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  • British Gas designs a subtle smart thermostat
  • British Gas designs a subtle smart thermostat
    British Gas (2015) ©

British Gas designs a subtle smart thermostat

While it may have pioneered an entirely new industry of smart heating, the Nest thermostat replicates an interface that most people are used to seeing on a smartphone – the sheen of an LCD screen. But the new smart thermostat from British Gas has taken a more timeless approach to design.



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