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Sony Z9F soundbar hands-on review: Raising the bar for virtual surround sound

Dolby Atmos is the ultimate in surround sound right now – but unless you’ve got some serious space for all the speakers, you’re only able to

Google Assistant could own 2018 with speakers, displays, headphones and auto integration

The Amazon Alexa platform might have been the undisputed star of CES 2017, but this year the Google Assistant is taking its own shot at

Google Home Max review: The best (and most expensive) smart speaker

The chances are almost 100% that everyone reading this has some way to access the Google Assistant. You might even have more than one Assistant

Android in 2017: the highs and the lows

Another 365 (and one-fourth) days have passed. Naysayers have again been proven wrong. Android is still going strong and the open source operating system is

Samsung The Frame 4K UHD Review

Our Verdict With The Frame, Samsung is targeting a very niche segment of the audience. But to that audience, this may be the only television

Technics Ottava f SC-C70 Review

Pros Contemporary form factor Audio upscaling of 16-bit sources Wide, musical soundstage Cons Unconvincing bass response Ineffectual Space Tune EQ CD playback can sound a

Sony XBR-X900E Review

The Good: The Sony XBR-X900E evinces excellent image quality, with deep black levels, accurate color, solid video processing and best-in-class high dynamic range performance. Its modern,

Marshall Woburn multi-room speaker review

OUR VERDICT Incredibly loud, and with an unmistakably iconic design, this skilled centrepiece wireless speaker balances Bluetooth, AirPlay, ChromeCast, Spotify Connect and multi-room. FOR Big

Marshall Acton multi-room speaker review

OUR VERDICT ChromeCast, AirPlay and Google Home are baked-in to this vintage-styled and thoroughly solid-sounding wireless, Bluetooth and multi-room-capable speaker, but its frequent drop-outs disappoint.

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

B&O BeoVision Eclipse Review

Pros Spectacular design and build quality Class-leading built-in sound quality Stunning OLED picture quality Cons It’s expensive It can be complicated to use in some

Vizio SmartCast P-Series 4K UHD Display review: Great color and HDR overcome a few minor issues

This 65-inch display shows just how much color you’re missing with the average mid-range LED TV The color and HDR delivered by Vizio’s SmartCast P65-E1

Vizio M-Series (2017) review

The Good: The affordable Vizio M-Series has better overall picture quality than anything else at its price, and in some ways outperforms even more expensive TVs.

Naim Uniti Nova review

While we’re concerned, first and foremost, with getting absolutely the best sound quality at any given price, we’re not so dogmatic that we don’t want

Ruark Audio R7 Mk3 Review

Pros  High-fidelity sound from a single box  A beautiful piece of furniture  Tons of sources and connections  Optional TV mount turns it into a great

Aaxa M5 Mini Projector review

OUR VERDICT While the M5 manages to deliver the headline brightness figure that Aaxa claims, this projector does so by almost ignoring basic requirements for

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

Vizio SmartCast M-Series M65-E0 Review: Big-Screen Stunner for a Good Price

THE GOOD Moderate price Excellent color and picture quality HDR support THE BAD No TV tuner for broadcast content Few local apps and smart features

Amazon Fire TV Review

Pros  Snappy operation  Stable connection  4K and HDR  Slim and sleek design  Simple UI Cons  Amazon content takes priority  No Now TV  Must use bundled

Pioneer N-70AE review

If today’s typical music streamer were an animal, it could well be the tardigrade. Nicknamed the water bear, and labelled “the world’s most indestructible creature”, the tardigrade

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

Chord Poly review

Verdict Despite imperfect usability, the Chord Poly is an excellent streaming accessory for its Mojo DAC For Wonderfully articulate and rhythmic Sets benchmark for sound

Marshall Stanmore Multi-Room WiFi Speaker Review

Pros Ultra-flexible streaming Smart Marshall looks Goes loud with confidence Cons Not as dynamic sounding as the best Key Features Review Price: £399/$530 Multiroom Bluetooth

Multi-room audio: everything you need to know

It’s easier than ever to fill your home with music, thanks to simple, affordable wireless speakers that can combine to make feature-packed, voice-controlled multi-room music

Amazon Echo Dot v Google Home Mini: The affordable smart speaker brouhaha

Which impulse-buy speaker is for you? For the longest time, the only affordable way to get into the smart home game was to lean onto

Roku Streaming Stick and Stick+ review: A new remote makes a big difference

Roku’s stellar mid-range streamers get even better. In a perfect world, cutting the cable cord and setting up a new streaming player would allow you

Roku Streaming Stick Plus Review: The Ultimate 4K Streaming Stick

THE GOOD Inexpensive Full 4K HDR capabilities Huge app selection Customizable interface THE BAD Remote lacks an audio jack Search could be deeper VERDICT The

Google Home Max vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home: What’s the difference?

After releasing a lone Home smart speaker in 2016, Google added two new products to the mix in 2017 in the form of the Home

Google Home Mini Review: The First Great Echo Dot Rival

THE GOOD Attractive design Inexpensive Great audio quality for size Can control Android TVs and Chromecast THE BAD Hard to see status lights from across

Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max : Which Should You Buy?

With the launch of the Mini and the Max, there are now three Google Home devices from which to choose. From controlling dozens of smart