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  • Nest will soon be able to watch your home
  • Nest will soon be able to watch your home
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Nest will soon be able to watch your home

Google-owned Nest has announced the purchase of Dropcam – a home surveillance company that provides Wi-Fi-connected cameras to monitor rooms in your house. After Nest's 440,000 unit recall, the company's reputation hangs in the balance: will Dropcam help or hinder its recovery?



  • Apple takes on the smart home Apple takes on the smart home

    After much speculation, Apple has announced its smart home platform: HomeKit. Bucking the current trend for smart home hardware, Apple's announcement was focused on a communication standard instead of a specific product. Will Apple's HomeKit make smart homes the norm?

  • Article image Are smart homes a dumb idea?

    As you leave for work, you yell “lock” and “camera on” to keep the house secure, before telling your vacuum to clean the bedroom carpet while you're out. It's not a sci-fi film - the technology is available now. But do we really want our homes to be controlled by technology?

  • Article image Living with the ‘borgs

    Technology has become an unparalleled part of every aspect of our lives, dominating our work, our social lives, our hobbies and even our healthcare. But at what point does our changing relationship with technology become a problem? And how do we fix it?

  • Article image Life on autopilot

    A new wave of technological advancements is making it easier than ever to plug into an automated lifestyle, as people increasingly expect to exchange minimum input for maximum output.