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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

Jibo Review: Alexa gets some cute competition

PROS Engaging movements really add to Jibo’s personality Facial-recognition makes the robot more proactive Far more personable than an Amazon Echo CONS Expensive compared to

Vizio M-Series (2017) review

The Good: The affordable Vizio M-Series has better overall picture quality than anything else at its price, and in some ways outperforms even more expensive TVs.

And finally: Some Apple Watch Series 3 models are facing screen issues

Your round-up of the whispers and lighter stories from the past week Welcome to And finally, the place where we round up all the rumours and

Alexa vs. Siri vs. Google Assistant: Which Smart Assistant Wins?

As if managing our interpersonal relationships weren’t already challenging enough in this digital day and age, now we have to worry about talking to artificial

Mobvoi TicHome Mini review

OUR VERDICT A Google Home Mini alternative that you can bring anywhere, the TicHome Mini justifies its slightly more expensive asking price. FOR Portable All

Google Pixelbook review

The Good: The Google Pixelbook has a sleek convertible design. Its sharp touchscreen is bright and colorful. Performance is fast, lag-free and smooth. The dedicated Google

Amazon Echo Review (2017)

Amazon couldn’t have hoped for a better response when it created the smart speaker market three years ago with the original Amazon Echo. What once seemed

Harman Kardon Invoke Review: Cortana finds her voice

PROS Great sound quality for music 7 microphone array is accurate Cross-platform and cross-device sync is useful Solid set of launch features CONS No multi-user

Smart speakers – everything you need to know

2017 will be seen as the year of the smart speaker. But what is a smart speaker? And what does it do? We give you

Marshall Stanmore Multi-Room WiFi Speaker Review

Pros Ultra-flexible streaming Smart Marshall looks Goes loud with confidence Cons Not as dynamic sounding as the best Key Features Review Price: £399/$530 Multiroom Bluetooth

Multi-room audio: everything you need to know

It’s easier than ever to fill your home with music, thanks to simple, affordable wireless speakers that can combine to make feature-packed, voice-controlled multi-room music

Sonos One vs PLAY:1 – The 411 on the newest Alexa speaker

It’s the season of smart speakers, but the Sonos One has a strong pitch for being your voice-driven media player of choice. As we found in

Google Daydream View (2017) review : Google’s next gen headset offers a better perspective

The Google Daydream View tweaks, fixed and slightly upgrades the original headset. Separately these changes are minor, but put together they make for an overall

Sonos One review

Pros Great sound Small and convenient Proper Alexa integration Supports Google Assistant (in 2018) Cons Alexa not fully compatible with Spotify at launch Key Features

Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming

Google stepped away from the Nexus family in 2016 and launched the Pixel smartphones, adopting the line of the previous Chromebook Pixeland Pixel C and presenting a Google-designed premium product.