smart home

August Doorbell Cam Pro Review

PROS Sturdy hardware that’s straightforward to install Floodlight is effective Integrates well with other August devices CONS Requires existing doorbell wiring No Apple HomeKit support

Google Home Max vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home: What’s the difference?

After releasing a lone Home smart speaker in 2016, Google added two new products to the mix in 2017 in the form of the Home

Vivint Smart Home review

The Good: Vivint offers a wide array of products that are all compatible with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant and controlled via the Vivint app. The

Google Home Mini Review: The First Great Echo Dot Rival

THE GOOD Attractive design Inexpensive Great audio quality for size Can control Android TVs and Chromecast THE BAD Hard to see status lights from across

Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max : Which Should You Buy?

With the launch of the Mini and the Max, there are now three Google Home devices from which to choose. From controlling dozens of smart

And finally: The Apple Watch could soon monitor your blood pressure

That’s right, it’s time for And finally — your chance to look back on the lighter wearable tech stories from the past seven days. Not only did we see

Nine things you should know about the Google Pixel 2

With all the hype surrounding the release of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and their “world’s highest rated smartphone camera,” it’s easy to lose

Amazon Echo vs Sonos One: Battle of the smart speakers

The Amazon Echo was the original smart speaker. There have been countless rivals and imitators, but it remains one of the most popular options for anyone wanting

Google Home Mini hands-on review

Google’s line-up of smart speakers has trebled and now offers small, medium and large options. We’ve been hands-on with the baby of the bunch, the

Google Pixelbook hands-on review

Key Features Review Price: £999/$1,328 12.3-inch QHD display Chrome OS Seventh gen i5 and i7 options Up to 512GB SSD storage 8-16GB RAM 2x USB

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

Ring Protect vs Nest Secure: Home alarm showdown

Home security is one of the first places many smart home upgraders begin, and the past few weeks have had some high-profile entrants to the

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have “dumb” TVs.

Amazon Echo (original) vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show vs Echo (2017) vs Echo Plus vs Echo Spot: What’s the difference?

Amazon’s Echo lineup is insane at this point. It wasn’t long ago that a voice-controlled speaker and smart home assistant was the stuff of science-fiction,

Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbell vs Doorbell 2 vs Doorbell Pro: What’s the difference?

Nest announced it will be bringing out a video doorbell at some point in 2018, called Hello. The company already offers various smart home devices including its

Amazon Echo (2017) and Amazon Echo Plus hands on review

Amazon is aiming to major on sound quality despite an ultra-low price with its new Echo and Echo Plus speakers. Amazon’s continued effort to put Alexa

Switchmate Bright Review: No-tool smart light upgrade needs work

PROS No-tool, removable way to make lights smarter Installation takes literally seconds Motion sensor adds convenience Can now fit side-by-side on multi-gang switches CONS Bluetooth

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

Nest Hello video doorbell preview: At last, a valid competitor to Ring

Nest has announced a competitor to the Ring video doorbell in the form of the Nest Hello. The new doorbell, which will be available in 2018 in

Apple TV 4K Review: One Powerful (But Pricey) Streaming Box

THE GOOD Fantastic 4K HDR content Intuitive home screen Simple iOS and macOS integration THE BAD Expensive Fiddly remote No digital audio or USB ports

The best Apple Watch face and complication combos : Get the most out of your Apple Watch

Unlike Android Wear, the Apple Watch doesn’t have third-party watch faces. But that doesn’t mean that those looking for the best Apple Watch faces are

August Smart Lock Pro Review

PROS Easy to install Broad smart home compatibility DoorSense is legitimately upgrade-worthy CONS Expensive, especially if you’re upgrading multiple doors Apple HomeKit doesn’t get full

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) Review

Key Features Review Price: £169.00/$253.5 Hands-free Alexa Android with Fire OS 5 1080p screen What is the Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)? This is an

And finally: Blackberry and Timex might be working on a smartwatch together

All the other news of the week Welcome to the end of Apple week. The Cupertino company came out and announced the Apple Watch Series

Magic Leap: Everything we know so far and what we still – STILL – don’t know

Waiting for Magic Leap has been starting to get on everyone’s nerves and we’re sure we’re not alone. Early last year, after a series of

Smart rings: The good, the bad and the ugly in smart jewellery

Connected tech moves to the finger but the results aren’t always perfect While Apple, Fitbit and Xiaomi have ensured that smartwatches and fitness trackers create

Hands on: JBL Link 20 review

OUR EARLY VERDICT With powerful performance, portability and connected smarts, the JBL Link 20 is looking like a solid entry into the growing Google Assistant

Philips 9603 OLED TV Hands-on Review

Key Features 900 nits peak brightness 4K UHD resolution OLED panel Three-sided Ambilight 65-inch screen size HDR10 and HLG compatible Although it only launched its

Hands on: Panasonic SC-GA10 Google Assistant smart speaker review

OUR EARLY VERDICT By focusing on audio quality, the Panasonic SC-GA10 stands out in an increasingly crowded smart marketplace. It might look a little boring,

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