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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

Best Bluetooth Speakers 2018: The 15 you should consider

Offering a quick and easy way to stream music from your phone or tablet, Bluetooth speakers are an essential purchase for any music fan who’s

nCube Home Review

Pros  Unifies control of multiple devices into one app  Smart automation via ‘Cubes’ routines Cons  Manufacturer-provided apps are generally better  Slightly buggy interface at times

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

Lexus RC 300h review: The coupé conundrum

There’s something to be said for rarity. When sighting an unusual car it turns heads because it bucks the familiar trend. Which is exactly what

Can anyone beat Amazon in the smart speaker game?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you You don’t

10 Awesome Amazon Echo Accessories You Need

Discover how to pimp your Amazon Echo with everything from Nebular Skinz to Automated Toast Making… So you’ve just got to grips with your new

Which Amazon Echo smart speaker should I buy?

Amazon is spoiling us for choice with its wide range of Echo smart speakers – we explain which Echo is best for you Amazon’s family

August Doorbell Cam Pro 2 review: This is a good-looking video doorbell

August’s latest smart doorbell is impressive, but it’s not perfect. The August Doorbell Cam Pro 2 provides a sharp, clear picture of what’s happening on

Ring Floodlight Cam review: An excellent choice—if you’re living in Ring’s ecosystem

If you’re already using one of Ring’s doorbell cameras or spotlight cams, this porchlight replacement will be a great addition. The Ring Floodlight Cam is

66 Audio Pro Voice wireless headphones review: Alexa moves out of the smart home

Wearing these on-ear cans is like strapping a pair of Echos to your head. 66 Audio’s Pro Voice headphones deliver a fantastic audio performance for

Checkup time: What Apple, Samsung and the rest are doing with digital health

What are the big companies up to in digital health? One of the big trends right now in technology, and wearables like fitness trackers in particular, is

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

iMac Pro review: Mac Pro power in the shape of an iMac

The fastest Mac available is for users who demand multi-core performance. Pros Fastest Mac you can buy Quiet cooling system Plenty of high-speed connection ports

Amazon Echo Spot vs Echo Show: Which is the best Alexa smart display?

The Amazon Echo Spot is finally on sale in the UK. A cross between the Echo Show and Echo Dot, the Spot is intended as an Alexa-powered

LG W8 OLED TV hand-on review: Signature set brings processor, voice-control and HDR enhancements

The world’s largest technology show, CES, has long been known as the place to unveil brand new tellies. Which is exactly what LG did at

2019 Ford Ranger revealed for North America

Made in Michigan, sporting an EcoBoost petrol engine, 10-speed auto Ford has revealed the North American Ranger, which will begin production in Michigan late this year to

Jabra Elite 65t hands-on review

Key Features Review Price: £149.99/$204 Four-microphone array Truly wireless design Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri support 5-hour battery life and 10 hours from the

Maximus Camera Floodlight review: Brand X is trying harder

It’s been around for years, but now it’s doing more to earn your attention. Pros High-quality security camera Floodlights illuminate a large area Two-way communication,

Echo Show vs Lenovo Smart Display vs JBL Link View: New year, new smart display devices

While Amazon’s Alexa is liberally stamping itself all over the world of technology, the fight isn’t yet over, with Google staging what might look like the defence of

Lenovo Smart Display hand-on review: Google Assistant takes on the Amazon Echo Show

It was only a matter of time before Google answered Amazon’s call in the screen-based smart home market. The Lenovo Smart Display is exactly that: the first Google

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

Samsung SmartThings Link for Nvidia Shield TV review: A cheap smart home hub with one inherent shortcoming

The SmartThings dongle for the The Nvidia Shield TV is less expensive than a full-sized smart home hub, but it’s capabilities aren’t quite equal. Pros

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

5 ways to get the best out of Amazon Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa turned out to be the holiday guest in millions of homes this year, and that means plenty of people getting to grips with everything their

5 must-have accessories for your new Amazon Echo

So you found an Amazon Echo under the tree, and now you’re wondering what to do next. Amazon’s best-selling smart speaker line-up was its star

Echo Spot vs Echo Show: Amazon’s Alexa screen showdown

It’s not unfair to say that Amazon’s Echo line-up is getting pretty crowded. The arrival of the Echo Spot brings a second display to the

Amazon Echo Spot Review: Alexa’s cutest container

PROS Most attractive Echo device so-far Alexa is as capable as ever Speaker is loud and mic-array works well Cheaper than Echo Show 3.5mm and