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The best smart devices for Google Home and Amazon Echo

The best smart devices for Google Home and Amazon Echo

We've found the best devices to make full use of the voice-control feature on Amazon Echo and Google Home smart hubs, from Nest thermostats to Wemo plugs.

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Ikea launches a range of smart light bulbs

Ikea launches a range of smart light bulbs

Ikea is getting into the smart home market with its own range of smart light bulbs. How does it stack up against the Philips Hue range of smart bulbs?

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Google Home is out today but can it beat the Amazon Echo?

Google Home is out today but can it beat the Amazon Echo?

Google's smart hub, Google Home, is available in the shops from today. We look at its key features and how it compares to its main rival, the Amazon Echo.

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Apple HomeKit retest boosts score

Apple HomeKit retest boosts score

The Apple HomeKit smart home app gets a boost to its score in our retest. This shows the challenges of testing fast-changing 'internet of things' products.

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Amazon Echo rival, Google Home, to launch in the UK

Amazon Echo rival, Google Home, to launch in the UK

Smart hub Google Home is set to launch in the UK and, like the Amazon Echo with its Alexa assistant, lets you control connected devices with your voice.

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Amazon Echo smart hub tested – should you buy one?

Amazon Echo smart hub tested – should you buy one?

We’ve already put the Amazon Echo through our wireless speaker test to find out how good it sounds and now we’ve tested how good it is at controlling a smart...

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Could smart home technology protect your property from burglars?

Could smart home technology protect your property from burglars?

Smart home security systems are the contemporary way to protect your home from burglars. Which? experts tried five systems - find out which earned our approval.

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Five new innovative smart home gadgets

Five new innovative smart home gadgets

From smart ovens to electric toothbrushes we round up the latest smart home products. Whilst more and more devices are becoming smart, do they make life easier?

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Will a smart home make your life easier?

Will a smart home make your life easier?

Panasonic has launched its new Smart Home network - which lets you check on your home from your tablet or smart phone. Will this really make your life easier?

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