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

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 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

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

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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The new Hive 360 smart hub could make your home more secure

The new Hive 360 smart hub could make your home more secure

Hive's new smart hub can listen our for sounds and send alerts to you if it deems them important. Is this useful or a gimmick and can other devices do it?

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Amazon Echo vs Google Home: which understands you best?

Amazon Echo vs Google Home: which understands you best?

The Amazon Echo and Google Home have plenty of features, but they're no good if they can't understand you. We found out which is best at voice recognition.

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Seven new smart home gadgets to revolutionise your home

Seven new smart home gadgets to revolutionise your home

The IFA tech show threw up some curious new smart home tech from brands including Nest, Panasonic and Philips. Will any of it become a staple of UK homes?

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Bragi Dash brings Amazon Alexa voice control to headphones

Bragi Dash brings Amazon Alexa voice control to headphones

Smart headphone manufacturer Bragi has announced that it’s bringing Amazon’s Alexa assistant to its Dash earbuds. It’s the first time that the app has been integrated into headphones, and makes...

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New smart speakers from Apple, Sonos and Samsung

New smart speakers from Apple, Sonos and Samsung

A new breed of audio is making waves in consumer tech. Smart speakers combine voice control and smart hub capabilities with a wireless speaker. And big name brands are battling...

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Google Home: a smart hub that sounds bad

Google Home: a smart hub that sounds bad

The Google Home does everything from controlling smart tech to ordering taxis. It can play music too, but once you've listened to it you'd rather it didn't.

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