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Nest Secure release date, price and features

Just as it did with the humble thermostat, Nest has worked its magic on home alarm system. Except this time, it's by no means the first smart home company to do so.There are lots already on sale, including Y-Cam's Protect, but it could be the Nest touches that persuade you to hand over your cash. How much is the Nest Secure system? It's a modular system, but a starter pack which includes Nest Guard, two Nest Detects and two Nest Tags, [...]

Nest Hello release date and features

Nest has unveiled a range of new products at a special event in New York including a new doorbell: Nest Hello.It was only a matter of time before Nest expanded its product range to include security, and with rivals such as Ring stealing a march on Wi-Fi- and camera-equipped doorbells, it's not too surprising that Nest has added this to its range. Ring has already released a second-gen version of its video doorbell, the Ring 2. When is the Nest Hello [...]

The best Star Wars toys

It's Star Wars season, with The Last Jedi fast approaching, making it the third year in a row that we've been given a new Star Wars film for Christmas - how lucky we are. With it comes the usual barrage of new Star Wars toys and gadgets, which make the perfect fodder for Christmas gifts this year - to friends, family, or maybe just yourself. Be sure to check out our general Christmas tech gift guide for more inspiration. There's an [...]

PS4 and Xbox One cross-play: Everything you need to know

Year after year, there is one feature requested by PlayStation and Xbox fans: cross-play, the ability to play online games together regardless of the console you use.While it has been historically off the cards, recent events like Microsoft claiming to be in talks with Sony over the feature, and a Fortnite glitch, hint that PS4 and Xbox One cross-play is possible and may be rolled out soon. Here, we explain everything you need to know about the state of [...]

How to watch Nest’s announcement live today

Nest has invited journalists to a press event in New York, promising a big announcement. Here's how you can watch it live.What time is the Nest press conference? It's at 5pm UK time. You can watch live right here - we've embedded the live stream above. What is Nest going to announce? Amazingly, in these days where every product seems to be leaked ahead of time, Nest has kept whatever it's launching firmly under wraps. Recently it released a new security camera - [...]

Pokémon GO news: Gameplay, new features & Pokémon Go events

There's always something new in Pokémon GO. Here we keep you up to date with all you need to know about the game including app updates, events and new Pokémon to catch. Top tip: If you are going to be playing Pokémon GO you are probably going to need a power bank. We highly recommend the Anker PowerCore 10,000 or Zendure A2 - pocketable, high-capacity batteries that charge your phone fast and are also pretty tough. If you're taking out young kids who [...]

Google Pixelbook: Launch Live Stream, Release Date, UK Price & Specs

At a special event on 4 October Google will announce a new laptop in the Google Pixelbook. It will come alongside its new Pixel phones, a Google Home Mini and a new Daydream View.Last year Google announced Project Bison with an anticipated launch date of Q3 2017, and it seems probable that the upcoming laptop is the product of this venture. However, the laptop in question was originally said to be running Andromeda - a mash-up of Chrome OS and Android - but a [...]

How to use Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 10

Sometimes you might find yourself sitting at one computer, but needing the data or facilities on another. Or you may need to help a friend or family member solve a problem. Well, with Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 10 you can access another PC in another room, or even on a Wi-Fi-enabled beach. We’ll show you how to set up this useful feature so you can control one PC using another. Can I use Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 10? A [...]

Google Home Mini: Launch Live Stream, Release Date, UK Price & Features

It's no longer a rumour: Google is working on a rival to the Amazon Echo Dot, a smaller version of the Google Home that will be unveiled on 4 October at 4pm BST (you can watch the live stream at the top of this page).The Google Home Mini will more than likely feature less audio musclepower but all the Google Assistant features we know and love, including recent additions such as Bluetooth audio, and support for multiple user accounts [...]

LG G6 vs iPhone 8

With most of the flagship smartphones for 2017 now released, the choice for potential buyers is wider than ever. Two handsets that are likely to be top of your list are the LG G6 and the iPhone 8.We compare the two to see what they offer, and if you should be tempted by either. Price and availability The LG G6 is available SIM-free for £499 from John Lewis and other retailers. For that you’ll get a 32GB model in either Black or [...]