Google is spending $3.2bn on buying smart appliance pioneers Nest. As the Big G bets big on putting apps in your appliances, we ask if connected cookers, digital dishwashers and binary beds are the future of the home.
Are we on the cusp of a world where our phones will combine with the Internet of Things to create a fully networked harmony between the real and online worlds, or are we about to plunge into a nightmare world of computers locking all the doors, turning the gas on and trying to cop off with Julie Christie?
And we catch up with the week's technology news, including the arrival of the Motorola Moto X on these shores, a KitKat update for the Moto G, and a 4K TV for just £550. Plus we try not to drop our phones as we learn the average mobile is broken or lost in 15 months.
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