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Amazon Echo Dot is now just $29.99 or £29.99, saving 40%
Amazon Echo Dot is now just $29.99 or £29.99, saving 40% By Rik Henderson

Looking for a great deal on the latest Amazon Echo Dot, with a 40% saving?... Read more

Sonos and Ikea's Symfonisk smart speakers to launch this August
Sonos and Ikea's Symfonisk smart speakers to launch this August By Maggie Tillman

The duo released a teaser video to announce the collaboration, which consists of Symfonisk-branded smart speakers, is finally coming.... Read more

Best Amazon Echo deals for January 2019
Best Amazon Echo deals for January 2019 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our roundup of the best cheap Amazon Echo deals, with deals available for all of Amazon's Echo devices. Read more

Google Home deals for January 2019: Google Home Mini now $29 or £29
Google Home deals for January 2019: Google Home Mini now $29 or £29 By Chris Hall

Google slashes prices on Google Home devices in the January sales: Google Home mini $29 or £29, and Google Home $89 or £79... Read more

Hive Hub 360 review: Not quite a complete revolution
3.5 stars Hive Hub 360 review: Not quite a complete revolution By Chris Hall

Replacing the regular Hive Hub, the Hub 360 adds functions such as audio detection. But is it worth the £20 upgrade?... Read more

Sharp adds Alexa to new smart kitchen appliances range
Sharp adds Alexa to new smart kitchen appliances range By Rik Henderson

A new range of smart kitchen appliances under the Sharp brand is coming with Alexa support and smart features to simplify home chores.... Read more

Ring Door View Cam initial review: A connected doorbell perfect for apartment renters
Ring Door View Cam initial review: A connected doorbell perfect for apartment renters By Stuart Miles

The Ring Door View Cam promises a drill-free install, but is the connected doorbell any good?... Read more

The best new Alexa devices: AI-powered TVs, fridges, mirrors and more
The best new Alexa devices: AI-powered TVs, fridges, mirrors and more By Adrian Willings

With the ever-increasing popularity of Amazon Echo smart speakers, it's no surprise to see more and more companies jumping on the bandwagon.... Read more

Hurry! Chromecast Audio is $20 off - grab one before they sell out forever
Hurry! Chromecast Audio is $20 off - grab one before they sell out forever By Maggie Tillman

RIP Google Chromecast Audio. You didn't even make it to your fourth birthday.... Read more

Samsung now makes robots: Meet Bot Care, Bot Air, Bot Retail, and Gem
Samsung now makes robots: Meet Bot Care, Bot Air, Bot Retail, and Gem By Stuart Miles

Samsung usually uses CES to announce snooze-worthy updates to its appliances and TV ranges, but this year it introduced something more exciting.... Read more

BT Complete Wi-Fi: Smart Hub 2 and Wi-Fi Disc aims to banish Wi-Fi dead spots
BT Complete Wi-Fi: Smart Hub 2 and Wi-Fi Disc aims to banish Wi-Fi dead spots By Chris Hall

With broadband speeds generally increasing throughout the UK, the biggest battleground in for internet service providers is now Wi-Fi. With connected... Read more

Best outdoor smart home cameras 2019: See outside your home anytime
Best outdoor smart home cameras 2019: See outside your home anytime By Britta O'Boyle

Our guide to the best outdoor home security cameras. Smart cameras you can install and control yourself. Brilliant cameras whatever your budget.... Read more

Best cheap smart Home deals January 2019: Save £100 on Nest
Best cheap smart Home deals January 2019: Save £100 on Nest By Rob Kerr

Looking around for a smart home deal from Google, Nest, Ring or Roomba? Save £100 on Nest... Read more

Yikes! Ring employees were able to spy on customers' camera feeds
Yikes! Ring employees were able to spy on customers' camera feeds By Maggie Tillman

Ring gave various teams in the company unfettered access to customer video files, including live feeds and videos stored on the company’s servers.... Read more

Best Google Assistant speakers: Top Google Home alternatives
Best Google Assistant speakers: Top Google Home alternatives By Britta O'Boyle

