Philips Hue adds an outdoor sensor to their range

I am big fan of Philips Hue lights having them all around my home, last year Philips ventured into the outdoor market and this week at CES they added a new sensor to the range. The new Philips Hue Outdoor sensor is a battery powered wall mounted sensor that can…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #683- Welcome to 2019

Welcome to our first show of 2019! This week we talk gadgets we used over Christmas including a smart payment ring. I talk about my smart home control panel, Logitech Harmony API being pulled, Coral buying Parallels, Windows Mixed Reality and we talk about the new interactive Black Mirror episode….

The Digital Lifestyle Show #682 – But what was the year?

Welcome to our Christmas 2018 podcast! This week Richard, Garry and I talk about our tech highlights of 2018 and what disappointed up. Richard tries to explain how Microsoft releases monthly patches, I talk about how Microsoft have taken over my Android phone and Garry has a very tough Christmas…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #681 – Shadow

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Garry and I catch up on the latest smart home news, Window 10 news and what switching to Chromium will mean for Microsoft Edge and Windows. We also talk Windows Lite, Amazon Alexa updates, HoloLens 2, ARM for Windows and Shadow the virtual gaming…

Which is the best smart home security system? Blink, Hive or Arlo?

Home security has gone from being complicated and expensive to simple and cost effective. We now have cameras that are wire free, run for months off batteries and you can access them from anywhere in the world. It’s now really simple to keep an eye on your home whether you…

Using Amazon Alexa and Alexa routines to control all your Christmas lights

It is that time of year when you go into the loft and get your Christmas lights out. Once you have finished untangled them why not turn them in to smart lights and control them from Amazon Alexa. I can say “Alexa, turn on Christmas tree lights” and my tree…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #679 – Ti-99

This week Garry, Richard and I talk Raspberry Pi for the smart home and retro computing. Richard gets his TI-99 out, Garry talks Jaguar iPace, I talk smart home and we all talk Windows 10. Links for this week’s show: Microsoft releases cumulative update KB4469342 for Windows Insiders (17763.167) Setting…

Setting up and testing a TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug

The TP-Link HS100 is a smart plug you can control from your phone, tablet, Amazon Alexa or Google Home and is very simple to setup. In this review (and video) I unbox the smart plug, connect it up to my phone and set it up with Amazon Alexa. Setup The…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #678 – A Cupboard full of Hubs

This week the full gang is here so Garry, Jason, Richard and I talk Windows 10 new light mode, more trouble for the October 2018 update, smart home news, Skype on Alexa and lots more! Links from this week’s show: Skype calling now available on Amazon Alexa Now the October…

Xbox skill now available for Amazon Alexa now available in the UK

The Xbox skill for Amazon Alex is now available in the UK. The skill (which is currently in beta) enables you to turn on and off your Xbox One, launch a game and control media playback. As well as controlling the Xbox via commands like “Alexa, tell Xbox to record…

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