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Misfit Bolt smart bulb offers millions of colours, Shine sleep-sensing compatibility

Misfit Bolt smart bulb offers millions of colours, Shine sleep-sensing compatibility

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Misfit has announced a wirelessly connected colour-changing smart bulb called Bolt at CES 2015, looking to take on the likes of Philips Hue and Elgato.The Misfit Bolt can be controlled using the Misfit Home app, which will be available on Android and... >>

Honeywell's new Lyric home security system lets you keep your house safe with voice commands

Honeywell's new Lyric home security system lets you keep your house safe with voice commands

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Honeywell is showing off a new Lyric-branded product at CES 2015, with the goal of helping you remotely control your home and its security.The new product is what Honeywell described as a "professional-grade home security system," because it features... >>

A bright idea? Qualcomm creates smart chip for light bulbs to take on Philips Hue

A bright idea? Qualcomm creates smart chip for light bulbs to take on Philips Hue

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Qualcomm has created an all-in-one chip module for the humble light bulb that means any company will be able to step into the Internet of Things arena by making and selling a connected lightbulb.The module was unveiled at CES 2015 in Las Vegas and it... >>

Belkin WeMo sensors will now let you track your house and those that are in it

Belkin WeMo sensors will now let you track your house and those that are in it

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Belkin has launched a range of sensors that will allow you to monitor your home and those that are in it all from afar.The new range of sensors, that span motion sensors, door sensors, and even a keychain that tells you when someone is at home, are due... >>

Struggling to stay on top of the laundry? LG Twin Wash System comes with two drums to ease the load

Struggling to stay on top of the laundry? LG Twin Wash System comes with two drums to ease the load

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According to LG, today's laundry is really a complicated game of chess. This tough battlefield, which isn't just about "colours vs whites" is so hard that it has forced the company to launch a new twin washing machine at CES in Las Vegas to combat this... >>

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. Works... >>

Triby is the phone, speaker and digital post-it heart of the home

Triby is the phone, speaker and digital post-it heart of the home

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Invoxia has unveiled its Triby speakerphone-cum-digital noticeboard with a whopping 1-month battery life. We got a close look at CES 2015 in Las Vegas.The Triby is a magnetic speakerphone that can be fixed to anywhere metal, ideally in the kitchen, to... >>

Netatmo Welcome home camera plans to keep tabs on your family's coming and goings

Netatmo Welcome home camera plans to keep tabs on your family's coming and goings

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If you're the kind of parent that wants to know when your kids get home and you're still out, then the Netatmo Welcome might be the gadget for the paranoid you.Launched at CES in Las Vegas, the home monitoring camera is designed to sit on your hallway... >>

iKettle maker launches bean-to-cup app-controlled Wi-Fi coffee machine

iKettle maker launches bean-to-cup app-controlled Wi-Fi coffee machine

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iKettle maker Smarter has expanded its range to cater for coffee lovers too by launching a bean-to-cup coffee machine at CES in Las Vegas.The £129 coffee machine, which is due to hit the UK in March, will offer coffee fans the chance to have freshly... >>

Parrot Pot and Parrot H2O: Two new sensors to make sure your plants never die

Parrot Pot and Parrot H2O: Two new sensors to make sure your plants never die

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Parrot has followed-up its Flower Power sensor with two new smarthome products that should ensure your plants never need you to worry about watering them ever again.The gardening gadgets designed for use in your home, come in two guises: a fully automated... >>

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... >>

All episodes of Syfy's 12 Monkeys TV remake will sync with Philips Hue lights

All episodes of Syfy's 12 Monkeys TV remake will sync with Philips Hue lights

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The television remake of 12 Monkeys just got even more awesome, thanks to Philips Hue.The new Syfy series, which is based on the 1995 time-traveling film directed by Terry Gilliam, stars actor Aaron Stanford - instead of Bruce Willis - as James Cole,... >>

How to improve your Wi-Fi at home

How to improve your Wi-Fi at home

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With more and more of our entertainment lives requiring an internet connection, making sure your are well connected in your home is becoming more and more important.While US home owners can enjoy wooden frame constructed houses and plasterboard stud walls,... >>

You can now control Nest thermostat with your voice, if you own an Android phone

You can now control Nest thermostat with your voice, if you own an Android phone

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The smart thermostat from Nest just got a lot smarter, thanks to Google.Imagine feeling a little cold while sitting on your couch, but instead of getting up and turning up the heat or playing with temperature controls buried in a smartphone app, you could... >>

