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Google Home and Chromecast vs. Amazon Echo and Fire TV: Which is the best hands-free TV experience?

Watching TV no longer requires a remote–at least in certain circumstances. Let’s be honest: Reaching for the remote while watching TV isn’t a major inconvenience.

Yamaha YAS-706 MusicCast soundbar review: A perfect addition to any MusicCast setup

You’ll love this soundbar if you use the MusicCast app and have other MusicCast speakers. It’s slightly less compelling when judged soley as a soundbar.

And finally: Samsung Gear Sport pops up at FCC and more

Looks like we know what Samsung will be releasing on August 23 Welcome to And Finally, our weekly round-up of rumours and rumblings from around

How to use your fitness tracker to actually get fit : Turn your tech trinket into habit changer

Fitness trackers are like gym memberships. When they’re all shiny and new, it’s easy to think they’re going to change our lives and help us wave

iHome iAVS1 Bedside Speaker Review: Don’t Make Time for This Echo Clock

THE GOOD Works with first- and second-generation Echo Dots Includes a USB port for charging a phone THE BAD Battery backup is not for Echo

Amazon Echo Show vs Amazon Echo: The battle of the Alexa-powered flagships

It’s time for show or tell For a long while, Amazon Echo speakers were just that – speakers. All you could do with Alexa is

LG Smart Security Wireless Camera review: DIY security backed by ADT professional monitoring

This all-in-one home monitor increases security with an extra set of eyes. The LG Smart Security camera is a great option for those who want

Netgear Arlo review: Keeping a close eye on home

The inevitable deluge of smart home devices has covered three main categories: lighting, heating and home cameras. Whether you’re looking for a security system, or just a

Element EL4KAMZ17 series (Amazon Fire TV Edition) review

The Good: The Element Fire TV with Alexa delivers better built-in voice controls than any TV available, including search, playback control and smart-home command. It

Nest vs Hive: Which is the best smart thermostat?

NEST VS HIVE – WHICH SMART THERMOSTAT SHOULD YOU BUY? Nest and Hive are the two most high-profile smart thermostats for anyone looking to heat

Amazon Echo: First 7 things you should do to get Alexa started

Your Amazon Echo has just arrived and you might have glanced at the quick-start guide, but beyond the basic setup, do you know what Alexa

MacOS High Sierra Preview: All the best new features tested

Apple’s commitment to running out free annual updates to its desktop operating system is to be commended. It’s kept macOS looking fresh, ensuring that most

Honor 9 Review: Watch out, OnePlus

THE GOOD Great battery life Smooth performer Compact and shiny Smart software THE BAD Fragile back Jittery video Our Honor 9 review takes an in-depth

Amazon Dash Wand review: A home shopping device made for a not-too-distant future

The Amazon Dash Wand won’t solve your pantry problems just yet, but it’s a cool device at a killer price. Pros Compact, refrigerator-friendly design. The

Amazon Echo vs Show vs Dot vs Tap: which is best smart home speaker for you?

Honestly, not everyone needs an Amazon Echo. Sure, it’d be nice. But most of us don’t have $179 (£150, around AU$230) burning a hole in

Best Smart Speakers: Amazon Echo, Google Home and More

Put a Virtual Assistant in Your Home There’s a good chance that your first smart home device will be a smart speaker. For one, it

eero 2nd-gen Review (2017): Mesh network’s star raises its game

PROS Speed increase over 1st-gen eero Option for family filtering and malware protection Easy setup and configuration CONS Still not a cheap router system eero

Amazon Music Unlimited vs Prime Music: What’s the difference?

Amazon Music Unlimited Unlimited vs Prime Music: What’s the difference between Amazon’s two music streaming options? We take a look. Not only are CDs dying,

Amazon Echo Show Review: Alexa’s screen shows promise

PROS Alexa is as useful as ever Hardware is solid and soberly handsome Touchscreen-enabled apps show some promise CONS Short list of touchscreen-enabled 3rd-party Skills

Tivoli Audio Model One Digital review: Big sound from a small footprint

It’s a little short on extra features, but it sounds beautiful whether it’s streaming music from services like Spotify and Tidal or from your own

Best Bluetooth Speakers 2017

There’s a Bluetooth speaker for just about every person, from those who want only the best sound, to outdoor adventurers and bass heads. After testing

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What’s the difference?

Back in November 2015 Amazon released Amazon Echo, its all-in-one speaker and assistant with Amazon Alexa voice control. And it’s not taken long for other

Apple HomePod hands on

According to Apple, the iPod reinvented portable music and the Apple HomePod aims to do the same with our music at home. You can choose

Amazon Echo vs Apple HomePod vs Google Home: the battle of the smart speakers

Apple has unveiled the new Apple HomePod, its play into the smart speaker space that’s coming later this year for $349 (about £270 or AU$460).

Apple HomePod vs Amazon Echo: How do they compare?

APPLE HOMEPOD VS AMAZON ECHO Apple has just launched the HomePod, which means it’s finally joined the AI battle for your home. It’s a bit

The Cortana smart home: Your need to know on Microsoft’s AI assistant

You could be chatting to Microsoft’s AI assistant in your home by the end of the year You can already talk to Cortana, Microsoft’s digital,

Google I/O 2017: Latest news, keynote highlights and analysis

GOOGLE I/O 2017 KEYNOTE: HIGHLIGHTS, LATEST NEWS AND ANALYSIS The annual Google I/O 2017 developer conference is underway, and the keynote has already been and

HTC U11: Everything you need to know

While you were probably sleeping, HTC took the covers off the new HTC U11. The company’s latest flagship Android smartphone borrows the style of the

Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show: What’s the difference?

The original Amazon Echo lineup of tiered-speaker heights reminded us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta), but now, it’s added a two more

Amazon Echo vs Google Home – which is better?

Two internet giants are competing to be at the heart of everything you do – from playing music, online shopping and searching the web to