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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

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Look at the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s the Galaxy S8+. For some the immediate reaction is that Samsung hasn’t evolved this phone since the last

SōLIS SO-7000 review: Powerful sounding speaker with Chromecast

If you’re OK with not having portability or voice control, then the SōLIS SO-7000 is an amazing speaker and well worth the cash. NAILED IT Lovely

SōLIS SO-3000 review: An outstanding sounding Chromecast enabled speaker

The sound on this alone is worth the $199.99USD price but there are a few features missing that some users may want. NAILED IT One

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

Sony TVs 2018: what you need to know before you buy Bravia

Sony TVs 2018: every Sony Bravia TV model and series number explained. There’s a whole new batch of TVs, including plenty of 4K HDR sets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Google 2017 in review: Hits, misses, and WTF moments

Steps, stumbles, and seriously?! After jumping head first into the hardware game last year with the Pixel phones and Home smart speaker, Google seriously picked up the

A safe Galaxy S9 gives LG a huge opportunity in 2018

As the Galaxy S9 approaches, you’d be forgiven for thinking smartphones in 2018 will be a battle between Samsung and Apple. Don’t count LG out

B&O Beoplay M3 review

OUR VERDICT A great sounding mono speaker with support for every major streaming protocol, but it’s a shame there’s no stereo pair option. FOR Spotify

JBL Link 20 Google Assistant smart speaker review

OUR VERDICT It may not be the pinnacle of sound dynamics and coherence, but this full-sounding smart home speaker is more flexible than most. FOR

Google Pixel Buds v Apple AirPods: The brawl of the smart earbuds

Which pair of smart headphones is for you? Thus far, true hearables have been the playground of smaller companies like Bragi and NuHeara. In the

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