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End of the satellite dish? Sky to launch its own smart TV

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Sky is to launch its own range of smart TVs, removing the need for customers to use a satellite dish or set-top box, as the pay-TV company shifts its offering to remain competitive in the streaming era. The broadband-...

The smart toilet era is here! Are you ready to share your analprint with big tech?

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For the past 10 years, Sonia Grego has been thinking about toilets – and more specifically what we deposit into them. “We are laser-focused on the analysis of stool,” says the Duke University research professor, with ...

TechScape: How smart are Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses?

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It’s hard to talk about Ray-Ban Stories, because what they represent is significantly more important than what they are. But first, let’s talk about what they are. The branding is … confusing, since Ray-Ban Stories ar...

Facebook announces launch of Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses

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Facebook lives in your pocket, on the web, and, if you’ve bought the company’s Portal video-calling device, even in your kitchen. Now, it wants to find a home on your face. The company has created its first “smart gla...

Klopp appreciates Chelsea’s ‘smart business’ before Anfield appointment

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The change in Chelsea this season may not be limited to the older, wiser, £97.5m focal point of their attack. As Liverpool can testify, there is nothing like a Champions League triumph for the momentum required to lan...

Can ‘smart thinking’ books really give you the edge?

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The world out there can often seem as though it is hurtling to hell in a handcart: people are refusing safe vaccines for a dangerous disease, extreme weather events caused by global heating are on TV nightly, billiona...

Tickbox review – smart one-liners about identity and fitting in

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The first time it happened was when Lubna Kerr joined the Brownies. The future actor and comedian found the girls in her pack to be friendly and welcoming, the more so when they took turns inviting her around for tea....

The Green Sea review – smart casting for flawed but intriguing literary chiller

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Who knows what this says about industry accessibility, but here’s a rare chance to see a genre movie directed by an actual peer of the realm. Randal Plunkett – 21st baron of Dunsany, interviewed in the Guardian this m...

Smart security: how to keep your home safe while you’re away

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With the prospect of trips out and holidays finally on the cards, over the next few weeks many of us will be leaving our houses unattended for the first time in months. So now is the time to think about making your ho...

‘It’s good for the environment and saves me money’: welcome to my smart home

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When Chris Fletcher and his wife, Angela, moved into their home in Hornsea on the Yorkshire coast he only had one concern – and it wasn’t the decor or making the most of the stunning period features. “All I was intere...

Labour’s ‘Buy British’ policy isn’t nostalgia – it’s a smart response to new realities

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Whatever the patriotic gloss and 1960s-sounding slogan, the shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves’s Buy British policy announcement is a genuinely smart response to a newly emerging economic consensus. Pledging that a Labou...

Hitting on the counter is the smart option for England to beat Germany

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Joachim Löw’s side conceded five goals in their three group games, showing Gareth Southgate there are frailties to be exposed in the Germany defence. A change in formation could be key to England’s chances of success,...

I spy: are smart doorbells creating a global surveillance network?

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I have got a new doorbell. It’s brilliant. It should be; it cost £89. It’s a Ring video doorbell; you’ll have seen them around. There are others available, made by other companies, with other four-letter names such as...

Really smart motorways would have a lower speed limit

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The case for reducing the national speed limit from 70mph to 50mph was made by Stephen Plowden and Mayer Hillman in 1996 and reinforced many times, including by the environmental audit committee in 2006. The prime rea...

‘If there’d been a hard shoulder, I’d still have my mum’: are smart motorways safe?

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Claire Mercer doesn’t drive. She has always been anxious about it. “I have tried to learn, but I’m just too nervous,” says Mercer, a 44-year-old construction buyer from Rotherham. For years her husband, Jason, drove h...

Government promises radar on UK smart motorways to detect stopped vehicles

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New smart motorways must have radar technology in place before they open to detect stopped vehicles, the government has announced, in a move some campaigners said did not go far enough to ensure motorists’ safety. The...

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