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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

Amazing Echo bargain: Get an Amazon Echo Dot for $22 and £22 - saving 56%
Amazing Echo bargain: Get an Amazon Echo Dot for $22 and £22 - saving 56% By Rik Henderson

Amazon is hosting some great deals on its own devices... Read more

The best Amazon Echo deals for 2019
The 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

Save a whopping £299 on the iRobot Roomba 960 robot vacuum cleaner
Save a whopping £299 on the iRobot Roomba 960 robot vacuum cleaner By Adrian Willings

Amazon Prime Day deals keep on coming, with a massive saving on a Roomba robot vacuum that doesn't suck.... Read more

Massive savings on Neato robot vacuum cleaners: Today only
Massive savings on Neato robot vacuum cleaners: Today only By Chris Hall

Amazon Prime Day deals include some pretty incredible robot vacuum cleaner deals with over £300 worth of savings on the Neato Robotics bots.... 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

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

Massive Arlo Prime Day sale: Arlo, Arlo Pro and Arlo Q discounts
Massive Arlo Prime Day sale: 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

Wow! Amazon Echo Show now has £60 off
Wow! Amazon Echo Show now has £60 off By Rik Henderson

Amazon slashes the price of its own products regularly. And that includes the Echo Show in time for Prime Day 2019.... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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