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Google unveils smart home protocol

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From smart hubs to smart lightbulbs, devices ranging from simple to all-inclusive require integration to operate effectively, leading many homeowners to enlist the aid of an expert home technology installer rather than tackle this tricky task themselves. [...]

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Do you need an Aerial?

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With a lot of people moving away from paid TV services such as Sky, you will need an aerial to watch Freeview services.   You may already have one, if you do, check that the cables are undamaged and that they are connected and routed to an aerial point in your home.  From your aerial point, you will need to plug the cable directly into your Freeview TV or recorder if you have one.

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Just what is Alexa?

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Smart tech is here to stay, becoming more and more of our everyday lives.  However, it is still easy to get confused between the Google Assistant, Alexa, Google Nest Mini and the Amazon Echo Dot – all integral to controlling our smart tech at home.

Here is a quick download of exactly what Alexa is.

What is Alexa?


Simply put, Alexa is a device that will recognise your spoken commands and respond to you – this means you can ask questions to find out the answers and instruct your Alexa to play music for example.  The most common place to find Alexa is in the Amazon Echo – a range of speakers that come complete with the Alexa software.  However, with increasing use of virtual assistants you will find the Alexa software in the likes of cars and other third-party speakers.

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Grand Designs presenter advises on smart home tech

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Ahead of a live London Grand Design event, televisions presenter Kevin McCloud recently shared his thoughts on home tech and some of the most cutting-edge options available.

When interviewed by [...]

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New smart gym released for home workouts

Fitness Tracker

Homeowners looking to weight train without ever attending a gym are sure to love a new smart home technology option that has recently entered the [...]

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UK capital to welcome world smart tech brand

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London’s thriving retail hub of Hammersmith has been selected as the location for global smart-tech firm Riversong’s new office.

Specialising in offering an [...]

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US manufacturer announces smart bathroom solutions

Showerhead

Renowned for its celebrated plumbing products sold at home and here in the UK, American manufacturing firm Kohler has unveiled its [...]

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What is a smart plug and how does it work?

Smart plug

The concept of smart home is no longer a science fiction prediction but a reality for many property owners around the [...]

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AI expert reveals new smart mirror

Mirror

Artificial intelligence-focused tech firm ICON.AI recently unveiled its new product - a smart bathroom mirror. [...]

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Top smart home trends for 2022

2022

These unusual times have spurred a high demand from consumers for smart home devices that save time, money and effort. Here are [...]

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