Tag: Smart Home

tado° launches new ‘Black Edition’ smart thermostat

Earlier this week, tado° announced a new colour option for its popular smart thermostat. For a long time, the company has only offered the device in one colour, white. But now the company has launched a new ‘Black Edition’, after some community feedback. Christian Deilmann from tado° has said that many of their users were looking for a new design for the device and to help it blend into more […]

The first generation Philips Hue Bridge hub will lose access to the internet in April

Phillips introduced the original Hue Bridge back in 2012, at the same the company released the Hue line of light bulbs and now eight years later, Phillips has announced that on the 30th April 2020 the first generation hub will lose access to the internet and to any connected services that it works with currently. The first generation hub currently works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa but not Apple […]

Nest Hello doorbell now has Halloween style doorbell chimes

Google has updated the Nest Hello doorbell with some seasonal doorbell chimes, just in time for halloween. Google have added some new ringtones with an array of characters from a cackling with to a scary monster sound. Each one is different every time you press the button. Google has said it has plans to add more ringtones later in November, just in time for Christmas. If you don’t have a […]

Deal: The Phillips Hue Colour Wall has £10 off on amazon.co.uk

Phillips is one of the market leaders for smart home lighting and today, on amazon.co.uk – the Phillips Hue Colour Wall has £10 off, down from £69.99 to £59.99. Phillips say this light is perfect for entertainment lighting, so behind the TV (see image), behind the sofa and it can be synced with games and music. Like all Hue products from Phillips, it works with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Nest and Samsung SmartThings. […]

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is now available in Europe

Last year, late in the Autumm Nest launched its outdoor version of the Nest Cam IQ but only in the US, the Nest Cam IQ is s the company’s high end connected camera with facial recognition and built in 4K sensor but it has taken a a while to make it over the pond here to the UK and rest of Europe so today Nest has finally launched the new outdoor […]

LIFX smart bulbs now support Apple HomeKit

LIFX, a very competent competitor in the smart home space to the Phillips Hue range has now announced its support for Apple’s HomeKit API, a much requested feature over the last few years. LIFX has been working with Nest and Google for a while now, with the “Works with Nest” system, in which LIFX bulbs would flash red when your Nest Protect smoke alarm detected any issues in the home. […]