smart home

What is 5G? Why 2019 is the year that mobile will change forever

5G has been a long time coming, but this year, we should finally get to see the first true 5G services launch and the 5G

Hive View Outdoor Review

Hive is continuing its expansion into the smart home with this, its first outdoor security camera. With similar good looks to the indoor model, the

Best of CES: The coolest smart home and home entertainment gear we saw

CES 2019 has been inundated with all the product categories TechHive cares about, but we separated the mundane from the amazing to name the very

Lenovo Smart Tab P10 first look: A tablet and smart home hub rolled into one

Lenovo’s Smart Tab P10 has a neat party trick – it features Amazon Alexa, meaning when it’s docked with the included speaker, it essentially turns

CES 2019: Everything you need to know about CES Las Vegas this year

CES 2019 Preview: Latest news, rumours and what to expect at CES Las Vegas this year CES in Las Vegas is the biggest, glitziest and

Abode Starter Kit Review

There’s been a resurgence in smart home security solutions this year, with August, Nest, Ring, and Samsung SmartThings all announcing lines. Of course, companies like Abode are old hands at smart security, selling

Amazon Echo Show vs Google Home Hub: One of these smart displays is better than the other

Each device has its strengths and weaknesses, but only one smart display can be called “best.” Smart speakers are great, but smart displays are even

Marshall Stanmore II Voice Review : If you want to really do your music justice, look no further

What is the Marshall Stanmore II Voice? Proof that smart speakers don’t have to blend into the background, Marshall’s £350 Stanmore II Voice is big,

JBL Link 10 Smart Speaker Review: Gateway to the Smart Home Life?

We check out JBL’s most affordable smart speaker offering! Since IFA 2017, smart speakers have been rising in popularity. Aside from Google, brands like Anker,

Riva Concert Review

Riva’s mains-powered Concert joins a long list of wireless speakers whose aim is more than to just play you music. With Alexa onboard you can play music

Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: Which is better?

So you’re in the market for a low-cost smart home speaker, but you aren’t sure where to begin. While Google may have arrived late to

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro review: Sharp video leaves a positive impression

The doorbell is a great addition to a SimpliSafe security system or as a stand-alone unit The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro is a wired doorbell

Amazon Echo Plus 2.1 stereo system review

Amazon delivers a convenient, flexible sound system, but what about its audio? When Amazon recently announced an absolute stack of new Echo products – everything

Ring Video Doorbell Pro review

With the evolution of both surveillance camera technology and cloud storage, and as the term ‘porch pirate’ has become mainstream, the video doorbell is emerging

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) Review

A funky new design and more useful smart hub make this a more interesting smart speaker What is the Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen)? 2017’s

Amazon Echo Show 2nd Gen Review (2018): Alexa the screen star

PROS Big, bright display is significantly larger than 1st Gen Great audio with plenty of bass Alexa’s display-capable skills have improved considerably Smart home hub

Vizio P Series Review

PROS Built-in TV Tuner Full-Array Local Dimming across all sizes (zone number varies) 120 Hz (up to 240 Hz) refresh rate Chromecast built-in Upcoming Vizio

JBL Link View review: The smart speaker for stereo fans

This is the best-sounding Google Assistant-powered smart speaker. JBL’s Link View is the best-sounding, display-equipped, Google Assistant-powered smart speaker today. But who knows how long

Arlo Audio Doorbell vs Nest Hello vs Ring Video Doorbells: What’s the difference?

Nest Hello is the video doorbell from Nest. The company already offers various smart home devices including its popular Learning Thermostat and various cameras for both indoor and

New Amazon Echo Plus hand-on review: New design, better speakers

The Echo Plus has been given a redesign. When it launched last year it was somewhat confusing that it used the old standard Echo design

Amazon Echo Show (2018) vs Amazon Echo Show (2017): What’s the difference?

Amazon has updated its year-old Echo Show (2017) with a gorgeous new model that has a fresh look and beefier sound. But how do these

Here are all the new Amazon devices out to buy or preorder now

Amazon revealed a flurry of new Echo, Fire TV, and and Alexa devices this week, now a bunch are up for sale. Below we’ve run

Everything Amazon just announced: Echo, Alexa, Fire TV, and more

Amazon took a blunderbuss approach to their device event this morning, so we’re going to attempt to nutshell the lot. Revealed today were a whole

TP-Link EAP245 Access Point Review

The TP-Link EAP245 has been around for almost a year, so it had enough time to find its place among the other AC1750 3×3 wireless

BMW Vision iNEXT previews 2021 EV

Five days, three continents, and four cities: Munich, New York, San Francisco, and Beijing. It may sound like the itinerary of a famous rock band’s

Garmin Speak Plus Review: Alexa and a dash cam make a mighty fine co-pilot

It’ll keep you company and help you stay in your lane. With Alexa, a dash cam, and a constant eye on the road, the Garmin

Best smart analogue watches 2018 : Helping you pick a traditional watch with added connected smarts

What’s the difference between a smartwatch and a hybrid smartwatch? They might sound like the same thing, but they are different and there is a

The Best of IFA 2018

IFA 2018 draws to a close, and as always there’s no shortage of fresh gadgetry to choose from at the Berlin technology show. Laptops, smart

New Sonos Amp gives pro-audio some streaming power

Sonos has revealed a new connected amplifier, the Sonos Amp, delivering streaming music, AirPlay 2 support, and more for installations where third-party speakers are preferred.

4 Reasons to Buy the Amazon Fire 7 & 5 Reasons Not To

Should you buy the Fire 7 tablet with Alexa? This is what you need to know before you buy or gift the 7-inch Fire Tablet with