Apple HomePod

Apple HomePod 2: What we want to see in Apple’s second-gen smart speaker

Apple’s HomePod sounds fantastic but the common criticism – including in our own HomePod review – was that the implementation of Siri leaves a little

Amazon ordered to hand over Echo recordings in double murder

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo, Google Home speakers, and Apple HomePod are becoming more and more common in houses. But more than just homes

Amazon Echo Sub hand-on review: Getting serious about sound

This is Amazon Echo Sub, a sign that Amazon is starting to get serious about the sound quality of its Echo devices. At a time

Denon HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar review: Alexa, play ‘Jurassic Park’

Amazon Alexa, AirPlay2, and Heos make Denon’s HomeCinema HS2 a feature-rich package. Denon’s HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar and wireless subwoofer is a solid, feature-rich audio

Samsung Unpacked 2018 wrap-up: Everything you need to know

Samsung’s big Note 9 announcement took place today, and the 6.4-inch smartphone brought along some surprises too. We knew the latest Galaxy Note would take

Apple HomePod stereo pairing: Hands-on

If one HomePod sounds great, how about two of Apple’s speakers set up as a stereo pair? With the arrival of AirPlay 2 this week,

LG WK7 ThinQ speaker hand-on review: LG’s speaker has the smarts

With smart speakers taking many of the tech headlines in 2017, it’s no surprise to find that LG wants a slice of this pie in 2018. Say hello to

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo showdown

With the launch of the Apple HomePod, and pending the launch of a Bixby speaker, if there will ever be one, the major pieces on

Apple HomePod: Here’s how easy getting started is

If Apple gets anything pitch-perfect with HomePod, its new smart speaker, it’s the setup process. We’ve got our hands on the Apple Music streaming speaker

Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that’s just not smart enough

The Apple HomePod is a £319/$424 speaker with Siri built-in. It plans to take on not only the much-cheaper Amazon Echo and Google Home but systems like Sonos too. Apple wants to deliver not only

5 ways HomePod will beat Amazon Echo and Google Home (and 5 ways it won’t)

The battle lines are drawn. Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is finally almost here. After a month-long delay that caused it to miss the all-important holiday-shopping season, Apple

Best Smart Speakers of 2018: the Pros and the Cons

At CES 2018, the usual circus of new products, experimental devices, and moonshot projects seem to have a common undertone: AI assistants. At almost every

Sony LF-S50G Smart Speaker with Google Assistant review

OUR VERDICT In isolation, the Sony LF-S50G is a very good smart speaker. It’s great at picking up voice commands, sounds good and features a

Alexa vs. Siri vs. Google Assistant: Which Smart Assistant Wins?

As if managing our interpersonal relationships weren’t already challenging enough in this digital day and age, now we have to worry about talking to artificial

Smart speakers – everything you need to know

2017 will be seen as the year of the smart speaker. But what is a smart speaker? And what does it do? We give you

Hands on: Sony Smart Speaker LF-S50G review

The Sony LF-S50G is one of the least sexy names around, but the product it’s attached to is rather good looking. This is Sony’s first

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

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).