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Samsung’s Galaxy Home will live or die by AI

Samsung’s Bixby speaker didn’t look like anything we expected, with the Galaxy Home a bulbous alien egg promising to take on Apple’s HomePod, Amazon’s Echo,

Samsung Galaxy Home: Bixby speaker official, coming “soon” to challenge HomePod

Samsung has revealed the Galaxy Home speaker – a Bixby-powered answer to the Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod devices. Here’s everything you need to know.

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

Best smart speakers: Which delivers the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

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

Google Pixel 3 rumors: A giant notch, big bezels, and an intriguing dock

The third generation of Google’s Pixel flagship phone is due to land this fall, and we already know a lot about it. The year of

Lenovo Smart Display Review: Show & Tell for the Google Assistant

PROS Lenovo’s design is sleeker than Echo Show 10-inch touchscreen is bright and colorful Google Assistant is increasingly full-functioned Privacy shutter for camera is welcome

5 Ways Lenovo Smart Display is unique

Lenovo Smart Display is a product looking for a market – just like the Amazon Echo Show. It rolls with the Google Assistant voice search

Best video doorbell: Nest vs. Ring vs. August and all the rest

Which video doorbell deserves to be mounted next to your front door? Your front door is the gateway to your home, so it needs to

Amazon Echo Dot vs Google Home Mini : Here’s what to know before choosing a smart speaker.

You’ve just noticed a great price on an Amazon Echo Dot or Google Home Mini smart speaker. Should you buy one? The prices are intended

Polk Assist hand-on review: Google Home with better sound

American audio company Polk Audio recently announced the Assist speaker with Google Assistant built in. The idea behind the Assist is to take all the

We read your wearable tech’s privacy policy so you don’t have to

What you agreed to – GDPR edition Let’s face facts: When you get a new wearable device, whether it be a smartwatch or fitness tracker,

Just don’t buy that smart speaker

Alexa isn’t eavesdropping on your every conversation, secretly sharing them with whoever it likes, but even if it was there’s an easy way to avoid

Sony AF8/ Sony A8F OLED TV Review

Pros  Excellent detail and colour refinement  Lovely design  Acoustic Surface Cons  Android TV is still messy  Poor remote  Not the brightest by 2018 standards Key

Google I/O 2018: Everything announced this week that matters

Google I/O 2018: News, rumours, dates and all you need to know Google is lifting the lid on the latest features that are heading to its

Google I/O 2018: 5 things we’re likely to see (and 5 things we really want)

Homes, Pixels, and Android oh my! Google I/O 2018 kicks off May 8, and we can’t wait to hear what’s cooking for developers and fans.

Google I/O 2018: What to expect from Google this year

Formally, Google I/O is the company annual event to connect with developers as well as partners spanning its entire platform and product range. It is

Google I/O 2018 Preview: Everything you need to know

Google I/O 2018: Keynote news, rumours, dates and all you need to know Google is set to take to the stage at its annual I/O

Google Assistant: 12 awesome features you should be using

Google’s A.I. assistant learned some new tricks while you weren’t looking. Google has had voice search features in Android for years, but when Google Assistant

JBL Link 500 Review

Pros Fun, energetic sound with plenty of detail Balanced sound signature Google Assistant built in Goes loud without distortion Cons No aux-in Low-level dynamics a

Panasonic SC-GA10 Review

Pros  Premium build  Good sound  Input selection Cons  Separate power brick  Could do with greater power and dynamics Key Features Review Price: £230/$327 Aluminium and

Nest Hello review: A premium doorbell for the paranoid homeowner

Last September, Nest introduced several new offerings aimed at beefing up your home security. There was the Nest Secure alarm system, an outdoor version of its Nest

How to connect your Android phone or tablet to your HDTV

No matter how big your Android smartphone or tablet display, there are times when you’ll want to view your photos and videos on something even

Blink XT Review

Pros  Versatile  Totally wireless  Excellent battery life Cons  Buggy app  Fairly ‘dumb’  Wi-Fi range could be better Key Features Review Price: £240/$341 Weatherproof Battery powered

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

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Review

Pros  Excellent video quality  Powerful face-recognition  High-quality cloud service with Nest Aware Cons  May need professional installation  Scheduling doesn’t work with location detection Key Features

Grace Digital Encore+ review: Great sounding Wi-Fi and internet music streaming

The Grace Digital Encore+ offers great sound and integration for your music playback needs. NAILED IT Nice, solid looking cabinet design Fantastic, deep, rich sound

Panasonic GA10 review: Google Home, but better

The beauty about Google allowing its voice-controlled Assistant to be added to third-party speakers and headphones is great for multiple reasons: it widens the market

JBL Link 300 review: A smart value

POSITIVES FLAC and WAV support Far-field voice recognition Google Assistant integration Great value Good sound NEGATIVES No aptX support Must be plugged in BOTTOM LINE

Somfy One review: Sound the alarm, smart home security gets serious

When it comes to protecting your home and your family, there are plenty of smart home security camera options to choose from. So many, that it might

Android Wear to Wear OS: more than just a name change

This is one of those pebbles that could send ripples in all directions. Or have no effect at all. It seems that Google is on