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Stunning Spider-Man style skyscraper climb using LG vacuum cleaner suction alone

Stunning Spider-Man style skyscraper climb using LG vacuum cleaner suction alone

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If you thought vacuum cleaners were boring, think again. LG has strapped two of its cordless vacs to the back of extreme climber Blair-Coyle who scaled a glass skyscraper using their suction alone to stay attached.The LG CordZero Sierra vacuum uses lithium-ion... >>

Eight lighting tips for your home: An expert shares her design secrets

Eight lighting tips for your home: An expert shares her design secrets

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Walk into a room, flick a switch, and your room is normally filled with light. Is it the right light though? Could it be designed to help your health and well-being? Are there any rules or recommendations you should follow when installing new lights... >>

Apple might be working on official HomeKit app for setting up accessories

Apple might be working on official HomeKit app for setting up accessories

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It would be really cool if Apple launched a HomeKit app alongside iOS 10, and it looks like that might happen.HomeKit is Apple’s framework for home automation. It was first announced at WWDC 2014. Manufacturers can implement HomeKit into their smart... >>

Best tech BBQ kit for a flaming good summer

Best tech BBQ kit for a flaming good summer

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Summer is finally upon us and with it comes the primal desire to make fire and cook meat. But the barbeque itself doesn't have to be such an old traditional grill, there's plenty of new tech to make cooking outdoors even better.The art of the barbeque... >>

Echo is so popular Amazon can’t make enough of the speaker

Echo is so popular Amazon can’t make enough of the speaker

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Amazon has said it is struggling to keep up with demand for its voice-activated speaker system despite its best efforts.The company has posted fiscal first-quarter earnings, reporting net revenue of $29.1 billion, whereas this time last year it recorded... >>

Dyson Supersonic: The £300 hairdryer, because you're worth it

Dyson Supersonic: The £300 hairdryer, because you're worth it

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Dyson is officially entering the beauty market. Yes really. Those people that made the first vacuum cleaner that allowed you to see how much dirt was in your home have gone about reinventing the hairdryer.The Dyson Supersonic looks a little like those... >>

Peggy smart clothes peg detects rain, tells your phone so you can bring wash in

Peggy smart clothes peg detects rain, tells your phone so you can bring wash in

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Now smart home devices can even help us stay one step ahead of nature. The latest is a clothes peg named Peggy from Omo that can detect rain.The Omo Peggy clips onto a clothesline like any other peg, albeit larger, and uses light, temperature and humidity... >>

This mattress warns you when someone else is having sex in your bed

This mattress warns you when someone else is having sex in your bed

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In a bid to put an end to infidelity, Spanish matress company Durmet has come up with a mattress that knows when someone else is in your bed. More crucially it can detect sex, that isn't you, and alert you to the apparent adultery.The smart mattress,... >>

Finally, a smart fridge with a useful feature: Here's to no more warm beer

Finally, a smart fridge with a useful feature: Here's to no more warm beer

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When it comes to appliances, there aren't many exciting features that warrant their own story. That is, unless the words "party mode" appear, then we enter an entirely different realm of excitement.Thankfully, we may never have to endure a luke warm... >>

What could the kitchen of the future feature? Whirlpool just might have the answer

What could the kitchen of the future feature? Whirlpool just might have the answer

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Smarthome is a term that's been kicking around for a while. Although there are plenty of solutions already available to turn your home into a smarter one, it is still a term associated with the future rather than the here and now.There are smart lighting... >>

Cooking for dummies: Whirlpool's SmartCook puts a chef by your side

Cooking for dummies: Whirlpool's SmartCook puts a chef by your side

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Appliances used to be pretty boring. Let's face it, a white box that washes clothes and a black box that cooks food is not exactly ground breaking, even if it once was. Luckily though, the white goods world has picked up its pace of late.Whirlpool revealed... >>

Dyson's new V8 cordless vacuum has double the battery life of predecessors

Dyson's new V8 cordless vacuum has double the battery life of predecessors

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Dyson is launching a new cordless vacuum known as the V8.The V8 has a digital motor and lithium-ion batteries, both of which allow the floor-cleaner to deliver more power over a longer runtime.Dyson is positioning this compact machine as something different... >>

Is Dyson about to blow away the beauty world with its quiet hair dryer? Hairblade?

