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Harman Kardon takes on the Echo with the first Cortana speaker

Microsoft and Harman are taking on the Google Home and Amazon Echo with the first Cortana-powered smart speaker. Does it have what it takes to succeed?

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Samsung announces Bixby 2.0 and vision for the connected home

Bixby is coming to more devices than ever and Samsung wants to set the mood with Project Ambience, here's everything we know from SDC 2017.

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Reports of drones flying too close to planes are rising

UK Airprox Board data suggests that drones are increasingly flying too closely to airplanes. How bad is the problem, and what's being done about it?

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Blade Runner and sci-fi tech: is it already here?

We're near the point when some of the sci-fi movies we grew up with were set. Have their visions of the future come true or are we way behind technologically?

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Google Home Mini and five new smart hubs to get excited about

Amazon and Google have bolstered their smart home catalogue with six new devices. Which one should be on your shopping list?

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Hoover Vision oven

Has Hoover designed the oven of the future?

The Hoover Vision smart oven has a full colour interactive touchscreen built into the door, and can connect to your phone via an app. Is this the future of cooking?

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Is O2’s £17.50 a month smart home worth it?

For between £15 and £17.50 O2 will install a package of smart devices in your home. We see if the plans are good value or if you should shop elsewhere.

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Google Assistant comes to Android TV

Google Assistant is coming to Android TV. Find out which devices are getting the update, what it does, and whether it's better than Alexa-controlled TV.

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76% of Brits are scared of the smart home

A survey has found that 76% of people are fearful of smart tech. Are we right to be worried? Read our advice on the risks with smart home technology.

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New Amazon Echo family unveiled: what you need to know

Amazon has released a range of new Echo speakers - the 2nd generation Echo, which puts music first, the Echo Plus and the surprise Echo Spot.

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