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

Our guide to the best smart indoor security cameras for your home, including wired and wireless security cameras, with and without subscriptions.... 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

Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, Ikea, Osram bulbs and more
Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, Ikea, Osram bulbs 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

Eve Extend will give your Homekit smart home more range
Eve Extend will give your Homekit smart home more range By Chris Hall

Eve has announced the Eve Extend, a device that will create a Wi-Fi network for your Eve accessories and extend the range beyond the Bluetooth that it... Read more

Best robot vacuum cleaners 2019: Why do your own cleaning?
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 Philips Hue deals and discounts for Amazon Prime Day 2019: Smart lighting savings to light up your life
Best Philips Hue deals and discounts for Amazon Prime Day 2019: Smart lighting savings to light up your life By Adrian Willings

There are numerous deals on Philips Hue smart lighting products this Amazon Prime Day, we've rounded up the best so take a look and grab a saving.... Read more

Best robot vacuum deals for Amazon Prime Day 2019: Smart cleaning bargains
Best robot vacuum deals for Amazon Prime Day 2019: Smart cleaning bargains By Adrian Willings

We've gathered the best robot vacuum deals to snap up this Amazon Prime Day. Take a look at the list and grab a bargain.... Read more

The best Google Home deals: 48% off Home Mini, big savings on Home Max and other great offers
The best Google Home deals: 48% off Home Mini, big savings on Home Max and other great offers By Chris Hall

Savings across the Google Home family... Read more

Best Ring deals for Amazon Prime Day 2019 including Video Doorbell for just £69
Best Ring deals for Amazon Prime Day 2019 including Video Doorbell for just £69 By Chris Hall

Ring offers a versatile system that lets you easily add a connected doorbell or security light to your home.... Read more

Amazing deal: This Alexa-compatible TP-Link smart plug is 30% off
Amazing deal: This Alexa-compatible TP-Link smart plug is 30% off By Chris Hall

Prime Day offers a great deal on Alexa-compatible smart plug... Read more

Arlo deals: Arlo, Arlo Pro and Arlo Q discounts
Arlo deals: Arlo, Arlo Pro and Arlo Q discounts By Adrian Willings

Arlo is one of the top smart camera systems and it's discounted for Prime Day... Read more

Robot vacuum Prime Day deal, and this might be the best robot vacuum on the market - here's why!
Robot vacuum Prime Day deal, and this might be the best robot vacuum on the market - here's why! By Pocket-lint Promotion

Here are some reasons the Roborock S6 is a great robotic vacuum cleaner... Read more

Ring Video Doorbell tips and tricks: Become the ultimate Ring master
Ring Video Doorbell tips and tricks: Become the ultimate Ring master By Chris Hall

Ring is one of the stars of the smart home and here are the best tips and tricks to get the most out of your Video Doorbell... Read more

How to set-up an Alexa smart home
How to set-up an Alexa smart home By Chris Hall

A few years ago, the coordinated smart home felt like a pipe dream, but Alexa has changed all that... Read more

Amazon might actually launch a wheeled home robot and high-end Echo soon
Amazon might actually launch a wheeled home robot and high-end Echo soon By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has been quietly tinkering away on two new Alexa-enabled devices: A wheeled home robot, and a high-end Echo speaker.... Read more

Amazon Echo vs Plus vs Dot vs Show vs Spot: What's the difference?
Amazon Echo vs Plus 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

Real people might be listening when you say "OK Google"
Real people might be listening when you say "OK Google" By Adrian Willings

A Belgian news network has obtained samples of voice assistant recordings from Google Assistant powered devices that were listened to by human beings.... Read more

BT Smart Home Cam review: An affordable, but flawed smart home security device
3.0 stars BT Smart Home Cam review: An affordable, but flawed smart home security device By Adrian Willings

Read our thoughts on the BT Smart Home Cam. An affordable, easy-to-use smart home camera with some weird and wonderful features.... Read more

Apple HomePod review: The smart-sounding speaker that's just not smart enough
3.5 stars Apple HomePod review: The smart-sounding speaker that's just not smart enough By Stuart Miles

Right now it's just a speaker that sounds amazing, but that isn't very smart with its Siri integration.... Read more

Best Google Home accessories 2019: Top Google Home compatible devices to buy today
Best Google Home accessories 2019: Top Google Home compatible devices to buy today 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

Now you can ask Alexa about your summer cold instead of bothering your doctor
Now you can ask Alexa about your summer cold instead of bothering your doctor By Dan Grabham

You can now ask Amazon's Alexa for official NHS health information, knowing that it comes from the official source. You're now able to ask Alexa details... Read more

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

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

Canary View smart home security camera launches in the UK
Canary View smart home security camera launches in the UK By Adrian Willings

One of the best selling smart home cameras in the US is making its way to UK shores.... Read more

Ikea updates Tradfri smart lighting range with new bulbs and starter kit
Ikea updates Tradfri smart lighting range with new bulbs and starter kit By Rik Henderson

Ikea has new bulbs and kits on the horizon - including one that's very on-trend with modern home design.... Read more

We spent 4 weeks with the Roborock S6 robot vacuum cleaner: Here are 6 reasons we love it!
We spent 4 weeks with the Roborock S6 robot vacuum cleaner: Here are 6 reasons we love it! By Pocket-lint Promotion

Robot vacuum cleaners are designed to make your life easier and save on household chores by lending a helping hand. The Roborock S6 is a master at it.... Read more

Thinking of buying a robot vacuum, the Roborock E35 offers incredible value for money ($70 off now on Amazon)
Thinking of buying a robot vacuum, the Roborock E35 offers incredible value for money ($70 off now on Amazon) By Pocket-lint Promotion

