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PLUME ADAPTIVE WI-FI REVIEW

HIGHS Dead-simple to use basic networking Intelligent monitoring takes away all configuration headaches Overcomes distance-based signal degradation Attractive and unobtrusive Pods don’t stand out LOWS

DirecTV Now Review : Cord-Cutting Catastrophe

THE GOOD Wide channel selection Reasonable prices THE BAD Buggy and busted Not enough platforms available Inconsistent video quality Competitors do everything better VERDICT DirecTV

DirecTV NOW vs Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue: Streaming Showdown

The brave new world of live television is upon us, and it comes in three forms: PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and DirecTV NOW. Having multiple

Amazon Prime Instant Video review

Verdict A more advanced, easier-to-use version of its former self, Amazon Instant Video is one of the most complete and competitive streaming services out there

Amazon Fire TV review

PROS Puts video, apps and game content at the fore Slim and sleek design Simple UI Faster CPU and enhanced graphics CONS Software buggy and

GOOGLE CHROMECAST ULTRA REVIEW

HIGHS Simple and affordable 4K streaming Widest HDR support available Intuitive interface and setup Supports YouTube HDR Dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet for strong connection LOWS

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

LG BP556 Blu-ray player review

OUR VERDICT This compact and affordable Blu-ray player not only spins discs, it also supports multiroom audio and has OTT streaming on tap. FOR Great

SAMSUNG UN55KU7000 4K ULTRA HD TV REVIEW

HIGHS Brilliantly intuitive smart interface Rich and accurate color Sexy design Excellent 4K rendering Ergonomic, stylish remote LOWS Average black levels impact contrast Flattened shadow

Battle of the entry-level 4K Streamers: Chromecast Ultra vs. Mi Box vs. Roku Premiere

Slowly but surely, 4K Ultra HD resolution is shifting from the bleeding edge of TV technology to the mainstream. Store shelves are pulling their HD TVs in

InFocus ScreenPlay SP1080 3D DLP Projector Review

PRICE $549 AT A GLANCE Plus Good value Decent overall performance Capable of high brightness Minus Brightness limits color accuracy So-so contrast THE VERDICT While

Roku Express Review — No Chromecast Killer

THE GOOD Large channel selection Inexpensive THE BAD Laggy interface Performance problems Inefficient physical design Every other Roku is better VERDICT The inexpensive Roku Express

PlayStation Vue vs. Sling TV : Face-Off

Suppose you’re ready to get rid of a restrictive, expensive cable package, but not quite ready to give up a variety of live channels at

August 2016 Top Picks at a Glance

The end of summer beckons and so do the 10 products we singled out for Top Pick status in August. From an unexpected speaker from

Honor 8 vs Huawei P9 : Which handset is best?

Honor 8 vs Huawei P9: Which handset will come out on top in our smartphone face-off? Huawei introduced a great handset with the P9 this

Best Windows Apps

The Windows Store first launched in 2012 with the introduction of Windows 8. Since then, the number of apps for the operating system has grown

Onda P280 G2 All In One PC Review

The reason why many PC users switch to laptops is related with the fact there are too many cables connecting a peripheral to the PC.

Apple Music vs Spotify: What’s the difference?

It’s been a year since Apple Music launched with a massive marketing campaign and several celebrities lined up, including Taylor Swift, touting how amazing it

ZTE ZMAX PRO REVIEW

HIGHS Thoughtful design Consistent performance Little-to-no bloatware Unbelievably low price LOWS Underwhelming cameras No NFC When Chinese tech giant ZTE started selling phones in the

PlayStation Vue review

Live cable on the cheap … as long as your router can handle it. OUR VERDICT While PlayStation Vue improves upon the less-expensive experience of

11 Reasons to Buy an NVIDIA Shield

When it comes to entertainment boxes, you generally have two options. On one hand, you could go with a relatively inexpensive media streaming box like

Amazon Echo review

Amazon Echo is stunning, sleek and slowly becoming more sentient OUR VERDICT As purely a Bluetooth speaker, the Echo leaves a lot to be desired.

14 Great Chromecast Apps You Should Download

Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Android TV. You’ve probably purchased — or at least thought about purchasing — one of the many

Popcorn Hour A-500 Media Player Review

Pros Great build quality Nice, back-lit remote Extremely comprehensive file type support Built-in HDD bay Cons Only HDMI 1.4 output Quite a lot of fan

Siri vs. Alexa : Why Amazon Won Our 300-Question Showdown

I’m an Android girl who loves her iPad mini and her Amazon Echo. I also plan to be the first to bow before Skynet, once

Panasonic TX-65DX750 Review

Verdict This entry-level Panasonic is packed with high-end features, giving you a lot of television for your money For Good contrast Rich and convincing colours

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100/$150? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast 2 and more

Video streaming has been one of the fastest growing areas of entertainment technology over the last few years, but it has never been as accessible

ViewSonic LightStream Pro7827HD review

PROS Good picture quality across multiple sources Excellent value Wireless HDMI features in hidden bay CONS A little clipping in peak whites Not the sharpest

Amazon Tap Review : Too Much Work

THE GOOD Smart and helpful Alexa smart assistant baked in Easy setup Works over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Wireless charging THE BAD Not hands-free like Echo

Roku 3 review

PROS Great interface Huge range of apps Fast and responsive Small, neat design Handy remote USB/microSD/casting support CONS No 4K support A little pricey KEY