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Nanoleaf unveils screen mirroring to sync light panels with your games and movies
Nanoleaf unveils screen mirroring to sync light panels with your games and movies By Adrian Willings

We've seen screen mirroring with other smart home lighting before, but now Nanoleaf is joining the party to make your TV viewing even more immersive.... Read more

Arlo Video Doorbell is a serious competitor to Ring
Arlo Video Doorbell is a serious competitor to Ring By Britta O'Boyle

Netgear's Arlo has announced its Video Doorbell, competing with the likes of Amazon's Ring 2 and Google's Nest Hello.The Arlo Video Doorbell is a slim... Read more

Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, Ikea, Osram bulbs and more
Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, Ikea, Osram bulbs and more By Britta O'Boyle

Updated Our guide to the best smart lighting products out there, rounding up the top app and voice-controlled smart bulbs for your home. Read more

Care homes get 21st century makeover thanks to Alexa and VR
Care homes get 21st century makeover thanks to Alexa and VR By Stuart Miles

The belief that care homes are out of date could be about to change, following a digital initiative.... Read more

Google Nest Mini review: Mini update, max impact
4.5 stars Google Nest Mini review: Mini update, max impact By Chris Hall

With a new name - it's Nest rather than Home - this 'mini' entry point to the smart home speaker maximises the sound quality compared to before.... Read more

Best smart plugs 2019: Google, Alexa and Apple HomeKit control
Best smart plugs 2019: Google, Alexa and Apple HomeKit control By Britta O'Boyle

Updated Our guide to the best smart plugs money can buy. The best plugs to control your devices from your phone, with scheduling, remote control and more.... Read more

Google Nest Mini vs Home Mini: What's the difference?
Google Nest Mini vs Home Mini: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

The Google Nest Mini replaces the Home Mini, and while they look very similar, there are a few differences and a few upgrades. Here's how they compare... Read more

What is Nest Aware, how much is it and what does it offer?
What is Nest Aware, how much is it and what does it offer? By Chris Hall

Here's everything you need to know about about Nest Aware, including what Nest devices it's needed for, what it offers and how much it costs.... Read more

Google Home vs Nest Mini vs Home Max vs Nest Hub vs Nest Hub Max: Which Google speaker should you buy?
Google Home vs Nest Mini vs Home Max vs Nest Hub vs Nest Hub Max: Which Google speaker should you buy? By Adrian Willings

Updated Our guide to Google Nest's smart home speakers.... Read more

What are Google Home, Home Max, Nest Mini, Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max and what can they do?
What are Google Home, Home Max, Nest Mini, Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max and what can they do? By Maggie Tillman

Updated This is everything you need to know about Nest and Google Home devices. What are they, how do they work and what devices work with them?... Read more

Google Nest Mini release date, price, specs and features
Google Nest Mini release date, price, specs and features By Britta O'Boyle

Updated Google announced a second generation of its Home Mini, called the Google Nest Mini. This is everything you need to know.... Read more

Nest Wifi is a revamped Google Wifi system with added smarts
Nest Wifi is a revamped Google Wifi system with added smarts By Cam Bunton

Google has announced a new mesh network system called Nest Wifi.... Read more

New Google Nest Mini boosts sound quality, shifts to more recycled materials
New Google Nest Mini boosts sound quality, shifts to more recycled materials By Chris Hall

Google has unveiled a new version of the Nest Mini, it’s small Google Assistant speaker... Read more

What is ZigBee and why is it important for your smart home?
What is ZigBee and why is it important for your smart home? By Maggie Tillman

Updated ZigBee is a smart home protocol that's widely used, including in Amazon's Echo Plus. Here's everything you need to know about it... Read more

Google Nest Mini details and images leaked in full ahead of launch
Google Nest Mini details and images leaked in full ahead of launch By Britta O'Boyle

Google will unveil the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL at an event today - 15 October - but the company is also rumoured to reveal the second generation of the... Read more

Amazon Echo (3rd generation) review: Can't touch this
5.0 stars Amazon Echo (3rd generation) review: Can't touch this By Chris Hall

If music is the most important thing for you, then it's hard to ignore the boosted performance of the third-gen Amazon Echo smart speaker.... Read more

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock review: Alexa, what's the time?
5.0 stars Amazon Echo Dot with Clock review: Alexa, what's the time? By Chris Hall

The new Echo Dot with Clock is a neat idea that's ideal for the bedroom as an alternative to a traditional alarm clock.... Read more

Nest Cam Outdoor vs Nest Cam IQ Outdoor: What's the difference?
Nest Cam Outdoor vs Nest Cam IQ Outdoor: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

