Ambilight Hue

Philips Hue is a lighting system that enables its owner to control the timings and colour of their lighting via an app on their phone. Lighting can be scheduled for varying times of…

Netgear Arlo Q

Home-surveillance cameras have been around for years, but they’ve seldom been all that easy to set up and manage. Netgear is aiming to finally make it super-easy to do just…

Latch smart door lock

Updated: Smart home technology certainly makes for a more comfortable and secure living environment. But can it also cut the cost of your home insurance? Some in the insurance industry would…

Tado smart thermostat in action

The Tado 2 smart thermostat is a German-made device intended to take on Hive and Nest on their own territory. Like a conventional home heating system, there’s a suitably minimalist…

Smart heating in action

Until now, thermostats meant fiddling with dodgy heating interfaces that feature more foibles than 1980s VCR. In the past that’s also meant yet another thing to remember to set when you’re going…

Piper NV

Updated: Piper will be announcing IFTTT integration shortly and are asking users for recipe ideas. Send yours here. I’d never really considered owning a home security camera before. For many…

IFTTT hue recipe

Updated: the internet of things is supposed to be about all your smart devices collaborating and co-operating with each other, but in practice that doesn’t always happen. Manufacturers want to…