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New law proposed to help protect millions from unsecure smart devices

New law proposed to help protect millions from unsecure smart devices

Which? welcomes this 'critical first step' towards safeguarding what are often poorly designed products that put user security and privacy at risk, and has worked closely with the DCMS – the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, since 2014 to help put these measures in place.

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Pet tech for Christmas: GPS trackers, treat dispensers and activity trackers compared

Pet tech for Christmas: GPS trackers, treat dispensers and activity trackers compared

by Sandra Vogel and Tom Morgan Half of UK adults have a pet, with cats and dogs almost equally popular (cats are just a whisker ahead), according to animal charity...

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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?...

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New to smart home security? We’ve just tried out some of the latest surveillance products

New to smart home security? We’ve just tried out some of the latest surveillance products

If you're thinking about adding an extra level of security to your home, there are plenty of smart home security devices on the market.

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The cheap security cameras inviting hackers into your home

The cheap security cameras inviting hackers into your home

More than 50,000 internet-connected cameras, sold mostly on Amazon, could have critical security flaws putting UK consumers’ privacy at risk.

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Is it worth pre-ordering Amazon’s new Alexa and Echo devices?

Is it worth pre-ordering Amazon’s new Alexa and Echo devices?

With Black Friday right around the corner and the festive season not too far in the distance, Amazon has unveiled its updated range of voice-enabled devices in readiness. Among the...

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The smart home tech to look out for in 2019

The smart home tech to look out for in 2019

Smart doorbells, alarm clocks, fridges and more at the Consumer Electronics Show – but is any of this tech worth taking home?

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How new guidelines on smart devices will help protect consumers from being hacked

How new guidelines on smart devices will help protect consumers from being hacked

There are many connected devices on the market that lack basic security measures, making them susceptible to hacking. In response to this threat the government has launched a new code of practice to ensure that connected products are ‘secure by design’.

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Google Home Max smart speaker launches in the UK

Google Home Max smart speaker launches in the UK

The Google Home Max was launched in the US in November 2017, but, from today, it's available in the UK. We take a look to see if it's been worth the wait - and the high price tag.

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Four new Best Buy wireless security cameras revealed in Which? tests

Four new Best Buy wireless security cameras revealed in Which? tests

We’ve tested nine wireless security cameras this month, including from Hive, Logitech, and Motorola. Find out which one was our joint top scorer ever.

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