Letting a robot vacuum cleaner handle your floor cleaning chores is a tremendous idea. Come home to a freshly vacuumed floor every day, or set the machine... Read more

iRobot Roomba i7+ review: Differentiated by automatic dirt disposal
4.5 stars iRobot Roomba i7+ review: Differentiated by automatic dirt disposal By Britta O'Boyle

The iRobot Roomba i7+ is the latest all-singing, all-dancing robot vacuum from iRobot. Here's our review.... Read more

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots
Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots By Adrian Willings

All the features and functions that come with having more than one Echo... Read more

Amazon's UK head of Alexa and devices: We take privacy very seriously
Amazon's UK head of Alexa and devices: We take privacy very seriously By Dan Grabham

Amazon released its Echo Show 5 last week and we had the opportunity to meet with Dennis Stansbury, Amazon’s UK head of Alexa experience and devices.... Read more

Amazon finally releases the Amazon Echo Wall Clock in the UK to visually display timers
Amazon finally releases the Amazon Echo Wall Clock in the UK to visually display timers By Dan Grabham

Amazon has finally put its £30 Echo Wall Clock on sale in the UK. We say 'finally' because Amazon first mentioned the Wall Clock as part of its big Echo... Read more

Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Honey, I shrunk the screen
4.0 stars Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Honey, I shrunk the screen By Dan Grabham

The Echo Show experience is getting better all the time and this is a great entry point. Sure, there are some compromises, but it's value for money.... Read more

Best smart dishwashers 2019: The technology making cleaning dishes easier
Best smart dishwashers 2019: The technology making cleaning dishes easier By Britta O'Boyle

Many dishwashers have smart features, some save water and energy, while others are convenience features. Here are the smartest dishwashers available.... Read more

Philips Hue with Bluetooth makes smart lighting simpler by removing the hub
Philips Hue with Bluetooth makes smart lighting simpler by removing the hub By Chris Hall

Philips Hue basically started the smart lighting revolution and certainly has one of the most comprehensive systems with the widest range of bulbs - from... 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

Amazon Echo Spot review: That hits the spot
4.5 stars Amazon Echo Spot review: That hits the spot By Chris Hall

A perfect connected bedside companion... Read more

Virgin Media trials wireless radio signals to help supply 1Gps broadband
Virgin Media trials wireless radio signals to help supply 1Gps broadband By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media has set up consumers in a UK village with gigabit internet connections, providing up to 1Gps download and 150Mbps upload speeds.... Read more

Samsung's SmartThings platform adds new smart camera, plug, and bulb
Samsung's SmartThings platform adds new smart camera, plug, and bulb By Maggie Tillman

Samsung has updated its SmartThings line of smart home accessories with three new gadgets that won't break the bank.... Read more

Get an Amazon Echo Dot for just 99p with a Music Unlimited Family Plan
Get an Amazon Echo Dot for just 99p with a Music Unlimited Family Plan By Rik Henderson

You can get an Amazon Echo Dot for just 99p if you sign up to an Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan for £14.99 a month.... Read more

Neff's new smart appliances give you Alexa voice and connected control via app
Neff's new smart appliances give you Alexa voice and connected control via app By Rik Henderson

Kitchen appliance company Neff has unveiled a new range of products that add smarts to cooking, cleaning and keeping your food fresh.... Read more

Ring Door View Cam now available, replaces your peephole with security tech
Ring Door View Cam now available, replaces your peephole with security tech By Rik Henderson

Ring's latest smart doorbell is now available. The Ring Door View Cam replaces the peephole in your front door, offering full Ring security services.... Read more

Nest Cam tips and tricks: Get the most out of your Nest cameras
Nest Cam tips and tricks: Get the most out of your Nest cameras By Britta O'Boyle

Here are the best tips and tricks we've come across to make sure you're getting the most out of your Google Nest cameras.... Read more

What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do?
What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do? By Britta O'Boyle

The Amazon Echo is one of a range of hands-free speakers and devices from Amazon that can be controlled with your voice. The voice-controlled "personal... Read more

Best smart ovens 2019: The tech changing the way we cook
Best smart ovens 2019: The tech 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.... 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

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

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

You can now place Vodafone phone calls via Alexa on an Amazon Echo
You can now place Vodafone phone calls via Alexa on an Amazon Echo By Dan Grabham

Vodafone has announced you can now call using its network - just by asking Alexa on an Amazon Echo device.... Read more

Facebook will launch more versions of its Portal video chat device this year
Facebook will launch more versions of its Portal video chat device this year By Dan Grabham

Facebook is planning to show off next-generation Portal video chat devices later this year. Despite Facebook's status at a low point because of user data... Read more

10 best kitchen gifts for Fathers Day 2019
10 best kitchen gifts for Fathers Day 2019 By Stuart Miles

Here are our favourite kitchen gadgets available anywhere.... Read more

Roborock S6 robot vacuum cleaner review: A class cleaning performance
5.0 stars Roborock S6 robot vacuum cleaner review: A class cleaning performance By Adrian Willings

The Roborock S6 is the a flagship robot vacuum cleaner and a wonderful cleaning device that's a fantastic addition to your cleaning arsenal.... Read more

Amazon Echo Show (2018) review: King of the kitchen
4.0 stars Amazon Echo Show (2018) review: King of the kitchen By Dan Grabham

With welcome software enhancements and much better audio as well as that larger screen, the Echo Show is getting serious. But is it worth buying?... Read more

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