smart home

Nvidia Shield review

PROS Small, compact design Controller and remote included 4K and HDR support GeForce Now cloud streaming is great Best TV box for gaming CONS Smart

In 2017, Laptops Are Cool Again

CES, the consumer electronic industry’s preeminent trade show, sets the tone for the year in tech. In 2017, for the first time in a while,

The best Amazon Alexa devices : Our pick of an ever-growing range of connected tech using Alexa Voice Service API

If there was a theme of CES 2017 it was Alexa-enabled smart tech. If Alexa hasn’t invaded your home yet, expect her to do so

Sony KD-65A1 hands on

On the Sony stand, we made a beeline for the KD-65A1, the 65in model in the company’s new A1 series of 4K OLED TVs. 75 and

And finally : Apple Watch Series 3 detailed and more

A roundup of the week’s rumour mill and some of the lesser stories from CES 2017 It’s been a crazy few days in the tech

OnePlus 3T vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Battle of the big phones

OnePlus 3T is the latest phone from the original market disruptors, and comes as one of our most highly recommended smartphones of the year. It

Google Wifi Review: Meet mesh networking’s new star

PROS Easy to setup and manage Family-friendly features Solid mesh network performance Affordable for a mesh system CONS Performance doesn’t equal high-end routers at closer

Samsung Gear S3 review : Can the Samsung Gear S3 beat the Apple Watch and Android Wear?

PROS Classy design Swift performance High-quality display Battery life CONS Size and weight Lack of apps Comfort during exercise KEY FEATURES 1.3-inch 360 x 360

Samsung SmartThings review

PROS Simple-to-use app Incredibly flexible Powerful developer community CONS No easy way to disable alarm without the app or Presence Sensor Third-party integrations can be

WINK HUB 2 REVIEW

HIGHS Compatible with lots of devices Future-proofed with Thread Lots of memory Easy to set up LOWS No battery backup Pairing can be a pain

Best 4K Ultra-HD TVs 2016

If you want the ultimate detailed picture, 4K or ultra-HD TVs are the sets to buy. They pack four times more pixels (3840 x 2160)

Living with Google Home review

The Google Assistant has been bundled into the browser, added into Android, and squeezed into Android Wear: now, it’s getting a sleek object d’art for

Hive Active Heating 2 review

OUR VERDICT Hive Active Heating is simple, stylish and smart. It’s easy to use and offers a great way to make your home smarter. And

Humax Eye review

PROS Small and compact design Decent video and image quality Easy-to-use app Free cloud storage CONS Switching on night-vision triggers motion detection Slow to access

Xiaomi Yi Dome Camera Review – When Art is combined with Lenses

The Xiaomi Yi Dome Camera is the latest surveillance camera from Xiaomi. It’s actually called Yi Dome Camera publicly because Yi Technologies, the makers of this camera

And finally : Samsung gives us big hope for the Gear S4 and more

Welcome to another And finally, where we mop up all the rumours, murmurs and smaller stories of the week. Over the past seven days we’ve

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What’s the difference?

It didn’t take long for a tech company to copy Amazon Echo. Amazon’s voice-activated speaker is a critical success, and so it wasn’t too surprising

Philips Hue Motion Sensor Review

PROS Easy to set up Flexible lighting scene options Long battery life CONS Only works with Hue ecosystem Occasional brief lag in response to motion

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Gen) Review: Alexa goes everywhere

PROS Most affordable way to get Alexa functionality Fast, accurate voice recognition Aggressive roll-out of new skills CONS No digital audio output Audio cable not

Best Wi-Fi Routers 2016

There’s a traffic jam in your home, with a wide array of connected devices — from smartphones and tablets to laptops and media streamers —

Amazon Echo and Echo Dot hands on

It’s 18 months since the Amazon Echo launched in the US, adding a wireless Bluetooth speaker to Amazon’s increasingly disparate spread of products and services

Crowdfund this : Wearable Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns to keep an eye on

If you’re looking for the most interesting wearable projects looking for funding on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or other crowdfunding platforms, you’ve come to the right place.

10 Uses for an Old Android Tablet

Your old Android tablet just isn’t good enough to be your daily driver anymore, but it isn’t valuable enough to trade in or sell on

How to Download and Install iOS 10 on an iPad

UPDATE, Sept. 13, 1:45PM ET: You might want to wait before updating to iOS 10, as we’re seeing reports of the update bricking devices from within and outside

iOS 10 review

PROS Deeper 3D Touch integration Siri is finally open to devs The Home app is great Native apps can be deleted CONS Notifications still beaten

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What’s the difference?

iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S: What’s new? Apple’s traditional September event has just come to an end and, as expected, the iPhone 7 is here.

iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: Which is best?

iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: Apple’s 2016 smartphone takes on the Samsung Galaxy flagship in the ultimate iOS vs Android face-off. Earlier this year, Samsung

Logitech Pop Review: A smarter button for the IoT

PROS Smart convenience of a programable button Hub means smartphone only needed for setup Expansion potential with Harmony Hub CONS Expensive for a switch Setup

Tizen v Android Wear : Which smartwatch OS is right for you?

It’s fair to say no-one has answered the smartwatch question yet. But in Google’s Android Wear and Samsung’s Tizen OS, we have two very different

iOS 10 : 8 tips, tricks and secret features you need to know about

Master iOS 10 with these tips, tricks, and secret features iOS 10, Apple’s latest and most likely greatest, mobile OS is here. Well, sort of.