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What would you buy for your home? British Gas Hive or Google Nest?

We’re leaning very heavily on changing our electricity supplier. Right now it’s EDF. I’m thinking of swapping to British Gas. And in doing so, I’m thinking of taking them up on their Hive offer (£60/year, payable £5/month) to enable me to control and monitor my heating on-the-go. There’s more about Hive here. I don’t need […]

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Siri controlling your home environment — I love it!

Here’s an example of Apple’s Siri being used to totally control a home environment — from heating to lighting to home entertainment. Have a watch of the video: Simply fantastic. We are really not that far away from being able to do the equivalent of Star Trek’s “COMPUTER: LIGHTS” commands. This real working example (covered […]