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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

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