Google offers its own Google Assistant-enabled speakers, but there are plenty of Google Home alternatives too. Here are the best ones.... Read more

The most bonkers smart products that you don't need or do you?
The most bonkers smart products that you don't need or do you? By Adrian Willings

Come with us as we journey through a world of smart technology that nobody needs. A selection of weird and wonderful devices you'll either love or hate.... Read more

A Google Assistant microwave? Why not says Google in new device initiative
A Google Assistant microwave? Why not says Google in new device initiative By Stuart Miles

Google is to continue its push of getting Google Assistant on to even more devices with the announcement of a new initiative it is calling Google Assistant Connect... Read more

Lenovo Smart Clock vs Amazon Echo Spot: Battle of the bedside devices
Lenovo Smart Clock vs Amazon Echo Spot: Battle of the bedside devices By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon's Echo Spot offers Alexa skills and Lenovo's Smart Clock delivers Google smarts, but how else do these two bedside devices compare?... Read more

Lenovo Smart Clock is the Google Assistant version of the Echo Spot, but so much better looking
Lenovo Smart Clock is the Google Assistant version of the Echo Spot, but so much better looking By Chris Hall

The Amazon Echo Spot has a Google rival in the form of the Lenovo Smart Clock... Read more

Philips Hue adds an outdoor sensor and welcoming floodlights to line-up
Philips Hue adds an outdoor sensor and welcoming floodlights to line-up By Rik Henderson

Philips Hue ris expanding its outdoor range to include a motion sensor that can switch on lights as you near it.... Read more

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

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

Samsung Family Hub refrigerators get extra smarts for 2019
Samsung Family Hub refrigerators get extra smarts for 2019 By Rik Henderson

For the last few years, Samsung's Family Hub refrigerators have been stars of CES trade shows and this year is no different.... Read more

Honeywell Home T9 and T10 Pro take granular temperature control to the next level
Honeywell Home T9 and T10 Pro take granular temperature control to the next level By Maggie Tillman

The T9 and T10 Pro Smart Thermostats have motion detection capabilities that allow them to begin adjusting a room as soon as someone has entered it.... Read more

Arlo Security System contains a super-smart sensor, siren and remote to boost security
Arlo Security System contains a super-smart sensor, siren and remote to boost security By Chris Hall

Arlo is expanding its smart home presence and expanding beyond security cameras. Closing the loop on other aspects of home protection is the new Arlo Security... Read more

What is Works with Arlo and what devices are compatible?
What is Works with Arlo and what devices are compatible? By Chris Hall

Arlo is spreading its wings and here's everything you need to know about the new smart home platform... 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

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

Ring unveils Door View Cam, smart lighting system, and new Alarm sensors
Ring unveils Door View Cam, smart lighting system, and new Alarm sensors By Maggie Tillman

Amazon-owned Ring is kicking off CES 2019 - and the new year - with a new video doorbell, a Smart Lighting system, and a Ring Alarm expansion.... Read more

Ikea smart blinds coming with Alexa, Google Assistant and Homekit control
Ikea smart blinds coming with Alexa, Google Assistant and Homekit control By Rik Henderson

Furniture retailer Ikea is set to add smart blinds to its list of connected home products.... Read more

Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell promises Homekit support, but is it enough to beat Ring and Nest?
Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell promises Homekit support, but is it enough to beat Ring and Nest? By Stuart Miles

Netatmo has launched a new connected doorbell that works with Apple's Homekit as it looks to take on Ring and Nest in the smart doorbell market.... Read more

Google smart displays: What devices are there and what do they offer?
Google smart displays: What devices are there and what do they offer? By Cam Bunton

Smart displays from Google rival the Amazon Echo Show - but what do they do?... Read more

11 must-have smart bathroom gadgets
11 must-have smart bathroom gadgets By Britta O'Boyle

The bathroom has just as much potential to be as smart as the rest of your home. Here are a few devices available now, as well as some coming soon.... Read more

Asus Lyra Voice is a Wi-Fi router and Alexa speaker in one
Asus Lyra Voice is a Wi-Fi router and Alexa speaker in one By Stuart Miles

