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Nanoleaf Lines Squared take 90-degree lighting to the next level

Nanoleaf Lines Squared take 90-degree lighting to the next level By ·

Nanoleaf’s Lines Squared are an update on the existing Nanoleaf Lines light bars, adding the ability to connect them at 90-degree angles.

Philips Hue Festavia string lights can smarten up your Christmas tree

Philips Hue Festavia string lights can smarten up your Christmas tree By Rik Henderson ·

Philips Hue Festavia string lights will be available from 15 November in the UK, priced at £139.99.

The energy revolution is here! SuperBase V - the first power station to have built-in semi-solid state battery

The energy revolution is here! SuperBase V – the first power station to have built-in semi-solid state battery By Pocket-lint Promotion ·

Check out this innovative power station and pick one up for yourself.

Wirelessly protect your home this winter with Swann Security

Wirelessly protect your home this winter with Swann Security By Pocket-lint Promotion ·

These smart home security gadgets can help you stay super secure.

Create the perfect gaming setup with the Govee Glide Hexa Pro Light Panels

Create the perfect gaming setup with the Govee Glide Hexa Pro Light Panels By Pocket-lint Promotion ·

These panels are perfect for making your gaming setup unique.

Everything you need to know about Thread: Complete guide to the wireless smart home protocol

Everything you need to know about Thread: Complete guide to the wireless smart home protocol By Conor Allison · · Updated

There’s a new smart home protocol that promises more efficient, secure and reliable connections than other protocols. Learn all about Thread.

What is Matter and why is it important for your smart home?

What is Matter and why is it important for your smart home? By Conor Allison · · Updated

A new wireless standard should unify the smart home and make operation easier for users. We detail everything you need to know about Matter.

Philips Hue Bridge is now Matter certified, your bulbs and accessories are compatible too

Philips Hue Bridge is now Matter certified, your bulbs and accessories are compatible too By Rik Henderson ·

The Philips Hue lighting system will soon be compatible with Matter.

Amazon commits to Matter support for Echo and Eero devices

Amazon commits to Matter support for Echo and Eero devices By Rik Henderson ·

Amazon has announced that it will be embracing smart home connectivity standard Matter for its Echo and Eero devices.

Nanoleaf is launching its first ever Matter-compatible lights

Nanoleaf is launching its first ever Matter-compatible lights By Adrian Willings ·

Nanoleaf has a number of lighting solutions for your home and gaming area. Now the company is expanding its range to include Matter-compatible lights

Google Assistant finally gets the parental controls kids deserve

Google Assistant finally gets the parental controls kids deserve By Oliver Haslam ·

Google has announced that its smart speakers and displays are getting parental controls for Google Assistant and they’re rolling out within weeks.

Arlo's fancy Pro 5S 2K camera costs $250 and goes on sale soon

Arlo’s fancy Pro 5S 2K camera costs $250 and goes on sale soon By Oliver Haslam ·

Arlo has announced its latest security camera, dubbed the Pro 5S 2K. It’ll cost $249.99 and links into the Arlo Home Security System.

How to get Ring's spooky Halloween chimes, quick replies, and faceplates

How to get Ring’s spooky Halloween chimes, quick replies, and faceplates By Maggie Tillman · · Updated

Not to be outdone by Google’s new Halloween ringtones for Nest doorbells, Amazon is rolling out its own bit of spooky fun for its Ring doorbells.

How to change your Nest video doorbell ringtone to spooky Halloween sounds

How to change your Nest video doorbell ringtone to spooky Halloween sounds By Maggie Tillman · · Updated

If you own a Nest video doorbell, did you know you can change its ringtone?

How to view your Google Nest cameras on a desktop

How to view your Google Nest cameras on a desktop By Britta O’Boyle ·

Here is how to see your Google Nest cameras on the web, via a browser.

Your Nest camera and doorbell video feeds are now on the web

Your Nest camera and doorbell video feeds are now on the web By Oliver Haslam ·

Google says that owners of Nest cameras and doorbells can finally view their feeds in a web browser for the first time after promising it last year.

EE wants to secure your home and identity in new partnerships

EE wants to secure your home and identity in new partnerships By Britta O’Boyle ·

EE has partnered up with Verisure and Norton to monitor and secure your home and your identity.

EE Smart Home Security: What is it and how does it work?