Considering purchasing a new Nest Cam smart home camera for keeping an eye outside your home? Click here to see the difference between the two main models.... Read more

Hola, Alexa: You can now switch between languages when using Alexa
Hola, Alexa: You can now switch between languages when using Alexa By Maggie Tillman

Amazon recently announced a multilingual mode for its Alexa devices in the US, Canada, and India. Now, that feature is rolling out.... Read more

What is Amazon Alexa calling and messaging and how does it work?
What is Amazon Alexa calling and messaging and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Updated Not only can you place a call using the feature, but you can also leave a voice message or send a text-based message.... Read more

What is Google Wifi and how does the mesh router work?
What is Google Wifi and how does the mesh router work? By Maggie Tillman

Google introduced Google Wifi way back in 2016, and was arguably the company that brought more attention to the whole mesh network market. This wasn't... Read more

Best smart thermostat 2019: Nest, Hive, Tado, Honeywell and more
Best smart thermostat 2019: Nest, Hive, Tado, Honeywell and more By Britta O'Boyle

Updated A round-up of the some of the best smart heating solutions available in the UK, what features they offer and how they could help you save money.... Read more

Google Assistant finally gets a second celebrity voice! Here's how to try it
Google Assistant finally gets a second celebrity voice! Here's how to try it By Maggie Tillman

Google is introducing a second celebrity voice: Issa Rae, an American actress best known for her YouTube series Awkward Black Girl and HBO's Insecure... Read more

BT Halo is another combined 5G phone and home broadband bundle
BT Halo is another combined 5G phone and home broadband bundle By Dan Grabham

BT is launching Halo, a converged 5G mobile and home broadband bundle and is launching 5G services from this Friday 11 October - it runs on EE's already-live... Read more

Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Security Camera 2019 and how to vote
Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Security Camera 2019 and how to vote By Britta O'Boyle

The 16th Pocket-lint Awards will be taking place in association with EE in November, celebrating the nominations across 19 categories from games and... Read more

Ring Alarm available in UK from 7 November, pre-order for £249
Ring Alarm available in UK from 7 November, pre-order for £249 By Rik Henderson

Ring is bringing its smart home alarm system to the UK, and you can now pre-order it for a 7 November shipping date.... Read more

What happened to Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker?
What happened to Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker? By Maggie Tillman

At this point, we're wondering if there are some sort of technical issues that are affecting it, sort of like how Apple canned the AirPower mat because it didn't properly work.... Read more

The super Ring Video Doorbell 2 and View Cam are down to £139, saving £40 each
The super Ring Video Doorbell 2 and View Cam are down to £139, saving £40 each By Dan Grabham

Get £40 off the Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Ring Video Doorbell Pro, before the prices go back to normal... Read more

Hive View review: Great looks, great performance
4.0 stars Hive View review: Great looks, great performance By Chris Hall

The Hive View is certainly the best looking indoor camera you can buy, but only offers 24-hours to download the video it captures... Read more

Ring Floodlight Cam review: The best protection for your home?
4.5 stars Ring Floodlight Cam review: The best protection for your home? By Max Langridge

Can the Ring Floodlight Cam do enough to offer all the protection your home needs? Here's our review.... Read more

Arlo Video Doorbell leaks to rival Nest Hello
Arlo Video Doorbell leaks to rival Nest Hello By Chris Hall

Arlo - best known for its range of home security cameras - could be on the verge of releasing a video doorbell to rival the Nest Hello. Arlo currently... Read more

Virgin Media Gig1 broadband starts to roll out to customers, boasts more than 1Gbps speeds
Virgin Media Gig1 broadband starts to roll out to customers, boasts more than 1Gbps speeds By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has launched its consumer 1Gbps broadband offering in Southampton - the first UK city to get it ahead of a national rollout.... Read more

What are Amazon Day One Edition devices and when can you try them?
What are Amazon Day One Edition devices and when can you try them? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon already has a couple so-called Day One Edition devices in testing. Here's everything you need to know about them, including when you can try them yourself.... Read more

The best Amazon Alexa compatible devices you can buy today
The best Amazon Alexa compatible devices you can buy today By Cam Bunton

With many of us now owning smart assistant-powered devices in our homes, there's never been a better time to see what accessories and extra products you can use with Alexa.... Read more

Netatmo Presence review: Right off the ugly tree and straight into our hearts
4.0 stars Netatmo Presence review: Right off the ugly tree and straight into our hearts By Dan Sung

Think of a leading smart home device and most will mention the connected thermostat. For us, however, the smart home security camera has become just as... Read more

