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The Cortana smart home: Your need to know on Microsoft’s AI assistant

You could be chatting to Microsoft’s AI assistant in your home by the end of the year You can already talk to Cortana, Microsoft’s digital,

Google I/O 2017: Latest news, keynote highlights and analysis

GOOGLE I/O 2017 KEYNOTE: HIGHLIGHTS, LATEST NEWS AND ANALYSIS The annual Google I/O 2017 developer conference is underway, and the keynote has already been and

Amazon Echo vs Google Home – which is better?

Two internet giants are competing to be at the heart of everything you do – from playing music, online shopping and searching the web to

Sony STR-DN1080 review

The Good: The Sony STR-DN1080 offers all of the features you could want in a modern receiver — multiroom music, Chromecast streaming, Dolby Atmos and

Yamaha WXAD-10 (MusicCast Add) review

OUR VERDICT Yamaha’s WX-AD10 multiroom adaptor warrants a hi-fi high five – it’s a gorgeous Hi-Res Audio streaming upgrade for legacy amps and music systems.

And finally : Alphabet’s Verily shows off health-focused Study Watch

It’s been a strange week. Huawei’s CEO revealed that he’s not a big fan of smartwatches despite just launching the Huawei Watch 2. Then we

5 reasons why Google Home will beat Amazon Echo

Google Home is among the most interesting of the search king’s current hardware offerings, not least because it sets the stage for an epic showdown

Blink Security Camera Review : Very Good for the Price

THE GOOD Interesting, compact design Easy-to-use mobile-app interface Free cloud storage Inexpensive THE BAD Color representation is only so-so Built-in light is weak No night

Galaxy S8 vs. LG G6 : Which Phone Will Win?

The quest for smartphone dominance is on. Easily two of the most anticipated phones of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus,

Sony KD-55XE9305 review

PROS Sensationally bright and colourful HDR pictures Brilliant upscaling of SDR/HD images Good sound quality CONS Backlight blooming around bright HDR objects Input lag could

Android Wear 2.0 review : Google takes another run-up at its smartwatch platform

Android Wear 2.0 is the overhaul Google’s OS needed. Not only does it make Wear more independent from the smartphone, it now gives iOS users

Hands on: Sony Bravia A1E OLED review

OUR EARLY VERDICT Sony has impressed with its new Bravia A1E with interesting sound tech, great form factor and a stunning picture quality. FOR Beautiful

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming

When the original Nvidia Shield TV came out in 2015 it was far and away the most powerful, most capable media streamer out there. Powered

Jam Voice Bluetooth Speaker with Amazon Alexa review : Leave this one on the shelf

The JamVoice’s speaker is better than what you get with an Amazon Echo Dot, but that benefit is negated by the need to push a

The best Amazon Alexa devices : Our pick of an ever-growing range of connected tech using Alexa Voice Service API

If there was a theme of CES 2017 it was Alexa-enabled smart tech. If Alexa hasn’t invaded your home yet, expect her to do so

Google Wifi Review: Meet mesh networking’s new star

PROS Easy to setup and manage Family-friendly features Solid mesh network performance Affordable for a mesh system CONS Performance doesn’t equal high-end routers at closer

Chromecast Audio review

THE GOOD: Google’s budget audio dongle pipes music to any stereo from the most popular streaming apps on your phone. It’s simple and works well,

Polk MagniFi Mini review

THE GOOD: The affordable Polk MagniFi Mini is capable of a much bigger sound than its minuscule size suggests. The package is compact and will

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

Living with Google Home review

The Google Assistant has been bundled into the browser, added into Android, and squeezed into Android Wear: now, it’s getting a sleek object d’art for

Denon AVR-S920W review

THE GOOD: The Denon AVR-920W offers excellent surround sound performance for the money, especially for an Atmos-capable model. Music playback is accomplished and full-sounding. The

Google Pixel XL Review: Android embodied, for better or worse

PROS Solid, high-quality construction Fast processor and smooth touch response Excellent image stabilization Free photos/video cloud storage Lengthy battery life CONS Uninspiring design Expensive compared

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What’s the difference?

It didn’t take long for a tech company to copy Amazon Echo. Amazon’s voice-activated speaker is a critical success, and so it wasn’t too surprising