Is Dyson about to blow away the beauty world with its quiet hair dryer? Hairblade?

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Dyson, the master of creating suction and blowing products, has announced it is about to enter the world of beauty with its latest technology. Is the quiet Dyson hair dryer going to arrive at last?Back in 2013 we reported on Dyson patents for its own... >>

Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier will give you an unpolluted, connected, home

Dyson Pure Cool Link purifier will give you an unpolluted, connected, home

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Dyson doesn't just want to make sure your floors are nice and clean, it is hoping to make sure the air you breathe inside your home is clean too. Apparently the air inside your home can be up to five times more polluted than outside. Not great right?... >>

What is Sony's Life Space UX and where is it available?

What is Sony's Life Space UX and where is it available?

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Sony in 2014 unveiled an ambitious concept called Life Space UX, with the purpose of transforming a typical room in your house into a smart space for exceptional, even interactive experiences.The company showed Pocket-lint at CES 2014 in Las Vegas a few... >>

Nest 3.0 review: The smartest thermostat just got smarter
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Nest 3.0 review: The smartest thermostat just got smarter

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We had Nest 3.0, the smart learning thermostat, installed at the tail-end of 2015, replacing the 2.0 model installed in the summer of 2014. Since then it's been sensing and learning our heating habits. Good job, as the wintry cold spell has really stuck... >>

British Gas will make your boiler self-diagnose faults with Boiler IQ

British Gas will make your boiler self-diagnose faults with Boiler IQ

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British Gas has announced its latest product looking to make your home smarter. Boiler IQ is a monitoring system that will allow compatible boilers to self-diagnose problems long before you know something is wrong.Available as an upgrade to existing Worcester... >>

Nest Cam review: The next level in home security?
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Nest Cam review: The next level in home security?

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Wi-Fi based home security camera options are everywhere at the moment, with the Google-owned Nest Cam not the first product with its foot in the door, so to speak. We've already seen Withings Home, Netatmo Welcome and Panasonic Nubo to name but a few.Nest... >>

Philips' new Hue light switches to warm temps at night to help you sleep

Philips' new Hue light switches to warm temps at night to help you sleep

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The tech industry is continuing its assault on cool, blue light.Philips has announced a new smart lightbulb called Philips Hue White Ambiance. It's part of the Hue ecosystem and promises to emit "every shade of white light" from colour temperatures of... >>

Five ways to get more out of tado° in 2016

Five ways to get more out of tado° in 2016

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Unlike many technology products, an Internet of Things (IoT) device continues to develop and improve as time goes on, rather than aging into insignificance. The beauty of today’s IoT products is that software plays an ever increasing role, meaning connected... >>

Nest major update: Phone geo-tracking added, family accounts introduced

Nest major update: Phone geo-tracking added, family accounts introduced

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Nest has introduced a major update to its app and services today, adding family accounts for up to 10 individual users per account and phone-based geo-tracking for smarter auto-home/away activation.As long-time users of the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest... >>

Forget what you know about air conditioning

Forget what you know about air conditioning

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For many of us, it's hard to imagine summer without air conditioning. ACs make those hot days much more comfortable, they help us sleep, make us more productive and are vital for the elderly who struggle to cope with the effects of high temperatures.In... >>

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

Stop thieves getting your valuables using these smart security gadgets

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As gadgets become more valuable and we carry even more of them around with us daily, theft is a big problem. But those smart gadgets, and even people, that need to be protected are starting to benefit from a growing smart security tech front-line.From... >>

Nespresso gets connected: Here are a few more must-have smart kitchen gadgets

Nespresso gets connected: Here are a few more must-have smart kitchen gadgets

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The kitchen is commonly referred to as the "hub of the home" or the "heart of the home", which is fitting given how much time many of us spend in it. Whether you have a kitchen that's old or new, big or small, open-plan or enclosed, there are several gadgets... >>

