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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

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

Google is giving away a free Home Mini to Google One subscribers - claim yours now!
Google is giving away a free Home Mini to Google One subscribers - claim yours now! By Chris Hall

If you're a Google One subscriber in the UK then there's a free gift waiting for you.... 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

How to use Alexa to make a US political campaign donation
How to use Alexa to make a US political campaign donation By Maggie Tillman

The idea is you’ll be able to make campaign donations to 2020 presidential candidates through your Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, as long as the candidate is eligible and chooses to sign up for Alexa donations. Here's how the feature works.... Read more

Facebook Portal Mini vs Portal vs Portal+ vs Portal TV: What's the difference?
Facebook Portal Mini vs Portal vs Portal+ vs Portal TV: What's the difference? By Adrian Willings

Facebook now has several different smart displays aimed at video calling and helping you connect with your loved one. Which is the one for you?... Read more

Facebook Portal TV initial review: Trust Facebook to take over your TV?
Facebook Portal TV initial review: Trust Facebook to take over your TV? By Adrian Willings

Facebook Portal TV is an interesting way to turn your TV into a large, user-friendly video-calling screen, and a great device for keeping in touch.... Read more

Facebook is launching more Portal smart display devices in more places
Facebook is launching more Portal smart display devices in more places By Adrian Willings

Facebook's Portal smart display devices have been in the US for a while, but now the company is launching more devices and in other countries too.... Read more

What is Facebook Portal and how does it work?
What is Facebook Portal and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has launched its very first piece of hardware you can buy.... Read more

How to try Google Assistant's new voice in the UK
How to try Google Assistant's new voice in the UK By Maggie Tillman

Google currently offers multiple Google Assistant voices in English for US users, but starting this week, it is expanding one of these internationally.... Read more

Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box turns any room into an immersive games zone
Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box turns any room into an immersive games zone By Rik Henderson

Do you love the idea of Ambilight but don't have a Philips TV? Philips Hue could have the solution for you.... 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

Facebook Portal+ review: Do the plusses outweigh the minuses?
3.0 stars Facebook Portal+ review: Do the plusses outweigh the minuses? By Maggie Tillman

It's Facebook's Messenger-centric video call device, complete with Amazon Alexa compatibility, but is it trustworthy and even worth buying?... Read more

Google Nest Hub Max vs Amazon Echo Show: Which should you buy?
Google Nest Hub Max vs Amazon Echo Show: Which should you buy? By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Nest Hub Max is powered by Google Assistant, while Amazon's Echo Show is powered by Alexa. Here's how the two smart displays compare.... 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

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

What is Alexa Answers, how to join, and how does it work?
What is Alexa Answers, how to join, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Congratulations, you’re the newest source for Alexa to draw upon when answering users' questions.... Read more

Amazon is launching new Echo devices later this month
Amazon is launching new Echo devices later this month By Dan Grabham

Amazon is holding a "devices and services" event at its HQ in Seattle on 25 September.It's a fair bet that we'll be getting at least some new Echo devices... Read more

Google Nest Hub Max vs Nest Hub: The differences explained
Google Nest Hub Max vs Nest Hub: The differences explained By Britta O'Boyle

With an almost identical design apart from physical size, how do Google's two Nest Hub's compare? Here are the similarities and differences.... 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

Red Dwarf's Robert Llewellyn: Smart meters and home batteries are key to cheaper bills
Red Dwarf's Robert Llewellyn: Smart meters and home batteries are key to cheaper bills By Stuart Miles

Robert Llewellyn, the actor turned electric car enthusiast, has been looking at ways we can save energy and trim our electricity bills in the future.... Read more

Apple HomePod to get ambient sounds, call handoff, and voice profiles
Apple HomePod to get ambient sounds, call handoff, and voice profiles By Maggie Tillman

Apple is quietly updating the HomePod speaker with new Ambient Sounds designed to help you relax. But that's not the only new feature.... Read more

New Google Nest Mini speaker with wall mount pops up at FCC
New Google Nest Mini speaker with wall mount pops up at FCC By Maggie Tillman

Google might be working on a new version of the Home Mini smart speaker that you can hang on a wall.... Read more

