smart home

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

Google on the future of Wear OS: Smarter Assistant, deeper health, new hero watch

Expect more frequent updates for the smartwatch operating system Google is rebranding Android Wear to Wear OS, a change to reflect the high number of iPhone

Reolink Argus 2 review: Better than its predecessor in all the right ways

All the impressive features of the original, but now with a rechargeable battery. The Argus 2 is a fantastic option if you want just the

Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Look at the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s the Galaxy S8+. For some the immediate reaction is that Samsung hasn’t evolved this phone since the last

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo showdown

With the launch of the Apple HomePod, and pending the launch of a Bixby speaker, if there will ever be one, the major pieces on

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

The 3 HomePod settings you need to know

Apple’s HomePod has arrived, and while the super-simple setup process may make a great first impression, there are a few other settings and menus it’s

Apple HomePod: Here’s how easy getting started is

If Apple gets anything pitch-perfect with HomePod, its new smart speaker, it’s the setup process. We’ve got our hands on the Apple Music streaming speaker

Here’s everything we know about the next iOS 11 update : iOS 11.3 – Beta 2 adds Battery Health feature on some iPhone models

Updated 02/07/18: Apple has released Beta 2 to the public. The big addition in this release is the Battery health feature on some iPhone models.

Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that’s just not smart enough

The Apple HomePod is a £319/$424 speaker with Siri built-in. It plans to take on not only the much-cheaper Amazon Echo and Google Home but systems like Sonos too. Apple wants to deliver not only

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

10 Awesome Amazon Echo Accessories You Need

Discover how to pimp your Amazon Echo with everything from Nebular Skinz to Automated Toast Making… So you’ve just got to grips with your new

Which Amazon Echo smart speaker should I buy?

Amazon is spoiling us for choice with its wide range of Echo smart speakers – we explain which Echo is best for you Amazon’s family

August Doorbell Cam Pro 2 review: This is a good-looking video doorbell

August’s latest smart doorbell is impressive, but it’s not perfect. The August Doorbell Cam Pro 2 provides a sharp, clear picture of what’s happening on

Ring Floodlight Cam review: An excellent choice—if you’re living in Ring’s ecosystem

If you’re already using one of Ring’s doorbell cameras or spotlight cams, this porchlight replacement will be a great addition. The Ring Floodlight Cam is

66 Audio Pro Voice wireless headphones review: Alexa moves out of the smart home

Wearing these on-ear cans is like strapping a pair of Echos to your head. 66 Audio’s Pro Voice headphones deliver a fantastic audio performance for

Checkup time: What Apple, Samsung and the rest are doing with digital health

What are the big companies up to in digital health? One of the big trends right now in technology, and wearables like fitness trackers in particular, is

Best soundbars to improve your TV’s audio

TV speakers suck, but not everyone has the room—or the budget—for an A/V receiver and six or more loudspeakers. A soundbar can fit under or

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

iOS 11.3: Six reasons you should be excited

Apple has announced the iOS 11.3 developer beta, and there’s plenty to get excited about for iPhone, iPad, and smart home fans. Whether you’re an

The best budget fitness trackers 2018

Activity tracking is cheaper than you think: Huawei, Fitbit, Xiaomi and more… So you want a fitness tracker but you don’t want to spend big

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

Best Smart Speakers of 2018: the Pros and the Cons

At CES 2018, the usual circus of new products, experimental devices, and moonshot projects seem to have a common undertone: AI assistants. At almost every

Amazon Echo Spot vs Echo Show: Which is the best Alexa smart display?

The Amazon Echo Spot is finally on sale in the UK. A cross between the Echo Show and Echo Dot, the Spot is intended as an Alexa-powered

LG W8 OLED TV hand-on review: Signature set brings processor, voice-control and HDR enhancements

The world’s largest technology show, CES, has long been known as the place to unveil brand new tellies. Which is exactly what LG did at

Jabra Elite 65t hands-on review

Key Features Review Price: £149.99/$204 Four-microphone array Truly wireless design Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri support 5-hour battery life and 10 hours from the

Maximus Camera Floodlight review: Brand X is trying harder

It’s been around for years, but now it’s doing more to earn your attention. Pros High-quality security camera Floodlights illuminate a large area Two-way communication,

Echo Show vs Lenovo Smart Display vs JBL Link View: New year, new smart display devices

While Amazon’s Alexa is liberally stamping itself all over the world of technology, the fight isn’t yet over, with Google staging what might look like the defence of

Lenovo Smart Display hand-on review: Google Assistant takes on the Amazon Echo Show

It was only a matter of time before Google answered Amazon’s call in the screen-based smart home market. The Lenovo Smart Display is exactly that: the first Google

Samsung SmartThings Link for Nvidia Shield TV review: A cheap smart home hub with one inherent shortcoming

The SmartThings dongle for the The Nvidia Shield TV is less expensive than a full-sized smart home hub, but it’s capabilities aren’t quite equal. Pros