smart home

Denon HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar review: Alexa, play ‘Jurassic Park’

Amazon Alexa, AirPlay2, and Heos make Denon’s HomeCinema HS2 a feature-rich package. Denon’s HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar and wireless subwoofer is a solid, feature-rich audio

Samsung SmartThings Wifi: 5 things you should know

Samsung wants to tame your smart home and end your WiFi deadspots, with its new SmartThings Wifi mesh router system. Promising not only smoother internet

Pixel Watch investigation: Everything we know, and what it needs to succeed

Google’s making a hero smartwatch, but what could it be like? Wear OS is in a period of transition. We know that Google is working to make its

Samsung Galaxy Home: Bixby speaker official, coming “soon” to challenge HomePod

Samsung has revealed the Galaxy Home speaker – a Bixby-powered answer to the Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod devices. Here’s everything you need to know.

Samsung Unpacked 2018 wrap-up: Everything you need to know

Samsung’s big Note 9 announcement took place today, and the 6.4-inch smartphone brought along some surprises too. We knew the latest Galaxy Note would take

Galaxy Watch coming: what we want from Samsung’s next smartwatch

While we’re counting down to Samsung’s Unpacked event this Thursday, the company is already dropping hints at something big coming later this month. It might

Samsung Galaxy Watch: All there is to know about the Gear S3 successor

The Gear S4, otherwise known as the next device in Samsung’s Gear wearable range, is dead. At least, that’s according to recent leaks, which suggest that

D-Link HD Wi-Fi Camera (model DCS-8010LH) review: An entry-level camera with a steep learning curve

D-Link’s DCS-8010LH is an affordable option for smart home enthusiasts, but it might be too complicated for those who just want a simple entry-level security

Best smart speakers: Which delivers the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

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

2018 ​Garmin Fenix 5 tips and tricks : Hidden features to make your Fenix 5 sports watch even more powerful

The Garmin Fenix 5 is one of the most advanced sports watches you can buy, and it’s jam-packed with features for running, cycling, swimming, golf

Lenovo Smart Display Review: Show & Tell for the Google Assistant

PROS Lenovo’s design is sleeker than Echo Show 10-inch touchscreen is bright and colorful Google Assistant is increasingly full-functioned Privacy shutter for camera is welcome

5 Ways Lenovo Smart Display is unique

Lenovo Smart Display is a product looking for a market – just like the Amazon Echo Show. It rolls with the Google Assistant voice search

Wear OS on iPhone: Our guide to getting your iOS smartwatch fix

What you can and can’t do with Wear on iOS and what devices will work Wear OS by Google lets iPhone users pair a Wear

Best video doorbell: Nest vs. Ring vs. August and all the rest

Which video doorbell deserves to be mounted next to your front door? Your front door is the gateway to your home, so it needs to

Best budget fitness trackers: Xiaomi, Fitbit, Huawei and more

If you’re looking for a budget fitness tracker – or cheap Fitbit – there are some decent options out there. Whether it’s imports from China

Lynx Solar outdoor security camera review: This off-the-grid camera includes free cloud storage

This home security camera runs entirely on solar energy and will store footage locally if your Wi-Fi goes down. The Lynx Solar Cam is an

Amazon Echo Dot vs Google Home Mini : Here’s what to know before choosing a smart speaker.

You’ve just noticed a great price on an Amazon Echo Dot or Google Home Mini smart speaker. Should you buy one? The prices are intended

Brinno SHC1000 Peephole Camera review: Combat porch pirates with this concealed camera

With integrated knock and motion sensors, this upgraded peephole camera will detect wrongdoers darkening your door. The Brinno SHC100 Peephole Camera is am easy—but expensive—way

Misfit Command review : Misfit takes another swing at the hybrid

The Misfit Command sports a beautiful, fun-to-wear design that’s also eye catching, and there are enough smarts here to actually be helpful. Misfit Link is

Xiaomi Mi Home Security Camera review: An exceptionally inexpensive full-featured choice

This budget-priced 1080p security camera has all the features of those three times its price, plus a few more. The Mi offers flexible, full-featured home

iLuv Aud Click Review

Pros  Small size  Integrated Alexa Cons  Alexa only works on home network  So-so audio performance  Comparatively short battery life Key Features Review Price: £37/$50 Amazon

Dyson Pure Cool Tower review: The ultimate way to stay cool this summer?

Pros  Quiet and automatic operation  Smooth air output  Reversible airflow  Provides lots of information about air quality Cons  Comparatively expensive  Few onboard controsl Key Features

Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: Alexa, hide the remote

PROS Alexa makes a capable media navigator Setup is straightforward Still get many of Alexa’s other Skills Competitively priced CONS Not a fully-fledged Echo IR

TP-Link Deco M9 Plus review: This mesh router doubles as a smart home hub

There’s dedicated wireless backhaul along with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth radios inside, but Z-Wave gets no love. TP-Link’s Deco M9 Plus delivers fast mesh networking,

Channel Master Stream+ review: The ups and downs of an Android TV DVR

A decent subscription-free DVR for cord-cutters, held back by Google, Netflix, and Amazon. The Stream+ is a fairly inexpensive way to record free over-the-air channels,

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

How to Downgrade macOS Mojave Beta to macOS High Sierra

You can downgrade the macOS Mojave beta to macOS High Sierra easily if you need to go back to a stable version on your Mac. If you are

Best Fitbit Ionic apps: The top apps for you to download on your new smartwatch

Deezer, New York Times, Philips Hue and more The Fitbit Ionic wasn’t just the company’s entry into the world of smartwatches – it also debuted

5 Quick new features in macOS Mojave

We’ve learned all about the new macOS Mojave this morning at WWDC 2018. Now it’s time to run down the most important bits right out

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Review: An affordable Galaxy S9 alternative, but is it good value?

Pros  Bold screen  Fast camera Cons  Poor GPU for the price  Just okay low-light photos  Limited storage Key Features *** NOTE : £1 = $1.33 (correct