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

Best smart thermostat: Nest, Hive, Tado, Honeywell and more

Best smart thermostat: Nest, Hive, Tado, Honeywell and more

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Clever heating systems have really come into their own over the last couple of years, with several solutions available to allow you to control your heating using your smartphone.The systems that exist all look to make it simpler and easier to control... >>

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... >>

Amazing bargain! Amazon Echo drops to just £80 for Amazon Prime Day

Amazing bargain! Amazon Echo drops to just £80 for Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Day started at 6pm, Monday 10 July, and while we've been privy to some excellent deals already, surely this is the best.Until the end of play on Tuesday 11 July, Amazon will be selling the Amazon Echo Alexa-enabled speaker to prime members... >>

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

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

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It wasn't long ago that a voice-controlled speaker and smart home assistant was the stuff of science-fiction, but in a relatively short time it has become reality. The Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices offer just that.Amazon isn't the only manufacturer... >>

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: Getting a grip on Alexa

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: Getting a grip on Alexa

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The Amazon Echo almost needs no introduction, that gateway to a world of connected fun. Posing as a cylindrical speaker, the Amazon Echo is was one of the hottest gadgets of 2016, and with a continuously expanding set of Alexa skills, it's a hot product... >>

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... >>

Amazon Echo: First 7 things you should do to get Alexa started

Amazon Echo: First 7 things you should do to get Alexa started

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Your Amazon Echo has just arrived and you might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, do you know what Alexa can do or what services you want to integrate with your device?Read on as we run through our list of the top things... >>

The Top Five Meals from Blue Apron

The Top Five Meals from Blue Apron

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What makes a great meal? Well, you cooking it, obviously, but with a little help from someone like Blue Apron, it can be even better. What's more, the blueapron.com website has well over 500 recipes in its online cookbook, all with instructions, tips... >>

Best outdoor smart home cameras: See outside your home anytime

Best outdoor smart home cameras: See outside your home anytime

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There are plenty of smart home security cameras available to help you keep an eye on the inside of your home from wherever you may be, but there are also now a number of options for keeping check on the outside too.In the past, security systems for around... >>

Best indoor smart home cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best indoor smart home cameras: See inside your home anytime

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A smart home 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 smart home cool team - the camera.Smart home cameras will not... >>

TP-Link Deco M5 mesh Wi-Fi system comes with built-in virus and malware protection

TP-Link Deco M5 mesh Wi-Fi system comes with built-in virus and malware protection

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There are multiple mesh networking solutions hitting the market right now, much to the benefit of home Wi-Fi connectivity. Google Wifi is perhaps the most famous, but it is not the only system available.TP-Link has now joined the fray, with its Deco... >>

Jam Voice is a £50 Amazon Echo alternative with Alexa voice control and more

Jam Voice is a £50 Amazon Echo alternative with Alexa voice control and more

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Jam Audio has launched a budget alternative to the Amazon Echo. The Jam Voice Bluetooth smart speaker comes with Amazon Alexa voice control and full integration, yet costs just £49.99 - almost £100 less than the Echo.The speaker - model number HX-P590BK-EU... >>

Master Lock Select Access Smart is a digital safe for your keys

Master Lock Select Access Smart is a digital safe for your keys

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Master Lock, an American security company with nearly 100 years of experience, has released the Select Access Smart digital safe to keep items such as keys protected from thieves and to give access to trusted people.The Select Access Smart is a relatively... >>

Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?
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Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?

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If there's one thing Google is good at, it's search. Its 20 years of experience has helped it to become the number one site we all go to when we want to look up anything. Heck, most people just say "Google it".Beyond search we use Google brands for a... >>

Hive teases future launches of Hive Leak Sensor and Hive Active Hub devices

Hive teases future launches of Hive Leak Sensor and Hive Active Hub devices

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Hive has announced the Hive Camera, adding video to its smart home system, but there's more to come in 2017. The company has confirmed that it will be launching the Hive Leak Sensor and the Hive Active Hub to expand the offering of the growing system.Initially... >>

Hive Camera rivals Nest Cam with audio and motion detection, will also bark like a dog

Hive Camera rivals Nest Cam with audio and motion detection, will also bark like a dog

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Hive, the British Gas-backed smart home company has announced the latest addition to its collection of smart home devices called the Hive Camera. Following the likes of Nest with the Nest Cam, the Hive Camera will let Hive users monitor their home using... >>

Ring Video Doorbell Mark 2 offers 1080p and removable battery

Ring Video Doorbell Mark 2 offers 1080p and removable battery

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Ring has announced a second generation version of its famed Ring Video Doorbell, this time with a removable battery pack so you don't have to take the entire unit off the wall.Not to be confused with the also available Ring Pro, the Ring 2 also ups the... >>

Apple HomeKit may soon support Nest smart home products

Apple HomeKit may soon support Nest smart home products

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You may eventually be able to control your Nest thermostat, smoke detector or security camera through Apple HomeKit following the company's recent comments to 9to5Mac. Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work? Apple HomeKit spec... >>