Google Nest Hub Max review: Putting the Echo Show on notice
5.0 stars Google Nest Hub Max review: Putting the Echo Show on notice By Britta O'Boyle

The Max looks like the original Nest Hub, but with larger 10-inch display, built-in Nest camera, better sound and more. Is it a smart home winner?... Read more

Netatmo launches smart home security system with camera, siren and sensors
Netatmo launches smart home security system with camera, siren and sensors By Adrian Willings

Netatmo has taken to IFA 2019 to announce a new product in the form for a complete smart home security system.... Read more

Netatmo smart home cameras are now compatible with Amazon Alexa
Netatmo smart home cameras are now compatible with Amazon Alexa By Adrian Willings

Netatmo has announced that it is now making both its indoor and outdoor smart security home cameras compatible with Amazon Alexa.... Read more

Lenovo reveals new and improved Smart Display 7 with Google Assistant
Lenovo reveals new and improved Smart Display 7 with Google Assistant By Adrian Willings

Lenovo has once again gone all in with Google Assistant, with an updated version of its Smart Display device.... Read more

Lenovo Smart Display 7 initial review: Smaller, smarter Google Assistant hub
Lenovo Smart Display 7 initial review: Smaller, smarter Google Assistant hub By Mike Lowe

Anewer, smaller, version of the 8in/10in Smart Display, complete with Google Assistant, a privacy shutter camera, and ambient light auto-adjustment.... Read more

Philips Hue expands range with filament bulbs, smart plug and an awesome button
Philips Hue expands range with filament bulbs, smart plug and an awesome button By Chris Hall

Signify, who runs the Philips Hue brand, has announced a range of additions to the Hue line-up of smart lighting devices... Read more

Samsung Powerstick Jet vacuum cleaner goes for Dyson's cordless crown, as part of IFA 2019 line-up
Samsung Powerstick Jet vacuum cleaner goes for Dyson's cordless crown, as part of IFA 2019 line-up By Rik Henderson

Samsung is ready to take-on Dyson with its latest wireless vacuum cleaner.... Read more

Sky promises strong Wi-Fi in every room or your money back
Sky promises strong Wi-Fi in every room or your money back By Rik Henderson

Sky is promising a strong Wi-Fi signal in every room in the house as part of a new WiFi Guarantee on its Sky Broadband Boost packages.... Read more

Roborock launches a new and improved robot vacuum in the form of the S5 Max
Roborock launches a new and improved robot vacuum in the form of the S5 Max By Adrian Willings

Roborock has revealed a new and improved version of its high-end robot vacuum cleaner. The S5 Max sports enhanced mopping capabilities and more.... Read more

Nest 3.0 review: The smartest thermostat got smarter
4.0 stars Nest 3.0 review: The smartest thermostat got smarter By Mike Lowe

With plenty of competition in smart heating systems - from the likes of Hive, Tado and Honeywell - how does the Nest 3.0 Learning Thermostat stack up?... Read more

The best Echo deals
The best Echo deals 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

The super Ring Video Doorbell 2 is down to £139, saving £40 and with a free Echo dot
The super Ring Video Doorbell 2 is down to £139, saving £40 and with a free Echo dot 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

Amazon intros Amazon Showroom - a virtual room where you can see potential homeware purchases
Amazon intros Amazon Showroom - a virtual room where you can see potential homeware purchases By Dan Grabham

We've already seen some instances of this type of thing before, of course. Ikea Place is probably our favourite, again enabling you to see the Swedish... Read more

Galaxy Home Mini undergoing testing - but where's Galaxy Home?
Galaxy Home Mini undergoing testing - but where's Galaxy Home? By Dan Grabham

Samsung is testing a smaller version of its Galaxy Home smart speaker.The tests taking place in Korea - which Koreans can sign up for on Samsung's site... Read more

Beyond phones, Qualcomm powers up Wi-Fi 6 with new hardware
Beyond phones, Qualcomm powers up Wi-Fi 6 with new hardware By Dan Grabham

