smart home

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

LG G7 Review

Pros  Google Assistant button is surprisingly useful  Narrow dimensions make it easy to grip  Fantastic audio through the headphone jack  Proves that OLED isn’t always

Just don’t buy that smart speaker

Alexa isn’t eavesdropping on your every conversation, secretly sharing them with whoever it likes, but even if it was there’s an easy way to avoid

Flic Hub Review

Pros Great app Hub means buttons work for everyone Good smart device support Cons Buttons are quite expensive Fewer services than when you connect the

Best hybrid smartwatches 2018: Fossil, Garmin, Nokia and more

Helping you pick a traditional watch with added smarts What’s the difference between a smartwatch and a hybrid smartwatch? They might sound like the same thing, but

Ring Floodlight Cam vs Maximus Camera Floodlight Comparison

Ring’s Floodlight Cam and the Maximus Camera Floodlight are two of TechHive’s top picks for outdoor smart home surveillance. They’re both great choices, but there

Google I/O 2018: What to expect from Google this year

Formally, Google I/O is the company annual event to connect with developers as well as partners spanning its entire platform and product range. It is

Google Assistant: 12 awesome features you should be using

Google’s A.I. assistant learned some new tricks while you weren’t looking. Google has had voice search features in Android for years, but when Google Assistant

Panasonic SC-GA10 Review

Pros  Premium build  Good sound  Input selection Cons  Separate power brick  Could do with greater power and dynamics Key Features Review Price: £230/$327 Aluminium and

LG G7 ThinQ vs LG G6 – What’s the difference?

The LG G7 ThinQ is the latest flagship from the Korean conglomerate – and boy does it look cool. But with more spec changes and

LG G7 ThinQ first look review – impressive, but is it a Galaxy S9 killer?

Key Features 6.1-inch, QHD+, IPS, 19.5:9 screen Snapdragon 845 CPU 4/6GB (market dependent) 64/128GB storage Dual sensor rear camera with 16-megapixel, 1.6 (OIS) 77 degree

Windows 10 April 2018 update: 5 reasons we’re excited

The Windows 10 April 2018 update is coming, making it to your PC of choice just under the wire, and there are several reasons to

Nest Hello review: A premium doorbell for the paranoid homeowner

Last September, Nest introduced several new offerings aimed at beefing up your home security. There was the Nest Secure alarm system, an outdoor version of its Nest

LG WK7 ThinQ speaker hand-on review: LG’s speaker has the smarts

With smart speakers taking many of the tech headlines in 2017, it’s no surprise to find that LG wants a slice of this pie in 2018. Say hello to

Orbitsound E30 Review

Pros  Packed with extra features  Good sound quality  Looks smart Cons  Airsound causes some audio issues  No smart assistant support  Some rivals at the price

7 Best Wireless Security Camera Systems of 2018

There is much that needs to be considered before purchasing the best wireless security camera for your individual requirements. We hope that the following information

Audi’s e-tron SUV 95 kWh battery makes a debut Tesla would be proud of

Audi gets an A for showmanship, introducing the world’s first 95kWh battery for the upcoming all-electric Audi e-tron SUV in a lighting-filled Faraday cage. Typically,

LG 65SK9500 First Look Review

Key Features 65-inch LCD TV Direct LED lighting with local dimming Native 4K resolution LG Nano Cell colour technology Multiple HDR format support, inc Dolby

Panasonic GA10 review: Google Home, but better

The beauty about Google allowing its voice-controlled Assistant to be added to third-party speakers and headphones is great for multiple reasons: it widens the market

JBL Link 300 review: A smart value

POSITIVES FLAC and WAV support Far-field voice recognition Google Assistant integration Great value Good sound NEGATIVES No aptX support Must be plugged in BOTTOM LINE

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