Sky Fibre offers up to 38Mbps broadband for just £10 a month, comes with 25GB monthly cap though

Sky Fibre offers up to 38Mbps broadband for just £10 a month, comes with 25GB monthly cap though

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Sky has added a new package for those interested in its broadband services that costs only £10 a month for up to 38Mbps fibre internet. However, it's really for those who don't use too much data as it is capped to a limit of 25GB a month.Consider that... >>

The Great Glass Elevator might soon be real thanks to MagLev lifts that go up, down, and sideways

The Great Glass Elevator might soon be real thanks to MagLev lifts that go up, down, and sideways

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If you've ever dreamed of an elevator that can go horizontally, you need more hobbies. Just kidding. But seriously. A German steel and engineering company has unveiled plans for what it described as the elevator industry's "holy grail": a ropless elevator.ThyssenKrupp... >>

Netatmo smart thermostat is as easy to install as a lightbulb

Netatmo smart thermostat is as easy to install as a lightbulb

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Netatmo is a French company that has formerly been associated with a wireless weather station and a smart bracelet for regulating sun tans and avoiding burns, but now it is after the smart heating market. There are numerous smart heating options already... >>

Onecue is both a universal remote and a hub for smart devices, can pre-order it now

Onecue is both a universal remote and a hub for smart devices, can pre-order it now

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There is a new universal remote available that'll control your entertainment system as well as all the smart objects in your house such as lightbulbs or even window blinds. It's called Onecue.Onecue is described as a control centre because it can, well,... >>

BT Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye
3.5 stars

BT Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye

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Smarthome cameras, such as the BT Smart Home Cam 100, are becoming increasingly popular. Not just because they allow you to see what your pets get up to when you walk out the door, but they also offer peace of mind for much less money than a 24-hour... >>

iRobot Roomba 880 review: Cleans, so you don't have to
4.0 stars

iRobot Roomba 880 review: Cleans, so you don't have to

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Robot vacuum cleaners, such as the iRobot Roomba 880, are interesting little gadgets. They are far from cheap, costing the best part of £500, but for that mighty lump of cash they take one of the worst household chores off your hands.The idea behind... >>

Keeker is the smart robot for the home: A moving projector, speaker, security bot and more

Keeker is the smart robot for the home: A moving projector, speaker, security bot and more

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Keeker could be the first proper robot to grace homes with myriad uses. It's basically a little Star Wars style R2D2 for the real world, minus the weapons.Keeker is primarily a moving projector with surround sound. That means you can send it anywhere... >>

Electrolux Design Lab winner uses gaming to educate in the kitchen

Electrolux Design Lab winner uses gaming to educate in the kitchen

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Electrolux has crowned the Future Hunter-Gatherer concept as the winner of its 2014 Design Lab competition, an annual event that asks design students worldwide to design a concept according to a time-relevant brief.This year's competition featured... >>

Electrolux Design Lab finalists present what the future of your home could look like

Electrolux Design Lab finalists present what the future of your home could look like

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Everyone wonders what the future will hold and while we technically have no idea of knowing for sure, there are people creating concepts everyday that could one day appear.Electrolux runs its Design Lab competition every year where students worldwide... >>

Here are 7 new Quirky+GE smart devices that can automate your home, without breaking the bank

Here are 7 new Quirky+GE smart devices that can automate your home, without breaking the bank

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Quirky and General Electric have unveiled seven new smart devices, and each of them are under $100 and capable of automating your home. Some of them will even interact with smart devices from other companies.New York City-based Quirky is an invention... >>

PantryChic wants to make baking easy while taking away the mess

PantryChic wants to make baking easy while taking away the mess

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Baking is fun, tastes good and can be done by almost anyone. The downside is the boring preparation parts and clean up, or at least it was until the PantryChic arrived.PantryChic is a brilliantly simple idea that appears to have been executed to perfection... >>

Vodafone TV and broadband services to launch in spring 2015

Vodafone TV and broadband services to launch in spring 2015

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Vodafone has announced that it will be entering the TV and broadband service provider market from next spring 2015.Vodafone plans to use the infrastructure of BT and its own business fibre network to offer the service. Exactly what the TV content will... >>