What is Amazon Sidewalk, which devices use it, and how does it work?
What is Amazon Sidewalk, which devices use it, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon recently unveiled a slew of devices at its now-annual autumn hardware event, but buried among those product launches was a new technology protocol that the company briefly mentioned. Called Sidewalk, it's designed to connect smart devices in and around your house.... Read more

Amazon Echo Show 8 initial review: The middle child
Amazon Echo Show 8 initial review: The middle child By Dan Grabham

Amazon clearly sees a lot of potential in its Echo Show range. Last year it refreshed the main 10-inch Echo Show and earlier this year it launched the... Read more

Amazon Echo vs Plus vs Studio vs Dot vs Show vs Spot: What's the difference?
Amazon Echo vs Plus vs Studio vs Dot vs Show vs Spot: What's the difference? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has a range of Echo devices, but we'll guide you through them on so you can decide which is the the best Echo... Read more

Jeff Bezos appears at Amazon launch - hails Echo Studio's prowess, says we need facial recognition regulation
Jeff Bezos appears at Amazon launch - hails Echo Studio's prowess, says we need facial recognition regulation By Dan Grabham

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos got up on stage during the aftermath of Amazon's lengthy product launch today to hail the work of Amazon's team in developing the new Echo Studio.... Read more

Amazon Echo Flex initial review: It's Alexa...on a plug
Amazon Echo Flex initial review: It's Alexa...on a plug By Dan Grabham

Although Echo Flex is an interesting device with useful add-ons, it will probably confuse consumers as to whether they should buy one.... Read more

Amazon event 2019: Echo Studio, Echo Buds, Echo Flex, Echo Glow, Day 1 Editions, and more
Amazon event 2019: Echo Studio, Echo Buds, Echo Flex, Echo Glow, Day 1 Editions, and more By Stuart Miles

Here is everything the company announced in one handy place... Read more

Amazon Echo Studio initial review: Taking the fight to Apple and Sonos
Amazon Echo Studio initial review: Taking the fight to Apple and Sonos By Dan Grabham

Almost unbelievably priced, the Echo Studio is probably the most important Echo that Amazon has yet released.... Read more

Amazon's new Alexa Smart Oven also works as an air fryer and microwave
Amazon's new Alexa Smart Oven also works as an air fryer and microwave By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is one-upping its own Alexa-enabled microwave from last year, by introducing a smart oven that doubles as a microwave. It even works as an air fryer.... Read more

Amazon shows off Echo Loop smart ring and Echo Frames smart glasses
Amazon shows off Echo Loop smart ring and Echo Frames smart glasses By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is adding smart glasses and smart rings to its ever-growing list of Echo-branded devices.... Read more

Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit adds connected smarts to an existing alarm installation
Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit adds connected smarts to an existing alarm installation By Chris Hall

Among the new hardware announced at Amazon's autumn event are devices from Ring.... Read more

Amazon announces Ring Indoor Cam and all-new Ring Stick-Up Cam, prices starting at $59.99
Amazon announces Ring Indoor Cam and all-new Ring Stick-Up Cam, prices starting at $59.99 By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon has announced a new Ring Stick-Up Cam and a Ring Indoor Cam during its September event in Seattle, alongside a range of new Echo devices.The new... Read more

Amazon's new Echo Flex is a speaker wall plug with Alexa, pre-order now
Amazon's new Echo Flex is a speaker wall plug with Alexa, pre-order now By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has announced an Alexa-equipped wall plug, called Echo Flex, and it's available for pre-order in different versions for both the US and the UK.... Read more

Amazon announces its first Eero mesh network system
Amazon announces its first Eero mesh network system By Rik Henderson

Amazon has announced the first mesh network Wi-Fi system to be released after its acquisition of specialist brand Eero.... Read more

Amazon Echo Glow is a smart light for kids, to fill rooms with colour
Amazon Echo Glow is a smart light for kids, to fill rooms with colour By Chris Hall

Amazon loves to add to the Echo ecosystem and has released a number of devices for kids in the past. The Amazon Echo Glow is exactly that - a smart light... Read more

Alexa will now let you auto-delete your recordings, also detects when you're frustrated with her
Alexa will now let you auto-delete your recordings, also detects when you're frustrated with her By Dan Grabham

You can now choose to auto-delete your Alexa recordings after 3 or 18 months. Amazon is announcing a bunch of stuff at its devices and services event... Read more

Amazon's new Echo Show 8 brings an 8-inch HD screen, pre-order now
Amazon's new Echo Show 8 brings an 8-inch HD screen, pre-order now By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has announced a new version of the Echo Show called Echo Show 8. It follows the Echo Show 5 from last year.... Read more

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