smartthings

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 Galaxy Home: Bixby speaker official, coming “soon” to challenge HomePod

Samsung has revealed the Galaxy Home speaker – a Bixby-powered answer to the Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod devices. Here’s everything you need to know.

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

Samsung Galaxy Watch: All there is to know about the Gear S3 successor

The Gear S4, otherwise known as the next device in Samsung’s Gear wearable range, is dead. At least, that’s according to recent leaks, which suggest that

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,

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

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

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

nCube Home Review

Pros  Unifies control of multiple devices into one app  Smart automation via ‘Cubes’ routines Cons  Manufacturer-provided apps are generally better  Slightly buggy interface at times

Can anyone beat Amazon in the smart speaker game?

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

This is what the big wearable tech companies should do next

If we were in charge, these are the big calls we’d make for Apple, Fitbit and others Just imagine for a moment that you had

CES 2018 : All the biggest wearable tech announcements so far – UPDATE (Day 3)

We round up the latest smartwatch, VR and hearable unveilings from Vegas What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, they say. But after seeing a

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. Pros

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