EE Smart Home Security: What is it and how does it work? By Britta O’Boyle ·

Here is everything you need to know about EE Smart Home Security, powered by Verisure, including what it is, what packages there are and how it works.

The Level Lock+ smart lock packs Apple's Home Key integration

The Level Lock+ smart lock packs Apple’s Home Key integration By Oliver Haslam ·

Smart home enthusiasts who live in the Apple HomeKit ecosystem have a new smart lock to choose from – and the Level Lock+ packs Home Key support.

Keep an eye on your home at all times: The AiDot Indoor Security Camera

Keep an eye on your home at all times: The AiDot Indoor Security Camera By Pocket-lint Promotion ·

Delivering peace of mind for your home.

How to group multiple Amazon Echo devices for music

How to group multiple Amazon Echo devices for music By Maggie Tillman ·

Amazon’s multi-room audio feature lets you play music across multiple Echo devices in your home at the same time. But there are caveats.

Use this amazing deal to get Dreametech's DreameBot L10S Ultra at a bargain

Use this amazing deal to get Dreametech’s DreameBot L10S Ultra at a bargain By Pocket-lint Promotion ·

This deal is one you can’t afford to miss!

Hoover Cordless Stick HF9 wants to be king of suction and run time

Hoover Cordless Stick HF9 wants to be king of suction and run time By Britta O’Boyle ·

Hoover has announced the Cordless Stick HF9 vacuum cleaner aims to offer a balance of suction and run time to clean your home without stopping.

Dreametech's DreameBot L10S Ultra: The most advanced floor cleaning solution yet

Dreametech’s DreameBot L10S Ultra: The most advanced floor cleaning solution yet By Pocket-lint Promotion ·

Find out everything you need to know about the DreameBot L10S Ultra.

Roku enters the smart home fray with cameras, video doorbell, and more

Roku enters the smart home fray with cameras, video doorbell, and more By Oliver Haslam ·

Roku is a company best known for streaming sticks and software, but has made the jump into the world of smart home tech with seven new products.

Dyson Gen5detect vacuum spins 9x faster than an F1 engine

Dyson Gen5detect vacuum spins 9x faster than an F1 engine By Britta O’Boyle ·

Dyson has announced its latest cordless vacuum in the form of the Dyson Gen5detect, succeeding the Dyson V15 that came before it. The Dyson Gen5detect

Save big on iRobot's awesome self-emptying Roomba robot vacuums

Save big on iRobot’s awesome self-emptying Roomba robot vacuums By Adrian Willings ·

Robot vacuums are great, aren’t they? Automatically cleaning your house for you, taking some of the legwork out of the household chores.

Amazon Echo Dot still has a big 60% discount

Amazon Echo Dot still has a big 60% discount By Chris Hall ·

Get yourself an Al;exa smart speaker in the sales.

Netatmo is offering deals across its smart home range

Netatmo is offering deals across its smart home range By Adrian Willings ·

Smart home company Netatmo has various discounted deals during the Amazon Prime Early access sale period.

Amazon slaps major discounts on its Blink cameras for the Prime Early Access Sale

Amazon slaps major discounts on its Blink cameras for the Prime Early Access Sale By Max Freeman-Mills ·

This is a great time to add to your smart home.

The awesome Echo Dot (3rd gen) has a massive discount - it's back to Prime Day price!

The awesome Echo Dot (3rd gen) has a massive discount – it’s back to Prime Day price! By Chris Hall ·

This Echo Dot is one of the most popular Echo speakers – and there’s a huge discount.

Amazon eero mesh routers get up to 45% discount in the Prime Early Access Sale

Amazon eero mesh routers get up to 45% discount in the Prime Early Access Sale By Chris Hall ·

There are some serious discounts on the eero system from Amazon, letting you boost your home Wi-Fi for cheaper.

Amazon Echo Show 15 gets a big discount for Prime Early Access Sale - save 32%

Amazon Echo Show 15 gets a big discount for Prime Early Access Sale – save 32% By Chris Hall ·

The Amazon Echo show 15 is the largest of Amazon’s devices and designed to be mounted on the wall.

Save a bundle on Nanoleaf smart lights during the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale

Save a bundle on Nanoleaf smart lights during the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale By Adrian Willings ·

If you’ve been holding out for a discount on the various Nanoleaf smart lighting solutions then now is the time to buy!