Asus has announced at CES, in Las Vegas, that it is getting into the Alexa game with a new dedicated speaker.... Read more

D-Link 5G router could speed up your home broadband by 40 times
D-Link 5G router could speed up your home broadband by 40 times By Rik Henderson

D-Link has announced a 5G router that could offer speeds at 40 times the US average for a cabled connection.... Read more

This could be August's new View Doorbell Cam and Chime
This could be August's new View Doorbell Cam and Chime By Maggie Tillman

The new August View Doorbell Cam looks different from the older, boxy models and reportedly has a doorbell chime to go with it.... Read more

New Ring products destined for CES 2019 leaked: Beams Spotlight and Wired Floodlight
New Ring products destined for CES 2019 leaked: Beams Spotlight and Wired Floodlight By Rik Henderson

Amazon-owned Ring will launch several new products during 2019, with several leaked online prior to a possible CES unveiling.... Read more

10 best kitchen gifts 2019
10 best kitchen gifts 2019 By Stuart Miles

Here are our favourite kitchen gadgets:... Read more

Best Amazon Echo deals for January 2019
Best Amazon Echo deals for January 2019 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our roundup of the best cheap Amazon Echo deals, with deals available for all of Amazon's Echo devices.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Home: Release date, price, specs and features
Samsung Galaxy Home: Release date, price, specs and features By Maggie Tillman

It houses Samsung's own virtual assistant, doubles as a smart home hub, and can be used to pump out your favourite tunes.... Read more

Best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today: Top Google Assistant accessories
Best Google Home compatible devices you can buy today: Top Google Assistant accessories By Adrian Willings

See all the best smart home devices you can control with Google Home. You might be surprised to see what works.... Read more

The best coffee machines 2019: Our pick of the best bean-to-cup, jug, ground and capsule machines
The best coffee machines 2019: Our pick of the best bean-to-cup, jug, ground and capsule machines By Dan Grabham

Do you know your French Press from your Pour-Over or your Drip from your Capsule? Which is the best for you? Read on to find out…... 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

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

The best indoor security cameras 2019: See inside your home anytime
The best indoor security cameras 2019: See inside your home anytime By Britta O'Boyle

Our guide to the best smart security cameras for your home. Including wired and wireless security cameras with and without subscription options.... Read more

The best robot vacuum cleaners 2019: Why do your own cleaning?
The best robot vacuum cleaners 2019: Why do your own cleaning? By Adrian Willings

Our guide to the best robot vacuums to buy. Click to see the very best robot cleaners we've reviewed with all the details you need to know.... Read more

Best smart washing machines 2019: The technology changing the way we clean our clothes
Best smart washing machines 2019: The technology changing the way we clean our clothes By Britta O'Boyle

A round up of some of the best smart washing machines available to buy, with a brief breakdown of their clever features.... Read more

Best smart ovens 2019: The technology changing the way we cook
Best smart ovens 2019: The technology changing the way we cook By Britta O'Boyle

Ovens have seen huge technological developments over the last few years. Here are some of the best smart ovens available to help making cooking easier.... Read more

Google Home tips and tricks: Master your Mini, Max and Hub
Google Home tips and tricks: Master your Mini, Max and Hub By Britta O'Boyle

Get the most out of your Google Home, Home Mini, Home Max or Home Hub with our top tips and tricks, helping you master your voice-activated speaker.... Read more

How to stop someone else buying stuff with your Amazon Echo and Alexa
How to stop someone else buying stuff with your Amazon Echo and Alexa By Chris Hall

You've long been able to ask Alexa to buy you things from Amazon. But how do you stop accidental ordering on your Amazon Echo with Alexa?... Read more

Get £30 off the latest Ring Video Doorbell 2
Get £30 off the latest Ring Video Doorbell 2 By Adrian Willings

Get £30 off the Ring Video Doorbell 2... Read more

How to get started with Amazon Echo and Alexa
How to get started with Amazon Echo and Alexa By Adrian Willings

Your Amazon Echo has just arrived and you might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, what are the first things to do?... Read more

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

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

12 best Amazon Alexa compatible devices you can buy today
12 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... Read more

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