Smart Home

Latest

Dyson Pure Cool Me provides clean air just for you, doesn't care about anyone else in the room
Dyson Pure Cool Me provides clean air just for you, doesn't care about anyone else in the room By Stuart Miles

The Pure Cool Me features a different design to the company’s previous fans and air purifiers, more resembling some of the desktop robots of late.... Read more

Dyson's latest V11 cordless vacuum cleaner uses AI to clean
Dyson's latest V11 cordless vacuum cleaner uses AI to clean By Stuart Miles

The new cordless vacuum cleaner has a number of design tweaks and performance changes over last year's model.... Read more

Best Amazon Echo deals for 2019
Best Amazon Echo deals for 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

Nest Cam IQ review: Great home security lacks an intelligent asking price
4.0 stars Nest Cam IQ review: Great home security lacks an intelligent asking price By Cam Bunton

The personal home security market is on the up, thanks to reduced costs and size of components required to make it all work. Now, we no longer need a dedicated... Read more

Google Home deals for March 2019: Free Google Home Mini with Spotify, £119 Google Home
Google Home deals for March 2019: Free Google Home Mini with Spotify, £119 Google Home By Chris Hall

The best prices on Google Home devices... Read more

Sonos Ikea Symfonisk speakers will be revealed in April
Sonos Ikea Symfonisk speakers will be revealed in April By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos and Ikea will finally reveal the first products within the Symfonisk range during the Milan furniture show, which takes place between 9-14 April.The... Read more

How to get Apple Music on your Amazon Echo
How to get Apple Music on your Amazon Echo By Maggie Tillman

Apple has a holiday present for you. Apple Music is now rolling out to Amazon Echo.... Read more

Best Amazon Echo deals for 2019
Best Amazon Echo deals for 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

11 best Amazon Alexa compatible devices you can buy today
11 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

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

Last day to save 43% on Amazon Echo Input, plus other discounts on Echo, Spot and Show
Last day to save 43% on Amazon Echo Input, plus other discounts on Echo, Spot and Show By Rik Henderson

Looking for a great deal on an Amazon Echo Input, Echo 2nd gen, Spot and Echo show - then we have savings for you today, only... Read more

Virgin Media's Intelligent Wi-Fi promises significant speed improvements
Virgin Media's Intelligent Wi-Fi promises significant speed improvements By Dan Grabham

Virgin Media has rolled out new features to customers to deliver a significant Wi-Fi speed increase - up to three times to some devices. Intelligent WiFi... Read more

Best cheap smart Home deals March 2019
Best cheap smart Home deals March 2019 By Rob Kerr

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

Apple HomePod 2: What we want to see in Apple's second-gen smart speaker
Apple HomePod 2: What we want to see in Apple's second-gen smart speaker By Dan Grabham

Apple’s HomePod sounds fantastic but the common criticism – including in our own HomePod review – was that the implementation of Siri leaves a little... Read more

Google adds Continued Conversation, Interpreter Mode and more to Smart Displays, here's how to use them
Google adds Continued Conversation, Interpreter Mode and more to Smart Displays, here's how to use them By Britta O'Boyle

Google has added a number of features to all of its smart displays in a recent update. Here's what's new and how to use the latest features.... 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

Roborock E2 Xiaowa review: An affordable yet astounding robot vacuum
4.5 stars Roborock E2 Xiaowa review: An affordable yet astounding robot vacuum By Adrian Willings

The Roborock Xiaowa E25 is another robot vacuum cleaner with plenty of smart features, excellent cleaning power and intelligence to boot.... Read more

How to turn on Alexa's Song ID feature so you'll always know what song is playing
How to turn on Alexa's Song ID feature so you'll always know what song is playing By Maggie Tillman

Once you’ve enabled it, Alexa will announce the artist and name of every song before it plays.... Read more

Husqvarna launches Alexa-enabled robotic mower with AWD
Husqvarna launches Alexa-enabled robotic mower with AWD By Maggie Tillman

Husqvarna announces the release of Husqvarna Automower 435X AWD, an AI-enabled robotic mower with all-wheel drive and smart home connectivity.... Read more

Google Home Max discounted to £199, saving 50%
Google Home Max discounted to £199, saving 50% By Dan Grabham

Save 50% off the Google Home Max this March... Read more

Amazon stops selling physical Dash buttons because of Alexa shopping and auto-ordering
Amazon stops selling physical Dash buttons because of Alexa shopping and auto-ordering By Dan Grabham

Amazon has stopped sales of its physical Dash buttons, saying that the convenience of them has largely been replaced by new ways to shop.... Read more

Broadband providers must quote peak time and minimum speeds, under new Ofcom rules
Broadband providers must quote peak time and minimum speeds, under new Ofcom rules By Rik Henderson

If your new broadband falls below a quoted minimum speed you are allowed to cancel the contract with no penalty.... Read more

Apple Music could soon be available on Google Home
Apple Music could soon be available on Google Home By Rik Henderson

Google could soon add Apple Music as a playable service to its Google Home app and devices.... Read more

