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Best Black Friday Alexa and Google Home deals: which voice assistant should you get?

Best Black Friday Alexa and Google Home deals: which voice assistant should you get?

Amazon loves to slash the prices on its Alexa speakers around Black Friday each year – and you can be sure rivals like Google and other smart speaker brands will follow suit. This makes Black Friday an ideal time to clinch a real bargain on a smart speaker – but patience is the key. We'll be keeping a sharp eye out for the best deals.

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Five unusual ways to stay fit at home

Five unusual ways to stay fit at home

With lockdown measures still in place, a trip to the gym for a workout isn't an option. But there are plenty of fun and engaging ways to burn calories, even if you don't have the 'proper' exercise equipment.

Recovery College Online service provides free soothing music for lockdown anxiety

Recovery College Online service provides free soothing music for lockdown anxiety

If you're looking for a musical pick-me-up during lockdown, this free relaxtion music service created in partnership with Northumbria University might be of use

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How to make the most of Google Assistant during the lockdown

How to make the most of Google Assistant during the lockdown

As we’re forced to spend more time inside due to coronavirus, households around the UK are turning to their smart products to stay entertained.  Whether you’re looking to test your...

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Are Alexa and Google Assistant spying on us?

Are Alexa and Google Assistant spying on us?

At least one in five homes in the UK now contains a smart speaker, according to a government report. But do they have a dark side? We dug deeper to find out.

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Amazon Alexa vs Google Assistant: which voice assistant should you get?

Amazon Alexa vs Google Assistant: which voice assistant should you get?

There’s no shortage of smart speaker deals this Black Friday, but if you’re trying to pick between a Google Assistant speaker and an Alexa-powered rival, which team should you join?...

Hands on with Google Nest WiFi Router and Point

Hands on with Google Nest WiFi Router and Point

The Nest WiFi Router and Point is the first home wi-fi launch from Google since Nest was reabsorbed in 2018, and it’s a big step up from the previous Google...

Is voice control a must-have TV feature?

Is voice control a must-have TV feature?

Voice assistants, whether integrated or via a Google Home or Amazon Echo, are common on 4K TVs, but are they truly useful or a simple gimmick, and is there a big difference between how they work from brand to brand?

Chatterbox: five things you didn’t know you could ask your smart speaker

Chatterbox: five things you didn’t know you could ask your smart speaker

Whether you’re buying a brand-new smart speaker or looking to get more from your existing home setup, we’ve rounded up some handy voice commands for you to try at home....

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Amazon Echo Show 5 vs Lenovo Smart Clock: which smart display should you buy?

Amazon Echo Show 5 vs Lenovo Smart Clock: which smart display should you buy?

The compact Amazon Echo Show 5 and Lenovo Smart Clock aim to be the perfect bedside alarm clocks, with clear screens and great sound quality for music and radio listening. But do they rise to the occasion? Our expert lab tests reveal which one comes out on top.

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