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Got a Nest? You need a mount!

Here at Mobile Industry Review we’ve already written about the rather fabulous Nest Learning Thermostat as part of our Critical Kit series, and we recently been contacted by Neil Anderson at Smart Finish regarding a rather beautiful Nest “accessory” that makes the device an even more attractive piece of kit… Beech wood mounts give the Nest a touch of style It’s always great to hear from […]

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Critical Kit: the Nest Cam

With Internet connectivity available just about everywhere, more and more people are buying connected home solutions for everything from monitoring their electricity usage to web-connected security systems that can be accessed when away from home. That’s exactly what the new Nest Cam is – a tiny, connected camera that uploads video to a cloud-based server for viewing […]

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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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Update on the WiFi/IP camera post for monitoring an elderly relative

Thank you to those who commented on my post last week (“Can you recommend a good IP/Web camera for monitoring an infirm pensioner?“). After a good amount of additional research I actually ended up going for a UCAM247 product. This is the one I eventually purchased to try out: Readers helpfully recommended looking at the […]