Qualcomm has announced four new Wi-Fi 6 platforms as it hopes to speed up adoption of the latest wireless standard.The standard was previously known by... Read more

Google's Nest Hello video doorbell can now detect a package on your doorstep and alert you
Google's Nest Hello video doorbell can now detect a package on your doorstep and alert you By Britta O'Boyle

Google has announced its Nest Hello video doorbell will now be able to detect a package on your doorstep and send you an alert if it spots one.Nest Hello... Read more

The Ring Floodlight Cam is reduced to £199 for September
The Ring Floodlight Cam is reduced to £199 for September By Dan Grabham

Adding a connected security camera to your home is one of the best ways to deter burglars and Ring's Floodlight Cam is one of the best we've come across.... Read more

Time's running out to get a brand new Amazon Echo Show 5 for £69.99
Time's running out to get a brand new Amazon Echo Show 5 for £69.99 By Rik Henderson

Amazon is slashing prices on its own devices in the end of summer sales, including the new Amazon Echo Show 5... Read more

Apple HomePod 2: Release date, rumours and what we want to see in Apple's second-gen smart speaker
Apple HomePod 2: Release date, rumours and what we want to see in Apple's second-gen smart speaker By Dan Grabham

Here's what we want to see from a HomePod 2 - which could be a direct replacement or a lower-priced secondary device - as well rumours so far.... Read more

Best Google Assistant speakers 2019: Top Google Home alternatives
Best Google Assistant speakers 2019: 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

LG's next-gen ThinQ app gives you voice control over smart appliances
LG's next-gen ThinQ app gives you voice control over smart appliances By Rik Henderson

LG will be introducing a new ThinQ mobile app in the coming months that will add the ability to control its Wi-Fi connected smart appliances by voice.... Read more

Bose's new Portable Home Speaker offers Google Assistant, Alexa, and more
Bose's new Portable Home Speaker offers Google Assistant, Alexa, and more By Maggie Tillman

Bose has announced a new product, the Portable Home Speaker. It's a $349 smart speaker that supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.... Read more

Google working on second-gen Nest Mini with better sound, wall mount and 3.5mm jack
Google working on second-gen Nest Mini with better sound, wall mount and 3.5mm jack By Britta O'Boyle

Google is reportedly planning to launch a new Home Mini - rebranded the Nest Mini - and it's expected to come with a host of new features.The report comes... Read more

You can now migrate your Nest account to a Google Account, here's everything you need to know
You can now migrate your Nest account to a Google Account, here's everything you need to know By Britta O'Boyle

Switching your Nest account to a Google Account? Here's how you do it, what the benefits are, and what you should be aware of before you do it.... Read more

Google Home Max review: Cranking smart speaker audio to the max
4.0 stars Google Home Max review: Cranking smart speaker audio to the max By Maggie Tillman

The biggest Google Home speaker is the loudest of the lot, and also the priciest, at £399. Is it the best smart assistant speaker to buy?... Read more

Ikea to invest further in smart devices bringing smart home to the masses
Ikea to invest further in smart devices bringing smart home to the masses By Britta O'Boyle

Ikea has announced it has committed more investment to creating smart home products.The company already offers wireless charging, its Trådfri smart lighting... Read more

Three's 5G home broadband service goes live today
Three's 5G home broadband service goes live today By Dan Grabham

Three has announced that it is switching on its 5G powered home broadband service today in London.... Read more

You can now assign reminders to people using Google Assistant
You can now assign reminders to people using Google Assistant By Dan Grabham

You can now assign reminders to other people using the Google Assistant, in a gift to parents seeking to annoy their kids and partners seeking to nag their... Read more

Nest Cam is watching you: Google removes ability to disable status light on Nest and Dropcam devices
Nest Cam is watching you: Google removes ability to disable status light on Nest and Dropcam devices By Britta O'Boyle

Google Nest is removing the ability to turn the status light off on its Nest Cams, Nest Hello and Dropcam devices when they are recording video or audio.In... Read more

Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?
4.0 stars Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo? By Maggie Tillman

Google Home has and continues to mature since it first launched. If you don't mind waiting for its full potential, it's the voice-assistant speaker to get.... Read more

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