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Netgear Arlo Pro 2 review: This already impressive indoor/outdoor security camera gets better

The second-generation Arlo Pro comes with higher resolution, improved motion detection, and more flexible installation options. The Arlo Pro 2 adds polish to an already

Guardzilla 360 review

The Good: The $230 Guardzilla 360 is outfitted with a 360-degree livestreaming camera; it can see everything in a room at the same time. The camera

Samsung Gear Sport Review

PROS Solid set of fitness-related features Samsung Pay is convenient Circular touchscreen and scroll wheel easy to use Standard 20mm straps CONS Underwhelming design No

Amazon Echo Plus review

The Good: The Echo Plus keeps the original Echo’s design (and its beloved volume ring) while adding in an aux-out jack, a Zigbee radio to control

Harman Kardon Invoke Review: Cortana finds her voice

PROS Great sound quality for music 7 microphone array is accurate Cross-platform and cross-device sync is useful Solid set of launch features CONS No multi-user

Smart speakers – everything you need to know

2017 will be seen as the year of the smart speaker. But what is a smart speaker? And what does it do? We give you

Vivint Smart Home review

The Good: Vivint offers a wide array of products that are all compatible with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant and controlled via the Vivint app. The

Amazon Echo vs Sonos One: Battle of the smart speakers

The Amazon Echo was the original smart speaker. There have been countless rivals and imitators, but it remains one of the most popular options for anyone wanting

The best smart security cameras and systems for your home

Protect your home and family with these connected digital watchers The smart home brings with it more than just voice assistants, smart lights and connected thermostats. Security is a big

Honeywell Lyric W1 Review

Pros Flexible design and positioning Excellent IFTTT channel Easy-to-use app Cons Extension cables are expensive Key Features Review Price: £69/$103.5 Water leak, humidity and temperature

Netgear Arlo Go Review: Roaming Free with 4G

THE GOOD Cellular connection works without Wi-Fi Terrific video quality Intelligent, easy-to-use software Flexible scheduling and modes Geofencing turns camera on/off according to your phone’s

Netgear Arlo review: Keeping a close eye on home

The inevitable deluge of smart home devices has covered three main categories: lighting, heating and home cameras. Whether you’re looking for a security system, or just a

Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8: Rumors vs Reality

This year’s big smartphone war will involve flagships from the two biggest phone makers. Samsung’s Galaxy S8, introduced this spring, is waiting to take on

Nest vs Hive: Which is the best smart thermostat?

NEST VS HIVE – WHICH SMART THERMOSTAT SHOULD YOU BUY? Nest and Hive are the two most high-profile smart thermostats for anyone looking to heat

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

Back in November 2015 Amazon released Amazon Echo, its all-in-one speaker and assistant with Amazon Alexa voice control. And it’s not taken long for other

Amazon Echo vs Apple HomePod vs Google Home: the battle of the smart speakers

Apple has unveiled the new Apple HomePod, its play into the smart speaker space that’s coming later this year for $349 (about £270 or AU$460).

Samsung QNQ7F series review

The Good: The Samsung Q7 QLED TV is one of the best-designed TVs ever, with sleek, modern styling and impeccable fit and finish. The innovative

Amazon Echo vs Google Home – which is better?

Two internet giants are competing to be at the heart of everything you do – from playing music, online shopping and searching the web to

Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8 : Rumors vs Reality

This year’s big smartphone war is between two highly anticipated flagships. Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 will fightApple’s iPhone 8. Collectively, the devices will look to

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Hands-on Review : FIRST IMPRESSIONS – It’s gorgeous

HANDS-ON WITH THE NEW SAMSUNG GALAXY S8+ It’s official, there is no Galaxy S8 Edge – instead there’s the regular Galaxy S8 flagship and the

Samsung Galaxy S8 Hands-on Review : FIRST IMPRESSIONS – This is the future of phones

HANDS-ON WITH THE NEW SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 Phones are stale. Whether it’s an iPhone 7, Huawei P10, Sony Xperia XZ Premium or any other flagship

5 reasons why Google Home will beat Amazon Echo

Google Home is among the most interesting of the search king’s current hardware offerings, not least because it sets the stage for an epic showdown

Panasonic KX-HN6002EW review

OUR VERDICT As an expandable smart home solution with numerous optional sensors, this starter pack has plenty of further potential in terms of protecting an

D-Link Omna review

THE GOOD: D-Link’s $200 Omna security camera captures 180 degrees of zoned motion activity and promptly sends related push alerts. View locally saved videos in

Hikvision Ezviz Mini Plus review

OUR VERDICT With its microSD slot for local data storage, this discrete IP camera is all you need to watch over your property in Full

Raspberry Pi Zero W review

PROS Integrated Wi-Fi Very low price 3D printed case is excellent CONS Requires cable adapters KEY FEATURES Single-core 1GHz CPU 512MB RAM Mini HDMI and

Swann DVR8-5000 review

PROS Excellent video quality Robust hardware CONS DVR is noisy No IFTTT channel Fiddly apps No cloud storage KEY FEATURES 1080p recording 2TB DVR HDMI

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

It’s fair to say that no-one has truly answered the smartwatch question yet. Google’s Android Wear and Samsung’s Tizen OS provide two of the best

Nvidia Shield TV (2017) review: The daddy of 4K HDR media streaming

When the original Nvidia Shield TV came out in 2015 it was far and away the most powerful, most capable media streamer out there. Powered

Logitech Harmony Elite Review

THE GOOD Easy setup Intuitive interface Dedicated smart home buttons Works with huge number of devices THE BAD Heavier than previous version VERDICT If you