Control your phone and home from anywhere using ultrasonic hand-gestures, meet Elliptic

Control your phone and home from anywhere using ultrasonic hand-gestures, meet Elliptic

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The future of smart gadget controls is in ultrasound and Elliptic is bringing it to your gadgets in the next few months.Using ultrasonic audio a new control interface has been created that allows gadgets to pick up on gestures from across a room.This... >>

Sony Xperia Eye, Projector, Agent: Concept visions of a connected future

Sony Xperia Eye, Projector, Agent: Concept visions of a connected future

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Alongside the launch of new handsets, Sony revealed a collection of Xperia concepts at Mobile World Congress 2016, products designed to help users interact in a more meaningful way.The Xperia Eye, Xperia Projector and Xperia Agent, constitute a line-up... >>

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

Motorola VerveLife is here to make your active world connected

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The smart home is growing but, so far, it's been by one product at a time. Motorola wants to change that by offering a complete line of gear instantly drag your home into the future. And it's calling it VerveLife.The Motorola VerveLife is a range of kit... >>

A day in the life of tado° smart heating

A day in the life of tado° smart heating

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You may have heard a fair bit about smart thermostats but what's it like living with one? In today's hectic, fast paced environment, the value of your time, comfort and convenience can never be underestimated.One thing you shouldn't need to worry about... >>

Netgear Arlo Q is a 1080p smart security camera for your home

Netgear Arlo Q is a 1080p smart security camera for your home

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Netgear is expanding its Arlo range of home monitoring cameras with the Arlo Q.The Arlo Q is a powered camera, meaning it needs to be hooked up to the mains, as opposed to the Wire-Free cameras that Netgear originally launched with the Arlo system, that... >>

Samsung is launching a Wi-Fi and touchscreen-toting fridge in the UK. Yep, a refrigerator with Wi-Fi

Samsung is launching a Wi-Fi and touchscreen-toting fridge in the UK. Yep, a refrigerator with Wi-Fi

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What's the thing clearly missing from your fridge? And no, it's not a pint of milk. It's Wi-Fi. And cameras. And a touchscreen.Which is exactly what the catchily-named Samsung F-Hub RB38J7755B1 - which is the single-stack UK slant on the double-stack... >>

Saving energy and money with a smart thermostat

Saving energy and money with a smart thermostat

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It might surprise you to know that heating accounts for about 60 per cent of the average household’s energy bill, making it by far the largest expense in your home. Of course the amount you spend on heating depends on many circumstances, but one thing... >>

What is Tesla Powerwall 2 and when will it be available?

What is Tesla Powerwall 2 and when will it be available?

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If you were thinking about getting Tesla's $3,000 Powerwall, you might want to wait until summer.Tesla announced a new home battery system last spring that took the energy-saving scene by storm, but now the electric carmaker has begun to tease a "version... >>

Guide to smart heating: Why upgrading your thermostat is a good idea

Guide to smart heating: Why upgrading your thermostat is a good idea

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Did you know that the heating and cooling of buildings accounts for over 33 per cent of the world’s energy usage? That’s a larger share than that of the entire global transportation industry. There are two primary reasons why heating uses so much... >>

New Hive smarthome kit is here: Active Plug, Motion Sensor, Window and Door Sensor launch

New Hive smarthome kit is here: Active Plug, Motion Sensor, Window and Door Sensor launch

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Hive has released a host of new smarthome products to buy from as early as today which promise to make your home more connected.Available to buy from now is the Hive Active Plug, and from February the Window and Door Sensor plus Motion Sensor. All... >>

Sony threw everything but the kitchen sink into this smart light

Sony threw everything but the kitchen sink into this smart light

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It's no secret by now that Sony likes to play around with lighting.As part of its Life Space UX project, it makes connected light speakers, projectors, and all sorts of interactive light experiences. And now, thanks to a new Sony Japan site, we're learning... >>

LG Hom-bot Turbo+ robot vacuum puts the fun into cleaning, here's why

LG Hom-bot Turbo+ robot vacuum puts the fun into cleaning, here's why

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Robot vacuum cleaners have been around for many years now and have had varying levels of success, when it comes to autonomously cleaning floors. Few though have also offered as much fun for the owner as the LG Hom-bot Turbo+, because its augmented reality... >>

LG Signature Refrigerator: Who thought 2016 would be the year of the fridge?

