smart home

Alexa vs. Google Assistant vs. Siri: Why Google Wins

As if managing our interpersonal relationships weren’t already challenging enough, now we have to worry about talking to artificial people as well. But which is

Plume SuperPods review : Wi-fi boosting hexagons

Your home wi-fi network is the heart of your household. From smartphones to smart home, an increasing number of our devices are so reliant on

Google Nest Hello tips and tricks: Get the most out of your Nest video doorbell

Google Nest offers several products within its smart home portfolio, including the Hello video doorbell that not only offers a great design, but some excellent

Xiaomi Mi AirDots Pro Review: Anti AirPods

Xiaomi is just huge. They have a gadget for pretty much everything; smartphones, lamps, smart home tech, robot vacuums, you name it! If there is

TP-Link Kasa Cam Outdoor KC200 review: an affordable, easy-to-install outdoor security camera

Smart home product and router manufacturer TP-Link impressed us with its indoor security camera about a year ago, which also marked its foray into the

Second-gen vs. third-gen Echo Dot: What’s the difference?

Debating whether to buy a second- or third-generation Dot? Trying to decide whether to stick with the second-gen Dot or upgrade to the third-gen version?

Nest Hub Max: Hands-on with this camera-clad display

Google revealed the Next Home Hub today, and with it, they re-shuffled their branding for smart home products. Now we’ve got a bigger Nest Hub

Logitech Harmony Express universal remote control review: Practical, but not perfect

It’s not the be-all, end-all of universal remote controls, but it’s plenty powerful for most people’s needs—and Alexa is onboard to lend a helping hand.

Mi Home Security Camera Basic VS Mi Home Security Camera 360 Degree: Comparing the two smart home surveillance cameras from Xiaomi

India’s smart home devices market is on an upswing. While completely automated homes are still a ways away, smart home devices like surveillance cameras, smart

Arlo vs Arlo Pro vs Arlo Pro 2 vs Arlo Ultra: Which security camera should you buy?

Arlo has a growing range of security cameras, each offering something slightly different. You get free cloud storage of HD video for up to five

August View review

When Yale snapped up August Home last year, we were worried that the smart home pioneer would be subsumed into the giant security conglomerate and

IKEA Symfonisk Sonos speakers official: Price, release date, more

Sonos and IKEA have teamed up on a range of affordable connected speakers, and Symfonisk looks likely to bring in a whole new audience to

Bragi’s wearable exit proves just how hard it is to make a true hearable

Is it over to the Apple and thetitans to keep that hearable dream alive? There was an air of inevitability about Bragi’s decision to sell

BT Smart Home Cam Review

While other manufacturers may be going smarter and more expensive with their cameras, the BT Smart Home Cam is something of a throwback to a

Best wireless speakers 2019: Portable, multi-room, smart speakers

Set your songs free with a wireless speaker The category of wireless speakers is a broad church. If you just want something portable for blaring

LG Innofest 2019: The ultimate modern smart home

After a successful run in Seoul last year, LG brought its Innofest event over to Sydney this year. From simply having their shiny new products

Swann Indoor Security Camera review: Advanced performance at an affordable price

This easy-to-use security camera includes advanced motion detection, full HD video, and smart home integration, all for less than $100. As Wi-Fi home security cameras

The best Google Home Mini accessories

The Google Home Mini did what for Google what the Echo Dot did for Amazon: it put an affordable, compact smart assistant into the hands

Lenovo Tab P10 Review

The Lenovo Tab P10 is an affordable Android tablet that, when docked with the optional speaker base, turns into an Alexa smart speaker with a

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