Vodafone entering mesh network arena with Super WiFi coming soon
Vodafone entering mesh network arena with Super WiFi coming soon By Rik Henderson

Vodafone will formally launch its Super WiFi home network system during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.... Read more

Samsung's Bixby-powered Galaxy Home smart speaker to launch by April
Samsung's Bixby-powered Galaxy Home smart speaker to launch by April By Maggie Tillman

The device, which was first teased last summer, is designed to rival the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod.... Read more

Last day to get £30 off the latest Ring Video Doorbell 2
Last day to get £30 off the latest Ring Video Doorbell 2 By Adrian Willings

Get £30 off the Ring Video Doorbell 2, before the prices go back to normal... Read more

What is a mesh network and how can it dramatically improve your home Wi-Fi?
What is a mesh network and how can it dramatically improve your home Wi-Fi? By Rik Henderson

Using a mesh network system can ensure your entire home has great wireless internet throughout. We explain how.... Read more

Alexa Skill Blueprints: How to easily create and publish custom Alexa skills
Alexa Skill Blueprints: How to easily create and publish custom Alexa skills By Maggie Tillman

Thanks to the Alexa Skill Blueprints initiative, you can make and publish your own custom skills - and you don't need to be an app developer to do so.... Read more

Ring to add colour night vision to its Video Doorbells and cameras
Ring to add colour night vision to its Video Doorbells and cameras By Rik Henderson

Ring will soon update its Video Doorbells and security cameras with a new feature: full colour night vision.... Read more

Alexa is always listening: How to delete your Alexa voice recordings
Alexa is always listening: How to delete your Alexa voice recordings By Chris Hall

If you're worried about your privacy or want to remove a recorded conversation, we have all the details... Read more

TalkTalk brings Plume mesh Wi-Fi SuperPods to the UK at last
TalkTalk brings Plume mesh Wi-Fi SuperPods to the UK at last By Rik Henderson

TalkTalk has signed a deal to bring the US mesh Wi-Fi system Plume to the UK.... Read more

Amazon is acquiring mesh Wi-Fi router company Eero
Amazon is acquiring mesh Wi-Fi router company Eero By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is buying Eero, a company well-known for its home routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems ideal for smart home setups.... Read more

Could the next-gen Apple HomePod feature hand gestures and Face ID?
Could the next-gen Apple HomePod feature hand gestures and Face ID? By Dan Grabham

A recently-granted patent application could point the way towards the next-gen HomePod having facial recognition and control via hand gestures. As with... Read more

Lightning fast 8Gbps broadband is coming sooner than you think
Lightning fast 8Gbps broadband is coming sooner than you think By Rik Henderson

Virgin Media is trialling home broadband that is more than 200 times faster than the UK average.... Read more

Amazon's Alexa-enabled microwave is 30% off right now
Amazon's Alexa-enabled microwave is 30% off right now By Maggie Tillman

Last summer, Amazon announced dozens of new Alexa-enabled devices, including a microwave. Now, that smart appliance is $18 off.... Read more

How to translate conversations with Google Assistant's interpreter mode
How to translate conversations with Google Assistant's interpreter mode By Maggie Tillman

You can ask Google Assistant to translate your conversation with someone who doesn’t speak your language using the assistant's new interpreter mode.... Read more

The Nest Guard in Nest's alarm system now works like a Google Home Mini
The Nest Guard in Nest's alarm system now works like a Google Home Mini By Maggie Tillman

A smart home system you might already own has just been updated so that it effectively now operates as a Google Assistant device.... Read more

Classic Choose Your Own Adventure books return as free Alexa games
Classic Choose Your Own Adventure books return as free Alexa games By Rik Henderson

Two Choose Your Own Adventure books have been given a new lease of life thanks to Amazon and its Audible service and Alexa-enabled devices.... Read more

How to create Alexa Routines for Ring Video Doorbell
How to create Alexa Routines for Ring Video Doorbell By Chris Hall

Ring is now one of the devices supported by Amazon's Alexa Routines, meaning you can create custom actions involving Ring devices. In this feature... Read more

Amazon Echo Show owners can now fully answer Ring doorbells and talk to guests
Amazon Echo Show owners can now fully answer Ring doorbells and talk to guests By Rik Henderson

Owners of an Amazon Echo Show or Echo Spot can now fully answer Ring doorbells. The Ring skill has finally gained the ability to talk to guests.... Read more

Amazon joining the Zigbee Alliance is a huge statement of future intent
Amazon joining the Zigbee Alliance is a huge statement of future intent By Chris Hall

The Zigbee Alliance has announced that it has a new board member - and it's one of the biggest players in the smart home.Amazon now takes its seat on the... Read more

Nest Hello review: At last, a video doorbell to take on Ring
4.0 stars Nest Hello review: At last, a video doorbell to take on Ring By Britta O'Boyle

Hello is Nest's video doorbell and the first to offer facial recognition. It's expensive to buy and run, but it's got the best feature set going.... 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

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

LOAD MORE