Govee's smart lights see some great discounts for the Prime Early Access Sale

Govee’s smart lights see some great discounts for the Prime Early Access Sale By Luke Baker ·

If you’re looking to liven up your living space, there are offers in both the UK and the US, and we’ve picked out some of the best deals.

These Sengled smart lights are the perfect pickup for the Prime Early Access Sale

These Sengled smart lights are the perfect pickup for the Prime Early Access Sale By Conor Allison ·

Upping your home’s smart lighting is much more affordable if you shop in the Prime Early Access Sale. Take a look at these offers from Sengled.

Philips Hue lighting gets up to 45% off for Prime Early Access Sale

Philips Hue lighting gets up to 45% off for Prime Early Access Sale By Rik Henderson ·

There are numerous deals on Philips Hue smart lighting products this Amazon Prime Early Access Sale.

Ring Video Doorbell has 33% off with a free Echo Dot in the Prime Early Access Sale

Ring Video Doorbell has 33% off with a free Echo Dot in the Prime Early Access Sale By Rik Henderson ·

The Amazon-owned Ring has some great offers the Prime Early Access Sale, especially on its Video Doorbell and Video Doorbell Wired.

A new Google Home app experience is rolling out over the next few weeks

A new Google Home app experience is rolling out over the next few weeks By Luke Baker ·

The smart home experience is nothing without a solid app, and Google has that covered, too.

Google reveals Nest Doorbell Wired, replacing Nest Hello

Google reveals Nest Doorbell Wired, replacing Nest Hello By Britta O’Boyle ·

Google has announced the second generation of its wired doorbell, the Nest Doorbell (Wired).

Nest Wifi Pro comes with Wi-Fi 6E and covers over 2,000 sq ft

Nest Wifi Pro comes with Wi-Fi 6E and covers over 2,000 sq ft By Rik Henderson ·

The Nest Wifi Pro is also available to pre-order now for £189.99 / $199.99 and comes in multiple colours – snow, linen, fog and lemongrass.

Google launches Nest Renew to help you save the planet

Google launches Nest Renew to help you save the planet By Verity Burns ·

A new service from Google will help Nest thermostat customers to automatically switch to cleaner energy.

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+ cleans, dries and empties itself, then refills its own water tank

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+ cleans, dries and empties itself, then refills its own water tank By Cam Bunton ·

The latest automated house cleaner from Xiaomi has a lot of top functions, and can empty and clean itself before refilling its own water tank

New Nest Doorbell spotted on Best Buy shelves ahead of launch

New Nest Doorbell spotted on Best Buy shelves ahead of launch By Rik Henderson ·

The 2nd gen wired Nest Doorbell has already been spotted on the shelves of Best Buy in the US.

What is Eero Internet Backup and how does it work during internet outages?

What is Eero Internet Backup and how does it work during internet outages? By Maggie Tillman ·

Eero Internet Backup allows Eero users to set up a “backup” internet connection, which will kick on when an outage occurs. Here’s how it works.

Amazon Astro: Price, features, release date, and everything you need to know

Amazon Astro: Price, features, release date, and everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman ·

Amazon said it believes, in five to 10 years, every home will have at least one robot. With that in mind, it unveiled Astro.

Amazon's 2022 event: The 10 biggest announcements (plus how to watch it)

Amazon’s 2022 event: The 10 biggest announcements (plus how to watch it) By Maggie Tillman ·

Amazon held its annual autumn event exactly one year to the date of its 2021 hardware showcase. Here’s how to watch and the biggest announcements.

Blink Mini Pan Tilt and Wired Floodlight Camera extend affordable security range

Blink Mini Pan Tilt and Wired Floodlight Camera extend affordable security range By Rik Henderson ·

Amazon’s affordable smart home security brand, Blink, is getting two new devices to expand the range.

Amazon is bringing Fire TV to the Echo Show 15

Amazon is bringing Fire TV to the Echo Show 15 By Chris Hall ·

Making it even easier to watch your favourite shows.

Ring Spotlight Pro uses radar sensors for more precise alerts

Ring Spotlight Pro uses radar sensors for more precise alerts By Britta O’Boyle ·

Amazon announced several products at a September event, including the Ring Spotlight Pro and Ring Spotlight Cam Plus.

New Echo Dot is smarter, packs in more sensors, and offers even better sound

New Echo Dot is smarter, packs in more sensors, and offers even better sound By Chris Hall ·

And there’s a new Echo Dot with Clock with a better display.

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Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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