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

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

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

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

Hive View review: Attractive design, average features

This security camera’s singular “grab-and-go” design stands out, but its feature set is too basic for serious DIYers. Beyond its innovative design, Hive view offers

Hive View hands-on: Yves Béhar’s beautiful Nest Cam rival

The connected security camera market is crowded right now, but Hive believes its Yves Béhar designed Hive View can carve out a space. Latest product

Netgear Arlo Pro 2 review: This already impressive indoor/outdoor security camera gets better

The second-generation Arlo Pro comes with higher resolution, improved motion detection, and more flexible installation options. The Arlo Pro 2 adds polish to an already

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

Guardzilla 360 review

The Good: The $230 Guardzilla 360 is outfitted with a 360-degree livestreaming camera; it can see everything in a room at the same time. The camera

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

Drayton Wiser Review

Pros Excellent value Simple controls Clean and friendly app Cons No IFTTT support No geofencing support Key Features Review Price: £199/$263 Boiler relay included One-,

Best smart analogue watches 2017

Helping you pick a traditional watch with added smarts What’s the difference between a smartwatch and a hybrid smartwatch? They might sound like the same thing, but

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

The best smart security cameras and systems for your home

Protect your home and family with these connected digital watchers The smart home brings with it more than just voice assistants, smart lights and connected thermostats. Security is a big

Honeywell Lyric W1 Review

Pros Flexible design and positioning Excellent IFTTT channel Easy-to-use app Cons Extension cables are expensive Key Features Review Price: £69/$103.5 Water leak, humidity and temperature

Flic Smart Button Review

Pros Simple setup Easy navigation Good design Flexible functionality Cons Temperamental functionality Key Features Review Price: £30/$45 Three programmable commands Weather-resistant New functionality added monthly

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps: Don’t miss these essential downloads

Supercharge your wrist with this selection of must-have apps With Android Wear 2.0 now well and truly out the gate, downloading the best apps can transform your

Honeywell Lyric C1 review

The Good: The $120 Honeywell Lyric C1 Wi-Fi Security Camera has free cloud storage, local storage via an included 8GB card, motion zones and geofencing

SimpliSafe SimpliCam review

The Good: SimpliSafe’s $100 SimpliCam is an affordable DIY indoor security camera that you can add to an existing SimpliSafe system — or use as

Netgear Arlo Go Review: Roaming Free with 4G

THE GOOD Cellular connection works without Wi-Fi Terrific video quality Intelligent, easy-to-use software Flexible scheduling and modes Geofencing turns camera on/off according to your phone’s

Foobot review: Is the indoor air quality monitor any good?

THE GOOD Solid build quality Easy to use Reliable THE BAD Needs more detailed tips Expensive Ever wanted to know how clean the air is

Netgear Arlo review: Keeping a close eye on home

The inevitable deluge of smart home devices has covered three main categories: lighting, heating and home cameras. Whether you’re looking for a security system, or just a

Nest vs Hive: Which is the best smart thermostat?

NEST VS HIVE – WHICH SMART THERMOSTAT SHOULD YOU BUY? Nest and Hive are the two most high-profile smart thermostats for anyone looking to heat

Awair Air Quality Monitor review

PROS Useful LED display Looks great Responds quickly to changes in the air CONS Navigating history is a bit clunky Some tips feel more like

Acer Smart Air Quality Monitor review

PROS Large range of sensors Responds quickly to changes in the air CONS App can be slow to connect Default beeping option is annoying KEY

Netatmo Healthy Home Coach review

PROS Neat app Responds quickly to changes in the air CONS Apple HomeKit integration is limited No IFTTT channel Limited range of sensors KEY FEATURES

SpotCam Sense review

PROS Solid motion detection IFTTT support is great for tinkerers Temperature sensor is useful CONS No local storage Weak mic Geofencing isn’t built-in KEY FEATURES

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

Back in November 2015 Amazon released Amazon Echo, its all-in-one speaker and assistant with Amazon Alexa voice control. And it’s not taken long for other

ASUS Blue Cave Smart Wi-Fi Router Hands-on Review

ASUS didn’t just feature new laptops during Computex 2017, they also showcased smart products like this dual-band Smart Wi-Fi router with a weird design. Meet