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Samsung SmartThings V3 Review

One of the most frustrating things about building a smart home is finding a way to automate and control everything centrally. It’s a problem that

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

Samsung AKG VL5 Review

A two-channel wireless smart speaker with distortion cancelling technology and tuning by AKG What is the Samsung AKG VL5? The Samsung AKG VL5 two-channel wireless

Samsung SmartThings Wifi: 5 things you should know

Samsung wants to tame your smart home and end your WiFi deadspots, with its new SmartThings Wifi mesh router system. Promising not only smoother internet

Samsung’s Galaxy Home will live or die by AI

Samsung’s Bixby speaker didn’t look like anything we expected, with the Galaxy Home a bulbous alien egg promising to take on Apple’s HomePod, Amazon’s Echo,

Samsung Unpacked 2018 wrap-up: Everything you need to know

Samsung’s big Note 9 announcement took place today, and the 6.4-inch smartphone brought along some surprises too. We knew the latest Galaxy Note would take

Galaxy Watch coming: what we want from Samsung’s next smartwatch

While we’re counting down to Samsung’s Unpacked event this Thursday, the company is already dropping hints at something big coming later this month. It might

Best smart speakers: Which delivers the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

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

2018 ​Garmin Fenix 5 tips and tricks : Hidden features to make your Fenix 5 sports watch even more powerful

The Garmin Fenix 5 is one of the most advanced sports watches you can buy, and it’s jam-packed with features for running, cycling, swimming, golf

TP-Link Deco M9 Plus review: This mesh router doubles as a smart home hub

There’s dedicated wireless backhaul along with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth radios inside, but Z-Wave gets no love. TP-Link’s Deco M9 Plus delivers fast mesh networking,

Apple Watch 3 vs Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Comparison

The Apple Watch 3 and the Samsung Gear 3 Frontier are proof that the Samsung vs Apple rivalry has transcended the smartphone area and it

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

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. The Nvidia

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

Panasonic KX-HN6002EW review

Rather like Samsung’s successful SmartThings home monitoring kit, Panasonic has launched its own system that puts the emphasis on security and in this starter pack

Netgear Arlo Pro review

There’s a lot to love about Netgear’s $250/£300 Arlo Pro security camera. Its rechargeable battery is simpler to deal with than the original Netgear Arlo’s

WINK HUB 2 REVIEW

Many smart-home hubs are squat and puck-like, designed to live near your router. The Wink Hub 2 is tall and thin and meant to sit

Samsung squeezes Dolby Atmos into slim CES soundbar

Samsung has baked Dolby Atmos into its latest soundbar, kicking off CES 2016 with a fresh batch of music and movie focused audio tech. The

Samsung Gear S2 hands-on: Tizen teaches Android Wear circles

    Samsung’s no stranger to the smartwatch, but it’s taken the arrival of the Gear S2 for it to finally embrace circular displays. There

Meet Mycroft, an open-source smart-home AI platform

The idea of a single product quarterbacking all of the connected gadgets in your home is an appealing one, but smart home hubs from names

SmartThings iOS app adds Apple Watch capabilities

  The few of you out there with Apple Watches and SmartThingsdevices can rejoice – all will work together peacefully by this afternoon. The team