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Insight – How intelligent lighting is set to change your home

Chris Price Gadgets & Apps, Home, Home Appliances, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Chris Price looks at some of the latest developments which are about to revolutionise your home’s lighting, including smart bulbs which can be controlled via your mobile phone and systems that can be integrated effectively with your home’s security - even provide multi-room audio! Our homes have been utterly transformed over the last 100 years.…

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The Great British Bake Off: technology and gadgets to make you a better baker

Lauren Bravo Features, Gadgets & Apps, Home 1 Comment

You might not have noticed, but there's a little cake competition on TV at the moment. Alongside the emotional peaks and troughs, the perfect piping and the collapsing pastry and the 'bincidents', The Great British Bake Off is also doing more to get the nation baking than decades of Home Economics lessons ever did. Supermarkets…

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5 things you need to know about Google Nest

Chris Price Home, Living & Decor, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

With Apple announcing its HomeKit connected home initiative earlier this month, it was only a matter of time before Google responded with its own plans for one of its latest acquisitions, Nest. But what exactly is Google Nest and how could it change your life?  1) GOOGLE WANT TO CONTROL YOUR HOME Google bought Nest…

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Why Apple gluing the smart home together with HomeKit isn't so dumb

Chris Price Features, Home, Living & Decor, Top Stories Leave a Comment

As Apple unveils its latest smart home initiative, we look at how we could all soon be using our iPhones to bark instructions to our home. While those expecting a raft of new Apple gadgets, such as the iWatch, may have been left disappointed, for fans of home automation there was much more to cheer…

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Why web series are such big business (and not to mention fun)

Diane Shipley Entertainment, Features, Home, Living & Decor, Top Stories Leave a Comment

Following in the footsteps of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Yahoo, Vimeo has just announced its first exclusive original series, High Maintenance, which will be released later this year. Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, it's a comedy about an unnamed cannabis dealer (played by Sinclair) and the clients he interacts with. Guest stars include…

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Lomography's first instant camera uses real life filters

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Lomography is a hugely popular online community of analogue photography fans, and this week the team behind the site launched its first instant camera. The Lomo'Instant Camera combines all of the things we love about 35mm Lomos, like attachable lenses, automatic and manual shooting settings, multiple exposures and wide-angle, portrait and fisheye options with the…

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Our favourite portable speakers for summer: Jawbone Jambox, Bose Soundlink, Jabra Solemate

Becca Caddy Features, Gadgets & Apps, Home, Top Stories 2 Comments

Over the next few months we'll be bringing you our favourite tech for the summer months, whether you're looking for a charging device to keep your gadgets juiced up at festivals, need a portable speaker to blast out tunes in the park or a waterproof camera to capture every sunshine-soaked selfie. In this video it's…

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This smart cushion will tell you if you're too stressed or slouching

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We've seen plenty of wearable gadgets that keep an eye on your daily activity, vital stats and even stress levels, but with Darma, a smart cushion, you only need to sit on it to find out more about your body throughout the day. The Darma cushion is only 1mm thin and detects tiny movements in…

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It's now OK to chat to your washing machine, thanks to LG

Hayley Minn Home, Home Appliances, Tech News 1 Comment

Do you ever find yourself getting annoyed at your home appliances and start calmly talking to them to try getting them to work properly? Thanks to LG, you can now actually communicate with your fridge, washing machine, microwave and oven with a new HomeChat service. Yes, this does sound like a bizarre idea, but, hold…

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You can now live in a completely automated Jetsons-style home

Hayley Minn Home Leave a Comment

Our homes are becoming smarter everyday and even the dullest of tech brands are branching out into cool, connected devices to make our home lives easier and more automated than ever. But how would you like to live in the world's most connected and automated home with a kitchen that has glass partitions, which turn…

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