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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

Blu Vivo X Review

Blu’s latest phone is the Vivo X, an affordable flagship that boasts a 6-inch screen, 4 cameras, and a massive battery. If you’re turned on

RK3328 vs S912: Which Chipset Reigns Supreme?

With the hotly anticipated release of Android TV boxes featuring Rockchip’s new quadcore RK3328 processor, everyone’s been wondering how it compares to Amlogic’s popular octa-core

Roku Ultra vs Apple TV 4K vs Nvidia Shield: Face-Off

Streaming dongles are more powerful and affordable than ever, but if you want a truly premium viewing experience, a full-fledged box is the way to

Dell Latitude 7389 2-in-1 Review

Pros / Rock-solid performance; Decent battery life; Lots of ports Cons / Clunky keyboard; Drab design Verdict / The Dell Latitude 7389 2-in-1 is a

2017 BMW 7 Series review

THE GOOD: The 2017 BMW M760i mixes a powerful engine with extraordinarily comfortable ride characteristics, including a system that examines the road ahead and adjusts the

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

Lenovo ThinkCentre M910z Review: An Affordable All-in-One for Work

THE GOOD Flexible, articulated stand Easy access to ports and controls Security-friendly storage options THE BAD 1080p display only No discrete graphics option Plastic construction

Philips 9603 OLED TV Hands-on Review

Key Features 900 nits peak brightness 4K UHD resolution OLED panel Three-sided Ambilight 65-inch screen size HDR10 and HLG compatible Although it only launched its

Synology DS416play NAS review: multimedia cloud at your fingertips

PROS Design and Hybrid RAID makes it easy to hot swap drives Solid file transfer speeds 4K online transcoding on the fly DiskStation Manager (DSM)

Honor 9 Review: Watch out, OnePlus

THE GOOD Great battery life Smooth performer Compact and shiny Smart software THE BAD Fragile back Jittery video Our Honor 9 review takes an in-depth

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 review

OUR VERDICT The Asus ROG Zephyrus sets a high bar for powerful, thin gaming laptops with exceptional performance, whisper quiet operation and a truly innovative

Tivoli Audio Model One Digital review: Big sound from a small footprint

It’s a little short on extra features, but it sounds beautiful whether it’s streaming music from services like Spotify and Tidal or from your own

How Much RAM Do You Really Need?

“How much RAM do I need?” It’s one of the most frequent questions asked by anyone buying or upgrading a PC, and while there are

Zappiti Duo (2017) 4K HDR Media Streaming Player Review : Going from strength to strength

Pros Relatively simple to set up Excellent build quality Comprehensive connections Good, back-lit remote 4K HDR support Immersive audio capability Frame-packed 3D is no issue

Russound MCA-88X Streaming Housewide Audio Controller Review

PRICE $3,499 ($4,477 as reviewed) AT A GLANCE Plus Fast setup/programming Supports modern and legacy sources Integrates with many third-party systems AirPlay gives virtually unlimited

6 key features of the new Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick is faster, smarter and fluent in Alexa. Here are all the new features you need to know about. Amazon has

Control4 EA-1 Home Automation System Review

PRICE $600 AT A GLANCE Plus 50 context-sensitive programmable buttons on remote IR, serial, and IP-based control Amazon Alexa voice-control integration Minus Controller generates a

What Is Kodi? Everything You Need to Know

Kodi has slowly but surely made an impression on anyone who wants to share content around the home. The service has actually been available since

Hands on: Samsung Chromebook Pro review

OUR EARLY VERDICT The marriage between Chrome OS and Android has culminated into the Samsung Chromebook Pro, a device that perfectly rides the line between

Onenuts Nut 1 Android TV Box Review

Pros Good gaming and media playback support Feature-packed remote Attractive blue metal case Cons Netflix limited to 480p No Automatic Framerate Switching in Kodi Buggy

HP Stream 14 Review

THE GOOD: The inexpensive HP Stream 14 is an attractive, lightweight 14-inch Windows laptop with a long battery life and performance good enough for basic

SAMSUNG UN55KU7000 4K ULTRA HD TV REVIEW

HIGHS Brilliantly intuitive smart interface Rich and accurate color Sexy design Excellent 4K rendering Ergonomic, stylish remote LOWS Average black levels impact contrast Flattened shadow

11 Reasons to Buy an NVIDIA Shield

When it comes to entertainment boxes, you generally have two options. On one hand, you could go with a relatively inexpensive media streaming box like

Chromecast vs Fire TV Stick vs Roku Stick: Face-Off

If you want to keep your entertainment center elegant and minimalist without sacrificing a huge selection of channels, consider a streaming stick. These small HDMI

Chromecast 2 vs Chromecast Audio: What’s the difference?

Google recently launched two very similar-looking streaming devices in the Chromecast 2 and the Chromecast Audio. Here’s how they differ. When it came to following

Roku 4 review: The ultimate 4K accessory for your shiny new TV

THE GOOD The Roku 4 delivers 4K video, promising the best-quality video streams available today. It has more 4K-capable apps than other devices and makes

Amazon Fire HD 10 Review – Only Amazon addicts need apply

Amazon’s largest ever tablet is also the company’s thinnest, and as you’d expect the Fire HD 10 does its level best to be the perfect

Audi’s 496HP e-tron quattro concept previews 2018’s all-electric SUV

Audi has taken the wraps off its vision of the perfect electric SUV, the Audi e-tron quattro concept, delivering more than 310 miles of range

New Amazon Fire TV with microSD leaked in FCC listing

An FCC listing has once again spilled the beans on an upcoming tech device, this time a possible new Fire TV from Amazon. The listing,