LG Signature Refrigerator: Who thought 2016 would be the year of the fridge?

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Before CES started we were of the opinion that CES 2016 would be dominated by 4K TVs and Blu-ray players. But while there were plenty of excellent sets on show, two of the products that also had tongues wagging like an over-excited dog's tail were actually... >>

Pico Brew: A home brewing machine that makes beer making as easy as baking a loaf of bread

Pico Brew: A home brewing machine that makes beer making as easy as baking a loaf of bread

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You'll soon be able to brew beer from your favourite breweries from around the world at home thanks to a new invention called the Pico Brew.The counter top device is a fully automated brewing appliance that is able to brew batches of 5-litre kegs in about... >>

Worried about the floods? Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak Detector hopes to save your stuff

Worried about the floods? Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak Detector hopes to save your stuff

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Honeywell has launched a Wi-Fi enabled leak and freeze detector that can notify you via your smartphone if it detects water in the room it is installed.The seemingly boring looking white box can work on its own without any bigger smarthome system (like... >>

Tado teams up with AT&T and O2 to add new features like turning on lights

Tado teams up with AT&T and O2 to add new features like turning on lights

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Tado has partnered up with AT&T and Telefonica’s O2 in the UK to make its connected system even smarter.Tado will now not only automatically turn on your heating when you are headed home but also do things like turn on the lights, disable the alarm... >>

New devices from iKettle-maker send alerts when you're running low on milk and more

New devices from iKettle-maker send alerts when you're running low on milk and more

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The company that brought you the iKettle has turned its attention to other smart accessories meant for the kitchen.It's announced at CES 2016 in Las Vegas three new products, with the idea of helping out those of you who need a bit of assistance when... >>

Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator comes with giant 21.5-inch screen and camera to spy on your food

Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator comes with giant 21.5-inch screen and camera to spy on your food

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Samsung has launched a connected "smart" fridge with a huge built-in display allowing you to surf the internet, check your email, or send a text while you search for that bag of frozen peas.Called the Family Hub Refrigerator and set to launch at CES... >>

Mark Zuckerberg plans to make Iron Man’s Jarvis AI a reality in 2016

Mark Zuckerberg plans to make Iron Man’s Jarvis AI a reality in 2016

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Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he plans to create a home artificial intelligence system.Zuck made the announcement on Facebook, of course, where he said the home AI is going to be a bit like Iron's Man's Jarvis. Apart from letting... >>

LG SmartThinQ Hub streams music, shows smarthome notifications and displays reminders

LG SmartThinQ Hub streams music, shows smarthome notifications and displays reminders

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LG has announced its newest smart home device before showing it off at CES 2016, meet the SmartThinQ Hub.The LG SmartThinQ Hub looks a lot like a metallic speaker. It is this, and can stream music over Wi-Fi from radio stations, or anything else via a... >>

Samsung and LG will make your 2016 TV the centre of your smarthome

Samsung and LG will make your 2016 TV the centre of your smarthome

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Over the past 18 months there's been a lot of talk about smarthome. Often bundled under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (or IoT), we've been waiting for that tipping point where smarthomes become necessary, rather than just a tech nicety.It looks... >>

Pets riding robot vacuums

Pets riding robot vacuums

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Cats and dogs and other pets - for reasons unknown to mere humans - love to hitch rides on the backs of robot vacuums.We had the LG Hom-Bot roaming around our house last year, for instance, and while it did its thing, our red tabby cat, Luther, loved... >>