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Google Wifi Review: Meet mesh networking’s new star

PROS Easy to setup and manage Family-friendly features Solid mesh network performance Affordable for a mesh system CONS Performance doesn’t equal high-end routers at closer

Vtech Kidizoom Duo Review

Pros Robust Lots of fun photo modes Games built in Motion control Easy to use Cons Low image resolution Low resolution video The Vtech Kidizoom

25 Worst Gadget Flops of All Time

There are gadgets that change everything (the iPhone, Amazon Echo, Bose’s noise-canceling headphones), and then there are devices that are so spectacularly bad that they

Sorry Z06, the 2017 Grand Sport is the Best Corvette You Can Buy

The Corvette is a strangely complex thing. On the one hand, it’s “AMERICA’S SPORTS CAR,” the unimpeachable icon that will never be unseated, whether you like

Samsung SmartThings review

PROS Simple-to-use app Incredibly flexible Powerful developer community CONS No easy way to disable alarm without the app or Presence Sensor Third-party integrations can be

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Review

Introduction The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is the new flagship professional model in Olympus’s OM-D well-established series of compact system cameras. The E-M1 Mark

Dell Latitude 13 3000 2-in-1 (3379) Review

Pros USB Type-C; Affordable; Loud speakers Cons Uncomfortable keyboard and trackpad; Not MIL-STD-810G tested for durability Verdict The Dell Latitude 13 3000 2-in-1 has support

WINK HUB 2 REVIEW

HIGHS Compatible with lots of devices Future-proofed with Thread Lots of memory Easy to set up LOWS No battery backup Pairing can be a pain

Jaguar I-PACE Concept previews Model X rivaling EV for 2018

Concept cars are usually flights of design fancy, but nobody at Jaguar got the memo about being wildly impractical when designing the new I-PACE Concept

Emerson Sensi review

THE GOOD: Emerson’s $160 Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat costs less than many other smart-home models, its button interface and app are thoughtfully arranged and it works

Lava BrightSounds 2 review

PROS Useful lamp Reasonable sound quality Splash-resistant Can charge a smartphone or tablet CONS Low maximum volume Not very portable KEY FEATURES Bluetooth Up to

Honeywell Lyric T6 review

PROS Geofencing works brilliantly Easy to use app HomeKit support provides voice control with Siri CONS Scheduling is inflexible Restrictive manual control when geofencing is

Living with Google Home review

The Google Assistant has been bundled into the browser, added into Android, and squeezed into Android Wear: now, it’s getting a sleek object d’art for

Roku Ultra and Roku Premiere+ reviews : The priciest Roku still isn’t the best Roku

Improvements to Roku’s high-end set-top boxes don’t add up to a better value—unless you need 4K HDR video. Even before the Roku Ultra arrived, spending

BTS Pro review : Bluetooth headphones let you tweak the sound with an app

Sporty Bluetooth 4.2 headphones from 66 Audio let you customize the sound and the button output with an app for iPhone and Apple Watch. The

Hive Active Heating 2 review

OUR VERDICT Hive Active Heating is simple, stylish and smart. It’s easy to use and offers a great way to make your home smarter. And

2016 Porsche Boxster S v Jaguar F-Type V6 S comparison

It has almost become a landmark moment in our evolution as humans. A neat title to slot in after all that complex baby, child, teenager,

Lithe Audio Bluetooth Ceiling Speaker review

PROS Powerful with good sound quality Easy to install Bluetooth connectivity CONS Size of speaker (230mm by 95mm) may restrict where you can fit it

Neat IOTA Alpha Speaker Review – What exactly is the IOTA Alpha?

Pros Energetic, punchy and detailed sound Incredibly compact Very well built Cons Look rather odd Cost the same as more conventional rivals Not the most

2017 VOLVO S90 T6 REVIEW

HIGHS Incredibly stylish Comfortable, luxurious interior Useful, competent Pilot Assist Can now detect roadblocking moose LOWS Not as sporty as German alternatives Manhattanites looking for

SpotCam HD Eva review : The security features are good, but the app isn’t

If you can overlook a few shortcomings in execution, Spotcam HD Eva offers solid security for the price. SpotCam is a relatively recent entrant in

Oculus Touch Hands-on Review : Rift’s controllers give VR a whole new dimension

The Oculus Rift headset has been a solid piece of VR tech but also a slight disappointment, since the bundled Xbox One controller has felt

Riva Turbo X review

PROS Great sound quality Long-lasting battery Loud max volume CONS The smaller Riva S sounds almost as good A chunky beast KEY FEATURES 3x 60mm

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

It didn’t take long for a tech company to copy Amazon Echo. Amazon’s voice-activated speaker is a critical success, and so it wasn’t too surprising

Google Pixel XL Hands-on Review

KEY FEATURES 5.5-inch quad-HD display Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM Android 7.1 Google Assistant 32 or 128GB storage USB-C and fast charging 3,450mAh battery Daydream VR-ready

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen) Review: Alexa goes everywhere

PROS Most affordable way to get Alexa functionality Fast, accurate voice recognition Aggressive roll-out of new skills CONS No digital audio output Audio cable not

Mevo by Livestream camera review

PROS Real-time editing of streamed or recorded videos Intelligent automatic editing algorithm Decent video and audio recording Simple, lightweight design CONS Auto-editing can be a

A professional perspective : mirrorless cameras vs DSLRs

Why have some professional photographers eagerly embraced mirrorless, while others still hold out? Geoff Harris canvases opinions, for and against Interest in mirrorless cameras has

Panasonic Lumix G80 preview: Affordable foray into 4K

Panasonic is laying out its stall in the compact system camera market – and its shelves are well and now truly stacked. The new Lumix

And finally : Microsoft Band to be dumped and more

The week in wearable tech has been dominated by the Apple Watch Series 2 going on sale, news that China loves wearablesand the Amazon Echo