Get a Nest thermostat without the big upfront cost

Get a Nest thermostat without the big upfront cost

One of those clever Nest thermostats, complete with professional installation, is £279. That, even for an intelligent gadget that’ll reduce your heating bills, is a big initial outlay.

We reviewed the thermostat back in 2014 and it’s still going strong now, saving cash by turning off the heating when we’re not at home and learning our daily habits. Now an energy company called Energie are offering up a fixed rate energy tariff which includes a Nest Thermostat and professional installation.

The thermostat uses a raft of sensors to check whether you’re in and you can also remotely control your heating from a smartphone or computer anywhere. The system also checks the external weather conditions, so that your home is heated efficiently

Although this is included in the tariff, there’s an exit fee of £80. per fuel and a discount is available to dual fuel customers. Sign up here or get more details.

Get a Nest thermostat without the big upfront cost

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  • Sprint Brings Back Free Year of Service Promo for Switchers

    Sprint will once again, and for a limited time, give a year of free unlimited service to people who switch from other postpaid carriers to Sprint. The deal, detailed on Sprint’s web site, requires switchers to jump through a lot of hoops and meet a wide variety of conditions. In order to quality for the free service, potential switchers need to have compatible, unlocked handsets, and they’ll need to purchase and activate Sprint SIM cards before porting their number to Sprint. Sprint says the SIM cards cost $3 each, with $10 shipping and handling. The actual SIM activation will be free. People who take advantage of the deal will not be able to upgrade to new devices for at least four months, and Sprint warns that some phone features and network experiences will vary depending on the handsets in question. The promotion will provide one year of free talk, text, and data with 10 GB of mobile hotspot per line. People who exceed the 10 GB mobile hotspot allotment will be throttled. Video can be streamed at up to full HD, music can be streamed at up to 1.5Mbps, and games can be streamed at up to 8Mbps. Sprint says it will throttle people during instances of network congestion, particularly those who exceed 23 GB per month. People who earn free service will still be on the hook for taxes and other monthly fees. Sprint will allow a total of five free lines per account. Tablets are not supported, nor are other connected devices. The promotion is available through January 31. The free service will expire January 31, 2019, after which Sprint will charge its normal rates for multi-line unlimited accounts. Auto-pay is required.

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    Samsung Galaxy Note8 Suits Up for the '18 Winter Games

    Samsung has announced the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition of the Galaxy Note8. The phone maker often supports the Olympic Games and this year created a special version of the Note8 in honor of the Games being held in its home country of Korea. The core features of the phone are unchanged compared to the normal variants. The Olympic-themed version features a new white glass rear panel, wallpapers created from imagery of PyeongChang, and apps meant to help participants make the most of PyeongChang. Samsung plans to distribute some 4,000 Galaxy Note8 handsets to athletes and staff members. The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games officials begin February 8.

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    Introducing Delta IEM from Brainwavz

    Brainwavz has launched yet another range of earphones called the Delta IEM Noise Isolating Earphones into the UK market at around £20 from Brainwavz direct. The Delta range includes 25 earphones and headphones. The Wirecutter tech site reviewed Brainwavz and said:

    The Brainwavz have a sense of space that makes music sound like a concert happening in front of you. This is a sign of higher quality drivers.

    The Delta IEM noise isolation earphones also come with a hard case, 3 sets of silicon ear tips (small, medium and large) as well as a set of S-400 Comply foam tips and a shirt clip and Velcro cable tie to ensure maximum comfort and positioning whilst listening to music or taking a phone call. The Delta IEM isolating earphones with microphone & remote hope to increase this fan base further in the UK.

    Introducing Delta IEM from Brainwavz

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    • Drivers: Dynamic, 8 mm
    • Rated Impedance: 16 Ω
    • Frequency Range: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
    • Sensitivity: 100 dB at 1 mW   
    • Rated Input Power: 20 mW
    • Cable: 1.3 m Y-Cord, Copper
    • Plug: 3.5 mm, Gold Plated

     

    MULTI-FUNCTION 3 BUTTON MICROPHONE & REMOTE:

    • Supports Apple iOS & Android Products
    • Phone Call Control
    • Audio Player Control
    • Volume Control
    • Supports TRRS Connector

     

    INCLUDED ACCESSORIES:

    • Earphone Hard case
    • 3 sets of Silicone Ear Tips (S M L)
    • 1 set of Comply Foam Tips S-400
    • 1 Shirt Clip
    • Velcro Cable Tie   
    • Instruction Manual
    • Warranty Card (24-month warranty)

    Introducing Delta IEM from Brainwavz
    Introducing Delta IEM from Brainwavz
    Introducing Delta IEM from Brainwavz

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  • A smart folding mobility scooter with style. Relync

    A smart folding mobility scooter with style. Relync

    I like this one. It’s called Relync and, unlike a lot of mobility scooters you’ll see, it’ll fold effortlessly and neatly in just 3 seconds. This, the Relync R1, can also be easily carried on a train or plane after switching to a “trolley mode” so that you merely pull it along like a suitcase.

    A smart folding mobility scooter with style. Relync

    It weighs 23kg without the batteries (24kg with) and measures 22 inches, which is nearly 56cm. That’s the same size as most suitcases. It’s already won the 2018 CES Innovation Award and the manufacturers are looking to transform the lives of mobility users around the world. It’s portable, stylish and smart thanks to a built-in LED navigation system and a smartphone link. Using the GPS and connectivity from your smartphone, the Relync R1 can help you navigate, so there’s less distractions and you can concentrate on the road.

