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Microsoft reveals pre-order details for its beautiful, pricey Cortana thermostat

Last summer Microsoft announced a beautiful Cortana-powered thermostat that looked like something out of a tasteful science fiction film, and now, at last, we have some more details about it. The device, made through a partnership with Johnson Controls, will be available for pre-order for $319 (around £235/AU$406) beginning in …

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Amazon’s Alexa will soon be able to help you cook with your microwave or oven

Voice-controlled devices continue to grow more impressive by the week, and in the latest development, today Amazon announced that its Alexa voice assistant service will soon be able to help out in the kitchen.  Specifically, when you need to have something heated in the microwave or oven in the future, …

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Amazon’s smart mirror patent idea will dress you in virtual clothes

Would you let Amazon dress you? It’s an idea that the company doesn’t seem to want to let go of.  After launching the eyebrow-raising Amazon Echo Look camera, which took photos of a user before offering fashion advice, a new patent has been uncovered which shows Amazon considering a similar …

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Europe’s smart home powerhouse Homey heads to US: here’s why you should care

European smart hub Homey is launching in the US with a big reveal at CES 2018.  The smart home is a complicated thing, filled with a vast array of devices that continue to struggle to communicate with one other. This was the exact problem that Homey set out to solve …

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Some high-end Roombas will soon map out your home’s Wi-Fi signals

Finding a good Wi-Fi signal to power all of our devices is kind of the contemporary Feng Shui: location matters.  The process is usually a matter of trial and error under normal circumstances, but soon it looks as though we’ll be aided in this hunt by our vacuum cleaners, of …

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GE’s new smart lighting devices will work with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri

Image credit: GEThe “smart home” movement is gaining steam, but currently many of the voice-operated devices require commitments to specific ecosystems, be those Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple’s HomeKit (with Siri). General Electric, though, is looking to make all of this a little less complicated with its C by …

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Smart lock maker Otto’s failure reveals the smart home’s fundamental flaw

Smart lock maker Otto has ceased operating, leaving a workshop full of luxury locks that may never ship. The announcement will be disappointing for those who has pre-ordered one of the locks, but for the rest of us it highlights one of the primary dangers of the smart home; the more …

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Currys PC World cuts prices across its website

If you’re still on the hunt for some amazing Boxing Day deals, then Currys PC World could help you bag a serious bargain, as it’s cut the prices of a huge range of products across its website. These deals went live at 8pm on December 29 and run until January …

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LG is launching a ThinQ smart speaker with Google Assistant built in

If you were thinking the world needs more smart speakers in it, you’re in luck: LG just announced the LG ThinQ Speaker, basically a Google Home made by LG instead of Google. However, this might best Google’s own speaker in terms of audio quality. LG says it’s going to offer …

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