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Nest Thermostat Competitor Adds Smart Plug, Window Sensor

Annoying advert brandishing smart home provider Hive has finally announced the first fruits of its Honeycomb development platform. Hive has had huge success with its smart thermostat product that has managed to keep toe-to-toe with Google's Nest, in no small part owing to an affiliation with British Gas, and has now announced a number of new products, heralding the promise of its open app building platform trailed last year. First off the block are a door and window sensor and a smart plug. It's hardly revolutionary stuff, but Hive's policy has always been to 'drip feed' the market to avoid overloading the less tech-savvy.

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