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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arlo Ultra review: First-class security camera brings 4K HDR
4.0 stars Arlo Ultra review: First-class security camera brings 4K HDR By Chris Hall

The Ultra is a jump in quality, with a great wide-angle lens and 4K high dynamic range capture. It's expensive, but outshines much of the competition.... Read more

This Google 'media device' just popped up in a new FCC filing
This Google 'media device' just popped up in a new FCC filing By Maggie Tillman

It looks like Google might be working on a new device, though it's unclear at this stage what type of product it is, based on the details available.... Read more

Hive Radiator Valves give individual room heating control via your phone
Hive Radiator Valves give individual room heating control via your phone By Chris Hall

Hive has added a missing piece of the connected heating puzzle... Read more

Automatic dimming not working on your Google Home Hub, Nest Hub or Lenovo Smart Clock? Here's a simple fix
Automatic dimming not working on your Google Home Hub, Nest Hub or Lenovo Smart Clock? Here's a simple fix By Mike Lowe

By default the Home Hub / Nest Hub / Lenovo Smart Clock won't adjust to ambient light. Here's how to find the menu to set up automatic dimming.... Read more

Amazon intros the more compact Echo Show 5 to sit above the Echo Spot
Amazon intros the more compact Echo Show 5 to sit above the Echo Spot By Dan Grabham

Amazon has introduced a more compact 5.5-inch version of the Echo Show - named the Echo Show 5.... Read more

Nissan explains why it installed the xStorage solution in a local cricket club and how it could save you money too
Nissan explains why it installed the xStorage solution in a local cricket club and how it could save you money too By Rik Henderson

Nissan donated one of its complete solar energy packages to Beddington Cricket Club and Pocket-lint visited to see it in action.... 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

Google Nest Hello tips and tricks: Get the most out of your Nest video doorbell
Google Nest Hello tips and tricks: Get the most out of your Nest video doorbell By Britta O'Boyle

In this feature, we've detailed all the tips and tricks we've come across to help you get the most out of your Nest Hello video doorbell.... 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

The super Ring Video Doorbell 2 is down to £149 again - save £30
The super Ring Video Doorbell 2 is down to £149 again - save £30 By Dan Grabham

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

Is Samsung making a Galaxy Home Mini? FCC filing suggests yes
Is Samsung making a Galaxy Home Mini? FCC filing suggests yes By Maggie Tillman

Last year, Samsung debuted its own smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, which has yet to ship, but we're already learning about a follow-up device.... Read more

Google Assistant comes to Bose smart speakers and new Home Speaker 300
Google Assistant comes to Bose smart speakers and new Home Speaker 300 By Maggie Tillman

If you already own a compatible Bose smart speakers or soundbar, the device will automatically receive a software update that brings Google Assistant.... 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

Google rolls out new homescreen style for Smart Displays
Google rolls out new homescreen style for Smart Displays By Dan Grabham

Google is rolling out a new homescreen for existing Smart Displays like Google's own Home Hub (now called Nest Hub) and third-party examples.... Read more

New LG AI chip and neural engine will drive its smart home products in future
New LG AI chip and neural engine will drive its smart home products in future By Rik Henderson

LG has announced its own AI chip that is designed for use in future smart home products.It will work with proprietary LG Neural Engine technology, also... Read more

Cygnett brings its smart bulbs and plugs to the UK
Cygnett brings its smart bulbs and plugs to the UK By Dan Grabham

Cygnett is bringing its Wi-Fi bulbs and smart plugs to the UK. The company says that in October it will expand the range.... Read more

Best cheap smart Home deals June  2019: Save £40 on Google Home, £30 off Ring Video Doorbell 2 and more
Best cheap smart Home deals June 2019: Save £40 on Google Home, £30 off Ring Video Doorbell 2 and more By Rob Kerr

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

Alexa Guard explained: How it works and how to get it for your Echo device
Alexa Guard explained: How it works and how to get it for your Echo device By Maggie Tillman

You could pay hundreds and perhaps thousands for a smart home security system. Or you could just use the Echo device you already own.... Read more

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

Which is the best for you? Read on to find out…... Read more

Sky Broadband Buddy gives families more control over their internet use
Sky Broadband Buddy gives families more control over their internet use By Rik Henderson

Sky has announced a new app and add-on for its broadband service that is designed to help families control their internet use without having to navigate... Read more

Ring's video doorbell and spotlight are about to support Apple HomeKit
Ring's video doorbell and spotlight are about to support Apple HomeKit By Maggie Tillman

If you own a Ring product and use it primarily with an Apple device, you'll be happy to hear HomeKit support is finally about to arrive.... Read more

Google Nest Thermostat tips and tricks: Get the most out of your learning thermostat
Google Nest Thermostat tips and tricks: Get the most out of your learning thermostat By Britta O'Boyle

Here are all our tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Nest Learning Thermostat.... Read more

Hive adds detection zones, thumbnails and sounds to View Indoor and Outdoor cameras
Hive adds detection zones, thumbnails and sounds to View Indoor and Outdoor cameras By Chris Hall

Hive has pushed an update to increase the functionality of the Hive View cameras, meaning they are a little smarter.... Read more

Philips Hue's new Zones feature lets you group multiple bulbs in different areas
Philips Hue's new Zones feature lets you group multiple bulbs in different areas By Maggie Tillman

Philips has updated its Hue system, giving customers a much-needed new feature.... Read more

Sonos One and Beam smart speakers in US to get Google Assistant next week
Sonos One and Beam smart speakers in US to get Google Assistant next week By Maggie Tillman

Sonos has quietly confirmed it will launch support for Google Assistant on its smart speakers as soon as next week - so, mid-May 2019.... Read more

Amazon surprises us all with Blink XT2 that's cheaper than its first outdoor cam
Amazon surprises us all with Blink XT2 that's cheaper than its first outdoor cam By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has quietly announced a new smart camera under a brand it acquired a couple years ago.... Read more

Google Assistant is always listening: How to delete your Assistant recordings
Google Assistant is always listening: How to delete your Assistant recordings By Britta O'Boyle

Anything you say after "Hey Google" or "OK Google" is recorded and saved by Google. Don't worry though, you can delete them. Here's how.... 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

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

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 announced the Nest Hub Max smart display during its I/O developer conference in early May, featuring the same design as the Google Home Hub (now... Read more

Google merges Nest and Home brands
Google merges Nest and Home brands By Chris Hall

At Google I/O, the company has announced that the Nest brand is being deeper integrated into Google, effectively combining Nest and Google Home brands... 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 Nest Hub Max initial review: Putting the Echo Show on notice
Google Nest Hub Max initial review: Putting the Echo Show on notice By Chris Hall

The Nest Hub Max is a great addition to Google's collection of home devices, bringing a great new screen and a whole host of new features... Read more

Google Nest Hub Max integrates a Nest Cam to one-up Amazon Echo Show
Google Nest Hub Max integrates a Nest Cam to one-up Amazon Echo Show By Chris Hall

Google has announced its second smart display, the Nest Hub Max.... Read more

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