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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

Netgear Arlo Pro review

THE GOOD: Netgear’s $250/£300 Arlo Pro provides indoor and outdoor security monitoring in a single camera. You get seven days of free event-based cloud storage,

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

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

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

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.

Samsung UN65KS9800FXZA LCD Ultra HDTV Review

THE VERDICT In some important respects, Samsung’s new top-of-the-line TV improves upon the company’s previous flagship, and at a lower price. When we last reviewed

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

Samsung 2016 Tizen Smart TV System Review

Pros Lovely interface New Smart controller is great Plenty of apps including 4K & HDR Intuitive to use, mostly IoT integration is promising Cons Currently

Amazon Tap Review : Too Much Work

THE GOOD Smart and helpful Alexa smart assistant baked in Easy setup Works over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Wireless charging THE BAD Not hands-free like Echo