KS Voice One, a speaker made in collaboration with Amazon, that pairs Alexa with a robust audio system than the Echo offers. Amazon Echo review: It's all about Alexa The KS Voice One functions just the... >>

IKEA will now let you store your solar energy so none of it goes to waste

IKEA will now let you store your solar energy so none of it goes to waste

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Everyone's favourite Swedish furniture store IKEA is now offering a solar battery storage solution, alongside its current range of solar panels, thanks to a partnership with Solarcentury. IKEA goes after Philips Hue with own budget lighting collection... >>

Honeywell launches its first home security camera, the Lyric C1

Honeywell launches its first home security camera, the Lyric C1

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Honeywell is perhaps best known for its smart thermostat systems, with the Lyric system being the most consumer-friendly version. The company has now added to the Lyric family with a security camera in the form of the C1. Honeywell Lyric T6R review: Smart... >>

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi review: Changing Wi-Fi for the better
4.5 stars

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi review: Changing Wi-Fi for the better

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There's been a step change in handling Wi-Fi recently. Having attempted to deal with Wi-Fi problems from the router, and with various third-party extenders to spread that into places that Wi-Fi otherwise doesn't reach, the rise of the mesh network solution... >>

Terminator T-800 could be the best Alexa speaker ever made

Terminator T-800 could be the best Alexa speaker ever made

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AC Worldwide, the audio manufacturer behind the excellent C-3PO, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader and Halo's Master Chief Bluetooth speakers has started a Kickstarter funding round for another licensed product. This time though, it's not just a speaker, it... >>

Netatmo Welcome pet detection update lets you follow Fido around the home

Netatmo Welcome pet detection update lets you follow Fido around the home

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Netatmo has announced it will begin rolling out an update to all Welcome home security cameras that will add pet detection capabilities. Netatmo Welcome review: Big brother is watching you and knows who you are The company has developed some new algorithms... >>

Ring Video Doorbell 2 now available in UK too, 1080p and removable battery

Ring Video Doorbell 2 now available in UK too, 1080p and removable battery

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Last month, Ring announced a second generation version of its famed Ring Video Doorbell for the US, this time with a removable battery pack so you don't have to take the entire unit off the wall. Now it is available in the UK too.Not to be confused with... >>

Now you can order Domino's pizza through Amazon Echo using Alexa

Now you can order Domino's pizza through Amazon Echo using Alexa

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Domino's is the first pizza take away service to offer voice ordering using Alexa through the Amazon Echo and other supported devices.You can use a new Domino's Alexa Skill to order pizza by commanding an Echo, Echo Dot, even the latest Amazon Fire... >>

HTC U11 owners in UK can now use Alexa too

HTC U11 owners in UK can now use Alexa too

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One of the big features touted by HTC during the launch of its latest flagship smartphone was Alexa integration. The HTC U11 would not only have a new voice assistant on board, it'd have the one most rapidly taking over the world.It took a while to arrive,... >>

Nest Cam IQ review: Great home security lacks an intelligent asking price
4.0 stars

Nest Cam IQ review: Great home security lacks an intelligent asking price

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The personal home security market is on the up, thanks to reduced costs and size of components required to make it all work. Now, we no longer need a dedicated room to setup recorders and monitors, all we need is a small camera and an internet connection.That's... >>

Netgear Arlo review: Keeping a close eye on home
4.0 stars

Netgear Arlo review: Keeping a close eye on home

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The inevitable deluge of smart home devices has covered three main categories: lighting, heating and home cameras. Whether you're looking for a security system, or just a way to keep an eye on what's going on at home, connected cameras are available... >>

Canary Flex review: The affordable all-weather home Wi-Fi camera
3.5 stars

Canary Flex review: The affordable all-weather home Wi-Fi camera

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Canary's second entry into the cloud-based home security camera arena comes in the form of the Canary Flex. This new camera is designed to be versatile and easy-to-use. Place it anywhere in your home for peace of mind when you're away, or to capture footage... >>

Amazon Echo owners can control Sony TVs and Logitech Harmony through Alexa

Amazon Echo owners can control Sony TVs and Logitech Harmony through Alexa

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During the recent Amazon Prime Day sales, you might have snapped up a bargain Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and now have an Alexa voice assistant in your home. And if you did, you're probably wondering what amazing things you can do with it.Well, we recommend... >>

Hive Home Check aims to keep your smart home safe for a monthly fee

Hive Home Check aims to keep your smart home safe for a monthly fee

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If you're looking for a home security solution but are unsure about the enormous cost of major installed systems, Hive has one idea it'd like to put your way.Hive Home Check from Centrica Connected Home is designed to give peace of mind to those going... >>

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 pushing the Echo and Echo Dot hard, in a bid 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 home devices,... >>

Nest 3.0 smart thermostat reduced to £135 for Amazon Prime Day

Nest 3.0 smart thermostat reduced to £135 for Amazon Prime Day

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The Nest 3.0 smart thermostat is one of our favourite smart home products. It not only looks amazing for a thermostat, but it can carry out myriad functions to keep your home warm or cool, and ultimately save you money.Amazon has knocked a rather generous... >>

Save £50 on a Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter kit for Amazon Prime Day

Save £50 on a Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter kit for Amazon Prime Day

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The Philips Hue smart lighting system is one of the best on the market. It allows you to seamlessly control the brightness in your room from a mobile device or connected personal assistant such as Alexa or Google Assistant. What Philips Hue smart bulbs... >>