    A smart folding mobility scooter with style. Relync

    An automatic speed adaptation via a gyro sensor automatically reduces speed if safe limits are exceeded on bends or hills too – which means less accidents. A “Synchronous Braking System” can stop all three wheels at once, distributing force to the front and rear breaking discs. There’s also a dual real suspension system to help with comfort and steering.

    Once you arrive at your destination, you can use your smartphone to lock and located your Relync. It can also be tracked in real time too – ideal for loved ones to see how you’re doing. In addition, they’ve added an intelligent alarm and tamper function to help prevent theft. If all that wasn’t enough, there’s also a USB port so that you can charge on the go.

    Julien Gueuning, industrial designer at Relync, tells us…

    More than 8.2 million people relying on mobility devices across the UK, Europe and the USA – but most mobility scooters available are too bulky, unpractical, get stuck on turns and rough surfaces and are not at all aesthetically pleasing. This prevents many people will mobility issues – both those who are disabled and those who are less fit and require assistance in order to comfortably get around – from choosing a mobility scooter.

    Although many mobility scooter users are physically fit, the traditional designs can lead to perceptions that the user is weak and helpless. And often they can detract from the users’ sense of style, and therefore their confidence. When we developed RELYNC, bringing together form and function was one of our goals, because we believe that mobility doesn’t simply have to be practical; it can be beautiful and fashionable as well.

    A smart folding mobility scooter with style. Relync

    The specs show that it’s made from aviation-grade aluminium and plastics with pneumatic tyres and up to 8mph maximum speed. It’ll carry someone weighing up to 100kg and the battery should charge fully in 5 hours. After that, with 2 battery units, you can travel a full 18.5 miles on average, which is 30km.

    Get more detail on Relync.com. We don’t have definitive pricing, but in the US it’ll be “around $3,600”, so here in the UK expect around £2700.

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  • £9 every month for 4GB of data

    £9 every month for 4GB of data

    If you want a big deal, get over to our friends at Total Phone Deals. They always have the latest offers, whether you’re looking for a contract deal or a SIM only one.

    Right now we’re looking at SIM only offerings, and for just £9 of your hard-earned cash each month, you can get 2000 minutes, 2000 texts and a whopping 4GB on this Plusnet Mobile deal.

    “Plusnet Mobile?” I hear you say. Well, don’t worry. They use the EE 4G masts and have all the usual stuff that the main 4 networks have. They also have UK customer service and a list of “Roam Like At Home” destinations so that you can use your phone without it costing any extra.

    This particular 4GB deal is only on until January 30th, so you know what to do.

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  • 22 Attorneys General Sue to Block FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

    Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today, along with the attorneys general of 20 other states and the District of Columbia, filed a petition to block the FCC’s attempt to repeal net neutrality. The FCC voted in December to scrap Obama-era rules that prohibit internet service providers from prioritizing some web sites and services over others. The FCC calls these measures draconian and believes abolishing them is the best course forward. Many disagree. “Allowing powerful special interests to act as the internet’s gatekeepers harms consumers, innovation, and small businesses,” said Ferguson in a statement. “We believe the FCC acted unlawfully when it gutted net neutrality, and I look forward to holding the FCC accountable to the rule of law.” Washington Governor Jay Inslee agreed, saying, “Protecting net neutrality is as critical as protecting free speech. The FCC’s attack on the open internet is bad for Washingtonians, bad for business and a major step backward.” Ferguson and the other attorneys general say the FCC’s decision violated the Administrative Procedure Act, which oversees the process for federal agency rulemaking, in addition to Constitution, and the Communications Act of 1934. Technically, the group filed a Protective Petition for Review, which puts them in line for a court date along with others suing the FCC over the reversal. Today’s action coincides with news from the Free Press that 50 Senators want to vote on halting the FCC’s actions and make Congress responsible for net neutrality rules.

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    Cricket Wireless Scores the $30 Alcatel Verso

    Cricket Wireless recently added the Alcatel Verso, a minor upgrade to the Alcatel Ideal Xcite, to its lineup of entry-level Android handsets. This $30 smartphone offers low-end specs to keep the price down. It starts with a 5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) display with scratch-resistant Dragontrail Glass. The phone is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor with 16 GB of storage and support for memory cards up to 128 GB. The main camera boasts a 5-megapixel sensor with flash and HD video capture while the front camera touts a 2-megapixel camera. Other specs include a 2,050mAh battery, LTE with HD voice and mobile hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and WiFi. The Alcatel Verso runs Android 7 Nougat. The phone is available online from Cricket Wireless for $30 for new and existing customers.

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    Review: Xiaomi Mi Sphere 360 Camera

    Cameras that capture 360-degree photos and videos are fun and creative smartphone companions. Xiaomi’s Mi Sphere 360 Camera is an affordable entry in the space that lets you capture your 360-degree experiences, edit them, and easily share them with others. It offers high-resolution, 360-degree images and video, as well as a bevy shooting modes that pave the way to near limitless results. Here is Phone Scoop’s in-depth review.

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    Sprint's Direct Connect Plus PTT Service Is Now Live

    Sprint recently launched its Direct Connect Plus push-to-talk service. Direct Connect Plus powers walkie-talkie style conversations with instant connections between users. The service relies on Kodiak’s LTE network-based technology, rather than Sprint’s discontinued iDEN network. It supports one-to-one and group conversations. Features include presence status, support for tablets, and corporate control over contacts and groups. Sprint’s Direct Connect Plus service is available to most Android and iOS smartphones and tablets via mobile app for $5 per month. Several handsets in Sprint’s line-up, including the Kyocera DuraXTP, DuraForce Pro, and DuraTR, include physical PTT buttons and native support for Direct Connect Plus. The service is aimed at business customers.

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