How Withings wants to make a smart home a healthy one

How Withings wants to make a smart home a healthy one

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There are hundreds of gadgets available to help you create a smart home, from heating that knows when you are on your way home, to lighting that you can turn on and off from the comfort of your sofa. But there are also gadgets that help you create a... >>

Five boiling water taps: The hottest thing in your kitchen

Five boiling water taps: The hottest thing in your kitchen

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Most people love a cuppa, whether it's tea, coffee or hot chocolate and even if you don't, chances are you still use a kettle to boil water for some purpose or another.There is an even faster way than waiting for the kettle for your pasta or PG Tips... >>

MAID microwave oven learns your eating habits and suggests your next meal

MAID microwave oven learns your eating habits and suggests your next meal

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The kitchen is an ideal place for smart device innovation, with just about every appliance ripe for a technological boost and connection to the internet.The MAID (Make All Incredible Dishes) Oven is one such device - a microwave oven that will learn your... >>

Samsung WW9000 review: Connected washing machine gives app-control a new spin
4.0 stars

Samsung WW9000 review: Connected washing machine gives app-control a new spin

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A decade ago if someone told you that your washing machine would be connected to the internet so you can control it via your phone you would probably laugh, but by gosh a lot's happened since then. And the Samsung WW9000 is here to show off what's possible.In... >>

Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria review: One button coffee time
3.5 stars

Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria review: One button coffee time

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Lavazza makes good coffee, there is no questioning that, but can the coffee company make a decent machine for under £90 that delivers that perfect cup with minimal fuss?DesignThe Lavazza A Modo Mio Éspria is a simple and compact counter-top coffee machine,... >>

Nest acquires Revolv, maker of smart home automation hub

Nest acquires Revolv, maker of smart home automation hub

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Google-owned Nest has announced it acquired a company that makes smarthome automation devices: Revolv.Although the terms of the acquisition deal were not disclosed, several reports have claimed Nest only wanted the Revolv team for its experience and knowledge... >>

Great digital taps to bring some smart to your kitchen and bathroom

Great digital taps to bring some smart to your kitchen and bathroom

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Kitchens and bathrooms aren't usually the first rooms in the house you would associate with being smart but that's not to say they can't be, in fact you'd be surprised.Digital taps have become more and more popular in public buildings, such as airports... >>

What if your smoke alarm goes off but you're not there? The Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight will text your phone

What if your smoke alarm goes off but you're not there? The Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight will text your phone

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Just about every home has a smoke alarm these days - if you don't, you should - and even just one placed in a house can be quite literally life saving. However, what if there's a fire at your home and you're not there to hear the alarm go off? How would... >>

Dyson's first air multiplier humidifer has ultraviolet light that kills most bacteria

Dyson's first air multiplier humidifer has ultraviolet light that kills most bacteria

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Dyson has a new humidifier that uses the company's Air Multiplier technology to distribute air as well as ultraviolet cleansing to kill bacteria in water.More specifically, the Dyson humidfier can kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria in water and promises to... >>

Honeywell Evohome adds ifttt support, now you can control your heating via an email

Honeywell Evohome adds ifttt support, now you can control your heating via an email

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Honeywell has teamed up with internet of things site If This Then That to offer access to the company's connected thermostats in its Evohome range.The new options, which go live today, will allow ifttt users the chance to set up a number of sequenced... >>

Philips LivingColors Iris review
4.0 stars

Philips LivingColors Iris review

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As the Philips Hue - the intelligent lighting setup that you can control via your smartphone - continues to grow, there are more product options for providing the light.The Iris is yet another one of those options but it also has the benefit of working... >>

Samsung’s Wi-Fi is going to be five times faster, meaning a movie download per second

Samsung’s Wi-Fi is going to be five times faster, meaning a movie download per second

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Samsung is working on the next generation of Wi-Fi that will increase download speeds by five times. This new 60GHz Wi-Fi will mean downloads of up to 575MB per second. Presuming your broadband supports that speed when it arrives, of course.Time to get... >>

Hello Thermostat: Honeywell creates a heating system you can talk to

Hello Thermostat: Honeywell creates a heating system you can talk to

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We doubt that Jean Luc Picard ever had to ask the computer to turn up the heating on the Enterprise, but Honeywell is about to make that a possibility for any would be captain at home with a new thermostat that you can control with your voice.The voice... >>